TransOther is a free software to automatically make background windows transparent. This is a very interesting software and is different than many other software that fall in this category.
It keeps foreground window as it is and rest of the background windows are made transparent. As you switch to another window, it makes previous window transparent. This is really useful when you are working on the active window, plus want to keep an eye on the background windows side by side. Another important thing is that you can set the transparency level as per your need.
Above screenshot clearly shows that background windows are transparent and active window is normal. All this is done by this software.
How To Automatically Make Background Windows Transparent?
This software is really simple. Use this link to download this portable software and run it.
The software runs silently in the system tray. Now open a window and it will immediately make other background programs transparent. Switching to some other window will make the previous window and all other windows transparent.
By default, the transparency level is set to ‘150’ (0-255). However, you can set transparency value as per you need. For this, right-click its system tray icon and then click on Settings.
The settings file will open in Notepad. Now you can change the transparency level as per your need. Lower the value, higher will be the transparency level.
When you are done, save the changes and the new changes are applied immediately. You can close this software any time to use applications with normal interface.
This software can come in handy for different purposes. For example, when you want to check the download process happening in the background window positioned at number 3 or other, monitor some other activities along with working on the current window, etc. Also, the transparency control is in your hands. This can be added to your collection. You can give it a try.