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2017

Version 2017.07

Released Friday, 30 June 2017

Bug fix release that fixes the most annoying bugs in MaxTo.

The largest change here is updating to .NET Framework 4.7, which allows us to support running monitors at different DPI, less known as "per-monitor DPI awareness".

Besides this improvement, we have fixed quite a few outstanding bugs.

  • Improvement

    4K/high-DPI support (aka. per-monitor DPI awareness).

  • Bug

    Fix error in that always numbers the primary monitor as 1.

  • Bug

    Fix error that loaded a merged version of main and alternative regions on primary monitor.

  • Bug

    Fix error preventing snapping to region edges.

  • Bug

    Fix error loop that would cause extreme slowness when moving a modern (UWP) app.

  • Bug

    Fix error that hides notification icon if MaxTo is started before Windows Explorer.

  • Bug

    Fix potential crash induced in other programs when signing out of Windows.

  • Bug

    Compatibility shim: ignore NVidia apps (which can solve issues with iCloud)

  • Bug

    Compatibility shim: ignore Unity 3D

  • Bug

    Compatibility shim: ignore MiiCollab

2015

Version 2015.11.1

Released Monday, 16 November 2015

  • Bug

    Fix "Change/highlight regions" bug.

  • Bug

    Fix numbering of primary monitor if primary monitor isn't the first monitor.

Version 2015.11

Released Monday, 09 November 2015

  • Improvement

    Upgrade all dependencies to latest version to improve stability.

  • Improvement

    Better handling of Windows 10 borderless windows on high-DPI machines.

  • Improvement

    Better handling of Windows 10 borderless windows when snapping.

  • Improvement

    Updated French and Russian translations.

  • Improvement

    Region highlight is now behind the dragged window.

  • Bug

    Fix crash while loading corrupt settings.

  • Bug

    Fix crash on older machines where opacity could not be set.

  • Bug

    Fix bug in installer where Start with Windows did not work.

  • Bug

    Fix problems with Outlook.

  • Bug

    Fix changing region sizes when repeatedly loading/saving regions.

  • Bug

    Fix next/previous window in region hotkey when there is a console window in the region.

  • Bug

    Fix translation issue in notification area popup.

  • Bug

    Fix problem with "Fit all window" certain Google Chrome windows

  • Bug

    Fix cursor position when dragging window out of region.

  • Bug

    Fix sizing of console windows on Windows 10.

Version 2015.07.1

Released Wednesday, 29 July 2015

This release fixes the problems with the new default hotkeys.

  • Bug

    Fix broken default hotkeys.

Version 2015.07

Released Tuesday, 28 July 2015

The ready-for-Windows-10 release. Really we just wanted an excuse to show off our new logo.

  • Feature

    Ready for Windows 10.

  • Improvement

    New logo and branding!

  • Improvement

    Only show compatibility bubble once per process name for as long as MaxTo is running.

  • Improvement

    New default shortcuts to correspond better with Windows 10 (Ctrl+Windows+arrow keys is now in use by virtual desktops).

  • Bug

    Fix crash caused by Turkish translation.

  • Bug

    Fix crash when loading invalid configuration.

  • Bug

    Fix one crash in explorer.exe when starting Internet Explorer (or potentially other processes) using the Run dialog when you have TrueCrypt installed.

  • Bug

    Fix crash caused by accessing disposed window.

  • Bug

    Fix crash when tray icon could not be changed (maybe the machine went insane).

  • Bug

    Fix crash when task scheduler library is corrupt.

  • Bug

    Fix crash when a window is closed while it is being moved.

  • Bug

    Fix crash when reading icon from another program.

  • Bug

    Fix crash when a console window is closed while it is being moved.

  • Bug

    Fix crash when checking if UAC is enabled.

  • Bug

    Fix crash if HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run does not exist (again, what kind of machines are you running this on?).

  • Bug

    Fix crash when using hotkeys for next/previous window in region.

  • Bug

    Installer will now remove scheduled task (or registry key) when uninstalling

  • Bug

    Installer will now force Start with Windows to on during installation.

Version 2015.03.1

Released Saturday, 21 March 2015

Bug-fix release that fixes all automatically reported crashes since version 2015.03.

  • Bug

    Crash when exiting MaxTo.

  • Bug

    Crash when running self-test on accounts without SeDebugPrivilege.

  • Bug

    Crash on machines either behind a firewall or without an internet connection.

  • Bug

    Crash when setting MaxTo to start with Windows.

