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: 8.13.3Actual 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 8.13.3: 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.
Version 8.11.2: 1) Improved Windows 10 Creators Update compatibility. 2) Fixed active window minimization via multi-monitor taskbar. 3) Improved Tabbed Explorer. 4) Improved Virtual Desktops. 5) Fixed and improved Multi-monitor Background Slideshow.
Version 8.11.1: 1) Improved Multi-monitor Alt-Tab: now it shows all windows on all monitors. 2) Improved auto-detection of free space for extra title buttons in Google Chrome. 3) Improved usability and compatibility of Tabbed Explorer. 4) Improved Windows 10 compatibility.
Version 8.11: 1) Improved the speed of advanced mouse features on 64-bit multi-core CPUs (8+ real cores). 2) Added the support of system taskbar controls. 3) Added standard tab control hotkeys in Tabbed Explorer. 4) Added the ability to create specific window settings for Metro (UWP) apps in Windows 10.
Version 8.10.2: 1) Added Action Center button on secondary taskbars in Windows 10. 2) Added context menu for Start button on secondary taskbars. 3) Improved monitor selector dialog. 4) Improved title buttons look in Windows 10. 5) Improved compatibility with the recent builds of Windows 10 Insider Preview.