Actual Transparent Window Full Changelog

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[-] Fixed error
[*] Changes

Actual Transparent Window 8.9 (22.07.2016)
[+] The CFL command line switch is expanded with the ability to specify
    an arbitrary folder where the configuration files should be stored:

    ActualTransparentWindowCenter.exe CFL "<full_path_to_the_folder>"

[*] Overall stability is improved.

[*] Evaluation dialog has been restyled.

[*] Proper scaling in high DPI resolutions has been finally implemented for:

    - extra title buttons

    - Log window

    - program dialogs (About, Register, Check for Updates, etc.)

[-] Auto-detection of free space for extra title buttons worked incorrectly in
    high DPI resolutions for Windows Explorer and Microsoft Office windows.

[-] Some features stopped working in Skype windows after saving the
    Actual Transparent Window configuration.

[-] Windows 7+: Specific window settings with certain Window Caption criterion
    specified did not apply to Microsoft Management Console windows (Event
    Viewer, Task Scheduler, Disk Manager, etc.).

[-] Intuit QuickBooks windows hung for a while after right clicking the extra
    title buttons.

Actual Transparent Window 8.8.2 (06.05.2016)
[*] Configuration: Navigation pages now display a tooltip with the full caption
    text over their header if the caption text does not fit the header visible

[-] Configuration: With large interface font size (either set manually in the
    User Interface settings or generated automatically because of a high
    screen DPI resolution), navigation page captions did not fit the headers.
Actual Transparent Window 8.8.1 (29.04.2016)
[!] Windows 10: False-positive SmartScreen warning about setup file corruption
    is finally remedied.

Actual Transparent Window 8.8 (31.03.2016)
[!] Configuration: List of specific Window Settings has been removed from
    the Window Settings navigation tree. Now, you can edit certain
    Specific Window settings item in a separate window that can be opened
    in the following ways:

    - double click the required item in the Specific Settings list

    - select the required item in the Specific Settings list and press Enter

    - use the Edit Window Rule command in either the toolbar or the context menu
      of the Specific Settings list

    Known issues (subject to fix in the future updates):

    1) the multi-editing of several specific settings does now work as before

    2) there is no way to adjust the natural order of specific settings

[!] Configuration: Global Options subitems have been removed from
    the Window Settings navigation tree and transformed into tabs of the Global
    Options detail panel.

[+] Configuration: Back/Forward buttons have been added into each Configuration
    window to provide the navigation through the user interface panels like in
    web browsers.

[*] Configuration: Undo/Redo commands now track the changes separately for each

[-] If both "Transparent while inactive" and "Transparent while mouse-hovering"
    options were enabled, the transparency level did not restore to
    "While inactive" value after moving the mouse out of a window.
Actual Transparent Window 8.7 (04.02.2016)
[!] The navigation panel in the main Configuration window has been replaced.

[!] Configuration: Global options of window settings (like title buttons skin,
    window menu items order, pre-defined window sizes, etc.) have been moved
    from the Options category to the Window Settings category in the main
    Configuration window.

[+] Configuration: Ability is added to select all items in the lists with
    multi-selection allowed by pressing the Ctrl-A hotkey. As this key
    combination was reserved for adding a new item to a list, the New Item
    hotkey has been changed to Ctrl-N.

[*] Configuration: Hotkey combinations for list operations have been unified
    for all list-editing panels:

    Ins, Ctrl-N       - add new item
    Del, Ctrl-D       - delete selected item
    F5                - copy selected item
    Ctrl-=, Ctrl-Num+ - enable all items (where available)
    Ctrl--, Ctrl-Num- - disable all items (where available)
    Ctrl-A            - select all items (where available)

[*] Configuration: Confirmation request for the Delete Item operation has been
    removed in all list-editing panels. If you accidentally removed the needed
    item - you can click the Undo button in the bottom-left corner of the main
    Configuration window or press the Undo hotkey (Ctrl-Z by default).

[*] Configuration: The flickering has been reduced significantly when resizing
    either the Configuration windows themselves or their internals.

[*] Windows 10: Hotkeys now work in Metro apps.

[*] Windows 10: Extra title buttons now work in the Edge web browser (and
    probably other Metro apps).

[*] Configuration: Separate Window Settings windows now retain their position
    and size when you open them again.

[-] Office 2013+: Extra title buttons overlapped the standard ones.

[-] Outlook 2016 window dropped the transparency applied at startup.

[-] In some cases, extra title buttons did not redraw in the Aero visual theme.

[-] Installer: The uninstaller popped up interactive dialog requests even if it
    had been launched with /SILENT or /VERYSILENT command line option.

[-] Configuration: Minimized windows did not restore on clicking
    the notification area icon or pressing the Configure hotkey.

Actual Transparent Window 8.6.1 (20.11.2015)
[*] Overall stability is improved.

[*] Buttons on the "Tools - Control Center" panel are made more usable.

Actual Transparent Window 8.6 (06.10.2015)
[+] Now you can suspend/resume Actual Transparent Window via command line using
    the following syntax, respectively:

    ActualTransparentWindowCenter.exe suspend

    ActualTransparentWindowCenter.exe resume

[*] If Actual Transparent Window was installed into a trusted location (such as
    "Program Files" folder) using administrative privileges and then used under
    non-privileged user account, Actual Transparent Window update installer now
    warns that it must be run as administrator to update the installation in
    a trusted location.

[-] If a Remote Desktop Client window was open full-screen and then was switched
    back to windowed mode, extra title buttons did not appear in the title bar.

Actual Transparent Window 8.5.3 (19.09.2015)
[!] On some combinations of video hardware and drivers
    Actual Transparent Window crashed at startup.

Actual Transparent Window 8.5.1 (04.09.2015)
[-] On some hardware configurations, Actual Transparent Window crashed
    at startup.

