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CHANGELOG

What's New in version 1.6.14.3:

New:

  • Taskbar Pager: Show desktop names as tooltips when hovering
  • Interpret command line arguments without a running Dexpot instance
  • Improved Hungarian language file
  • Simplified license key prompt

Fixed:

  • Backslash was lost with network paths in 'Configure Desktops > Start-up'
  • DexControl: Improved window closing on excluded monitors

What's New in version 1.6.13.2429:

New:

  • Dynamic Taskbar Reordering for Windows 8.1
  • Per-monitor DPI awareness for further Dexpot plugins
  • Ukrainian language file

Fixed:

  • Fixed rare issue with hidden windows after desktop switch
  • Improved compatibility for My Avira notifications
  • Enhanced handling of Photoshop palettes
  • Certain Windows hotkeys could unhide the Dexpot main menu

What's New in version 1.6.12.2416:

New:

  • DexControl: Keep taskbar visible
  • DexControl: Show desktop names
  • DPI awareness per monitor
  • DexTab: Consider High DPI settings
  • Updated Chinese (Traditional) language file
  • Updated Russian language file

Fixed:

  • DexControl: Enhanced compatibility with high contrast themes on Windows 8
  • DexControl: Changing 'Combine same-sized monitor' did not take effect without a restart
  • DexControl: Fixed start-up issues with MouseEvents plugin enabled
  • DexControl: Rare crash on start-up fixed
  • DexControl: Do not show minimized windows without taskbar button
  • Compatibility improvements for XYplorer
  • Enhanced icon recovery after Explorer restart
  • Fixed 'Select all items' in Desktop Windows
  • Improved Skype compatibility
  • Fixed issues when changing switching sounds in Configure Desktops

What's New in version 1.6.11.2394:

New:

  • Combine same-sized monitors in Full-screen preview
  • Restore desktop background on exit
  • Hotkey: Restore last minimized window to tray

Fixed:

  • Fixed wrong Taskbar Pager position on resolution changes
  • Fixed Taskbar Pager blinking on integration
  • Rare crashes of third-party applications on Windows XP fixed
  • Start button was hidden on Windows 8.1
  • Improved Clover compatibility

What's New in version 1.6.10.2362:

New

  • DexControl touch support: Pinch to zoom windows and desktops, two-finger tap for tile view
  • MouseEvents: Leap Motion Controller support
  • Distribute elevated windows without elevating Dexpot
  • Find-as-you-type search for Desktop Windows
  • Distribute desktop icons via Desktop Manager's context menu
  • High DPI support for tray and SevenDex icons
  • Hotkey: Close window (On all other desktops)
  • Hotkey: Find window
  • MouseEvents: Use 'Find window' as corner action
  • SevenDex: Context menu - Gather windows, Change desktop name, etc.
  • Span wallpaper style on Windows 8
  • Call hotkey functions via the command line
  • Updated Portuguese language file
  • Updated Simplified Chinese language file

Fixed

  • Winamp was not visible in Full-screen preview
  • Fixed wrap around mouse switching
  • Compatibility improvements for Windows 8 Metro start menu parts
  • Fixed Adobe Reader activation issues with persistent taskbar enabled
  • Improved wallpaper preview on multiple monitor systems in Configure Desktops
  • Wallpapers in SevenDex weren't previewed properly on multiple monitor systems
  • Fixed a delay when enabling Full-screen preview tile view for all desktops
  • Minimized windows could wrongly pop up on different monitors in Full-screen preview
  • Fixed Desktop Windows gathering windows crash
  • Window copies in Desktop Windows overview mode were missing
  • Fixed a DexControl crash with unexpected wallpaper sizes
  • Improved support for scaled windows
  • Plugins were not activated on super slow Dexpot start-ups
  • Redraw taskbar on Windows 8 to prevent wrong icons
  • Fixed monster font desktop names with different charsets

What's New in version 1.6.9.2285:

New:

  • Mouse switching follows the Dexgrid rows and columns layout
  • Updated Russian language file

Fixed:

