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Windows managment tools for XP


When we are busy using our computer, normally we will open a lot of windows, web browser, word processor, file explorer, audio player, video player, PDF reader, etc. Especially, we need to open a lot of word processors and refer to one another.

There are 3 tools I used in Windows XP to help me for the window management.

allSnap – All the windows has the snap feature when we resize them. So, you can adjust them with better arrangement.
Taskbar Shuffle – When we open a lot application, our taskbar will be full of items. If we switch off the “group similar window” feature, then there will be a lot of items in taskbar. This tool allow us to drag and drop our own taskbar item manually, so we can put two word processors side by side.
TaskSwitchXP – Alt-tab replacement. Too many applications, alt-tab might be useless, because we need to tab tab tab to the application. But still don’t get what we want, because we can only see the icons. This tool allows you to preview the application and integrate with the mouse.
Visual Tooltip – Mouse over to the taskbar item, a thumbnail will be shown. Just like Vista.

All of them can be used as portable applications.

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About Allen Choong

A cognitive science student, a programmer, a philosopher, a Catholic.

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