Actual Window Minimizer Full Changelog

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Actual Window Minimizer 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 Minimizer.

[!] Windows 11, Title Buttons: List of knows issues in this version
    (subject to fix in the future updates, last checked on Windows 11
    Version 23H2, build 22631.3447):

      - extra buttons may cover tabs in the system tabbed apps (File Explorer,
        Notepad, CMD/PowerShell)
Actual Window Minimizer 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.

[*] Title Buttons: Numerous fixes and improvements in Chromium-based apps:

      - glyphs on extra buttons did not change their color when toggling
        an app's window active/inactive

      - automatic gradual compact mode did not work in Opera and Vivaldi
        (so the extra buttons covered the browser tabs and the "New tab" button)

        Note: If you have specific windows settings for these browsers (either
        factory or custom) then you need to reset there the "Title Buttons >
        Options > Shift the buttons horizontally" value back to 0 to make
        the gradual compact mode work properly.

      - in some cases current title bar color could not be detected correctly,
        and the glyphs looked wrong (e.g. white in the Light visual theme)

Actual Window Minimizer 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.

[*] Title Buttons: Compatibility with Bluebeam Revu is improved.

[-] After exiting and then starting Actual Window Minimizer 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.

[-] Windows 11, Title Buttons: In some system applications (e.g. Windows Paint)
    unwanted visual effects might appear if any extra buttons were added to
    their windows.

[-] Title Buttons: X1 Search hung at startup if any extra buttons were added
    to its window.

[-] Title Buttons: In some specific applications (especially having windows with
    non-standard frames) title buttons might appear invisible.

[-] Title Buttons: In some specific applications (e.g. X1 Search, SnagIt!)
    the Compact View popup toolbar appeared empty.

[-] Title Buttons: In some cases, extra buttons might not work in MDI windows.

[-] Window Actions, Mouse: The support for windows with a non-standard
    window frame to intercept clicks on a title bar, sizeable border, and
    standard Minimize/Maximize/Close buttons to invoke assigned mouse actions,
    as well as to prevent accidental window closing, added in the previous
    version, did not work in systems before Windows 10.

[-] Configuration: For some combinations of non-default font and non-default
    font size, the layout of controls got messed in the "Options" group of
    the "Title Buttons" property sheet.

[-] Configuration: The Send to Tech Support feature did not recognize
    Windows 11 marking the sent configurations as Win10-built.
Actual Window Minimizer 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 Minimizer are finally
        available in the system window menu invoked by a title bar right click

      - mouse actions assigned to a title bar and standard title buttons
        now work as expected

[+] Window Actions, Mouse: The support is added for windows with a non-standard
    window frame to intercept clicks on a title bar, sizeable border, and
    standard Minimize/Maximize/Close buttons to invoke assigned mouse actions,
    as well as to prevent accidental window closing.

[+] Title Buttons: The option is added to disable the button's context menu
    showing in response to a "long" left click (see the "Window Settings >
    Global Options > Title Buttons" panel).

[*] Windows 10 build 19041+, Title Buttons: Glyphs on extra buttons now are
    contrast in Chromium-based apps, like web browsers (Google Chrome, Opera,
    Vivaldi, Brave), collaboration tools (Microsoft Teams, Slack for Desktop,
    Upwork), media players (Spotify), etc.

[-] Windows 10 build 19041+, Title Buttons: Glyphs on extra buttons were
    not contrast in desktop apps in the Dark visual theme.

[-] Title Buttons: Extra buttons covered the standard ones in Google Chrome
    windows on monitors with high (> 200%) DPI resolutions.

[-] Title Buttons: Extra buttons covered the tabs in Microsoft Edge windows.

[-] Title Buttons: Extra buttons covered the standard ones in
    Slack for Desktop 4.20+.

[-] Title Buttons: dragging/sizing a window by the mouse imposed some excessive
    CPU consumption if any extra buttons were added to the window's title bar.

[-] Title Buttons: Extra buttons became clipped at the bottom after moving their
    host window from a monitor with a low (< 150%) DPI resolution to
    a monitor with a high (> 200%) DPI resolution.

[-] 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 Minimizer 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: Minimize-to-Screen floating icons placed at the right/bottom
    edge of a monitor might get out of sight after reducing the monitor's

Actual Window Minimizer 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).

