Actual Tools company news

September 23, 2016

New Beta Version is Available

In the 1st beta of Actual Window Manager 8.10 Actual Tools development team proudly presents the long-awaited and many-times-requested feature - tabs for Windows Explorer.

September 6, 2016

New Version 8.9.1 - Service Release

July 22, 2016

New Version 8.9 - Better Support of High-DPI Screens

May 6, 2016

New Version 8.8.2 - Service Release

April 29, 2016

New Version 8.8.1 - Service Release

March 31, 2016

New Version 8.8 - Configuration Windows Upgraded: Web-Like Navigation with Back/Forward Buttons, Incremental Search Box

February 4, 2016

New Version 8.7 - Group Sizing/Dragging of Tiled Windows, Support of Metro Apps in Windows 10, Revamped Navigation in Configuration Window

November 20, 2015

New Version 8.6.1 - Service Release

October 6, 2015

New Version 8.6 - Recycle Bin on Taskbar

August 26, 2015

New Version 8.5 - Windows 10 basic compatibility, the ability to customize the Logon/Lock Screen background image and Default Audio Device Switcher

May 27, 2015

New Version 8.4 - Auto-Detection of Free Place for Extra Title Bar Buttons in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, Gradual Compact View for Extra Title Bar Buttons,

April 24, 2015

Actual Multiple Monitors Promotion Sale at - Only Today Just $14.97 instead of $24.95!

We're excited to announce that Actual Tools will soon be featuring Actual Multiple Monitors on BitsDuJour, a 'deal-of-the-day' website that we've partnered with. BitsDuJour will be offering Actual Multiple Monitors on Friday 24 April, 2015 for $14.97, normally Actual Multiple Monitors is $24.95! If you have any friends who might be interested in Actual Multiple Monitors please let them know about the date. We can't afford to offer this kind of thing often, and it will be available on BitsDuJour for a single day only.

April 17, 2015

How to Get New Windows 10 UI Features in Windows 7/8/8.1

New version 8.3 of Actual Window Manager allows to get new user interface enhancements introduced in Windows 10, like Snap Assist or Virtual Desktops, in any previous version of Windows OS, beginning from Windows XP.

April 15, 2015

New Version 8.3 - Windows 10 UI Features (Snap Assist, Virtual Desktops) in Windows 7/8, Improved Support of High DPIs, Image Previews in Clipboard History

April 6, 2015

Opening a channel with multi-monitor backgrounds on Flickr

Today we have created a Flickr channel with more than 500 awesome multi-monitor wallpapers

December 16, 2014

Actual Multiple Monitors is Finally on Steam!

If you prefer to purchase on Steam then from now you can add Actual Multiple Monitors to your Steam collection of apps and games.

November 1, 2014

New Version 8.2.2 - Service Release

October 24, 2014

New Version 8.2.1 - Service Release

September 22, 2014

New Version 8.2 - Compact View for Title Buttons, Quick Setup, Multi-window Configuration, Better Compatibility with Windows 8.1

April 10, 2014

New Version 8.1.4 - Service Release

March 20, 2014

New Version 8.1.3 - Service Release

March 4, 2014

New Version 8.1.2 - Service Release

February 5, 2014

How to Run Windows Store (Modern, Metro) App in a Window on Desktop

New feature in Actual Multiple Monitors transforms Modern/Metro apps to conventional resizable windows on user’s desktop.

January 31, 2014

New Version 8.1.1 - Service Release

January 22, 2014

New Version 8.1 - Windows 8.1 Compatibility, Windowed Windows 8 (Modern, Metro) Apps, Clipboard History, Hardware-Accelerated Mirroring, Automatic Idle Monitors Saving

August 15, 2013

New Product - Actual File Folders 1.0 - is Available!

Actual File Folders offers two features to improve the folder navigation in Windows: Recent Folders tracks automatically which folders you visited recently and Favorite Folders lets you create the list of shortcuts to the folders you use most.