  • Bug

    Crash when settings file cannot be found.

Version 2015.03

Released Tuesday, 10 March 2015

  • Improvement

    Remove "focus mode" completely. Our data indicates it was used very little, and we felt that it had nothing to do in MaxTo anymore.

  • Improvement

    Bundle Visual C++ Runtime with installer. This increases the installer size (almost doubles it), but is a lot quicker during installation, installs less things on your machine, and it is the right thing (TM) to do.

  • Bug

    Crash with iTunes for Windows.

  • Bug

    Maximize to screen sometimes did not put window on correct monitor.

  • Bug

    Crash when tagging windows for compatibility.

  • Bug

    Fix issue with snapping to window edges being enabled even though you turned it off in the options.

  • Bug

    Fix issue with error reports not being sent.

  • Bug

    Fix crash when running diagnostic tests.

Version 2015.02

Released Sunday, 08 February 2015

Loads of bug fixes and a few new features. For example, we fixed the bug where MaxTo does not list all of these great improvements:

  • Feature

    Swap with windows in region hotkey.

  • Improvement

    Notification icon indicates if MaxTo is in passive mode.

  • Improvement

    Moving windows using keyboard shortcuts now wraps around (moving in one direction gets you back to where you started), and some other small improvements to the algorithm.

  • Bug

    MaxTo did not respond correctly to working area changes.

  • Bug

    Keyboard shortcuts would not move windows past breaks in the working area, e.g. if the taskbar divided two monitors.

  • Bug

    Sidebar gadgets did not work on Windows 7

  • Bug

    Installer error "Failed to correctly acquire...".

  • Bug

    Error when loading helper files linked to outdated dependency.

  • Bug

    Crash when emulating windows that did not report an icon.

  • Bug

    The next version will list the features that are there when updating, not just a silly string.

2014

Version 2014.12

Released Wednesday, 03 December 2014

  • Improvement

    Region preview windows were sometimes very self-conscious and hid behind other windows. Some counselling and this window always wants to be on top.

  • Bug

    Crash after installing. This was caused by MaxTo trying to run its helper processes from the wrong folder.

Version 2014.11.2

Released Saturday, 22 November 2014

Another weekend, another release.

  • Bug

    Crash when trying to switch between windows in region.

  • Bug

    LINE desktop client added to compatibility list.

  • Bug

    ManicTime added to compatibility list.

  • Bug

    No longer require Internet connection to run installer.

Version 2014.11.1

Released Sunday, 09 November 2014

  • Bug

    Keyboard shortcut Windows+Enter conflicts with Narrator.

  • Bug

    UAC elevation prompt popped up on startup when running as standard user. Asked nicely to be a little bit quieter.

  • Bug

    License check returns ambigious message when license had expired.

  • Bug

    Changes to license code would not stick. Superglue applied.

  • Bug

    Changes to keyboard shortcuts would not stick either. Superglue bottle emptied.

  • Bug

    Keyboard shortcuts for editing regions open wrong regions. A stern talking was given, and it promised to behave itself in the future.

  • Bug

    Fix crashing bug in update mechanism

Version 2014.11

Released Tuesday, 04 November 2014

The '"We're sorry it took us so long"-release.

  • Feature

    Runs elevated, no windows are outside our reach now. (This is huge!)

  • Feature

    New translations for:

    • Portuguese
    • Greek
    • German
    • Arabic
  • Feature

    Self-test that tells you which parts of MaxTo is misbehaving

  • Improvement

    Completely restructured internally; 32-bit and 64-bit is now treated identically internally, hopefully more stable.

  • Improvement

    Updated to require .NET Framework 4.5, Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2013.

  • Bug

    Saving options with modifier key in some languages crashes. If the modifier key name was translated differently in two specific places within a language, selecting that modifier key would result in a crash when clicking OK.

  • Bug

    Shows correct error message when license server is unreachable.

  • Bug

    Can no longer open Options window twice simultaneously.

  • Bug

    Issue with Windows 7 (and 8) features not persisting across reboots.

  • Bug

    Adobe Reader XI (Acrobat reader) behaved strangely.

2011

Version 2011.10.1

Released Thursday, 20 October 2011

  • Bug

    Auto-detection for Visual C++ 2011 SP1 redistributable (x64 and x86) was broken.

Version 2011.10

Released Thursday, 06 October 2011

  • Feature

    More translations

    • Japanese
    • Chinese Simplified
    • Portugese (89% complete)
  • Improvement

    Compatibility shims can now disable window snapping for certain window classes.

