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Shutter 3.8Go to top

Date May 12, 2016   Comments 4 comments

This update brings many new features and improvements for Shutter, a multi-purpose scheduling utility.

Here is quick summary of new features:

  1. Organize your schedules of events and actions into multiple presets, and run them in a chain using a new "Run Preset" action.

  2. Added a new Weekly event for triggering actions on specific days of the week.

  3. Schedule your actions to be executed at any specific date using the new date selection in the On Time event.

  4. Find out the result of your actions via a new Status column, a handy way to find out if some actions have failed.

  5. Additional quick actions, executable with a single click from your desktop: Turn Off Monitor, Mute Volume, Unmute Volume.

  6. Many small visual and operational improvements.

Shutter-3_8-Example.png

Full list of changes:

* Added "Now" button for using the current time in On Time and Weekly events.
* Cleaner layout of User Inactive event configuration.
* Show Alarm and Message forms separately on taskbar.
* Fixed Alarm and Message forms not staying on top when main application form is hidden.
* Updated copyright information.
* Added "Run Preset" action. Allows execution of multiple event-action schedules.
* Warn if preset supplied through the command line could not be loaded. Do not silently start the default preset.
* Set error exit code when failed to execute quick action from the command line.
* Added quick actions: Turn Off Monitor, Mute Volume, Unmute Volume.
* Internal code refactoring for events and actions.
* Fixed miscoding of purchase URL on the Web Interface.
* Restart events when any kind of power resume occurs, instead of only when triggered by user input.
* Refactored internal suspend/resume operations on power events.
* Added new Weekly event for triggering actions on specific days of the week.
* Increased input range of hours/minutes/seconds to 10000 in Countdown event.
* Added optional date selection to On Time event.
* Cleaned layout of Countdown and On Time events.
* Added options to export events and actions to clipboard.
* Enable the shutdown privilege before suspending the system.
* Revised code for enabling the shutdown privilege.
* Revised code for detecting Windows version.
* Display status of each action in the new Status table column.
* Capture result of routines for quitting/closing/killing by window name.
* Use exit code "1" instead of "0" when killing external processes.
* Minor refactoring and code improvements.

CPUMon 2.1Go to top

Date April 28, 2016   Comment Leave a comment

This small but versatile CPU usage widget has not received many updates because it was fulfilling its duties perfectly. However, as time goes by, operating systems and user interfaces evolve. It's time to refresh CPUMon with few performance and graphical improvements.

One thing that will not change however is its extreme customizability. For example, here is a custom look on a dark themed desktop:

CPUMon-2_1.png

Full list of changes:

* Implemented alternative CPU frequency detection using Win32_Processor WMI provider.
* Replaced static tray icons with dynamically drawn icons, giving a refreshed look.
* Use system defined tray icon sizes for better graphics on high-DPI systems.
* Internal code cleanup.
* Updated copyright information.
* Recreate icon when taskbar is recreated (Explorer restarts).
* Cleanup tray icon code.
* Automatically deactivate registration when uninstalling.
* Added hint to run as administrator when failed to apply system settings.
* Removed donation link (donations are discontinued in favor of "Pro" version).
* Added confirmation dialog before unregistering the product.
* License expiration is checked against UTC date instead of local.

Colors 2.2Go to top

Date March 31, 2016   Comment Leave a comment

A maintenance update for Colors focused on multi-lingual and operational improvements.

Here are some highlights:

  1. Variable color picker spot size and selection of an average color.

  2. Enabled DPI awareness to fix form scaling issues on Windows 8 and later.

  3. Added 5 new languages: Japanese, Polish, French, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish (Mexico).

The variable color picker spot size gives you options between 1x1, 3x3, 5x5, 7x7, 9x9 sizes.

For example, this is how a 5x5 spot size picker looks like:
colors-5x5-spot-picker.png

Full list of changes:

* Added French language file. Thanks to Ozzii.
* Added Portuguese (Brazil) language file. Thanks to Igor Rückert.
* Resolve environment variables in custom storage path in Storage.ini.
* Enabled DPI awareness to fix form scaling issues on Windows 8 and later.
* Added Spanish (Mexico) translation file.
* Updated Chinese Simplified (zh_CN) translation file.
* Set application BidiMode (right-to-left) according to the selected language, instead of by system locale.
* Added BiDiCode setting in INI file for overiding application BidiMode, possible values: AUTO, LTR, RTL.
* Improvements to the registration procedure.
* Variable color picker spot size and selection of an average color.
* Refactored code for operation of color picker panel.
* Trim trailing new lines from system error message in file opening function.
* Added ability to take desktop screenshot on pre Windows 2000 platforms.
* Added Japanese translation PO file.
* Added Polish translation PO file.
* Updated copyright information.

ReNamer 6.4Go to top

Date February 27, 2016   Comments 2 comments

A big update for ReNamer which packs many user requested features and several important fixes.

Here are some highlights:

  • Added a new rule "Reformat Date" for changing format of date/time values in the filename.

