PowerMenu Alternatives

    PowerMenu is described as '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' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to PowerMenu for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, PortableApps.com, Windows Explorer and Thunderbird. The best alternative is MenuTools, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PowerMenu are RBTray (Free, Open Source), Actual Window Manager (Paid), 4t Tray Minimizer (Freemium) and SmartSystemMenu (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 18, 2020

    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
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      Almost everyone thinks MenuTools is a great alternative to PowerMenu.
      Same functions as PowerMenu, works on Windows 10 1909
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

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      azekthi Does exactly what PowerMenu does, open-source, updated in 2020
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      aziz_LIGHT exact duplicate of powermenu and it works on win7 x64
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      Like the other guy said, it does exactly what powermenu does, and nothing more
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      it replicates its exact functionality and even works on windows 10
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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      • 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



    2. Actual Window Manager is 13 tools in 1. FILE FOLDERS improves Windows folders navigation adding two additional title buttons: recent folders, favorite folders.
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    3. 4t Tray Minimizer is a lightweight but powerful window manager, which helps you to free up space on the desktop and the taskbar via the following actions: Minimize To Tray - any application can be minimized to the system tray.
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    4. SmartSystemMenu extends system menu of all windows in the system. It appends next custom items to menu:
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    5. 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.

      Discontinued

      Social networks not updated in years.

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Keep Any Window Visible Always.
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      • 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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      • Mac
      Features Hide running applications from Dock. Multiple ways: Drag & Drop Select from /Applicaton folder Click icon on Dock Per app config to hide or add menubar item. Per app keyboard shortcut to quick open it.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
      Clicky Gone allows you to hide your selected windows from view, this includes the taskbar button associated with the application. This utility particularly helps with protecting your privacy by hiding things like your browser with banking details up and someone walks in on you.
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