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DxWnd v2.04.49 Updated

billon on 17 Oct 2017
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Oct 2017
  • Suggested by Special

DxWnd lets you run many applications that default to fullscreen in a window, ideal for games. The program is a Win32 "hooker" program that intercepts and alters the behavior of window messages and APIs. It picks up events and injects code into the configured tasks to run fullscreen programs in a windowed environment while maintaining expected behavior.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the RAR package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Launch dxwnd.exe.
What's new? See: build/
Latest comments
Special on 2017-03-25 17:18

Who are you? Like if gho the main guy behind DxWnd move over to Github, only then I would consider it an "official" repo, but other wise it seems pretty unofficial to me when a random person sets one up.

What are some of your contributions to DxWnd? Why didn't gho set it up instead?

refack on 2017-04-22 14:53

@Special, I'm just helping gho with the "mechanics" of the mirror. He owns and approves the mirror.

Midas on 2017-07-04 10:04

Tip: no help files are included in recent builds, so it is advised you grab v2_04_10 from Sourceforge which has the most up to date files.

BTW, the GitHub repository mentioned above by refack is currently empty.

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TaskSpace v0.5.0.0

billon on 7 Jul 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by Schumi 053

TaskSpace is a window management tool that lets you collect a series of windows into one view. Added windows can be placed in a split-screen view or broken up into separate tabs with their own split views. The program is a great way to easily gather and manage a large set of programs by project, task, or other system.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download the self-extracting Exe to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch TaskSpace.exe for 32-bit or TaskSpace64.exe for 64-bit
Similar/alternative apps: WinSplit Revolution
What's new? See:

AquaSnap Personal Edition v1.23

billon on 4 Jul 2017
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by treis

AquaSnap is a resource-friendly window organization tool. Windows can quickly and easily resize to 1/2 (vertically or horizontally) and 1/4 of the screen by just dragging them to an edge or corner. Other available effects include window-stretching capabilities, making a window transparent when moving it across the screen, and ability to manually "shake" a window, enabling transparency or minimizing other windows. Various color and design skins are available for window resize feature.

AquaSnap Personal Edition has all the features of the Professional Edition with the exception of mouse shortcuts, window tiling, "move windows together" and multi-monitor support. Package includes a 32-bit and a 64-bit version and a PortableApps-format version is also available.

System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AquaSnap.Daemon.exe
Similar/alternative apps: WinSplit Revolution
What's new? See:
Latest comments
webfork on 2016-06-05 00:03

Cool, thanks shnbwmn

Ennovy on 2016-09-26 09:50

With version 1.18 Windows XP and Vista are no longer supported

Ennovy on 2016-09-26 09:54

The latest version for Windows XP and Vista:

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Move Aside Please v1.0.0

webfork on 25 Jun 2017
  • 422KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Dec 2015
  • Suggested by Checker

Move Aside Please lets you set a window to stay on top of all others but move out of the way (or go transparent) if you hover the mouse cursor over it. This is ideal for monitoring tools, "post-it"-style notes, and news feeds that you need always visible but not blocking.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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 Move Aside Please.exe.

WinSplit Revolution v11.04

webfork on 25 Jun 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jun 2014
  • Suggested by Xaviou

WinSplit Revolution allows you to easily organize windows by tiling, resizing and positioning them to make the best use of your desktop real estate. The program is especially useful for larger resolution screens by helping you efficiently manage multiple active windows. The program allows users to move windows and have them snap into pre-defined areas such as 1/2 or 1/4 of the screen using simple keyboard hotkeys.

Functional on 64-bit.

Note that the program is no longer in development -- linking to and softpedia mirrors.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and run it
  2. Make sure you choose the portable mode during the process
  3. Launch WinSplit.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Aquasnap
What's new? 12/04/2011 v11.04
  • Bug Fix : The settings (including the VirtualNumpad position and style) were not saved when WinSplit was closed by the end of the user's session.
  • Improvement : The installer and uninstaller language will now be set automatically, regarding the system's language. The registry keys created by the previous installers has been removed, so the "portable mode" won't touch anything in the registry.
  • Bug Fix : The update and/or uninstall process fails because of a dll file that can't be replaced. People will probably still encounter problems to update to this release. If so, there is now a "Cleanup Tool" available in the download page.
  • Bug Fix : The message "Impossible to install hooks" was often shown at WinSplit startup, and the checkbox saying "Do not display this message anymore" wasn't working as expected

03/14/2011 v 11.03

  • Bug Fix : The VirtualNumpad position was not correctly saved in some cases.
  • Bug Fix : A message was shown (Problem to enumerate all screens) and the "Send to left/right screen" action cancelled if some "invisible mirrored monitors" are installed. Now, only real monitors are taken into account.
  • Bug Fix : When launched at Windows startup, messages for communication between the hook system and the main application could not be delivered "in time", so WinSplit thought that there was a problem and was displaying an error message.
  • New translations : russian
  • Bug Fix : The screenshots folder could not be created under Windows 7 (and probably under windows Vista)
  • New : the errors messages saying that hooks were impossible to install can now be desactivated
  • Bug fix : the automatic update process could not be launched because of UAC : you'll still have to do the next update manually on some system (Windows Vista and 7)
  • Bug fix : the Drag'n'Go functionnality was started even if the corresponding option was unchecked
Latest comments
matt on 2011-03-30 16:41

this tiny program rocks!
this is one of those little programs that you just 'install' them and start using them without being aware they are there,
I'm constantly moving my windows to left or right just as often as I do min and max them,
and its just ctl-alt-left, ctl-alt-right, so easy

@Scott, you are comparing apples and pencils

Kranor on 2011-04-14 08:14

Although the method of creating a predefined area is very good, I prefer the usability of Gridmove (mainly the mouse control with trigger locations) I think that either the author of winsplit needs to try adding mouse control, like gridmove, or the author of gridmove needs to make the creation of grids simpler, like winsplit.

webfork on 2012-02-29 02:36

After using the various tools in Win 7 that handle window position, I got very homesick for this great tool. Even better, it works right alongside Win 7's tool set. Awesome.

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