For immediate release

June 24, 2008

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Alex Fadeyev
Public Relations Manager
press@actualtools.com
Actual Tools

Just Another Smart Feature

New Actual Window Manager 5.1 introduces Virtual Desktops facility.

VANCOUVER, Canada June 2008: Actual Tools, the leading provider of desktop productivity software, today announces Actual Window Manager 5.1, the newest version of its tool for enhancing windows navigation and management with new abilities, now presenting Virtual Desktops facility.

Virtual Desktops facility provides software emulation of several logical instances of Windows desktop; such instances can be imagined as a stack of "screen pages". Each such "page" can contain windows and can have its own custom wallpaper. Virtual desktops provide a "virtual" space, in which you can group your applications' windows thus reducing desktop clutter.

For example, your email client and browser applications go to the first virtual desktop, all your chat and IRC windows - to the second, your text editor and spreadsheet - to the third etc. (You can create as many virtual desktops as you wish.) Having all this, you can choose which group of windows is visible at a moment, and switch between those groups as the need arises. Moreover, each desktop can have its own custom wallpaper for instant visual identification, which desktop is currently active. Moving a window between desktops is available via a customizable hotkey, a special item in window's system menu, and a specially designated additional button in window's caption. For more information, you can read "Virtual Desktops: Theory and Practice of Arranging Windows within the Multiple Logical Desktops" at Actual Tools website: http://www.actualtools.com/windowmanager/virtual_desktops.shtml.

When compared to other Virtual Desktops managers, Actual Window Manager is a powerful toolkit of more than 50 versatile tools (so the Virtual Desktops facility is JUST ANOTHER smart feature!). For example, you will be able to:

  • change and attain the most convenient window position and size both automatically or on-the-fly
  • restrict the placement on the desktop for your windows
  • reduce or increase the priority levels of windows which will make a computer work faster
  • keep currently unused windows by minimizing them to tray, rolling up, making transparent, sending to bottom etc.
  • pin a window to keep it on top

Actual Window Manager runs on any edition of Windows. It is one of few Windows-tweaking applications that seamlessly operate native 64-bit applications running on Windows x64 platform and surely one of even fewer that allow the extended manipulations with command prompt windows.

Additional Information

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Pricing and Availability

Actual Window Manager 5.1 runs on all Windows platforms (including 64-bit editions) and costs $49.95 (USD) for a single-user license. Discounts for volume buyers are available (please, refer to http://www.actualtools.com/windowmanager/order/). Additional information on Actual Window Manager, a collection of tutorial articles and success stories, as well as a 60-day evaluation copy is available from http://www.actualtools.com/.

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