August 15, 2013

New Version 8.0 - New Licensing Policy, New Upgrade Policy, Support for MDI Windows, Screen Saver on Unused Monitors, Exposé Task Switcher, Enhanced Monitor Selector

April 12, 2013

New Version 7.5.1 - Service Release

March 25, 2013

New Version 7.5 - Hotkeys for Popular System Commands, Put into Divider Tile at Startup, Improved Task Switcher in Windows 8

February 19, 2013

New Version 7.4.3 - Service Release

February 5, 2013

New Version 7.4.2 - Service Release

December 31, 2012

New Version 7.4.1 - Service Release

December 18, 2012

New Version 7.4 - Web Picture Sources for Background Wallpaper Slideshow, Classic Start Menu Integrated for Windows Vista/7/8

December 18, 2012

Actual Multiple Monitors has no Free version anymore

ATTENTION! For registered users of the Pro version 4.x, this update IS FREE. Users of the Free version - please note that since this update, Actual Multiple Monitors is NO LONGER FREEWARE. You can continue using your current free copy of Actual Multiple Monitors but its development and support IS STOPPED. The new version comes with the PRICE CUT DOWN TWICE - 14.95 USD instead of 29.95 USD. You can check all the former Pro version features on your own for free before proceeding with the purchase. Hurry up - the half price offer is limited!

November 22, 2012

New Version 7.3 - Compatibility with Windows 8, 64-bit Actual Taskbar, Files and Folders Developed Further, Improved Minimize-to-Screen Icons

August 16, 2012

New Version 7.2 - Favorite Folders Title Button, Recent Folders Title Button, Improved Stability on 64-bit Systems

July 7, 2012

New Version 7.1 - Custom Groups in Taskbar, Custom Title Buttons, Combo Action, Slideshow Screen Saver

June 25, 2012

How to Play Diablo 3 on Multiple Monitors: Tips and Tricks

Learn how to get some advantage while playing Diablo 3 on multiple displays.

March 13, 2012

New Version 7.0 - Desktop Divider, Revamped UI, Early Windows 8 Support

January 23, 2012

Split the Windows Desktop: How to Divide a Single Large Desktop into Multiple Smaller Ones

Learn how to split the desktop (either single- or multi-monitor) into multiple non-intersecting areas for better windows allocation.

January 18, 2012

Christmas 2011 Giveaway Results

View the list of lucky winners who got their free license for Actual Window Manager 7.0!

November 22, 2011

New Version 6.7.2 - Service Release

November 11, 2011

New Version 6.7.1 - Service Release

October 21, 2011

New Version 6.7 - Plenty of Fixes and Improvements

August 29, 2011

Actual Multiple Monitors is Now Available at Microsoft Pinpoint!

Actual Multiple Monitors passed successfully both Windows 7 Logo tests and Windows 7 Platform Ready tests so it has been approved for Microsoft Pinpoint. Pinpoint helps business customers find technology experts, software applications, and professional services that solve specific business issues and support long-term goals.

August 23, 2011

"Compatible with Windows® 7" logo acquired for Actual Virtual Desktops

Actual Virtual Desktops has been tested to meet all of the technical requirements to be "Compatible with Windows® 7".

August 1, 2011

Actual Multiple Monitors Gone Free!

The best multi-monitor software for Windows 7 becomes freeware!

August 1, 2011

New Version 6.6 - Per Taskbar Settings, Improved Preview Thumbnails, Wrap the Desktop Mouse Tool

July 11, 2011

New Version 6.5.1 - Service Release

May 25, 2011

New Version 6.5 - Multi-monitor Virtual Desktops, Monitor Cloning and Rotation, Advanced Mouse Features

May 12, 2011

Independent Virtual Desktops on Multiple Monitors

Learn how to create and manage virtual desktops independently on each monitor in a multiple display environment.

May 1, 2011

Actual Virtual Desktops 3.0 - Multi-monitor Virtual Desktops

New version 3.0 of Actual Virtual Desktops introduces the new great feature - Independent mode for multi-monitor systems. In this mode, each monitor can have its own set of virtual desktops which can be switched independently from other monitors.

February 11, 2011

New Version 6.4 - Desktop Mirroring

December 17, 2010

Windows 7 Dual Monitor Taskbar: How to Extend Windows 7 Taskbar to a Second Monitor

Learn about Windows 7 features available in multi-monitor taskbar provided by Actual Multiple Monitors 3.0,

November 30, 2010

Follow Us on Twitter!

