Simplode Suite – Free system requirements

About Simplode Suite – Free

The Simplode Suite Free package includes additional free features of Simplode Suite and may overlap with other packages that are currently free. Features may enter and leave this package over time, but once you register the product, you get to keep any features that leave this package later.
This product is available natively in English, but it has automated translations for most major languages.
Contents: Stand (☥), Tabs Lite ( Lite), Tiles Lite (◫ Lite), Tiling Window Manager (◫⚙), Group Top (⇑), Group Bottom (⇓), Group Left (⇐), Group Right (⇒), Unjoin ( ⎌), Group Tab (Tab), Task Menu (❖⧂), Task View (▦❖), Task Handler (❖), Favorites Menu (★⧂), Favorites Menu Add File (★File+), Favorites Menu Add Ring (★Ring+), Favorites Menu Add URL (★URL+), Unlock Drag Drop Lite ( Lite), Weather (☁?)

Stand (☥)

Delivers powerful reminders to stand up or deliver a custom message.

  • The reminder covers the entirety of each screen, so that you simply cannot miss it. You can still continue working while it is showing because it is partially transparent and does not block you from clicking or typing in the programs behind it.
  • The reminders can be scheduled to occur when the tool detects that you are idle. Rather than interrupting your work, it may even help you get back into it.
  • While any individual feature of Simplode Suite is available in Free Select, I have made this feature entirely free so that people do not have to choose between another feature and the potential health benefits of this feature.

Settings:

  • Stand Message Enabled (Default: False)
  • Stand Message (Default: STAND
    UP)
  • Stand Message Margin (Default: 0.1)
  • Stand Message Interval Minutes (Default: 20)
  • Stand Message Duration (Default: 3)
  • Stand Message Ease Duration (Default: 1)
  • Stand Message Idle Maximum Wait Minutes (Default: 10)
    If greater than 0, the stand message will wait up to this many minutes for your input devices to go idle. The goal is to reduce the chance that the message will break your concentration.
  • Stand Message Idle Threshold Minutes (Default: 0.25)
    This is the number of minutes your input devices must be idle before the Stand feature considers you idle.
  • Stand Message Idle Keyboard (Default: True)
    If enabled, watches the keyboard to determine when you are idle.
  • Stand Message Idle Mouse (Default: True)
    If enabled, watches the mouse to determine when you are idle.
  • Stand Message Idle Gamepad (Experimental) (Default: False)
    If enabled, watches gamepads to determine when you are idle. Unfortunately, this option occasionally causes the tool to crash with some games, and I haven’t figured out why yet.
  • Stand Message Opacity (Default: 0.2)
    Determines the transparency of the Stand message.
  • Stand Message Text Color (Default: #FFFFFFFF)
  • Stand Message Background Color (Default: #FF000000)

Tabs Lite ( Lite)

Enables the ability to create one tab group with unlimited tabs.

  • This entry is for information and licensing only, see related actions for how to use the feature.

Tiles Lite (◫ Lite)

Enables the ability to create one tile group with up to two tiles.

  • This entry is for information and licensing only, see related actions for how to use the feature.

Tiling Window Manager (◫⚙)

The Tiling Window Manager feature enables you to link your windows together in any configuration of tiles and tabs with persistence.

  • As you make adjustments to individual tiles and tabs, such as minimizing, maximizing, moving, and resizing, the tool will dynamically adjust the rest of the windows in the group according to the tiling and tabbing you have configured.
  • This feature is actually more of a tiling/stacking/tabbing/hybrid window manager. It enables you to easily use tiling, tabbing, and stacking window management strategies together.
  • With the full version, you can build multiple workspaces with unlimited tiles and tabs that will persist until you shut down your PC. You can quickly switch between the workspaces using standard maximize, minimize, and restore functions. You can even access multiple workspaces simultaneously or join the workspaces themselves together. This provides much more flexibility over traditional workspace switchers that essentially just divide your apps into entirely separate virtual monitors that are confusing and easy to forget, and may even cause your work to seemingly disappear without a trace when they fail.
  • With the lite version, you can have a total of one tab group and two active tiles. Creating additional tab groups or tiles will undo previous ones.

