Use Actual Window Minimizer for more practical and effortless window management. The tool offers various ways of manual and automatic window minimization to the system tray or any desktop spot. Avoid taskbar clutter - minimize your windows anywhere!
Version: 8.14.3Actual Window Minimizer was created to bring more convenience in window management, offering new ways for optimizing your workspace that standard Windows functions don't provide.
License: Free To Try $19.95
Operating System: Windows
It lets you minimize any window to the system tray, thus leaving the taskbar empty and your workspace more organized. It's also possible to minimize a window to any space on the desktop.
The tool has different ways of minimization. You can manually turn on the feature with the special Minimize-to-Tray button in window's title bar, via system window command or using the hotkey.
It's also possible to adjust automatic minimization upon window's startup or deactivation. Finally, you can replace the function of default buttons (either Minimize or Close).
The thing particularly helpful for fine-tuning minimization is that the tool can apply individual settings for a single window type.
You can either set options for all windows or adjust minimization properties for particular window types. Such division allows you getting precisely the effect you want from working with the program.
All the adjustments are extremely easy to set as the interface is very close to ideal and takes no time to familiarize with it.
Actual Window Minimizer is also at its best with window compatibility as it supports most of window types, including command prompt windows (also known as console / CMD / DOS ones).
Version 8.14.3: 1) Fixed: Rare random crashes of running apps. 2) Fixed: Numerous issues with extra title buttons. 3) Fixed: Some incompatibility issues with Chromium-based apps.
Version 8.14: 1) Fixed: Office 2013+ apps got frozen after unlocking a user session. 2) Added: Light visual theme support. 3) Added: High DPI support for configuration windows. 4) Fixed: Title buttons in Office 2019 apps, Sticky Notes, Firefox Quantum, Visual Studio 2010+.
Version 8.13.3: 1) Fixed: High CPU consumption by SmartScreen. 2) Fixed: Exclusions stopped working since 8.13. 3) Improved: Title buttons appearance in RTL languages (Arabic, Hebrew). 4) Fixed: Title buttons' placing and coloring 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 Configuration window look in high DPI resolutions.
Version 8.13: 1) Reduced system workload on multi-core CPUs. 2) Improved scaling of Configuration windows on monitors with different DPI resolutions. 3) Fixed extra buttons' reaction on right clicks in Foxit Reader. 4) Fixed detecting free place for extra buttons in Google Chrome in high DPI resolutions.
Version 8.12.2: 1) Improved compatibility with Windows 10 Spring Creators Update.
Version 8.12: 1) Fixed: Extra buttons overlapped the My Account button in Google Chrome 64+. 2) Fixed: Extra buttons in Firefox Quantum got misplaced and drawn in wrong color. 3) Fixed: Some applications (e.g. Malwarebytes) might hang at startup if Actual Window Minimizer was running.
Version 8.11.2: 1) Improved compatibility with Metro (UWP) apps in Windows 10 Creators Update: fixed crashes at startup, improved extra title buttons colors in apps with custom-colored title bars, improved Compact View popup toolbar behavior.
Version 8.11.1: 1) Improved auto-detection of free space for extra title buttons in Google Chrome. 2) Improved Windows 10 compatibility: a) fixed crashes of various apps (like Visual Studio 2010, 2012, 2013 installers and components, iTunes Helper, iPod Service, and others); b) fixed hung Magnifier in Lens mode.
Version 8.11: 1) Added the ability to create specific window settings for Metro (UWP) apps in Windows 10. 2) Added the factory exclusion rule to skip windows with empty captions. 3) Fixed wrong tray icons for Metro (UWP) apps in Windows 10. 4) Fixed the background spellchecking in MS Word 2016.