Actual Window Guard Full Changelog

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[+] New
[-] Fixed error
[*] Changes

Actual Window Guard 8.15.1 (27.04.2024)
[-] Windows 10+, Window Settings: In some cases, settings stopped being applied
    to Metro/UWP apps after restarting Actual Window Guard.

Actual Window Guard 8.15 (26.06.2023)
[!] Security: Now all Actual Tools runtime executables natively support
    the Data Execution Prevention (DEP) and Address Space Layout Randomization
    (ASLR) security technologies provided by the system. That hardens
    the overall system security by preventing various exploit attacks.

Actual Window Guard 8.14.7 (22.06.2022)
[!] Memory consumption and overall system load is slightly reduced.

[!] In some rare cases multi-window applications might crash silently after
    closing and re-opening a window of the same type (e.g. separate message
    window in email client).

[*] Compatibility is improved with custom cursors provided by Yolo Mouse.

[-] After exiting and then starting Actual Window Guard back,
    some features in some applications might work erratically.

[-] In multi-window applications memory leaked slightly after each cycle of
    closing a window and then opening two windows in a row.

[-] Excel 2007+ hung after closing some of its standard dialogs: Protect Sheet,
    Conditional Formatting, Chart Data, etc.

[-] Configuration: The Send to Tech Support feature did not recognize
    Windows 11 marking the sent configurations as Win10-built.
Actual Window Guard 8.14.6 (22.11.2021)
[!] Some internal components are made more concurrency-friendly by removing
    redundant locks and eliminating bottlenecks that might cause a noticeable
    system slowdown on multi-core CPUs in some scenarios.

[!] Internal consumption of memory and system resources is slightly reduced,
    some memory/resource leaks are fixed.

[+] Windows 10: Some improvements for UWP apps:

      - extra menu commands added by Actual Window Guard are finally
        available in the system window menu invoked by a title bar right click

      - the "Prevent window's accidental close" feature now works as expected

[-] Window Settings, Windows 7+: Another proper specific settings did not apply
    to a File Explorer window with some specific settings already applied when
    its caption changed after switching to a certain folder and the Explorer
    option "Display the full path in the title bar" was on.

Actual Window Guard 8.14.5 (12.02.2021)
[!] Windows 10 Insider x64 build 21277+: The program crashed at startup.

[+] Licensing: The evaluation period is prolonged by a third of its original
    duration for the update versions released after the Free Updates
    Subscription expiration date.

[-] An invalid memory operation could cause cascading errors in the Control
    Center at its startup if the "Collect usage statistics" option was enabled.

[-] Some application windows (e.g. Directory Opus) stopped reacting on
    Control Center commands (like pausing/resuming or modifying the settings).

[-] Window Actions: The Run Keyboard Macro action forced its target window
    remain foreground, which was inappropriate if a macro's purpose presumed
    another window activation (especially when the action was activated by
    any means other than "At Window Startup").

Actual Window Guard 8.14.4 (10.10.2020)
[!] Internal security has been accurately revised and tightened to follow the
    principle of least privilege (in particular, for kernel objects used for
    inter-process communication).

[!] Internal error handling has been revised and improved for better
    interoperability with apps using .NET runtime (and probably some other

[!] Internal handling of display-related information has been optimized to
    reduce the overall delay after changing the desktop geometry (i.e.
    attaching/detaching a monitor or changing a monitor resolution).

[+] Window Settings: The ability is added to apply window settings to such
    system pop-up windows as Action Center, Volume Mixer, Network, and tray

[*] Window Actions: Now the "Prevent window's accidental close" option works
    in Mozilla-based apps (Firefox, Thunderbird, Pale Moon) and some
    Chromium-based apps (Google Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi, Yandex.Browser, Brave,
    Skype for Desktop).

[-] In some rare cases some apps might get hung after reapplying their window
    settings or unloading Actual Window Guard.

Actual Window Guard 8.14.3 (27.12.2019)
[!] In some rare cases, running applications might crash randomly.

[!] Some applications (Adobe products, TechSmith products, Parametric
    Technologies products, and some others) got hung if two or more Actual Tools
    programs were running at once (exiting all but one Actual Tools programs
    made hung applications responsive back).

[-] Window Actions: The "Block premature appearance of window" option did not
    work as declared in Chromium-based applications.

