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CHANGELOG

What's New in version 6.05.6775:

  • New material design
  • The SyMenu CMD shell is finally removed
  • The visit changelog invitation has been removed
  • The Russian language has been added again
  • Fix - The floating button can be located partially off screen and it doesn't reset it position anymore
  • Fix - Now the csv report supports new lines and double quotes (released with 604b)

What's New in version 6.04.6724:

  • Bug Fix

What's New in version 6.04.6709:

  • New 7zip version
  • Bug Fix

What's New in version 6.04.6708:

  • Bug Fix

What's New in version 6.04.6685:

  • The new extended menu extends every item with all the compatible action modifiers and, some of them, with the new delete action
  • The shift button disables the autoexec on exit only when the Exit is selected
  • The maximum number of native items shown on the search menu is now 25
  • The search menu is resized according with the parent size
  • Fix - The right button on a final item doesn't close the entire menu anymore

What's New in version 6.03.6634:

  • Drag and drop from FS now works with more than one element at the same time
  • Batch import analyzes the shortcuts files too (lnk files)
  • Fix - quit command line didn't work if there was no previous instance running

What's New in version 6.02.6575:

  • Dynamic desktop shortcut
  • New command line argument -quit to close, via remoting, a previously running SyMenu instance
  • New command line argument -run to launch a SyProgram. SyMenu starts itself, launches the program and quits. It's a feature tied to the Dynamic desktop shortcut
  • SyMenu can be run at Windows startup even in elevated mode
  • Option to hide the Windows hidden files on search results or during the file system navigation
  • Fix - Execution counter removes the items that are no more available among user items
  • Fix - It's possible to save an item position even when it's moved to the last available place
  • Fix - The floating icon doesn't freeze anymore when a modal form is opened
  • Fix - When the label is the longer element in context menu, its text isn't cut anymore
  • SPS Manager - Restyle for the main form and the download form
  • SPS Manager - Form minimizable
  • SPS Manager - Button to copy the installation process details to the clipboard
  • SPS Manager - Items added and no more supported, are flagged as "discontinued"
  • SPS Manager - The radio buttons for filters, automatically run the search
  • SPS Manager - Added a new radio button filter for available and not yet installed programs
  • SPS Manager - A freshly installed program that has no icon, takes the SPS icon instead
  • SPS Manager - Now the slider for the definition check interval works from 1 day to 30 days. A step beyond disables the checking
  • SPS Manager - Improved speed during the update

What's New in version 6.01.6493:

  • The SPS installation process has been lightened
  • Every item launched through SyMenu is managed first by the extension manager
  • The label color becomes customizable in the SyMenu themes
  • Bug fix

What's New in version 6.00.6406:

  • New items loading system - now the contextual menu loads and refreshes at the speed of light
  • Separate launcher - a SyContainer can be flagged to open a separate window from where its contents can be executed separately
  • Third party feature - in the configuration file SyMenuConfig.xml you can activate the feature to hide the unlinked items in the contextual menu. The key is located in the contextualMenu tag, attribute hideOrphanItems
  • Bug fix

What's New in version 5.09.6231:

  • Mouse wheel enabled on the contextual menus
  • Mouse hover on the searched items
  • Graphical improvements
  • Working directory is now resolved before the custom environment variables
  • Bug fix

What's New in version 5.08.6213:

  • Automatic check for app definitions
  • Breaking change - your SPS custom must be included in your custom suites and no more in the official one
  • Breaking change - the SPS definitions inside the _Cache folder are now zipped
  • Bug fix

What's New in version 5.07.6190:

  • New environment variable management. Relative paths and universal unit identifier are supported
  • Breaking change - the program arguments with relative paths now are solved in these ways (ordered by priority)
    • from the program custom working directory if available
    • from the program main directory if available
    • from the SyMenu base dir
  • The SyMenu command shell is deprecated and it'll be removed in a future version. From now on all the command outputs will pass through the Windows command shell. For a while this behaviour will be customizable with a special option (Option form - General tab)
  • SPS Manager - The install/remove progress window has been completely rewritten
  • SPS Manager - Option to add to the program description the category in form of hashtag
  • SPS Manager - After a successful installation or update the manager cleans up the Temp folder removing the SPS package definition or the program downloaded package
  • SPS Manager - A click on the last header column causes all the visible elements to be selected/unselected
  • SPS Manager - A new filter is available to show all the new and updated SPS not yet installed
  • SPS Manager - Script after install event can add environment variables to a SyItem
  • Bug fix

What's New in version 5.06.6149:

  • New command line arguments: -fc Folder path for Configuration, -fp Folder path for Programs, -fi Folder path for Icons
  • SPS - New implementations on SPS schema
  • SPS - Bug fix on requesting the suite definition more than once

What's New in version 5.05.6111:

  • The Extension manager now manages more than one program for the same extension
  • SPS Manager allows to install a program inside the root or inside a logical folder named as: its categoy, its program suite, a combination among the two
  • Most executed item menu. Shows the most executed items ordered by execution time
  • The tooltip has a new optional element: the execution counter
  • It's possible to launch a program in elevated mode from the configuration form too
  • New Korean language
  • SPS: new function on script after install: CopyDir
  • SPS: on script after install the RenFile delete the target file if it already exists
  • SPS: contact link supports now the query string subject.

What's New in version 5.04.6066:

  • The tooltip delay is now customizable directly form the configuration file. File SyMenuConfig.xml, tag tooltipItems, attribute delay, default value 5000 milliseconds
  • SPS: Inno setup packages can receive installation arguments (for flag -a)
  • Bug fix SPS: contextual menu on SPS grid throws an error if the folder or the file doesn't exist
  • Bug fix SPS: a file name can have a comma on script after install
  • Bug fix SPS: trash folder can contain long paths

What's New in version 5.03.6014:

  • The item description is now a multiline textbox (use ALT + 09 to insert a TAB character)
  • You can add one or more hashtags to the program description. SyMenu will preserve them even in case you reload the built in description
  • SPS Manager: with the program grid focused you can press a key to select the first element whose name starts for that letter
  • SPS Manager: the search tool finds now every single word and not the exact phrase only
  • Bug fix
  • SPS Builder: script after install

What's New in version 5.03.6014:

  • The item description is now a multiline textbox (use ALT + 09 to insert a TAB character)
  • You can add one or more hashtags to the program description. SyMenu will preserve them even in case you reload the built in description
  • SPS Manager: with the program grid focused you can press a key to select the first element whose name starts for that letter
  • SPS Manager: the search tool finds now every single word and not the exact phrase only
  • Bug fix
  • SPS Builder: script after install

What's New in version 5.02.5953:

  • The search bar has evolved: now it is able to search inside the items description too. With the search inside the description mode, you can specify more than one word or portion of word and every chunk will be search in AND
  • SPS Manager: you can execute or open the container folder of the currently focused item with a right mouse click on the program list
  • An item can be emphasized
  • Bug fix
  • SPS Builder: the script before install supports now the extended syntax with the THEN command (example: 7z THEN foo.rar)

What's New in version 5.01.5911:

  • The big floating icon can be minimized
  • The contextual item tooltip inherits the main graphical theme and it can show the program version
  • SPS Manager: optionally a new SPS program can be installed on a special folders named according to the program category
  • SPS Manager: it's possible to select more than one SPS at a time using the SHIFT key modifier along with the left mouse button
  • SPS Manager: you can copy, with a mouse right click, the app publisher url, the SPS program url, the SPS author contact
  • SPS Manager: the completely new SPS have are now differently identified from the just updated ones
  • SPS Manager: new filter for updatable and added programs
  • SPS Manager: if your SPS collection has not been refreshed in the last 15 days the system alerts you
  • In the configuration form you have a button to download the original web page title for the SyWebLink items
  • The PAF plugin has been removed
  • In the configuration form you can add new elements even if you are not focusing a container element using the Item Manager menu. Conversely the contextual menu only offers the options available for the currently focused element
  • Bug fix

