Flying Windows v1.6

webfork on 5 Sep 2016
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Flying Windows enables you to scroll background windows, drag both active and background windows by holding Alt+Left Mouse Button, and reveal passwords behind asterisks.

Note: Website in Russian.

Runs on: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
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 flyingwindows.exe.

9 comments on Flying Windows  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Amit 2010-10-14 11:52

It is not running on my PC. I am using Win 98 SE and it crashes saying Invalid operation performed. Any help? I need a textbox enabling tool.

shakti 2010-05-06 11:10

If anyone is interested, I have a translated help file (using google translate) so feel free to download it:

homer 2010-04-14 09:34

ah, thanks. seems not realy usable to me.
what i found is: the "inteligent mousweehl" option is not working with skype.

dot 2010-04-13 09:38

Flying Windows option allows you to move any window around while the mouse pointer [+ Alt] is anywhere within the window. It does what usually the mouse only does when you click within the title bar of a window and move it around. Not sure what advantage that option may have for some people.

homer 2010-04-13 07:42

does anyone knows what "flying windows" is for.
all the other options are very claer to me.

dot 2010-04-11 22:11

Thanks aka Muttley! I thought it meant something like that, but the "Magnetic Window" option doesn't work here (on XP) at all. Not that I'd need that option, nor the "Flying Windows" option itself. ;-) But am using this program's "Intelligent mousewheel" option now (instead of KatMouse), and occasionally the "Enabler and Unhider" may be useful.

aka Muttley 2010-04-11 20:16

The help file says that with magnetic window enabled, the programme window sticks to the screen edge when moved. What this seems to mean in theory is that if you move the window, it tracks along the edge of the screen instead of partially going beyond it or moving away from it. Seems to work intermittently in practice. There must be a use for this, but I can't see what it is :-). Hope this helps!

dot 2010-04-11 14:50

BTW, if you happen to untick the "Show tray icon" option, you can no more adjust the program's settings, even after you kill it and restart it. You have to edit "flyingwindows.ini" in the program folder and set the "showicon" entry to "showicon=1".

dot 2010-04-11 14:32

Very great little program! So far I've used an old and tiny program called "KatMouse" ( that has that unique feature that allows you to scroll a window that has no focus (absolutely indispensable feature for me by now that, IMO, should be standard in any OS). But this one, "Flying Windows" is, unlike "KatMouse", portable and even uses much less resources, if e.g. only the "Intelligent mousewheel" option is picked. It still uses a bit less resources than KatMouse if ALL the default options are picked.

It's a pity the help file is only in Russian. But there are a few hints in English about its features (not all are mentioned in the description above) and some warnings behind the "About" button. Still don't know what "Magnetic Window" means. The program also sports a "CapsLock killer" and a "Transparency remover" feature. The "Enabler and Unhider" can do more than just reveal passwords as mentioned above, like activate inactive buttons, etc.

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