At the top right corner of any window in MS-Windows are three standard buttons that allow you to minimize, maximize (or restore down) and close the window. These three buttons are called caption buttons.
I often thought that there is a lot of space in that top right corner where additional caption buttons could be added that could serve some purpose. Today, I found that this thought is no longer a thought.
If you want to add some additional functionality to your windows, then check out eXtraButtons .
eXtraButtons provides up to 10 additional buttons that can be placed in the captions of all windows that will extend the functionality of the Windows operating system and look the same as the standard system buttons. Altogether, there are 10 fully configurable buttons that can be added (or removed) that will perform the following:
Always on top — places window on the top of the other windows, so that be always visible whether or not it has the focus.
Send to back — places window under others, so it will not bother you.
Copy window — starts a copy of the application in the new window.
Roll-up/Unroll — minimizes window to its caption, so you can see only caption line with the title of the window.
Minimize to Box — minimizes window and places its icon on the Desktop in adjusted arrangement.
Transparency — makes the window transparent according to adjusted level. You may adjust any default transparency level.
Percentage transparency — makes the window transparent according to percents from pop-upTransparency Menu.
Minimize to Tray — minimizes window and places its icon to System Tray.
Minimize to Tray Menu — minimizes window and places its icon to System Tray Menu.
Move to Another Monitor — places the window on another monitor.
On my system I configured eXtraButtons to show buttons for Roll/Unroll, Transparency, and Minimize to Tray. eXtraButtons is a nice concept that will definitely help you optimize your workspace and will work on any Windows OS from Windows 98 and up.