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CHANGELOG

What's New in version 4.2.50:

Enhanced reminders functionality:

  • New setting 'Repeat Reminder' under the Settings dialog. Select this option to keep the reminder alert going for 10 times every 3 seconds, unless you snooze or mark it as complete.
  • Quickly create red (important) reminders by including ** (two asterisks) in the reminder's text.
  • The reminder notification dialog is now bigger and easier to dismiss/change with the mouse or touch.
  • Reminder options 'Edit' and 'Delete' renamed as 'Open' and 'Complete'.
  • A tooltip has been added to the reminder notification title in case the reminder name is too long to be fully visible.
  • An additional alarm sound can be downloaded from here.
  • Pretty small but significant UI change: New setting: Expand to Center (selected by default). Shrunk containers in the center of the workspace will expand to the center instead of to the right-hand side, as long as they remain fully visible once expanded. Deselect this option to revert to the previous behavior.
  • Remember: You can shrink containers back by double-clicking an empty space between the shortcuts or headlines (in RSS containers). RSS containers can also be shrunk back using the right mouse button.

Fixes:

  • Shrinking containers by double-clicking on an empty space inside could have caused a container or a shortcut below to move.

What's New in version 4.2.00:

New and Changes:

Enhanced keyboard functionality:

  • New KB Launcher command: Quick Reminder. Enter 'r ' followed by a value (minute) from 0 to 99 and then the reminder text. Example: 'r 10 feed Charlie' (set a 10 minute reminder).
  • Added the ability to, both, select shortcuts using [Shift] + [Arrow Keys] and move them across the workspace or within a container by holding down the [Ctrl] key. This new feature is especially useful to make small adjustments that are harder to do with the mouse.
  • Ctrl+Enter: Run the selected shortcut as administrator.
  • Ctrl+Number Speed Launch now also works to launch a shortcut when the Keyboard Launcher is visible.
  • New option under the Shortcut Properties dialog: Prompt for Parameters. Selecting this option will always prompt for parameters before launching the selected shortcut. Any parameters already selected for the shortcut will appear in the message prompt and you can also ignore them altogether.
  • Reminders: Added the ability to choose a custom background color for the reminder from within the Add Reminder dialog. Reminder: You can always change a reminder's colors by right-clicking it.
  • Adding a new RSS feed does no longer check the validity of the URL using the built-in Windows function (if it fails, it fails) so you can now, for example, add Twitter feeds using TwitRSS.me
  • New 'Web Search' command added to the shortcut's right-click menu to open the selected search engine and search the shortcut's name.
  • Faster startup speed: Removed a Windows native function that that determines if a file exists before the shortcut's icon is drawn. This should slightly improve the loading speed when most of the files in the workspace exist on the local disk. It's best to place shortcuts to network files/folders in a container and not the workspace to improve startup speed.
  • When using the Keyboard Launcher, shortcuts in network locations will now be displayed using a generic icon to improve speed.
  • Undo/Redo buffer increased to 100.
  • Added user's Desktop and Start Menu Programs shortcuts to new installations.
  • New title-bar button theme: Dots - For black background.
  • New 'missing shortcut' icons.
  • Changed default font for new installation to 'Segoe UI'.
  • Misc. minor GUI adjustments and other small changes.

Fixes:

  • When the screen resolution or orientation is changed, the workspace will now center and dock again.
  • Creating new objects from the Keyboard Launcher (a new note or a reminder) or using a hotkeys (Ctrl+T, Ctrl+E, Ctrl+R, Ctrl+P; when undocking the workspace using the Global Hotkey) could have positioned them outside the visible workspace.
  • Crash when deleting reminders from the reminder popup window after clearing the workspace.
  • Wasn't working in a few of the last versions: When a single shortcut is selected, its name will now appear in the titlebar.
  • Menu key/Shift+F10 now correctly shows the menu for the workspace or selected shortcuts.
  • The shortcut Mini-toolbar is now closed when using the arrow keys to select shortcuts.
  • Other misc. minor fixes.

What's New in version 3.9.00:

New and Changes:

  • New menu option, 'Lock Size/Position', added to the Position menu: Selecting this option will lock the workspace position and size and you will not be able to move it via the titlebar or resize it. This is especially useful when undocking the workspace with the finger while working in tablet mode.
  • Scroll RSS containers with your finger (on touch enabled devices) or by dragging the mouse pointer over the news feed (besides of using the mouse wheel/scrollbar).
  • Added a new 'Darker' option when selecting a color for selected shortcuts based on the color of the shortcut's icon (from the Shortcut Mini-toolbar). There are now two options to choose from: Darker and Lighter.
  • The menu options: Online Tour, Check for Updates, Backup and About are not located under the new Help sub-menu (Workspace right-click menu).
  • Verify Shortcuts (Arrange menu command): Shortcuts with a custom existing icons are now considered to be valid. Select custom icons to shortcuts on removable media and the Verify Shortcuts command will consider these to be valid even when the media is not present.
  • Ctrl+C is now used to copy shortcuts to the clipboard and paste them in different containers/workspace (Ctrl+V or via the right click menu).
  • Changed the keyboard command for creating new containers from Ctrl+C to Ctrl+T.
  • Added shortcut parameters (if available) to the tooltip (when hovering over the shortcut with the mouse).
  • The shortcut tooltip now displays the entire path to the file, including the file's name, and no longer shows the shortcut's label.
  • The shortcut tooltip now shows more information in each line.
  • Added '/backup' command line option to backup SideSlide settings into a zip file (located in SideSlide's settings folder). Use this command to automate SideSlide backup from within a scheduled task or a 3rd party backup software. Suppress the 'backup complete' dialog by using the '/silent' command line parameter: '...SideSlide>SideSlide /backup /silent'.
  • Launching SideSlide with the question mark ('/?') command line parameter will now show the available commands and exit the program.
  • Removed 'Shrink/Expand All' and 'Fold/Unfold All' Arrange menu options. Those were very old functions from before SideSlide v1 which probably aren't used by anyone anymore (I hope).
  • Minor adjustment to the location of the container's Fold/Unfold button.
  • New default toolbar buttons ('Modern').
  • Other misc. minor changes.

