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Ghoster Alternatives

Ghoster is described as *'Dims all windows except the active one.

Features:

  • Place a transparent image across the screen.
  • Highly configurable'* and is a Window Manager in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Ghoster for Windows, PortableApps.com and Windows Explorer. The best alternative is Dexpot. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try SmartSystemMenu or altdrag. Other great apps like Ghoster are Sizer, RBTray, Taekwindow and KDE Mover-Sizer.
Ghoster alternatives are mainly Window Managers but may also be System Cleaners. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Ghoster.
This page was last updated Jul 3, 2022
Ghoster
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

Dims all windows except the active one.

Features:

  • Place a transparent image across the screen.
  • Highly configurable.
Learn more about Ghoster

  1. Dexpot

    • 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

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



  3. altdrag

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

  4. Sizer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Sizer is a freeware utility that allows you to resize any window to an exact, predefined size. This is extremely useful when designing web pages, as it allows you to see how the page will look when viewed at a smaller size.

  5. RBTray

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    Allows almost any program to be minimized to the system tray by right clicking its minimize button.

    Discontinued

    Last update is from 2015 but the project has been forked: https://github.com/benbuck/rbtray



  6. Taekwindow

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Taekwindow is a simple, lightweight and free Windows program that allows you to move and resize windows by dragging them with the Alt key, similar to many X11 window managers.

  7. KDE Mover-Sizer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

  8. GridMove

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

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

  9. WinSize2

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    WinSize2 can move windows automatically to a predefined place and / or resize the width and/or height to a predefined size.

    Discontinued

    No updates since "V 2.38.04 (2011-06-10)". See http://winsize2.sourceforge.net/en/

  10. DM2

    • 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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