[-] Window Actions: Applying the "Send to bottom" action at startup might make
    the Alt key appear to be pressed (actual pressing/releasing the physical
    Alt key removed that effect).

[-] Text on buttons in the Evaluation dialog was garbled in some Asian languages
    (Chinese, Japanese).
Actual Window Guard 8.14.2 (29.10.2019)
[!] Numerous fixes of runtime internals to improve speed, robustness, and

[+] Ability to update an existing license key is added: see the "Enter new
    license key" item either in the "Tools - License" Configuration window panel
    or in the Actual Window Guard notification area icon's context menu.

[*] Window Actions: The "Relocate split windows" feature now works right in
    a multi-monitor environment.

[-] Windows Monitoring Log: The following bugs are fixed:

    - dragging an excluded window filled the log quickly with duplicate
      "New window" events

    - a "Caption changed" event was always followed by the duplicate
      "New window" event

    - the Log window itself did not appear in the log

[-] Configuration: The Index panel of window settings:

    - did not display specified parameters of the "Fix minimal/maximal size to"
      items in the Size section

    - showed internal non-localized identifiers in the Startup section after
      making any changes at the Startup page
Actual Window Guard 8.14.1 (09.07.2019)
[!] Internal logic of global hook handlers is revised to improve the
    compatibility with the systems running on multi-core CPUs.

Actual Window Guard 8.14 (15.05.2019)
[!] Microsoft Office 2013+: Application windows got frozen for a long time
    (up to several minutes) after locking the user session and then unlocking
    it back.

[*] Configuration: Now configuration windows and dialogs correctly scale their
    content to a current DPI resolution, including on-the-fly scaling when
    dragging them between monitors with different DPI resolutions.

[-] Window Actions: Google Chrome window did not respect the Restrict Placement
    and Fix Minimal/Maximal Size actions when it was full screen or in kiosk

[-] Configuration: The "Copy settings from" command stopped working.
Actual Window Guard 8.13.3 (28.11.2018)
[!] Windows 10 build 17763+: System SmartScreen process ate up to 100% CPU
    resources when Actual Window Guard was running.

[!] Window Settings: Exclusions stopped working since the version 8.13.

[*] Configuration: Specific Settings editing windows now are truly independent
    of the main Configuration window:

    - clicking the Apply button in such window now immediately saves the changes
      (no need to click Apply in the main window as well)

    - after closing the main window these windows remain fully functional

[-] Window Actions: Restrict Placement window action did not affect maximized
    windows of Google Chrome.
Actual Window Guard 8.13.2 (12.10.2018)
[!] Windows Vista/7: Process dwm.exe crashed each time after unloading
    Actual Window Guard Control Center.

[-] Configuration: In really high DPI resolutions (> 200%), caption of a first
    option in each group overlapped the group's title.
Actual Window Guard 8.13.1 (27.09.2018)
[!] Windows 10: In some cases the Task View window might get broken when
    Actual Window Guard was set to load at system startup.

[*] Configuration: Now all toobars respect the options of the "Toolbars" group
    in the "Options - User Interface" panel.

[-] Windows 10, Window Settings: Specific settings did not apply to UWP apps
    running full-screen (e.g. Groove, Solitaire Collection).

[-] Configuration: The "Global Options - Start Program" panel accidentally
    got broken in the previous version.
Actual Window Guard 8.13 (21.08.2018)
[!] Windows x64: The overall workload on a system has been reduced
    significantly, especially on multi-core CPUs.

[*] Configuration: Windows are now properly scaled at startup to conform with
    the DPI resolution set for a monitor, which they are opening on.

[-] Move to Monitor: After moving a maximized Google Chrome window to a monitor
    with a different DPI resolution, the window got beyond the visible desktop

Actual Window Guard 8.12.2 (21.05.2018)
Actual Window Guard 8.12.1 (21.04.2018)
[-] Windows x64: In some rare cases applications might crash.

Actual Window Guard 8.12 (03.03.2018)
[-] Some applications (e.g. Malwarebytes) might hang at startup if
    Actual Window Guard was running.

Actual Window Guard 8.11.3 (30.12.2017)
Actual Window Guard 8.11.2 (28.09.2017)
[!] Windows 10 Creators Update: Metro (UWP) apps crashed at startup
    if Actual Window Guard was running.

