[actualtools.com] Beta 1 of Actual Window Manager 6.4 and Actual Multiple Monitors 3.1

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Dear John Smith,

I'm glad to inform you that our Beta Testing section has been updated: beta 1 of Actual Window Manager 6.4 and Actual Multiple Monitors 3.1 are available there for downloading and testing.

Both beta versions offer two great features - the Mirroring facility and the ability to create custom hotkeys (see below for more details).

Beta 1 expiration date:

February 1, 2011
Actual Window Manager
6.4 beta 1
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Actual Multiple Monitors
3.1 beta 1
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Issue contents:



This is another great feature for multi-monitor users: mirroring allows viewing a certain part of desktop in a separate floating window. Actual Tools have very flexible and powerful mirroring:

  • you can create a mirror window for
    • the area around the mouse pointer
    • specified window
    • specified monitor
    • an arbitrary area of desktop
  • you can create as many mirrors as you like and run them together (at the price of performance, of course)
  • you can start/stop mirrors independently
  • you can zoom the mirrored image in/out up to ten times

Create and customize various kind of desktop mirrors on the Mirroring Settings panel

After creating the required mirrors, you can start/stop them via tray icon's context menu:

Control the desktop mirrors' running via tray icon's context menu

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Create Custom Hotkeys

We've been asked many times to add such ability - and now it's available at last! You can add new items to the Hotkeys list by clicking the button - the Select Action dialog appears (in Actual Window Manager; in Actual Multiple Monitors you can create custom hotkeys for the Move to Monitor action only):

Select Action dialog

After selecting the required action, you can specify the key combination and the additional parameters of the selected action:

Customize the action parameters for a just added hotkey

You can create as many hotkeys for a certain action as you need (for example, several Resize hotkeys with different window sizes, several Move to Monitor hotkeys with different target monitors, etc.).
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Minor Fixes and Improvements

  • You can make the background slideshow play sequential by disabling the random play order:
    Disable the random play order of the background slideshow

  • You can customize the modifiers key combination to suspend the window snapping, both classic and Aero (snapping stops working while you hold the specified keys pressed):
    Customize the modifiers key combination to suspend the window snapping

  • Now Aero Shake and Win-M hotkey minimize windows only on a monitor with the mouse pointer

  • The separate Start/Stop Program hotkeys are replaced with the single Toggle Program hotkey (Ctrl - Alt - Num- by default)

  • Icons pinned on secondary taskbars no more disappear

  • Virtual Desktops Switcher no more disappears after switching desktops

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Join Us on Facebook! Follow Us on Twitter!

I'd like to remind you that you can join our Multiple Monitors Facebook group or become our follower on Twitter. There you can find the recent news about our software, useful articles and links related to a multi-monitor productivity, and share your experience with other multi-monitor users. Welcome!
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That's all at the moment, thank you for your time! Waiting for any kind of feedback from you at our Beta Testing forum section or on e-mail - you are always welcome!

Yours sincerely,

Alex Fadeyev
Actual Tools

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