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WindowSpace v2.5.2 Final - Stability and Performance

This is the first stable release of WindowSpace 2.5. It contains several performance and stability improvements, as well as many bug fixes. Also I've updated the English language template file. WindowSpace 2.5 is now ready for translation!

Changelog for WindowSpace v2.5.2:

Download WindowSpace (32-bit and 64-bit)

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 26-Oct-10 02:05


WinSnap v3.5.3 - Updated For Translation

I've revised the English language template file to add new text strings and option titles for version 3.5. Also this release contains a few minor improvements and bug fixes.

WinSnap - English Template File

Updated Russian translation:

WinSnap - Russian Translation

Visit the Language Files forum to download or submit updated translations for WinSnap.

Changelog for WinSnap v3.5.3:

Download WinSnap v3.5.3 (32-bit, 64-bit, portable)

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 19-Oct-10 11:20


WindowSpace v2.5.1 Beta - Improved Snap-To-Side

This beta is the first version 2.5.x release of WindowSpace. It introduces a better support for Windows 7 and several major improvements on Snap-To-Side feature.

Seamless Integration with Windows 7

If Snap-To-Side feature is enabled, WindowSpace now turns off the built-in Windows 7's Aero Snap feature with no actions required from the user. You can check it by the following steps:

Windows 7 - Turn Off Aero Snap Windows 7 - Window Arrangement Settings

Improved Snap-To-Side

There are 2 major enhancements on the Snap-To-Side feature:

WindowSpace - Snap-To-Side Settings

Other Minor Improvements

I've changed some default settings, polished UI and option names. Also there is a new trial reminder dialog and some other minor improvements I didn't mention.

WindowSpace - Trial Reminder

Changelog for WindowSpace v2.5.1 Beta:

Download WindowSpace (32-bit and 64-bit)

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 13-Oct-10 12:40


WinSnap v3.5.2 - Delayed Capture & Countdown Timer

Finally, after a long delay, I've released a new version of WinSnap. This release contains several new features that will allow you to take even better screenshots.

Improved Delayed Capture

I've totally reworked the delayed capture feature after receiving the users feedback on the previous version of WinSnap. There are 2 main improvements:

WinSnap Capture Settings

Here is how the countdown looks like:

WinSnap Countdown 4 WinSnap Countdown 3
WinSnap Countdown 2 WinSnap Countdown 1

Large Icon for Windows Vista/7

WinSnap now contains a 256x256 icon for better compatibility with Windows 7 and Vista:

WinSnap Large Icon

I don't even think that anyone uses the "large icon" view in Windows Explorer. From the practical side, 256x256 icons are used by the system to generate smaller icons in high DPI mode. Just compare the two screenshots below.

WinSnap High DPI Icon (old) WinSnap High DPI Icon (new)
Old versions in high DPI mode WinSnap v3.5.2 in high DPI mode

Capture Native Aero Shadows - Removed

This feature has been removed from version 3.x because it requires some significant changes in the UI. It should be introduced in WinSnap 4.0 by the end of this year. I'll share a detailed roadmap for WinSnap 4.0 soon!

Changelog for WinSnap v3.5.2:

Download WinSnap v3.5.2 (32-bit, 64-bit, portable)

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 06-Oct-10 07:07


WinSnap - New Articles and Tutorials

Take a look at these how-to articles and tutorials:

Offtopic:

I'm sorry if I haven't answered to your email or forum post. I was quite "busy" with my personal health problems for the last few months. Luckily, I'm back on top of things now!

New versions of WinSnap and other software releases are coming soon. Stay in touch!

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 20-Sep-10 03:24


Hidden Start v3.2 - Delay Before Executing Command

The new version of Hidden Start allows you to set the startup delay (in seconds) before executing a batch file, command or sequence of commands.

Hidden Start v3.2

You could use it as follows:

hstart.exe /DELAY=5 /NOCONSOLE "D:\Batch Files\test.bat"

Download Hidden Start (32-bit and 64-bit)

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 07-Jul-10 08:01


Sticky Previews v1.2 - Pan/Scroll Around Preview

The new version of Sticky Previews adds the ability to pan/scroll around inside the preview window. Hold down the CTRL key, click the preview and drag the mouse left-right or up-down.

You can also use the Arrow Keys if you prefer the keyboard over the mouse.

Excel 2010 - Sticky Preview Excel 2010 - Ctrl + Mouse Drag

Changelog for Sticky Previews v1.2:

Download Sticky Previews (32-bit and 64-bit)

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 16-Jun-10 00:20


VistaSwitcher 1.1.3 - Maintenance Release

New version of VistaSwitcher has been released today, changelog:

Download VistaSwitcher 1.1.3 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 11-May-10 02:42


Sticky Previews v1.1 - Stability & Performance Improvements

The second release of Sticky Previews is mainly intended to fix bugs of the previous version and provide some stability and performance enhancements.

Preview Of Windows Media Player

Changelog for Sticky Previews v1.1:

Quick links:

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 09-May-10 02:19


WinSnap v3.5 Beta 1 - Options Toolbar & Delayed Capture

The main new feature of WinSnap 3.5 should be the ability to capture native Aero shadows and transparencies. I have almost implemented this feature, but I need more time to test it before releasing to the public (it affects many of the core algorithms).

The first Beta doesn't include the ability to capture native Aero shadows, but there are a number of other features you may want to check out.

New Options Toolbar

Now you can quickly enable/disable the capture preferences: "Include mouse cursor", "Clear window background on Vista/7" and other.

WinSnap v3.5 - Options Toolbar

Delayed Capture

You may want to enable a 5-second delay before taking snapshots of applications with pulldown menus (for example).

WinSnap v3.5 - Delayed Capture

Here is a quick example (taken using the Application capture mode):

Calculator - About Menu

Popup Menus Of QT Applications

Here is a popup menu of VLC Media Player captured with WinSnap v3.5:

VLC Popup Menu

Updated Settings Dialog

WinSnap Settings - Capture Page

Trial Reminder Dialog

WinSnap v3.5 - Trial Reminder

In The Next Beta

Message Box - Capture Native Shadows

Coming soon to Windows 7 PC's... ;)


Changelog for WinSnap v3.5.1 Beta:

Download WinSnap v3.5.1 (32-bit, 64-bit, portable)

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 06-May-10 01:07


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