Actual Window Guard 8.11.1 (27.07.2017)
[-] Windows 10: Some apps (like Visual Studio 2012 installer and components,
    or iTunes Helper) crashed when Actual Window Guard was running.

Actual Window Guard 8.11 (20.06.2017)
[+] Windows 10: Now you can create specific window settings for Metro (UWP) apps
    (e.g. Settings, Edge, Skype, Store, Xbox, Calculator, etc.).

[*] The factory exclusion rule "All unnamed windows" is added to skip all
    windows with an empty caption.

[-] Configuration: Captions on the Tools panels got cut in high DPI resolutions.

[-] Configuration: Exclusion detail panel did not refresh after adding a new
    exclusion in the list.
Actual Window Guard 8.10.2 (28.03.2017)
[-] UltraEdit main window consumed CPU a lot with Actual Window Guard

[-] Configuration: In Windows 7+, web links always opened in Internet Explorer,
    not default web browser.
Actual Window Guard 8.10.1 (20.02.2017)
[+] Localizaton: Arabic language is added (translation made by Thamer Mousa).

[-] Configuration: Test Regexp dialog displayed an error if it was opened
    on a monitor with high DPI resolution.

[-] Updating: If the "New version is available" balloon notification was shown,
    right click on the Actual Window Guard notification area icon
    started the installation instead of displaying icon's context menu.
Actual Window Guard 8.10 (29.12.2016)
[!] Windows x64: Stability is greatly improved (there should be no more
    high CPU usage or app crashes at Actual Window Guard startup).

[*] Configuration: Test Regexp and Select Window From List dialogs now look
    and work correct in high DPI resolutions.

[-] There was possible (of low probability, though) security breach when running
    Actual Window Guard library from the %Temp% folder.

[-] Configuration: Check box and radio button captions got cut in high DPI
Actual Window Guard 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:

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

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

Actual Window Guard 8.8.3 (13.05.2016)
Actual Window Guard 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 Window Guard 8.8.1 (29.04.2016)
[!] Windows 10: False-positive SmartScreen warning about setup file corruption
    is finally remedied.

Actual Window Guard 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: Incremental Search box has been added into each Configuration
    window. Now you can quickly discover a panel that contains the required
    option just by typing several letters of what you want to find.

    Search engine considers the following text information:

    1) captions of user interface panels and all their sub-controls (control
       hints are ignored at the moment for the sake of search speed)

    2) captions of built-in and user-added objects of the following types:

       - specific window settings
       - window exclusions
       - hotkeys
       - Start Program shortcuts

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

Actual Window Guard 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.

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

[-] 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 Window Guard 8.6.2 (23.11.2015)
Actual Window Guard 8.6.1 (20.11.2015)
[*] Overall stability is improved.

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

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

    ActualWindowGuardCenter.exe suspend

    ActualWindowGuardCenter.exe resume

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

[-] Windows 10: System Alt-Tab switcher worked wrong if the "Move to monitor at
    startup - Where mouse pointer" action was enabled in the default window

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

Actual Window Guard 8.5.2 (09.09.2015)
Actual Window Guard 8.5.1 (04.09.2015)
[-] On some hardware configurations, Actual Window Guard crashed
    at startup.

Actual Window Guard 8.5 (26.08.2015)
[+] Windows 10 basic compatibility is added.

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

    - hotkeys do not work in Metro apps

    - extra menu commands do not appear in Metro apps
Actual Window Guard 8.4 (27.05.2015)
[-] Sometimes running programs might crash after unloading Actual Window Guard.

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

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

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

[-] The "Manage Window Settings" window menu item didn't appear.
Actual Window Guard 8.2.2 (01.11.2014)
Actual Window Guard 8.2.1 (24.10.2014)
[*] Minor fixes and improvements.
Actual Window Guard 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.

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

[*] 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).

[-] 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.

[-] In the Configuration window, multi-line edit fields reset their scroll bars
    to the beginning after typing a character when the content exceeded the size
    of the edit field.
Actual Window Guard 8.1.4 (10.04.2014)
[*] German translation is revised.

[-] Some windows might disappear if the "Fix maximal window size" feature
    was active (in particular, the "Open File" dialogs in Actual Window Guard

[-] Windows XP/Vista: Command prompt windows launched after starting
    Actual Window Guard remained unprocessed.
Actual Window Guard 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 Window Guard 8.1.2 (04.03.2014)
[+] Ability to specify file masks (using the "*" and "?" symbols)
    for the Program target window criterion is added.

