Compatibility shims

Working around problems with other apps.

Name Impact
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Security sandbox prevents MaxTo from accessing it
Lost functionality Read more
Altap Salamander
Disable drag-to-snap for preview windows.
Limited functionality Read more
Console windows
Move console windows differently
No impact Read more
Apple iTunes
Lost functionality Read more
KakaoTalk
Windows grow bigger when resized
Lost functionality Read more
ManicTime
Window goes blank when resizing
Lost functionality Read more
MediaMonkey
Crashes when subclassing
Limited functionality Read more
Intuit Quickbooks
Does not work with MaxTo
Lost functionality Read more
Sidebar gadgets
Don't let MaxTo move sidebar gadgets
Lost functionality Read more
Spotify
Maximizes windows in a weird way
No impact Read more
The Windows taskbar
Don't let MaxTo move the taskbar
Lost functionality Read more
UltraMon
Ignore the UltraMon taskbar
Lost functionality Read more
Unity 3D
Prevent black screen by disabling some MaxTo functionality
No impact Read more
Winamp
It Really Whips the Llama's Ass
No impact Read more
wxWidgets-based software
Prevent crashes
Limited functionality Read more
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.