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Active Captions

What is Active Captions?  (from Shelltoys)

Active Captions is a handy system tray utility that extends window's caption buttons with additional features. Right mouse button click on minimize button minimizes the window into the System Tray. Click with right mouse button on window's Maximize/Restore button to roll-up window to its title bar. To make your windows...  Read more


Active Captions is a program developed by Shelltoys. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The main program executable is activecaptions.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 690.96 KB (707,548 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.shelltoys.com/minimize_tray/index.html
Help link: www.shelltoys.com/active_captions
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\shelltoys\active captions
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Shelltoys\Active Captions\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 690.96 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Active Captions

Program executable:activecaptions.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\shelltoys\active captions\activecaptions.exe
Additional files:
  • achook.dll
  • unins000.exe (by Jordan Russell) - Inno Setup Uninstaller

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • activecaptions.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Active Captions' and executes as C:\Program Files\Shelltoys\Active Captions\activecaptions.exe.

How do I remove Active Captions?

Quickly and completely remove Active Captions from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Active Captions from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Active Captions, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Active Captions.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 33%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows XP 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 7 Enterprise 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 66.67%
ASUS 33.33%


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