When we click the Windows standard window (such as Notepad, Explorer, etc.) in the upper-left corner of the window control button, a menu containing the basic window control commands will pop up, including move, size, minimize, maximize, close and other window control commands. If we feel that these commands cannot meet our requirements for window control, then we can use SmartSystemMenu software to add more extended commands for window control (Figure 1).
SmartSystemMenu is green open source software, and the software needs to reside in system memory after startup to function. Since the software must be manually reloaded after system reboot, it is best to add the software to the system startup list if you use it frequently.
1. Easily display window-related information
Sometimes we want to display more information about the properties of the current window, such as the exact size of the window and the program it belongs to and its exact path. In this case, just select Information in the Window Control menu extension command, and the Information window will pop up; then, in the Rectangle column of the General tab, you can see the coordinates of the desktop where the window is located and the size of the window. If we want to quickly know the executable file corresponding to the current window, click the Process tab to see the detailed path and name of the program (Figure 2).
2. Select Top to prevent window occlusion
Topping windows is another requirement we often encounter. To put the current window on top, select the Always on Top command in the Control menu. To uncheck it, simply uncheck the box. 4.
4. Window Size Redefine Size
Sometimes, we may have precise requirements for window size. In this case, we can control the window size precisely by selecting the Resolution list in the Resize submenu under the Window Control extension menu. If the list does not contain the size you want, you can click the Custom item to customize it (Figure 3).
5. Adjust the transparency level as you like
Sometimes we also need to adjust the transparency of the window. In this case, you can select the transparency through the Transparency command in the Window Control extended menu, or you can use the Custom command to set a custom transparency (Figure 4).
6. Minimum window Flexible selection control
Normally, the window will recede to the taskbar after minimization, but sometimes we want it to recede to the tray to free up space on the taskbar. In this case, just select the window control menu command “System Tray→Minimize To Tray Always” to make the window always minimized to the system tray. In addition, we can also use the shortcut key “Ctrl+Shift+↓” to minimize the window to the tray.
We cannot use the software to customize more window control extension menu commands, but using a higher version of the software will give us more window control menu extension commands than the lower version, including commands for screenshot, copy text to clipboard, window process priority setting, etc.