VirtuaWin - Multiple virtual desktops / News: Recent posts

VirtuaWin: v4.1 beta2 made available

This version has:

* 1842145 Implemented global system hook to detect window activations - new config expert setting
* 1971856 Added option to open menus at fix locations when hotkey is used and improved the location of the dialog - central in the primary monitor
* 1983857 Added copyright confirmation notice to icon submission.
* 1942881 Fixed Z-Order of windows assigned immediately to another desktop.
* 2036553 2036555 Implemented system tray icon toggle and exit hotkey commands.
* 2089761 Increased the maximum number of hotkeys to 80

Posted by Steven Phillips 2008-10-03

VirtuaWin: v4.1 beta1 made available

VirtuaWin is an application for the Windows user community that misses the wonderful virtual desktop functionality often used on Unix systems. It is simple, powerful and highly configurable.

This version has:

* 1869917 Added new dynamic taskbar order feature to support Taskbar shuffle.
* Added dynamic taskbar button removal option as a better fix to long standing issue.
* 1979116 Re-implement taskbar activation option to be a window rule option.
* 1964565 Added crash handler and reimplemented showHelp to avoid rare crash
* 1967494 Close spawned module process handles.
* 1919024 Implemented NAV: Return to last desktop hotkey command.
* 1933182 Improved SetForegroundWindow so focus can be given back to desktop.
* 1930005 Force redraw of activated window hidden using toolwin flag.
* 1953231 Fixed handling of close message so it does exit VW if requested.
* 1950577 Made process name string comparisons case insensitive.
* 1956478 Added portable unicode package creation

Posted by Steven Phillips 2008-06-04

VirtuaWin: 4.0.1 Released!

VirtuaWin is an application for the Windows user community that misses the wonderful virtual desktop functionality often used on Unix systems. It is simple, powerful and highly configurable.

The VirtuaWin team is pleased to announce the release of v4.0.1 of VirtuaWin - virtual desktop manager for Windows.

This version has:

* 1924256 Moved the on-line help over to MS HTML help (chm).
* 1938548 Fixed systray icon tooltip when VW is disabled.
* 1936226 Up-dated Setup About copyright to 2008
* 1926893 Fixed ignore activation event flashing all linked windows.
* 1930012 Fixed hidden explorer activation issue.
* 1928095 Added WM_CLOSE message handler prompting user if they want VW to exit
* 1926902 Fixed link window logic bug in window list menu.
* 1923412 Added hotkeys for moving windows Left right up down and added enable toggle hotkey command.
* 1917996 Fixed hiding of FeedReader when maximized
* 1915723 Documented retirement of VW_WINLIST module message
* 1919023 Changed compact window list column cycling so all columns can be accessed
* 1921289 Changed the location of hidden VW window to avoid problem with Multimon
* 1926160 Stored flag for forced unmanaged windows and made its children unmanaged.
* 1926899 Added new VW_WINMANAGE module message to allow modules to force VW to (not) manage a window
* 1944158 1901457 Documented external interface & window list menus
* Added default window rules for Excel & AdobeAcrobat to address their main window taskbar button behaviour.... read more

Posted by Steven Phillips 2008-04-25

VirtuaWin v4.0.1 beta1 made available

This should be the only beta release of v4.0.1, can all users who raised issues with v4.0 please verify that it has been resolved in v4.0.1.

Also, can all users of this beta version please check that the on-line ehelp works on their system (help has been changed to new chm MS Html help based file).

New to this release is a portable version; simply download, unzip and run (and yes it really is less than 95Kb). ... read more

Posted by Steven Phillips 2008-04-14

VirtuaWin 4.0 Released!

The VirtuaWin team is pleased to announce the release of v4.0 of VirtuaWin - virtual desktop manager for Windows.

See the main website News and Downloads pages for more details.

Posted by Steven Phillips 2008-03-13

VirtuaWin: v4.0 beta4 made available

Hopefully this will be the last beta build of 4.0!

The new window.cfg file changed in beta3, a window.cfg file created with an earlier version will not be correctly read. It is strongly recommended that you remove any window.cfg file created using beta1 or beta2 before runing this version.

As with 4.0 beta3, this version should correctly read virtuawin.cfg file of v3.2 and earlier releases but will generate a virtuawin.cfg file which will not be correctly read by these earlier versions.... read more

Posted by Steven Phillips 2008-03-06

VirtuaWin: v4.0 beta3 made available

VirtuaWin is an application for the Windows user community that misses the wonderful virtual desktop functionality often used on Unix systems. It is simple, powerful and highly configurable.

Test version 4.0 beta3 is now available for download, please read this first:

The new window.cfg file has changed in this beta version, any existing window.cfg file will not be correctly read. It is strongly recommended that you remove any window.cfg file created using beta1 or beta2 before runing this version. ... read more

Posted by Steven Phillips 2008-02-29

VirtuaWin: v4.0 beta2 made available

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Test version 4.0 beta2 is now available for download, please read this first:

This version is fully compatible with v4.0 beta1.

As with 4.0 beta1, this version should correctly read virtuawin.cfg file of v3.2 and earlier releases but will generate a virtuawin.cfg file which will not be correctly read by these earlier versions.... read more

Posted by Steven Phillips 2008-02-07

VirtuaWin v4.0 beta1 made available

Test version 4.0 beta1 is now available for download, please read this first:

This version should correctly read virtuawin.cfg file of earlier releases but will generate a virtuawin.cfg file which will not be correctly read by earlier versions.