Actual Transparent Window 8.5 (26.08.2015)
[-] Windows 10: Numerous fixes for extra title buttons:

    - size was calculated incorrectly

    - used button glyphes were of improper color

    - Compact View window looked wrong

    - detecting free place for extra buttons worked wrong

[!] Windows 10 known issues (subject to fix in the next updates):

    - extra title buttons do not work in Microsoft Edge web browser

    - extra title buttons look wrong in applications with non-standard title
      color (like Photos, Windows Mail)

    - hotkeys do not work in Metro apps

    - extra menu commands do not appear in Metro apps

    - gradual Compact View does not work in Metro apps

Actual Transparent Window 8.4 (27.05.2015)
[+] Automatic detection of free place for extra title bar buttons is added in:

    - popular web browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox;

    - Microsoft Office applications (since Office 2007);

    - Windows Explorer (since Windows 8).

    This feature should prevent the overlapping of extra title bar buttons
    provided by Actual Transparent Window with standard controls available
    in a window (like standard buttons, browser tabs, New Tab button, etc.).

[+] Automatic gradual Compact View is added for extra title bar buttons:
    now the buttons are getting hidden/shown 1-by-1 if there is not enough
    (or enough again) place in the title bar to show the full list of enabled
    extra buttons. When some buttons get hidden, the special Compact View button
    automatically appears on the left of remained buttons: click on this button
    will display the currently hidden buttons.

[-] Sometimes running programs might crash after unloading Actual Transparent Window.

[-] The bug prevented NuSphere PhpEd 15 debugger from starting is fixed.

[-] Magix products (Movie Edit, Music Maker) stopped responding during loading.

Actual Transparent Window 8.3 (15.04.2015)
[!] The overall support of high screen DPIs is improved.

[*] Last used path is saved in the Configuration Backup/Restore dialogs.

[-] Windows 8/8.1: Title buttons didn't change their color on mouse hovering.

[-] The multi-selection of specific window settings got broken.

Actual Transparent Window 8.2.2 (01.11.2014)
[-] Windows disappeared after minimizing/restoring them on the taskbar button

[-] If the compact view for title buttons was on, sometimes the popup toolbar
    appeared behind the main window.

Actual Transparent Window 8.2.1 (24.10.2014)
[*] Title buttons compact mode now works correctly in systems with right-to-left
    languages (like Arabic or Hebrew).

[-] Title buttons in compact mode were positioned incorrectly
    in the following cases:

    - in Windows 7 and later with the Aero visual theme activated

    - with vertical shift applied

    - when maximizing/restoring a window where the compact mode was activated
      automatically (i.e. the window's title in normal state was too narrow
      to embrace the full list of buttons)

Actual Transparent Window 8.2 (22.09.2014)
[!] The Configuration Module now can run multiple windows at once.

    For example, you can open several Window Settings windows using the
    "Manage window settings" title button (separate window for each settings).

    When several configuration windows are open at once, changes made within
    a particular window are isolated there until you click the Apply button
    in that window.

[!] Changes made in the Default Window Settings now are propagated automatically
    to all existing specific window settings (provided that the old value
    was the same in both Default and particular specific settings).

[+] Quick Setup wizard is added. It allows to tune up quickly the most
    frequently used features (according to collected and analyzed usage
    statistics) without diving into details.

[+] Compact mode for extra title buttons is now available: it displays the small
    narrow button instead of the full list of active buttons.

    Click on this button expands the list of active buttons so they can be used
    as usual. Second click on this button or click somewhere else collapses the
    list of active buttons so they do not block the view (this can be especially
    useful in non-standard windows like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox).

    The compact mode activates either automatically (when the extra buttons
    do not fit the title bar) or it can be set permanently for particular
    windows in the Window Settings options (see the "Title Buttons - Options"

[+] In addition to a right click on extra title buttons, now you can hold
    the left mouse button on them for some time to invoke their extended
    abilities (like context menus or special dialogs).

[*] Compatibility with Windows 8.1 Service Pack 1 has been improved.

[*] Manage Window Settings button is a regular button now: it can be enabled
    or disabled in window settings on a per-window basis as any other button.

[*] The window invoked by the "Copy Settings from..." command now does not
    display the target Window Settings item.

[-] Downloaded setups of newer versions were installed automatically even if
    the automatic updates were disabled (which prevented the rolling back to
    any previous version if a newer version setup was available).

[-] In some cases extra title buttons in Microsoft Word 2013 might disappear.

[-] Extra title buttons did not work in Autodesk Design Review 2013.

[-] Extra title buttons did not appear in X1 Search.

[-] NuSphere PhpEd 12 crashed when trying to scroll the File Explorer view.

[-] Unloading 1st Clock right after restoring from hibernation
    made Windows Explorer hung.

[-] Canceling the download in the "Check for Updates" dialog caused an error.

[-] Pressing Enter in the "Check for Updates" dialog after the download was
    started caused the restart of downloading.

Actual Transparent Window 8.1.4 (10.04.2014)
[*] German translation is revised.

[-] Windows XP/Vista: Command prompt windows launched after starting
    Actual Transparent Window remained unprocessed.

Actual Transparent Window 8.1.3 (20.03.2014)
[*] Incompatibility with Mikrotik's Winbox windows is fixed.

[-] Adobe Acrobat Standard X/XI crashed upon trying to start a new scan.

Actual Transparent Window 8.1.2 (04.03.2014)
[+] Ability to specify file masks (using the "*" and "?" symbols)
    for the Program target window criterion is added.

[*] Additional title buttons are now compatible with Stardock WindowFX.

[*] Compatiblity with Agnitum Outpost Security Suite is restored.

[*] Compatibility with Foxit PDF Reader is improved.

[-] Windows 8/8.1: Internet Explorer 11 closed immediately when running
    in Metro mode.

[-] In some cases opening a new window of Internet Explorer 11 also opened
    additional unwanted IE window.

[-] Adobe Flash Installer crashed after clicking the Quit button
    if Actual Transparent Window was running.

[-] In some cases changing Actual Transparent Window language made some of
    additional title buttons and window menu commands disappear.

Actual Transparent Window 8.1.1 (31.01.2014)
[!] Sometimes running programs might crash after unloading
    Actual Transparent Window.

