MaxTo release history

Better than actual history.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
  • Bug Fix missing functionality caused by compiler flag.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
  • Bug Fix MaxTo not working properly with Chromium based applications, such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Teams, Slack, etc. This regression was introduced in 2.1.1. See issues #657, #667, #666 and #663.
  • Bug Fix windows not becoming transparent the first time they are dragged.
  • Bug Fix crash when license server responds in unexpected ways (5 instances).
  • Bug Fix crash on startup caused by tooltip being set at the wrong time (4 instances).
  • Bug Fix crash when ingredient sends back failure code without exception (3 instances).
  • Bug Fix issue where UI Automation would start producing a large number of exceptions in the background, causing MaxTo to use CPU continously. We've replaced UI Automation with relying on the hooks we already set.
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Tuesday, November 17, 2020
  • Bug Fix windows becoming permanently transparent.
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Friday, November 13, 2020

This is a bug fix release that fixes the top 5 most common crashes and issues in version 2.1.0.

  • Improvement Saves recipes automatically after import. See issue #634.
  • Improvement Removes the transparency animation when dragging windows. Transparency now happens instantly. This was linked to the transparency being stuck. See issue #643.
  • Bug Fix inconsistent window argument editor. See issue #639.
  • Bug Fix crash when cancelling region change on multiple monitors. See issue #635.
  • Bug Fix unknown server error when validating license keys. This was caused by missing padding characters in the license keys, because when double-clicking a long string and copying it, Windows would not highlight the trailing padding characters.
  • Bug No longer allow MaxTo to subclass child windows. This affected e.g. MikroTik WinBox child windows causing crashes.
  • Bug Fix Chromium-based browsers being "restored" when exiting full-screen video. See issue #640.
  • Bug Fix NullReferenceException when starting de-elevated process.
  • Bug Fix ArgumentException when adding hotkeys during startup.
  • Bug Fix a crash that could occur when connecting to a machine via remote desktop.
  • Bug Configuration was automatically reset to default if it was unreadable or invalid JSON. Now it presents a dialog box instead.
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Friday, October 30, 2020

MaxTo version 2.1 is a minor version bump, but a large update with lots of new functionality. There are so many changes that this is an abbreviated list, containing only the most important changes. Feel free to go back and check out our alpha and beta releases to see all the details.

  • Feature Multiple trigger support for recipes. You can now run a recipe when any of the follow events happen:
    • Monitor
      • Connected (monitor:connected)
      • Disconnected (monitor:disconnected)
      • Details changed (monitor:changed)
    • MaxTo
      • Started (corresponds to Windows logon, maxto:started)
      • Regions changed (maxto:regions_changed)
    • Window events
      • Maximized (window:maximized)
      • Placed in region (window:placed)
      • Restored (window:restored)
      • Moved (window:moved)
      • Opened (window:opened)
      • Activated (window:activated)
    • Virtual desktop
      • Changed (virtualdesktop:changed)
      • Created (virtualdesktop:created)
      • Deleted (virtualdesktop:deleted)
    • Windows events
      • Desktop locked (windows:locked)
      • Desktop unlocked (windows:unlocked)
    • Network events (filter by network name, adapter name and possible SSID)
      • Network connected (network:connected)
      • Network disconnected (network:disconnected)
  • Feature New commands for recipes:
    • Cycle through presets.
    • Expand/contract window to closest edge.
    • Cycle window positions, like WinSplit Revolution. Sponsored by Hexabit GmbH.
    • Move mouse cursor.
    • Fit windows to regions.
    • Resize window.
    • Set window transparency.
    • Set topmost window.
    • Minimize window.
    • Open or close Maxto windows.
    • Change settings.
  • Feature New default recipes:
    • WinSplit Revolution keyboard shortcuts (Control+Alt+NumPad). Sponsored by Hexabit GmbH.
    • Expand (Windows+Control+NumPad arrows) and contract (Windows+Alt+NumPad arrows) windows to nearest region, window or monitor edge.
    • Open MaxTo Settings window (Windows+Control+T).
    • Open Change regions (Windows+Control+R).
    • Opens region editor when creating a new virtual desktop.
    • Move window to next and previous virtual desktop (Windows+Control+Alt+Left and Right).
  • Feature Manage presets. You can now rename and delete presets.
  • Feature Passive mode. Its back. When in passive mode, windows are only maximized to a region while holding Shift.
  • Feature Focus command can now set focus to a region instead of a window.
  • Improvement Much nicer argument editors for recipes:
    • File locator when selecting files.
    • Monitor selector.
    • Improved hotkey editor.
    • Copy an entire recipe for use on the command line.
    • Export recipe to file.
    • Import recipe from file.
  • Improvement Close MaxTo windows by hitting Escape.
  • Improvement Mouse back button now works with MaxTo's back button.
  • Improvement Allow launch command to skip launching if program is already running.
  • Improvement Improve automatic update support. You can now force an update check from the settings.
  • Bug Fixed a bug where MaxTo would cause Snip & Sketch to hang. See issue #386.
  • Bug Fixed a compatibility problem where Chromium browsers (such as Google Chrome, Edge and Brave browser) version 78 or later no longer worked with MaxTo. See issue #476.
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Friday, March 29, 2019

This is a bug fix release to fix the most common issues experienced in version 2.0.

  • Improvement Updated (complete) translation to Chinese (Simplified).
  • Bug Fix issue where strange serial numbers would cause regions to not load. See issue #375.
  • Bug Fix rare crash that would say "Collection was modified" while executing a recipe.
  • Bug Fix rare crash caused by monitored process going away during inspection.
  • Bug Fix rare crash when compatibility shims file is corrupt.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

MaxTo 2.0 is ready for prime-time. Here are some of the things that are new:

  • Feature Support for recipes that let you set up your own keyboard shortcuts with multiple ingredients.
  • Feature Command line support.
  • Feature Completely new design.
  • Feature Support for virtual desktops.
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Friday, June 30, 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.

  • 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.
  • Improvement 4K/high-DPI support (aka. per-monitor DPI awareness).
  • Bug Compatibility shim: ignore NVidia apps (which can solve issues with iCloud)
  • Bug Compatibility shim: ignore Unity 3D
  • Bug Compatibility shim: ignore MiiCollab
Monday, November 16, 2015
  • Bug Fix "Change/highlight regions" bug.
  • Bug Fix numbering of primary monitor if primary monitor isn't the first monitor.
Monday, November 9, 2015
  • Bug Fix bug in installer where Start with Windows did not work.
  • Bug Fix crash while loading corrupt settings.
  • Bug Fix crash on older machines where opacity could not be set.
  • Improvement Better handling of Windows 10 borderless windows on high-DPI machines.
  • Improvement Better handling of Windows 10 borderless windows when snapping.
  • Bug Fix sizing of console windows on Windows 10.
  • Improvement Upgrade all dependencies to latest version to improve stability.
  • Bug Fix cursor position when dragging window out of region.
  • Bug Fix problems with Outlook.
  • Bug Fix changing region sizes when repeatedly loading/saving regions.
  • Improvement Updated French and Russian translations.
  • Bug Fix next/previous window in region hotkey when there is a console window in the region.
  • Improvement Region highlight is now behind the dragged window.
  • Bug Fix translation issue in notification area popup.
  • Bug Fix problem with "Fit all window" certain Google Chrome windows