MaxTo release history

Better than actual history.

Sunday, November 9, 2014
2014.11.1
  • 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
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
2014.11

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

  • 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.

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

  • Bug Adobe Reader XI (Acrobat reader) behaved strangely.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011
2011.10.1
  • Bug Auto-detection for Visual C++ 2011 SP1 redistributable (x64 and x86) was broken.
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Thursday, October 6, 2011
2011.10
  • 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).

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
2011.3
  • 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.

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Friday, December 17, 2010
2010.12
  • 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.
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010
2010.11
  • 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).
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010
2010.09.1
  • Bug Fixes license validation bug (if your license doesn’t validate, update).
  • Bug Fixes bug where Load and Save profiles doesn’t work.
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010
2010.09
  • 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
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
2009.09
  • 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.
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