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Changes for v0.266.1.155 - v0.266.1.172

  • What's Fixed
  • Multiple crashes of Pokki on Pokki startup
  • Pokki menu
  • Incorrect Russian translations
  • Missing icons for Acronis True Image 2014
  • Microsoft Management Console apps missing from search
  • Favorited folders fail to open
  • Dragging a file or folder onto the menu rendered the menu unusable



Changes for v0.266.0.377 - v0.266.1.155

  • What's New
  • •Pokki menu ◦New Pokki taskbar icon option: Home (default)
  • ◦Localized in 12 languages: German, French, Italian, Spanish (Castilian), Spanish (Latin American), Simplified Chinese, Russian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
  • ◦Rename menu favorites: Right clicking on the favorite and select "Rename favorite"
  • ◦Unification of Pokki apps and native Windows apps in menu favorites: all apps can be renamed and removed
  • ◦New All Apps layout: Apps are intelligently pushed to the top and top level directories are expanded
  • ◦​Incorporation of the Windows desktop color into the menu interface, or select from several color options
  • ◦Last selected tab is remembered between menu opens
  • ◦Improved app search
  • •Pokki apps ◦Pokki apps asks for permission before showing notifications
  • •Pokki app store ◦Renaming of Pokki App Store to PC App Store, with a new icon
  • ◦Support for traditional desktop apps (eg. Skype)
  • •Taskbar ◦Scaling of Pokki's taskbar icon with various taskbar sizes and display resolutions
  • ◦Simplification of Pokki tools menu
  • ◦Pokki apps are placed right to left when Pokki menu is positioned on the right side of the taskbar
  • •Windows 8 and 8.1 features ◦Improved Windows 8.1 support
  • ◦Removal of the following Windows 8 Start screen features: bottom left corner navigation goes to desktop, Windows key opens Pokki menu on the desktop
  • What's Fixed
  • •Impact to computer start-up time
  • •Incompatibility with Windows Store apps using JPEG icons
  • •Incorrect app icon background color on some Windows Store apps
  • •Incorrect inclusion of Hibernate option in power menu
  • •Incompatibility with certain file and app names containing unicode characters



Changes for v0.263.13.319 - v0.265.14.331

  • •Improved Windows 8.1 support
  • •New Pokki taskbar icon option: Home
  • •Renaming of Pokki App Store to PC App Store, with a new icon
  • •Localized in 12 languages: German, French, Italian, Spanish (Castilian), Spanish (Latin American), Simplified Chinese, Russian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
  • •Rename menu favorites: Right clicking on the favorite and select "Rename favorite"
  • •Unification of Pokki apps and native Windows apps in menu favorites: all apps can be renamed and removed
  • •New All Apps layout: Apps are intelligently pushed to the top and top level directories are expanded
  • •Pokki apps are not automatically opened after installation from the menu
  • •​Incorporation of the Windows desktop color into the menu interface
  • •Scaling of Pokki's taskbar icon with various taskbar sizes and display resolutions
  • •Last selected tab is remembered between menu opens
  • •Removal of the following Windows 8 Start screen features: bottom left corner navigation goes to desktop, Windows key opens Pokki menu on the desktop
  • •Pokki apps asks for permission before showing notifications
  • For developers •Support for native Windows applications (please contact us for details) ◦Apps can be listed in/downloaded from the App Store and recommendation spots
  • What's Fixed
  • •Incompatibility with Windows Store apps using JPEG icons
  • •Incorrect inclusion of Hibernate option in power menu
  • •Incompatibility with certain file and app names containing unicode characters



Changes for [May 29, 2013] - v0.263.13.319

  • What's Fixed
  • •Pokki acorn not appearing in the taskbar
  • •Pokki acorn in the taskbar appearing grey and not responding to mouse clicks
  • •Appearance of pop-up dialog asking "Do you want the Pokki toolbar on your taskbar?"
  • •Error message related to "LaunchDeskband"



Changes for [March 13, 2013] - [March 15, 2013]

  • •Possible freeze of Windows Explorer that impacted Windows 8 users, using the Pokki Menu as a start menu with the boot to desktop option, after log-in.