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

[-] Title Buttons, Windows 7+: MS SQL Server Management Studio got hung after
    trying to close it via "File -> Exit" menu command if any extra buttons were
    added to its main window's title bar.

[-] Title Buttons, Windows 10 x86 build 19041+: UWP apps crashed at startup if
    any extra buttons were added to their window's title bar.

[-] Title Buttons: Mozilla Firefox got hung after activating an Adobe Flash
    element in a web page, if any extra buttons were added to its window's
    title bar.

[-] Title Buttons, Slack for Desktop 4.5+: Extra buttons covered new elements in
    Slack window' title bar (like Search edit box, Help button, or user's avatar

[-] Window Actions: Minimize-to-Screen floating icon could be dragged just once
    if the "Use double click" option was set in the window settings.

[-] Configuration, Title Buttons: Changing the "Use double click" option in the
    "Window Settings > Default Settings > Title Buttons > Action Options:AltMin"
    panel had no effect.
Actual Window Minimizer 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).

[-] Title Buttons, Windows 10: Extra buttons looked shorter than regular ones
    in maximized windows of Chromium-based applications (Google Chrome, Slack
    for Desktop, Vivaldi, Opera, Yandex.Browser, Spotify, etc.).

[-] Title Buttons, Slack for Desktop: The following bugs are fixed:

    - extra buttons covered the regular ones if zero horizontal button shift
      was specified

    - extra buttons were almost invisible as their glyphs were of the same color
      as the title bar

    - window couldn't be maximized correctly if there were any extra buttons

[-] Title Buttons: In some rare cases, extra buttons might disappear until
    a window got dragged/sized.

[-] Title Buttons: Extra buttons might either get behind their host window's
    title bar or get visible through other windows in the following cases:

    - after minimizing and then restoring windows via Aero Shake

    - after starting a capture in Windows Snipping Tool

    - in Excel 2013+, after opening the "Find and Replace" dialog and then
      activating a main Excel window

[-] Text on buttons in the Evaluation dialog was garbled in some Asian languages
    (Chinese, Japanese).
Actual Window Minimizer 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 Minimizer notification area icon's context menu.

[*] Title Buttons: Automatic placement of extra buttons is restored in
    Google Chrome 75+.

[-] 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

Actual Window Minimizer 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.

[!] Title Buttons, Windows 10 build 18362+: Notepad got frozen when opened empty
    (i.e. with no document specified).

[-] Windows 10: Default icon was used for UWP apps right after their launch
    instead of their native icon.

[-] Window Actions: A maximized window got restored to its normal size after
    minimizing it to the notification area or to the screen and then restoring
    it either via its own notification area icon (Windows Live Mail, Microsoft
    Outlook) or via "Unhide" context menu.
Actual Window Minimizer 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.

[-] Title Buttons: Extra buttons covered the standard ones in Firefox Quantum
    windows maximized on a secondary monitor that was shifted up or down
    relative to a primary one.

[-] Title Buttons: Main window of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010+ got hung after
    closing it via the "File - Exit" menu command or the Alt-F4 hotkey if the
    Aero visual theme was active and any of extra buttons was added to that
    window's title bar.

[-] Title Buttons: Extra buttons looked and placed wrong in Microsoft
    Office 2019 windows in high DPI resolutions.

[-] Title Buttons: Extra buttons did not work in Sticky Notes windows.

[-] Window Actions: Minimize-to-Screen floating icons placed at the right/bottom
    edge of a monitor might get out of sight after reducing the monitor's

[-] Window Actions: After minimizing a window being snapped to left/right half
    of a monitor to notification area, the window lost its snapped state after

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

[-] Title Buttons, Windows 10: Glyphs on extra buttons flipped in systems with
    right-to-left writing languages (Arabic, Hebrew, etc.).

[-] Title Buttons: Extra buttons did not update properly after toggling any of
    them on/off in the Aero visual theme in systems with right-to-left writing
    languages (Arabic, Hebrew, etc.).

