Sticky Windows
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Extends the tab browsing experience to the Desktop.   Shareware ($19.95)
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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
What's New
Version 2.4.1: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later






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Lvdoc commented on 31 Mar 2013
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
[Version 2.4.1]

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Psychosynthesis replied on 31 Mar 2013
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
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Lvdoc replied on 31 Mar 2013
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.
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Psychosynthesis replied on 31 Mar 2013
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.
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Lvdoc replied on 31 Mar 2013
I will relay that when I correspond.
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Psychosynthesis commented on 22 Aug 2011
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
[Version 2.4.1]

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Lvdoc replied on 30 Nov 2011
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.
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Lvdoc replied on 31 Mar 2013
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.
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lakecas reviewed on 09 May 2011
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!!!
[Version 2.4.1]


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Bedii reviewed on 28 Apr 2011
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.
[Version 2.4.1]


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Almegalli commented on 21 Jul 2010
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.
[Version 2.4.1]

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Fishscale replied on 12 Aug 2010
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.
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Psychosynthesis commented on 21 Jul 2010
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.
[Version 2.4.1]


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Drumshanbo commented on 12 Jul 2010
i miss this.

:(
[Version 2.4.1]


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Kid Panda reviewed on 03 Jun 2010
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.
[Version 2.4.1]


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Easer commented on 23 Feb 2010
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.
[Version 2.4.1]


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Everlast3434 commented on 02 Dec 2009
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.
[Version 2.4.1]


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Cuneyt had trouble on 26 Dec 2008
@ ERUSSELL

You just described exactly what I had with my Mac OS, Sticky Windows is off system for now, but I still have a onetime/single crash of my Dock each time just right of after starting up, when all the menubar icons load.. my Dock disappears for a couple of seconds and then comes back with no further consequences. I am sure its a crash because when I search CrashReporter with Spotlight I find a file called Dock.crash.log
[Version 2.4.1]

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Cuneyt replied on 28 Dec 2008
Never mind, I found out it was an app called Virtue Desktops, something like Spaces for Tiger.
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Cuneyt had trouble on 18 Dec 2008
StickyWindows makes my whole system crash (iBook G3 700 MHz 10.4.11 PPC) after the latest Security update from Apple (Apple Security Update 2008-008 )
[Version 2.4.1]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 18 Dec 2008
You should contact the developer with your problem.
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Cuneyt replied on 19 Dec 2008
Thanks I will now..
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erussell commented on 24 Dec 2008
I had same problem... took days to identify. After the Intel security patch abut 4 days (@12/20) ago now my dock started disappearing (and then reappearing on its own) on first mouse click. That was the obvious issue but it broke further mouse clicks frequently, couldn't select properly, various unexpected behaviors. Finally deleted Stickie Windows (other apps too but it was the one after which the system worked). Then downloaded and reinstalled thinking maybe SW had been updated. Same problem. Now off system. I like the program have used it for years, but it needs updating now.
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Macnook had trouble on 30 Apr 2008
I'd love to be able to tell you what I think about this software, but it just isn't working for me.

If I turn it on, my dock no longer works (it won't pop up at all) nor does it work to drag windows to the edge of my screen -- they act normally and don't/wont turn into tabs. Turn off Sticky Windows and my dock works again.

Anyway, looks like something I'd love to use, but it's not working here.

Mac OS X 10.5.2
[Version 2.4]

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Cuneyt replied on 19 Dec 2008
I have the same problem.
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Holypoly had trouble on 07 May 2007
The "ghost window" bug is still present in 2.1.1 - "tabbing" the Eye TV window and then hiding it produces an ugly white box overlying part of the desktop thant can't be moved or removed. I still have to reboot to get rid of the artifact.
[Version 2.1.1]

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Holypoly replied on 07 May 2007
Oops - forget to mention that quitting EyeTV also makes it go away.
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knussear had trouble on 07 Apr 2007
I'm having trouble getting more than one finder window to play well. Is this a limitation of the application?
[Version 2.0]


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Version Downloads:5,859
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Shareware
Date:09 Nov 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.95
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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)

To remove a tab, simply drag it away from the screen edge, or choose 'Close Tab' from the tab's context menu. If the window is not currently visible when the tab is dismissed, the original window is re-displayed on the screen. A behavior similar to Sticky Windows was available in the Finder of Mac OS 9. However the handy feature which Sticky Windows adds to Mac OS X is now available for any application (non only for the Finder) and tabs can be created in the 3 free sides of the screen (not only the bottom side as in OS 9).

Sticky Windows has been designed to be light in CPU usage. You will seldom see it using more than 1% of your CPU. This is particular important for Powerbook users that will be able to use it without worrying that it will drain their batteries.


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