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.
4K/high-DPI support (aka. per-monitor DPI awareness).
Fix error in that always numbers the primary monitor as 1.
Fix error that loaded a merged version of main and alternative regions on primary monitor.
Fix error preventing snapping to region edges.
Fix error loop that would cause extreme slowness when moving a modern (UWP) app.
Fix error that hides notification icon if MaxTo is started before Windows Explorer.
Fix potential crash induced in other programs when signing out of Windows.
Compatibility shim: ignore NVidia apps (which can solve issues with iCloud)
Compatibility shim: ignore Unity 3D
Compatibility shim: ignore MiiCollab
Released Monday, 16 November 2015
Fix "Change/highlight regions" bug.
Fix numbering of primary monitor if primary monitor isn't the first monitor.
Released Monday, 09 November 2015
Upgrade all dependencies to latest version to improve stability.
Better handling of Windows 10 borderless windows on high-DPI machines.
Better handling of Windows 10 borderless windows when snapping.
Updated French and Russian translations.
Region highlight is now behind the dragged window.
Fix crash while loading corrupt settings.
Fix crash on older machines where opacity could not be set.
Fix bug in installer where Start with Windows did not work.
Fix problems with Outlook.
Fix changing region sizes when repeatedly loading/saving regions.
Fix next/previous window in region hotkey when there is a console window in the region.
Fix translation issue in notification area popup.
Fix problem with "Fit all window" certain Google Chrome windows
Fix cursor position when dragging window out of region.
Fix sizing of console windows on Windows 10.
Released Wednesday, 29 July 2015
This release fixes the problems with the new default hotkeys.
Fix broken default hotkeys.
Released Tuesday, 28 July 2015
The ready-for-Windows-10 release. Really we just wanted an excuse to show off our new logo.
Ready for Windows 10.
New logo and branding!
Only show compatibility bubble once per process name for as long as MaxTo is running.
New default shortcuts to correspond better with Windows 10 (Ctrl+Windows+arrow keys is now in use by virtual desktops).
Fix crash caused by Turkish translation.
Fix crash when loading invalid configuration.
Fix one crash in explorer.exe when starting Internet Explorer (or potentially other processes) using the Run dialog when you have TrueCrypt installed.
Fix crash caused by accessing disposed window.
Fix crash when tray icon could not be changed (maybe the machine went insane).
Fix crash when task scheduler library is corrupt.
Fix crash when a window is closed while it is being moved.
Fix crash when reading icon from another program.
Fix crash when a console window is closed while it is being moved.
Fix crash when checking if UAC is enabled.
Fix crash if HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run does not exist (again, what kind of machines are you running this on?).
Fix crash when using hotkeys for next/previous window in region.
Installer will now remove scheduled task (or registry key) when uninstalling
Installer will now force Start with Windows to on during installation.
Released Saturday, 21 March 2015
Bug-fix release that fixes all automatically reported crashes since version 2015.03.
Crash when exiting MaxTo.
Crash when running self-test on accounts without SeDebugPrivilege.
Crash on machines either behind a firewall or without an internet connection.
Crash when setting MaxTo to start with Windows.
Crash when settings file cannot be found.
Released Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Remove "focus mode" completely. Our data indicates it was used very little, and we felt that it had nothing to do in MaxTo anymore.
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.
Crash with iTunes for Windows.
Maximize to screen sometimes did not put window on correct monitor.
Crash when tagging windows for compatibility.
Fix issue with snapping to window edges being enabled even though you turned it off in the options.
Fix issue with error reports not being sent.
Fix crash when running diagnostic tests.
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:
Swap with windows in region hotkey.
Notification icon indicates if MaxTo is in passive mode.
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.
MaxTo did not respond correctly to working area changes.
Keyboard shortcuts would not move windows past breaks in the working area, e.g. if the taskbar divided two monitors.
Sidebar gadgets did not work on Windows 7
Installer error "Failed to correctly acquire...".