[*] 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 Window Guard was running.

[-] PuTTYSessionManager crashed after closing it automatically on
    window deactivation.

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

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

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

Actual Window Guard 8.1 (22.01.2014)
[+] Now it is possible to specify the default location of configuration files
    via command line: run "ActualWindowGuardCenter.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.

[*] When using the Window Finder tool to fill the "Align window" or
    "Resize window" parameters from an existing window, the actual values
    are calculated in set measure units and alignment mode.

[*] 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.

[-] Automatically moving or sizing Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 windows at
    startup made them unusable.

[-] 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 Window Guard
    was running.

[-] Google Chrome crashed when Actual Window Guard tried to display
    a tooltip showing window position/size when dragging/sizing Chrome window.

[-] Windows 8: Pinning a window to desktop caused visual glitches.

[-] After pinning a window to desktop its placement might be calculated
    improperly if the multi-monitor desktop had a negative coordinates area.

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

[*] After setting window position using the Align Window action, the window
    retains the set alignment when changing the size using the Resize Window
    action, until the user drags the window or changes its size manually.

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

Actual Window Guard 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.

Actual Window Guard 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 Window Guard 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 Window Guard 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.

Actual Window Guard 7.4 (18.12.2012)
[+] The ability is added to specify a delay before adding/removing standard
    window parts.

[*] Windows 7: The ability to start Actual Window Guard at the end of
    the installation is restored.

[-] SURFCAM 6 crashed in some cases.

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

[-] Windows 8: When trying to change the position/size of Windows Explorer
    windows at their startup, they painted incorrectly if the "Block premature
    window appearance" option was enabled in window settings.

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

[*] The order of monitors used in the Move to Monitor feature now is the same
    as in the system.

[-] 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.

[-] Windows 8: The "Open With" list of options disappeared immediately if the
    "Move to Monitor at Startup" feature was enabled in the Default Settings.

[-] The "Open as - Maximized" feature worked unstable for the Microsoft Excel
    main window.

[-] Remove Standard Window Parts feature did not work with XBMC media player.

[-] The "Startup - Send to Bottom" feature did not work.
Actual Window Guard 7.2 (16.08.2012)
[!] The library file awgemb64.dll is built using another compiler so we expect
    the increased stability on 64-bit systems (especially on Windows 7 and
    Windows 8).

Actual Window Guard 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

[*] Compatibility with NVIDIA nView is improved.

[*] Windows 7: The "Run as different user" option of the Start Program action
    now displays the dialog prompting for credentials (instead of running as
    administrator by default).

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

[*] Actual Window Guard is now compatible with virtual video devices
    (like those added by MaxiVista or iDisplay).

[*] 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.

[-] Some window settings re-applied after saving the configuration even if
    they were not modified.

[-] Crashes in dwm.exe happened occasionally.

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

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

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

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

[-] The Remove Taskbar Entry action worked unstable.

[-] Maximizing a window pinned to desktop in a multi-monitor system made it
    span the entire desktop instead of the current monitor.

[-] Configuration windows stayed out of sight when they were located
    on a secondary monitor and the monitor got disabled.
Actual Window Guard 6.7.2 (22.11.2011)
[-] Sometimes the dwm.exe process crashed.

Actual Window Guard 6.7.1 (11.11.2011)
[-] 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 Window Guard 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 Window Guard configuration dialogs).

[-] 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 Window Guard was running.

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

Actual Window Guard 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 Window Guard caused Desktop Window
    Manager's crash.

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

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

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

[-] The Restrict Placement action worked incorrect when the restriced area was
    in negative coordinates.

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

Actual Window Guard 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 separate Start/Stop Actual Window Guard hotkeys
    are replaced with the single Toggle Actual Window Guard hotkey.

Actual Window Guard 6.3 (19.11.2010)
[+] 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.

[+] Experimental feature: now it's possible not only to remove standard window
    parts (like title bar, resizable border, title buttons, etc.) but also to
    add them to certain windows (for example, you can add a general title bar to
    some window that does not have it so that you will be able to control that
    window via advanced title buttons of Actual Window Guard).
    Use cautiously!

[*] The Pin to Desktop action now works correct under Vista/7 (but it's
    incompatible with the transparency effect).

[*] 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.

