XLefty 1.0.1 Released: Mac-Like Caption Buttons (Good for lefties)

A new version of XLefty is available for download. The new version improves the beta features a bit and it fixed some minor bugs.


XLefty Freeware Update

Mac-like caption buttons
The portable tool XLefty allows you to move the caption buttons (close, maximize, minimize buttons) at the top of each window from the right side to the left side, much like you may knew it from a Mac.

Useful for lefties
This tool should also be very useful for lefties, who might want the buttons on the left, because if you are also using a mouse for lefties then you always have to move the mouse across the entire screen to close/minimize/maximize windows. That’s why it’s called XLefty, it’s good for lefties and makes Windows 7 look like Mac OS X.

PAD File
If you are running a freeware site and would like to include this free (100% freeware) tool in your site you can use this PAD file:
XLefty 1.0.1 PAD File

Download XLefty 1.0.1

Download XLefty

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License XLefty by http://windows7themes.net is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

About XLefty (taken from PAD file)
XLefty is a program that can help to mimic the look of a Mac by moving the Windows caption buttons (minimize, maximize, close) from the right side to the left side. Lefties might find this tool particular handy, because they no longer have to move the mouse over the entire screen to minimize/maximize/close windows. Also, users that are used to the UI of a Mac will appreciate this little tool.

Key features:
Move caption buttons from right to left,
Move caption buttons of foreground window only,
Minimize program on startup,
Approve specific windows ONLY (use the target arrow to select a window that should have the caption buttons on the left). Approved windows will be remembered!

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9 Responses to XLefty 1.0.1 Released: Mac-Like Caption Buttons (Good for lefties)

  1. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    loulou said:

    Thank you for this programm
    but …
    How do I put caption buttons move of The Right Side?

  2. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Patrik said:

    A little note: This makes it hard to browse with chrome or use Adobe programs (havn’t tried other ones). http://i.imgur.com/kBpUu.jpg

  3. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    RSA said:

    Well play except fot Firefox 4 b12… ;)

  4. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Angrybob said:

    I like this, but it has some problems. 1) It makes the tabs in Chrome written backwards. 2) When I’m browsing files, it makes the file icon go to the left and the name to the right. 3) With Internet Explorer 9, it makes it hard to press the back button because it goes in front of it.

  5. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sam said:

    How to add exceptions?

  6. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    RyanCorrella said:

    For safari it makes the bar ontop go black, its very annoying. how do i remove xlefty!

  7. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Al said:

    It makes other problems also, for example, the WMP interface practically disappears and go all black , all the controls disappear . Too bad because if you could add exceptions to program, it could be the best program of its kind .

  8. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Al said:

    I finally figured that out , the exclusions and the rest , now I can say that is the best program of its kind
    really good, just like Mac! :)

  9. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Jason said:

    How do I specify window exceptions? I would like to enable this for all windows except for those which don’t work so well. Is this possible?

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