We are glad to inform you that we have a Twitter account now. Welcome to view the most recent news about Actual Tools in a popular microblogging-style format.

November 19, 2010

New Version 6.3 - The most complete Windows 7 Taskbar on secondary monitors: Jump Lists

August 26, 2010

How to Play StarCraft II on Dual Monitors: Tips and Tricks

Get a better control on StarCraft 2 in a multiple displays environment with Actual Multiple Monitors.

August 4, 2010

New Version 6.2 - The most complete Windows 7 Taskbar on secondary monitors: Buttons' Grouping

June 3, 2010

New Version 6.1 - The most complete Windows 7 Taskbar on secondary monitors: Pin, Peek, Show Desktop

May 18, 2010

"Compatible with Windows® 7" logo acquired for Actual Multiple Monitors

Actual Multiple Monitors has been tested to meet all of the technical requirements to be "Compatible with Windows® 7".

May 1, 2010

New Version 2.1 of Actual Multiple Monitors - Pin to Taskbar, Background Slideshow and More

March 31, 2010

"Compatible with Windows® 7" logo acquired for Actual Window Manager

Actual Window Manager has been tested to meet all of the technical requirements to be "Compatible with Windows® 7".

February 12, 2010

New Version 6.0 - System tray and toolbars mirroring, snap to desktop and other windows

Among other new features, this version offers several truly unique ones: notification area (also known as system tray) mirroring and toolbars on secondary taskbars.

February 1, 2010

New Version 2.0 of Actual Multiple Monitors is Available!

This major update is major indeed: it offers the new level of multi-monitor usability and productivity introducing such unique and exciting features as the ability to display on each secondary taskbar a clone of Windows notification area a.k.a. system tray (with the additional ability to manually reorder tray icons with the mouse), the clock control and the main Taskbar toolbars (such as Quick Launch, Desktop, Windows Media Player, etc.). Also, there are available such useful and eagerly awaited features as classic window snapping (a.k.a. sticky window borders), easy window dragging/sizing with the mouse by holding an arbitrary window point and the semi-transparent taskbar. This version has plenty of fixes and improvements (including the much better stability on Windows x64) so that it appears to be a must-have for any multi-monitor user.

October 27, 2008

Dual Monitors: Dual-Monitor Taskbar, Dual-Monitor Task Switcher and Other Multi-Monitor Enhancements

Find out how Actual Window Manager can improve Windows GUI on a dual-monitor system.

July 18, 2007

Actual Window Manager 5.0 beta 1 is Out!

This 1st beta version of the upcoming major update of Actual Tools products introduces the single but truly amazing feature that is being requested again and again - the fully-featured support for CMD windows (a.k.a. console windows) in Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista!

June 28, 2007

Affiliate Section is Opened!

Join our affiliate program - it is very simple and free!

June 20, 2007

New Version 4.5 - New Level of Automation!

New level of automation with the new powerful Run Keyboard Macro feature, an effective problem-solving Windows Monitoring Log tool, a bunch of very handy features for Tablet PC users, and many other changes and improvements.

May 28, 2007

Organizing Standalone Kiosk Access to Intranet with Actual Window Manager 4.4

Actual Window Manager will help you overcome the complications associated with the Intranet kiosk access.

May 27, 2007

Actual Window Manager 4.4 is a Must-Have Tool for Users of Remote Desktop/Terminal Services

Now unwanted effects can be completely solved or, at least, significantly diminished by Actual Window Manager 4.4.

May 24, 2007

Actual Window Manager 4.5 beta 2 is Out!

This beta introduces the redesigned Index panel, new Run Keyboard Macro feature, new Copy/Paste title buttons, on-the-fly transparency setting, and some minor changes and improvements.

May 7, 2007

Actual Window Manager 4.5 beta 1 is Out!

This beta introduces the new Windows Monitoring tool, new Change Affinity feature for multi-processor systems, new Hide Mouse Pointer feature, and some minor changes and improvements.