  • Bug

    Unable to permanently disable window transparency.

  • Bug

    Installation error saying “a newer version of Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable has been detected”.

  • Bug

    Windows no longer snap to maximized window edges (which are a few pixels outside the monitor boundary, but hidden by Windows).

  • Bug

    Compatibility shims now don’t annoy you as much. The message will only be shown once per application window.

  • Bug

    Minor leak of user objects that could cause crashes on some very restricted systems.

  • Bug

    Spotify windows snap to their own shadow, so the window grows when moving.

  • Bug

    Very rare crash when splitting regions (1 reported case).

  • Bug

    Very rare crash if 64-bit subprocess crashes or is stopped (1 reported case).

  • Bug

    Very rare crash if registry key for setting MaxTo to start with Windows does not exist (1 reported case).

  • Bug

    Very rare crash if window snapping is turned off for all edge types (1 reported case).

Version 2011.3

Released Tuesday, 01 March 2011

  • Feature

    Transparent windows when moving and sizing. Windows become transparent when you drag them around, or resize them, so you can easily see what is behind them.

  • Feature

    Enable or disable built-in Windows 7 features, such as:

    • Vertical snap
    • Dragging of maximized windows
    • Snap (docking windows to left, right or top screen edge)
    • Configurable thresholds for these settings
  • Feature

    Translations to different languages are now possible. Translations included in this release:

    • English (d’oh)
    • French
    • Italian
    • Norwegian
    • Russian
    • Spanish
  • Improvement

    Improved compatibility shim system:

    • Target specific windows or whole processes.
    • Disable subclassing for incompatible programs
    • Ignore program completely.
  • Improvement

    Nicer “Highlight regions”

  • Bug

    Disables edge snapping and drag-and-maximize for MediaMonkey-windows, because of bugs in MediaMonkey that causes it to crash when subclassed.

  • Bug

    Fixes issue with minimize-in-region for windows that don’t trigger CBT minimize event (e.g. Firefox).

  • Bug

    Changes to hotkeys are now saved even if Windows is restarted or the user logs off.

  • Bug

    Focus was sometimes incorrectly stolen from certain windows, e.g. Excel’s find dialog.

  • Bug

    Focus mode fade-in animation sometimes runs twice.

  • Bug

    Crashing bug in Options.

  • Bug

    No longer launches IE as Administrator at end of install.

  • Bug

    Fixes crashing bug when user has limited access to specific parts of the registry.

  • Bug

    Fixes bug in console resizing that didn’t take into account adding and removing the scroll bars.

2010

Version 2010.12

Released Friday, 17 December 2010

  • Feature

    Windows snap to other windows, monitor edges and regions. Disabled by default.

  • Feature

    Can now resize console windows to their maximum size that will fit within a region (but will not exactly match regions if you are not extremely lucky).

  • Improvement

    If you choose to not download an update, you will not be notified again unless an even newer update is available.

  • Improvement

    Updates are no longer automatically downloaded. You will have to download them after you’ve been notified.

  • Improvement

    Focus mode can be toggled from the notification area popup menu.

  • Bug

    Region configuration now loads properly after a reinstall.

  • Bug

    Focus mode hangs on low-color RDP connections.

  • Bug

    Supposedly hidden windows no longer flashes for an instant when MaxTo is starting.

  • Bug

    Focus mode will not trigger automatically over a 8-bit color Remote Desktop Connection.

  • Bug

    Changing the regions now disables focus mode.

Version 2010.11

Released Tuesday, 09 November 2010

  • Bug

    WinAMP maximizes properly through a new compatibility mode.

  • Bug

    Exiting the 64-bit subprocess is done more gracefully, with less opportunity for it to hang.

  • Bug

    Faster reaction when monitor working area changes (e.g. a toolbar or monitor is added).

  • Bug

    Better granularity for pushing updates (we can choose not to automatically update for point-releases).

  • Bug

    Fixes crash on loading certain corrupt configurations.

  • Bug

    Allows license codes with extra padding (spaces before or after).

Version 2010.09.1

Released Wednesday, 29 September 2010

  • Bug

    Fixes license validation bug (if your license doesn’t validate, update).

  • Bug

    Fixes bug where Load and Save profiles doesn’t work.

Version 2010.09

Released Tuesday, 28 September 2010

  • Feature

    Focus mode. Focus completely on one window, tuning all the other windows out.