[-] Some kinds of windows stopped working correctly when extended by
    Actual Transparent Window (in particular, windows of the Investor/RT app).

Actual Transparent Window 8.1 (22.01.2014)
[+] Now it is possible to specify the default location of configuration files
    via command line: run "ActualTransparentWindowCenter.exe CFL 1|2|3|-", where

    1 - program installation folder
    2 - "Application Data" folder in the All Users user profile
    3 - "Application Data" folder in the current user profile (default)
    - - remove the value from the Registry

[+] Sending of collected usage statistics is added.

[*] Check for Updates options are moved into separate panel in the Options page.

[*] Now it is possible to open the Check for Updates options from
    the Check for Updates window.

[*] Now it is possible to restore the lost registration code from
    the Registration dialog.

[-] Windows 8/8.1: Running programs in "Windows XP/Vista compatibility" mode
    made them hung at startup.

[-] Flash Player running in the Firefox Plugin Container consumed system
    resources constantly.

[-] Unloading 1st Clock made Windows Explorer hung.

[-] Zoom screen sharing utility worked improperly when Actual Transparent Window
    was running.

[-] Google Chrome crashed when Actual Transparent Window tried to display
    tooltips for its title buttons.

[-] Windows 7+: Title buttons did not appear in:

    - Remote Desktop Client
    - Steam client
    - Spotify

[-] Flickering of title buttons in MS PowerPoint 2010 windows is reduced.

[-] Windows 7+: The "Program" target window criterion did not work in console

[-] Automatic update always downloaded the latest available setup file
    from the server no matter it was already downloaded or not.

Actual Transparent Window 8.0.3 (14.09.2013)
[-] After downloading the update, setup did not run after clicking on the
    tray balloon "Click here to install it right now" message if the
    "Load at startup" option was enabled.

Actual Transparent Window 8.0.2 (30.08.2013)
[-] With larger size of system dialog font, registration codes were cut down
    after pasting into the Registration dialog so that the program could not
    recognize them as valid codes.

[-] Installer froze for 10 seconds after copying the files.

Actual Transparent Window 8.0.1 (19.08.2013)
[-] Uninstallation did not work because of the "DLL not found" error.

Actual Transparent Window 8.0 (15.08.2013)
[!] Beginning from the version 8.0, the Licensing Policy changes: now you must
    purchase as many copies of the program as many users will use the program
    simultaneously. There is no limit on the number of computers the program
    can be installed on and registered with the same registration code as long
    as the number of simultaneous users is less than or equal to the number of
    purchased copies. For more information, please refer to the license.txt
    document in the program's installation folder or visit this page.

[!] Beginning from the version 8.0, the Upgrade Policy changes: now purchasing
    the registration code grants you the Free Upgrades Subscription for a
    certain period (a year). During this period, you are eligible to get any
    new versions of the program for free. After this period expires, you will
    have to purchase another registration code to prolong the Free Upgrades
    Subscription (in case you want to do so). Otherwise, you can continue to
    use the last actual version of the program, it will remain registered
    and fully functional.

[+] Support of child windows within multi-document interface (MDI) applications
    is added. The most well-known example of such windows are Microsoft Excel
    workbooks. However, because of speciality of such windows some window
    actions cannot be applied to them, and others work differently than for
    usual top-level windows (for more information, please refer to User Manual).

[+] Korean language is added (translation provided by pCsOrI).

[+] AutoUpdate is finally available. Now, Actual Transparent Window not only
    checks for a new version but also downloads and installs it automatically.

[+] Collection of usage statistics is added. When enabled, it is keeping record
    of any window manipulation you undertake in a special log file.

    Collection of usage statistics is enabled by default. If you encounter any
    problems with it then you can disable it in the "Options - General" panel.

    Otherwise, please keep it enabled for a sufficient time (at least several
    days) to let Actual Transparent Window collect enough statistical data. Then,
    please send us your configuration using the Send to Tech Support button in
    the "Tools - Configuration" panel. This will help us analyze and better
    understand the preferences and needs of our users and improve our products
    more consciously and purposefully.

[*] Dutch translation is revised.

[-] Title buttons did not appear in Bluebeam Revu windows.

Actual Transparent Window 7.5.1 (12.04.2013)
[-] Windows x64: In some environments, memory might leak gradually in the
    Control Center.

Actual Transparent Window 7.5 (25.03.2013)
[!] Global system hooks are replaced with the hooks local for each process.
    This should fix some known compatibility problems (e.g. with Lotus Notes,
    Adobe Acrobat) and also improve the overall stability.

[*] Hotkeys now work in applications (mostly, video games) that use DirectInput
    to provide keyboard/mouse control (e.g. Elder Scrolls: Skyrim,
    Battlefield 3, etc.).

[-] Windows 7: If Internet Explorer is already open, launching a new instance
    of it opened an unwanted extra window.

[-] The bottom of title buttons was clipped in JRiver Media Center window.

Actual Transparent Window 7.4.3 (19.02.2013)
[*] Compatibility with MAXQDA is improved.

[-] In some cases specific window settings did not apply to 64-bit applications
    (e.g. Waterfox).

Actual Transparent Window 7.4.2 (05.02.2013)
[*] Compatibility with PTC products (Creo, Windchill, Arbortext, Mathcad,
    Integrity) is improved.

[*] Program dialogs now look correct in the systems with the right-to-left
    writing language installed (like Hebrew, Arabic, etc.).

Actual Transparent Window 7.4.1 (31.12.2012)
[+] The ability to toggle the logging on-the-fly in the Log window is added.

[+] The ability to open the Configuration window for certain window settings
    or an exclusion by double-clicking its entry in the Log window is added.

[*] Compatibility with Adobe Premiere is improved.

[*] Title buttons now look correct in the systems with the right-to-left writing
    language installed (like Hebrew, Arabic, etc.).

Actual Transparent Window 7.4 (18.12.2012)
[*] Windows 7: The ability to start Actual Transparent Window at the end of
    the installation is restored.

