Actual 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. 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.
Changelog for this release:
[*] Desktop icons order restoration is improved.
[*] Windows 8: Now Alt-Tab Task Switcher activates the next task surely
even when pressing Alt-Tab instantly.
[-] Windows x64: In some environments, memory might leak gradually in the
[-] Windows 7: Actual Taskbar did not update the file copying progress bar on
Total Commander buttons when copying was finished or canceled.
[-] Windows 7: Actual Taskbar displayed no icon for the buttons that referred
to a missing file shortcut.
[-] Windows 7: Actual Taskbar displayed an incorrect state for AIMP buttons
when AIMP played a radio station.
[-] Windows 8: Scrolling the mouse wheel over Alt-Tab Task Switcher worked
incorrectly if the Scroll Inactive Windows feature was enabled.
[-] After applying the Ignore Deactivation feature to a window, it was
impossible to work with its subwindows (like Open/Save As dialogs).
[-] Dragging the monitor previews on the Monitors Layout and Settings panel
might unwantedly activate the Desktop Divider.
[-] Winamp Library window disappeared after rolling it up.
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