  • IObit Start Menu 8 support
  • Fixed Taskbar Pager positioning
  • Better window recovering after session unlock
  • The grinning Dexpot monitor was missing from the profile list screen
  • Enhanced fault tolerance for wrong profile data
  • Windows moved to previous desktops in Full-screen preview classic mode

What's New in version 1.6.8.2266:

New:

  • Updated Portuguese language file
  • Taskbar Pager: Do not show excluded monitors
  • DexControl: Close windows with middle mouse button in tile view
  • DexControl: Start Full-screen preview in tile view
  • DexControl: Start Full-screen preview with current desktop zoomed
  • Open the Dexpot main menu when another instance is running

Fixed:

  • Fixed issues with RetroUI start menu replacement
  • Improved 'Stick to edge of screen' on resolution changes for Desktop Manager
  • Dexcube did not ignore excluded monitors when Dexpot was running as admin
  • Fixed another plugin activation issue
  • Better visualization of excluded monitors in the Dexpot settings
  • Improved window recovering after session unlock
  • Start button was not hidden on Windows XP

What's New in version 1.6.7.2249:

New:

  • Tray icon action: Window catalog (all desktops)
  • MouseEvents plugin: Double tap events - called 'Doppeldrücks'
  • Back/forward mouse button switching for the secondary taskbar in Windows 8
  • Setup accepts parameters '/company=' and '/key='
  • Additional log file outputs

Fixed:

  • Icon customization (separate folders) didn't work properly under certain circumstances in Windows XP
  • Fixed default language selection
  • Improved separate wallpaper support for uncommon monitor alignments
  • Fixed potential start-up and plugin activation issues
  • Unresponsive windows made Dexpot hang
  • Changing the color depth could crash Desktop Manager with transparent background enabled
  • Better Windows 8 taskbar hiding
  • Fixed tiled wallpapers in Windows 8 not being previewed correctly

What's New in version 1.6.6.2227:

New:

  • Desktop Rules Run actions support parameters
  • Debug option: Leave tokenized windows enabled
  • DPI awareness for all Dexpot components

Fixed:

  • The Windows 8 taskbar wasn't hidden correctly
  • Some Windows 8 Metro UI elements caused utterly confusing issues
  • Taskbar wasn't hidden after a resolution change
  • With persistent taskbar enabled, windows did not receive focus after a desktop switch
  • Fixed a rare crash while excluding monitors
  • Wallpapers stretched across multiple monitors weren't displayed properly
  • Improved corner recognition with multiple monitors using MouseEvents
  • Fixed issues with hotkeys on excluded monitors
  • Minor correction in the French language file

What's New in version 1.6.4.2186:

New:

  • Dexgrid hotkeys: Move window and switch
  • Automatically refresh window titles and icons in Desktop Preview
  • Updated Russian language file

Fixed:

  • Desktop colors weren't changed when desktop icons were hidden
  • Dexpot Updater didn't update several files with the same name
  • Fixed UAC Data Redirection issues with the Dexpot Updater
  • Desktop icons were missing after Explorer restart
  • Enhanced support for larger font sizes in the splash and about dialog
  • Fixed a DexControl problem when a primary monitor was excluded
  • The contents of excluded monitors in Taskbar Pager were visible for the current desktop only
  • Setup added too many shortcuts to Metro start menu in Windows 8
  • Improved depiction of windows without or with broken icons in Desktop Preview
  • Ability to double-click iconic previews in Desktop Preview led to unexpected behavior
  • Improved compatibility with Terminal4Plus

What's New in version 1.6.3.2167:

New:

  • Choose your tray icon set via 'Settings > Appearance'
  • Hotkey: Gather windows
  • Hot Corner action: Minimize all
  • Dynamic Taskbar Reordering for Windows 8
  • Updated Hungarian language file

Fixed:

  • Improved compatibility with Stardock Start8
  • Hidden desktop icons became visible after exiting Dexpot
  • Program icons in Desktop Manager's context menu were missing
  • Customized icons in Desktop Manager weren't displayed until restart
  • Fixed whitespace issue with desktop folders' names when icon customization enabled
  • Changes to the master password weren't saved properly
  • Improved double-click behavior for Dexpot tray icons in 'One icon per desktop' mode

