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WindowWatcher is Here

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adeyblue

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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
chooseq.png

And you get another window (optionally always on top) that displays th chosen windows' live client area:
starteu.png

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
zoomselect.png

and be zoomed into that
zoomed.png

Then you can resize the window to enlarge or reduce the size of the content
zoomedlarge.png

Finally, because it'd be rude not to, you can still interact with the now zoomed and enlarged content
zoominteract.png

If you prefer to see it in moving action, I whipped up an 'ad' on my first go round last year.

[media]http://www.youtube.com/embed/A5k8pKAUtOg?rel=0[/media]

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.
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