[-] Invoking the advanced window functions by clicking on standard window parts
    did not work in Office 2007/2010 windows.

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

[-] 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.

[-] The "Move to monitor at startup" options were not available on the Position
    property sheet of the Default window settings.

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

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

[*] Monitors' ordinal numbers displayed in the lists of available displays now
    match actual display device indexes shown when you press the "Identify"
    button in the Windows Display Properties dialog.

[*] Change Window Icon action now uses high quality versions of icons under
    Windows 7.

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

Actual Window Guard 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).

[+] Move to Monitor at Startup action is available in the Default settings.

[+] You can specify the "Primary" value for the "Target monitor" option
    of the Move to Monitor at Startup action.

[+] The ability to send a window to bottom upon its startup is added.

[+] 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.

[*] You can finely tune the blocking of window appearance before startup actions
    (like Align/Resize) are applied: if the default blocking mode causes any
    problems you can enable the compatibility mode or turn the blocking off

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

[*] The "Keep persistent" option of the Change Window Caption action has been
    restored so that one might just freeze certain window caption string,
    without the need to specify the replacing string value.

[-] 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

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

Actual Window Guard 5.4 (09.07.2009)
[!] The core engine has been slightly improved: now startup actions
    are applied to a window before it becomes visible so there will be
    no annoying blinking when changing window's position/size upon its startup.

[-] Conflicts with the following products have been fixed:

    - Microsoft NetMeeting
    - NetOp Remote Control (Host)
    - RAdmin Server
    - Ad Muncher
    - Calendar Magic
    - Microsoft Flight Simulator X

Actual Window Guard 5.3 (31.03.2009)
[+] The "Start Program" action is added: you can select a program or document
    to be launched in a manner similar to defining regular Windows shortcuts and
    then start it via special title button or system window menu command.

[+] The Description field is added for Default settings.

[+] 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).

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

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

[*] The Description edit field at the Index panel now automatically wraps
    its content and automatically fills the rest of panel's area.

[-] 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.

[-] Now console windows are correctly extended in the zero user session
    on Windows XP SP3 and Windows 2003.

[-] The long unwanted pause, when closing console windows via Close
    title button, is removed.

[-] Retrieving current displacement for a window with the Window Finder in the
    "Align at startup to" group now correctly considers multiple monitors
    (shift values are calculated relative to window's host monitor, not the
    primary monitor).

[-] The "Restrict placement" function now correctly handles the maximized

[-] Windows Layout tool now skips the full-screen windows.

[-] Windows Layout tool is now compatible with Plemsoft's PowerBar.

[-] The crash of Windows Vista Snipping Tool, when closing it, is fixed.
Actual Window Guard 5.2 (14.10.2008)
[*] 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.

[-] Now Total Commander refreshes its file lists as usual while being
    pinned to desktop.

[-] Now Windows Layout tool is compatible with Vista Sidebar.

[-] No more crashes of NoteZilla when closing its Preferences dialog.

Actual Window Guard 5.1 (15.05.2008)
[+] Now you can edit multiple specific settings at once in the Configuration
    Module (use Ctrl+<left mouse click> to select several items).

[+] The compatibility mode for moving maximized windows between monitors is
    added: if you have troubles when trying to move a maximized window to
    another monitor then try to activate this mode to fix the problems.

[-] The compatibility with applications written in Visual Basic is improved
    (in particular, with WorkCentrics and NCSS 2007).

[-] The bug is fixed: enabling the Command Prompt Windows Support
    when Tiny Personal Firewall is running led to system crash.

[-] Now window size can exceed the size of a single monitor in multi-monitor
    configurations when resizing window in pixels and the "Keep window within
    the desktop boundaries after resizing" option is enabled.

Actual Window Guard 5.0 (16.01.2008)
[!] The support for command prompt (or console/CMD/DOS) windows in Windows
    2000/XP/2003/Vista is added.

[!] 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.

[+] The ability to change the default window icon to a selected one is added.

[+] Now when you resize a window manually (either with a mouse or keyboard)
    the tooltip is displayed showing the actual window size.

[+] Now it's possible to use almost any key when specifying a hotkey

[+] Now it's possible to include key combinations involving the special
    "Win" key into macro sequences.

[+] 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.).

[*] The Align Window action's detail panel in the Startup property sheet
    is made identical to its corresponding "Align at startup to" detail panel
    in the Position property sheet.

