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Chameleon Window Manager Lite

By NeoSoft Tools Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 28, 2011

Most modern computers have the processing power to run lots of programs at once with no problem, but that leads to a new issue: a desktop cluttered with open windows. Chameleon Window Manager Lite is a clever program that adds extra ways to handle windows without making major changes to the way your desktop functions.

The program's interface is plain and easy to figure out. When it's first launched, Chameleon Window Manager displays a configuration menu where you can customize the way the program acts. Once it's running, the program simply adds extra buttons to each window's title bar; in addition to the usual buttons for minimizing, restoring, and closing the window, there are buttons for moving the window to the left or right side of the screen, making the window transparent, keeping the window on top, minimizing the window to the system tray, and minimizing the window to its caption. We found that these extra functions made it a lot easier to work with multiple open windows; we were able to keep more windows visible and find what we were looking for much more quickly. The program doesn't come with a Help file, but this is not a major drawback, as it's pretty easy to figure out. Overall, we think that Chameleon Window Manager Lite is a great choice for those who tend to have multiple programs or windows open at once.

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What's new in version


Release January 7, 2013
Date Added January 7, 2013

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description

Chameleon Window Manager allows you to control the windows of your programs using customizable buttons added to the title bars of the windows, always on top, minimize to tray, minimize to caption, specify transparency, and position window at left or right of screen. The interface supports skins and is very easy to use.