  • Added "Whole words only" option to Remove and Replace rules.

  • Added German, Italian and Slovak user interface languages.

  • Change font size (zoom) inside of PascalScript window using Ctrl+Wheel.

  • Fixed incorrectly used system font colors in files table.

  • Multi-select rules with ability to remove, activate and deactivate.

Below is a visual example of how the new "Reformat Date" rule can help you finally fix all those random date formats in your file names.

renamer-reformat-date-example.png

Full list of changes in ReNamer 6.4:

* Change font size (zoom) inside of PascalScript window using Ctrl+Wheel.
* Upgraded development environment and external components.
* Fixed graphical glitches in rules list on Windows XP.
* Fixed incorrectly used system font colors in files table.
* Refactored layout and components of Reformat Date rule.
* Added a new rule "Reformat Date" for changing format of date/time values in the filename.
* Fixed potentially mangled content of PascalScript rule configuration.
* Adjusted the size of rule configuration components to better fit translated text.
* Fixed loading of translated text in the RegEx rule context menu.
* Resolve environment variables in custom storage path in Storage.ini.
* Scroll into view first matching file via "Select by..." context menu commands.
* Auto size columns in files table when they get enabled via context menu.
* Refactored replacement code in Case, Remove and Replace rules.
* Added "Whole words only" option to Remove and Replace rules.
* Corrected spelling of "UnMark" to "Unmark".
* Added icons to the Rules table context menu.
* Updated bundled copy of User Manual.
* Corrected spelling of DiscNo and DiscTotal meta tags ("Disk" vs "Disc").
* Fixed inconsistently changing state of "save filters with preset" option.
* Refactored code for managing user settings and preset configuration.
* Added hints for Torrent meta tags.
* Added context menu option for selecting all rules (Ctrl+A).
* Added rules multi-selection ability with group remove, activate and deactivate actions.
* Fixed a problem with meta tags being inserted at incorrect position in Unicode text.
* Added German language file. Thanks to Max Mehl.
* Added Italian language file. Thanks to Victor.
* Added Slovak translit file. Thanks to Slavo Gbur.
* Added Slovak language file. Thanks to Slavo Gbur.
* Updated Russian language file.
* Updated French language file. Thanks to Ozzii.
* Updated Japanese language file. Thanks to Tilt.
* Updated Chinese Simplified language file. Thanks to WanderMax.
* Internal optimizations and refactoring.

ReNamer 6.3Go to top

Date November 5, 2015   Comments 5 comments

This is a big update for ReNamer which brings a wide range of improvements and new features.

A quick summary of the biggest changes in ReNamer 6.3:

  1. Added Torrent file meta tags.

  2. Added function name completion (Ctrl+Space) in PascalScript code window.

  3. Added meta tags filter box.

  4. Added Exclude filter masks in addition to existing Include masks.

  5. Improved handling of right-to-left languages.

Full list of changes in ReNamer 6.3:

* Updated Serbian language file.
* Internal PascalScript code optimizations.
* Fixed incorrectly displayed declaration for overloaded functions, e.g. Length.
* Changed default size of PascalScript auto-completion window (20x600 to 16x400).
* Added new PascalScript functions: StrToIntDef, StrToInt64Def, TryStrToInt, RandomFloat, RandomBoolean, MinInt, MinInt64, MinFloat, MaxInt, MaxInt64, MaxFloat.
* Added function name completion (Ctrl+Space) in PascalScript code window.
* Updated Russian (ru) translation file.
* Updated Japanese translation file.
* Added Torrent file meta tags: Torrent_Name, Torrent_Hash, Torrent_Announce, Torrent_Comment, Torrent_Publisher, Torrent_CreationDateUTC, Torrent_CreationDateLocal, Torrent_CountFiles, Torrent_TotalSizeBytes, Torrent_TotalSizeKB, Torrent_TotalSizeMB, Torrent_TotalSizeGB.
* Fixed missing time component in files table for midnight (00:00:00).
* Added more date/time functions to PascalScript: SecondSpan, EncodeDateTime, DecodeDateTime, TryEncodeDateTime, ComposeDateTime.
* Minor code optimizations.
* Fixed broken "Stay on top" option (used to be called "Always on top"), and it no longer requires a restart.
* Added meta tags filter box, populated with existing meta tag categories.
* Added "Delete current name" option to Delete rule.
* Added "Replace current name" option to Insert rule.
* Repositioned components in Rearrange rule to better fit localized text.
* Updated Russian (ru) translation file.
* Updated Chinese Simplified (zh_CN) translation file.
* Set application BidiMode (right-to-left) according to the selected language, instead of by system locale.
* Added BiDiCode setting in INI file for overiding application BidiMode, possible values: AUTO, LTR, RTL.
* Improvements to the registration procedure.
* Added Exclude filter masks in addition to existing Include masks.
* Filter masks now support Unicode characters.
* Updated Brazilian language PO file.