Graphical User Interface Productivity / News: Recent posts

PortAL 1.4.6 released

Graphical User Interface Productivity tools is a set of tools to improve usability , productivity and accessibility of the standard win32 interface while keeping the tools as light as possible.
PortAL is a part of GUIPro, it is a portable and light application launcher which use hotkeys and popup menus.

This release contains some fixes :
- Better support of environment variables.
- Conversion of path with relative elements into "real path".... read more

Posted by DarkSage @ Obsidev 2014-03-15

PortAL and HulK windows 8 compatibility

PortAL 1.4.4 and HulK 0.9.4 would be released soon.

HulK would gain a better Windows 8 compatibility in order to not interact with UI apps.

PortAL would gain a new option for hotkeys in order to override Windows hotkeys.
With Windows 8, some new hotkey appears like "Win+W" that I used with PortAL so, because sometime the Windows hotkeys are not useful for us, why not override them ?!
Thanks to the new option "over" you would be able to specify that you want to override the hotkey if it was already defined by the system on another application.
This override is just compatible with the "windows + key" combination but it could be improved !... read more

Posted by DarkSage @ Obsidev 2012-12-25

PortAL 1.4.3 released

Graphical User Interface Productivity tools is a set of tools to improve usability , productivity and accessibility of the standard win32 interface while keeping the tools as light as possible.
PortAL is a part of GUIPro, it is a portable and light application launcher which use hotkeys and popup menus.

This release contains some new features :
* XML Library modification : using pugixml instead of TinyXML.
* Merging xmlconfig with PortAL
* Various optimizations
* new "break" option... read more

Posted by DarkSage @ Obsidev 2012-09-02

PortAL 1.4.2 released

Graphical User Interface Productivity tools is a set of tools to improve usability , productivity and accessibility of the standard win32 interface while keeping the tools as light as possible.
PortAL is a part of GUIPro, it is a portable and light application launcher which use hotkeys and popup menus.

This release contains some new features :
* New menu design
* Dynamic load of sub menus
* Icon manager
* New "browse" option
* Add a link in the balloon notification
* Shortcut display in menus (showsc)... read more

Posted by DarkSage @ Obsidev 2011-12-14

PortAL 1.4.1 release

Graphical User Interface Productivity tools is a set of tools to improve usability , productivity and accessibility of the standard win32 interface while keeping the tools as light as possible.
PortAL is a part of GUIPro, it is a portable and light application launcher which use hotkeys and popup menus.

This release contains some new features :
- Set multiple hotkeys for groups and applications.

You may download PortAL from: http://sourceforge.net/projects/guipro/files/PortAL/
PortAL page: http://guipro.sourceforge.net/portal.php

Posted by DarkSage @ Obsidev 2011-08-26

PortAL 1.4.0 release

Graphical User Interface Productivity tools is a set of tools to improve usability , productivity and accessibility of the standard win32 interface while keeping the tools as light as possible.
PortAL is a part of GUIPro, it is a portable and light application launcher which use hotkeys and popup menus.

This release contains some new features :
- Menu navigation by keyboard.
- 64bits version.
- Improve Windows Seven support.... read more

Posted by DarkSage @ Obsidev 2010-12-01

PortAL 1.3.1 released

Graphical User Interface Productivity tools is a set of tools to improve usability , productivity and accessibility of the standard win32 interface while keeping the tools as light as possible.
GUIPro is composed of "HulK" and "PortAL" tools.
PortAL is a portable and light application launcher which use hotkeys and popup menus.

This release contains some bug-fixes and a Installer.... read more

Posted by DarkSage @ Obsidev 2009-09-30

Graphical User Interface Productivity: HulK 0.9 released

Graphical User Interface Productivity tools is a set of tools to improve usability , productivity and accessibility of the standard win32 interface while keeping the tools as light as possible. GUIPro is composed of "HulK" and "PortAL" tools.

HulK is a portable and light windows management helper.
With this application, moving, resizing, switching and closing windows become fast and easy.

In this release: The configuration file has been improved with new options.

You may download HulK from:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=190801

HulK page:
http://guipro.sourceforge.net/hulk.php

Posted by DarkSage @ Obsidev 2009-03-13

Graphical User Interface Productivity: PortAL 1.3 released

Graphical User Interface Productivity tools is a set of tools to improve usability , productivity and accessibility of the standard win32 interface while keeping the tools as light as possible. GUIPro is composed of "HulK" and "PortAL" tools.

PortAL is a portable and light application launcher which use hotkeys and popup menus.

In this release: PortAL will automatically reload the configuration file when modification is detected and errors will be shown using balloon tooltips.

You may download PortAL from:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=190801

PortAL page:
http://guipro.sourceforge.net/portal.php

Posted by DarkSage @ Obsidev 2008-09-16

Graphical User Interface Productivity: HulK 0.8 released

Graphical User Interface Productivity tools is a set of tools to improve usability , productivity and accessibility of the standard win32 interface while keeping the tools as light as possible. GUIPro is composed of "HulK" and "PortAL" tools.

HulK is a portable and light windows management helper.
With this application, moving, resizing, switching and closing windows become fast and easy.

In this release: HotKeys conflicts are more explicit, wdhook plugin have new parameters and some bug fixes.

