In the past, we have covered several tiny Windows utilities that help you with your workflow by providing quick access to certain actions. For instance, Peek Through allows you to make any window transparent and even click elements of the underlying window through it, and Volumouse lets you control several system components using the mouse wheel. Applications like these give you greater control over your system without interfering with its normal functionality. WindowMenuPlus is another similar tool that adds a set of options to the right-click context menu of every window. These extended options allow you to keep the window on top, move or maximize it to a particular area of the screen, change its transparency, kill its process, view extended information about the program, change the process priority, and minimize the window to system tray. Keep reading to find out more about WindowMenuPlus
During installation, make sure that you uncheck the installation of SweetPacks to avoid getting unwanted software on your computer.
Even though the application’s description says that it works on every window, it did not work for internet browsers including Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer in our testing. Otherwise, it seemed to be working on windows of all system tools as well as third party applications. After installation, it runs in the system tray and right-clicking its icon allows you to enable or disable it, change the language and select the components to show in the menu.
You can right-click the title bar of any program window to view the extended options. As mentioned above, these options allow you to keep the window on top, maximize it, move it to any part of the desktop, position and resize to one of several handy preset positions including vertically full, horizontally full, left, right, top, bottom, left-top, right-top, left-bottom and right-bottom.
You can change the window transparency to any level from 0% – 90% with intervals of 10%.
The app also lets you kill processes, take a quick glance at your computer’s available free memory, and change the process priority without having to open the Task Manager.
Moreover, you can instantly locate the parent directory of an application by clicking Find this Program, and view detailed program information of each open application window.
WindowMenuPlus works on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.