Windows: Process Manager, the utility that gives you way more options with your windows than just closing or minimising, has updated with some helpful new features, including universal keyboard shortcuts and system tray options for all Windows operating systems.
The big change for this release is that Windows Vista and 7 users should get the same kind of kill/hide/priority options when they right-click on a running application in the taskbar that XP users have received with the previously mentioned Process Manager for Windows (PMW). I couldn’t get those kinds of options in my Taskbar, but I’m still tinkering. In the meantime, PMW also has universal keyboard shortcuts, so you can hit, for instance, the Windows key and Z to hide a window you’ve got open — not just minimise or send to the system tray, but actually hide it, revealed only from PMW’s own system tray icon. Other shortcuts for changing transparency, priority and emergency killing can be found in the preferences.
Process Manager for Windows is a free download for Windows systems only. If you’ve got a clever use for PMW, or tips for integrating it into Vista or 7, drop your good advice in the comments.
PMW v2.0.886 Unveiled [Aarif’s blog]