Before read this review, please take in mind that English isn't my native language (if someone wants to fix it is welcome) and I'm not so good on writing software reviews (it's my first one).
|App Version Reviewed||1.22|
|Supported OSes||Windows 2K/XP|
|Support Methods||SourceForge forums|
This software is my right hand in my work day. I'm web programmer, then I have lots of stuff to use, almost at the same time.
DM2 is a lightweight soft that resides in the tray, it add stuff that Microsoft guys forget in the design and usability design.
It's what you look in your tray bar:
(Left icon is the DM2 icon and right is the Virtual Desktops one)
Add functionality to windows like RollUp/RollDown (OS/X thing), always on top, opacity, process priority, and floating icons in the right click menu on task bar:
Also you can add custom combinations of clicks and keystrokes for all the functions including align, minimize to tray, arrange, etc:
And you can create global keyboard shortcuts to any function you can realize with DM2, totally configurable.
In example, I have configured Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Z
to change to my other virtual desktop (yes, the one with pr0n and that.. jk
And when I shoot Ctrl + Shift + Z
it shows me the favorites menu:
In this menu I can access to directories that I define or programs directly from anywhere. This is the most important feature for me, because I dont need to go to any part of the screen to select what I want to do. Just shoot that combination and it opens anywhere in the screen.
Another great thing is the File Dialog extender, DM2 displays a button near the New Folder
button that shows you the favorites menu with the addon of recent visited locations:DM2 - Your Windows Mate
I've mentioned the Virtual Desktops feature, it's a plugin provided by the same guys. It's like virtual desktops in Linux, you can have many desktops as you want. Really useful to have a life a little sorted.
And finally I can talk about Floating Icons and Minimize to Tray functions.
Floating icons make any application in an icon floating in the screen, always on top. And for Minimize to tray, as it reads, it send any app to the tray.
I hope this helps someone.