Desklayer Alternatives

    Desklayer is described as 'windows manager that provides to arrange windows on the desktop in various types of layout' and is an app 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 GridMove or KDE Mover-Sizer. Other great apps like Desklayer are DM2 (Free, Open Source), MoveInactiveWin (Free), QuickTile (Free, Open Source) and FreeSnap (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 28, 2021

      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      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).

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


    2. 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. It is a background application that emulates the behaviour of KDE, which is a rather good Linux desktop environment.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
      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.

      Discontinued

      Last version is from 2007

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    3. Sometimes a lot of deskop clutter can hide a window (eg, open file, programs, files-explorer, dialogs) Move a window without activating it. Alt+LClick (and hold) to drag the target window into view.


    4. 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Ever try to size a window so it just touches the edge of the screen? It’s tedious (at least for me). FreeSnap allows you to instantly resize any window edge to the corresponding screen edge. Want that window to touch the right edge of the screen?
    5. Adds eye-candy effects to windows (and start menu) like deformations (e.g: jelly windows - that makes moved window wiggle like being made from jelly; or fold - which hides windows by folding up horizontally, and unfolds when showing), physics (e.g.

      Discontinued

      It says that it has automatically stopped production.

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    6. reSizer is a system utility that enables keyboard shortcuts to focus, move, resize and change other window properties in a fast and intuitive way without even touching the mouse. Features: Keyboard shortcuts for moving and resizing active windows.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Dims all windows except the active one. Features: - Place a transparent image across the screen. - Highly configurable.
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