Saturday, June 2, 2007

PowerMenu


PowerMenu is a small application I wrote back in 1998 that some extra menu items to the windows control menu in addition to the standard "Close", "Maximize", etc options. The extra menus are: Always On Top, Transparency and Minimize To Tray.



















Along with this new blogger-based website, I've created a simple one click installer for PowerMenu.


Download Installer



Download Installer-less Version (not recommended)



PowerMenu is free but please consider making a donation:





Thanks to everyone who have donated money. I've got a full time job and am not always able to send a personal thanks. Your donations help pay for the hosting for this website.





PowerMenu 2.0 coming soon (10 year anniversary). Follow me on twitter for updates!


424 Comments:

At June 5, 2007 at 7:18 AM , Blogger prakhar said...

i am fan of power menu hope u will include some more features
i am using it and i m addicted of it
keep the good work on
congrats !!!!for new installer package

 
At June 7, 2007 at 2:03 AM , Blogger boardtc said...

found out about deskpins yesterday and was looking at other alternatives...pricelessware 04 recommended this and was glad to see it still alive but unfortunately, the download link is currently broken :-(

 
At June 7, 2007 at 3:54 AM , Blogger libertyblog said...

Whoops. Sorry about the link being broken. It somehow changed to reference blogger.com instead of abstractpath.com on the last edit. It's fixed now.

 
At June 10, 2007 at 4:03 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this program. Thank you so very much.

Oh also...I *dont* want more features. Actual Tools something exists for people who need more feature...I love it just the way it is (plus this worked for me when Actual Tools didnt!).

Thank you dear sir.

 
At June 11, 2007 at 7:50 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

A very useful program, however few improvements can be made, like hide the program tray icon, and beautify the application with Vista like icons.

Keep up the good work

 
At June 12, 2007 at 12:09 AM , Blogger a said...

is it possible to add shortcuts? e.g., to minimize to tray with a hotkey, etc?

 
At June 12, 2007 at 5:39 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please add back the standalone executable download without installer!

 
At June 12, 2007 at 11:50 AM , Anonymous Linkdump said...

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At June 12, 2007 at 1:47 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great application, thank you!

Have you thought about capturing a middle-click on the window's minimize button as an alternative way to minimize?

 
At June 12, 2007 at 2:10 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, awesome application. I found another which made the windows transparent, but it was way more laggy. This doesn't create any lag at all with transparent window. Thanks a lot.

 
At June 12, 2007 at 10:26 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow this is great! thanks so much, this works well and simple and easy to use too.

 
At June 13, 2007 at 11:46 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kudos and thanks for a great app I can't do without!

 
At June 15, 2007 at 12:17 AM , Blogger NyNe said...

hey, i sent you an email a while back (nemchik@gmail.com) around february about how i had made an installer using NSIS for power menu - yours is obviously different than mine, but i just wanted to comment here and offer to show you (or anyone else) my installer that provides installation options so that you can pick what you want the program to do (since the readme provides descriptions of options you wouldnt normally expect to use)

anyways let me know if you (or anyone) is interested

 
At June 15, 2007 at 7:04 AM , Blogger libertyblog said...

Hi,

Sorry nyne, if you email me the NSIS script file I can include a link to your installer if you like.

 
At June 15, 2007 at 10:38 AM , Blogger Bob said...

Thanks so much. As a linux user I can't live without Always On Top, which is built into every window.

 
At June 16, 2007 at 12:06 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there a work around for getting it to run on Vista 64?

 
At June 18, 2007 at 12:30 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this great app.

It's really amazing to see how a small, well built, simple-yet-powerful, application can remain unchanged (but still very relevant) for almost 5 years. I wish all apps on market would just do what they were supposed to do without the need to update every now and than 'coz someone didn't write it well from the beginning.

Kudos.

 
At June 18, 2007 at 6:03 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

it would be great if this program could run on Vista x64... I used it for so long under XP32 and now my machine has 4gb ram so I am forced to use X64 to access my memory. Can you please consider a x64 version? thanks !!

 
At June 19, 2007 at 2:10 PM , Blogger Adam said...

it doesnt work :-\
i installed it on winXP sp2 and it doesnt do anything

 
At June 19, 2007 at 2:10 PM , Blogger Adam said...

statement withdrawn, it works, just not for pidgin

 
At June 22, 2007 at 11:42 PM , Anonymous Splice said...

Nice app, does what it says... except it doesn't seem to work on windows that run on a command line... like if you open cmd.exe the options aren't there. Any chance of an update? One of those windows is a reason I went looking for something like this.

 
At June 23, 2007 at 4:03 AM , Blogger NyNe said...

i dont think i have your correct email address, if you wouldnt mind click my profile link and then email me from there and i will reply to whatever address i recieve from

 
At June 24, 2007 at 9:53 AM , Blogger jinalbert said...

I have used this one for few years now, and I think it's still the best add-in menu. No installer, no crash, no bloaty dll/exe files, and no fuss.

 
At June 26, 2007 at 1:30 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice one but it does not work with Notepad on XP64. It does work though with most of the other software.

 
At June 27, 2007 at 9:03 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent program. The site had not been updated in like 6 years then all of a sudden it's a fancy new page.

Your program is as useful as ever.

 
At June 28, 2007 at 7:24 PM , Blogger Keith said...

I really, really like PowerMenu. I've recommended it to several of my colleagues and friends. Do you know why it doesn't work with MS Excel 2007? It works with Word and Outlook 2007 but not with Excel - strange. I'm not complaining - just curious. Again, I love the program - it is super and very useful.

 
At July 4, 2007 at 8:26 PM , Anonymous tikusbiru said...

nice program..i've been using this program for quite sometimes now and i really love it. it does its job so well..but i really hope that you'll add an option to roll up/down windows..that would be great. thanks anyway.

 
At July 6, 2007 at 4:05 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

for a future release it should be able to save settings for each application, so after restart you have same transparancies etc back again.

 
At July 6, 2007 at 3:36 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, we need a feature that saves the settings. Like when I set the transparency, then close or even use PowerMenu's "minimize to tray" feature the transparency goes back to normal. It's a hassle to reset it each time. :(

But still, great work!

 
At July 7, 2007 at 12:32 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank, works perfectly! Hard to live without it.

An additional feature I would like is a "Reset window position" alternative. This would be very handy when a program starts up outside your desktop.

 
At July 7, 2007 at 9:06 AM , Blogger John said...

I've been using this app for years... glad it works in Vista. I appreciate your work and so I donated... please donate if you get use out of this app!!

 
At July 7, 2007 at 10:17 PM , Blogger eVuLPeNGuiN said...

I uninstalled this, now everytime I load up windows I get a missing PowerMenu.dll error. Please help?

 
At July 9, 2007 at 6:35 AM , Blogger boardtc said...

@anonymous "Reset window position" would be great, a lot handier that Alt+Spacebar+M

 
At July 10, 2007 at 2:41 AM , Blogger janekw said...

Very nice! And some day I'll get a credit card maybe.

 
At July 13, 2007 at 3:47 AM , Blogger Patipata said...

Powermenu is an excellent program. I am fond of it!
The NSIS packaging is good too; but the uninst.exe fails to work:
a) no stopping of the running PM task
b) no deletion of the powermenu.lnk in startup folder
c)no deletion of PM folder in Programs files (linked to a)?)
d) uninst.exe /S does not run silently.

Some more work is needed and PowerMenu worth it!
Regards
--
Patipata

 
At July 16, 2007 at 9:21 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great tool indeed - also been using it for quite a while now; along with Copernic's WinKey, it's one of the first things I install on every system I regularly work on!

Keep it up and as mentioned above, keep it simple! Thanks :)

 
At July 17, 2007 at 10:05 AM , Blogger sinatosk said...

Nice tool. I use it alot myself... Saves me from having to go into the task manager all the time.

Dual core is on the rise :p... I would like to be able to change the "Affinity" via the Powermenu

thanks ;)

 
At July 18, 2007 at 1:22 AM , Blogger orionrobots said...

I like this tool - new to it, but it is definitely handy to have.

One other feature which might belong in its set would be a quick rename for cmd window titlebar text.

I like this - I did not have to restart to add it, ran the installer, and all windows, including those already open, got the additional items in the titlebar context menu.

 
At July 22, 2007 at 12:49 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This truly is an awesome program. I find myself using mostly the "minimize to tray" feature. It's awesome to minimize things that you don't switch to/from very often or if you're listening to music and want to minimize the media player so there's less clutter on the task bar. Awesome and keep the the good work! I'm really glad this is vista compatible :-)

 
At July 23, 2007 at 6:15 AM , Anonymous Michael said...

this is a great app and fantastically useful!

I was wondering if there was a way to get the program to memorize the apps I want to minimize all the time as soon as I click the minimize button

 
At July 24, 2007 at 3:29 AM , Blogger Amebaid said...

congrats on that perfect application
i was just thinking do you consider of adding an online auto update to it
to keep up with new releases ??

thanks and
congratulation again

 
At July 24, 2007 at 5:22 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you!

 
At July 24, 2007 at 12:59 PM , Anonymous Astro said...

Thanks for this great tool, maybe for version 2.0 you could consider adding a simple configuration window which could be accessed through the menu of the tray icon.
Congrats for the NSIS installer !!!

 
At July 29, 2007 at 10:11 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thnx a lot... its an amazing tool..
I use always on top... and minimize to tray a lot... its damn useful...
Minize to tray can hide appz...
very nice... thnx

www.chandrubs.co.nr

 
At July 31, 2007 at 3:51 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This wonderful app works nicely in Vista 64. Just so you know, and the googlebot catches this.

 
At August 1, 2007 at 9:39 AM , Anonymous Don said...

Best f@&n programs I've found in a while. I've been using it for a while. I love the new Install but typically prefer the portable version. Simple, straight forward, easy to use, interface is simple but the advanced use is available.

 
At August 1, 2007 at 10:15 AM , Anonymous Brian Lucas said...

Doesn't seem to work in Vista 64-bit, but this program works in Vista 64 and offers the same functionality (except for send to tray):
http://home.att.net/~kmichael/quickshell.html

 
At August 1, 2007 at 5:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey man, I love your software and i'm glad to support it!

My request is a gaussian blur toggle with the trasnparency option. The idea is that stuff behind the transparent window becomes slightly blurred if this toggle is turned on. This would allow you to still see what's in the background but would decrease the distraction it sometimes causes when you use the higher transparency levels. I think this would be cool to try if it's feasible.

Thanks again for the great software.

-M

 
At August 1, 2007 at 8:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a few suggestions:

1. make the always on top and minimize to tray as buttons next to the three defaultbuttons i every window.

2. add a rollup-button

that would make this little porgram complete. otherwise great little program.

 
At August 3, 2007 at 11:32 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, happy to post the 50th comment...
I've been a bit rude in my previous post about PowerMenu uninstall. In the meantime I worked on the install/uninstall script of PowerMenu under AutoPatcher, and... I understood that it were not so simple (see me post here http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=578447)... If you don't already know AutoPatcher you will discover another fine tool.

My only request to Thong, if, after nearly 10 years of uninterrupted success, he feels ready to fight with his keyboard again will be to add some way to save Powermenu preferences on a per application basis... (ini file or register key would do the trick in a first stage, no need of sophisticated GUI).

happy life to PowerMenu and many cheers to his author.
--
Patipata

 
At August 4, 2007 at 6:18 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There appears to be some confusion concerning Vista x64. My experience is that Powermenu works on Vista x64 systems but only on 32 bit applications. For example, Notepad is a 64 bit application and Powermenu does not work. Wordpad on the other hand is a 32 bit application and works fine with Powermenu. The above experience is also true on the 64 bit version of Windows/XP

 
At August 6, 2007 at 4:08 AM , Blogger Gordon said...

Downloaded PowerMenu in order to be able to minimize IE7 to the Systray. However, when IE7 is minimized to the tray, if a link is clicked in email or news post, a NEW instance of IE7 is called, not a new tab in the minimized instance. (I have tabbed browsing set to open external link in new tab in current window). Is there a fix for this?

 
At August 8, 2007 at 11:58 AM , Anonymous Thorsten said...

Would be nice if you could enhance PowerMenu to display a special button in the title bar of the current window. Pressing the button would make the window immediately sticky/top most. (Have seen this in FileBoxExtender).

Thorsten

 
At August 15, 2007 at 6:18 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's posible to make x64 version of PowerMenu? Thx. Olaf

 
At August 18, 2007 at 7:46 PM , Blogger Matt said...

Any idea why a window won't stay on top if the titlebar is hidden. I have an HTA that has a title but no titlebar and it doesn't work. If you have any ideas, please let me know.

swmattyoda@gmail.com

 
At August 20, 2007 at 1:12 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great to have the new installer, but... The setup places PowerMenu shortcut in the "Startup" folder. When using eq. Polish Windows, where there is no english name
"Startup", the shortcut is not placed, and one must copy it manually (like before). It would be better to have it in registry. Regards :]

 
At August 20, 2007 at 3:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice soft, man.
Here you are some few suggestions (I can also help you programming them, if you want):

1. Let the user hide the PowerMenu tray icon: it's useless and it just wastes space

2. Let the user choose shortcuts.

 
At August 20, 2007 at 4:08 AM , Anonymous Jeremy said...

Using this with IE7 mainly. I would be very happy to contribute to a project like this. Here's some features I would like/need:

PowerMenu to recognise that an application is already running and 'auto restore' it if invoked again, rather than a new instance. This is important with IE7 as users need (generally) a new tab in the existing IE7 window rather than a new IE7 window.

Some way of minimizing to tray faster, i.e. right click on application's Minimize button or giving the user the choice of using the Minimize button normally to send the app to the tray.

Anyway...just my ideas. Thanks for a nice little program.

 
At August 21, 2007 at 2:20 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw a link to Power Menu and thought I would try it out. When I try and access the About or Help options from the taskbar, the ZoneAlarm Alert window starts to open, but freezes before the details are displayed. It even stops task manager from being displayed when I hit Ctrl Atl Delete. I then have to reset PC to get out of this situation.
Has anyone else had a similar experience. (XP Pro with Athlon XP 3200+)

 
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please teach msft a thing or two...

 
At August 26, 2007 at 7:36 PM , Blogger Daveyboy said...

I love this addon, but, for some reason, the minimize to tray function stopped working, I'm on an xp,pentiumIII, IBM thinkpad, Ive totally dumped every piece and redll'd. Still nothing, is there an older vers.I'm used to?? please help.
Dave T.
cldjava@gmail.com

 
At August 31, 2007 at 12:55 AM , Anonymous tobbez said...

PowerMenu is a nice software, and I've used it for a long time. However, now that there's an installer I'd like an easier way of configuring PM (ie not having to edit the shortcut command line switches manually).

Anyways, thanks for this highly qualitative software!

 
At September 11, 2007 at 8:08 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Been using this application for ages. Thanks for this.

 
At September 13, 2007 at 9:39 AM , Blogger Michael said...

Thanks for this excellent lightweight application. No bloat, just what is needed, nice and quick. Perfection!

 
At September 13, 2007 at 11:40 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a very usefull app.
Would be possible a x64 version?
Thank you in advance.

 
At September 16, 2007 at 12:16 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've found that when restarting the app on a 32-bit Vista (ultimate) machine it's necessary to run the app as administrator to get the menus to reappear on currently running items in the task bar, whereas newly launched programs have the menus as expected.

 
At September 17, 2007 at 10:05 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Thong,

The command line option "ontopmost" does not work: PowerMenu -topmost on "Notepad".

Can you solve the problem, please? I need this powerMenu to work fine in my computer. I like it, so is why I am interested to solve the problem it has.

Regards,

Manu

 
At September 19, 2007 at 3:37 AM , Blogger Jim said...

Best tool ever. Been using it since it was released. The on-top function is the most handy feature :)

 
At September 21, 2007 at 1:29 AM , Blogger Frosting said...

PowerMenu is just one of those things that keeps chugging right along without bothering me with things like crashes and nags for money. Sometimes I have to remember that it is not part of Windoze but then the realization that it isn't kicks in: 'this can't be windowz, this works'

Anyway, thank you!

I am surprised that some large company has not purchased the name PowerMenu from you yet? Did they try and you said nah?

 
At September 23, 2007 at 10:04 AM , Anonymous LEX said...

i install this program on both my Windows OS, this program rocks..i use the priority alot when my thinkpad is in low power battery mode... it helps keep virus scans and surfin from skippin my music :D I use transparency on my sound mixer so i can check my UV meters in foreground window.

 
At September 27, 2007 at 7:39 AM , Blogger Chris said...

I'd love to be able to hide a command window as well! Nice job

 
At September 27, 2007 at 11:26 PM , Blogger war59312 said...

Would be nice if you could simply right click the minimize button for the window and have it minimize to the system tray.

 
At September 29, 2007 at 7:10 PM , Blogger Mike McG said...

i've been using this since i discovered it in 2001. every winxp installation gets powermenu. thanks for taking the time to add these basic window management features. sending $5 in thanks.

 
At October 4, 2007 at 2:23 PM , Blogger Devin said...

Hi thank you for developing PowerMenu. It is a useful utility.

I've found a small problem with the "Minimize to Tray" feature.

To recreate the problem, do the following steps:

1) open any application that support multiple document interface (MDI) (i.e. Acrobat Pro)

2) minimize that application to tray

3) double-click on any file associated to that application in Windows Explorer to open it

4) this is where the problem is.. application opens the file correctly but its icon is still visible in tray

5) close file but not the application itself until you are left seeing that application being visible in both taskbar and tray


In order to fix it, I need to double-click on the application's icon in tray to get rid of the icon and then choose "Minimize to tray" feature on taskbar. I'm not able to directly minimize the application back to tray from taskbar if its icon is still visible in tray.

I'm running Windows 2000 Pro and experienced this problem by opening PDF files via Windows Explorer. I am using Acrobat Pro 6.

Thanks,

Devin

 
At October 8, 2007 at 6:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the option to vertically or horizontally maximize a window were added to PowerMenu, the program would be fantastic.

 
At October 13, 2007 at 2:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

use it for years now! the standart in my autostart ( *.exe -quiet -hideself on )

 
At October 16, 2007 at 5:28 AM , Anonymous Jo said...

Great Prog, i use it since 2003 i think. The best Windows-Add On EVER.
I have also one Featurerequest: I use the ProcessPriority alot, and it would be realy nice if you can add a Menu to choose the current used CPU-Core(s) for the Target-App. You can do this manually in the Task-Manager, so i think there must be a way you can do it.

I would donate 20 Bucks for that thing. Write me: jo-82(a_t)freenet.de

 
At October 17, 2007 at 9:21 AM , Blogger Ben Skutt said...

Hey i power menu is great, though id like it to automatically set everything at a level of transparency (i like all my windows at 20, and it looks great with power menu) its just i don't want to have to set it on every window each time i open it.

but hey, its gorgeous and i love it!
i'm just lazy, lol.

 
At October 19, 2007 at 4:26 AM , Blogger Lukasz said...

Excellent job, I like it!

Would be very nice if you could add "Always minimize to tray" menu option. It off couse must remember this choice for particular windows.
I could do it for my self if you send source code for the app and I could send the code back to you.

 
At October 22, 2007 at 4:35 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whould like a program to do allways at bottom. To keep any program in the back... allmost like a wallpaper.

anybody know of a program?

 
At October 22, 2007 at 5:34 AM , Blogger kaneda said...

How hard would it be to set it so PowerMenu remembers the settings per application?

Or are you able to release the code so we could make this change?

 
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Many thanks!

 
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its sharad_lion@yahoo.com

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lookin for upgrades like
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...remember transparency even after closing applications.

 
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This is great stuff, and the fact it even works in Vista is great....if only iTunes had your skills! I am having problems with the target fields in Vista, but hey, fantastic otherwise!!

 
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At October 28, 2007 at 12:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi!

First of all, great application. I can't live without it.

Now, I did notice a minor bug. I run my PowerMenu as follows: "C:\Program Files\PowerMenu\PowerMenu.exe" -disable priority -disable transparency -disable minimizetotray -quiet -hideself on

which only makes the "Always on Top" functionality work. If you run that functionality on IE7's windows though, you also get transparency, minimize to tray, etc., even if I explicitly disabled it.

Could you take a look at that or publish the source code and I'll gladly look into that?

 
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At November 9, 2007 at 1:39 PM , Blogger Benjamin said...

This is GREAT - I'm curious - what did you use to develop it? Visual Studio or . . . ?? Drop me a line - my email address is on my website (no this isn't an ad as I've noticed you have, I just don't want to put my email address here and get spammed) www.brokenpoet.org under benjamin > contact

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At November 9, 2007 at 11:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've just downloaded your program, because my version of Windows Media Player 11, doesn't want to minimize to the taskbar anymore. But unfortanetly..it still doesn't work with your program to..

Any Idea to solve this?

 
At November 13, 2007 at 3:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I admit, I am a PowerMenu fan. I'd like to echo some other comments that it does not need any more features, it's great just how it is. I appreciate small programs that act as necessary tools, no more, no less. As a Unix user, when I get to Windows this little program saves me much frustration.

 
At November 15, 2007 at 1:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm amazed. This is really useful, simple and reliable!

I just can think of a couple of things that might help to make it even better:

* ONE CLICK ACTIONS: mimic the behavior of Active Captions (http://www.shelltoys.com/minimize_tray/index.html) where right clicking on the minimize button, minimizes to tray, and right clicking on the close button, sticks the windows always on top (although I think that the Maximize button would be more appropriate). Just one click and you're done!

* SHOW SOMEHOW THAT A WINDOW IS MAXIMIZED: Sometimes you have an Always on Top window fully maximized. You leave your computer, after a while you come back and you didn't remember that the maximized windows is Always on Top. You switch to other programs and they don't show up. Although the reason is that the former window is always on top, it may look like the reason is that the programs are not responding. Similar programs have this solved. For example, DeskPins (http://users.forthnet.gr/pat/efotinis/programs/deskpins.html) not only shows a pin indicating if the window is on top, but also clicking on the pin, it toggles the Always on Top state.

I already used both tools and I wouldn't leave PowerMenu to switch back to them. However, these additions would be really helpful.

...just my five cents! ;)

 
At November 19, 2007 at 3:32 AM , Blogger [nox] said...

Powermenu dont minimize to try a WINDOWS COMMAND PROMPT! Its very useful when you use a JAVA console, etc...

 
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check out XNeat @ www.xneat.com more features & free

 
At November 19, 2007 at 7:07 AM , Blogger [nox] said...

This XNeat doesnt have "send to try" in Windows Command Prompt either!

 
At November 22, 2007 at 10:50 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

FUCK THAT, IT DOESN'T WORK! I've installed it, did what you siad, no errors, but I can't get get the damn transparency to bloody work! Please don't ignore this message! I really REALLY need help!

 
At December 5, 2007 at 6:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

XP64 & Vista64 support would be awesome, please consider.

 
At December 6, 2007 at 3:07 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You CAN hide the tray icon:
PowerMenu -hideself on

Read the help file for more command line options.

 
At December 8, 2007 at 10:34 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you thought of a way to undo setting the transparency to 100%?

 
At December 9, 2007 at 12:08 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even if you have set the transparency to 100%, the taskbar button is still visible. Right click on it to change transparency back.

 
At December 11, 2007 at 2:25 AM , Anonymous Tom said...

hi,
I believe I installed this with an nlite windows install (or maybe autopatcher?) - didnt really know what it was but I really like it:- :thumbsup:

I'm having similar problem though as the person above with Acrobat, except with Firefox and Thunderbird.

Firefox is my default browser

If it is minimised to tray and I click a link somewhere, the window is restored (from tray) & link opens in new tab as expected, but the FF icon remains in the tray.

If I then select minimise to tray it wont(/cant?) because it thinks it's still there.

I have to click on tray icon and then minimise to tray.

Same problem if I forget it's minimised to tray and open programme from shortcut - the current instance is restored but icon remains.

BTW:- Firefox only allows one instance to run (& I have open links in new tab -as opposed to new window- selected in options)

It's a small thing but there you go...

 
At December 16, 2007 at 2:13 PM , Anonymous apparition said...

i too have been using this program for a while. excellent program. no bloat either like other programs that try to do the same thing.

 
At December 21, 2007 at 5:55 AM , Blogger michael said...

"* ONE CLICK ACTIONS: mimic the behavior of Active Captions (http://www.shelltoys.com/minimize_tray/index.html) where right clicking on the minimize button, minimizes to tray, and right clicking on the close button, sticks the windows always on top (although I think that the Maximize button would be more appropriate). Just one click and you're done!"


yeah, exactly what he said.

also, is there a way to script starting some programs with default opacity? or minimize/always on top -status?

 
At December 21, 2007 at 8:01 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for a great program!
Do you think is possible that you could add the ability to roll up windows also?
And maybe remember settings?
Just asking.
Again thanks, it is by far one of the best free programs out there.

 
At December 22, 2007 at 9:34 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loooove it.. I'm using it for some time now and I gave it my vote. http://www.vladimirmitrovic.com/2007/12/22/powermenu/

don't overpush options, it has a small footprint and that's why it rocks

 
At December 25, 2007 at 11:48 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my God, I f*ing love you! I have no idea why this isn't a standard feature in Windows, but it should be. Thanks for your efforts!

 
At December 28, 2007 at 7:56 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always on Top stop working after Hibernate or Sleep.

 
At January 6, 2008 at 7:53 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

for make it perfect you could join the PowerMenuHook.dll in the exe...1 file only is better...anyway it's a very good work

 
At January 8, 2008 at 6:17 AM , Blogger Yves said...

What is the licence of PowerMenu? (GPL, LGPL, BSD, unlimited liberty of use, restricted liberty of usage)

 
At January 10, 2008 at 6:45 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

source font for translated other languages

 
At January 24, 2008 at 4:05 AM , Anonymous sitewalkah said...

btw, actual tools now works with 64-bit apps as well

 
At January 25, 2008 at 8:51 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loooove it.. I'm using it for some time now and I gave it my vote.

http://www.digitalrev.com/

 
At January 31, 2008 at 1:27 AM , Blogger tercumenette said...

nicepost

 
At February 3, 2008 at 2:48 AM , Anonymous Siddharth said...

Very cool application bro :)
I am using it from quite a long time ;)d find it to be very useful specially when doing some designing in GIMP :D

 
At February 3, 2008 at 2:08 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think there's a small problem on vista: "always on top" doesn't work any more after you minimized a window. you have to un-aot and re-aot it again... great piece of work otherwise, thanks :-)

 
At February 4, 2008 at 5:21 AM , Blogger ArahMan7 said...

Heard about from BuBBy of GOATD. Nice tool. Thanks.

Greetings and lots of love from Malaysia.

~ ArahMan7

 
At February 7, 2008 at 1:17 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this software, it is extremely useful. I would really like to try writing some extensions, would you be willing to share the source? If so please email mraum AT vt.edu.

Thanks again!

 
At February 11, 2008 at 9:23 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't function in x64 OS... any chance of making an update? Great program for Win32 though!

 
At February 13, 2008 at 2:46 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. Great piece of software. Is it possible to add option "hide from Alt-Tab switch?" Together with "Always on top" would allow fast switching without 3 small Winamp windows which must have been always on top :)

 
At February 20, 2008 at 9:13 AM , Blogger Chinmay Vaishampayan said...

wow...........
i m a fan of this utility.....
realy appreciate our work

 
At February 26, 2008 at 8:16 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please compile an x64 version of this app, it doesn't work for my x64 Windows OS's. Thanks!!

 
At February 27, 2008 at 8:25 AM , Blogger Syrrys said...

Entirely awesome.

 
At February 28, 2008 at 3:16 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another feature suggestion: A window is "Always on top" and has Transparency xx (whatever).Now, in some cases it would be great when the transparency would be active only when the window in question is out of focus (but, thanks to Always on top, visible).

 
At February 28, 2008 at 10:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Using it on Vista x64, works ok.. But can't change transparency more then once on any app. After I set it, I have to close the app, close PowerMenu, then re-open PowerMenu and the app and then I can change the transparency again... Weird...

 
At February 29, 2008 at 4:33 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you add "opaque on hover" and "opaque on focus" like XNeat ??
you can download XNeat from Another Power Menu !

 
At March 5, 2008 at 5:30 PM , Anonymous AnandKiran said...

I had downloaded this application long long time back,without actually knowing what it did. Today I got to know what it can do and was immediately very very happy that I found something that I badly needed.I clicked on the donate link to pay,while I was testing whether I could use it the way I wanted to...Alas..It doesn't make my IM window transparent when I am watching a movie or watching TV on my comp... :-( :-( :-( ...Can you please see if you do something about it... I can afford to pay 2$ to 3$ for that functionality now and will pay how much ever I can later.... Its anyways a GREAT app...way to go man... Thanks :-)

 
At March 5, 2008 at 5:36 PM , Blogger Supercali said...

I had downloaded this application long long time back,without actually knowing what it did. Today I got to know what it can do and was immediately very very happy that I found something that I badly needed.I clicked on the donate link to pay,while I was testing whether I could use it the way I wanted to...Alas..It doesn't make my IM window transparent when I am watching a movie or watching TV on my comp... :-( :-( :-( ...Can you please see if you can do something about it? ... I can afford to pay 2$ to 3$ for that functionality now and will pay how much ever I can later.... Its anyways a GREAT app...way to go man... Thanks :-)

 
At March 7, 2008 at 7:37 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find this tool quite useful, and doesn't cause hangups with other programs like Xmenu does. However, it does not seem to work with Microsoft Office 2007 applications. Any suggestions on getting it to work, or is this a 'feature' of PowerMenu?