Error when loading helper files linked to outdated dependency.
Crash when emulating windows that did not report an icon.
The next version will list the features that are there when updating, not just a silly string.
Released Wednesday, 03 December 2014
Region preview windows were sometimes very self-conscious and hid behind other windows. Some counselling and this window always wants to be on top.
Crash after installing. This was caused by MaxTo trying to run its helper processes from the wrong folder.
Released Saturday, 22 November 2014
Another weekend, another release.
Crash when trying to switch between windows in region.
LINE desktop client added to compatibility list.
ManicTime added to compatibility list.
No longer require Internet connection to run installer.
Released Sunday, 09 November 2014
Keyboard shortcut Windows+Enter conflicts with Narrator.
UAC elevation prompt popped up on startup when running as standard user. Asked nicely to be a little bit quieter.
License check returns ambigious message when license had expired.
Changes to license code would not stick. Superglue applied.
Changes to keyboard shortcuts would not stick either. Superglue bottle emptied.
Keyboard shortcuts for editing regions open wrong regions. A stern talking was given, and it promised to behave itself in the future.
Fix crashing bug in update mechanism
Released Tuesday, 04 November 2014
The '"We're sorry it took us so long"-release.
Runs elevated, no windows are outside our reach now. (This is huge!)
New translations for:
Self-test that tells you which parts of MaxTo is misbehaving
Completely restructured internally; 32-bit and 64-bit is now treated identically internally, hopefully more stable.
Updated to require .NET Framework 4.5, Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2013.
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.
Shows correct error message when license server is unreachable.
Can no longer open Options window twice simultaneously.
Issue with Windows 7 (and 8) features not persisting across reboots.
Adobe Reader XI (Acrobat reader) behaved strangely.
Released Thursday, 20 October 2011
Auto-detection for Visual C++ 2011 SP1 redistributable (x64 and x86) was broken.
Released Thursday, 06 October 2011
Compatibility shims can now disable window snapping for certain window classes.
Unable to permanently disable window transparency.
Installation error saying “a newer version of Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable has been detected”.
Windows no longer snap to maximized window edges (which are a few pixels outside the monitor boundary, but hidden by Windows).
Compatibility shims now don’t annoy you as much. The message will only be shown once per application window.
Minor leak of user objects that could cause crashes on some very restricted systems.
Spotify windows snap to their own shadow, so the window grows when moving.
Very rare crash when splitting regions (1 reported case).
Very rare crash if 64-bit subprocess crashes or is stopped (1 reported case).
Very rare crash if registry key for setting MaxTo to start with Windows does not exist (1 reported case).
Very rare crash if window snapping is turned off for all edge types (1 reported case).
Released Tuesday, 01 March 2011
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.
Enable or disable built-in Windows 7 features, such as:
Translations to different languages are now possible. Translations included in this release:
Improved compatibility shim system:
Nicer “Highlight regions”
Disables edge snapping and drag-and-maximize for MediaMonkey-windows, because of bugs in MediaMonkey that causes it to crash when subclassed.
Fixes issue with minimize-in-region for windows that don’t trigger CBT minimize event (e.g. Firefox).
Changes to hotkeys are now saved even if Windows is restarted or the user logs off.
Focus was sometimes incorrectly stolen from certain windows, e.g. Excel’s find dialog.
Focus mode fade-in animation sometimes runs twice.
Crashing bug in Options.
No longer launches IE as Administrator at end of install.
Fixes crashing bug when user has limited access to specific parts of the registry.
Fixes bug in console resizing that didn’t take into account adding and removing the scroll bars.
Released Friday, 17 December 2010
Windows snap to other windows, monitor edges and regions. Disabled by default.
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).
If you choose to not download an update, you will not be notified again unless an even newer update is available.
Updates are no longer automatically downloaded. You will have to download them after you’ve been notified.
Focus mode can be toggled from the notification area popup menu.