Fixes:

  • Detached containers disappeared when trying to attach them back to the workspace when the 'Enable Fade-out' option was unselected.
  • Container could accidently move when using the finger to shrink/expand them while the workspace was locked for editing.
  • Fixed a problem that could have prevented exposing the workspace when it was docked to the bottom or the right side of the screen.
  • Using Ctrl+V to paste files from different containers or the workspace instead of the right-click menu option could produce undesired results.
  • Shortcut comment wasn't showing when hovering over the shortcut with the mouse.

What's New in version 3.5.16:

New and Changes:

  • Added two new commands to the Shortcut Right-click menu:
    • 'Override Parameters Field' to start the selected shortcut without any specified parameters (you can specify additional parameters to a shortcut via the Shortcut Properties dialog).
    • 'Run as administrator...' (overrides the 'Administrator' setting for selected shortcuts).
  • Use a container icon from a relative path (when SideSlide is running from a USB drive): Once you choose an icon for the container (Right-click a container and select 'Choose Icon...'), you will be given the option to use a relative path for the file the icon is taken from.
  • The option to add RSS containers to the online library has been restored.

Fixes:

  • Containers may not be properly restored to their original location on program start.
  • A warning is shown when the selected Global Hotkey is already in use when the program starts (The Settings dialog will be loaded allowing you to select a different key combination).

What's New in version 3.0.03:

  • NEW: Added the ability to set the container note font size (see 'Note font size' under the container right click menu).
  • NEW: New option 'Confirm Open with...': Set whether or not a confirmation is required when starting shortcuts with others as command line arguments (drag a shortcut icon on top of another shortcut label).
  • CHANGE: New About/Splash screen.
  • CHANGE: Shortcut tooltip now includes shortcut tags and Tag Start indication.
  • CHANGE: Can now drag shortcut icons and drop them on top of other shortcut labels to use as command line arguments even when the workspace is locked for editing.
  • CHANGE: Same menu options for shortcuts and containers when the workspace is locked for editing (you still need to unlock the workspace if you want to rearrange objects).
  • CHANGE: Removed confirmation for container alignments.
  • CHANGE: The tag asterisk symbol that was visible when the mouse is on top of a shortcut icon is no longer visible by default (use the settings dialog to toggle).
  • CHANGE: Detached shortcuts container now hides when you dbl-click an empty area inside the container.
  • CHANGE: When using the right-click menu option Start Selected, the shortcut will not be launched with the Tag Start option even if it is selected for that particular shortcut.
  • CHANGE: Some adjustments to mouse sensitivity.
  • FIX: Launching a shortcut that is set to Tag Start from a detached container crashed the program.
  • FIX: The shortcut properties dialog was shown for the wrong shortcut when launching multiple shortcuts at once when there was an error opening one of the shortcuts.
  • FIX: Wrong shortcut selected in the properties dialog when launching a non-existing shortcut from detached containers.
  • FIX: Problem which prevented the workspace from collapsing when pressing the Esc key.
  • FIX: Workspace did not collapse when launching shortcuts with other as command line arguments (drag and drop shortcut icon on top of another shortcut label).
  • FIX: Right click menu items that are not applicable for command line shortcuts are now hidden.
  • FIX: Launching shortcuts with others as command line argument is now disabled when dragging shortcut icons on top of command line shortcuts.
  • FIX: Choosing container icon didn't work for multiple selected containers.
  • FIX: Entering an RSS container name with the keyboard did not expand shrunken RSS containers.
  • FIX: Appearance tab: Color theme didn't change when using the keyboard.
  • FIX: Problem extracting correct name when adding shortcuts to computer disk drives.
  • FIX: Some problems with the keyboard navigation functionality.
  • FIX: Wrong tooltip for command line shortcuts in detached containers.
  • Other misc. minor changes and fixes.

What's New in version 3.0.00b5:

  • NEW: When launching a shortcut that doesn't physically exist the properties dialog that pops up will now let you save the changes and open the shortcut again ('Save and open' button).
  • NEW: Added Delete command to the shortcut mini-toolbar.
  • CHANGE: The shortcut mini-toolbar is made visible when the workspace is locked, shortcuts are selected and clicking the Lock button that allows you to unlock the workspace for 10 seconds.
  • CHANGE: The word "Tag" will appear before the shortcut's name when using the keyboard to launch a shortcut that is set to Tag start (start other shortcuts that share the same tag automatically).
  • CHANGE: When removing a single shortcut, the shortcut's name will be displayed in the confirmation dialog.
  • CHANGE: When removing a single container, the container's name will be displayed in the confirmation dialog.
  • CHANGE: Online Library: The option to add new RSS containers to the online library has been restored. The option to add other types of containers (Shortcuts and Notes) is disabled at this time.
  • FIX: Wrong tooltip for the Bold checkbox in the shortcut properties dialog.
  • FIX: Installer: Will no longer install demo containers when upgrading from previous versions.
  • FIX: Wrong tooltip for system command shortcuts.
  • A few other minor changes.