[*] The "Keep persistent" option is removed from the Change Window Caption
    action: now after setting the new caption string it prevents further
    attempts of caption change constantly.

[*] 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.

[*] Index panel status lines are formatted now to improve their recognition.

[*] 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 is fixed: moving a maximized window to another monitor, then
    minimizing it (optionally), then restoring it led to appearance of window
    on the initial monitor.

[-] The incompatibility of using "Resize at startup"/"Align at startup" actions
    together with the "Open as: minimized/maximized" action is fixed: now both
    specified position and size are correctly set before the target window
    becomes minimized.

[-] The compatibility with the Launchy application is improved.

[-] Now the Resize Window action works as expected with PuTTY.

[-] 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 Window Guard 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 new great long-awaited "Run keyboard macro" feature is added: now you
    can define the keyboard macro and send it to a certain window at its
    startup, thus automating some regular initial actions.

[+] The new "Change program affinity" feature is added: if using a
    multi-processor system, now you can control, which physical processors
    a particular application should run on.

[+] 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 new "Keep window caption persistent" option is added to the "Change
    window caption" feature.

[+] 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 "Index" window rule panel is updated: now it displays all
    currently enabled windows settings of a certain rule.

[*] 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.

[*] The placement restriction area visualization is improved for non-standard
    taskbar placements.

[-] Compatibility conflicts are solved with:

    - Quattro Pro X3 menus
    - GrabIt internal windows
    - MS Office XP CTFMON.EXE service
    - X-NetStat application

[-] The conflict with the Microsoft Time Zone window is solved.

[-] Windows Layout tool now correctly handles maximized windows.

[-] Windows Layout tool now correctly handles Photoshop CS2 document
    windows while working in a multiple display environment.

[-] Now the "Configure..." item of Control Center tray icon's context menu
    is displayed correctly in Windows Vista.

[-] The conflict with the IE 7 "Search on this page" window is solved.

[-] The bug of incorrect behavior of "Restrict placement" feature in
    multi-monitor configurations is fixed.

Actual Window Guard 4.4 (16.04.2007)
[!] The long-awaited feature of "smart saving" is added: now only relevant
    windows will reapply their settings when the configuration has been saved.

[+] The Windows Layout tool is added: it provides the ability to automatically
    or manually relocate/resize your currently opened windows to keep them
    within desktop when its resolution is changed (it's very useful when working
    with the same workstation both locally and through the Remote Desktop

[+] The long-awaited feature is added: now it's possible to remove the standard
    window parts like Minimize/Maximize/Close buttons, window icon, window
    sizeable border, or window caption so fixing window in its current state
    and preventing its moving/resizing/minimizing/closing.

[+] The new Pin-to-Desktop feature is added: when window is pinned it disappears
    from taskbar and Alt-Tab sequence and can't be minimized in any way so it's
    visible all the time until it's unpinned.

[+] 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 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 Resize Action Options property sheet is improved: now you can copy
    items and adjust the height of Sizes list box.

[*] The visualization of allowed area provided by the Show button of the
    "Restrict placement" feature is improved: now it displays the
    semi-transparent green rectangle that shows the area of allowed placement.

[-] The bug with Microsoft Project 2002/2003 is fixed.

[-] The bug with command shell extenders (like 4NT) is fixed.

[-] The bug is fixed: if in multi-monitor configuration some windows were placed
    to a secondary display, and it was unplugged during the session then such
    windows are moved automatically to the primary display.

[-] 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 of incorrect window placement to a primary display while it's
    resized on secondary display is fixed.

[-] The bug of adding a new rule to the empty Specific Windows list is fixed.

Actual Window Guard 4.3 (15.12.2006)
[!] Since this release Actual Tools are fully compatible with Windows Vista.

[!] Now all the configuration files are stored in user's profile (in the folder
    like "%UserProfile%\Application Data\Actual Tools\Actual Window Guard").

[+] The ability to automatically relocate windows split between several
    monitors is added; it can be used both in the general multi-monitor
    environment and when using the multi-monitor client system in the Terminal
    Server environment.

[*] Now the Internet Explorer windows are correctly processed in Windows Vista.

[-] 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.

[-] 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 issue with the Yahoo! Widgets windows' hang-up is fixed.

[-] The visual glitch of Stardock's ObjectDock is fixed.

