GhostWin Alternatives

    GhostWin is described as 'allows you to make any window slightly or completely transparent, and automatically adjusts the transparency level of windows that are being moved or sized so you can see what's underneath them ahead of time' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to GhostWin for Windows and Windows Explorer. The best alternative is MenuTools, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GhostWin are SmartSystemMenu (Free, Open Source), eXtra Buttons (Free), Moo0 WindowMenuPlus (Free) and Peek Through (Free).

    This page was last updated Apr 8, 2021

    1. MenuTools is a simple program that extends the basic functionality of the Windows system menu. Main features - Process priority - Window transparency - Always on top - Minimize to tray
    2. SmartSystemMenu extends system menu of all windows in the system. It appends next custom items to menu:
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    3. eXtra Buttons 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.

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    4. 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.
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    5. Peek Through is an application for Windows XP, Vista and 7 which makes the foreground window transparent with the press of Hot Keys. You may adjust the amount of transparency and the Hot Keys.


      • 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.

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      The app is no longer updated, but it can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    6. 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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      • 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.
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    7. 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.
    8. TopMenu is a functionality clone of PowerMenu, but designed to be compatible with Windows 7 and 64-bit systems.
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