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Power Windows 2.x

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Power_Windows_245.sit (81.14 KB)
MD5: 8705ad88ac9c20c2228befe25c6a9f5c
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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Power_Windows_2.0.1_sit.hqx (92.78 KB)
MD5: fa9b4a575424303cf8bd31c286c99761
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

Power Windows is a small control panel that lets you tap into your Mac's unused processor power to perform amazingly cool effects with windows and menus (so I guess I should really call it "Power Windows and Menus", or maybe "Greg's Power Stuff").

The primary function of Power Windows is to let you drag the entire contents of windows instead of just a dotted outline.

The control panel lets you choose between Solid Dragging and Translucent Dragging, and you can even Use Multitasking with solid dragging.

Power Windows can also make Finder Windows Fade Open and Closed and Menus Fade Closed, as well as offering Translucent Menus.

While this is not exactly a productivity application, you might be able to convince yourself that multitasking during drags and being able to see what's behind menus is sort of useful.
But most importantly, Power Windows is just plain fun, and it's great for impressing your friends and coworkers.

See also: DragAnyWindow, SmartDrag, Smooth Windows.

Architecture: 68k PPC

Mac OS 7.0 to 9.2.2


Necropsy's picture
by Necropsy - 2021, January 1 - 4:39pm

When i updated 7.6.1 with 20th ed. cd, power windows stop working.

Jatoba's picture
by Jatoba - 2019, May 13 - 1:03am

To anyone wondering how to register this, open its Control Panel and simply Command+Click the "Power Windows" logo. That's it.

OSX2000's picture
by OSX2000 - 2010, January 11 - 10:00am

I re-uploaded the file, but it still won't work. Therefore, I have added a mirror link above.

Mac Guy's picture
by Mac Guy - 2010, January 11 - 8:45am

PowerWindows "download" is busted

where is it for downloading

i recall having paid for this programme and now i would like to have again

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2009, November 30 - 4:55pm

Regarding Safari, you're not alone.
Me, the same problem.

OSX2000's picture
by OSX2000 - 2009, November 30 - 3:53am

Adding screenshots and .sit file via FireFox, due to a site incompatibility with Safari.