Stardock WindowFX 5 is a desktop customization tool which enables users to animate the desktop with over 20 Start Menu animations. It can also animate windows using more than 30 choices for window animation effects. These animation effects play during window closing, opening, minimizing, and restoring.
This Stardock WindowFX 5 features automatic window resizing options to suit the user’s needs. Windows can be reduced to one-fourth or one-half of the screen depending on which hotspot the user chooses to move the window to. The program supports corner hotspots, as well as top and bottom hotspots. The context menu or right-click menu also provides users with some transparency options, window effects, and window resizing preferences. The Stardock WindowFX 5 also provides Icon behavior controls enabling users to hide desktop icons themselves or merely the desktop icon labels. The program also provides some customization settings that helps users to focus on their tasks, particularly when multitasking. When an active window is open, users can set the program to apply darken or fade effects to inactive windows or windows on the background. This program also features a window flick option that enables users to add movement effects to desktop windows. It even allows users to flick around or throw around an active window on a desktop, with relative speed and without lag.