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WindowShade X for Mac


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    Sep. 25, 2010
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    Free to try; $15.00 to buy
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1 stars

"Use at your own risk!"

October 10, 2010  |  By JuanDaRiguera

2010-10-10 11:49:08  |  By JuanDaRiguera

 |  Version: WindowShade X 5.0.6


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


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


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

2010-09-27 19:15:07  |  By Run Home Slow

 |  Version: WindowShade X 5.0.6






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

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Full Specifications

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.
Publisher Unsanity
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Release Date September 25, 2010
Date Added September 25, 2010
Version 5.0.6
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Tweaks Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac/OS X 10.6 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.65MB
File Name windowshade-x-507.dmg
Total Downloads 14,640
Downloads Last Week 8
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $15

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