Minimizer v1.05

About it

What is Minimizer?

Minimizer is an extension for your Newton 2.0 device which allows you to shrink (minimize) an application to the blinking notification star at the top of the screen. Just two taps, and whoosh, it disappears into the star. (The whoosh is optional.) Tap the star, pick the app, and it's back. Minimizer is better than app switchers because it doesn't leave the clutter of so many windows.

Minimizer is a sanity saver. Do you use apps designed for 1.x Newtons that you can't drag around the screen? Isn't that frustrating? Well, no more. With Minimizer, you can drag 1.x apps by their title.

Minimizer is love.

Minimizer is happiness.

Minimizer is $5 shareware. (Online ordering at

Hey! You should know...

If you ever want to delete the Minimizer extension, you should restart your Newton with all your packages disabled (restart it with the stylus held down on the left side of the screen) before you delete it. That should help avoid a problem encountered.

What's New?

Version 1.05 (18 August 1999)
Allow disabling of prefix dot in minimized items

Version 1.04 (4 December 1998)
Fixed bug which interrupted proper closing of programs

Download it

Minimizer is currently available for download as a StuffIt archive, a ZIP archive, and in package format for direct download. Go to the Aladdin Systems web site for extractors for StuffIt achives for the Mac.

Download .sit file (94K) from Pittsburgh.

Download .zip file (90K) from Pittsburgh.

Download .pkg file (23K) from Pittsburgh.

View the Read Me file online.

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Last modified: Tue, Mar 9, 2004 at 12:02:03 AM