[*] Additional title buttons work correct in Mozilla Thunderbird 17.

[*] Compatibility with JRiver Media Center 18 is finally fixed.

[-] SURFCAM 6 crashed in some cases.

[-] If there were hotkey combinations already by the system, other hotkey
    combinations might work incorrectly.

[-] Control keys (e.g. Backspace) were blocked while editing file names in the
    Configuration window.

Actual Transparent Window 7.3 (22.11.2012)
[*] Compatibility with the following programs is restored:

    - Logitech SetPoint
    - WordPerfect 12

[*] Compatibility with the following programs is improved:

    - SmartDraw 12
    - HTML-Kit Tools

[*] Windows 8: Look of title buttons is improved.

[*] Additional title buttons are now available in JRiver Media Center.

[-] Language Bar's context menu disappeared immediately after popping up.

[-] In some cases, on 64-bit systems some windows might display their caption
    text in Chinese.

[-] The "&" symbol did not displayed in window captions.

[-] Tooltips disappeared in Microsoft Office 2007 and higher.

[-] Title buttons appeared on fullscreen GOM Media Player.

Actual Transparent Window 7.2 (16.08.2012)
[!] The library file atwemb64.dll is built using another compiler so we expect
    the increased stability on 64-bit systems (especially on Windows 7 and
    Windows 8).

Actual Transparent Window 7.1 (07.07.2012)
[+] Italian language is added (translation provided by Davide Pari).

[*] Compatibility with Windows 8 Release Preview is improved:

    - correct work with 64-bit Internet Explorer and administrative tools
    - correct size and look of the additional title buttons

[*] Compatibility with NVIDIA nView is improved.

[*] In the Aero visual theme, now it's possible to resize a window
    when the mouse is over additional title buttons.

[-] Trying to select several Window Settings items in the left panel and delete
    them resulted in the deletion of a single item only.

Actual Transparent Window 7.0 (13.03.2012)
[!] Configuration window has been revamped.

[*] Compatibility with Windows 8 Consumer Preview is improved.

[*] Compatibility with Windows Snipping Tool is improved.

[*] Compatibility with TechSmith's Snagit is improved.

[*] Compatibility with GOM Media Player is improved.

[*] Compatibility with Gyazo is improved.

[*] The "C" command line option has been modified: now it expects a fully
    qualified name of a folder that contains alternative configuration files
    to load.

[-] In some rare cases, window settings did not re-apply after modification.

[-] Crashes in dwm.exe happened occasionally.

[-] In some cases, Control Center might crash upon reloading the configuration.

[-] When launching Actual Transparent Window after Stardock DeskScapes,
    Windows Explorer crashed or became unstable.

[-] With Actual Transparent Window running, capturing a video in TechSmith's
    Jing made it crash upon closing.

[-] Title buttons did not appear in the Windows Media Center window.

[-] Additional commands did not appear in the Windows Media Center window menu
    after switching its window back from full-screen.

[-] After unghosting a window with the "Unghost temporarily" key combination,
    the window could not be ghosted back.

[-] Configuration windows stayed out of sight when they were located
    on a secondary monitor and the monitor got disabled.

Actual Transparent Window 6.7.2 (22.11.2011)
[-] Sometimes the dwm.exe process crashed.

Actual Transparent Window 6.7.1 (11.11.2011)
[-] Title buttons did not update their placement in Mozilla Firefox 7 windows
    after maximizing/restoring a window.

[-] In some cases, console windows might hung for some time at startup.

[-] Some Configuration windows (like Select Window from List, Test Regexp)
    did not return into a visible area after their last monitor was

[-] Sometimes, empty match lines appeared in the Test Regexp results.

Actual Transparent Window 6.7 (21.10.2011)
[+] Norwegian language is added (translation provided by Stale Pedersen).

[+] Ability is added to toggle the "Run the library from the installation
    folder" option via program's command line (use the L+/L- command line option
    to turn this option on/off, accordingly; by default, this option is off).

[*] Window rules (specifics and exclusions) are now compatible with windows of
    Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.

[*] Compatibility with many Adobe products is improved (however, some functions
    may be unavailable yet).

[*] Compatibility with Mindjet's MindManager is improved.

[*] Compatibility with TechSmith's SnagIt is improved.

[*] Tracking of window caption changes is improved (in particular, for own
    Actual Transparent Window configuration dialogs).

[*] Title buttons look and behave correctly in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

[-] Microsoft Excel 2007/2010 crashed after opening/closing the Chart Source
    Data dialog.

[-] Various Adobe products (like Photoshop, Flash, InDesign, Dreamweaver,
    Fireworks, Illustrator) crashed upon exiting.

[-] Autodesk Softimage hung at startup if Actual Transparent Window was running.

[-] Title buttons' glow effect looked wrong with non-standard values of
    Screen DPI.

[-] If a window was made always-on-top, it did not reset to a normal state
    after unloading Actual Transparent Window.

Actual Transparent Window 6.6 (01.08.2011)
[+] Indonesian language is added (translation provided by Elda Taluta).

[*] Windows Vista/7: When installing a new version, special system mechanism
    is used to avoid the reboot after updating program's runtime library.

[-] Windows Vista/7: Sometimes Actual Transparent Window caused Desktop Window
    Manager's crash.

Actual Transparent Window 6.5.1 (11.07.2011)
[-] Console windows hung for 5 seconds after launching.

Actual Transparent Window 6.5 (25.05.2011)
[*] Compatibility with the fullscreen mode of Adobe Flash Player is improved.

[*] The look of a single title button in Aero is improved.

[-] Crashes of skinned Media Monkey windows are fixed.

[-] Edit boxes for time delays worked incorrect with large values.

Actual Transparent Window 6.4 (11.02.2011)
[+] The ability to backup/restore the configuration is added (see
    the Backup/Restore commands in the File submenu).

[+] The ability to undo/redo made changes in the main Configuration window
    is added (see the Undo/Redo commands in the Actions submenu).

[*] The look of extra title buttons is improved in Aero theme.

