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v4.0.0.1  (released 19 June 2024).  Click here 🡥 to view the full Change Log.

Quick bug fix

For the taskbar moving function, which would crash the app.

Enhancement

The "Map" tab now recognises and adds folders for Windows 11 based on apps that are running. Standalone folders on Windows 11 still aren't supported at this time.



Below are the v4.0.0.0 changes (released 16 June 2024).

Change

The instruction manual is now online only (link 🡥) so we can amend it in real-time without releasing a new version of the app, and also to avoid issues with Windows blocking the "Toolbox.chm" file from being viewed and appearing blank.

Change

The "doc$" variable (for the documents folder) has been renamed to "docs$" instead. You'll need to amend any actions that used "doc$" before.

Change

Removed the option to add a new window manually to a PC state, as the relevant window data wasn't ever actually captured for restoring. Oops!

Change

The "Desktop Zoom" tab has been renamed to "Desktop Info", as zooming isn't mandatory to get the desktop statistics in this tab. The minimum zoom size is now 1x as well.

Major bug fix

For all functions that use multiple monitors (PC states, window positioning, the "Computer: Lock with overlay" automated action step, etc).

Bug fixes

For PC state capturing, and for the editor's "Parameters" box to show all parameters when using multiples (they weren't all visible before).

Bug fix

If the app crashes or is forcibly terminated, any third-party thumbnailed windows will now auto-restore when the app restarts.

Bug fix

For the Work Overview window (when switching between window title and app, and for opening it with a specific filter).

Bug fix

For the "String: Assign URL from active browser" step.

Enhancement

New Power menu option to dim/undim the active window.

Enhancement

When saving a window's opening state from the Power menu, the window's dim setting is now saved and restored for when the window next opens.

Enhancement

When a PC state is snapshotted, each window's dim setting is now also snapshotted for when the PC state is restored.

Enhancement

New setting to open all new windows in dimmed mode (except those that have a specific opening state saved, including as part of a PC state).

Enhancement

When a PC state is snapshotted, any web browser URLs are now saved with their website title, so you can re-arrange them in the state's "Parameters" box and have the correct title put in the state's "Window" field.

Enhancement

When restoring windows in a PC state that take a bit of time to ready themselves (such as a video loading for playback with "Media Player Classic"), you can now put "{z#}" after the title to allow an extra "#" milliseconds for it to be ready. For example, if the video's window title is "12 Angry Men.mp4" and is taking some time to open and thus not restoring its size and/or position correctly, then you could name it as "12 Angry Men.mp4{z2000}" to give it an extra two seconds before its window state gets restored.

Enhancement

There are now browser settings for adding command-line functions to PC states that restore the supported web browsers. For example, for "Chrome" you can specify "--new-window" so that multiple snapshotted "Chrome" windows will now restore correctly in their own separate "Chrome" windows.

Enhancement

Removed the "Delay is needed" setting when creating an opening window state from the Power menu, because the app can now do this automatically. You can delete the following file from your "Toolbox Data" folder if you like: "Toolbox Data\Windows\SlowApps".

Enhancement

Thumbnail windows no longer briefly activate when you click them with the mouse.

Addition

New "Desktop Info" statistics called "Mouse X/Y orig" and "Mouse X/Y diff" to show the difference (in pixels) between a start and ending mouse position on the desktop. You can set the orig position by pressing the Ctrl key when this tab is open.

Addition

New automated action step called "Action: Stop the action named", so you can stop another action from a hotkey or other trigger.

Addition

New automated action step called "Computer: Restore minimized windows", which restores (re-opens) all windows that are currently minimized to the taskbar.

Addition

New automated action step called "Macro: For assigned window only", so playing macro to an assigned window will auto-abort if that window is no longer active.

Addition

New automated action step called "Window: Set windoc$ variable", which sets a new variable called "windoc$" that holds the document for the assigned file (if any).

Maintenance

Other miscellaneous bug and stability fixes, code optimisations, and cosmetic text changes. Updates to the instruction manual.