Makes your work more comfortable
Download the Latest version of eXtra Buttons Version: 2.2.5 beta


Optimize your workspace with eXtra Buttons

  • eXtra Buttons is a freeware software that provides additional buttons placed in the caption of all windows.

  • eXtra Buttons extends standard OS functionality and looks like standard system buttons.

  • eXtra Buttons gives you up to 10 assorted configurable buttons to keep the desktop and windows organised.

You will love eXtra Buttons if you really appreciate your time and like to keep things organized!


  • Convenience and functionality

    It is very simple to get used to eXtra Buttons. There are so many useful functional features, that you won't even notice the change of the way you work with computer.

  • eXtra Buttons does not need special skills for use

    Using buttons as simple as using standard buttons "Minimize", "Maximize" and "Close".

  • eXtra Buttons is completely built into system

    You won't spot any look and feel difference with standard buttons while using eXtra Buttons. And because they are using native Windows' system functions, they will always appear according to your desktop theme.

  • eXtra Buttons is a tightly integrated solution

    eXtra Buttons works in all windows versions starting from Windows 98 and including the latest Windows 7

  • The set of buttons can be redefined at any moment

    eXtra Buttons represents following set of additional buttons:

    • Always on top — places window on the top of the other windows, so that be always visible whether or not it has the focus.
    • Send to back — places window under others, so it will not bother you.
    • Copy window — starts a copy of the application in the new window.
    • Roll-up/Unroll — minimizes window to its caption, so you can see only caption line with the title of the window.
    • Minimize to Box — minimizes window and places its icon on the Desktop in adjusted arrangement.
    • Transparency — makes the window transparent according to adjusted level. You may adjust any default transparency level.
    • Percentage transparency — makes the window transparent according to percents from pop-up Transparency Menu.
    • Minimize to Tray — minimizes window and places its icon to System Tray.
    • Minimize to Tray Menu — minimizes window and places its icon to System Tray Menu.
    • Move to Another Monitor — places the window on another monitor.
    • Click through — Makes the window transparent according to adjusted level and also transparent to a mouse activity.
    • Full Screen — Opens the window so it covers whole screen.
    • Bookmarks — Adds the application to the adjustable Bookmarks list and provides quick access to the most frequently used applications and folders.

    You can always change quantity and sequence of buttons to use only what is necessary.

  • Applications blacklist

    Add application to the blacklist if you do not want eXtra Buttons to appear.

  • Hot-key for each of eXtra Buttons

    You may assign any valid keyboard and shift key (including <Alt> and <Ctrl>) combination for each of eXtra Buttons. Use of this combination will have the same result as clicking the button with a  mouse.

  • eXtra Buttons starts on system startup

    Please, see documentation for details

Download the Latest version of eXtra Buttons Version: 2.2.5 beta


Nikolaj Parshutin and Alex Skrypnyk have been working on various projects together since 2003.

Nikolaj Parshutin, a lead developer and co-founder at Unicreo Software, is a main author of eXtra Buttons. He carefully crafted main ideas and has been improving functionality from the very first release, trying to achieve the balance between performance and features.

The best reward for software developer is that his application is demanded and useful. I’ve learnt a lot about Windows system core, resource management, user experience and it keeps me on cutting edge of technology evolution.

Alex Skrypnyk, proud owner of Alex. Designworks and a co-author of eXtra Buttons, shaped some of the main ideas, as well as user interface, documentation, website and online promotion campaign.

I love to work on eXtra Buttons because it has special meaning for me. It is one of those projects where all ideas and thoughts were placed together and a product was born: from concept on the paper to live application.