Alternatives to Actual Window Manager for all platforms with any license

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  • AutoSizer icon

    AutoSizer

    AutoSizer automatically resizes programs for you, keeping them at a specific size or keeping them maximized. One popular use is to keep Internet Explorer maximized when you go on the web. It works with most software programs, and...

    Free Windows

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  • DM2 icon

    DM2

    DM2 provides several Windows enhancements that may help in every-day work. One of the nicest and most popular features of DM2 is minimizing windows to floating icons® (unique feature!) freeing both task bar and tray bar space....

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued Last update 2007-03-05
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    eXtra Buttons

    eXtra Buttons lets you add up to 10 additional buttons to the title bar of each window, which allow you to minimize the window to the tray, keep it on-top, send it to the background, adjust the window's transparency and more....

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

    • Discontinued Social networks not updated in years.
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    Chameleon Window Manager

    Chameleon Window Manager will allow you to control the windows of your programs using customizable buttons added to the title bars of the windows (Always on Top, Minimize to Tray, Minimize to Caption, Specify Transparency, Position...

    Freemium Windows Windows Explorer

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    TaskLayout

    TaskLayout is a small portable Windows utility which allow saving/restoring of desktop layout(a set of specified apps/windows with corresponding position on screen) in a single click.

    Freemium Windows

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    PowerMenu

    PowerMenu is a small application that some extra menu items to the windows control menu in addition to the standard "Close", "Maximize", etc options. The extra menus are: Priority, Always On Top, Transparency and...

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

    • Discontinued The app is no longer updated, but it can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    WindowSpace

    WindowSpace is a powerful desktop enhancement utility for large monitors, widescreens and multi-monitor systems. Once installed, it allows you to manipulate windows in many new amazing ways – snap windows to the screen edges and other...

    Commercial Windows

  • 4t Tray Minimizer icon

    4t Tray Minimizer

    4t Tray Minimizer is a lightweight but powerful window manager, which helps you to free up space on the desktop and the taskbar via the following actions: Minimize To Tray - any application can be minimized to the system tray. ...

    Freemium Windows

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  • Minime icon

    Minime

    Minime is a tool that allows you to minimize applications to the system tray using a simple hotkey. What makes this tool somewhat unique is that it keeps your system tray clean by minimizing all applications into a single tray icon. ...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued Last Update: 2013-04-10. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/minime-tool/
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  • SmartSystemMenu

    SmartSystemMenu extends system menu of all windows in the system. It appends next custom items to menu: * Information. Shows a dialog with information of the current window and process: the window handle, the window caption, the...

    Open Source Windows

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    TrayIt!

    TrayIt! - minimize to the system icon tray any program (Outlook Express, Notepad, Word, Internet Explorer, Sunbird, Thunderbird, Opera, OpenOffice etc.) and get more room in the Taskbar!

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 4.6.5.5, released on June 2008, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.
  • Pitaschio icon

    Pitaschio

    Pitaschio is a freeware which makes it convenient to use Microsoft Windows. Pitaschio includes a large number of useful functions mainly related to mouse operation and window management. This is a essential tool to use windows...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.26, released in May 2009, can be still downloaded from MajorGeeks.
  • xNeat Windows Manager icon

    xNeat Windows Manager

    xNeat is a windows enhancement utility. With the free version you can change any windows transparency, hide it, make it always on top, send it to tray, change the process/thread priority, Shuffle the taskbar etc. The paid version...

    Freemium Windows

  • Moo0 WindowMenuPlus icon

    Moo0 WindowMenuPlus

    Moo0 WindowMenuPlus lets you have extra useful menus in every windows "system window menu". Its the menu that you can access through right-clicking on any windows title bar or taskbar button. This tool can add extra menus...

    Free Windows

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    HideWin

    HideWin sits in the system tray and enables you to hide any top-level window with its popup tray menu or an ALT+letter hotkey that it assigns automatically. It appears to be abandonware, but it is only 13KB and still works.

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.0, released on June 13th, 2008, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.
  • AllTray icon

    AllTray

    AllTray is a program you can use on Unix-like systems such as GNU/Linux or FreeBSD running the X Window System to dock any application which doesn’t have a native tray icon into the system tray/notification area. AllTray works with...

    Free Personal Linux BSD

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  • Optimal Layout icon

    Optimal Layout

    Optimal Layout is a powerful Mac OS X application for managing your applications windows. Optimal Layout gives you keyboard shortcuts to instantly organize your windows and simple ways to layout windows with your mouse.

    Commercial Mac

    No features added Add a feature

Actual Window Manager Comments

Ultimate Windows Assistant

Positive Comment by realnabarl
about Actual Window Manager and DM2, Listary Dec 2014

Windows needs something to enhance its experience, so there're many related softwares around. Actual Window Manager is the ultimate tool IMO, both the number of the features and the quality are good. It's a decent plan to buy this instead of using a bunch of other softwares even they are free. For window managing Small DM2 iconDM2 is also very powerful but it lacks updates but this do. I also like finding path through the caption button, it looks more intergrate than Small Listary iconListary's menu, but cannot handle all the windows yet like flash open file window from a browser (what Listary can do).

[Edited by realnabarl, December 19]

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resizing and positioning windows .

Positive Comment by User7992828
about Actual Window Manager Aug 2013

The most powerful tool I have ever seen. I use it for resizing and positioning windows .

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