[*] The separate Start/Stop Actual Transparent Window hotkeys
    are replaced with the single Toggle Actual Transparent Window hotkey.

Actual Transparent Window 6.3 (19.11.2010)
[+] The glow effect when hovering the extra title buttons with the mouse pointer
    in Aero visual theme is added.

[+] Title buttons' skins for the Black and Silver Office 2007 styles are added.

[+] The option to select which kind of click (single or double) on the program's
    tray icon is used to launch the Configuration is added.

[*] The ability to make the taskbar transparent by creating certain specific
    settings is restored.

[*] Multiple Specific settings can be selected in several ways:

    - by pressing and holding the left mouse button and dragging
      the "rubber frame" over desired items
    - by holding the Shift key and clicking on some item above/below
      the selected one
    - by holding the Shift key and pressing the Up/Down keys

[*] Specific Settings list and Exclusions list do not display the value
    of criterion (class, caption, program) for a certain item if the criterion
    in this item is disabled.

[*] Configuration panels can be scrolled with the mouse wheel.

[-] Title buttons did not work in Office 2010 64-bit edition.

[-] Title buttons disappeared after moving a window to secondary monitor on
    some display configurations.

[-] If the Configuration window was closed on a secondary monitor and then
    the monitor had been unplugged - the Configuration window had not returned
    into a visible desktop area.

Actual Transparent Window 6.2 (04.08.2010)
[+] Support of regular expressions has been added for the Window Caption

[-] Title buttons did not appear in MS Office 2010 applications.

[-] Title buttons interfered with the tabs dragging in Google Chrome under
    Windows 7.

[-] At the high load on the system (with dozens of windows opened at once),
    the program began to consume too much graphic resources under Windows 7 x64.

Actual Transparent Window 6.1 (03.06.2010)
[+] The button to invoke the Context Help in the Options window has been added.

[+] The ability to set a delay before making an inactive window transparent
    is added.

[+] The ability to create specific window settings from the Windows Monitoring
    Log window is added.

[*] Administrative tools (like Regedit, Event Viewer, etc.) are now extended
    in Vista/7.

[*] Support of console windows under Windows 7 is improved.

[*] The default key combination for the Make Transparent window action has been
    changed to Win+Y instead of Win+T because of a conflict with the Windows 7
    reserved hotkey.

[*] Separate Configuration dialog opened for certain window settings
    now displays the name of settings being edited.

[*] The multi-selection editing mode is significantly accelerated for large
    quantities of selected window settings.

[-] Title buttons were drawn incorrectly in windows using right-to-left

Actual Transparent Window 6.0 (12.02.2010)
[!] The console windows support is available on Windows 7.

[!] Checking for updates online by contacting Actual Tools website and
    retrieving information about latest version available has been added.
    The check process can be launched either automatically with the defined
    period (daily, weekly, monthly) or manually by pressing the Check Now
    button (see the "Check for Updates" group in the General Options panel).

[+] All executable files (including setups) are digitally signed.

[+] The option to prevent running the library from the %Temp% folder has been
    added (see the "Run the library from the installation folder" option in the
    "Control Center Options" group).

[+] The Transparency and Ghost features are available for console windows
    on any version of Windows starting from Windows 2000 and up to Windows 7.

[+] New hotkey combinations to suspend/resume the Control Center
    (Ctrl+Alt+Num-/Ctrl+Alt+Num+ by default, respectively) have been added.
    Please note that they are disabled by default.

[*] Tracking of window caption changes has been improved.

[*] Now if the "Transparent when inactive" option is enabled for some window
    the window won't become transparent if it loses focus because of its child
    window appearance (i.e. you still continue to work with the same application
    so that it remains active in whole).

[-] The problem with the not responding Control Center while logging off is

[-] Intermittent crashes of Control Center after reboot are fixed.

[-] The intermittent crashes of applications written in Visual Basic have been

[-] Title buttons looked and placed incorrectly in non-standard screen DPIs
    (e.g. if the "Large fonts" option was enabled).

[-] After minimizing and then restoring Photoshop CS4 there was a redundant set
    of title buttons.

[-] The bug with the blurred title buttons in Windows Explorer windows under
    Vista Aero has been fixed.

[-] Crash of some programs (e.g. WinZip 14 Professional) when using system
    menu commands has been fixed.

Actual Transparent Window 5.4 (09.07.2009)
[-] The bug is fixed: in full screen applications (like games) title buttons
    were though invisible but still active and responded to mouse clicks.

Actual Transparent Window 5.3 (31.03.2009)
[+] The Description field is added for Exclusions.

[*] The amount of consumed Windows graphics resources is decreased
    significantly (this prevents the resource exhaustion when too many windows
    stay open).

[*] The option to make additional title buttons Office 2007-like is added.

[*] Now hotkeys in active window work even if it has no title bar.

[*] Now Configuration windows remember their Maximized state between sessions.

[-] The bug in Configuration user interface with non-disappearing horizontal
    scroll bar is fixed.

[-] Now the additional title buttons and system window menu items work
    as expected in Windows Live Mail.

[-] The crash of Windows Vista Snipping Tool, when closing it, is fixed.

Actual Transparent Window 5.2 (14.10.2008)
[*] Now the title buttons look fully native under Windows Vista Aero.
[*] Now you can cancel the changes of Target Window edit fields made with
    the Window Finder by pressing the Escape key.
[*] Now the window settings commands (like "Modify applied settings", "Create
    new specific settings", "Exclude this window") open the specially
    designed light-weight Configuration dialog containing the subject settings
[*] The overall stability is improved when running on Windows x64.
[-] The bug caused the Explorer crash when trying to delete files under
    Windows Vista/2008 x64 is fixed.
[-] No more crashes of NoteZilla when closing its Preferences dialog.
[-] Extra title buttons are again displayed correctly in the
    title bar of IncrediMail XE.

