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Boss Key

By MindGems Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
Though it's far from a full-featured privacy tool, this program successfully takes care of its one job. As you might guess from its name, Anti Boss Key lets you hide any number of open windows with a quick hot-key combo.

In addition, it can change the screen resolution and mute the sound. The user-friendly interface shows you a list of all running programs and lets you drag ones you want to keep open to a whitelist. To hide all other windows and programs, you simply push the selected hot key or configure a new one. For increased stealth, you can hide the application's control panel. However, Anti Boss Key doesn't provide extra protection features such as cleaning tools for wiping away your surfing history and traces of application usage.

On the contrary, many full-featured privacy suites also can do exactly what this utility does. Still, inveterate slackers with particularly nosy coworkers or supervisors will find the application delivers on its promise.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.2

Version 5.2:

  • Added: Improved Windows 10 Compatibility
  • Added: Improved Unicode support (multilingual systems)
  • Fixed: Windows 10 hotkey stopped working after restore

General

Release December 26, 2017
Date Added December 26, 2017
Version 5.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 14,651
Downloads Last Week 3
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Developer's Description

Hide your inappropriate computing. Boss Key - instantly hides windows (applications) in order to prevent uninvited persons from seeing them and to protect your privacy. There are not any adware, spy ware, banners or pop ups included in this package!

Instantly hide / restore all windows on your DeskTop with a secret key combination. Set selected volume level or mute the sound when the windows are hidden. Hide tray icons. Hide desktop icons. Hide taskbar. Switch screen resolution. Restore all applications exactly to the state before hiding. Keep the applications running to allow them perform the necessary tasks while they are hidden. Don't hide chosen windows. Don't hide chosen applications. Automatically start the application which you are supposed to work with. Works invisibly in the background for additional privacy. Easy to use 'Drag and Drop' interface.