What's New in version 5.00.5866

  • New fully customizable menu structure
  • New command line for menu structure: -msnormal -msadvanced
  • New command line for user custom variables: -cvfoo=text -cv'foo=text' -cv'foo foo'=text -cv'foo foo=text text' (the -cv flag can be used more than once)
  • Customizable floating button icon. It works with 48x48 png, jpg, gif, bmp images but if it is a png one it shows the transparency too
  • New option to show the contextual menu on start button mouse hover
  • The file flag READONLY can be ineffective for a certain PC if the file name is followed by a dot and the machine name
  • New element in contextual menu to directly go to SyMenu options
  • New form license
  • New form options
  • The contextual menus scrollable buttons are now bigger to simplify the use on touch screen devices
  • Bug fix: disabled the update on a readonly unit or forced by a file flag
  • Bug fix: memory leak when thousands of elements are added
  • Other bug fixes

What's New in version 4.14.5796:

  • Bug fix

What's New in version 4.14.5789:

  • Added the right click feature (action modifier changer) to compact menu too
  • In SPS Manager the mouse right click on download url, stealth, dependency and notes copies the text into the system clipboard
  • New icon extractor
  • Command line arguments
  • Custom program files folder
  • Tons of bug fix

What's New in version 4.13.5768:

  • Compatibility for multi monitor environment
  • A mouse right click on the contextual items changes the current action modifier
  • The taskbar icon tooltip is customizable with free text and SyMenu vars
  • UAC elevation on demand on autostart and autoclose for every item
  • Options form reorganization
  • Increased speed for the SyItem search engine
  • Increased speed during start up
  • From a web link you can directly download the favicon
  • If SyMenu runs in elevated mode the UAC icon is visible in the desktop floating icon too
  • If a feature such as autoexec on start/close and extension manager is disabled at the general level, the relative label is italicized in the configuration form
  • Bug fix SPS: the update process for the SPS programs now works correctly
  • Bug fix: Windows shutdown and restart now is managed correctly and SyMenu is able to serialize the current execution counter, recent files and floating button position

What's New in version 4.12.5707:

  • A new icon appears on the contextual menu when SyMenu executes with elevated privileges
  • Executor modifiers became always visible
  • Added two new executor modifiers to execute item with elevated privileges and to configure an item
  • New icons on executor modifier
  • Flag file READONLY
  • Bug fix: on SyMenu start the controls for the file system permission are now improved
  • Bug fix: SPS Manager now always shows the item description

What's New in version 4.11.5655:

  • Extended compatibility to Inno Setup installer for the SPS Manager
  • SPS Manager can now install, update, remove several programs at the same time
  • SPS Manager is now able to manage the working dir and the program parameters during update and delete
  • Bug fix

What's New in version 4.09.5601:

  • Customizable font size on the contextual menu
  • Drag and drop programs and file directly on the start menu replacer button
  • Optional confirmation on exit
  • Compatibility extended to Windows Server Core
  • New language: Danish
  • Bug fix

What's New in version 4.08.5578:

  • SPS manager shows the download link, note, dependencies and stealth attributes with graphical icons
  • Added a new proxy menu in the configuration form
  • New shortcut to focus the SPS filter textbox
  • Bug fix

What's New in version 4.07.5568:

  • Bug fix

What's New in version 4.06.5541:

  • Sysinternals suite has been enabled to SPS Suites
  • SPS programs could be filtered with a search tool
  • Management of the SPS suites trash
  • The freshest released SPS programs (10 days) are highlighted with a label

What's New in version 4.04.5513:

  • New implementation on SPS Manager

What's New in version 4.03.5511:

  • The NirSoft program suite has been published in the SPS Manager
  • Check SyMenu version during the check for new SPS
  • Bug fix

What's New in version 4.02.5506:

  • Improvement on the SPS Manager form
  • Bug fix

What's New in version 4.01.5502:

  • Form configuration and SPS manager save their location and size
  • Bug fix

What's New in version 4.00.5492:

  • SPS SyMenu suite
  • Look and feel

What's New in version 3.04.5400:

  • SyMenu recognizes if it is executing from a read only device
  • New shortcuts in the configuration form for Move item up level (F8) and for ordering AZ (F9) and ZA (F10)
  • Explicit alert for plugins blocked by Windows because they have been downloaded from the Internet
  • Clicks on folders in My Computer work accordingly with Executor Modifier when it is in Open Folder or Property mode

What's new in version 3.03.5378:

  • SyFolders become browsable
  • My Computer is a new item in the context menu. It includes Host program, Recent, Control panel with system tools
  • The scrolling of the longer items is now customizable with three options: never, always, on focus
  • Added New system tool Reliability and Performance monitor
  • Plugin PAF: expanded compatibility to include Sysinternals tools (Process Monitor, ZoomIt, Process Explorer, Autoruns)
  • Plugin Open folder: added compatibility with XYplorer

What's New in version 3.01.5273:

  • New SyMenu.Admin launcher to directly execute SyMenu in elevate mode
  • Increased speed and smoothness in search tool
  • Option to suppress one instance only message
  • The Start menu button replacer is customizable from the initial setup wizard too
  • Bug fix: on Windows closing SyMenu didn't update recent and execution counter
  • Bug fix: after a version update the alert message closed immediately

What's New in version 3.00.5207:

  • Movable Start Menu replacer button
  • Windows host programs are now listed directly inside the context menu and not only in the search bar
  • Autoexec on start and Autoexec on close could now be filtered with the computer names in which they have to be activated
  • Re-execute command in cmd.exe directly from SyMenu Command form
  • Added Romanian language
  • Added German language
  • Changed application font
  • Published a special SyMenu version customized with NirSoft suite
  • Bug fix on recent: recent used to lost its entries every time SyMenu starts

What's New in version 2.09.5129:

  • Works on network paths
  • Execution counter for SyItem
  • SyMenu search sorts elements by their own execution counter and secondly alphabetically
  • SyMenu csv report includes the execution counter
  • The SHIFT exit mode is now notified with a special label
  • Change of default shortcuts. The new ones are CTRL+F1 and SHIFT+CTRL+F1
  • New control panel applet list for Windows 7 and 8

What's new in version 2.08.5069:

  • Bug fix on movable contextual menu
  • Change of default shortcut. The new ones are CTRL+S and SHIFT+CTRL+S

What's new in version 2.07.5065:

  • Movable contextual menu
  • Pinnable contextual menu
  • Bug fix on loss hooks (shortcuts and gestures)
  • Change of default shortcut. The new ones are WIN+Q and SHIFT+WIN+Q

What's New in version 2.06.5043:

  • New SyItem: SyLabel
  • Changed the visible part of the cut path for file system elements searched in contextual menu
  • Avoid closing on dropdown submenu when click on a separator
  • Bug fixed of task icon blinking during closing

What's New in version 2.05.4932:

  • Parameter extraction from the program shortcuts
  • Icon extraction from big image files (.png, bmp, jpg)
  • Reload buttons to refresh program version and description

What's New in version 2.04.4878:

  • Every item in the search menu could be optionally shown in a larger version with its full path
  • New option set for not portable features (Starts on Windows Logon)
  • Added support for environment variables such as 'programfiles', 'windir'
  • Added Greek language
  • Added Russian language
  • Menu search is now doubled in size
  • Bug fix for the shortcuts to search bar using WIN key
  • On FS search it is possible to compose paths either with backslash and slash (useful to avoid che key combination with the ALT key that closes SyMenu )
  • New plugin to integrate the 'open folder' feature with the most common file managers such as Total Commander, Unreal Commander, Free Commander and Multi Commander

What's New in version 2.03.4832:

  • Link to changelog on the web site
  • Search in SyFolder and file system with support for wildcards

