SmartSystemMenu lets you set window size, transparency, and 'always on top'

SmartSystemMenu is a small, open-source tool which adds five useful functions to your application window system menu.

"Information" displays various details about the window and its process. Most are aimed at developers (Handle, Class, Style), but the Process tab presents the full path of its executable, handy when you need to know where it’s stored.

"Always On Top" sets the window to float above all others, so it’s always visible. Choose the option again to turn this off.

"Resize" allows you to set the window to a precise size. If you need it to be 1200×800 pixels for a screenshot, say, just choose it from the list, or manually enter whatever width and height figures you like.

"Transparency" allows you to set the window transparency, either to a predefined figure (100 percent, 90 percent, 80 percent etc) or whatever other value you define.

"Minimize to System Tray" completes the set and does precisely what its name suggests, minimizing your target window to the system tray. Click the application icon there to restore it.

SmartSystemMenu is a basic tool, but it’s easy to use, with some useful features. The only problem we could see: it may not work with applications which already add custom functions to their own system menu, like Internet Explorer (the menu options appear, they just don’t do anything). But if you think you can use these functions, it’s still worth a try.

Comments are closed.

© 1998-2014 BetaNews, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy.