|Teach Your Tablet PC New Tricks!
Actual Tools, the leading provider of business
productivity software, today announces Actual Window Manager
4.5, the newest version of its award-winning tool for enhancing
window navigation with new abilities.
Actual Window Manager offers many interesting
technologies that teach windows new tricks: users can pin
windows to keep them always-on-top, roll them up and unroll like
blinds, minimize to tray or to a small icon on the screen.
Besides, it's possible to change the execution priority for
applications right from the title bar popup menu without having
to interrupt computations just to open Task Manager.
Actual Window Manager 4.5 builds on the
functionalities of earlier versions that were reviewed and found
useful by many Tablet PC experts and further extends its
commitment to the Tablet PC market by adding "Copy to Clipboard"
/ "Paste from Clipboard" title buttons, "Hide mouse pointer"
feature, and an option to keep windows layout automatically.
"Copy to Clipboard" / "Paste from Clipboard"
extra buttons' support provides user the ability to make
familiar copy and paste Clipboard operations in a super-simple
manner by tapping on the title buttons, which are added to each
window upon the installation of the program. Simply highlight in
one window the content you need to copy, tap on the "Copy to
Clipboard" button in its title bar, go to another window and tap
on the "Paste from Clipboard" button as well. As it can be seen,
the use of title buttons is a way simpler than through the Edit
menu or by pressing common Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V, Ctrl-Ins/Shift-Ins key
combinations. The latter is extremely inconvenient because the
user is holding the Tablet PC in one hand and its stylus in the
Actual Window Manager also extends its
functionalities to include a new feature, labeled "Hide mouse
pointer". As the name implies, this feature lets the user hide
the mouse pointer when she is typing text with a stylus in
Tablet PC Input Panel. In this situation, the pointer only
obscures the view, more so if Input Panel is semi-transparent -
this option of Actual Window Manager is one of the most popular
options used by the Tablet PC owners.
The other key new feature in new Actual Window
Manager is a special mode that keeps windows layout
automatically. Once the size of the desktop has been changed,
this mode will automatically change the size and layout of all
currently open windows, maintaining their proportions and
positions relatively to each other and the desktop.
The above-mentioned features deliver the
following two benefits to Tablet PC users:
- Two taps for one-handed copy-and-paste
operations will appeal to people who use Tablet PC as a word
processor when they are on the move. Besides they should love
the text typing when the mouse pointer is hidden. It's much more
convenient than when it sits on the window where you type in
- The ability to adapt the proportions and
position of windows to the changes of the desktop size is great
for those people who often connect Tablet PC to an external
monitor with a considerably larger resolution. Thanks to this
option, there's no need to drag windows, make them smaller or
larger to adapt to the new resolution.
"We are excited to be offering new Actual
Window Manager," says Michael Tretyakov, Actual Tools CEO. "This
release has been inspired by the requests from our customers for
new features and the positive feedback from Jeff Van West, the
author of Tablet PC Quick Reference by Microsoft Press and a
regular columnist on the Microsoft Expert Zone website. His
review "Actual Window Manager is Must-Have Software on a Tablet
PC" was a phenomenal opportunity for us to tell more Tablet PC
lovers about our product."
Additional Information Review "Actual Window
Manager is Must-Have Software on a Tablet PC" by Jeff Van Vest
can be found at the following link:
Publishing-friendly graphics (TIFF, CMYK, 300 dpi) can be
obtained at the following link:
(2,5 Mb). This ZIP archive includes two Actual Tools company
logos, Actual Window Manager's box shot and screenshot.
Pricing and Availability Actual Window Manager
4.5 runs on all Windows platforms and costs $59.95 (USD) for a
single-user license. Discounts for volume buyers are available
(please, refer to
customers are entitled to the unlimited functionality, free
minor updates and lifetime technical support. Additional
information on Actual Window Manager, a collection of tutorial
articles and success stories, as well as a 60-day evaluation
copy is available at