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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 cursor position when dragging window out of region.

  • Bug

    Fix sizing of console windows on Windows 10.

  • 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

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.