Version Tested : 1.23
Compatibility : Windows 2000, XP, Vista *
Description : DM2 is a very configurable window manipulation tool which incorporates itself into your every day use of computers. Extremely useful for any and every user. Also includes an assortment of plugins which aim to make your computing life easier, and succeed. Desktop Mate. It sure is, both yours and mine.
This is one of those bits of freeware which after a while, you forget you even installed DM2. Its only when your using another computer, get confused, and ask the owner why the middle click on the minimize button isn’t rolling up the window. After they get confused, you are reminded that its that wonderful DM2 program you have on your machine, and whip out your USB with it on. (oh yeh, DM2 portable too, hooray!).
Incase you haven’t guessed yet, I’m quite fond of this little app. Its rare that software this good is free, but hey, I guess its our lucky day. The image for this one was a tad hard, as it does so many different things. The about window is a safe bet I thought. As you can see from the left hand menu, it doesn’t appear to have many settings. I can assure you, that each section is cram packed with useful options and settings to make handling windows easier.
Before I continue on to explain the features in detail, I think I should give you an overview of the different features it contains. There is a function called Minimize to floating icon, which is very handy, and a unique feature of DM2! Also minimize to tray, which is rather neat. Two more are hiding the window and aligning and resizing to set sizes of percentage’s of the screen size. Another big feature for me is the enhanced system menu (also known as title menu). Right clicking on the title bar will show extra items on the drop down menu. These items are, to floating icon, minimize to tray and always on top. There are also two sub menus of opacity and process priority.
Normally, the beginning would be the best place to start. I wouldn’t agree with DM2 though, as its trade mark feature (minimize to floating icon) isn’t my favourite.
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