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eXtra Buttons Alternatives

eXtra Buttons is described as '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' and is a Shell Extension in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to eXtra Buttons for Windows, Windows Explorer and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is MenuTools, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like eXtra Buttons are SmartSystemMenu, Actual Window Manager, DM2 and Chameleon Window Manager.

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  • Windows Explorer

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  1. MenuTools icon

    MenuTools

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    13 alternatives to MenuTools 

    MenuTools is a simple program that adds options for task priority, window transparency, and Always On Top to open dialog windows.

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    1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionMenuTools can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    Example: Notepad running on Microsoft Windows 8 x64.
  2. 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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  3. Actual Window Manager icon

    Actual Window Manager

    • Windows
    36 alternatives to Actual Window Manager 

    Total Windows® Facelift!.

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    1.  Support for Multiple MonitorsActual Window Manager supports the use of multiple displays.
    Tabbed Explorer feature adds tabs to vanilla system Windows Explorer (also known as File Explorer since Windows 10).
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    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
    • 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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      TrayIt!

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      38 alternatives to 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!

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      Discontinued

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

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    • TopMenu icon

      TopMenu

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      39 alternatives to TopMenu 

      TopMenu is a functionality clone of PowerMenu, but designed to be compatible with Windows 7 and 64-bit systems.

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      1.  PortableTopMenu can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      Moo0 WindowMenuPlus

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      13 alternatives to 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 there such as "Keep on Top"...

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    • PowerMenu icon

      PowerMenu

      • Windows
      • Windows Explorer
      43 alternatives to 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 Minimize To Tray.

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      Discontinued

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

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    • Minime icon

      Minime

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      25 alternatives to 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.

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      Discontinued

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

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