Portable PowerMenu

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Adds extra options to the window control menu to adjust the transparency, set the priority, make the frame stay on top, and minimize it to the systray

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Made as the portable counterpart of PowerMenu, this is a simplistic software application that adds new entries to the window control menu to enhance functionality.

It doesn't come equipped with complex options or configuration properties, making it accessible to all types of users.

Portability perks

As there is no setup kit available, you can drop PowerMenu in any directory on the disk and just click the executable to launch the app. There is also the possibility to copy it to a removable storage unit to run in on any machine with minimum effort. More importantly, it doesn't integrate new entries into the Windows registry.

Systray accessibility

Although this is not indicated in a popup message, PowerMenu creates an icon in the taskbar notifications area when launched. This icon only provides access to exiting the tool.

The new changes are immediately applied to the window control right-click menu, though, so you can adjust the transparency level, make the frame stay on top of other windows, send it to the system tray area minimized, or change its priority level.

Downsides and conclusion

There are no other notable options provided by this software utility. Unfortunately, PowerMenu hasn't been updated for a long time and, although it didn't prompt any error messages, hang or crash in our tests, it didn't list the new menu entries on Windows 7, so it works only on older Windows editions.

In conclusion, if you're still running an older operating system, PowerMenu might be just the app you're looking for to better control the windows of currently running programs.

Portable PowerMenu was reviewed by Elena Opris
Last updated on April 16th, 2015
Portable PowerMenu - Context menu of minimized applications is enriched with options for setting the CPU priority, adjusting transparency level or minimize to system tray.

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