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Version history for SideSlide (Portable)

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Changes for v4.3.60 - v4.44

  • New and Changes
  • - New setting: "Backup on Save": Create a zip file backup in SideSlide's settings folder when using F8 to save the workspace.
  • - Use the Esc key to shrink an expanded container and to fold an unfolded one (when unfolded using double-click on its name label).
  • - The right-click menu option 'Copy Path' (to copy the shortcut's full path to the clipboard) now changes to "Copy Command" when right-clicking System Command shortcuts, and will copy the command instead of the path to Cmd.exe. In addition, it now changes into 'Copy URL' when right-clicking URL shortcuts.
  • - Copy Path/Command/URL menu command is now hidden when multiple shortcuts are selected.
  • - 'Open File Location' and 'Command Prompt' right-click menu commands now work with multiple selected shortcuts.
  • - Downgraded Setup program (Inno Setup) to generate smaller installation file, while also restoring the ability to install SideSlide on Windows XP.
  • Fixes
  • - Program crashed clicking the workspace when maximized on higher resolution monitors.
  • - Paste to container menu option (paste copied shortcut into a new container) could have placed the shortcut outside the visible area in the new container.
  • - Moving shortcuts with the keyboard (Ctrl+Arrow keys) would have launch the top most shortcut when using single click to start shortcuts.
  • - Disabled the option to drag System Command shortcuts to other shortcuts and vice versa.
  • - The Send To menu is now hidden when right-clicking System Command shortcuts.

Changes for v4.3.00 - v4.3.60

  • New and Changes
  • - Added Alt+O keyboard shortcut to open shortcuts' file location (target path). This keyboard shortcut is useful to open the path of shortcuts when using the Keyboard Launcher.
  • - Add Reminder dialog: The +/- buttons to add/subtract minutes to/from the time now change the reminder's time by 5 minutes (previously it was 10).
  • - You can now open multiple files from the Windows Explorer (Desktop, etc) with a shortcut within SideSlide by dragging the files from Explorer over the shortcut in the workspace.
  • Fixes
  • - Random program crash when expanding shrunken containers.
  • - Dragging a shortcut by its icon and dropping it on its own label moved the shortcut even when the workspace was locked for editing.
  • - Command line arguments help screen (running: "sideslide.exe /?") was incorrectly formated.
  • - Fixed "losing" the workspace (or, workspace becomes transparent) when changing resolution, screen orientation, moving the taskbar across the screen or connecting/disconnecting an external monitor (when Dock >> Size >> Normal is used). The workspace will now be centered so you can easily reposition it.

Changes for v4.2.90 - v4.3.00

  • - Completely redesigned Settings & Appearance Dialog. It's now much easier to review and change the program's settings by selecting the desired section from the list on the left-hand side of the dialog and then the options on the right-hand side.
  • - Refresh RSS using Shift + Left Click on the container title or icon (when the container is shrunk).

Changes for v4.2.80 - v4.2.90

  • New and Changes
  • - Multiple changes to containers' tooltip making this feature much more useful:
  • What it is: Container tooltips show up when the mouse hovers over the container icon when shrunk or title when folded to see information about items within the container (shortcuts, RSS headlines, notes, etc).
  • - The mouse handling tips on how to control the container with the mouse (expand, shrink, move, etc) have been moved to the bottom of the tooltip, and can now be completely hidden from the new drop down list on the right of the Tooltip check box in the Settings dialog.
  • - Switch to "Info" from the drop down list once you are familiar with the various ways of controlling containers with the mouse.
  • - Other misc. minor changes to the way the tips are displayed.
  • - New Themes: Dark Order/ Blue Order/ Techno Brown/ Techno Blue (including wallpapers, title-bar buttons and colors).
  • - New Color theme/buttons: Modern Dark.
  • - Removed legacy option/check-box "Expand to Center" from the Settings dialog for shrunken containers. Expand to Center is now the default.
  • - Other misc. minor dialog design changes and others.