Actual Transparent Window 5.1 (15.05.2008)
[+] Now you can edit multiple specific settings at once in the Configuration
    Module (use Ctrl+ to select several items).
[-] Now extra title buttons don't appear in the fullscreen mode of
    Microsoft Word 2003/2007.
[-] The compatibility with applications written in Visual Basic is improved
    (in particular, with WorkCentrics and NCSS 2007).

Actual Transparent Window 5.0 (16.01.2008)
[!] The full support on native 64-bit applications running on any Windows x64
    platform is added.
[!] Now the Control Center automatically defines the order of specific
    settings considering their preference rank (this order affects the process
    of selecting a proper rule for a certain window). See the
    "Principles of Operation -> Preference Rank" article in program's Help
    for more information.
[+] Now it's possible to use almost any key when specifying a hotkey
[+] Now you can provide a custom skin path relative to
    Actual Transparent Window's installation folder.
[+] Now it's possible to double-click an item in the list of "Copy Settings
    from..." window to auto-select this item and close the window.
[+] Now it's possible to sort the list of specific settings and the list of
    exclusions by clicking on their column headers.
[*] Both Control Center's and Configuration Module's memory consumption
    is optimized.
[*] In the Configuration window time units are changed from milliseconds to
    seconds so now it's possible to provide fractional values for time delays
    (e.g. 0.2 seconds, 1.7 seconds etc.).
[*] Now the "Enable logging" option can be turned on/off via tray icon's menu and
    the log window is independent of the logging status so the log contents can
    be viewed any time.
[*] The "Manage Window Settings" menu is renamed and slightly redesigned.
[*] The overall stability of "Send Configuration" commands is improved.
[-] The compatibility is improved with the following applications/windows:
    - Windows Vista Start Menu user picture (doesn't turns black if transparent)
    - Xfire 1.81 (now it correctly minimizes to tray)
[-] The constant CPU utilization by the Configuration Module application
    is fixed.
[-] Crashes of Sysinternals Process Explorer and Microsoft IntelliPoint when
    using the Window Finder are fixed.
[-] The bug caused sometimes the "green-filled" desktop appearance in
    Vista Aero is fixed.
[-] Now the title bar double-click is correctly handled in Office 2007
[-] The custom skin drawing procedure is fixed: now it correctly handles the
    fully transparent background.
[-] The bug caused "black windows" problem (e.g. with Windows Vista Sidebar)
    is fixed.
[-] The bug of absense of title buttons in Remote Desktop Client is fixed:
    now extra buttons are correctly displayed when Remote Desktop Client is
    launched in full-screen mode and then switched to window mode.
[-] Now the "Unghost temporarily" key combination is checked exactly as
    specified (in previous versions there was an ability to press any extra keys
    but the combination was still considered as valid).
[-] Now Configuration window's status bar doesn't cut long hint strings.
[-] The incompatibility of the "Send Configuration -> Send to the Tech Support"
    command and Microsoft Outlook is fixed.

Actual Transparent Window 4.5 (20.06.2007)
[!] Windows Monitoring Log tool is added into the Control Center. It allows
    detecting newly appeared windows and check, which window rule has been
    applied in each particular case. Now you can easily solve any configuration
    ambiguities and detect properties of short-living windows (like tool tips,
    popup menus etc.). Be careful using this feature: turned on it may slow down
    your system!
[+] The ability to hide the mouse pointer, while it is floating over the
    specific window, is added.
[+] The ability to copy settings from a selected window rule to others is added.
[+] The new hotkeys are added:
    - "Reapply settings" action (Win+F5 by default)
    - Configuration Module's launch (Win+C by default)
    - "Unhide" submenu that shows the list of currently minimized/hidden
      windows (Win+H by default)
[+] Now the hotkey status is displayed in the "Hotkeys" panel of the "Options"
    window: when defining a new key combination, you can see, if the defined
    combination is already in use with another application or assigned to
    another action.
[+] The on-the-fly transparency setting is added: when right-clicking the
    "Make Transparent" title button, the slider control appears instead of the
    context menu with predefined values; while dragging this slider, the
    transparency level is being changed immediately, thus allowing a quicker
    and easier choice of desired appearance.
[+] Now the balloon tip is shown over the Control Center's tray icon at first
    start after the installation.
[+] Translation to the Dutch language is added (thanks to Onno Verschoor).
[*] The internal mechanism of hotkeys processing is significantly improved.
[*] The options structure is redesigned: new "Triggers" and "Actions" grouping
    nodes are added.
[*] The "Hide Configuration Module while using Window Finder" option has been
    moved from General to User Interface.
[*] Title buttons appearance in Windows Vista is improved.
[-] The "orphaned title buttons" bug in Windows Vista is fixed:
    sometimes title buttons used to get detached from their owner window and
    stuck on the desktop.
[-] Compatibility conflicts are solved with:
    - Quattro Pro X3 menus
    - GrabIt internal windows
    - MS Office XP CTFMON.EXE service
    - X-NetStat application
[-] Now the "Configure..." item of Control Center tray icon's context menu
    is displayed correctly in Windows Vista.
[-] Transparency effect conflicts are solved with:
    - CDArtdisplay application
    - Emerge Desktop application
    - Windows Vista Start button
[-] Title buttons now work properly in PowerPoint 2007.
[-] Title buttons' behavior in Outlook 2007 is improved.

