The Stacked Windows toolbar is intended to help the user to managed tabbed
groups of windows. This The tabbed windows feature must be enabled in Libronix by
going to Tools => Options => Power Tools Options => Stacked Window Tabs and
checking the Use Stacked WIndow Tabs checkbox. This feature causes windows in the
same location and of the same size to be switched between by way of tabs at the bottom of
To install these tool bars, download this
zip file and copy the contents of it to "My Documents\Libronix
buttons may be used to define a tagged stacked window group. Each window in the
group will have the group number between angle brackets (eg, "<1>".
The button operates in two modes: (1) If no window is a member
of the selected group, then the active window and all windows whose upper left
corner is within 10 pixels of the active window are made into a group, resized, and
repositioned to be coincident with the active window. (2) If there are
windows already members of the selected group, then the active window is made a
member of the group and made to be coincident with one of them members of the group.
The basic work-flow idea of the two modes is to first create a group
out of a stack of windows approximately placed, then to add other windows to the
always creates a new group of the active window and all windows with an
upper left corner within 10 pixels of the active window. The group numbers assigned
begin with 7, and increase with each press.
button collects all members of the group of the active window to the active window's
location. There are two work-flow idea for this button. The first is that the
user has temporarily spread out some of the members of a group and now
wants to bring them all back "home". He simply selects a member of the
group that is still in the home position, then selects this button, and all windows in the
same window are brought to the same location and size. The second is that the user
wants to move and/or resize a stacked group. To do this, the user
simply moves and or resizes one of the windows of the group, and while it is still the
active window, clicks this button, and all the other members of the group move to its new
location and/or size.
button opens up a window resizer/repositioner tool bar. In the picture above, I have
detached it. Because it has so many buttons, I expect most people will prefer to
have it detached and to close it when not in use. To detach it, just grab the handle
on the left side of the tool bar and drag it elsewhere. I like to resize it as well
so that it has two rows of buttons.
In the picture of "Jeff's Resize" above, the top row controls horizontal size
and location of the active window and the bottom row controls the vertical size and
location. Factoring it like this reduces the bewildering number of buttons that
would be needed to achieve all possible permutations. Each row is divided into three
groups. The first group has a single button that resizes the window to the full
width or height. The second group of buttons sets the size and location in increments
of 1/4th of the screen width/height. The final group sets the size and
location in increments of 1/3rd of the screen width/height.
Acknowledgements: These buttons and scripts build upon various buttons and scripts that
have been posted by Andrew McKenzie.