What's New on PUB II: Pure Cool
by Chris Taylor
We all strive to find programs for our
computers that will make our lives more efficient, make
work easier, and increase our productivity. But there are
times when we run across programs that are - what can I
say - just pure cool. Such was my thinking when I ran
across WindowFX v1.0 from the folks at http://www.stardock.com.
WindowFX v1.0 lets you tweak your display
settings in ways that you never thought possible. You can
customize the Windows settings to create transparent icon
backgrounds, change the icon foreground colour, and make
windows slide or fade into view as they open. Most
interesting is the program's ability to make windows and
menus semi- transparent. Configure it to make windows,
pop-up menus, and even entire applications translucent or
transparent so that you can see what is behind them. You
can set the transparency level from 0 to 100.
Another very nifty feature is the ability
to "maximize" applications to something less
than full screen. You can even set the location these
"maximized" windows will appear.
All this is available in a small program
using minimal resources. WindowFX works on Windows 98 and
Windows ME, but its full capabilities emerge on Windows
2000. You can download WindowFX.exe from Utilities -
Desktop Utilities file area (area 45) on PUB II. WindowFX
is shareware with a registration fee of US$14.95.
WindowFX Version 1.0
Shareware (US $14.95)
Originally published: September, 2000
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