Actual Transparent Window allows you to apply transparency to any window. In addition to being visually cool, this effect lets you visualize various windows at the same time, which can help you use your workspace more efficiently.
This program’s usage implies two difficulty levels. Applying the transparency effect could not be made any easier than it is all about using the new button that appears next to the standard window control buttons. By left-clicking on this button, you can toggle on or off the effect for a given window. Right-clicking will automatically display a slider that you can use to adjust the transparency level to exactly the desired percentage. The available levels range from 0% (solid) to 100% (fully transparent). At a different level of difficulty, there is the program configuration, which is available via right-clicking on the corresponding System Tray icon. Setting the multiple options available is not always necessary because the default presets work just fine. However, you can customize your settings by assigning an automatic transparency level for specific applications, configuring hotkeys for the different effects and having the program run automatically at Windows startup.
In general, to use this tool or not is your absolute decision. As for me, I do not see the real advantage of using transparent windows. Instead of increasing my productivity, I usually lose track of what is in the foreground. I only find it useful for running small-windowed applications, such as a media player. It is certainly nice to have WinAmp set to show always on top with a transparent window while I listen to music and write this review at the same time.
- Applying transparency to a given window is easy
- It allows customizing transparency levels for specific applications
- The advantages of using this application are questionable