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), SmartSystemMenu (Free, Open Source), Actual Window Manager (Paid) and 4t Tray Minimizer (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Oct 23, 2019

    1. 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.
    2. TopMenu is a functionality clone of PowerMenu, but designed to be compatible with Windows 7 and 64-bit systems.
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    3. 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.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Thunderbird
      Thunderbird-Tray is a system tray launcher tool for Mozilla Thunderbird.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      KDocker will help you dock any application into the system tray. This means you can dock Openoffice, xmms, Firefox, Thunderbird, anything! Just point and click. Works for all NET WM compliant window managers - that includes KDE, GNOME, Xfce, Fluxbox and many more.
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    4. MinimizeToTrayTool is a utility that allows the user to minimize any application to the Windows system tray with its icon.
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    5. Make Windows in caption bar size and recover again. Version 1.5 available. Version 1.1 download is compromised.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Trayconizer allows you to minimize virtually any application to the system tray rather than having it take up valuable space in your taskbar. The screen shot to the left shows Trayconizer minimizing Notepad to the system tray.

      Discontinued

      released 19-Jan-2003

    6. Process Manager for Windows is a utility which allows you to to set process priority, minimize windows to the system tray, and more—all via taskbar window button right-click menus.
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    7. Make all windows but the active one transparent. Features: - User defined transparency level. - Can ignore always ontop windows. - Won't make parent windows transparent while children is active.
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