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WindowWatcher is Here

Posted by , 21 June 2012 · 1,014 views

Way back in the mysts o' tyme I told a tale of a little picture-in-picture / interactive zoom tool I was working on. Well, a whole year and 4 months later I got round to fixing the buggy bits and wrote some help pages. Now it's ready for public consumption as an Installer, or just a Zip.

It's simple to use. You pick an open window
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And you get another window (optionally always on top) that displays th chosen windows' live client area:
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From there you can interact with the source window just as you would the real one with mouseover effects, button clicks etc But that's a bit boring, and with large windows the contents are all small like, so what you can do is select an area
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and be zoomed into that
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Then you can resize the window to enlarge or reduce the size of the content
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Finally, because it'd be rude not to, you can still interact with the now zoomed and enlarged content
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If you prefer to see it in moving action, I whipped up an 'ad' on my first go round last year.


It requires Windows Vista, 7, or 8 and Aero to be enabled and that's about it. It weighs in at about 150K soaking wet and uses a whopping 1.5MB of memory, so if it looks useful, have a go with it.

Installer, Zip.

Looks interesting, I'll give it a go
I have to admin I wasn't sure how it will do, but its an awesome app! really! love it!

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