Windows Controller uses hot keys to control open windows on the desktop, but to describe it like that is sort of like calling Office an e-mail client or Photoshop a drawing tool. Like those other programs, Windows Controller does so much more than it seems at first blush. And, also like those other programs, Windows Controller is shareware, meaning you can try it for free (for 30 days) before buying it. Where Windows Controller breaks ranks with big-box (and big-bucks) programs like Photoshop or Office is in price; at $7.99 for the full version, Windows Controller costs about the same as a double-latte-whatever and rock-hard cookie in a trendy cafe, and with more-productive results (though you may need both).
Windows Controller's installer includes options for buying and entering a license, but we chose the 30-day trial. The program's user interface is simple but rather busy; while there's just a long list of Commands on the left and a window for displaying each selection's options on the right, the effect is rather text-heavy and crowded at first. But it's an efficient layout nonetheless; simply select a Command, set the hot-key combination that activates it, and configure any options such as window width or height. Most of Windows Controller's commands involve positioning the active window in some way, such Move down to next window edge, Extend right edge to next window edge, or Shrink top edge to next window edge, but some are simpler, such as Full Height half width or Move to topmost. You can also insert new commands as well as import and export commands from the Commands menu. We started with some basic commands, each of which executed flawlessly.
Windows Controller has few options, and the Help file is mostly online FAQs, but two things strike us about this versatile utility: it's easy to figure out and use, and its appeal will be greater for experienced users rather than novices. While the full range of commands available in Windows Controller is probably too much to memorize (not counting custom commands) it really speeds up those commands you use most often.
Windows Controller lets you to use keyboard shortcut key (the hotkey, e.g. Ctrl+Alt+K ) to execute a set of commands which can set the active window's position and size to custom values; move or resize each edge of the active window making it align to other window edges; and execute some Windows actions.Windows actions executed by hotkey includes Maximize or restore, Minimize, Undo Minimize, Move, Size, Always on top (toggle), Mute (toggle), Decrease or increase the master sound volume, Start default web browser, Start screen saver, Lock computer, Sleep, Log off, Restart and shutdown the computer. There are 15 commands to move or resize (extend or shrink) each edge of the active window making it align to other window edges. You can add new "custom" command to set the window's position and size to custom values. Come with the installation includes 14 custom commands like maximize window width or height; center horizontally or vertically or both, and etc. Changes made to the position and size of the window could be multiple undo and redo by using commands "Undo last command" and "Redo last command". Custom command even supports optional self undo that is the second consecutive of the same command applied to an active window will undo the previous command resulting in restoring the window back to its original position and size. Active window's position and size can be saved or updated on the fly by using commands "Save as a new command" and "Save to an existing command", without the need to enter the values manually. Windows Controller does not have a trap icon. To open the configuration panel just execute the command "Open or close this panel" by pressing its hotkey. Commands can be renamed; changed its order in the list; exported to and imported from a file. Multiple monitors configuration is supported. User interface supports English and Chinese (both Simplified and Traditional). Support Windows XP or newer version of Windows.
What's new in this version:
Version 188.8.131.52 fixed the problem with applying commands in a minimized window.