Changes for [Feb 28, 2013] - [March 13, 2013]

  • What's New
  • •Performance improvements to Pokki menu and taskbar
  • •Improved unicode support for non-ASCII-based standard character encodings
  • •Performance improvements when accessing the Pokki services
  • •Improved support for an auto-hidden taskbar
  • What's Fixed
  • •Pokki menu may not appear when Pokki acorn clicked in the taskbar
  • •Pokki menu was incorrectly positioned relative to the taskbar
  • •Control panel items (specifically 64-bit) were not listed in the Control Panel section of the Pokki menu
  • •Pokki apps not appearing in the taskbar when open or pinned to taskbar
  • •Files and folders were not removable from the favorites panel in the Pokki menu
  • •Apps were not removable from the recently used panel in the Pokki menu
  • •Removing an item from the favorites panel in the Pokki menu wasn't reflected in All Apps/Programs and Control Panel sections



Changes for [Jan 16, 2013] - [Jan 26, 2013]

  • What's New
  • This release includes a number of additions to the Pokki menu:
  • Improved popular apps with the ability to rotate through the entire list
  • Improved icon used by favorited folders
  • What's Fixed
  • This release includes a number of fixes to the Pokki menu:
  • Menu not appearing when clicking on Pokki acorn in the taskbar
  • Incorrect placement of menu after display resolution change
  • Incorrect placement of menu when using Windows 8 snap view
  • Missing hibernate power option



Changes for [Nov 26, 2012] - [Jan 16, 2013]

  • This release includes a number of additions to the Pokki menu:
  • Introduction of a light theme to the Pokki menu and notifications
  • This becomes the default theme for new installs.
  • Existing users remain on the dark theme, however are introduced to the new theme through an update message within the menu.
  • Users can switch between both themes from the settings panel.
  • Moved notifications panel to a drop-down menu
  • Accessible from the notifications button to the right of the search box.
  • Ability to customize the shortcuts listed in the sidebar of the menu (eg. Computer, Pictures, etc)
  • Users can pick which shortcuts are included in the sidebar through the settings panel.
  • Option to change the Pokki acorn in the taskbar to the Windows logo
  • Can be enabled/disabled from the settings panel.
  • Improved recently used apps/programs listing in sidebar
  • Can be enabled/disabled from the settings panel.
  • Maximum number of items listed is defined by how many special shortcuts are enabled (previously was a set limit).
  • Improved clarity of button which opens the Windows Start Screen with new icon
  • Improved discoverability of Pokki configurable features
  • Settings are accessible from the menu interface (previously only by right clicking the acorn). This should help discoverability of it, especially on non-Windows 8.
  • Also added the option to jump to support and provide feedback.
  • Improved app/program search
  • Search is quicker.
  • Results are more accurate (ie. the item you’re really searching for is returned at the top of the results).
  • Increased search scope to include shortcuts to executables.
  • All apps/programs panel now includes all shortcuts
  • Previously only executable shortcuts were included. Now includes everything from the traditional “All Programs” list.
  • Improved readability of all items in the menu
  • Sidebar is wider, so the recently used programs are not truncated as often.
  • The names under the favorite apps are given more space, and double lines.
  • Entire menu is taller, and not as wide.
  • Increased grid size for favorites.
  • Improved truncation of item’s names in favorites panel.
  • Layout change for popular apps.
  • Ability to add a file or folder from the desktop to the favorites panel
  • Right click on any file or folder in Explorer and select “Add to Pokki Menu” and the item will appear in the Pokki favorites section of the menu.
  • What's Fixed
  • This release includes a number of fixes to the Pokki menu:
  • All apps/programs and control panel items sporadically disappear from the menu
  • Occasional inability to remove files and folders from favorites panel
  • Duplicate entries displayed in all apps/programs
  • Pokki acorn incorrectly renders when taskbar has multiple rows
  • Improved Pokki app small icon quality
  • Support for favorited items which are moved from their original location
  • Bottom part of button that opens the Windows Start Screen was not clickable after checking for updates



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