Settings:

  • Tiling Window Manager Enabled (Default: True)
    When enabled, the tiling window manager will dynamically adjust your windows according to the tiling and tabbing configurations you have enabled. You can disable the feature to pause the tiling and tabbing interactions, and reenable to resume.
  • Window Hover Linking (Default: True)
    When enabled, moving a window over top of another window will cause a window linking menu to appear. To use the menu, hold the cursor over a menu button until the loading indicator completes and then release the cursor. To aid in selecting a window, each window will only be highlighted once per window drag, so if the wrong window gets highlighted, simply drag your cursor outside of that window and the next time you move your cursor over your selected window, the previously highlighted window will be ignored.
  • Virtual Maximize Group (Default: True)
    When maximizing a window that is part of a group, spread the group’s windows over the screen instead of performing a standard operating system maximize operation.
  • Window Join Security (Default: Block)
    This setting can protect against an unsecured app joining itself to a secured app. If an unsecured app can do this, it can potentially relocate a secured app in front of your mouse right before you click causing a click on a secured application. This would be a very complicated way to attack your computer, so it would be a very unlikely attack vector, though I still can’t let you take that risk by default.
    – Block: When selected, attempts to join a window to a window with a higher security level are blocked. (Safest)
    – Allow: When selected, attempts to join a window to a window with a higher security level are allowed.
  • DPI Zone Fix (Default: True)
    When enabled, tries to avoid conditions which cause unexpected behavior on multiple monitor systems with DPI differences.
  • Window Border Spacing Adjustment (Default: 1)
    With this option, you can adjust how much the tool accounts for window borders when moving windows in groups.
  • Mitigate Windows Explorer Size Crash Min Width (Default: 300)
    When performing certain operations on a Windows Explorer window that is below a certain size, Windows Explorer may crash. To prevent this from happening, the tool will try to avoid setting Windows Explorer windows below this size. You may not actually need this enabled, as some users do not experience the issue, but I have enabled it by default because it is a pretty bad first impression of my product if you happen to run into this bug immediately. Set the value to 0 to disable. The exact minimum size that the problem occurs also seems to vary, so you may need to raise this if explorer windows are glitching out, or alternatively you could lower it if you want smaller windows and are not experiencing the bug. The bug is not specific to Simplode Suite Long Debug, but the mitigation feature can in some cases prevent the bug from happening even when performing operations unrelated to the tool. It does this by detecting when a Windows Explorer window is resized, and increasing the size if it happens to be too small.

Group Top (⇑)

Tile the target window with the window above.

  • When in a group, attempt to swap the active window with the window above.
  • When not in a group, attempt to join with the nearest window above.

Group Bottom (⇓)

Tile the target window with the window below.

  • When in a group, attempt to swap the active window with the window below.
  • When not in a group, attempt to join with the nearest window below.

Group Left (⇐)

Tile the target window with the next window to the left.

  • When in a group, attempt to swap the active window with the window to the left.
  • When not in a group, attempt to join with the nearest window to the left.

Group Right (⇒)

Tile the target window with the next window to the right.

  • When in a group, attempt to swap the active window with the window to the right.
  • When not in a group, attempt to join with the nearest window to the right.

Unjoin ( ⎌)

Remove window from its current group.

Group Tab (Tab)

This feature will cause the active window to join together with the window behind it into a tabbed group.

Settings:

  • Tab Rearrange (Default: True)
    When enabled, you can reorder tabs of tab grouped windows by clicking and dragging the tab over its neighboring tabs.

Task Menu (❖⧂)

Contains currently active apps.

Settings:

  • Task Ring Focus Ordering (Default: True)
    If enabled, the most recently focused app will always be moved to the last position in the task ring and task menu.
  • Task Ring Include Task View (Default: True)
    If enabled, task view action will be available in the task ring. The task view action will open your operating system’s task viewer, if available.
  • Dirty Chromium Icon Integration (Default: False)
    When enabled, it checks the URLs of your Chrome windows to retrieve individual icons for them. Beware that this feature inspects the URLs you are visiting and requests the icon from the associated website.
  • Dirty Chromium Icon Integration Page Specific (Default: False)
    Tries to parse contents of URLs from Chrome windows to find page specific icons for them. Beware that this feature inspects the URLs you are visiting and requests the page and the icon from the associated page. Sometimes Chrome does not react well to the integration, so if Chrome starts freezing up on you, you should try to turn this off and see if it improves.

Task View (▦❖)

Opens your operating system’s task viewer.

  • Only works on operating systems that have a built-in task viewer.
  • Simply sends [❖]+[Tab], which is the default operating system hotkey for opening its task viewer.