What's New in version 1.6.2.2143:

New:

  • Better readability of both systray and SevenDex icons
  • Auto start option for Desktop Slideshow
  • Desktop Preview: Adjustable auto-hide delay (via registry key 'VorschauAutoHideDelay')
  • Windows 8 support

Fixed:

  • Fixed an issue where the Beta feedback entry could be visible in the Dexpot main menu
  • Improved compatibility with PotPlayer
  • Missing individual settings no longer cause reset of all settings

What's New in version 1.5.17.1991:

Bugs:

  • Fixed double-click action for the additional button in the Desktop Manager

What's New in version 1.5.17.1976:

Features:

  • New Serbian (Cyrillic and Latin) translations
  • Updated Chinese (simplified) translation

Bugs:

  • Fixed a compatibility problem with Skype
  • Fixed a compatibility problem with TeamViewer
  • Fixed character set problems in Desktop Preview, Window Catalog, some plugins and the updater
  • AutoRule windows could not be activated immediately after opening
  • Some dialogs could be closed unintentionally by pressing an ESC key combination
  • Tray icon tooltips were not refreshed after changing desktop names
  • Fixed a crash when using the up/down selection controls in the settings dialog with certain values
  • Fixed a crash when using the additional Desktop Manager button to close the manager
  • Fixed a problem with empty desktop backgrounds after increasing the number of desktops
  • Dexpot dialogs opened via command line switch were sometimes not focused
  • Fixed icon quality issues with some applications in the Taskbar Pager
  • Taskbar Pager initially only showed the contents of the current desktop
  • Fixed appearance of the Taskbar Pager on themed taskbars with Aero disabled
  • Fixed a bug with selecting the interval in the Desktop Slideshow plugin

What's New in version 1.5.16.1853:

Features:

  • Automatic Rules to save and restore sessions of certain applications
  • Customization options for OEM version
  • New Greek translation

Bugs:

  • Fixed a rare crash problem on Windows XP
  • Fixed problem with lost windows when using certain plugins
  • Fixed problem with duplicated windows when using certain plugins
  • Windows of full-screen applications were missing from the live full-screen preview
  • Fixed a compatibility problem with EasyCODE
  • Fixed a compatibility problem with Fences
  • Fixed a compatibility problem with HP Remote Graphics
  • Fixed a compatibility problem with PowerPoint
  • Fixed a compatibility problem with TeamViewer 7
  • Fixed issues with language files using character sets for non-Latin alphabets

What's New in version 1.5.15.1799:

Features:

  • Desktop rules with regular expressions

Bugs:

  • Windows of some applications were closed on desktop switch
  • Certain windows no longer appear on all desktops
  • Fixed system menu corruption after exiting Dexpot
  • Fixed sticky user picture when switching desktops with the Start menu open
  • Fixed a problem with the hidden window list

What's New in version 1.5.14.1777:

Features:

  • New hotkeys 'Move window and switch'
  • Automatic restoration of window distribution on resume from standby
  • Rule files (*.dxr) may contain multiple rules of the same name
  • Added some more programs to the default ignore list

Bugs:

  • Fixed Explorer crashes when using certain title bar actions
  • Fixed detection of contradicting conditions in the Desktop Rules wizard
  • Fixed Ctrl-click action when using 'One icon per desktop' tray icon mode
  • Desktop switching could enable window minimize animations
  • Fixed problems with move/copy 'on next switch' feature
  • Fixed initial selection of a window copied to multiple desktops in the DexTab task switcher
  • Fixed opaque desktop icon background when icon drop shadows are disabled on Windows XP
  • Fixed problem with sticky Start menu shadow
  • Fixed copying of windows when switching desktops in quick succession
  • Fixed several rule import/export bugs

What's New in version 1.5.13.1721:

Features:

  • Dynamic Taskbar Reordering on Windows 7 (courtesy of RaMMicHaeL)
  • New title bar action 'Close on all desktops'
  • New Farsi translation
  • Russian translation update