[-] Title Buttons, Windows 10 build 17763+:

    - extra buttons appeared in wrong place if any of secondary monitors
      was located in negative screen coordinates

    - extra buttons overlapped the system ones in maximized windows of
      Microsoft Office 2007 apps and might cause temporary hanging
      when moving the mouse over the overlapped Minimize button

    - glyphs on extra buttons blended with title bar in the Dark visual theme
      if the "Show color on title bar" system option was off

[-] Title Buttons, Windows 10 Insider build 18267+:

    - glyphs on extra buttons blended with title bar if the "Show color on
      title bar" system option was off

    - extra buttons did not react on changing the system accent color

[-] Title Buttons: Mozilla Firefox 50+/Quantum might hang when displaying
    content-rich pages.

Actual Window Minimizer 8.13.2 (12.10.2018)
[!] Windows Vista/7: Process dwm.exe crashed each time after unloading
    Actual Window Minimizer Control Center.

[*] Title Buttons, Windows 10: Extra buttons automatic placement is improved
    in Google Chrome of version 66 and higher in non-standard DPI resolutions.

[*] Title Buttons: Extra buttons now work in such Chromium-based applications
    as Opera/Vivaldi/Yandex web browsers, Slack desktop client, Spotify UWP app.

[*] Mouse Actions: Invoking advanced window actions now work in such
    Chromium-based applications as Opera/Vivaldi/Yandex web browsers,
    Slack desktop client, Spotify UWP app.

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

[-] Windows 10, Title Buttons: After switching a UWP app from full-screen to
    windowed, the extra buttons did not show in its title bar.

Actual Window Minimizer 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.

[-] Title Buttons: Extra buttons did not react on right clicks in Foxit Reader.

[-] Title Buttons: Detecting free place for extra buttons stopped working in
    Google Chrome in high DPI resolutions since its version 67.

[-] Minimize-to-screen: Permanent floating screen icons intercepted the input
    focus when clicked (i.e. became an active foreground window) and "ate" fast
    second clicks if the single click activation mode was enabled.
Actual Window Minimizer 8.12.2 (21.05.2018)
[!] Windows 10 Spring Creators Update: Metro/UWP apps crashed at startup when
    Actual Window Minimizer was running.

[-] Windows 10 Spring Creators Update, Title Buttons: In some cases, extra
    buttons got invisible in some windows (like Settings applet).

[-] Title Buttons, Windows 7: Auto-detection of free space for extra buttons
    did not consider the own extra buttons in Mozilla Thunderbird and the
    Microsoft Office 2013/2016 apps in the Classic and Aero Basic visual themes.

[-] Title Buttons, Windows 7: Extra buttons got shrunk vertically in maximized
    windows of Mozilla Thunderbird and the Microsoft Office 2013/2016 apps in
    the Aero Basic visual theme.

[-] Title Buttons, Windows 10: Extra buttons got shrunk vertically in maximized
    windows of the Microsoft Office 2016 apps.
Actual Window Minimizer 8.12.1 (21.04.2018)
[-] Windows x64: In some rare cases applications might crash.

[-] Title Buttons, Windows 10: In some applications extra buttons looked and
    located incorrectly when dragging an application window between monitors
    with different DPI resolutions (from lower to higher).

[-] Title Buttons, Windows 10 Spring Creators Update: In some applications
    glyphs on extra buttons looked too large on monitors with high DPI

Actual Window Minimizer 8.12 (03.03.2018)
[-] Title Buttons: Extra buttons overlapped the My Account button in Google
    Chrome since its version 64.

[-] Title Buttons: In some cases extra buttons in Firefox Quantum got misplaced
    and drawn in wrong color.

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

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

[*] Windows 10 Creators Update: Extra title buttons now have correct
    glyph/background colors in Metro (UWP) apps with custom-colored title bars
    (Edge, People, Store, Maps, Settings, Connect, Xbox, Alarms & Clock,
    Calculator, Paint 3D):

    - while being mouse-hovered/pressed

    - in the Compact View popup toolbar

[-] Title Buttons: In Metro (UWP) apps, popup toolbar popped up again instead of
    closing after a second click on the Compact View title button.

Actual Window Minimizer 8.11.1 (27.07.2017)
[*] Title Buttons: Auto-detection of free space for extra title buttons
    is improved in the latest versions of Google Chrome.

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

[-] Windows 10: Windows Magnifier got hung when its Lens mode was active
    and Actual Window Minimizer was running.

