Actual Window Manager 8.12.2

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11.07 MB

Publisher Description

Actual Window Manager is a desktop productivity suite of over 50 tools, letting users change their interaction with windows in many new exciting ways: minimize windows to tray or screen, apply transparency, roll up, pin on top, auto-align windows, resize, etc. Any of these operations (and many others) can be done in a click on the title buttons, which are added to the standard Minimize/Maximize/Close buttons after the installation. In addition to buttons, users can set up specific settings to be applied to predefined windows automatically (for example, 50% transparency for Winamp).

Installation and getting started is remarkably easy. Once installed, Actual Window Manager adds its own buttons to the title bar of each window. By default the program has profiles with the settings for the most popular Windows applications, but users can change these profiles to their preferences or make a profile of their own, which is a breeze to do. To make such changes, one needs to bring up the Configuration window and modify or set up a rule for a particular program, which can be done in a simple, point-and-click manner.

Actual Window Manager is particularly useful when you are simultaneously working with several applications. Switching from one window to another distracts attention, reducing the productivity of work. Moreover, the taskbar becomes packed with minimized windows. But it is not the case when you have Actual Window Manager on your computer. You can set it up to minimize windows to tray or on the desktop, roll them up, set up the appropriate level of semi-transparency. If you need to multitask in several applications at once, you can pin all necessary windows on top without the need to bring each one up several times.

And the last but not least: Actual Window Manager is the only window manager that provides the fully featured support for command prompt windows and native 64-bit applications running on any x64 edition of Windows.

Actual Window Manager is a free trial software application from the Launchers & Task Managers subcategory, part of the System Utilities category. The app is currently available in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Serbian, Japanese, Korean, ChineseSimplified, ChineseTraditional, Indonesian, Arabic and it was last updated on 2018-05-21. The program can be installed on Win2000, WinXP, WinVista, WinVista x64, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows 8, WinServer, Windows 10.

Actual Window Manager (version 8.12.2) has a file size of 11.07 MB and is available for download from our website. Just click the green Download button above to start. Until now the program was downloaded 1486 times. We already checked that the download link to be safe, however for your own protection we recommend that you scan the downloaded software with your antivirus.

Program Details


Publisher Actual Tools
Released Date 2018-05-21
Languages English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Serbian, Japanese, Korean, ChineseSimplified, ChineseTraditional, Indonesian, Arabic


Category System Utilities
Subcategory Launchers & Task Managers

System requirements

Operating systems windows

Download information

File size 11.07 MB
Total downloads 1486


License model Free Trial
Price $49.95

Version History

Here you can find the changelog of Actual Window Manager since it was posted on our website on 2015-04-24. The latest version is 8.12.2 and it was updated on on 2018-06-01. See below the changes in each version:

version 8.12.2

posted on 2018-05-21

1) Improved compatibility with Windows 10 Spring Creators Update.

version 8.12.1

posted on 2018-04-21

1) Added: Hotkeys to invoke the Favorite/Recent Folders context menus. 2) Changed: Search/Cortana and Ink Workspace windows now open on secondary monitors. 3) Fixed: 64-bit applications might crash sometimes. 4) Fixed: Audio device didn't switch back to default after turning Audio Switcher off.

version 8.12

posted on 2018-03-03

1) Added: New feature Per-application Audio Device Switcher. 2) Changed: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update compatibility improved. 3) Fixed: Extra buttons overlapped the My Account button in Google Chrome 64+. 4) Fixed: Extra buttons in Firefox Quantum got misplaced and drawn in wrong color.

version 8.11.3

posted on 2017-12-30

1) Added: Tabbed Explorer containers can be managed by extra hotkeys. 2) Fixed: Active app might hang forever when rolling mouse wheel. 3) Fixed: (Win10 FCU) Actual Taskbar CPU usage was too high on different DPI monitors. 4) Fixed: (Win10 FCU) Actual Taskbar lost its toolbar arrangement at startup.

version 8.11.2

posted on 2017-09-28

1) Improved Windows 10 Creators Update compatibility. 2) Fixed active window minimization via multi-monitor taskbar. 3) Improved Tabbed Explorer. 4) Improved Virtual Desktops. 5) Fixed and improved Multi-monitor Background Slideshow.

version 8.11.1

posted on 2017-07-27

1) Improved Multi-monitor Alt-Tab: now it shows all windows on all monitors. 2) Improved auto-detection of free space for extra title buttons in Google Chrome. 3) Improved usability and compatibility of Tabbed Explorer. 4) Improved Windows 10 compatibility.

version 8.11

posted on 2017-06-20

1) Improved the speed of advanced mouse features on 64-bit multi-core CPUs (8+ real cores). 2) Added the support of system taskbar controls. 3) Added standard tab control hotkeys in Tabbed Explorer. 4) Added the ability to create specific window settings for Metro (UWP) apps in Windows 10.

version 8.10.2

posted on 2017-03-28

1) Added Action Center button on secondary taskbars in Windows 10. 2) Added context menu for Start button on secondary taskbars. 3) Improved monitor selector dialog. 4) Improved title buttons look in Windows 10. 5) Improved compatibility with the recent builds of Windows 10 Insider Preview.