Bugs:

  • Fixed preselection of last loaded profile
  • Title bar actions using the right mouse button set window focus
  • Certain programs were missing system menu entries
  • Common Controls message boxes were obscured by splash screen
  • Fixed window roll-up on 64-bit systems
  • 'Show icons of active windows' ignores Desktop Manager tooltips
  • Added Spotify shadow to ignore list
  • Fixed minor Window Catalog bug

What's New in version 1.5.12.1690:

Features:

  • Desktop icon customization distinguishes icons with identical names

Bugs:

  • Fixed Taskbar Pager crash
  • Alt+F4 on empty desktops no longer exits Dexpot

What's New in version 1.5.11.1648:

Features:

  • Dexpot warns about problems with the Common Controls and can fix some of them
  • Ability to add and edit start-up items in Configure Desktops by pressing the enter key
  • Taskbar Pager now supports right-to-left languages on Windows 7
  • Ctrl-right-clicking a window in the Taskbar Pager opens the Dexpot main menu

Bugs:

  • Fixed problem with desktop switching in TeamViewer remote sessions
  • Fixed some bugs when moving and copying windows in the Desktop Preview
  • Windows arranged using AeroSnap did not show up correctly in the Desktop Preview
  • Desktop Preview could disappear when changing certain settings
  • Fixed crash when changing the background of 'all desktops' in Configure Desktops
  • Fixed some visual artifacts in the Taskbar Pager
  • Fixed some minor bugs in the Settings dialog
  • Resetting all passwords did not correctly clear the master password
  • Desktop Manager tooltips no longer show information about protected desktops
  • Eliminated excessive disk accesses when using custom icons in the Desktop Manager
  • Fixed tooltip window border bug

What's New in version 1.5.10.1579:

  • Fixed problem where multiple system menu entries were added to windows

What's New in version 1.5.10.1557:

Features:

  • New plugin: Dexgrid
  • 'Define hotkeys' button for plugins
  • Turkish translation update

Bugs:

  • Fixed a compatibility problem with iTunes 10
  • Fixed initial selection 'Last active window' in DexTab task switcher
  • Fixed problems with the Windows 7 wallpaper styles Fit and Fill
  • Fixed bug causing Explorer windows to disappear when moving them in the Desktop Preview
  • Title bar actions didn't work correctly with MS Office windows
  • Title bar actions could be applied to the taskbar
  • Title bar actions were not refreshed after changing the interface language
  • Fixed issues with dragging windows to other desktops using the mouse switch feature
  • Some system menu entries didn't work correctly under certain circumstances

What's New in version 1.5.9.1503:

Features:

  • Improved automatic application of title-based desktop rules
  • Added 'normal' switching exception to allow overriding of wechsel.ini defaults in mywechsel.ini
  • Minor usability improvements in the Desktop Rules dialog and the rules assistant
  • Added several desktop gadget-like applications to the default ignore list
  • New Russian language file

Bugs:

  • Fixed problems with windows migrating to other desktops
  • Fixed compatibility issues with Internet Explorer 9
  • Fixed random desktop icon locations after reboot
  • Fixed taskbar auto-hide problem
  • Fixed problem with plugins not being restarted automatically
  • Fixed crash when changing the screen resolution on desktop switch
  • Fixed repositioning of Manager and Preview after screen resolution changes
  • Fixed problem when indirectly moving windows to other desktops in the Desktop Preview
  • Dragging a window in the Desktop Preview could accidentally change the position of other windows
  • Fixed manual rule application with certain applications (e.g. NinjaTrader)
  • Fixed missing tray icon problem
  • Some settings were not saved correctly in the default profile
  • Old custom desktop names would be lost when increasing the desktop count
  • Fixed some plugin problems when running Dexpot as administrator
  • Fixed some bugs in the desktop rules wizard
  • Fixed analog clocks in Wallpaper Clocks plugin
  • Taskbar Pager configuration dialog didn't work on Windows XP
  • Updater no longer starts Dexpot as admin by default