April 28, 2007

Actual Window Menu Review by BladedThoth

The greatest part of this application that I found was the ability to set the priority class of the application

April 28, 2007

Get Actual Transparent Window Free with TrialPay!

Want Actual Transparent Window without paying us for it? Just checkout with TrialPay and get it free!

April 16, 2007

New Version 4.4 - New Handy Tools for Remote Desktop/Terminal Services and Cool Visual Effects!

New handy tools for Remote Desktop and cool visual effects!

March 29, 2007

FAQ Section is Updated

The new Configuration sub-section is added.

March 19, 2007

Actual Title Buttons Independent Review

Actual Title Buttons not only has a 'Keep on Top' functionality I was looking for, it does much more.

March 15, 2007

Actual Window Manager 4.4 Beta 3 Is Out!

This beta introduces updated user interface, new Pin-to-Desktop feature and some minor fixes.

February 21, 2007

Actual Window Manager 4.4 Beta 2 Is Out!

This beta introduces the cool transparency transitions feature and also contains many bugfixes.

January 23, 2007

Actual Window Manager 4.4 Beta 1 Is Out!

This beta introduces one major usability improvement and many useful features.

January 19, 2007

Online Demo Section Is Opened!

Learn the tips and tricks of using Actual Tools software effectively with our live demos.

January 10, 2007

Organize Your Desktop In a Neat Way!

Know how to organize your Windows desktop workspace with useful Actual Window Manager window manipulation functions, such as Restrict Placement, Align Window, Resize Window, and others

December 15, 2006

New Version 4.3 - Now Vista-Ready!

Now Actual Tools are fully compatible with Windows Vista and also have the special Windows Terminal Server related feature

November 29, 2006

Actual Window Manager 4.3 Beta 1 Is Out!

Windows Vista Support And Much More!

November 24, 2006

Actual Window Manager in Computer Power User Magazine!

Download and pop it open and youll find yourself immersed in all it offers!

October 10, 2006

New Version 4.2 - With Many Long-Awaited Features!

This version contains many long-awaited features and fixes.

September 20, 2006

Actual Window Manager 4.2 Beta 2 Is Available!

Some fixes and new features are available in this beta

September 10, 2006

Beta-Testing Section Is Opened!

Welcome to Actual Tools Beta-Testing and evaluate the most fresh features of our products!

August 1, 2006

New Version 4.1 - Now With the Multi-Monitor Support!

The new version has many multi-monitor-related features.

June 26, 2006

PC World Magazine Recommends Our Program!

Why wait for Vista? Buy Actual Transparent Window and get the stunning transparency effect right now!

June 20, 2006

How to Make Your Computer Work Faster

Learn more on Priority Control feature of Actual Tools.

June 3, 2006

Online Help is Available Now!

Now everybody can get all the required information about our software online.

May 5, 2006

New Major Version 4.0 Is Released!

Should we say any more?

May 1, 2006

Actual Window Manager 4.0 Beta Test Is Over!

Thanks to all the participants and wait for the final version which is coming soon!

March 13, 2006

Actual Window Manager 4.0 Beta Is Updated!

Update your beta versions or try our new line flagman's beta for free!

February 14, 2006

Actual Window Manager 4.0 Beta Testing

Please, post here your bug reports or suggestion for our new line of products.

December 15, 2005

Transparency Effect: Theory and Practice

Actual Window Manager can be used to solve many problems and is really multifunctional, but in this article we will enlighten one very interesting and convenient feature

December 5, 2005

Actual Window Manager is great, i will use it a lot

Actual Window Manager is great, i will use it a lot

November 30, 2005

Success Story of Edward Chu

I hope that other users would be benefited from this useful toolkit

October 18, 2005

Success Story of Hector Mendoza

I added the translucent effect to some of the windows in the GUI

October 11, 2005

How to Keep Size and Position of Windows

If you often use such folders as My Computer, My Documents, My Network Places etc., if you want to open them where you indicate, our program Actual Window Manager is made for you

October 8, 2005

Optimize Adobe's Acrobat Reader by means of New Functional Buttons

Such innovative functions as Make Transparent, Always on Top, Minimize to Tray etc. will make your work with Acrobat Reader much easier and more productive.

