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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, eXtra Buttons, Chameleon Window Manager and TopMenu.

GhostWin alternatives are mainly Window Managers but may also be Shell Extensions. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of GhostWin.
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  • Windows

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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. eXtra Buttons icon

    eXtra Buttons

    • Windows
    • Windows Explorer
    12 alternatives to eXtra Buttons 

    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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    1.  Windows Explorer ExtensioneXtra Buttons can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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  4. 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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  5. 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.


  6. Moo0 WindowMenuPlus icon

    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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  7. Peek Through

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    3 alternatives to Peek Through 

    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. You also have the ability to “click through” the transparent window onto the window...

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    The app is no longer updated, but it can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  9. Glass2k icon

    Glass2k

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    9 alternatives to Glass2k 

    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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  10. xNeat Windows Manager icon

    xNeat Windows Manager

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    33 alternatives to xNeat Windows Manager 

    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.

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