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Desklayer is described as 'windows manager that provides to arrange windows on the desktop in various types of layout. Desklayer allows you to move windows across all positions of the layout and arrange the windows size and the layout arrangement dynamically according to the size of the' and is a Window Manager in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Desklayer for Windows, Linux, PortableApps.com, Windows Explorer and X11. The best alternative is Dexpot. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try KDE Mover-Sizer or GridMove. Other great apps like Desklayer are DM2, QuickTile, RegToy and MoveInactiveWin.

Desklayer alternatives are mainly Window Managers but may also be System Cleaners or System Tweakers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Desklayer.
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  1. Dexpot icon

    Dexpot

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows
    28 alternatives to Dexpot 

    Dexpot turns your monitor into up to 20. It creates and manages virtual desktops and enables you to work far more efficiently and comfortably with many simultaneously opened windows on Windows 95/98/ME and NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista (incl. x64).

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    Discontinued

    Dead app. 3 years since the last update. Not compatible with current version of Windows. See changelog: http://www.dexpot.de/?id=changelog

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  2. KDE Mover-Sizer icon

    KDE Mover-Sizer

    84 alternatives to KDE Mover-Sizer 

    KDE Mover-Sizer is a lightweight program enabling KDE-style alt-click moving and resizing for Windows XP, 7, 2000, 2003, Windows Server, and Vista.

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    1.  Support for Multiple MonitorsKDE Mover-Sizer supports the use of multiple displays.
    2.  LightweightKDE Mover-Sizer consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    GridMove

    53 alternatives to GridMove 

    GridMove - A window management tool that can quickly arrange your windows into desktop grids.

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  4. DM2 icon

    DM2

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    40 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  PortableDM2 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
      Discontinued

      Last version is from 2007

      Enhanced system menu
      Open/Save dialog favorites & recent
    • QuickTile icon

      QuickTile

      • Linux
      • X11
      51 alternatives to QuickTile 

      A lightweight utility for allowing you to quickly snap windows to a tiling grid under your existing Linux window manager. Can be triggered via keyboard shortcuts, the command line, or D-Bus calls.

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    • RegToy icon

      RegToy

      • Windows
      102 alternatives to RegToy 

      Registry Tweaking, Services Manager, Startup Manager, Registry Backup, Renew Registry, Registry Cleaner, Registry Search & Replace, Window Manager, Tray Icon Manager, Shell Context Menu Extension, Screen Capture, Shutdown Scheduler, Wallpaper Changer, Screen Saver...

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      Discontinued

      last available version, 0.7.4.1, is from before 2010. my ISP is blocking the official website on account of it being / hosting malware.

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      MoveInactiveWin

      81 alternatives to MoveInactiveWin 

      Sometimes a lot of deskop clutter can hide a window (eg, open file, programs, files-explorer, dialogs)

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    • MinimOther icon

      MinimOther

      45 alternatives to MinimOther 

      Endlessly minimizes all windows except the active one.

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    • Chameleon Window Manager icon

      Chameleon Window Manager

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Windows Explorer
      87 alternatives to 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 window at left/right of screen).

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      1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionChameleon Window Manager can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
      Chameleon Window Manager - Buttons
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    • TransOther icon

      TransOther

      44 alternatives to TransOther 

      Make all windows but the active one transparent.

      Features:

      • User defined transparency level.
      • Can ignore always ontop windows.
      • Won't make parent windows transparent while children is active.
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