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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.