  • Feature

    Minimize in region. Holding down the modifier key while minimizing a window will minimize all windows in that region.

  • Feature

    Drag’n‘maximize with previews. Dragging a window while holding the modifier key will maximize to the region where you drop it. MaxTo will also show you where the window will be maximized while you are dragging.

  • Improvement

    Double-clicking a profile in “Load profile” now loads the profile

  • Improvement

    Limits minimum region size to the smallest window size allowed by Windows.

  • Improvement

    More detailed crash reports if something goes wrong (mostly for our benefit).

  • Improvement

    MSI-based installer

  • Bug

    Fixes bugs with some very common applications (including Opera 10.50, Office 2007 and Photoshop CS4) where some windows wouldn’t display while MaxTo was running.

  • Bug

    Fixes a range of very rare crashing bugs reported through the crash reporter.

  • Bug

    Fixes bug with WinSCP that would cause crash

  • Bug

    64-bit windows now maximize normally on non-divided monitors

2009

Version 2009.09

Released Tuesday, 01 September 2009

  • Improvement

    Dragging a maximized window now restores the window’s original size.

  • Improvement

    Quickly bring background windows to the foreground in the region you are in using shortcut keys. Default is Alt+Ctrl+PageUp/PageDown.

  • Improvement

    You can now delete the profiles you have created yourself.

  • Improvement

    Ignore.xml, that allows you to define window classes that MaxTo should not move when moving using the shortcut keys.

  • Bug

    Fixes bug where registration information has to be reentered on upgrades.

  • Bug

    Fixes bug where regions on primary monitor were disabled on first boot when starting with Windows.

  • Bug

    Fixes rare crashing bug related to loading of configuration.

  • Bug

    MaxTo shortcut keys can no longer “maximize” the taskbar or sidebar gadgets.

  • Bug

    Fixes bug where “Fit all windows” might move windows that really shouldn’t be moved.

Version 2009.07

Released Friday, 24 July 2009

  • Improvement

    Monitors that only have one region will be unaffected by MaxTo (meaning windows will maximize normally on these monitors).

  • Improvement

    Immediate detection of screen resolution changes.

  • Improvement

    Approximate size shown when resizing regions.

  • Improvement

    Provides more informative error messages when:

    • Hooker-DLLs can not be found or are the wrong version
    • No web browser is present when web links are clicked.
  • Bug

    MaxTo will nag you less about registering, until the end of the trial period.

Version 2009.06.2

Released Wednesday, 24 June 2009

  • Bug

    Fixed crashing bug when internet connection was not present during start if automatic updates were enabled.

  • Bug

    Fixed crashing bug when trying to send crash report, if Internet connection is unavailable.

  • Bug

    Fixed crashing bug when entering wrong serial.

  • Bug

    Fixed bug where some settings where lost when other settings where changed at a later point.

Version 2009.06.1

Released Wednesday, 03 June 2009

  • Bug

    Error parsing serial codes.

Version 2009.06

Released Tuesday, 02 June 2009

  • Improvement

    MaxTo is now a 30 day trial version by default, but will continue to work after 30 days have passed.

  • Improvement

    Support for saving your own profiles, so they can be loaded quickly.

  • Improvement

    New logo and website, that looks a bit better than the old one.

Version 2009.03.1

Released Sunday, 15 March 2009

  • Improvement

    Double-clicking the icon changes the regions

  • Bug

    Fixes bug which did not allow changing the alternative modifier key.

  • Bug

    “Reset regions” and the “Remove” buttons works again.

  • Bug

    Fixes a bug where you could not change the regions on non-primary monitors right after install.

  • Bug

    Hopefully catches an internal .NET exception that cannot be reproduced in the lab.

  • Bug

    Fixes a divide-by-zero bug that can occur if your configurations file is corrupt.

  • Bug

    Fixes crashing bug on computers that do not have a mailto:-handler

Version 2009.03

Released Thursday, 12 March 2009

  • Improvement

    Passive and active modes let you use MaxTo in a more unobtrusive way. (Enable this in the Options)

  • Improvement

    You can no longer disable MaxTo, but you can put it temporarily into Passive mode.

  • Improvement

    Detects and responds properly when the screen resolution changes.

  • Improvement

    About window now has version information.

  • Improvement

    Versioning scheme changed (again) to better reflect that the version number is related to the year.

  • Improvement

    Lays the groundwork for adding more than two configurations.

  • Bug

    Various crashing bugs fixed.