You may download HulK from:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=190801

HulK page:
http://guipro.sourceforge.net/hulk.php

Posted by DarkSage @ Obsidev 2008-05-08

HulK 0.7 released

Graphical User Interface Productivity tools is a set of tools to improve usability , productivity and accessibility of the standard win32 interface while keeping the tools as light as possible. GUIPro is composed of "HulK" and "PortAL" tools.

HulK is a portable and light windows management helper.
With this application, moving, resizing, switching and closing windows become fast and easy. ... read more

Posted by DarkSage @ Obsidev 2008-04-10

Graphical User Interface Productivity: HulK 0.6 released

Graphical User Interface Productivity tools is a set of tools to improve usability , productivity and accessibility of the standard win32 interface while keeping the tools as light as possible. GUIPro is composed of "HulK" and "PortAL" tools.

HulK is a portable and light windows management helper.
With this application, moving, resizing, switching and closing windows become fast and easy.

In this release: config file is more flexible, taskswitcher has been fixed and you can now send an application in the systray or in the HulK systray menu !
(http://sourceforge.net/project/screenshots.php?group_id=190801&ssid=80319)

You may download HulK from:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=190801

HulK page:
http://guipro.sourceforge.net/hulk.php

Posted by DarkSage @ Obsidev 2008-04-01

PortAL 1.2 released

PortAL is a portable and light application launcher which use hotkeys and popup menus.

In this release: hotkeys and icon management have
been improved. A documentation has been written.

You may download PortAL from:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=190801

PortAL page:
http://guipro.sourceforge.net/portal.php

Posted by DarkSage @ Obsidev 2008-03-31

PortAL 1.1 Release

Portable Application Launcher 1.1 Release

There is a lot of new features for this new version of PortAL.
You can now add some options (default, autorun, shell execute).
You can use some environments variables in filenames (%win%, %portal%...)
You can now assign the same hotkey to several applications.

Please read the Release note for more details about theses features.

Posted by DarkSage @ Obsidev 2008-03-23

HulK 0.5 Release

HotKey UnLimited 0.5 Release

This new feature add the iconizer (which could be activate or deactivate in the config file) and the HulK icon has changed.

Win+2 : Iconize the application
Win+3 : Uniconize the last application

If you are an artist you could create and propose another icon for HulK :)
And if you have new ideas in order to improve this software : mail me !

Posted by DarkSage @ Obsidev 2008-03-23

PortAL 1.0 RC2

Portable Application Launcher 1.0 Release Candidate 1.

The new version of PortAL have a lot of new features like sub menus or hotkey abstraction (open a PortAL menu or launch a application).
More to see in the change log

Posted by DarkSage @ Obsidev 2008-02-21

HulK 0.4.3 Release

HotKey UnLimited 0.4.3 Release

This new feature add the application switcher (which could be activate or deactivate in the config file) and an about tooltip balloon in order to know your HulK version.

HulK should have a major update in few weeks then, if you have some ideas to improve it, use the tracker or mail the author !

Posted by DarkSage @ Obsidev 2008-02-21

PortAL 1.0 RC1

Portable Application Launcher 1.0 Release Candidate 1.

The new version of PortAL have a lot of new features like sub menus or hotkey abstraction (open a PortAL menu or launch a application).
More to see in the change log

Posted by DarkSage @ Obsidev 2008-02-17

PortAL v0.6

Portable Application Launcher 0.6 Release.

The new version of PortAL have a some fixes for XML configuration.
You can reuse special keys (F1, NUMLOCK) for your hotkeys. In the next version, you should choose the other keys for your hotkeys (not only the windows key).

Posted by DarkSage @ Obsidev 2008-02-08

PortAL v0.5

Portable Application Launcher 0.5 Release.

The new version of PortAL have a some new tags for XML configuration.
You can now add separators, reload and quit entries (name and icons are configurable).
Version 0.5 has some minor bugs fixes.

Posted by DarkSage @ Obsidev 2007-12-18

PortAL v0.4

Portable Application Launcher 0.4 Release.

This version has an important bug fix in launching function.
The v0.4a couldn't launch correctly applications with absolute path, this version correct the problem.

The new version of this application have a new structure of configuration files : XML.
This new feature is the first part of others like "sub menus" or like "portal editor".

Posted by DarkSage @ Obsidev 2007-11-27

PortAL v0.4pre

Portable Application Launcher 0.4 Pre Release
Better management of menus, new parameters for application in the config file, indication of hotkeys which are already assigned and some bug fixes.

This is a preversion of PortAL v0.4, this new version will have menu editor and XML storage.

Posted by DarkSage @ Obsidev 2007-09-17

HulK 0.4.2 Release

HotKey UnLimited 0.4.2 Release
Amelioration of "by cursor selection" feature.

Now it's possible to move/close/reduce the "display property" window (which is a component of the Shell) and the Desktop is not moveable (before, it was..)

Posted by DarkSage @ Obsidev 2007-06-11

PortAL 0.3 Release

Portable Application Launcher 0.3 Release
New menus and hotkeys management, the configuration file has changed.
PortAL could have several menus in the same application and each menu has a hotkey assigned.

Posted by DarkSage @ Obsidev 2007-06-08

PortAL 0.2 and HulK 0.4.1 Releases

Portable Application Launcher 0.2 Release
Memory managment fixes.


HotKey UnLimited 0.4.1 Release
Correction of several bugs.

New feature : all ALT + Mouse functions are not working with WIN+ALT+Mouse.
It give the possibility tu use ALT+Mouse in other programs.

Posted by DarkSage @ Obsidev 2007-06-06

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