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Windows manipulations

This action type provides the ability to manipulate windows on your desktop and other desktop-related functions.

Action parameters

Set window position - change window position and/or resize it, just enter desired coordinates or click Draw button to draw a rectangle on the screen

Maximize to monitor - maximize window, if you have more than one display attached, choose a display you want to maximize the window to.

Activate specific window - activate a window with a given title

Manipulation type defines what this macro will actually do

Other - various desktop actions: Values:
Close window
Minimize window
Restore window
Minimize all - perform minimize on all active windows on the desktop
Start screen saver - start default screen saver
Send window to back - sends currently active window to back
Empty recycle bin - allows to empty Windows Recycle bin

Usage ideas

  • Quickly move a window to another display
  • Arrange windows on a desktop via Set window position option
  • Minimize all windows to uncover the desktop
  • Activate frequently used applications with hot keys instead of using the mouse or Alt+Tab switch
  • Quickly start the screen saver to hide confidential information from a passer-by.

See also:

Shutdown Windows action type