Glass2k Alternatives

    Glass2k is described as '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' and is an app in the Development category. There are nine alternatives to Glass2k for Windows and Windows Explorer. The best alternative is SmartSystemMenu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Glass2k are TrayIt! (Free), Moo0 WindowMenuPlus (Free), Peek Through (Free) and PowerMenu (Free).

    This page was last updated May 23, 2018

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

      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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    3. 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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    4. 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.

      Discontinued

      The app is no longer updated, but it can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    5. 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 is a functionality clone of PowerMenu, but designed to be compatible with Windows 7 and 64-bit systems.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      HideWin sits in the system tray and enables you to hide any top-level window with its popup tray menu or an ALT+letter hotkey that it assigns automatically. It appears to be abandonware, but it is only 13KB and still works.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.0, released on June 13th, 2008, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.

    7. Adjust the transparency of your active and inactive windows, taskbar, and desktop with this small application, which suffers from a minor performance glitch.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, v1.04, released on April 09, 2002, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.

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