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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!, TopMenu, Moo0 WindowMenuPlus and Peek Through.

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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...

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  1. 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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  2. TrayIt! icon

    TrayIt!

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    38 alternatives to TrayIt! 

    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!

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    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. 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.
  4. 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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  5. 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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    PowerMenu

    • FreeProprietary
    • 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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    Discontinued

    The app is no longer updated, but it can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  7. 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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    HideWin

    34 alternatives to HideWin 

    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.

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    1.  PortableHideWin can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
      Discontinued

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

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      Ghost-It

      6 alternatives to Ghost-It 

      Adjust the transparency of your active and inactive windows, taskbar, and desktop with this small application, which suffers from a minor performance glitch. Ghost-It places an icon on your system tray, with options to independently configure the transparency levels of your...

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      1.  PortableGhost-It can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
      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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