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About WindowFX

WindowFX allows you to customize your windows and menus with stunning animations and effects.

Key Features

  • Animate how windows open, close, minimize, and maximize
  • Watch windows wobble when you move them across your desktop
  • Focus on the active window by darkening inactive ones
  • Enhance windows management (Transparency, size, roll-up) with right-click options


Stardock's WindowFX is a one-of-a-kind program that lets you super charge your Windows experience.

WindowFX brings you polished and reliable window enhancement capabilities. Add an amazing assortment of features to Windows, which can be applied in a subtle way to give Windows a little umph.


Apply custom animations

Choose from over 30 animated effects for windows when they open, close, minimize and restore. Several of these include substyles for different animation types. Also explore over 20 Start menu animations.

  • 20+ Start menu animations

  • 30+ Animated window effects


Corner hotspots

Users have a great deal of control over how the mouse cursor is displayed. The color, opacity and size can easily be adjusted on the fly. Even the shadows can be modified including dynamic shadows that allow users to set light sourcing onto cursors.

Advanced "right click" options

Control your window effects, transparency and window resizing by using your "right click".

  • Screen border resizing
  • Window border maximizing
  • Advanced controls


Double-click to hide icons

Simply double-click your desktop to hide your icons.

Hide text labels for desktop icons

Already know what your desktop icons are? Easily hide them to avoid desktop clutter.

Hide icon shortcut overlays

Remove the unnecessary arrow at the bottom of your desktop icons.

  • Hide text labels
  • Hide desktop icons


Remain focused

Simply double-click your desktop to hide your icons.

Add momentum to your workflow

WindowFX has a "window flick" option that allows you to add movements, fade windows and add speed to quickly throw your windows around your monitor.

  • Darken inactive windows
  • Fade inactive windows
  • Minimize inactive windows