Intel Extreme Tuning Utility

Prevent empty window frame.

What's affected?
  • Window transparency when dragging

Intel Extreme Tuning Utility (Intel XTU) offers the state of the art in overclocking. It is a comprehensive set of tools to tune, test and monitor your system. If MaxTo is active, XTU will display an empty window and/or mouse clicks will not be registered. This shim disables MaxTo's transparency on XTU windows.

Can be disabled

This shim can be disabled in MaxTo if you go to Options, Compatibility, and clicking on Intel Extreme Tuning Utility. You should find a toggle switch to disable it.

Note that shims should only be disabled if you have a legitimate reason to do so, and accept that disabling them may cause applications to crash.

What are compatibility shims?

Compatibility shims are our way of telling MaxTo that some programs react badly to being handled by some of MaxTo's functionality.

Each compatibility shim has a description text and a list of functionality that is affected. Some are small and do not result in loss of functionality, others cause MaxTo not to work at all (and the reason for the compatibility shim then is simply to prevent apps from crashing).

This list is kept up to date outside of MaxTo's release cycle, and will be updated automatically by MaxTo.