What's New in version 2.02.4787:

  • Add search for bult-in tool item
  • Increased speed on the Search item bar
  • Finnish language

What's new in version 2.01.4769:

  • The contextual menu could now appears on the screen bottom left corner too
  • Automatically extracts built-in version and description when add a new program to SyMenu
  • Jar files are considered like executables during drag and drop and batch import
  • It's now possible to add different icons for programs with the same name (symenu.ico, symenu_1.ico)

What's New in version 1.17.4549:

  • When a Windows shortcut is dragged to SyMenu, it'll preserve its real name
  • The description field is now available for SyContainers too
  • It is possible to clone items with a drag and drop operation (pressing the CRTL key). The cloning function only works for single elements (not for SyContainer)
  • New feature 'move an item among two elements' during drag and drop
  • The search works optionally for the text inside item names and not only in 'start with' mode
  • It is possible to name a SySeparator element to allow predictable ordering inside a SyContainer
  • F2 key on a SyNode in configuration form allows to rename it
  • New command to expand and compress all folder in configuration form (shortcut F11, F12)
  • It is now possible to hide elements (shortcut F3). An hided item become invisible in contextual menu and in the search but exists and is visible in configuration form
  • A new file report is available in menu Options - System. It contains the full list of SyMenu items with their main attributes

What's New in version 1.15.4394:

  • Changed menu names and icons
  • Solved bug on recent item list

What's New in version 1.14.4352:

  • Customizable recent items list
  • Configuration files are moved in Config folder and are compressed to increase performances
  • New customizable elements added to SyProgram: Home page and Version

What's New in version 1.13.4288:

  • Added links to Control Panel tools and commonly used Windows 7 programs in Search items bar
  • Customizable proxy settings manager to check for update
  • Item Manager menu changes accordingly to currently selected SyItem
  • New icon set
  • New Turkish translation

What's New in version 1.12.3982:

  • Items marked to be deleted, appear now with a strikethrough font and could be individually restored until the configuration is saved
  • Configuration form is restored with its last size and position according to current screen resolution
  • Unlinked items could be deleted directly from their form
  • Extended compatibility to .NET Framework 4.0. Now SyMenu is compatible with 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0
  • SyMenu setup allows to directly configure most common options (automatic update, drive letter overlay on task icon, shortcut manager, configuration files backup)
  • Option to enable configuration files backup

What's New in version 1.11.3846:

  • Bug fix on get focus on popup menu
  • When importing shorcut SyMenu now links to shortcut target
  • Customizable Autoexec programs order

What's New in version 1.10.3778:

  • Tooltips on items in context menu showing path, description, url, Windows command, shortcut attributes
  • Set working directory for all programs by default
  • SyMenu could be executed with elevation in Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Notification when a program, launched from SyMenu, needs elevation
  • If a program is executed with RunAs, SyMenu stores supplied credential during all working session

What's New in version 1.09.3704:

  • More than one running instances are allowed from different execution paths
  • When SyMenu is executed from the same path of a running instance, it quits and previous instance popups
  • New Autoexec function on SyMenu closing event (similar to Autoexec on SyMenu starts)
  • Added new placeholder 1 in parameters: allows to use extension manager plus command line parameters
  • SyPrograms accept now complex parameter string: parameters plus path plus '1 placeholder
  • Increased performance in SyItem treeview management
  • New advanced param 'Working Directory' in SyPrograms
  • SyPrograms allow new extension (.jar)
  • Selection of a single custom overlay task icon color
  • Batch importer imports .bat and .cmd files too
  • New option introduced in batch importer to select treeview nodes up to a certain level
  • Scan for unliked allows to export an editable list of orphan programs

What's New in version 1.08.3641:

  • New SySeparator
  • Customizable shortcut for any SyProgram
  • Unit drive on task icon
  • Settings files auto backup
  • Ignore pattern in batch importer
  • Check on unliked SyPrograms
  • French translation
  • Resizable forms
  • Credits