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Ghost-It Alternatives

Ghost-It is described as 'Adjust the transparency of your active and inactive windows, taskbar, and desktop with this small application, which suffers from a minor performance glitch' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are six alternatives to Ghost-It for Windows and Windows Explorer. The best alternative is SmartSystemMenu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Ghost-It are Moo0 WindowMenuPlus, PowerMenu, Glass2k and xNeat Windows Manager.

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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

Adjust the transparency of your active and inactive windows, taskbar, and desktop with this small application, which...

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

  2. Moo0 WindowMenuPlus icon

    Moo0 WindowMenuPlus

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.


  3. PowerMenu icon


    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Windows Explorer

    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.


    The app is no longer updated, but it can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Explorer Context Menu Example
  4. Glass2k icon


    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Small little program that allows Windows 2000/XP users to make any window transparent. Right-click on any window or press the keyboard shortcuts (Control + Shift + [0-9]) to make any window transparent. Its that simple.

    Example 1
  5. xNeat Windows Manager icon

    xNeat Windows Manager

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    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.


  6. TopMenu icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

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

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