What's New in version 1.5.8.1434:

Features:

  • Plugin API extensions
  • Hungarian translation update

Bugs:

  • Fixed diagonal desktop icon bug
  • Fixed Taskbar Pager crash when changing the desktop count
  • Fixed appearance of Taskbar Pager on Aero Basic
  • Contextual menus in the Taskbar Pager didn't work when running Dexpot as admin
  • Fixed wallpaper flashing when switching with Dexcube
  • "Hide desktop icons" tool stopped working after a wallpaper change on Vista/7
  • Desktop switching using the forward/backward mouse buttons didn't work when running Dexpot as admin
  • Esc correctly cancels DexTab
  • Fixed positioning of fullscreen preview live windows with certain desktop counts
  • Improved compatibility with KeePass
  • Desktop Manager no longer restores position on double-click when "Lock position" is enabled

What's New in version 1.5.7.1394:

Features:

  • Improved desktop switching performance
  • Settings dialog for Taskbar Pager
  • SevenDex shows number of current desktop when using small icons taskbar option
  • Wallpapers transcoded by Windows are automatically copied to the Dexpot folder

Bugs:

  • Fixed taskbar ghost button issue after installation of IE9 beta
  • Fixed Z-order preservation for multiple windows of the same application
  • Fixed a bug that prevented opening systray info panels when using the Taskbar Pager
  • Improved window selection criteria for Taskbar Pager
  • Taskbar Pager now works when taskbar is on a non-primary monitor
  • Fixed a problem with SevenDex causing random double desktop switches
  • Fixed moving back of windows copied by a desktop rule
  • DexTab task switcher didn't work after a window had been minimized to tray
  • Removed taskbar button of fullscreen preview live windows
  • Fixed problems when switching desktops with active fullscreen preview
  • Fixed zoom effect in the fullscreen preview for desktops not yet visited
  • Fixed "Black-out desktop" on multi-monitor systems
  • Fixed a bug that broke certain types of rules when loading them from a pofile
  • Fixed default settings for trayicon actions
  • "Align to grid" no longer positions icons beneath the taskbar
  • Fixed Desktop Preview auto-hide on multi-monitor systems

What's New in version 1.5.6.1351:

Features:

  • Added Dexpot modules to SevenDex jumplist (right click menu)
  • Combined taskbar buttons of Dexpot and SevenDex
  • New hotkeys for adding and removing desktops
  • New configuration file "mywechsel.ini" for user-defined switching exceptions
  • Updated Portuguese and Hungarian translations

Bugs:

  • Fixed disappearing taskbar problem
  • Fixed screensaver selection in "Configure desktops"
  • Fixed layout of the fullscreen preview when using 9 desktops
  • Fixed problem with right mouse button title bar actions
  • Fixed hanging taskbar button when moving windows of Delphi applications
  • Fixed bugs in the file and color selection dialogs

What's New in version 1.5.5.1302:

Features:

  • New Taskbar Pager plugin
  • Extensions to the plugin API
  • Desktop switching by clicking on the taskbar or the desktop with the back/forward mouse buttons

Bugs:

  • Fixed the "Window Catalog (active application)" hotkey
  • Better input focus preservation
  • Fixed shadow problem with Windows 7 Sticky Notes
  • No cross-activation of sticky and ignored windows
  • Fixed minor problems when changing the master password
  • Fixed readability problems with certain color schemes
  • Improved taskbar hiding
  • Fixed a plugin password bug

What's New in version 1.5.3.1178:

Features:

  • Support for custom tray icons with alpha channel

Bugfix:

  • Desktop Rules: fixed a crash when clicking checkboxes when no rules are defined
  • DexTab: text was cut off too soon in non-glass mode
  • Fixed several problems with activating windows on other desktops on Windows 7
  • Some command line switches opened the "Exit Dexpot" dialog in addition to their intended function
  • Enabling/disabling the "Start with Windows" option works more reliably in combination with the "Run as administrator" option

What's New in version 1.5.2.1162:

Features:

  • Italian translation update
  • Hungarian translation update
  • Required minimal size for windows in the Window Catalog
  • Operating system dependent switching exceptions
  • Middle click action for Desktop Manager additional button
  • Command line options for switching to the next, previous, and last desktop (/next, /prev, /back)
  • Unlimited number of windows and icons per desktop
  • Compatibility with ZBar

Bugfix:

  • More reliable unloading of Hooxpot from other processes
  • Fixed several SevenDex start-up problems
  • Really fixed the missing desktop bug (no icons, no menu)
  • Fixed automatic application of desktop rules after using a browse dialog on 64 bit systems
  • Warning during installation/removal when Dexpot is running
  • Uninstaller uses language selected in Dexpot settings
  • Fixed moving of icons onto current desktop in Desktop Windows overview mode
  • Minimized console windows don't appear on all desktops on XP and Vista any more
  • Mouse switch distance was off by one pixel at right and bottom edges
  • Update wallpaper clocks when switching from a desktop with a regular wallpaper
  • Keep list position when refreshing the list in Desktop Windows
  • Window catalog respects password protection
  • Desktop Manager: windows on other desktops didn't show when current desktop was password protected

What's New in version 1.5.1.1109:

  • Update failed if UAC is on and Dexpot runs in a standard user account (Windows Vista/7)
  • Uninstaller writes correct Control panel item

What's New in version 1.5.1.1101:

Features:

  • Korean translation update
  • 'Always on top' option in Desktop Manager
  • Restore default icon positions when exiting Dexpot
  • Mouse wheel support for task and desktop switcher
  • Custom action to perform when Ctrl-clicking a Dexpot tray icon
  • New hotkeys to move or copy a window to the next/previous desktops
  • Support for wallpapers in PNG format
  • SevenDex can launch Dexpot when pinned to the taskbar

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed several problems with desktop icon customization
  • Couldn't disable 'Start with Windows' when running as admin
  • 'Hide splash screen' option didn't work in some situations
  • Fixed empty drop-down boxes in the rule assistant
  • Desktop Preview: fixed 'Auto-hide' crashes
  • Dexpot updater is once again able to shut down Dexpot
  • Fixed display of hotkey descriptions in the settings
  • Fixed taborder in the password entry screen
  • Respect password protection in Desktop Preview and in the task and desktop switchers
  • 'Auto-hide' option of Desktop Preview follows Fitts' Law
  • Compatible with 'Taskbar Eliminator' and 'Start Killer'
  • Fixed system menu integration for Google Chrome, Office 2010, and others
  • Don't show SevenDex in Alt+Tab
  • Fixed various bugs related to customization of the display resolution
  • Screenshots were cut off in some components when vertical resolution was too high
  • Preserve Aero preview thumbnails of minimized windows
  • Limited taskbar re-ordering for Windows 7
  • Fixed the missing desktop bug (no icons, no menu)

What's New in version 1.5.0.1042:

Features:

  • Option to run Dexpot as administrator
  • Singlethread option for Dexcube
  • Initial selection for DexTab desktop switcher configurable
  • Middle mouse button as a trigger for mouse switch
  • Rule database extended
  • New Hungarian language file

Bugs:

  • Fixed performance problems with Desktop Rules
  • Improvements when running Setup from a restricted user account
  • Fixed automatic loading of last configuration in Profile selection
  • Changed standard hotkeys (AltGr no longer blocked)
  • Move/Copy hotkeys distribute icons only if focus is on desktop
  • Fixed Dexcube flip bug
  • Highlighting of active desktops no longer gets stuck in transparent Desktop Manager under WinXP
  • Fixed black box in desktop name display under WinXP
  • Fixed rule GUI bugs
  • SevenDex-Peek now works even before the first desktop switch
  • More than one admin may autostart
  • Fixed white full screen preview - again
  • Display iTunes in window catalogue
  • Fixed wrong tray icon tooltips after increasing number of desktops
  • Copy all desktop autostart windows to all desktops
  • Display missing entries in outdated language files in English
  • Install selected update immediately after Updexer elevation
  • Completed English language file