October 4, 2005

Success Story of Steve Hobberstad

Such innovative functions as Make Transparent, Always on Top, Minimize to Tray etc. will make your work with Acrobat Reader much easier and more productive.

September 29, 2005

Essential Improvement of MS Outlook!

Outlook is the most famous email client all over the world and millions of people use it every day at home and in their offices. But despite of these facts we can improve our Outlook!

September 25, 2005

Find the best way to minimize Outlook to system tray

When user works with several applications simultaneously, his taskbar is cluttered with windows and it is rather difficult to find a necessary one. Actual Window Manager can solve this problem by minimizing some windows to tray in order to save space in the taskbar.

September 23, 2005

New versions: Actual Window Manager 3.8 and others.

The new version 3.8 of Actual Window Manager is released

September 20, 2005

Discover New Commands in Standard Window Menu

Standard Windows System Menu is rather convenient and easy to get to (right mouse button click on window title bar), but sometimes it is not enough.

September 16, 2005

Success Story of Klaas Dijkstra

I was searching for Mozilla extensions but couldn't find a simple application/extension to <a href="/articles/detail.php?ID=971">minimize Thunderbird</a>. Searched in Google and was very pleased to find your program.

September 2, 2005

Actual Window Manager and Transparent Spreadsheets

So, here it is: working with Excel worksheets he wants to put an image under the spreadsheet list and make a picture of the screen.

August 29, 2005

Optimize Microsoft Word by means of Actual Window Manager!

Today we would like to offer you Actual Window Manager - the program that can become extremely necessary for users who try to achieve better results in computer operating efficiency and increase the speed of their work

August 19, 2005

Being able to minimise conversation windows and Media Player to the system tray while working was a god send to be certain!

During the trial period of Actual Window Manager I'd used it for a variety of reasons and operations including application of the varying degrees of transparency to compare fragments of code in different windows against one another.

August 2, 2005

New versions: Actual Window Manager 3.7 and others.

The new version 3.7 of Actual Window Manager is released

1 July 2005

Mozilla Thunderbird and Actual Window Manager will cope with any task!

Sometimes we need to solve not ordinary tasks when working on computers. So, what shall we do? The most obvious answer is to find a program which will make your Mozilla Thunderbird suitable for any task.

15 June 2005

Improve your Table PC software with Actual Window Manager

Actual Window Manager can increase Table PC productivity and consequently increase yours

2 June 2005

Success Story of Steve Mirsky

In ten minutes, I've configured my applicatons and am using them with easy

May 30, 2005

Actual Window Manager will make your Mozilla Firefox better!

it will make your browser convenient and your work comfortable and simple

May 18, 2005

Success Story of Tobiel Sayre

Optimizing daily procedures with Macros, Position and size your window for mouse-based Macros

May 3, 2005.

Internet Explorer plus Actual Window Manager is a good choice!

Internet Explorer plus Actual Window Manager is a good choice!

April 19, 2005

Success Story of Matthew John

I mainly use the window size and position controls to see all of my

April 6, 2005.

New versions: Actual Window Manager 3.6 and others.

The new version 3.6 of Actual Window Manager is released

April 5, 2005

Welcome to our Forums!

Actual Tools Forum

March 1, 2005.

Review: Actual Window Manager is Must-Have Software on a Tablet PC by Jeff Van West

Jeff Van West, author of Tablet PC Quick Reference by Microsoft Press, examines and recommends Actual Window Manager for Tablet PC owners

February 22, 2005.

Success Story of Kevin Wisner

I currently use 70% transparency with ghosting to overlay one stock chart over another stock chart...

February 9, 2005.

New Article: Actual Window Manager Helps Online Traders Work Effectively

Online trading is a hard job where success comes with a price. If you are a day trader, you know it is true. Whenever you are, you need to be hooked to your computer 24 hours a day, keep track of ever-changing quotations, and take quick and right decisions. A couple of minutes may literally cost you thousands of dollars. Stress, anxiety, loss of memory, sleeplessness and low sex drive - this is the price you pay for a long buck...

February 1, 2005.

Success Story of Stephen Pickett

I do a lot of work with up to 10 windows open at a time...

September 16, 2007

Actual Window Manager 5.0 beta 2 is Out!

