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Actual Window Manager Alternatives

Actual Window Manager is described as 'Total Windows® Facelift!' and is a Window Manager in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Actual Window Manager for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Windows Explorer, PortableApps.com, Linux and Waterfox. The best alternative is DisplayFusion, which is free. Other great apps like Actual Window Manager are Clover, AquaSnap, SmartSystemMenu and TidyTabs.

Actual Window Manager alternatives are mainly Window Managers but may also be Shell Extensions. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Actual Window Manager.
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  1. DisplayFusion icon

    DisplayFusion

    36 alternatives to DisplayFusion 

    DisplayFusion will make your multi-monitor life much easier. With powerful features like Multi-Monitor Taskbars, TitleBar Buttons and fully customizable Functions, DisplayFusion will make managing your multiple monitors painless.

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    1.  Support for Multiple MonitorsDisplayFusion supports the use of multiple displays.
    2.  LightweightDisplayFusion consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Support for scriptingDisplayFusion supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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  2. Clover icon

    Clover

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Windows Explorer
    16 alternatives to Clover 

    Wings for your Windows Explorer!

    Clover is an extension of the Windows Explorer, to add multi-tab functionality similar to Google Chrome browser. After Clover is installed, you will be able to open multiple folders in tabs within the same window, and you can also be able to add.

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    Bundleware

    Since version 3.1.0, the program contains adwares, as reported on Reddit and VirusTotal. https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/4uqswo/new_version_of_clover_out_310_tabbed_windows/d96tkpy/

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    Clover in action on Windows 7 Classic Theme looks neat too. In the screenshot we're seeing also it's bookmarks bar.
    That's how tab looks here
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    Clover is the most popular (and likely the first?) app to offer a tabbed browser interface to the Windows file explorer however it is not integrated in the native Windows 10 interface like it is the case with Actual Window Manager. To access tabbed browsing in Windows with Clover, you get a separate windows file explorer interface.

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  3. AquaSnap icon

    AquaSnap

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    83 alternatives to AquaSnap 

    Aquasnap is a powerful window manager that helps you arrange and organize multiple applications on your desktop with minimum effort. It allows you to achieve maximum multitasking, especially if you own a high-resolution monitor or a multi-monitor setup.

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    1.  Support for Multiple MonitorsAquaSnap supports the use of multiple displays.
    2.  PortableAquaSnap can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Dock window to sides or corners
    Snap window to monitor edges or other applications
  4. SmartSystemMenu icon

    SmartSystemMenu

    45 alternatives to SmartSystemMenu 

    SmartSystemMenu extends system menu of all windows in the system. It appends next custom items to menu:

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  5. TidyTabs icon

    TidyTabs

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    13 alternatives to TidyTabs 

    TidyTabs is a tool that brings tabbed browsing to all your programs. Ever wanted to have Chrome-style tabs in Windows Explorer, Microsoft Office or PuTTY? TidyTabs does just that. It integrates nicely with the OS and you will feel like the multi-tab functionality is a core part...

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    1.  PortableTidyTabs can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Tabbify everything
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  6. altdrag icon

    altdrag

    79 alternatives to altdrag 

    AltDrag allows you to move and resize windows much easier. When you have it running you can simply hold down the Alt key and then use your mouse to drag any window, and it doesn't matter where in the window you click.

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    1.  Portablealtdrag can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  7. DesktopOK icon

    DesktopOK

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    9 alternatives to DesktopOK 

    Saves and restores the positions of desktop shortcuts.

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    1.  PortableDesktopOK can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    DesktopOK can automatically save the layout of your desktop icons to be restored whenever you choose.
    Backing up & restoring Icon-position
  8. 4t Tray Minimizer icon

    4t Tray Minimizer

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    22 alternatives to 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:

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    Minimize to tray
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    FlashFolder

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Windows Explorer
    15 alternatives to FlashFolder 

    FlashFolder is an open source tool that extends the file-related common dialogs (e.g. open/save dialog) seen in most Windows applications. A small toolbar docks onto these dialogs that provides menus for quick access to recently-used folders, favorite folders and more.

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    1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionFlashFolder can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
      Discontinued

      Only inofficial versions for Win7 up ... buggy and no support from Zett42, developer that seems to be out of office. So pls mark as discontinued - average user will have too many problems.

      Screenshot: FlashFolder toolbar attached to common file open dialog
      Screenshot: FlashFolder options dialog
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      eXtra Buttons

      • Windows
      • Windows Explorer
      12 alternatives to 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.

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      1.  Windows Explorer ExtensioneXtra Buttons can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
      Discontinued

      Social networks not updated in years.

      Options - Buttons Set
      Options - Window Menu
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