Actual Transparent Window 4.4 (16.04.2007)
[!] The long-awaited feature of "smart saving" is added: now only relevant
    windows will re-apply their settings when the configuration has been saved.
[+] The ability is added to adjust the font used by the Configuration Module
    (refer to the "User Interface" property sheet in the "Options" window).
[+] The ability is added to turn on smooth transitions between different
    transparency levels (refer to the "Make Transparent Action" property sheet
    in the "Options" window).
[+] The ability is added for the "Send Configuration to Tech Support" main menu
    command: if the automatic e-mail creation is failed then you can save the
    archive with the configuration files somewhere to send it manually later.
[+] Translations to Brazilian Portuguese, Serbian (both Latin and Cyrillic) and
    Polish languages are added.
[*] Run-time memory consumption is slightly reduced.
[*] All property sheets for window rule settings are significantly redesigned;
    the new window rule features' Index panel is added.
[*] Now the Configuration Module remembers its main toolbars' placement and
    column widths in most of list boxes.
[*] The transparency effect compatibility with Stardock WindowBlinds is
[*] Now title buttons are displayed correctly when using Vista Transformation
    Pack, XP Media Center Edition theme or some of StyleXP themes.
[-] The bug with Microsoft Project 2002/2003 is fixed.
[-] The bug with command shell extenders (like 4NT) is fixed.
[-] Transparency effect's conflict with Rainlendar 2, RocketDock, Samurize
    and Y'z Shadow is fixed.
[-] The bug is fixed: the Windows Vista Firewall with Advanced Security's GUI
    was hung when the "New Rule..." button was pressed while running the Actual
    Tools program.
[-] The bug is fixed: now title buttons work correctly in Excel 2007.
[-] The bug with Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar's hang is fixed.
[-] Conflicts with Microsoft Office 2007 tool tips and popup menus are fixed.
[-] The bug with VMware Workstation 5.5 crash while opening the Snapshot Manager
    is fixed.
[-] The visual glitch is fixed when using the Tabbed Browsing plugin of
    Windows Live! Toolbar.
[-] The bug is fixed: Eudora was crashed immediately at startup if there
    any of extra Actual Tools buttons were added.
[-] The bug of adding a new rule to the empty Specific Windows list is fixed.

Actual Transparent Window 4.3 (15.12.2006)
[!] Since this release Actual Tools are fully compatible with Windows Vista.
[!] Now the title buttons are displayed correctly in Windows Vista (both in Aero
    Basic and Aero 3D modes).
[!] Now all the configuration files are stored in user's profile (in the folder
    like "%UserProfile%\Application Data\Actual Tools\Actual Window Manager").
[+] The new "Manage Window Settings" title button is added.
[+] The support of extra title buttons in Microsoft Excel 2007 and Microsoft
    Word 2007 is added.
[*] Now the title buttons are displayed correctly for the non-standard sizes.
[*] The old known issue with the Lotus Notes client's crash at startup is fixed.
[*] The known issue with the Internet Explorer 7 crash while saving the
    configuration is fixed.
[*] Now the Internet Explorer windows are correctly processed in Windows Vista.
[*] The issue with the Mozilla-based browsers' (like Firefox, Seamonkey etc.)
    undesired focus switch is partially fixed (the issue still presents in
[*] The issue of the malfunction of drag-n-drop in the Opera browser is
[*] The visual glitch of Windows Vista Sidebar widgets when they are made
    transparent is fixed.
[*] The visual glitch of Stardock's ObjectDock is fixed.

Actual Transparent Window 4.2 (10.10.2006)
[!] The long-awaited feature is added: now the "Window caption" criterion
    correctly detects windows which quickly change their captions at startup
    (like Notepad, Internet Explorer, MS Word, MS Excel etc.).
[*] The "Manage Window Rule" submenu is renamed to "Manage Window Settings".
[+] The "Modify default settings" command is being included now into the "Manage
    Window Settings" submenu if the "All Windows" settings were applied.
[+] The translations to German, French, Spanish and Ukrainian are added.
[+] Now you can suspend the ghost mode with the special hotkey pressed
    (Ctrl+Shift by default).
[+] The support for the default Windows XP Media Center Edition visual theme is
    added (the proper title button skin was contributed by Riza BĂ«rbatovci).
[*] The skin naming system is changed: now when you select a theme for
    Windows XP the program will use the proper skin automatically if it's present in the
    "Skins" sub-folder.

Actual Transparent Window 4.1 (01.08.2006)
[+] Currently assigned hotkey's display is added in the title buttons' tooltips.
[+] Currently assigned hotkey's display is added in the window options' names.
[+] The translations to Japanese, Russian, Chinese Simplified and Chinese
    Traditional are added.
[*] The work speed and overall stability were slightly improved.
[-] The bug with the internal windows of MS Visual Studio 2003/2005 is fixed.
[-] The minor visual glitch with the Excluded Windows list in the right pane is

Actual Transparent Window 4.0 (05.05.2006)
[!] The Configuration Module's user interface is redesigned totally.
[!] Settings file size is significantly reduced comparing to the previous
[!] Executable modules' size and run-time memory consumption are slightly
[!] The Help contents is redesigned almost from scratch.
[+] The Help system has become context-sensitive.
[+] Added the ability to copy window rules.
[+] Added the ability to customize an icon for a particular Specfic Window rule.
[+] Added the ability to automatically create the e-mail message with the
    attached configuration file.
[+] Window Selector tool form now has the "Refresh" button.
[+] Window Selector's "Flash window" indication is improved: now it shows
    the window border even for a covered windows and also flashes window's
    taskbar button.
[+] "Create/Modify window rule" window menu option was transformed into
    a submenu named "Manage Window Rule" which provides the following abilities
    for a particular window:
    - create a new/modify the existent Specific Window rule
    - create an Excluded Window rule
    - re-apply the window rule
[+] If a window was processed with the particular Specific Window rule the
    "Modify window rule" window menu item now indicates this rule's name.
[+] Added the ability to customize some user interface's options (like toolbars'
    buttons size).
[*] Now every new Specific Window rule is created using the All Windows rule as
    a template.
[+] Added the "Restore to Defaults" command which resets a particular Specific
    Window rule's options to All Windows rule's options.
[*] The correct scaling of the user interface forms is implemented when using
    the non-standard screen DPIs.
[+] Added the ability to set different settings for the different window
    events/states for the following properties:
    transparency level - for the creation, movement, resizing, deactivation,
                         mouse hovering, title bar double-click,
                         "Transparency" title button
    priority level     - for the creation, minimization, deactivation,
                         "Priority" title button
[+] Added the ability to combine automatically some window states:
    transparency - with stay-on-top, ghost
    rollup       - with stay-on-top
[+] The ghost mode was separated from the transparency and now can be turned
    on independently.
[+] Added the new title buttons items for the following actions:
    Ghost, Change Priority.
[+] Added the new window menu items for the following actions:
    Ghost, Change Priority.
[+] Added the indication of the current state for the following title buttons:
    AltMin, Change Transparency, Align, Resize, Ghost, Change Priority.
[+] Added the skin support for the title buttons to fit them into the different
    visual themes.
[+] Added the ability to change the order of title buttons' appearance.
[*] The recognition of window mouse-hovering is improved.
[-] Fixed the bug with Windows Movie Maker: it had hung after stream capture was
[-] Fixed the bug with Adobe Photoshop: the image window had lost the focus
    after selecting any tool in the Tools panel.