[-] Title Buttons: System window menu flickered constantly in apps where
    auto-detection of free space for extra title buttons enabled (Google Chrome,
    Mozilla Firefox, Windows Explorer, Microsoft Office apps).
Actual Window Minimizer 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.

[-] Windows 10: Actual Window Minimizer prevented the background spellchecking
    in Microsoft Word 2016.

[-] Windows 10: AltMinimize window action displayed a wrong icon for Metro (UWP)

[-] 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 Minimizer 8.10.2 (28.03.2017)
[-] Title Buttons: Numerous Windows 10 compatibility fixes:

    - incorrect Compact View background color fixed

    - incorrect glyph color fixed with the enabled auto-selection of the main
      UI color

    - incorrect glyph color fixed in UWP apps in the recent builds of Windows 10
      Insider Preview

[-] Title Buttons: Extra buttons overlapped the standard ones in the Start
    Screen window of Office 2016 apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) since the recent

[-] UltraEdit main window consumed CPU a lot with Actual Window Minimizer

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

[*] Windows 10: Title buttons now look correct in the Office 2013/2016 apps
    when their "File" tab gets active.

[-] 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 Minimizer notification area icon
    started the installation instead of displaying icon's context menu.
Actual Window Minimizer 8.10 (29.12.2016)
[!] Windows 10: Extra title buttons now look correct on windows with colored
    title bars (Messaging, Phone, Photos, Windows Mail) and in the Dark
    visual theme.

[!] Windows x64: Stability is greatly improved (there should be no more
    high CPU usage or app crashes at Actual Window Minimizer 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 Minimizer library from the %Temp% folder.

[-] Extra title buttons covered standard title buttons in the Microsoft
    Office 2016 apps.

[-] Windows 10: Extra title buttons covered tabs in Google Chrome windows.

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

    ActualWindowMinimizerCenter.exe CFL "<full_path_to_the_folder>"

[*] Overall stability is improved.

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

    - extra title buttons

    - Log window

    - AltMinimize floating screen preview

[*] Evaluation dialog has been restyled.

[*] Proper scaling in high DPI resolutions has been finally implemented for
    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 Window Minimizer 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 Window Minimizer 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 Minimizer 8.8.1 (29.04.2016)
[!] Windows 10: False-positive SmartScreen warning about setup file corruption
    is finally remedied.

Actual Window Minimizer 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 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: 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

Actual Window Minimizer 8.7 (04.02.2016)
[!] The navigation panel in the main Configuration window has been replaced.

[+] 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.

[-] 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 Window Minimizer 8.6.1 (20.11.2015)
[*] Overall stability is improved.

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

[-] Windows 10: Size of extra title buttons calculated incorrectly for
    MDI windows.

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

    ActualWindowMinimizerCenter.exe suspend

    ActualWindowMinimizerCenter.exe resume

[+] Now you can launch another instance of the program using middle click on
    a Minimize-to-Screen floating icon.

[*] If Actual Window Minimizer was installed into a trusted location (such as
    "Program Files" folder) using administrative privileges and then used under
    non-privileged user account, Actual Window Minimizer 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.

[-] Dragging of Minimize-to-Screen floating icons stopped working.
Actual Window Minimizer 8.5.3 (19.09.2015)
[!] On some combinations of video hardware and drivers
    Actual Window Minimizer crashed at startup.

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

Actual Window Minimizer 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 Window Minimizer 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 Window Minimizer 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 Window Minimizer.

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

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

[-] Windows 7: Tooltips did not display in command prompt windows.

[-] 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 Window Minimizer 8.1.4 (10.04.2014)
[*] German translation is revised.

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

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

[-] Applying the AltMinimize feature to aBurner window did not hide its taskbar
Actual Window Minimizer 8.1.1 (31.01.2014)
[!] Sometimes running programs might crash after unloading
    Actual Window Minimizer.

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

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

[-] Google Chrome crashed when Actual Window Minimizer 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.

[-] Minimize-to-screen icons might appear out of sight after rearranging
    the desktop monitors.

[-] Some hotkeys remained operative even if the Control Center had been stopped.

[-] Mouse actions did not work when specifying single left click on title bar
    (with no modifiers or any set of them).

[-] 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 Minimizer 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 Minimizer 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.

[-] Minimized-to-screen icons could not be dragged.

