WindowShade X for Mac

WindowShade X for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 86 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.6
  • Total Downloads:
    14,640
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 25, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try; $15.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    5.65MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

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1 stars

"Use at your own risk!"

October 10, 2010  |  By JuanDaRiguera

 |  Version: WindowShade X 5.0.6

Pros

Restores a very valuable feature that Apple eliminated in the move to OS X.

Cons

It's a system haxie -- meaning that it messes with the operating system. Not good.

Summary

I love what WindowShade does. I hated it when Apple abandoned that feature in the move to OS X. I was elated when I discovered that WindowShade restored that functionality. Unfortunately, it relies on Application Enhancer ("APE") to accomplish it. APE is notorious for causing all sorts of problems. If you've never experienced any of them, you're lucky.

For years I read all the warning about system haxies, and for years I ignored them. WindowShade was a real time saver, and once you get used to having it, it's hard to live without it. I admit that I sorely miss it now that I've stopped using it. But APE is too dangerous to use. It prevented a system reboot after an upgrade to Leopard on my G5 -- an event that spun up the fans and fried the G5 before I could shut it down.

That convinced me to stop using system haxies. The arguments still rage back and forth on that subject, but I've learned my lesson. As valuable as WindowShade is, it's not worth the downside. Use it at your own risk.

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5 stars

"non workin' apps now works!"

September 27, 2010  |  By Run Home Slow

 |  Version: WindowShade X 5.0.6

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Summary

at last... i am happy, was long but we need that thing :-)

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0.6
  • You may have to restart after installing WSX for the first time.
  • WSX now works with Adobe Bridge CS5
  • The depression is not as crushing, but I do want to sleep for 15-20 hours.
  • There are some known problems with windowshading [REDACTED]4 [REDACTED]3 in which grouped windows do not stay locked to each other but otherwise function correctly. Only 1% of crazy people should be affected by this issue.
  • Merged Koichi MATSUMOTO's latest Japanese translation. Many thanks are owed to him.
  • Other minor bugfixes.
General
Publisher Unsanity
Publisher web site http://www.unsanity.com/
Release Date September 25, 2010
Date Added September 25, 2010
Version 5.0.6
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Tweaks Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.65MB
File Name windowshade-x-507.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 14,640
Downloads Last Week 8
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $15

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