 
At March 8, 2008 at 8:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

could you please release a x64 version?

it does not work on Windows XP 64 bits... TY

 
At March 16, 2008 at 4:34 PM , Anonymous Johnny said...

Hi,
Thanks so much for the pragram, it's just great! Do you think you can add an option to keep the text opaque?

 
At March 27, 2008 at 10:44 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks good in general.
Does not work on console windows :(

 
At March 29, 2008 at 9:30 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

if your download link is broken try at http://www.komputerswiat.pl/download/go.asp?id=5193&a=1
. it's polish website, but it never has broken downloads :)

 
At March 29, 2008 at 11:22 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

please make an update for Windows XP 64 bits edition ASAP ! :)

thanks in advance !

 
At April 1, 2008 at 3:19 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At April 1, 2008 at 11:38 PM , Anonymous Timmy Taylor said...

Love It, thanks for the app!!

 
At April 3, 2008 at 6:20 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this app! x64-support would be great...

thanks!

 
At April 11, 2008 at 11:15 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you work on Windows XP x64 support? i miss this little application! :) thanks for your time

 
At April 17, 2008 at 10:04 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man I hope you update this program real soon with some bug fixes, x64 support, and update/new features. I know its suppose to do what its suppose to do but adding some more stuff would be great (Such as a maximize, minimize for windows that cant be usually for example Add/Remove Programs)

 
At May 3, 2008 at 1:00 PM , Blogger Dwayne said...

Great Product but it does not work on all my desire programs but I still love it.

 
At May 10, 2008 at 12:25 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello! any news concerning a x64 support for Windows XP ? thanks!

 
At May 11, 2008 at 5:06 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

x64 pleeeaaasse

 
At May 11, 2008 at 5:46 PM , Anonymous Jules said...

I infest every workplace I join with this little gem. Thanks bro!

Don't want heaps of new features, but remembering the window settings between program close/restarts would be AWESOME.

ps Love the installer :)

 
At May 15, 2008 at 10:45 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love powermenu, it should come with windows by default! I would like to suggest a new feature though, set processor affinity from the menu. More and more people are using dual or quad core processors these days.

 
At May 17, 2008 at 3:27 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There isn't much i can say other then GREAT WORK. This app has certainly come very usefull at the time of "need" ;)

 
At May 20, 2008 at 5:27 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you able to make your software "remember" the settings of the programs we made transpancey settings on? - mail@bryanchung.sg

 
At May 20, 2008 at 8:32 AM , Anonymous Rado Petrik said...

Hi as many others, I really like the software. I have been using it over 6 years now if I remember correctly, but since the number of supported programs is getting smaller and smaller all the time(doesn’t work with Office 2007, cmd, powershell, SAP gui...) I use it less and less. I am worried that one day when I get a new computer I won't even bother to put it on any more.
And that would be pretty sad I think.

Thanks and please don't let it die, update it, it's a great app.

 
At May 20, 2008 at 10:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been using this app for so long...it's always the first thing I install on a new system. killer app man, kudos, seriously.

 
At May 21, 2008 at 11:55 PM , Blogger Felix said...

Hey Man! Cool App.


Check out my page at...

http://www.felixcollins.com

 
At May 23, 2008 at 10:42 AM , Blogger Ferdy said...

super program
using it now with vlc and windows dreamscene wmv's

recommend this if u want to do that

 
At May 25, 2008 at 3:37 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is only 1 thing that buggs me.. It should have a save function, so whenever you restart an app with a custom transparanty, you don't have to reset it. Great app.
SC4Rzz

 
At May 26, 2008 at 10:46 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

best soft ever ! im pro programmer.

 
At June 11, 2008 at 7:58 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

how to use the command line? Do I have to write the command in target fiel of the shortcut of PowerMenu.exe or of the program I want to keep to top for example?

 
At June 13, 2008 at 4:04 PM , Blogger Martin said...

Warning!
My virus scanner (MS Bitdefender) says the installer download has a trojan in it.

 
At June 14, 2008 at 11:17 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just what I was looking for. Thank you for this.

 
At June 17, 2008 at 11:26 AM , Blogger piratesephiroth said...

I am an old powermenu fan, so I decided tomake this installer.

http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/10/2/1477861/PowerMenuSetup_1_5_1.rar

It sets the program to start with windows with the -hideself switch.

There's not much point in having it in the system tray, anyways.

peace

 
At June 30, 2008 at 3:35 PM , Anonymous Korpirkor said...

I have translated PowerMenu 1.5.1 to polish. / Przetłumaczyłem PowerMenu na polski:
http://rapidshare.com/files/126182969/power_menu_151_pl.zip

 
At July 7, 2008 at 4:05 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank You

 
At July 7, 2008 at 10:51 PM , Blogger Moryabdi said...

for god sake
if you don't support this program anymore or don't want add more ability please make this open source or give that to another erson who support windwos xp 64 bit or ask question...
we want set affinity cpu in menu
and also solve bugs like tranparency work and disablaing in windows xp 64 bit...
thank in advance

 
At July 15, 2008 at 1:25 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you this is awesome.

