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AltDrag v1.1

Checker on 11 Dec 2015
  • 256KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Aug 2015
  • Suggested by I am Baas

AltDrag is a lightweight program for moving and resizing windows. Simply hold down the Alt key and then click and drag any window near the sides of your screen to see available resize options. Besides just moving windows, you can resize, maximize and close them too.

See the website About page for usage tips.

Supports 64-bit systems.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPL v3
How to extract: Download the 7z package and extract (using 7-zip or a 7z-compatible archive program) to a folder of your choice. Launch AltDrag.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: DesktopOK
What's new?
  • AltDrag has moved to GitHub.
  • Fixed the shift key not being usable after dragging started (Windows 10).
  • Fixed various minor bugs.
Latest comments
Wolfghost on 2013-09-20 20:18

Nice one thanks and yes voted :)

Fixitman on 2013-09-21 13:49

Uh..why would you need this, you can click and drag to move or resize, minimize, maximize, and close windows with buttons or keyboard shortcuts, anyway?
Just asking?

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Taskbar Control v1.0.96.0

Orca on 2 Jan 2017
  • 762KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Nov 2011
  • Suggested by donald

Taskbar Control allows hiding/un-hiding the taskbar, including the 1 pixel line that "Auto Hide" displays, without changing a permanent system option. The program's default keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+Alt+I.

Written in AutoHotkey

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package ("For Win Vista-8" or "For Win 10") and extract TaskbarControl.exe and TaskCont.ico to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch TaskbarControl.exe
  3. Click "Cancel" or just close appeared "About" window
Similar/alternative apps: Hide Taskbar, TaskBar Hider
Latest comments
billon on 2017-09-28 05:28

Latest version 1.1.25.2 come in form of installer (which can be extracted), only 64-bit and probably supports only Win 10

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Taskbar Shuffle v2.5

billon on 27 Dec 2016
  • 966KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Apr 2008
  • Suggested by USBman

Taskbar Shuffle allows you to rearrange the buttons on the taskbar by using drag-and-drop. You can also rearrange the system tray icons by pressing the CTRL key while dragging and dropping.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch taskbarshuffle.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Taskix
Latest comments
Midas on 2008-05-05 06:24

Thanks GoD, for pointing to Taskix. It is portable, undemanding (1MB memory footprint) and gets the job done...

Data on 2008-05-16 18:57

Useful App for organizing taskbar buttons and system tray icons for easier access. It is not as memory friendly as Taskix but I have found that after running this for a little while its memory usage drops to just below 1,500 KB. The author comments on this in response to the second question at
http://www.freewebs.com/nerdcave/faq.htm
Although I am a memory (RAM) conservationist, I prefer Taskbar Shufle to Taskix because its visual effects for dragging buttons and system tray icons is simply easier on the eyes than the sudden and more eye straining transition provided by Taskix.

UriM on 2009-05-09 21:44

The link above is broken - should be http://www.freewebs.com/nerdcave/ for the site and http://nerdcave.webs.com/downloads/taskbar_shuffle_2.5.zip for the download. GoD: there is x64 version now (didn't try it myself...)

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Gridy v0.70

Checker on 22 Nov 2015
  • 825KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Nov 2015
  • Suggested by modussn

Gridy adds an invisible grid on your desktop so that any window you move or resize is snapped to it. This helps maximize screen real estate by making windows placed adjacent to each other dynamically adjust to avoid overlapping.

Snapping to the grid is enabled with mouse drag or keyboard arrow keys. Gridy also lets you store and restore a window's size and position in up to 9 slots. This is useful for quickly arranging your windows in a convenient way. In addition, you can hide the window's Alt-Tab icon, and set any window semi-transparent or to "Always on Top."

Written in AutoHotkey.

Category:
System Requirements: WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source: MIT
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Gridy.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed: Help dialog reported one incorrect keyboard shortcut.
  • Changed: Help dialog will now consider all the custom keyboard shortcuts.
Latest comments
AdrianK_IT on 2013-11-27 20:37

Just upgraded from a 19" 1280x1024 to a 24" 1920x1200 monitor, and 'side by side' or 'stacked' just didn't cut it any more! A brilliant app, easy to get the hang of, I have my standard workspace of one main and three minor windows at my command. Thanks!

AdrianK_IT on 2015-01-18 17:31

V0.60 (the .exe file is a puzzling 4x the size of v0.50) just doesn't work on my PC. Reverted to v0.50.

vmars316 on 2015-01-22 00:04

How come no ScreenShot ?

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Taskix v1.5

Midas on 21 Apr 2015

Taskix lets you reorder buttons on the taskbar using drag-and-drop. Note that if "Group similar taskbar buttons" is set, you will be able to move a button inside the group or move the group as a whole, but not to move a button out of its group. If you open many windows so buttons end up stacked up on a single taskbar button, Taskix will also work inside the stacked button list.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Taskix32.exe.
Latest comments
Paul Moore on 2008-08-05 07:52

Taskix seems to occasionally get windows confused for me. I've had a few windows which simply won't come to the top when I click on them - they stay behind the others. It's not necessarily taskix at fault (I have VirtuaWin running as well), but switching it off fixed the problem.

Kaleb on 2009-08-31 21:38

Uh... there are not any zip files to download.
So, how do I make it portable?

freakazoid on 2009-09-29 02:34

kaleb, the new version of Taskix uses the MSI install method.

v1.5 still exists on the Taskix server:
http://robustit.com/taskix/Taskix1.5_32.zip

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