Please backup your virtuawin.cfg file so you can roll back to an earlier release.

This version does not load your existing tricky.cfg, sticky.cfg, assignment.cfg or userlist.cfg as these files and concepts have been merged into one - Window Types stored in the new window.cfg file. You will need to recreate these configurations using the new Window Type setup dialog.... read more

Posted by Steven Phillips 2008-02-01

Mail issues

Unfortunately there has been, and still are some problems with the support mail. The forum is a better option, as always, and in case you have unanswered questions sent via mail, please post them in the forum instead.

/Johan

Posted by Johan Piculell 2008-01-31

New module: i-conized

Dear VirtuaWin users!

I've just uploaded first public version of cool module for VirtuaWin.
It is named i-conized and it makes VirtuaWin usage similar to AltDesk with its skinned window and icons on it.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/iconized/

Screenshots:
http://sourceforge.net/project/screenshots.php?group_id=209250

Source code:
http://iconized.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/iconized - online browsing
http://iconized.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/iconized - downloading ... read more

Posted by Johan Piculell 2007-11-27

VirtuaWin 3.2 Released!

The VirtuaWin team is pleased to announce the 3.2 release of the VirtuaWin virtual desktop manager for Windows.

See the main website News and Downloads pages for more details.

Posted by Steven Phillips 2007-11-08

VirtuaWin v3.1 test 3 made available

Test version 3.1 test 3 is now available for download, this version has:

- New -msg command-line option for sending a message to a running VirtuaWin, try:
virtuawin.exe -msg 1034 1026 0
- Added new module messages to give modules access to new features.
- Fixed several raised bugs.

See HISTORY.TXT for a full list of changes and our main support page (http://virtuawin.sourceforge.net/support.php) for more information on test versions.

Posted by Steven Phillips 2007-09-19

VirtuaSam - new module posted

New module by Niels Bo Andersen. Read more and download from virtuawin.sourceforge.net

/Johan

Posted by Johan Piculell 2007-08-20

vwPager 1.0 - A pager module

New module by Ingo Haumann! Read more and download from virtuawin.sourceforge.net

/Johan

Posted by Johan Piculell 2007-08-18

VirtuaWin v3.1 test 2 made available

Test version 3.1 test 2 is now available for download, this version has:

- Support for more than 9 desktops
- Support for hiding desktops
- Major improvements to WinList
- Quite a few improvements to other areas, see HISTORY.TXT for mre details

See our main support page (http://virtuawin.sourceforge.net/support.php) for more information.

Note: This version will correctly read virtuawin.cfg files of earlier releases but will generate a virtuawin.cfg file which will not be correctly read by earlier versions.... read more

Posted by Steven Phillips 2007-07-16

SwitchDesk module up-dated

SwitchDesk v1.7 has now been released, this release includes:

* Up-dated to use v3.0 user config path for roaming profile support.

* Correctly sets/restored centered/stretched status

* Fixes windows jpg to 'Wallpaper1.bmp' issue by copying the bmp files to the users config path

See the Modules page (http://virtuawin.sourceforge.net/modules.php) for more information.

Posted by Steven Phillips 2007-06-14

VWDesktopIcons & VWTimeTracker modules added

2 new modules are now available:

* VWDesktopIcons - Allows the user to configure which icons are visible on each desktop.

* VWTimeTracker - Records the time spent on each desktop.

See the Modules page (http://virtuawin.sourceforge.net/modules.php) for more information.

Posted by Steven Phillips 2007-06-14

VirtuaWin v3.1 test 1

Test version 3.1 test 1 is now available for download, this version has:

- Fixes to SF bugs 1731298, 1731312, 1723458
- Fixes to disabled mode violations
- Fix to window reappearing after menu assignment.

See our main support page (http://virtuawin.sourceforge.net/support.php) for more information.

Posted by Steven Phillips 2007-06-13

VirtuaWin 3.1

3.1 is now released. Check the download section.

Posted by Johan Piculell 2007-05-21

VirtuaWin 3.0 test release 5

The latest test version now available from the main support page (http://virtuawin.sourceforge.net/support.php).

This version has several fixes to the mouse support and a new mouse desktop edge knocking feature which greatly reduces the number of accidental desktop changes.

When the new knocking feature is enabled the mouse must move to the desktop edge, then move away from the edge (by a quarter of the 'Mouse jump length'), before going back to the edge - this 'knocking' action must be performed within a second. So if the Mouse jump length is set to 60 (recommended) the mouse must move 15 pixels away from the edge, also the mouse must not wander in the direction perpendicular to the edge by more than the Mouse jump length. ... read more

Posted by Johan Piculell 2007-03-14

3.0 finally out!

So finally we released 3.0 as you might have noticed already, and at the same time also launched the new website. Hope you find the web nice, and also the 3.0 to be the best and most stable version ever.

Posted by Johan Piculell 2006-09-27

3.0 release getting close...

Hi. Hopefully we can release 3.0 as well as a new website any day now...

Posted by Johan Piculell 2006-06-22

Merry Christmas & Happy new year

Merry Christmas & Happy new year to all users. Will leave for one month of vacation in Capetown now so won't be responding to mails and request for a while .
/Johan

Posted by Johan Piculell 2005-12-17

2.11 final candidate

Hi, just posted 2.11 beta 5 and hopefully this will be final 2.11 within a week. Please report showstoppers asap so we can have a new release finally. Then the work for 3.0 will be finialized....

Posted by Johan Piculell 2005-10-07

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