Actual Transparent Window 3.8 (23.09.2005)
[*] Default Window Rule: the bug with transient transparency effects
    (when "set transparency while being moved/dragged" and "set transparency
    while being resized" options are enabled) was fixed.
[*] Work with almost all integer-valued entry fields has been simplified.
    Now, one can start entering numbers from empty line and minus as a first
    symbol in window position fields is possible.
[*] Options Dialog: the disappearance of hotkeys list when all flags are
    disabled and all "Hotkey" values are set to "None" is fixed.
[-] Window Rule: "Window class" criterion's "Substring match" option has
    been removed. Now the criterion's test is always made as checking a join of
    "Window class" field's entered string into real window class name.
[*] Window system menu: the problem with incomplete activation of
    Configuration Module when choosing command "Create/Modify Window Rule" was
    finally solved.
Actual Transparent Window 3.7 (02.08.2005)
[-] Fixed the bug that caused blinking of the title buttons. Support of
    visual themes in Windows XP for title buttons has also been improved.
[-] Fixed the bug that didn't allow setting the previous level of
    transparency correctly in Windows 2000.
[+] A new rule has been added to apply a semi-transparency effect to
    Tablet PC Input Panel.
[+] Added supports of RAdmin remote access windows.
[*] We have improved window class identification. Exact matching of the
    entered window class with the real window class is no longer required.
[-] Fixed the bug that didn't allow the Configuration Module to restore
    correctly when accessed through the "Create/Modify Window Rule"
    command of the menu.
[-] Fixed the bugs in the contextual menu in the Configuration Module tree.

Actual Transparent Window 3.6 (06.04.2005)
[!] New way to create the custom options for specific windows.
    The new item "Create Window Rule" is included in the system window menu
    of all windows. With a right mouse click on the window title call a
    menu and follow the item "Create Window Rule" to create a rule for this
    window. The new rule will be created automatically and what is left is
    to specify the actions which you would like to apply to this window.
[*] Custom window rules are added in for the browsers Mozilla Firefox and
    Opera. Moreover, some settings of already existing rules are modified.
[*] The interface of the program is slightly changed.

Actual Transparent Window 3.5 (20.01.2005)
[!] Windows Extension Engine is improved.
[+] Added "Hide Configuration Window when using the Window Finder
    (gunsight) tool" option.
[+] Added "Enable All Rules" and "Disable All Rules" commands.
[+] Added context menu for Window Rules.
[+] Supports of MFC windows (window class like Afx:X:X:X:X:X)
[*] Memory usage and load speed optimization.

Actual Transparent Window 3.0 (13.10.2004)
[+] The button Make Transparent is may be added to a window title bar.
    Now you can switch on\off semitransparency just pressing it.
[+] New item Transparency is may be added to the system menu of a window.
    You can change a level of transparency via a new submenu at any time.
[+] Support of hotkeys. A keystroke Win+T switches on\off the transparency
    for the active window.

Actual Transparent Window 2.8 (31.08.2004)
[+] Added command line support.
[+] Added a "silent" installation option.
[+] Added Dutch language.
[*] Some interface features changed and added.

Actual Transparent Window 2.7 (28.07.2004)
[+] Added a new "Temporarily stop program" option to a context menu.
[+] Now supports Mozilla FireFox and Netscape browser.
[*] Some small bugs were fixed.
[*] Some interface features changed and added.

Actual Transparent Window 2.6 (26.05.2004)
[+] Added Danish and Russian languages.
[+] Added a description field for Window Rule.
[+] Added commands for moving windows' rules up and down, in order to make
    them easier to find.
[*] Optimized memory usage and increased execution speed.
[*] Some interface features changed and added.

Actual Transparent Window 2.5 (10.12.2003)
[+] Added the option "Set Transparency so that the Window Becomes Transparent
    While Being Moved/Dragged or Resized".
[+] Added the option "Toggle Transparency\Opaque Window State by Double
    Clicking on Title Bar."
[+] Added a command for sorting windows' rules by name, in order to make
    the rules easier to find.

Actual Transparent Window 2.0 (20.08.2003)
[!] Added "Default Window Rule." The Default Window Rule now lets you
    define and apply new options to ALL windows in your system. The
    ability to apply different options to individual windows still
[+] Added a "Program" choice for applying settings to selected windows.
[+] Added a dialog for choosing a window among existing windows to apply
    individual settings.

Actual Transparent Window 1.5 (03.03.2003)
[+] Added a "Ghost mode" option for transparent windows. Ghost mode lets
    mouse be clicked and move through the transparent window to
    underlying windows.
[+] Added German language.

Actual Transparent Window 1.4 (09.12.2002)
[+] Added support and predefined settings for standard Windows and
    Microsoft Office Comboboxes and DropDown lists.
[+] Added French and Turkish languages.
[*] Some small bugs were fixed.
[*] Some cosmetical changes in the user interface.

Actual Transparent Window 1.3 (18.11.2002)
[!] Added multilingual support.
[+] Added English, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish and Polish languages.
[*] Highly increase program's launching speed.

Actual Transparent Window 1.2 (21.10.2002)
[+] Added an option "Stay On Top" for transparent windows.
[+] Added an option "Enable\disable tray icon".
[+] Added an option "Load at startup".

Actual Transparent Window 1.1 (10.09.2002)
[*] Some interface features changed and added.

Actual Transparent Window 1.0 (12.08.2002)
[!] Initial Release.