version 8.10.1

posted on 2017-02-20

1) Added Arabic translation. 2) Fixed title buttons look in Office 2013/2016 in Windows 10. 3) Fixed the width of the Recent Folders list. 4) Fixed the taskbar icons disappearance after applying the changes in the Configuration window. 5) Fixed hardware-accelerated mirroring in Windows 10.

version 8.9.1

posted on 2016-09-06

1) Actual Taskbar fixed for Windows 10 Anniversary Update. 2) Actual Taskbar group window functions fixed for Windows 7+. 3) Lock Screen background fixed for Windows 8+ x64. 4) Multi-monitor Screen Saver fixed.

version 4.4

posted on 2007-04-16

[!] The long-awaited feature of "smart saving" is added: now only relevant
windows will re-apply their settings when the configuration has been saved.
[+] The long-awaited feature is added: now all the minimized windows can
be restored via "Unhide"/"Unhide All" items of Control Centers tray icon
context menu.
[+] The Windows Layout tool is added: it provides the ability to automatically
or manually relocate/resize your currently opened windows to keep them
within desktop when its resolution is changed (its very useful when working
with the same workstation both locally and through the Remote Desktop
[+] The long-awaited feature is added: now its possible to remove the standard
window parts like Minimize/Maximize/Close buttons, window icon, window
sizeable border, or window caption so fixing window in its current state
and preventing its moving/resizing/minimizing/closing.
[+] The new Pin-to-Desktop feature is added: when window is pinned it disappears
from taskbar and Alt-Tab sequence and cant be minimized in any way so its
visible all the time until its unpinned.
[+] The ability is added to adjust the font used by the Configuration Module
(refer to the "User Interface" property sheet in the "Options" window).
[+] The ability is added to turn on smooth transitions between different
transparency levels (refer to the "Make Transparent Action" property sheet
in the "Options" window).
[+] The ability is added to turn on the smooth rolling up/unrolling of windows
(refer to the "Roll Up Action" property sheet in the "Options" window).
[+] The ability is added for the "Send Configuration to Tech Support" main menu
command: if the automatic e-mail creation is failed then you can save the
archive with the configuration files somewhere to send it manually later.
[+] Translations to Brazilian Portuguese, Serbian (both Latin and Cyrillic) and
Polish languages are added.
[*] Run-time memory consumption is slightly reduced.
[*] All property sheets for window rule settings are significantly redesigned;
the new window rule features Index panel is added.
[*] Now the Configuration Module remembers its main toolbars placement and
column widths in most of list boxes.
[*] The transparency effect compatibility with Stardock WindowBlinds is
[*] The Resize Action Options property sheet is improved: now you can copy
items and adjust the height of Sizes list box.
[*] The visualization of allowed area provided by the Show button of the
"Restrict placement" feature is improved: now it displays the
semi-transparent green rectangle that shows the area of allowed placement.
[*] The "Unused Buttons" button (grouping button) is improved: now it takes the
icon and the tooltip of assigned function, if mouse-hovered.
[*] Now title buttons are displayed correctly when using Vista Transformation
Pack, XP Media Center Edition theme or some of StyleXP themes.
[-] The bug with Microsoft Project 2002/2003 is fixed.
[-] The bug with command shell extenders (like 4NT) is fixed.
[-] Transparency effects conflict with Rainlendar 2, RocketDock, Samurize
and Yz Shadow is fixed.
[-] The bug is fixed: XP Remote Desktop client was crashed if minimized to the
system tray, and then the configuration was saved.
[-] The bug is fixed: the Windows Vista Firewall with Advanced Securitys GUI
was hung when the "New Rule..." button was pressed while running the Actual
Tools program.
[-] The bug is fixed: now title buttons work correctly in Excel 2007.
[-] The bug is fixed: now multiple instances of Excel 2003/2007 workbooks and
Acrobat 7 documents can be correctly minimized to the system tray.
[-] The bug is fixed: if in multi-monitor configuration some windows were placed
to a secondary display, and it was unplugged during the session then such
windows are moved automatically to the primary display.
[-] The bug with Microsoft Office Shortcut Bars hang is fixed.
[-] Conflicts with Microsoft Office 2007 tool tips and popup menus are fixed.
[-] The bug is fixed: Mozilla applications (Firefox, Thunderbird) left their
taskbar entry if they were minimized to the system tray via the standard
Minimize button.
[-] The bug with VMware Workstation 5.5 crash while opening the Snapshot Manager
is fixed.
[-] The visual glitch is fixed when using the Tabbed Browsing plugin of
Windows Live! Toolbar.
[-] The bug is fixed: Eudora was crashed immediately at startup if there
any of extra Actual Tools buttons were added.
[-] The bug of incorrect window placement to a primary display while its
resized on secondary display is fixed.
[-] The bug of adding a new rule to the empty Specific Windows list is fixed.

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Release Date: 2018-05-21
Publisher: Actual Tools
Operating System: windows
Type: Free Trial