Actual Window Manager is a suite of over 50 innovative tools, letting users change their interaction with windows in many new exciting ways: minimize windows to tray or to an icon on the desktop, apply transparency, roll up, pin on top, resize, etc.
Version: 8.14.4Actual Window Manager is a desktop productivity suite of over 50 tools, letting users change their interaction with windows in many new exciting ways: minimize windows to tray or screen, apply transparency, roll up, pin on top, auto-align windows, resize, etc. Any of these operations (and many others) can be done in a click on the title buttons, which are added to the standard Minimize / Maximize / Close buttons after the installation.
License: Free To Try $49.95
Operating System: Windows
In addition to buttons, users can set up specific settings to be applied to predefined windows automatically (for example, 50% transparency for Winamp).
Installation and getting started is remarkably easy. Once installed, Actual Window Manager adds its own buttons to the title bar of each window.
By default the program has profiles with the settings for the most popular Windows applications, but users can change these profiles to their preferences or make a profile of their own, which is a breeze to do. To make such changes, one needs to bring up the Configuration window and modify or set up a rule for a particular program, which can be done in a simple, point-and-click manner.
Actual Window Manager is particularly useful when you are simultaneously working with several applications. Switching from one window to another distracts attention, reducing the productivity of work.
Moreover, the taskbar becomes packed with minimized windows. But it is not the case when you have Actual Window Manager on your computer.
You can set it up to minimize windows to tray or on the desktop, roll them up, set up the appropriate level of semi-transparency. If you need to multitask in several applications at once, you can pin all necessary windows on top without the need to bring each one up several times.
And the last but not least: Actual Window Manager is the only window manager that provides the fully featured support for command prompt windows and native 64-bit applications running on any x64 edition of Windows.
Version 8.14.4: 1) Added the ability to apply window settings to tray notifications. 2) Added the ability to customize Virtual Desktop Switcher windows on-the-fly. 3) Restored Open-Shell compatibility. 4) Improved many internal facilities (see the full changelog). 5) Fixed numerous bugs (see the full changelog).
Version 8.14.3: 1) Added: Resizing Virtual Desktop Switcher on-the-fly. 2) Fixed: Search box in tabbed File Explorer. 3) Fixed: Numerous issues in Virtual Desktops. 4) Fixed: Numerous issues with extra title buttons.
Version 8.14.1: 1) Added: Saving clipboard history to a file. 2) Added: Quick copying of window-related information to clipboard. 3) Changed: Revised internal logic of global hook handlers for a better compatibility with multi-core CPUs. 4) Fixed: Notepad got frozen when opened empty in Windows 18362+.
Version 8.14: 1) Added: Interactive Mirroring. 2) Added: Compatibility with newer Windows 10 builds (including Light visual theme support). 3) Added: High DPI support for Configuration and Tabbed Explorer. 4) Fixed: High DPI support in Actual Taskbar and Desktop Divider. 5) Fixed: Title buttons in Office 2019.
Version 8.13.3: 1) Fixed: High CPU consumption by SmartScreen. 2) Fixed: Exclusions stopped working since 8.13. 3) Improved: Tabbed Explorer reacts on Win-Left/Right/Up/Down. 4) Improved: Actual Taskbar and title buttons in RTL languages (Arabic, Hebrew). 5) Fixed: Title buttons in Win10 17763+ and Insider 18267+.
Version 8.13.2: 1) Fixed dwm.exe crash in Windows Vista/7. 2) Improved title buttons placement in Google Chrome. 3) Improved compatibility with Chromium-based apps (Opera/Vivaldi/Yander.Browser, Slack, Spotify). 4) Fixed active window scrolling. 5) Fixed Configuration window look in high DPI resolutions.
Version 8.13: 1) Added auto-restoration of window layout after changing desktop configuration. 2) Reduced system workload on multi-core CPUs. 3) Improved Wrap the Desktop feature. 4) Fixed automatic mode of Save Idle Screens feature. 5) Fixed Drag to Scroll and Easy Dragging/Sizing features.
Version 8.12.2: 1) Improved compatibility with Windows 10 Spring Creators Update.
Version 8.12: 1) Added: New feature Per-application Audio Device Switcher. 2) Changed: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update compatibility improved. 3) Fixed: Extra buttons overlapped the My Account button in Google Chrome 64+. 4) Fixed: Extra buttons in Firefox Quantum got misplaced and drawn in wrong color.
Version 8.11.3: 1) Added: Tabbed Explorer containers can be managed by extra hotkeys. 2) Fixed: Active app might hang forever when rolling mouse wheel. 3) Fixed: (Win10 FCU) Actual Taskbar CPU usage was too high on different DPI monitors. 4) Fixed: (Win10 FCU) Actual Taskbar lost its toolbar arrangement at startup.