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Topic: «Actual Window Manager 4.5 beta 1 is available! , New windows monitoring tool, affinity control feature, and more » on forum: Beta Testing   Views: 8704
 
Alexey Fadeyev
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Posted: 07.05.2007 05:28:10
 
 
Actual Tools has released the 1st beta version of Actual Window Manager 4.5.

Here is the short list of changes and improvements:


Windows monitoring log

This new feature is going to become an extremely useful problem solution tool! Now the Control Center is able to monitor every new window appearance and log this window's properties into the special file; also it logs which window rule has been selected and applied to that window. To turn the logging on, mark the "Enable logging" check box in the General property sheet of the Options window; then you can view the log by clicking the "Show log console" item in the Control Center tray icon's context menu.


Change Program Affinity feature

This new feature may be useful for those who works on multi-processor systems (including those with HyperThreading-able and multi-core CPUs): it allows automatically set the affinity for particular applications (i.e. define on which physical CPUs they should run) and therefore finely balance the load of each CPU and use the overall computing resources more effectively.


Hide Mouse Pointer feature

This new feature is useful most for the Tablet PC users: it allows to hide the mouse pointer while it floats over a particular window - e.g. Tablet PC Input Panel - so the mouse pointer won't block the way.


Some minor improvements

- the hotkeys processing is significantly improved
- current window size and position now are displayed in "Custom Size" and "Custom Position" dialogs accordingly; current position is also displayed in the "Alignment" window menu's sub-menu
- when minimizing to screen, now it's possible to make screen icons semi-transparent
- now it's possible to temporarily disable the automatic rolling up via Roll Up title button's context menu or Roll Up window menu's sub-menu


Some minor bugfixes

- conflict with the Microsoft Time Zone window is solved
- transparency effect conflict with Emerge Desktop is solved
- transparency effect conflict with the Start button in Windows Vista is solved
- sometimes windows became frozen in the rolled state and needed to be resized manually instead of unrolling (now the Unroll function works always as expected)


You can download it here.

I strongly recommend to install this beta into a separate folder (for example, "C:\Program Files\Actual Window Manager 4.5 beta 1") so you could easily roll back to a previous version.
 
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