Window manager

I’ve seen a bunch of different apps that add buttons to the title bar of your windows, but I think Chameleon Window Manager may be the one that has all the right actions. If I’m going to give up some of the space in the title bar for additional buttons I want to make sure that I’m going to use them, and over the last week I think I’ve used all six of the different buttons Chameleon has to offer.

Here’s a list of the various actions represented by the buttons:

  • Move the window to the left or right side of the screen (left/right are separate buttons)
  • Set the transparency to a specified level
  • Pin the window to always be on top
  • Rollup the window so that all you see is the title bar
  • Minimize the window to the System Tray

The other thing I like is that you can customize which buttons you want to appear, and you can also adjust the order they appear in by hovering over one of the sections in the options. When you do that arrows will appear along the right side that let you move that section up or down accordingly.

Chameleon Window Manager Homepage (Windows only; Freeware)