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Smooth Windows

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Smooth_Windows_1.2.sit_.hqx (120.26 KB)
MD5: 51d939c44230eda632c2fc7395053dbb
For System 7.0 - 7.6
Guides on emulating older applications

Smooth Windows is an extension (native on PowerMacs) that replaces the standard window moving code with a far cooler implementation. First off, it makes it possible to drag the actual window without erasing either the window contents or the desktop background. Smooth Windows also includes features to constrain window movement to horizontal/vertical axes, and a special precision movement mode where all moves are scaled down when you need that one-pixel adjustment.

However, the real beauty of Smooth Windows lies in its translucency effect. Provided you have the memory and the processor speed, Smooth Windows will draw windows translucent so you can see through while moving them around. This feature can be disabled automatically based on window size or screen depth to avoid sluggish performance.

See also: DragAnyWindow, Power Windows, SmartDrag

Architecture: 68k PPC

SSW 7.1.2, 7.5 or 7.6.


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by Jatoba - 2019, May 13 - 11:43pm

This one didn't work on my Mac mini G4 with Mac OS 9.2.2. Trying to open the Control Panel gives me the following message: "The control panel "Smooth Windows" can not be used on this Machine".

And if I still try to install it by dragging the Control Panel into the System Folder then restart, it gives me the following message: "Sorry! Smooth Windows requires a Mac with System 7.1.2, 7.5 or 7.6.".

Seems like this isn't OS 9/8 compatible at all.