Actual Window Manager Review at Icrontic Forums
"Program that includes some features to Windows XP/2000 that I now can no longer live without and wonder why they were never incorporated from the start of Windows 95's Design".
Reviewer: Coaster - Icrontic Forums
Published Date: September 25, 2002
Icrontic Rating: 95%
Actual Window Manager:
Microsoft Windows, you either love it, or hate it, but what you cannot deny, must of us use it.
Many of us would like certain features added, and today I bring you a program that includes some features to Windows XP/2000 that I now can no longer live without and wonder why they were never incorporated from the start of Windows 95's Design.
Last month I brought you "Actual-Tools" Actual Transparent Window the perfect mod for your desktop, well this download is the FULL suite from "Actual-Tools" and contains some really interesting and much desired add-ons to your Windows XP/2000 experience. Let me take you through all the options, one by one.
Ever wished to minimize Outlook or Opera to the system tray while it monitors your email account? Well that's exactly what TILE BUTTONS achieves; any program you desire can be minimized to the system tray, which UN clutters your task bar while the programs in question still work in the background.
Also included in the ability to make any program "Always on Top". A feature Microsoft should have implemented years ago, well with Actual Window Manager, you now have that feature.
Actual Transparent Window lets you apply a transparency effect to any window in Windows 2000/XP. The transparency effect looks very impressive and may be useful with such windows as Windows Taskbar, Win Amp, drop-down menus and other windows.
The transparent Taskbar doesn't hide any part of your desktop wallpaper.
The transparent Win Amp looks stylish and impressive.
The transparent drop-down menu does not obscure the main program window.
Actual Transparent Window lets you set the individual transparency rate for each window. You can change the transparency from 0% (fully transparent) to 100% (solid) to achieve the desired effect.
Actual Transparent Window saves all your settings so that you need to set the transparency only once for each window.
Transparent Window alone Scored 94% in a recent review at Icrontic. View Here
Actual Window Guard will help you automatically minimize certain programs
upon startup or open them full screen.
Another helpful feature of Actual Window Guard is that you can set it to close
annoying pop-ups automatically, or other windows you don't want to see.
If the windows of the programs you run are always appearing somewhere you don't want, or in some size that you don't want, or not as visible as you want - then Actual Window Guard will delight you.
It will allow you to "discipline" unruly windows and put your desktop in order.
This small utility is the final step to optimize your use of program windows and make them more comfortable to use!
We are running a competition at Icrontic-Forums for a lucky winner to receive this amazing software suite from Actual Tools, head to the thread (open soon) to try and win a copy. There is some pretty dam good runner up prizes for grabs as well.
Once again this software has achieved Icrontics Fullest respect, keeping each suite similar (you learn one, you've learnt the lot) has also impressed me, and surely its a suit that all programmers should follow..... Sure you can download other utilities that do a similar task, but thats the whole point, too add transparency, make a program "Always On Top" and remember the window Size and shift the program to the sys tray on demand MANY programs installed, with the Actual Window Manager - Ya got the lot
Great Job, I look forward to more releases from Actual Tools.
Coaster - Icrontic Forums.