 
At July 16, 2008 at 4:13 AM , Blogger Ikarr said...

Unfortunately, when I apply second option, PM is not working. For example, I choose transparency 10% and next 0%. Transparency will be 10%. For reset I need to restart application. My system - Vista x64.

 
At July 16, 2008 at 8:59 PM , Blogger Changlinn said...

Going from mainly using linux at work to mainly using windows I couldn't live without always on top, and the ability to move taskbar items around (taskbar shuffle does this). Thanks for the great utility.
I too voice my opinion that you should open source this app, it will bring more development in and give the app a life of it's own, plus other people will work on features you don't feel like working on, and you can have it hosted at sourceforge.
You can even still get donations.
On to feature request, it would be really useful to manipulate cmd.exe windows.

 
At July 22, 2008 at 2:16 AM , Anonymous Marcus Mangelsdorf said...

Thank you for this great app!
(btw: i got the same bug like ikarr ;))

 
At July 23, 2008 at 2:28 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's good to have some news !thanks!














 
At July 23, 2008 at 2:30 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's good to have some news !thanks!














 
At July 29, 2008 at 1:43 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for your contributions.
I've looked for this kind of application for a long time. Thanks. :)

 
At July 29, 2008 at 1:44 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for your contribtuions.
I've looked for this kind of application for a long time. :)

 
At July 29, 2008 at 2:11 PM , Blogger Deepak said...

I minimise IE windows to tray , but after some time when the system icons are hidden , i cant find em after expanding the hidden icons, any suggestions.

 
At July 31, 2008 at 2:40 PM , Blogger Ziki said...

AWESOME !!

 
At August 3, 2008 at 1:48 AM , Blogger butterfly : reloaded said...

Why do you say that the installer-less version is not recommended?

 
At August 9, 2008 at 8:05 AM , Blogger Thragor said...

Great tool. It's now part of my favorite windows tools. Did a short exploration of alternatives for "Always on Top" feature (documented in my blog (German)).

Although I even tried another tool first yours got the price. Only the black Systray icon is pretty useless and hardly to see on Windows Aero having windows maximized (which makes the background black).

What about a configuration option to add PowerMenu to the Autostart-Menu? Would be great.

 
At August 11, 2008 at 2:56 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing!thanks!
Don‘t try so hard, the best things come when you least expect them to.

88

 
At August 14, 2008 at 7:21 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found PowerMenu sometime around 2000 or so, and it has followed me on every machine since.

I recently found mention of the DM2 desktop enhancement, and in looking over the screenshots and features I realized that I was unimpressed, 'cause I'd had most of that for years!

Thanks for it, and I hope you've done well since.

 
At August 19, 2008 at 10:51 AM , Blogger Rosia Warner said...

Can someone please tell me how to use powermenu? It's on my computer and it doesn't do anything. I have also tried to uninstall it, and when I do, the icon at the bottom of my screen doesn't go away, yet my computer thinks that the program is not there. Any suggestions on what to do?

 
At August 21, 2008 at 6:33 AM , Blogger Riki said...

I found this in the file from the link on the top page.

http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/2827/20080821202211vh7.jpg

but the file from piratesephiroth on June 17, 2008 11:26 AM is clean. May be something got inside. Forgive me if i made a mistake. Thanks for a nice utility, i love it :)

http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/10/2/1477861/PowerMenuSetup_1_5_1.rar

^
^
this one is clean :D

 
At August 27, 2008 at 8:58 PM , Blogger Beau said...

I've noticed in XP Pro that when you select "always on top" and then move that window, it doesn't stay on top any more. Any chance of fixing this? Cheers.

 
At September 1, 2008 at 3:36 AM , Blogger jade said...

To the world you may be one person,but to one person you may be the world.
To the world you may be one person,but to one person you may be the world.

 
At September 1, 2008 at 2:22 PM , Blogger David said...

Pity it doesn't work for DOS (Command Prompt) windows in Vista. The menu doesnt even show up in right click.

 
At September 1, 2008 at 8:17 PM , Blogger 3linkres said...

I love this program. Thank you so very much.

 
At September 18, 2008 at 12:39 PM , Blogger CS said...

Just installed it and I am very impressed - Would be good if you could hide the system tray icon that this creates.

 
At September 27, 2008 at 5:47 PM , Blogger jnguy said...

Thanks for the program. Same as everyone else, cmd.exe would be nice. Maybe open source it?

 
At October 10, 2008 at 12:04 PM , Blogger cy said...

i love this program simply because its small and simple!

only the bare basics.

 
At October 19, 2008 at 5:01 AM , Blogger Vampiriuke said...

doesnt change cmd window meniu... =[

 
At October 20, 2008 at 7:09 AM , Blogger PeterF said...

Fanastic program - does exactly what is says without getting in the way or using much memory. Cheers!

 

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