[-] The minimal/maximal window size settings are now correctly maintained in
    Windows 2003 Server.

[-] The multi-monitor issues of the "Restrict placement" feature are fixed.
Actual Window Guard 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 strictly but flexibly constrain window placement on the desktop
    by defining the limits for window's top-left corner (so window can't be
    upper/left than the defined values) and/or bottom-right corner (so window
    can't be lower/right than the defined values).

[*] The Move-to-Monitor action now works correctly with the maximized

[*] The Stretch Window action now remembers the previous sizes for the four
    main directions independently.

[-] The bug with the neglect of options other than "keep aspect ratio" in the
    "After Moving to Another Monitor" group is fixed.

Actual Window Guard 4.1 (01.08.2006)
[+] Multi-monitor support: the ability to move a window to the selected monitor
    at window's startup is added.

[+] The ability to maximize window to desktop by the right-click on the standard
    Maximize title button is added.

[+] The ability to stretch window by the right-click on its border is added.

[+] 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 bug is fixed: even if the maximal window size was constrained in the
    configuration, the Maximize button still had expanded it to the whole desktop.

[-] The minor visual glitch with the Excluded Windows list in the right pane is

Actual Window Guard 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 Specific Window

[+] 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
    - reapply 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 provide a shift values when a window is aligned.

[+] Added the ability to set the desired width/height values as a percent of
    the corresponding desktop size.

[+] Window Finder internal tool was adapted for the detection of the
    current window size and position.

[+] Added the ability to "freeze" the window stay-on-top state which
    prevents the application from resetting this state.

[-] 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 Window Guard 3.8 (23.09.2005)
[*] 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 Window Guard 3.7 (02.08.2005)
[-] The "Resize Window" action have been improved. The new version restores
    window sizes correctly. Also the program works fine with windows opened
    full screen.

[+] 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's correct
    restoration when accessed through the "Create/Modify Window Rule" menu

[-] Fixed the bugs in the contextual menu in the Configuration Module tree.
Actual Window Guard 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.

[*] The functioning logic of the action Run Mode is modified. Now it's in
    progress in 100% of cases. In earlier versions Internet Explorer
    Maximization sometimes failed to function.

[*] 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 Window Guard 3.5 (20.01.2005)
[!] Windows Extension Engine is improved.

[+] Added "Set Minimum Size" and "Set Maximum Size" actions.

[+] 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 Window Guard 3.0 (13.10.2004)
[*] Maintenance Release

Actual Window Guard 2.8 (31.08.2004)
[+] Added command line support.

[+] Added a "silent" installation option.

[+] Added Dutch language.

[*] Some interface features changed and added.
Actual Window Guard 2.7 (28.07.2004)
[+] Added a "Set window position when it is created" action.

[+] Added a "Set window size when it is created" action.

[+] 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 Window Guard 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 Window Guard 2.5 (18.02.2004)
[+] Added the new action "Change Window Title". Now you can replace the
    original title of a window to say whatever you want to! For
    example, you can rename your word processor, a game, etc.

[+] Added the new action "Change Program Priority". This can change the
    speed of execution for any program from low to high or back. Be
    careful, and don't make changes unless you know what you are doing.

[+] Added the new action "Remove window from taskbar".

[+] Added a command for sorting windows rules by name, in order to make
    the rules easier to find.

Actual Window Guard 2.0 (26.08.2003)
[!] 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 individual
    settings to selected windows.

[+] Added a dialog for choosing a window among existing windows to apply
    individual settings.

Actual Window Guard 1.5 (21.04.2003)
[+] Added "Prevent accidental close of window". This feature can save you
    a lot of annoyance!

[+] Added German language.

Actual Window Guard 1.4 (11.12.2002)
[*] Some small bugs were fixed.

[*] Some cosmetical changes in the user interface.

[+] Added Spanish, French, Catalan and Turkish languages.

Actual Window Guard 1.3 (07.11.2002)
[!] Added multilingual support.

[*] Program's launching speed is highly increased.

[+] Added English, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish and Polish languages.

Actual Window Guard 1.2 (16.10.2002)
[+] Added a window action "Stay On Top".

[+] Added an option "Load at startup".

Actual Window Guard 1.1 (19.09.2002)
[+] New window action "Save size and position of windows" is added.

Actual Window Guard 1.0 (01.09.2002)
[!] Initial Release