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Boss Button

By Skillcomputers Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

This simple tool quickly hides all open windows with a click, but could use a hot-key option. Boss Button's interface is a simple icon on the tool tray. No need for a manual as this utility has but a single function.

Click the Boss Button and the app hides all windows. Click it again and they return. The problem is some of our testers found it very difficult to quickly move their mouse to the tiny button and click it. More useful would be an option to press a hot key to hide the windows.

For such a simple app, Boss Button runs with almost as much memory as Windows Explorer. The seven-day trial requires testers give extensive personal information. Seven days still gives users plenty of time to find if they can click the Boss Button faster than the boss can see their desktop.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1

This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added March 10, 2008
Version 1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP

Popularity

Total Downloads 2,474
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

Do not get caught short again. Boss Button will hide all windows on your desktop in an instant and then allow you to un-hide them when the coast is clear. Keep your personal stuff to yourself and away from the eyes or your boss, wife or children.