HideWin


Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 2 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2
File Size:
16.77KB
Date Added:
April 03, 2006
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP
Total Downloads:
8,431
Downloads Last Week:
6
Additional Requirements:
Windows 2000/XP

Editors' review

This active window manager does its job, but a lack of user guidance and flexibility mar its overall performance. HideWin doesn't require installation and offers no user interface or confirmation after running its executable file. No Help or read-me files are included either, which could leave users, especially the novice, in the dark about how to get started. The only instruction comes from the publisher's brief description of the program, which includes the limited hot-key combinations offered. This freeware can only hide the active window and lacks a way to hide all open windows or build a list of excluded windows. You can restore them all at one time or individually, starting with the most recently hidden window. With more user-friendly and functional freeware options on the market, users shouldn't have any trouble finding a better way to manage active windows.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.0

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current Version:

    3.0

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 5 stars

    "Wonderful, Light, and Useful"

    January 07, 2014   |   By viruscmd

    Version: HideWin 2

    Pros

    •small
    •portable
    •convenient
    •easy to understand
    •discrete

    Cons

    •not for the every user

    Summary

    I personally love HideWin it prevent me from getting in a lot of trouble in high school. Best when used as a portable app.
    ~virus.cmd

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  • 1 stars

    "Not good at all"

    May 17, 2006   |   By nphp20

    Version: HideWin 2

    Pros

    Uh... it uses just 2 megs of memory.

    Cons

    No GUI AT ALL

    It only hides the topmost window... after that is hidden it can't hide anything else unless you click on another window...

    Unhiding is retarted, as it just goes and unhides windows in the order they were hidden, so it's a pain if you only want to unhide one out of several hidden windows.

    No way to change hotkeys

    nHide or ChaoticVisions Curtain are better choices (both free)

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