Region configuration now loads properly after a reinstall.
Focus mode hangs on low-color RDP connections.
Supposedly hidden windows no longer flashes for an instant when MaxTo is starting.
Focus mode will not trigger automatically over a 8-bit color Remote Desktop Connection.
Changing the regions now disables focus mode.
Released Tuesday, 09 November 2010
WinAMP maximizes properly through a new compatibility mode.
Exiting the 64-bit subprocess is done more gracefully, with less opportunity for it to hang.
Faster reaction when monitor working area changes (e.g. a toolbar or monitor is added).
Better granularity for pushing updates (we can choose not to automatically update for point-releases).
Fixes crash on loading certain corrupt configurations.
Allows license codes with extra padding (spaces before or after).
Released Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Fixes license validation bug (if your license doesn’t validate, update).
Fixes bug where Load and Save profiles doesn’t work.
Released Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Focus mode. Focus completely on one window, tuning all the other windows out.
Minimize in region. Holding down the modifier key while minimizing a window will minimize all windows in that region.
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.
Double-clicking a profile in “Load profile” now loads the profile
Limits minimum region size to the smallest window size allowed by Windows.
More detailed crash reports if something goes wrong (mostly for our benefit).
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.
Fixes a range of very rare crashing bugs reported through the crash reporter.
Fixes bug with WinSCP that would cause crash
64-bit windows now maximize normally on non-divided monitors
Released Tuesday, 01 September 2009
Dragging a maximized window now restores the window’s original size.
Quickly bring background windows to the foreground in the region you are in using shortcut keys. Default is Alt+Ctrl+PageUp/PageDown.
You can now delete the profiles you have created yourself.
Ignore.xml, that allows you to define window classes that MaxTo should not move when moving using the shortcut keys.
Fixes bug where registration information has to be reentered on upgrades.
Fixes bug where regions on primary monitor were disabled on first boot when starting with Windows.
Fixes rare crashing bug related to loading of configuration.
MaxTo shortcut keys can no longer “maximize” the taskbar or sidebar gadgets.
Fixes bug where “Fit all windows” might move windows that really shouldn’t be moved.
Released Friday, 24 July 2009
Monitors that only have one region will be unaffected by MaxTo (meaning windows will maximize normally on these monitors).
Immediate detection of screen resolution changes.
Approximate size shown when resizing regions.
Provides more informative error messages when:
MaxTo will nag you less about registering, until the end of the trial period.
Released Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Fixed crashing bug when internet connection was not present during start if automatic updates were enabled.
Fixed crashing bug when trying to send crash report, if Internet connection is unavailable.
Fixed crashing bug when entering wrong serial.
Fixed bug where some settings where lost when other settings where changed at a later point.
Released Wednesday, 03 June 2009
Error parsing serial codes.
Released Tuesday, 02 June 2009
MaxTo is now a 30 day trial version by default, but will continue to work after 30 days have passed.
Support for saving your own profiles, so they can be loaded quickly.
New logo and website, that looks a bit better than the old one.
Released Sunday, 15 March 2009
Double-clicking the icon changes the regions
Fixes bug which did not allow changing the alternative modifier key.
“Reset regions” and the “Remove” buttons works again.
Fixes a bug where you could not change the regions on non-primary monitors right after install.
Hopefully catches an internal .NET exception that cannot be reproduced in the lab.
Fixes a divide-by-zero bug that can occur if your configurations file is corrupt.
Fixes crashing bug on computers that do not have a mailto:-handler
Released Thursday, 12 March 2009
Passive and active modes let you use MaxTo in a more unobtrusive way. (Enable this in the Options)
You can no longer disable MaxTo, but you can put it temporarily into Passive mode.
Detects and responds properly when the screen resolution changes.
About window now has version information.
Versioning scheme changed (again) to better reflect that the version number is related to the year.
Lays the groundwork for adding more than two configurations.
Various crashing bugs fixed.