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GhostTabs by laushung GhostTabs by laushung
New version available -- Updated 02.09.06!!

I started this this project a couple of months ago and never really finished it because there wasn't (in my eyes) a huge demand for something like it. That changed when I saw Andrew announce the upcoming program "[URL=""]Nubs[/URL]".

That got me inspired and so I decided to finish off my little contribution to the StickyWindows for Windows clone arena. This probably isn't the best application out there (Andrew's will probably be much better than this) but it's fun and easy to use.

Just drag the window you want to tab off-screen (either left or right for now, might add in top and bottom support if there's enough requests) and a tab will fade into view while GhostTabs hides the window. If you want the window back, simply click on the tab and the window will fade into view again on screen.

If you want to simply take a peek at the window, keep the tab by right-clicking it and selecting 'Show Window'. When you're done, right-click the tab again and select 'Hide Window'.

Also, the tab will update to reflect the title of the window so you'll always know which tab controls which window.

Change Log:

Version 0.5 - (02.09.06)

- Fixed 'pulling away' of tabs from screen edge.
- Prevented tabs from being dragged off-screen.
- Truncated tab text if window title is longer than 35 characters.
- Context menu in system tray is fully functional now.
- Added auto-delete of tab if window no longer exists.
- More things I can't remember at the moment...
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person1193 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
the preview looked great :D but i have it running and its not do you install the dll file?
1337joe-pwnz94 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
dosent work
you should fix tht...:?
guri-fx Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
great utility.....dude thats excellent and no complaints this time

works like a charm
tyt20423 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007
laushung, can you explain how to register the .dll file ? I've no idea realli....
Sp1ken Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007
I can't really make it work for me :(
blajano Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006
oh, now works. is so awesome, really, but you could slow down the fade effect when you open a tab to window...

anyway, just an awesome app
blajano Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006
i can run the .exe but it doesnt work...
molotowww Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
ive registered the dll but it still doesnt work for me:(
p0ly3000 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006
Sounds great, but doesnt work for me too! regsvr32 AutoItX3.dll ??
IanWoods Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2006  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Good Idea m8 pity it's not working for me , how do I register the , dll .I think if you post that information it would help out nubs like me. thanks.
Psyha Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006   Interface Designer
Is this a plugin for another program? it isnt working for me.
stokd Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006
Looks cool, it doesn't work for me though :(
tgot Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006
Wow! I love this! My only gripes are that the fading takes too long and tabs dont appear on to of all the other windows. Other than that and a few smalle rthings its great!

Perhaps you could add the preferences panel so things like Always on Top and fade time can be modified by the end user.

Keep up the great work!
laushung Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2006  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks a lot for the encouragement!! Expect another update some time in the next few days. Hopefully it addresses some of your suggestions.
laushung Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This program IS for windows so I do not know why you would need a 'Windows clone'... First and only question, have you registered the .dll file that was bundled with it?
EricJD Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
won't work for me either.
ThE-UnKO-LeMa Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006   Digital Artist
it doesnt appear to be working for me :(

Do i need another program to run this?Windows clone?
ptrcstn Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2006
Any updates... can't wait to try it.
gareth13 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Student Digital Artist
it wont work for me!
i right click then enable then i drag a window to the side and it just stays there, no tab :(
laushung Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Hobbyist Interface Designer
How far off-screen are you dragging the window? It needs to be at least 10 pixels off before GhostTabs will grab it. And, the 'enable' option in this version does not work so it's not the problem.

I will be updating the new version later tonight (Aus. EST) with some bug fixes and added features.
hria Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
i shall tri this...i'll tell...for the moment i love the ghost
lukevink Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
hey, my name is luke vink, i downloaded this program, and did everything right. Its an awesome program! but i changed the settings so that it opens in the taskbar, and now i cant change any settings!!! HELP!
laushung Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks for the comment! That seems to be a bug and I will work on fixing it for the next release which will have its own preference window. For now all I can suggest is deleting the program and re-downloading it. Hopefully it'll reset.
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January 27, 2006
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