The 2nd beta version of the upcoming major update of Actual Tools products prolonges the testing of command prompt windows support introduced in the 1st beta and also provides some minor fixes and updates.

November 7, 2007

Actual Window Manager 5.0 beta 3 is Out!

The 3rd beta version of the upcoming major update of Actual Tools products presents the quite important and long-awaited support of native 64-bit applications for x64 editions of Windows.

December 1, 2007

Actual Window Manager 5.0 beta 4 is Out!

Some minor fixes and improvements; prolonged beta-testing period; the eager appeal to all beta-testers - please follow the link!

October 8, 2007

Actual Window Manager Review at Neat Net Tricks

Thorough and impartial review made by reviewers of the Neat Net Tricks e-zine.

October 15, 2007

Blogs Support Initiative is Launched!

Considering the great role of blogs in modern world, we open the new unique Blogs Support Initiative. Having a blog? Become acquainted with this Initiative's principles and get Actual Title Buttons free!

November 8, 2007

Enhance Your Favorite ICQ Client with Actual Title Buttons

Find out new interesting ways to improve your ICQ instant messaging experience.

November 27, 2007

Tweak Skinned Windows Media Player with Actual Window Manager

Learn how to apply advanced Actual Tools features to skinned Media Player window that has no standard title bar and therefore displays no extra Actual Tools buttons.

December 21, 2007

Actual Window Manager 5.0 beta 5 is Out!

The last 5.0 beta introduces some minor fixes and improvements and the significant core change - auto-arrangement of Specific Settings rules in the Control Center.

January 16, 2008

New Version 5.0 - Full Support of x64 Platform and Command Prompt Windows!

This major update finally introduces the long-awaited great features such as full support of command prompt windows and support of x64 platform. Also there are many other fixes and improvements.

February 26, 2008

Console Windows Tweaks: How to Enhance General Windows Command Prompt Shell with New Abilities

Learn how to apply advanced Actual Tools features to console windows (such as general Windows Command Prompt shell).

March 21, 2008

Online Help's "How to" Section is Updated

We have added many new step-by-step tutorials on how to effectively use different Actual Tools features to achieve certain window behavior.

April 18, 2008

Actual Window Manager 5.1 beta 1 is Out!

Welcome to test the new great Virtual Desktops feature! Also there are some minor but essential improvements: custom icon for window minimized to tray/screen, hotkeys for standard Minimize and Maximize/Restore commands and ability to edit several Specific Settings at once in the Configuration Module (multi-selection edit mode).

May 15, 2008

New Version 5.1 - With Virtual Desktops Manager!

This version presents the new great Virtual Desktops feature! Also there are some minor but essential improvements: custom icon for window minimized to tray/screen, hotkeys for standard Minimize and Maximize/Restore commands and ability to edit several Specific Settings at once in the Configuration Module (multi-selection edit mode).

June 11, 2008

Virtual Desktops: Theory and Practice of Arranging Windows within the Multiple Logical Desktops

Get to know how to utilize the new Virtual Desktops feature of Actual Window Manager.

July 4, 2008

New Product - Actual Virtual Desktops 1.0 - is Available!

Actual Virtual Desktops is a technologically advanced utility tool that extends the standard window manager of the Windows operating system with the Virtual Desktops facility.

July 16, 2008

Actual Window Manager 5.2 beta 1 is Out!

Welcome to check out new multi-monitor features: Taskbar and Task Switcher.

September 19, 2008

Actual Window Manager 5.2 beta 2 is Out!

We are glad to introduce the new Quick Settings usability feature, improved Multi-monitor Taskbar and natively looking title buttons for Vista Aero.

October 14, 2008

New Version 5.2 - With Fully-Featured Multi-Monitor Taskbar!

In this version we present new integrated multi-monitor facilities such as Multi-monitor Taskbar and Task Switcher, the fully native look of title buttons under Vista Aero and the new Quick Settings dialog. Please note: since this version we stop to support Win9x platform (which includes Windows 95/98/ME).

October 16, 2008

New Version 1.1 of Actual Virtual Desktops is Available!

This update contains many bugfixes and stability improvements.