Actual Window Minimizer 8.0.1 (19.08.2013)
[-] Uninstallation did not work because of the "DLL not found" error.
Actual Window Minimizer 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 Minimizer 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 Minimizer 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 Window Minimizer 7.5.1 (12.04.2013)
[-] Windows x64: In some environments, memory might leak gradually in the
    Control Center.

Actual Window Minimizer 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 Window Minimizer 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 Minimizer 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 Minimizer 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 Window Minimizer 7.4 (18.12.2012)
[*] Windows 7: The ability to start Actual Window Minimizer 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 Window Minimizer 7.3 (22.11.2012)
[+] Minimize-to-Screen icons now can display window preview thumbnails instead
    of window icons (in non-Aero visual themes, the "Enable preview thumbnails"
    option must be activated).

[+] Now, when you minimize a window to a screen icon, drag the icon somewhere
    and then restore the window - it will be restored under the mouse pointer.

[*] 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.

[*] Minimize-to-Screen icons now cannot be made invisible (100% transparent) -
    there is no such item in their "Transparency" submenu anymore.

[*] The Minimize-to-Screen icon's transparency now can be set via AltMin action
    options menu. To call this menu, either right click the AltMin title button
    or open the "Options - AltMin" submenu in the window system menu, then go
    to "Screen Icon Options - Transparency").

[*] The Minimize-to-Screen icons now react on drag-n-drop attempts: they restore
    the minimized window so that you can drop there the dragged item.

[*] Permanent tray icons now react more consistently to a single click.

[*] The list of alternatively minimized windows in the Unhide submenu now is
    divided into two subsets: the list of windows minimized to tray and the list
    of windows minimized to screen.

[-] 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 Window Minimizer 7.2 (16.08.2012)
[!] The library file awmemb64.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 Minimizer 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.

[*] Minimized-to-screen icons save their positions right after moving the icon.

[-] 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 Minimizer 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.

[-] 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 Minimizer after Stardock DeskScapes,
    Windows Explorer crashed or became unstable.

[-] With Actual Window Minimizer 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.

[-] Windows that were minimized to the tray/screen via window menu command
    did not restore via Unhide submenu.

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

Actual Window Minimizer 6.7.1 (11.11.2011)
[*] The auto-minimization of inactive Outlook dialogs is improved.

[-] 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 Window Minimizer 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 Minimizer 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 Window Minimizer was running.

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

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

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

Actual Window Minimizer 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.

[-] Firefox 4 left its icon in the taskbar after minimizing
    to tray.

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

Actual Window Minimizer 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 Window Minimizer hotkeys
    are replaced with the single Toggle Actual Window Minimizer hotkey.

[-] Restoring a minimized to tray window via double click made the window
    disappear from the taskbar.
Actual Window Minimizer 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.

[*] 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.

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

[-] Miranda 0.9 contact list window did not close by clicking its Close button.

[-] 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 Minimizer 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 Window Minimizer 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.

[*] 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

[-] The bug with empty custom tray/screen icon after restarting the application
    is fixed.

Actual Window Minimizer 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 set of advanced window actions to invoke via mouse clicks on standard
    window parts (such as title bar, regular Minimize/Maximize/Close buttons,
    etc.) has been extended - the following combinations have been added:

    - minimize window by clicking the title bar (Win+RClick by default);
    - minimize window to tray by clicking the title bar (Ctrl+RClick by
    - minimize window to screen by clicking the title bar (Ctrl+MClick by
    - roll window up by clicking the title bar (Shift+RClick by default);
    - minimize window to tray by clicking the Minimize button (RClick by
    - minimize window to screen by clicking the Minimize button (MClick by
    - maximize window to desktop by clicking the Maximize button (RClick by
    - maximize window just horizontally by clicking the Maximize button
      (Shift+RClick by default);
    - maximize window just vertically by clicking the Maximize button
      (Ctrl+RClick by default).

    You can customize the default combinations in the Options window (select
    the new Triggers->Mouse item to display the Mouse Options page).

[+] The Minimize to Screen action has been improved: now when you minimize
    a window to screen, the icon will appear by default exactly under the mouse
    pointer so that you can quickly restore window back or immediately drag
    the icon anywhere you like. If you need to store certain icon's position on
    the screen, you can enable the newly added "Save position" option.

