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DisplayFusion Video RoundupDisplayFusion Video Roundup

March 30, 2010
DisplayFusion has been featured in a number of excellent YouTube videos, and I thought I would take some time today to highlight a few of them. This is not a complete list of all the videos about DisplayFusion, just a few randomly selected videos. I am not responsible for any of the content in these videos. Some of the videos are about older versions of DisplayFusion so the information may be a bit out of date, but I think they still have some useful tips. Enjoy!

TrayStatus 1.1 ReleasedTrayStatus 1.1 Released

March 22, 2010

I am very happy to announce the release of TrayStatus 1.1! This new version of TrayStatus fixes a few hard drive monitoring issues, and adds a handy Settings window, instead of editing an INI file by hand. Do you have a notebook or keyboard without a NumLock or CapsLock indicator light? Do you have a computer without a hard drive activity light? If so, then TrayStatus is for you. I recently purchased a notebook that had no indicator lights at all, and after a couple of weeks I got frustrated and created TrayStatus. TrayStatus can show you the following information in your taskbar's notification area (system tray):

  • Num Lock status
  • Caps Lock status
  • Scroll Lock status
  • Hard Drive activity (read or write) with current speed in a tooltip

If you need to show this information in your taskbar, download the new version of TrayStatus today!

DisplayFusion 3.1.8 Released!DisplayFusion 3.1.8 Released!

March 18, 2010

I am very happy to announce the release of DisplayFusion 3.1.8! Despite this being a small point release, it is jam-packed with new features and bug fixes. There's something for everyone! The official DisplayFusion Change Log contains a long, boring list of things that have changed, so I'll do my best to summarize the most exciting things here.

There are a pile of new features:

  • Added a "Don't snap windows while 'Shift' is pressed" option
  • Added a "Pause wallpaper changes while on battery power" option
  • Added a new HotKey and TitleBar Button: "Toggle Window Always on Top"
  • Added a new HotKey and TitleBar Button: "Move window to monitor #X"
  • Added a new HotKey and TitleBar Button: "Move all windows to monitor #X"
  • Vladstudio random image changer now chooses from all the images, not just the newest 100 images
  • Improved taskbar button dragging
  • Wallpaper and Settings windows now open on the monitor the mouse cursor is currently on
  • Wallpaper window now automatically re-sizes itself to fit on smaller resolution monitors (like netbooks)
  • Wallpaper images can now be scaled by a certain percent to enlarge or shrink the image
  • Added new options for middle-clicking taskbar buttons on the DisplayFusion taskbars

What a party! Of course, a new release wouldn't be complete without a generous helping of bug fixes as well. Let's take a look at some of the more important fixes:

  • Taskbar compatibility improvements: Stardock DeskScapes, Stardock WindowBlinds, Winamp, Microsoft Office 2007/2010
  • TitleBar Button compatibility improvements: Stardock DeskScapes, Stardock WindowBlinds, Trillian Astra, LogMeIn Hamachi, Google Chrome, Opera 10.50
  • TitleBar Buttons no longer disappear when partially hidden by another window
  • TitleBar Button glow effect is now much improved, no longer flickers (Windows 7, Vista)
  • Taskbar buttons no longer show double ampersands
  • Taskbar is correctly adjusted when another docked application is closed (no more gaps along the monitor edge)
  • Taskbar colour is now almost perfect when Windows Aero translucency is disabled
  • When a taskbar is set to auto-hide, the taskbar is now shown when a taskbar button starts flashing

I would encourage everyone to update to the new version today. If you are already a DisplayFusion Pro user, you have probably already downloaded and installed the new update automatically, because DisplayFusion Pro can do awesome things like that.

If you are using the Free version of DisplayFusion, and would like to help support the future development of DisplayFusion, please consider purchasing your very own DisplayFusion Pro license. It helps cover the cost of web hosting, bandwidth, development/testing/support time along with purchasing all of the crazy hardware needed to test DisplayFusion in different configurations.

Thanks everyone, and I hope you continue to enjoy DisplayFusion!

FileSeek 1.9.4 Released!FileSeek 1.9.4 Released!

