Control Center User Interface

Since the Control Center is a small, memory-resident application, its user interface is also small and simple to reduce the amount of required memory. It includes the system tray icon and its context menu:

Control Center context menu

  • Configure... menu item - opens the main Configuration window

  • Exit menu item - stops processing the windows and shuts the Control Center down

  • Pause/Resume menu item - tells the Control Center to temporarily stop processing windows/start it back

  • Quick setup... menu item - runs the Quick Setup wizard

  • Default Audio Device submenu - relates to Default Audio Device Switcher tool:

    Default Audio Device popup menu

    Note
    You can invoke this submenu via special service key combination (<Win+Ctrl+A> by default).
  • Clipboard submenu - allows to activate the Clipboard History feature and to invoke the Clipboard History window

    Clipboard History popup menu

  • Desktop Divider submenu - allows activating the Desktop Divider facility and its layouts

    Desktop Divider popup menu

  • Mirroring submenu - lets you start/stop any of available mirrors

    Mirroring popup menu

  • Save/Restore desktop icons order menu items - relate to the Desktop Icons Manager

  • Desktop profiles submenu - allows the quick activation of any of existing desktop profiles:

    Desktop Profiles popup menu

    Note
    You can invoke this submenu via special service key combination.
  • Manage Secondary submenu - provides the easy toggling of available secondary displays on/off:

    Manage Secondary submenu

    Note
    You can invoke the "Enable/Disable all..." commands via special service key combinations.
  • Set Primary submenu - lets you easily designate any available display as primary:

    Set Primary submenu

  • Taskbars submenu - provides the ability to toggle secondary taskbars on certain monitors

    Taskbars popup menu

    Note
    If you have enabled the Replace the primary taskbar option then you will be able to hide a taskbar on any monitor but will be unable to hide the last visible taskbar.
  • Show/Hide Switcher menu item - toggles the Virtual Desktops Switcher window

  • Virtual desktops submenu - allows switching between existing virtual desktops:

    Virtual Desktops submenu

  • Unhide submenu - relates to Unhide tool:

    Unhide popup menu

    • Unhide all command - click this item to restore all currently minimized windows at once

    • Other items correspond to certain currently minimized windows - click the desired item to restore its corresponding window

    Note
    You can invoke this submenu via special service key combination.
  • Windows Layout submenu - relates to Windows Layout tool:

    Windows Layout submenu

    • Relocate now menu item - invokes the manual relocation

    • Keep automatically menu item - enables/disables the automatic relocation. This menu item does the same as this option

    • Resize windows appropriately along with desktop menu item - enables/disables the automatic resizing of windows in addition to their relocation (either automatic or manual). This menu item does the same as this option

  • Show/Hide log window menu item - relates to Windows Monitoring Log tool: click this item to open/close the Actual Window Manager Log window

  • Info submenu - contains the shortcuts to different information and service windows:

    Info submenu

    • Help menu item - opens this Actual Window Manager Help window

    • How to submenu - contains the shortcuts to different Help articles explaining some frequently asked questions

    • Check for Updates menu item - opens the Check for Updates window

    • About... menu item - opens the About dialog

    • Register... menu item - opens the Registration dialog

All the features of any Actual Tools program (including the Control Center tray icon visibility) can be accessed via the Configuration Module user interface.