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Author Topic: DONE: Minimize all other windows but the active one  (Read 22649 times)

knyghte

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DONE: Minimize all other windows but the active one
« on: October 06, 2005, 02:55:58 PM »
I like the idea behind Ghoster, but instead of dimming the other windows, I would rather have them minimized.

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Re: IDEA: Minimize all other windows but the active one
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2005, 07:16:38 PM »
 :) I thought this one would be simple, but there's all kinds of things to watch, so just test it and let me know if it works out.

MinimOther - Minimize all windows except the one active.

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- Won't minimize dialog boxes.

You'll find the downloads and more info at Skrommel Software.

The biggest problem is how to handle dialogboxes - minimize them and the dissappear, or they lock up the parent app. Maybe I'll put in ShowDialogsToo so they can be recovered.

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Re: IDEA: Minimize all other windows but the active one
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2005, 10:23:00 AM »
Sorry its been so long on the reply.  I'm testing it now.  Takes a bit of getting used to, but I'm enjoying it so far. Thank you so much for coding this!

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Re: IDEA: Minimize all other windows but the active one
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2005, 10:41:40 AM »
A nice option would be to have it restore the last active application if the current one is closed.  Not sure how possible that is. Sweet app!

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Re: IDEA: Minimize all other windows but the active one
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2005, 08:56:15 PM »
 :) Try MinimOther v1.1!

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IDEA: Combine with "Transother"
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2006, 08:45:55 AM »
How about combining this with The new application "Transother"?
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Re: DONE: Minimize all other windows but the active one
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2006, 11:32:28 AM »
Thanks skrommel for MinimOther :-)
I am enjoying using it along with Visual Tooltip (which shows window thumbnails as you move the cursor over the taskbar) : http://chsalmon.club.fr/index.html

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Re: DONE: Minimize all other windows but the active one
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2006, 12:46:54 PM »
Oh wow!  Nice program, thanks for posting it's link here!  AMAZING! (Visual Tooltip)  :Thmbsup:
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Re: DONE: Minimize all other windows but the active one
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2007, 09:59:36 AM »
I have notice that by minimizing all the windows I get more memory (I already use freeram XP pro, a lot of service in windows xp turn off and of course bblean to get more memory), i remember with windows 3.1 there was a feature that when i ran a program all the rest would be minimized. I use SystemBarEx and it has a Minimize All that i have to do manually (i also have bbkey to minimize all). So i asked around if there was a program that has this feature to minimize all the windows except the working one and they suggested MinimOther v1.1.
Sadly its not exactly what i need, because it only gets the first window that was active maximize and the rest ALWAYS minimized. What i want is any window that i activated (thru the task bar or blackbox tasks, etc..) the rest is all minimized. Can you help?

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Re: DONE: Minimize all other windows but the active one
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2007, 06:39:06 PM »
 :tellme: The same as pressing Win-D and activating your windows?

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Re: DONE: Minimize all other windows but the active one
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2007, 05:22:23 PM »
I've got it to work, it was one of my programs that made it work bad. The is still some problems, for exemple, i like my active window maximize (have a small monitor 800x600) and sometimes changing programs it restores the window and not go back to maximize. But this isn't that bad, what isn't working is if i do a manual minimize i get more memory and with this program the memory doesn't change, its like its not really a minimize, any ideia?

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Re: DONE: Minimize all other windows but the active one
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2007, 04:20:21 PM »
MinimOther doesn't like 'ThumbWin' at all - total system freezes are common, but it works with MiniMIZE. I think this app is great, but it makes it impossible to drag files between windows, which is a dealbreaker. What would be good (and maybe a completely different app) would be a titlebar button to exclude a window from MinimOther.

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Re: DONE: Minimize all other windows but the active one
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2009, 05:35:59 AM »
I love MinimOther, but for some programs (NoteTab is a good example) the program is minimzed but there a couple of programs that refuse to play nice.

NoteTab leaves a tab visible in the lower left corner of the screen (my menu bar is hidden -- if the menu bar was not hidden, it would hide the NoteTab tab).

FlashFXP refuses to expand back to normal. When I alt-tab to FlashFXP, it just shows the tab in the lower left corner without restoring the window.

Otherwise it's a great program.