March 1, 2010

I am very happy to announce the release of FileSeek 1.9.4! This release is mostly a bug-fix release, and contains a number of important fixes. The biggest change is the ability to select multiple results items and use the Windows Context Menu, as long as they are in the same folder. Line numbers are no longer shown when using an IFilter search, as the line numbers returned by the IFilter handlers are unfortunately never correct. The last bug-fix allows OpenOffice documents to be properly searched using an IFilter search. For some reason OpenOffice doesn't correctly register it's IFilter components correctly, so a work-around was necessary.

I would also like to let everyone know that you can get settings for the "Open with Other Application" context menu option from here:

These settings allow you to open a search result item to a specific line number, once the "Open with Other Application" item is configured. This is very helpful for anyone working with source code files, or any other document type where being able to quickly open a document to a specific location is important.

I would encourage everyone to update to the latest version of FileSeek today. Thanks everyone!

FileSeek 1.9.3 Released!FileSeek 1.9.3 Released!

February 4, 2010

After only 2 short weeks after the FileSeek 1.9.2 release I have decided to release a new version with a few minor changes. I received quite a bit of feedback regarding the changes to the file/folder name matching. In version 1.9.2 I added the ability to toggle file/folder name matches by query text or the "include files" filter. This added some long-needed and much requested flexibility, but it also added some complexity. I decided to put those options in the Settings window, not realizing how often people would need to toggle it. After some thought I have moved these options onto the main search window in the form of a dropdown list with 4 different options. This should make it easier for everyone to toggle these settings for each search, without adding too much interface clutter on the main window. I'd like to send out a big thanks to everyone who send me feedback and helped to design this new version. Thanks everyone!

FileSeek: Main Window

HashTools 1.3.1 Released!HashTools 1.3.1 Released!

February 4, 2010

I am very happy to announce the release of HashTools 1.3.1! This new version adds some extra options in the installer, like the ability to create desktop icons and create Windows context menu entries. It also adds full compatibility with Windows Vista and Windows 7, something that was long overdue. If you would like to see the full list of changes please visit the HashTools Change Log. I would encourage everyone who uses HashTools in Windows Vista and Windows 7 to update to the new version today. Thanks everyone!

DisplayFusion 3.1.7 Released!DisplayFusion 3.1.7 Released!

January 26, 2010

I am very happy to announce the release of DisplayFusion 3.1.7! This new version brings a pile of changes and bug fixes along with it. It has more changes than any version since the main 3.1 release almost 6 months ago. It brings with it a completely overhauled Wallpaper window, a new Compatibility tab in the Settings window and more Context Menu options when right-clicking on a DisplayFusion Taskbar.

Here are some of the large new features:

  • Window Snapping to other application windows (not just monitor edges)
  • Can show an optional monitor selector when dragging maximized windows
  • The new Compatibility tab in the Settings window can help you tweak DisplayFusion features on a per-application basis
  • 5 new languages come bundled with the installer, for a total of 10 installed languages
  • There are 5 new Advanced Settings for people who want a bit more tweakability

There are some changes to existing features as well:

  • The "Move Next/Previous" HotKeys now treat monitors in their logical order, not just the numeric order that Windows assigns
  • Right-clicking any of the TitleBar Buttons gives you access to the standard DisplayFusion Context Menu
  • All DisplayFusion windows now respond correctly when you press Enter or Esc, and important functions have a key accelerator assigned (Alt + key)
  • The random wallpaper changer can be paused automatically when a specific application is detected by using the new Compatibility tab

Of course, there are many important bug fixes as well:

  • Better Taskbar and TitleBar Button compatibility with a range of applications
  • Taskbar text rendering is much cleaner, and looks more like the Windows taskbar in Vista and Win7
  • Taskbar and TitleBar Buttons now supports hacked themes in Windows XP, Vista and Win7 (hacked uxtheme.dll)
  • DisplayFusion is much quicker to respond when a monitor is added or removed when re-adjusting wallpaper, taskbars... etc
  • Improved fullscreen application detection for pausing system hooks (if enabled)
  • Huge quality improvements in the TitleBar Button rendering when Font Scaling is enabled in Windows
  • System tray notification balloon text is no longer truncated incorrectly when displaying notification messages
  • Taskbar Preview Thumbnails now show the correct spreadsheet window with Excel 2003 and 2007

