"Make specified open programs invisible."
Hide Windows Quickly Software is a package for Windows that will help you hide windows so that they are no longer visible. Bringing up the application will list all the open windows with a checkbox next to each one to select the windows that you wish to work with. The open windows list can be refreshed when needed.
The installation process goes fast and is completed in record time. There is a mention of visiting an app site which has over 1,000 apps. No malicious programs or adware was installed or offered for installation during the setup process. A Start menu folder can be created by the installer. 13.2 MB is needed for full installation of this package.
There is also a nice video instructional that displays how to use the software.
Unusually, Digital River software web site is automatically opened in the default web browser at the shopping cart page with the new software added to the cart for electronic delivery. This is pretty forward and probably not welcomed by people trying the software out who haven't even tried it for 5 seconds at that point.
The interface is a small window with a number of wide text buttons. Essentially, the software picks up all open windows and lists them for you. It is then possible to click a window and select to make it hidden. Later, it is possible to reselect the same window from the list and make it visible once again. Windows can also be selected and minimized for you to get them off the desktop but not completely invisible. Even the FAQ button will bring up your web browser to load the FAQ page whether your web browser was open at the time or not rather than display FAQ information within the app directly.
And essentially that's it. The software really only serves to hide windows, unhide them, and minimize them. If the need to hide windows completely is something that you need then this app might be for you, but at $19.95 for this limited functionality that is a steep price to pay.
- Will hide windows that are getting in the way
- Can unhide windows later when you wish to see them again
- Minimize windows
- Click several windows and take action with them at the same time
- Limited functionality for a high price.
Hide Windows Quickly is the type of software one would expect to be offered as freeware rather than at around twenty bucks. It does manage to hide windows, unhide them, and minimize them in a batch, however it is difficult to justify the price for this limited feature set.
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