Changes for v4.1.00 - v4.2.80

  • New and Changes
  • - Added a new right-click menu to the Lock/Unlock Workspace for Editing button (top right corner of the workspace, next to the Dock button). You can now select between locking the movement of all objects in the workspace or only shortcuts.
  • - Added setting "Start Web Search on Spacebar" under the Keyboard Navigation/Web Search section in the Settings dialog. Selecting this option will cause any input in the Keyboard Launcher that includes a space character to start a web search, as opposed to entering 's ' + search query. Omitting the space will look for workspace shortcuts instead.
  • - When a single shortcut is selected and it's inside a container, the container's name will be shown in square brackets (in the workspace title-bar). This is useful when using the Keyboard Launcher to find shortcuts that are inside shrunken containers.
  • - Added a new command to the shortcuts' right-click menu: "Command Prompt" below the "Open File Location" menu item. This will open the command prompt in the location of the shortcut's root folder.
  • - Added "Keyboard Launcher" menu item to the main workspace menu to show the keyboard launcher using the mouse.
  • - Added "What's New" link to the Container library dialog (performs the same action when leaving the search field empty and pressing enter/clicking the Go button)
  • - RSS News Feeds Subject Tracker: When a subject is found and an headline is highlighted, the RSS News Feed container small RSS icon (the icon drawn on top of the container icon to indicate it's an RSS container) will change into green, to indicate that subjects you are tracking were found, in case the container is shrunk when refreshed.
  • - RSS Viewer toolbar buttons are now at the top of the window and the RSS selector is the first item from the left (replacing the refresh button).
  • - Other misc. minor changes.
  • Fixes
  • - Launching shortcuts at startup from the #STARTUP container caused the workspace to collapse to a Large docking border size when Normal or Small were selected.
  • - The Target Path ("Start in") was ignored when adding shortcuts from the Windows Explorer (Desktop, etc) to the workspace.
  • - RSS Subject Tracker >> Add (to add a new subject to track) and other input dialogs didn't always accept all input.

Changes for v4.0.10 - v4.1.00

  • New and Changes
  • - Quick expression calculator Improvements:
  • - Continue the calculation after the result is shown.
  • - Improved calculation function and bug fixes.
  • - Added the ability to calculate powers (^).
  • - You can use a comma (,) instead of a dot in the expression.
  • - New setting "Speed Launch" under the General section in the Settings dialog: Select (default) to use the number keys to speed launch selected shortcuts; Deselect to use the number keys to start the expression calculator, in addition to entering the equal sign ('='). Use Ctrl+Number for Speed Launch when this setting is unselected.
  • - Tags listed under the Tags Menu and the Edit Tags dialog are now sorted alphabetically.
  • - The message asking whether to apply style settings or not when multiple shortcuts are selected has been replaced by a checkbox in the Shortcut Properties dialog.
  • - Added "Shortcut Properties" item to the 'Select Color' menu (in the shortcut mini-toolbar) that allows you to quickly open the Shortcut Properties dialog.
  • - New theme: Alien Planet.
  • - Other misc. minor changes.
  • Fixes:
  • - Problems preventing automatic selection of files/folders right after adding them to the workspace from the right-click menu (New >> File/Folder Shortcut).
  • - Wrongly positioning shortcuts with small icons after drag & drop.
  • - Problem that prevented the workspace from undocking when the mouse was over the docking border (when Normal and Small sizes were used).
  • - Trying to move around detached containers with the mouse could sometimes fail.
  • - Picture Preview and Slideshow didn't work with shortcuts with ".jpeg" extension (as opposed to ".jpg").

Changes for v4.0.01 - v4.0.10

  • - Added the ability to open files from Windows (Desktop, etc) by dragging and dropping them on top of shortcuts in the workspace. The file you want to open with a program that is already in SideSlide does no longer have to be in the workspace as well. Example: Add a shortcut to the workspace to Notepad++ and drag a text file from the desktop to the Notepad++ shortcut within SideSlide.
  • Reminder: This can also be done when both file and program are in the workspace by dragging a shortcut icon and dropping it on top of another shortcut name label (also works when dragging multiple shortcuts).
  • - Added the ability to use the number keys (0-9) with the Global Hotkey. Example: You can now select [Alt]+[1] (and many others) to be used as the Global Hotkey to show and hide the workspace using they keyboard.
  • - Added information to the "Open with..." confirmation that it can be disabled from the Settings dialog.
  • - Changed tooltip when dragging a shortcut to start with another in case multiple shortcuts are selected.
  • - Other misc. minor changes.
  • Fixes
  • - Some changes to the way the workspace indicates when it's in focus or not for keyboard input.
  • - Duplicate tags could sometimes be listed in the Edit Tags dialog.

Changes for v4.0.0 - v4.0.01

  • Fix for a bug introduced in SideSlide v4 related to displaying pictures in the workspace.

Changes for v4.0.00 Beta - v4.0.00 Beta 2

  • New and Changes
  • - See the change log for v4.0.00b below for a complete list of new features, changes and bug fixes.
  • Fixes:
  • Bugs introduced in the first beta:
  • - Reminders didn't work when one of the new docking bar sizes (Normal, Small) was selected and the workspace was tucked away.
  • - Crash when trying to pin a non-existing picture (when hovering over a picture file shortcut).
  • - Crash when pasting already existing shortcuts.
  • - The "Flash" setting was re-enabled when opening the Settings dialog.
  • - "Flash" remained enabled when switching from visible to invisible docking bar while size "Normal" was selected.
  • - "Fold effect" is now disabled when folding/unfolding containers by double-clicking the container name.
  • - Converting a picture to a shortcut will first check if a shortcut to that picture doesn't already exist in the workspace/container.
  • - Other misc. minor GUI related fixes.

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