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WinSnap v3.1.4 - Improved Screen Capture

This maintenance release of WinSnap further improves its screen capture capabilities and addresses a few minor issues, as usual. This is likely the last release before I start working on WinSnap 4.0.

I've slightly improved the "Window" selection algorithm to eliminate accidental Taskbar and Desktop captures (f.e. when you click the Taskbar for some reason and then switch to WinSnap without activating a window).

WinSnap - Taskbar Capture

Changelog for WinSnap v3.1.4:

Download WinSnap v3.1.4 (32-bit, 64-bit, portable)

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 18-Nov-09 11:58


VistaSwitcher Website + Online Documentation

I always get a lot of questions and support requests regarding my freeware projects. People often ask about features that are already present in the software. So, complete and good documentation is a great time saver for me.

Please take a look at the following articles about VistaSwitcher and its vast capabilities.

Updated articles:

General product pages:

The Final Release is coming very soon. Be prepared!

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 17-Nov-09 04:53


VistaSwitcher 1.0.8 Beta - Bugfix Release

I'm fixing the last critical bugs (at least I hope so), changelog:

Download VistaSwitcher 1.0.8 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 16-Nov-09 03:22


VistaSwitcher 1.0.7 Beta - International Keyboard Layouts

This release brings a number of bugfixes and goodies for people with non-English keyboard layouts. Now VistaSwitcher always replaces Alt + [the key right above the Tab] for switching between windows of the same application - no matter what the key is above the Tab on your keyboard layout.

Example 1 - Italian keyboard layout:

Italian Keyboard Layout

Use Alt + \ to switch between windows of a single application.

Example 2 - Swiss German keyboard layout:

Swiss German Keyboard Layout

Use Alt + § to switch between windows of a single application.

Learn more: Switch Windows Of The Same Application

Changelog for VistaSwitcher 1.0.7 Beta:

Download VistaSwitcher 1.0.7 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 08-Nov-09 08:52


VistaSwitcher 1.0.6 Beta - Bugfix Release

I would like to thank everyone who tried out VistaSwitcher, sent feedback and reported bugs and issues. Your contribution really helps to deliver a better product!

Changelog for VistaSwitcher 1.0.6 Beta:

Download VistaSwitcher 1.0.6 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 03-Nov-09 04:12


VistaSwitcher 1.0.5 Beta - Aero Blur Effect

New version of VistaSwitcher has been released today. This release addresses a critical issue that caused crashes when working with some applications and adds support of the Aero blur effect on Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Aero Blur Effect

Open VistaSwitcher Preferences, Appearance tab, check "Enable Aero blur effect":

VistaSwitcher Preferences - Appearance

Here is the result:

VistaSwitcher - Aero Blur Effect

The Aero blur effect looks cool and makes it easier to read the text labels. If you perform a fresh install of VistaSwitcher, this option is enabled by default.

Changelog for VistaSwitcher v1.0.5:

Download VistaSwitcher 1.0.5 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 30-Oct-09 08:19


VistaSwitcher 1.0.4 Beta - Improved Keyboard Control

New version of VistaSwitcher has been released today. This is probably the latest beta before version 1.0 goes gold. VistaSwitcher 1.0 Final should be released within 2 weeks.

Updated Keyboard Shortcuts

To start using VistaSwitcher, remember the two main keyboard shortcuts:

Alt + Tab Switch between open windows
Alt + ` (Backtick) Switch between open windows of the active application (for example, MS Word documents)

Use Alt + ` (Backtick) to switch between windows of the same application. This is easy to remember if you notice that the Backtick is the key right above the Tab.

VistaSwitcher - Instance Switcher

So, to switch between ALL open windows, use Alt + Tab. To switch between windows of the same application, use the key right above, Alt + ` (Backtick).

See other keyboard shortcuts →

Hotkey Error Dialog

The Hotkey Error Dialog now provides more details on what the problem is:

VistaSwitcher - Hotkey Error Dialog

Changelog for VistaSwitcher v1.0.4:

Download VistaSwitcher 1.0.4 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 26-Oct-09 06:01


WinSnap v3.1.3 - Minor Tweaks and Enhancements

New version of WinSnap has been released today. This is a new stable maintenance release which contains a few minor enhancements, as well as some bugfixes.

Capture Modes

Now pressing the number key (1...5) twice changes the active capture mode and starts a new capture immediatelly, example:
 - first press of "2" - select the Application capture mode,
 - second press of "2" - take screenshot of the application.

This could be very useful for notebooks (especially if you are working without a mouse).

Changelog for WinSnap v3.1.3:

Download WinSnap v3.1.3 (32-bit, 64-bit, portable)

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 19-Oct-09 22:24


VistaSwitcher 1.0.3 Beta - Support Of Multiple Monitors

New beta version of VistaSwitcher has been released today. This version adds support of multiple monitors and includes many other improvements (based on the user feedback).

VistaSwitcher - Support Of Multiple Monitors

Changelog for VistaSwitcher v1.0.3:

Quick links:

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 13-Oct-09 18:22


Hidden Start 3.1 - Windows 7 Compatibility

This minor update to Hstart adds support of the upcoming Windows 7 operating system:

Hidden Start - Windows 7 Compatibility

Hstart can start non-elevated applications from elevated and handle UAC prompts on Windows 7 as well as on Windows Vista.

Download Hstart 3.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 06-Oct-09 07:20


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