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Installation

1.

If you are installing over a previous install of MaxMonkey then it is recommended that you close all open MaxMonkey windows and un-install MaxMonkey from your computer before installing again.

2.

Click HERE to download the MaxMonkey installation package.

3.

Double click the file "MaxMonk2.exe" (the file that you downloaded in step 2 above) and then follow the installation instructions.

If you have any installation problems, contact us


Uninstall

To uninstall MaxMonkey, close MaxMonkey and then select the "Uninstall MaxMonkey" shortcut in the MaxMonkey folder of your start menu.

If this does not work then you can manually uninstall MaxMonkey. Firstly, you must close MaxMonkey. Then, find the folder that MaxMonkey is installed in (This is typically something like "C:\Program Files\MaxMonk"). Delete this folder.

If you have any installation problems, contact us.



XML RSS Feed Update

Registered Users: Launch your registered version of MaxMonkey. Select "Online, Update" from the system tray menu. Alternatively, refer to your original order receipt for instructions or contact us.

Un-Registered Users: Click HERE to download the latest version.


Getting Started

Where is MaxMonkey?

MaxMonkey runs from your system tray. Your system tray is the area on your taskbar that contains your clock and all your system tray programs.

When you run MaxMonkey, the MaxMonkey icon will appear in your system tray, next to or near your system clock.

Default Actions:

If you left-click the system tray icon, MaxMonkey will run the Minimize operation which will minimize your windows.

If you double-click the system tray icon, MaxMonkey will run the Maximize operation which will maximize your windows.

If you middle-click the system tray icon, MaxMonkey will run the Close operation which will close all your windows.

Changing Setup:

By default, we have set up MaxMonkey so that if you right-click the system tray icon, the MaxMonkey main menu will appear. From this menu, you can access all of MaxMonkey's main features and settings.

To change the way that MaxMonkey handles clicks or to change the type of window that MaxMonkey will work on, select the "Settings..." option from the system tray menu (right-click on the MaxMonkey system tray icon to open the main menu).

By default, we have set MaxMonkey to target all windows on your taskbar for all maximize, minimize, restore or close operations. If you wish to target only specific windows then you need to select the "Settings..." option from the MaxMonkey main menu.

You can make MaxMonkey automatically maximize all new windows (in the settings window).

You can tell MaxMonkey to launch programs on startup and optionally maximize those windows from the "StartUp Options" menu (select "StartUp Options..." from the MaxMonkey main menu).


Settings...

From here, you can change various settings of MaxMonkey.

Automatically Maximize New Windows Check Box:

When this box is checked, MaxMonkey will automatically maximize all new target windows as you open them. Read the following section for instructions on defining target windows.

Maximize options:

These are the settings that MaxMonkey will use when you tell MaxMonkey to maximize all target windows.

Select "Target All Windows" to maximize all windows on your taskbar each time you perform the maximize all target windows operation.

Select "Only target the window if the title bar contains the following text" to target only specific windows. Enter the keywords required in the box below this option.

For example, if you enter the text: "Internet" (without the quote marks) then every time that you perform the maximize target windows operation, MaxMonkey will attempt to maximize every window on your taskbar that contains the keyword "Internet" in the title bar. (For example, this will include windows like: "Microsoft Internet Explorer", "Internet details" etc).

You can enter multiple keywords if you separate each one with a semi-colon (;). For example, you can enter "Notepad;Internet". This will target windows like "Microsoft Internet Explorer", "Untitled - Notepad", "WinZip - InternetArchive.zip" etc.

Minimize options:

These are the settings that MaxMonkey will use when you tell MaxMonkey to minimize all target windows. The settings are the same as the maximize options (See the maximize section above for more information).

Restore options:

These are the settings that MaxMonkey will use when you tell MaxMonkey to restore all target windows. The settings are the same as the maximize options (See the maximize section above for more information).

Close options:

These are the settings that MaxMonkey will use when you tell MaxMonkey to close all target windows. The settings are the same as the maximize options (See the maximize section above for more information).


StartUp Options

To access these options, right click on the MaxMonkey system tray icon and select "StartUp Options" from the menu.

