[actualtools.com] New versions 6.2 and 2.3

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Greetings, John Smith!

I am glad to inform you that we have released the new version 6.2 of our main line of products, and the new version 2.3 of Actual Virtual Desktops and Actual Multiple Monitors products.

Here are the contents of this issue:


New Features Comparison Chart

Below is the comparison chart of features implemented in this version. Place the mouse pointer over feature's name to see its short description or click on feature's name to get more information on it in our Online User Manual.

This chart shows only the most noticeable features; to view the full list of changes made in each product, click the product's icon.

Feature Available in
Grouping buttons on secondary taskbars +         +      
Regular expressions for detecting a target window by caption + + + + + + + + +
New "Lock mouse" hotkey +         +      
New "Ignore deactivation" hotkey +         +      
Snapping a window to other windows from inside + +       + +    
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Fixes and Improvements

Maximize to Desktop Improved

Initial implementation of the Maximize to Desktop feature stretched windows out to the entire desktop, without taking into account the relative layout of displays, which might produce unwanted results, as shown below:

Failed Maximize to Desktop (example 1) Failed Maximize to Desktop (example 2) Failed Maximize to Desktop (example 3)
Red rectangle shows the maximized window, shaded areas - parts of the window out of visible area

New implementation fixes those drawbacks and produces more consistent results:

Correct Maximize to Desktop (example 1) Correct Maximize to Desktop (example 2) Correct Maximize to Desktop (example 3)
Green rectangle shows the correct size of a maximized window for a given layout of displays

Also, the new implementation considers the taskbars, so the maximized windows do not cover them or fall under them (note: this is true for locked taskbars only).

Bug Fixes

  • title buttons are now compatible with MS Office 2010 applications;
  • title buttons do not interfere with the tabs dragging in Google Chrome under Windows 7;
  • high load on the system under Windows 7 x64 no more leads to the abuse of graphic resources;
  • desktop profiles created on a different hardware configuration retain their stored video resolutions properly;
  • Maximize to Desktop works correct for MS Office 2007 applications;
  • windows do not disappear after maximizing to desktop when the primary monitor is not the leftmost.


How to Upgrade

Version You Registered Initially New Registration Code Required Upgrade Type What to Do
1.x-2.x Yes Free Contact our Customer Support Service to get a new registration code
(before July 9, 2009)
Yes Paid Visit our Upgrade Center and enter there your original registration code - you'll be provided with the special link to purchase the new registration code with a significant discount
(since July 9, 2009)
Yes Free Contact our Customer Support Service to get a new registration code
(since February 12, 2010)
No Free Simply download the new version of the product you are currently using and install it
Actual Virtual Desktops 1.x-2.x No Free Simply download the new version and install it
Actual Multiple Monitors 1.x-2.x No Free Simply download the new version and install it
If you do not remember the exact date when you registered your copy of Actual Tools - please, contact our Customer Support Service.


Hope the new version will be of great use for you! We are always glad to receive any feedback from our customers, so if you have any questions, thoughts, ideas or suggestions regarding our products - please share them with us: send an e-mail, visit our forum or use the online feedback form.

Yours sincerely,

Alex Fadeyev
Actual Tools

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