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From the people who brought you Fences, Start8, ObjectDock, DeskScapes, and countless other amazing programs comes a new one that will transform the way you use your PC: Groupy.

At any given moment, people have a lot of windows open. 

Maybe it's a few Explorer windows, a couple of Excel spreadsheets, maybe a a Word document or a PowerPoint presentation.  Maybe they're working with Adobe Premiere and After Effects and a few other windows.  In any event, dealing with all these windows can get to be quite a mess. So what's the solution?

The answer is: Stardock Groupy, the program that lets you treat all your windows the same way you are now used to treating browser windows -- put them them together with each window given its own tab.

Example 1: Got lots of Explorer windows?

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No problem:

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Example 2: So many spreadsheets

Lots of people end up with several Microsoft Office apps running that can easily get misplaced, especially if you have multiple monitors.  Groupy fixes that.

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Just put them together.

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Example 3: For the Adobe power user

Many artists are familiar with working between the various amazing Adobe applications.  Navigating between them adds up over time.

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Instead, just put them together.  Now you can switch between tabs with the Win-~ key instantly.

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Now it acts as a single app.  If you need to pull them apart, no problem - just drag the tab off like you would with a browser window.

Example 4: Chrome and Edge living together in harmony

Do you find yourself using multiple web browsers occasionally?  Groupy can help with that, too.

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Groupy supports tabs within tabs.

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Edge and Chrome are now acting as a single web browser.

Example 5: Mix and Match

Maybe you are a power user or developer who has a diversified mix of applications in use to get a job done.  No problem, Groupy will let you group any window with another window.

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And to ungroup, just drag the tab off from the group.

It's both the simplest app and most useful app you may ever buy.  Get it now as part of Stardock's award-winning Object Desktop suite of utilities at www.objectdesktop.com today.

 

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on Nov 16, 2017

Stardock sent me an email inquiry corcerning this issue. I sent them the list of specific programs in question , along with about 4 screenshots with annotations. I'll probably hear back from them soon. I'm sure we will figure it out.

-- Ace --

on Nov 16, 2017

 I found the problem !  Those particular apps were set in windowblinds as "per application" to ignore and not skin. This was an old setting from an older version of windowblinds and apparently carried over to the newer install of the latest version. Sorry about that. As soon as I enabled skinning of those apps ,the control buttons and tabs were properly placed and functional. All seems to be working fine now. Thank-you Kris @ Stardock     -- Ace --

on Nov 16, 2017

An excellent application. I like it a lot.

I have found one problem: it conflicts with the auto-placement of Windows on Windows 10: if I move a window to the screen edge to have it on half of the screen, the window I am moving gets grouped with the application window that was below. 

I solved it by preventing the grouping of different applications

on Nov 16, 2017

Vykranth

An excellent application. I like it a lot.

I have found one problem: it conflicts with the auto-placement of Windows on Windows 10: if I move a window to the screen edge to have it on half of the screen, the window I am moving gets grouped with the application window that was below. 

I solved it by preventing the grouping of different applications

You can also set groupy to only group when shift / ctrl is pressed and in fact if you hold shift if it looks like it is going to group when you don't want to it will also block that.

We are looking into tweaking the grouping behaviour, but depending on window positions there is always a risk.  You could also avoid the issue by moving the window you are dragging so you are not dragging it over the top of the window of the window below.

on Nov 16, 2017

Neil Banfield

You can also set groupy to only group when shift / ctrl is pressed and in fact if you hold shift if it looks like it is going to group when you don't want to it will also block that.


We are looking into tweaking the grouping behaviour, but depending on window positions there is always a risk.  You could also avoid the issue by moving the window you are dragging so you are not dragging it over the top of the window of the window below.

I tried the control/shift option and it does help. But you are right, it depends on the windows position and what is below.

Another minor annoyance in the frame of half maximized windows, I have a notepad window half maximized on the left edge of screen. If I move an other notepad to the left edge of the screen, the two notepad are grouped by Groupy but the resulting Notepad group is not updated.

If I move my second notepad over the half maximized first notepad title bar to trigger the group, the Groupy top tab list is properly visible.

That said, after adding Microsoft Edge has an excluded application and fiddling with the options to my linking, I am pretty much very happy with Groupy.

on Nov 16, 2017

Not sure if this is Groupy-related. Installed the app and used yesterday - really like it.

Today doing "real" work I double clicked a shortcut to an excel workbook and excel opened, but not the file. File could only be opened by again double clicking it.

Uninstalled Groupy and all works fine. Of course I will need to reinstall to see if this was just a Win10 glitch or not. Ah, computers are such fun sometimes.

on Nov 16, 2017

rgreenwald

Not sure if this is Groupy-related. Installed the app and used yesterday - really like it.

Today doing "real" work I double clicked a shortcut to an excel workbook and excel opened, but not the file. File could only be opened by again double clicking it.

Uninstalled Groupy and all works fine. Of course I will need to reinstall to see if this was just a Win10 glitch or not. Ah, computers are such fun sometimes.

We believe we have that one tracked down and fixed for the next update.  Once it is open you should be fine, but opening from a shortcut caused a loading error.  This is also impacting dragging DDS files into Visual Studio. 

on Nov 16, 2017

I would love this if it would eliminate the crowded view in my taskbar on my limited screen size of a Surface Pro 3; such as merging it all into one single app on the taskbar or into a single tray icon.  Is there any way to implement this, or is it an option in Groupy?

on Nov 17, 2017

Neil Banfield

We believe we have that one tracked down and fixed for the next update.  Once it is open you should be fine, but opening from a shortcut caused a loading error.  This is also impacting dragging DDS files into Visual Studio. 

Any idea when that update will be coming?

I just signed in here to report that issue. Was delighted to see that you are aware of the issue and are actively engaged in a resolution.

Once again - Kudos on this app. It is fantastic!

on Nov 18, 2017

Just installed Groupy. It tabs all my c programming apps perfectly! Saves a lot of space and headaches switching from app to app. Well worth a re-subscription to Object Desktop!

on Nov 18, 2017

So the one thing I am missing in Groupy is a semi-permanent setup - IOW, remember my setups (ie. just an explorer window with file names) and prevent me from closing tabs. After a short test run I must say that Groupy works very well - I'm still thinking of new uses for it.

And for your next trick, how about a tabbed feature on Fences?  

on Nov 18, 2017

I was about to ask if Groupy had the ability to 'remember' groups and launch them from a shortcut or if you have to 'assemble' them each time you log on, which is what Srick is getting at, I think.

on Nov 19, 2017


I was about to ask if Groupy had the ability to 'remember' groups and launch them from a shortcut or if you have to 'assemble' them each time you log on, which is what Srick is getting at, I think.
Yes - exactly.. and think of how usable a fence would be if it too was a tabbed with subfolders.

on Nov 19, 2017

Been using this steadily for four days now and generally speaking, I love it!  A lot less scooting windows around.     

on Nov 21, 2017

any date yet on the next release that will fix the Excel issue?

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