Use this feature to set how MaxMonkey behaves when launched.

Start MaxMonkey When Windows Starts Check Box:

Check this box if you need MaxMonkey to automatically start when windows starts. If you un-check this box then you will have to launch MaxMonkey by double or single clicking on the program icon.

Take No Action Option:

Select this and MaxMonkey will not automatically operate on your windows when first launched.

Maximize All Windows Option:

Select this and MaxMonkey will maximize all windows when first launched.

Minimize All Windows Option:

Select this and MaxMonkey will minimize all windows when first launched.

Maximize Target Windows Option:

Select this and MaxMonkey will maximize all target windows when first launched. You can define target windows using the "Settings..." menu item from the MaxMonkey system tray menu.

Minimize Target Windows Option:

Select this and MaxMonkey will minimize all target windows when first launched. You can define target windows using the "Settings..." menu item from the MaxMonkey system tray menu.

Maximize Targets Then Minimize All Option:

Select this and MaxMonkey will maximize all target windows and then minimize all windows when first launched. You can define target windows using the "Settings..." menu item from the MaxMonkey system tray menu.

StartUp Time Text Box:

Set the approximate (does not need to be exact) startup time of your system in seconds. This is the time it takes from when your desktop initially displays to when your last startup program has loaded.

Launch Program On MaxMonkey StartUp Box:

Check this to create a list of programs for MaxMonkey to Launch at start up in the order that you specify.

Program List:

List of the programs that you want MaxMonkey to launch each time MaxMonkey loads. Programs at the top of the list will be launched first and programs at the bottom of the list will be launched last. You can select multiple programs at once by using the left mouse button and the shift and ctrl keys on your keyboard.

Add Button: Add a program to the list.

Remove Button: Remove the selected programs from the list.

Move Up Button: Move the selected programs up the list.

Move Down Button: Move the selected programs down the list.

Parameters Button: Information to be sent to the programs when they are launched.

Close Button: Close the "StartUp Options" window and save all settings.



Changing Mouse Behavior

These options are now available from the settings window.

To access these options, right click on the MaxMonkey system tray icon and select "Settings..." from the menu.

This will allow you to set how MaxMonkey operates when clicked. For example if you select "Maximize on left click" from the first drop down menu, MaxMonkey will maximize all target windows when you left click on the MaxMonkey system tray icon.

For example, if you select "Minimize on left click" from the second drop down menu, MaxMonkey will minimize all target windows when you left-click on the MaxMonkey system tray icon.



Show And Hide Windows

What are hidden windows?

Hidden windows are not visible to you. They do not appear on your taskbar or on your desktop and run quietly in the background. Most of them also do not appear in your task manager.

Why do hidden windows exist?

Sometimes, programs will create hidden windows to perform various maintenance tasks. For the most part, these are completely harmless and are not intended to do your system any harm. If you wish to view these windows, you can do so by using the "Show/Hide Windows..." feature of MaxMonkey.

How do I unhide hidden windows?

Sometimes, hidden windows will have zero height and zero width and so even if you make them visible, you may not be able to see them.

Additionally, these windows are not like windows in the normal sense. Some of them may not have title bars and may not be resizable. Some may not have any contents and some may not appear in your task bar once made visible.

Some programs do not like you messing with the visibility of their windows. Unhiding windows can cause these programs to crash. This is not a bug with MaxMonkey.

To view hidden windows, select the "Show/Hide Windows..." menu option from the MaxMonkey main menu. This will open the "MaxMonkey - Show Or Hide Windows" window.

Windows that are currently visible will be listed with a check mark next to them. To make a window visible, check the window in the window list and then click the "Apply" button.

You can apply changes automatically by checking the "Apply Changes Immediately" check box. Now, when you check a window, it will be made visible.

If you wish to make all the windows visible at once, click the "Show All" button.. Doing this may clog up your taskbar and you will have to manually hide these windows again or restart your computer.


Organize Taskbar Windows

To access these options, right click on the MaxMonkey system tray icon and select "Organize Taskbar Windows..." from the menu.

This will allow you to move window buttons on the taskbar left or right (up or down if you taskbar is in the vertical position).


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