Believe it or not, there are still dozens of other fixes and enhancements that made it into this release as well. If you would like to see the full list of changes, please visit the DisplayFusion Change Log. I would like to send out a huge Thank You to everyone who helped with this new version. From the hundreds of people who submitted bug reports and feature requests, to the dozens of beta testers in the DisplayFusion Forum, to the dozens of people who contribute to one of DisplayFusion's 25 different language translations. This new version wouldn't have been possible without you!

Some of the new features are for DisplayFusion Pro users only, like the application window edge snapping. If you are currently a DisplayFusion Free user and would like to help support this application, I would encourage you to check out what the Pro version has to offer. With Multi-Monitor Taskbars, random wallpaper changers, and enhanced TitleBar Button and HotKey support, the $25 Pro version is worth every penny. But, of course, I'm biased so why not try it out for free with a 30 day trial license.

I would encourage everyone to update to the new version today to take advantage of the increased performance, stability and new features. Thanks everyone!

FileSeek 1.9.2 Released!FileSeek 1.9.2 Released!

January 25, 2010

I am very happy to announce the release of FileSeek 1.9.2! This release fixes a few long-standing issues, and adds some expanded search options. You can now treat your search query as a complete string (like all previous versions) or you can treat the query as words and find files that match any or all words. This new ability adds some much needed flexibility when searching files for multiple text strings. Another new addition is the "Search" tab in the Settings window. This adds a handful of new settings for configuring what will appear in the search results. For example, you can have filename matches appear that match the text query or the "include files" filter, or both. Previously, both matches were shown for filenames with no way to configure this. Here are a few more changes in this release:

  • Added "Search Modes" to allow searches to be treated as [AND] or [OR] with space separated words
  • Added a "Show Filename matches" and "Show folder name matches" to the Settings window
  • Added a "View Settings for Popular Applications" in the Settings window to help people use the "Other Application" setting

You can see the complete history of changes in the FileSeek Change Log. Thank you to everyone who submitted bug reports and helped to test this new release. Thanks everyone!

FileSeek: Main Window

ClipboardFusion 1.5.0 Released!ClipboardFusion 1.5.0 Released!

January 18, 2010

ClipboardFusion 1.5 has been released! After 2 long years since the last version was released, a new version was a bit overdue. This version adds a ton of new functionality and fixes a bunch of issues. Along with the new features and bug fixes, ClipboardFusion has received a face-lift and now shares common icons with my other applications (like DisplayFusion and FileSeek) for a consistent look-and-feel. Here are some of the new features that have been introduced in this version:

  • Added an option to ignore empty HTML tags ("<>") when scrubbing HTML tags
  • Added an option to play a sound when scrubbing (comes with a default sound, but can be set to any .wav file)
  • Added an option to replace matching text strings with other strings (ex: can replace the special quotes from MS Office with normal ASCII quotes)
  • Added an optional HotKey to scrub the clipboard
  • Added an optional HotKey to toggle automatic scrubbing on/off
  • Added the ability to not scrub text put on the clipboard by certain applications (specify the programs on the "Ignore Programs" tab)

If you would like to see the full list of changes, please visit the ClipboardFusion Change Log. Thanks everyone!


DisplayFusion Advanced SettingsDisplayFusion Advanced Settings

January 18, 2010

Did you know there are more than a dozen hidden settings that you can use to configure DisplayFusion that aren't available in Settings window? There are 4 settings just to control the appearance of the taskbar thumbnail preview windows. You can adjust their size, delay, animation behaviour and toggle the tooltips. If you are using 4 or more monitors, you may want to change the order that DisplayFusion treats your monitors. With the advanced settings you can change this order. You can find out more about these hidden settings on the DisplayFusion Advanced Settings page. These settings are recommended only for people who are comfortable using regedit to edit their registry. If that is you, I encourage you to see how you can fully customize DisplayFusion.