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5 Minutes Guide to Configure Windows Disguiser

If you want to change the options of Windows Disguiser, in particular the list of windows to be disguised when minimized, you must edit the application configuration file. The easy way to accomplish this task is to right click on the Windows Disguiser icon in the system tray and select the Configure command.

A Notepad window will open showing the content of the Disguiser.exe.config file, for example:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
        <sectionGroup name="applicationSettings" type="System.Configuration.ApplicationSettingsGroup, System, Version=, 
                                                                           Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" >
            <section name="WindowsDisguiser.Properties.Settings" type="System.Configuration.ClientSettingsSection, System, Version=, 
                                                             Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" requirePermission="false" />
            <setting name="CheckTimeout" serializeAs="String">
            <setting name="Windows" serializeAs="Xml">
                    <ArrayOfString xmlns:xsi=""
                        <string>INSERT THE TITLE OF THE WINDOW TO BE DISGUISED HERE</string>
                        <string>INSERT THE TITLE OF THE WINDOW TO BE DISGUISED HERE</string>
                        <string>INSERT THE TITLE OF THE WINDOW TO BE DISGUISED HERE</string>
            <setting name="UseOffice2007Renderer" serializeAs="String">

Each <setting> tag represents an option that can be customized:
  • CheckTimeout specifies how much often the program will scan the system to discover minimized windows. The value must be expressed in milliseconds; default is 1000, equal to 1 second
  • Windows is an array that contains the names of the windows to be disguised when minimized. In this list you can add as many window title as you want, following the syntax that is exemplified above. The name are case-insensitive and you can also use wildcards, i.e. matching all the windows that contain "Internet" in their name. The following example matches all the instance of the program "Windows Internet Explorer", regardless of the name of the page.
<string>* Windows Internet Explorer</string>
  • UseOffice2007Renderer, if set to True, instructs the program to use the menu style that has been introduced with Office 2007. Otherwise, if its value is False, the standard menu style is used.

The new settings will be applied as soon as the Disguiser.exe.config file is saved (it is not necessary to restart the program).


Last edited Jun 7, 2007 at 6:17 PM by marcom, version 7


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