A Ruler for Windows


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Freeware (Free)


15 May 2019


Rob Latour



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Size: 0 Bytes

Downloads: 6404

Platform: Windows (All Versions)

Review by Jerome Johnston (Cybersecurity Editor)

on 09 Mar 2012

Let me ask you a simple question: Did you ever want to play around with a virtual ruler on your desktop? If you answered “Yes” to that question, then you are in luck. Software developer Rob Latour has come up with an application that allows you to do just that – play around with a virtual ruler on your desktop.

The application that Rob Latour came up with is aptly named A Ruler for Windows. What it does is let you place a ruler on your desktop. If you want to place more than one, you can do so – you can place multiple rulers on the desktop.

You can place the ruler horizontally, or you can place it vertically. Or you can place one ruler horizontally and the other vertically. Remember I said you can get more than one ruler. You can set the size of the ruler to an exact size, or you can drag the ruler to whatever size you want.

There are two types of rulers at your disposal. For the old school user, there’s a wood grain ruler. For the not so old school user, there’s a plastic see-through ruler. The great thing about the plastic ruler is that you can continue to type even if it is on top. It is see-through after all.

Special 2x, 3x, and 4x modes allow you to take a snapshot of your primary screen and magnify it so that you can measure more easily between very fine points.

That’s about all the functionality you can expect to get from A Ruler for Windows. If you like to get the software and test it, there are a few other things you need to know. The download weighs in at less than 1MB, so it should complete in no time at all. Once downloaded, the application can be installed on any version of the Microsoft-developed Windows operating system – including XP, Vista and Windows 7.


The program is very easy to use. Besides that, it can display the ruler using various magnifications. Furthermore, it allows setting the ruler vertically or horizontally.


The number of options and their complexity are limited. If you’ve ever wanted a ruler on your desktop, you can put one with A Ruler for Windows.

A Ruler for Windows


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A Ruler for Windows Editor’s Review Rating

A Ruler for Windows has been reviewed by Jerome Johnston on 09 Mar 2012. Based on the user interface, features and complexity, Findmysoft has rated A Ruler for Windows 3 out of 5 stars, naming it Very Good


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