Add right click functionality with PowerMenu

runs on Windows
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The "right click" (context) menu is one of the handier things to come along in the computer world. Lots of commands you use every day are easy to invoke by just clicking that other mouse button. No need to dig through menus and other complicated controls. And since your mouse is almost always in your hand, it makes things super quick as well. Unfortunately, there are some commands that don't automatically end up in that right click menu. But here's your chance to add them.

PowerMenu is an application that lets you add those other bits of functionality to your mouse's context menu. You can choose to keep an app "always on top," meaning that no matter what else you do, you're still going to see that window. Handy for keeping an eye on the big game. You can also add transparency to windows, letting you keep an eye on them while seeing what's behind them as well. Assign a priority to tasks, to decide which applications get all the horsepower and which need to just sit down and wait their turn. And then there's the ever-popular "minimize to tray", which lets you keep an app running but gets it out of your face.

You can run PowerMenu on Windows systems under Win9x and later. While the app is free, the developer says his feelings wouldn't be hurt if you threw a couple of bucks his way.

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3 Responses to “Add right click functionality with PowerMenu”

  1. megaman says:

    I’ve been using PowerMenu for a little over about 2 years. It’s pretty well-made and helpful. Making programs on top of others when necessary or even to change the Processes Priority. Some programs under the Task Manager can’t be forced to change the Priority, but PowerMenu can do it.

  2. Symcox says:

    A must have utility for all. It does some great tasks like hiding an application to system tray and even make it invisible by setting the transparency. I have been using it for more than 3 years. 5 thumbs up..!!

  3. marmotus says:

    I’ve been using this tool for at least 8 years. The only problem with it is that it doesn’t work at all with console windows.

    To overcome some of this, I also use RBTray from http://moitah.net for minimizing to tray.