Settings:

  • Task Ring Include Task View (Default: True)
    If enabled, task view action will be available in the task ring. The task view action will open your operating system’s task viewer, if available.

Task Handler (❖)

The task handler controls what happens when you interact with task buttons or their flyout menus.

  • When single clicking a task handler button, it will bring the associated task to the foreground.
  • A secondary action is available when you press and hold the task handler button and then right click anywhere on the screen. The secondary action will bring the associated task to the foreground and also center it on the cursor, which may be extra helpful on excessively large monitors or multiple monitor systems.
  • The Window Menu ( ⧂) action available in the task handler flyout is bound to the associated task, which will be automatically targeted by any of the actions within. This provides an easy way to make any of the adjustments available within the window menu to a window even if it is not visible or not clickable.

Favorites Menu (★⧂)

In this menu you can put anything you like, and you are free to rearrange the items within and drag in additional items.

Settings:

  • Ring Drag Rearrange (Default: True)
    Allows you to drag buttons to rearrange them within a ring, but only within the favorites ring or the task ring.
  • Ring Change Ring (Default: True)
    Allows you to drag buttons from one ring to another. Within the favorites ring, dragged buttons will be moved. Outside of the favorites ring, dragged buttons can be copied to the favorites ring.
  • Icon Lossy Compression (Default: False)
    If enabled, icons that are generated by the application will be allowed to lose fidelity during compression, allowing far greater compression.
  • Toggle Ring Menu to Favorites (Default: False)
    If enabled, the standard ring menu toggling operation will automatically bring you to the Favorites menu instead of the Main menu. You can use this option to get more control over what you see when using the tool, as you can freely change items in your favorites ring. You will still be able to access any items outside of your favorites menu by right clicking on the center orb of the main ring.

Favorites Menu Add File (★File+)

Use this to select a file from your computer and add it to your favorites menu.

  • You can also do this with drag and drop, but because of operating system security concerns, drag and drop may be forbidden between programs of different security levels. You can get around this using the Unlock Drag Drop feature, or by running the application without administrative privileges.

Favorites Menu Add Ring (★Ring+)

Use this to add a new ring to your favorites menu.

  • Use the edit button in the flyout of your new ring to change the name and emblem.

Favorites Menu Add URL (★URL+)

Use this to select a file from your computer and add it to your favorites menu.

  • You can also do this with drag and drop from your browser’s URL box, but because of operating system security concerns, drag and drop may be forbidden between programs of different security levels. You can get around this using the Unlock Drag Drop feature, or by running the application without administrative privileges.

Unlock Drag Drop Lite ( Lite)

Allows a prompt for drag and drop to Simplode Suite with administrator rights.

  • The operating system does not allow drag and drop functionality from a regular app to a secured app. When enabled, the tool will detect when you are trying to do this, and a drag and drop security converter window will appear. If you want to override the security measure, you can place the cursor over the unlock button until it unlocks. At this point, the tool takes over the cursor in administrative mode, preventing programs with lower access levels from forcing the drag drop to complete. You should now be able to complete the drag drop into Simplode Suite.
  • This feature is unnecessary when Simplode Suite is not run as administrator. It does not do anything useful in this case.
  • To unlock drops to programs outside of Simplode Suite, the full version feature "Drag Drop ( )" is required (see related actions).

Settings:

  • Drag Drop Unlocker (Default: True)
    Allows you to override operating system restrictions on some drag and drop operations to secured windows.
  • Run as Admin (Default: True)
    If enabled, Simplode Suite will try to always have admin privileges. Without admin privileges, some features only partially work and some features do not work at all. Some of these features provide the ability to get admin privileges on demand, but some require restarting the application which may result in the loss of some session level configuration, such as window linking and tab layouts.

Weather (☁?)

See current local weather in a variety of ways.

  • Enter your country code and either your postal code or city name to activate the weather tool.

Settings:

  • Weather City (Default: [Null/Not Set])
  • Weather Postal Code (Default: [Null/Not Set])
  • Weather Country Code (Default: US)
    This is your country’s two letter code from the ISO 3166 standard.
  • Weather Main Ring (Default: False)
    If enabled, the weather action icon will appear in the main ring of the application.
  • Weather Tray Icon (Default: True)
  • Weather Temperature Tray Icon (Default: True)

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 10