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Sticky Windows is a utility which extends the tab browsing experience to the Desktop. Sticky Windows transforms your windows into tabs when you drag a window towards the edge of your screen. Providing you with a completely clutter-free workspace. By clicking on the tab the user can show and hide the window.

The tab can be created by dragging a window on the left or the bottom or the right side of the main screen. Each tab displays the window title as well as the associated application icon. The tab's icon provides a contextual menu which offers some useful commands (show/hide window, close tab, switch)

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Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Lvdoc Member IconComment+535
Lvdoc
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I think this is pretty close, or at least as close as we're likely to get:

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/47462/popup-window

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Version 2.4.1
misterjspencer
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sorry this isn't it this is more like tab launcher or something similar it doesn't reduce windows as far as I can see

Lvdoc
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I see your concern, and no, it doesn't function exactly the same as Sticky Windows. As I recall, in SW or the old approach, you would drag an already open windows to the screen bottom and it would tab. With Popup Window, you have to find the original folder that you want tabbed and drag that to screen edge.

Once it's there, though, you can still do some basic Finder functions such as putting things into that folder or taking them out, applying labels, etc. So it does a bit more than just launch. As I said, it's closer than anything else I've seen; but no, it's not an identical replacement.

I'll write to the developer and see if they're open to making this more like SW.

misterjspencer
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The point of sticky windows was that like window shade it allowed you to put a window you were working with to one side, it was immediate and intuitive. You could open some windows tab them and then do something else, come back to them and then close them if needed.

Lvdoc
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I will relay that when I correspond.

misterjspencer Member IconComment+83
misterjspencer
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if only someone would bring this back, I miss the tabs. I used windowshadeX in a similar way for a while but now it is gone too. Please someone bring back tabbed windows

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Version 2.4.1
Lvdoc
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DragonDrop is currently your best option:

http://cs.oberlin.edu/~dadamson/DragonDrop/DragonDrop.zip

I would prefer the StickyWindows approach, but one works with what one is given.

Lvdoc
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Just in case you're still waiting to replace Sticky Windows, try this:

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/47462/popup-window

It's pretty close to the mark.

lakecas Member IconReview+0
lakecas
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i installed this application after a friend had told me about it. Of course it is not working with snow leopard. How do I uninstall it from my mac.

I hope a new version comes soon!!!

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Version 2.4.1
Bedii Member IconReview+0
Bedii
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From the website:

"Snow Leopard
Sticky Window does not work with SnowLeopard. Sticky Window relies on a hack (code injection) which is made significantly harder (really not viable) in SnowLeopard. We have investigated other solutions but with no success. And we love Sticky Windows as much as you do, we still hope to find a workaround.
For these reason Sticky Windows has been discontinued. (until we can make it work again)"

So it's now discontinued.

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Version 2.4.1
Almegalli Member IconComment+18
Almegalli
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I truly miss this app a lot, this is a must have for any Mac user.
I dont understand why the Developer did not upgrade it for SL..!!!
who ever wrote it , please upgrade it for SL but if can't then ask for help , aiint nothing wrong with that.
a lot of people are willing to pay in advance if that's what it takes.

thank you so very much.

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Version 2.4.1
Fishscale
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He is not going to make the code open source and the app has not been updated because of how the dock works in SL I believe. This will never be SL capable, the desire is not there from the dev to get the app updated even if you gave money up front. That is pretty big for him to take a payment on an app he codes when he can't even guarantee it. I imagine you can offer to pay him by the hour to do research for the development, but if an SL version never comes into fruition those who paid by the hour for his "freenlance" work would not be very happy. Best chance would be if another developer bought the app and made the appropriate changes. It is a great app though. Wish more people would have used it before everyone upgraded to SL.

misterjspencer Member IconComment+83
misterjspencer
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I miss it too, I agree with the workflow comment. The window tabbing is something I am surprised has not been brought back in SL.

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Version 2.4.1
Drumshanbo Member IconComment+50
Drumshanbo
+1

i miss this.

:(

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Version 2.4.1
Kid Panda Member IconReview+2
Kid Panda
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The single most useful add-on program I have. Transformed my workflow entirely; it's possible to take the dozens of windows my work requires, organize them by task, and have them simultaneously at my fingertips yet out of the way. It's genius.

Unfortunately ... it doesn't work in Snow Leopard. It's so useful that I haven't updated to SL as a result — but I won't be able to keep this up forever. Would pay $100 for a SL version.

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Version 2.4.1
Easer Member IconComment+400
Easer
+1

Maybe they should get together with Unsanity and pool their resources. Neither organization seems able to update for SL. In fairness, I will say that the StickyWindows developer actually responds to e-mails and seems interested in trying to get the program to work. Unsanity acts mostly like a group of indifferent losers.

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Version 2.4.1
Everlast3434 Member IconComment+4
Everlast3434
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This app was completely indispensible on my mac...until Snow Leopard that is. Unfortunatley, it doesn work anymore. Sticky Windows acknowledged it on their website, but they are still trying to fix it i guess. With lots of other fixes for other stuff already finished by other companies for other software, you have to wonder why the dev isn't finished with this yet. Cmon already!

If you're not on Snow Leopard, definitely get this. It is worth every penny. It really should be incorporated into the OS as a standard.

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Version 2.4.1
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Downloads 29,358
Version Downloads 5,928
License Shareware
Date 09 Nov 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $19.95
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