[+] AltMin screen icons now snap to desktop borders and other windows.

[+] The option to select the click type (single or double) to restore
    a window from the tray/screen icon has been 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.

[*] The Unhide submenu and hints over tray/screen icons now correctly display
    the Unicode window captions.

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

[-] 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).

[-] Minimization by clicking the Close button stopped working.

[-] 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 Window Minimizer 5.4 (09.07.2009)
[+] Windows Thumbnails feature is added. Once enabled, it creates a small
    preview copy for each running window (either visible or hidden) and displays
    this preview as a visual tip in one of the following places:

    - over Taskbar buttons;
    - over AltMin screen icons;
    - over Virtual Desktops Switcher buttons.

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

Actual Window Minimizer 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.

[-] 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.

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

[+] Now you can specify a custom icon for a window minimized
    either to the system tray or on the screen.

[*] Window menu is slightly improved: additional options of AltMin and Roll Up
    actions are grouped into a separate submenu.

[-] 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).

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

Actual Window Minimizer 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.

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

[+] Now you can provide a custom skin path relative to
    Actual Window Minimizer'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.

[*] Title buttons' drawing is optimized and improved.

[*] 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.

[-] The bug is fixed: title buttons were painted twice in Vista Aero
    after restoring a window minimized to tray.

[-] The bug is fixed: title buttons appeared displaced in Windows Media Player
    in Vista Aero.

[-] The custom skin drawing procedure is fixed: now it correctly handles the
    fully transparent background.

[-] 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 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 Minimizer 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 "Remove taskbar entry" feature 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.

[+] When minimizing to screen, now you can make screen icons

[+] 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 long-awaited improvement for permanent tray/screen icons is made: now
    permanent icons behave like buttons in the Taskbar (i.e. active window is
    minimized, inactive window is activated, minimized window is restored).

[*] 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.

[-] The bug of the "minimize-to-screen" feature is fixed: sometimes screen
    icons used to go out of visible area after minimization.

[-] Title buttons now work properly in PowerPoint 2007.

[-] Title buttons' behavior in Outlook 2007 is improved.

Actual Window Minimizer 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 long-awaited feature is added: now all the minimized windows can
    be restored via "Unhide"/"Unhide All" items of Control Center's tray icon
    context menu.

[+] 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.

[*] 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.

[-] The bug is fixed: XP Remote Desktop client was crashed if minimized to the
    system tray, and then the configuration was saved.

[-] 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 is fixed: now multiple instances of Excel 2003/2007 workbooks and
    Acrobat 7 documents can be correctly minimized to the system tray.

[-] 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 is fixed: Mozilla applications (Firefox, Thunderbird) left their
    taskbar entry if they were minimized to the system tray via the standard
    Minimize button.

[-] 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 Window Minimizer 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 Minimizer").

[+] 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 Internet Explorer windows are correctly processed in Windows Vista.

[-] 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.

[-] 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.

Actual Window Minimizer 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 minimize a window by clicking the standard Close caption button.

[+] The support for the default Windows XP Media Center Edition visual theme is
    added (the proper title button skin was contributed by Riza Berbatovci).

[*] 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" subfolder.

[+] The blocking of the undesired self-activation for windows minimized to the
    tray is added.

[*] The minimization of the modal dialogs is improved.

Actual Window Minimizer 4.1 (01.08.2006)
[+] Key combination of a currently assigned hotkey now is displayed in
    title button tooltips.

[+] Key combination of a currently assigned hotkey now is displayed in
    system window menu command captions.

[+] 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 of MS Outlook Express auto-restoration from the tray while changing
    the display properties is fixed.

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

Actual Window Minimizer 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.

[+] Minimization-to-tray and minimization-on-screen actions were unified into a
    single action named "AltMin" (Alternatively Minimize) which provides the
    unified options and the ability to select the minimization mode on the fly.

[+] 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.

[-] 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 Minimizer 3.8 (23.09.2005)
[*] Fixed the bug: if minimized-to-tray application was
    restored by self or other application and not through the tray icon, in
    some programs icon remained in tray. To name just a few: Windows Task
    Manager, TextPad, Microsoft Outlook.

[*] Fixed the bug with undesired window activation from the tray when
    delayed auto-minimizing of inactive window is turned on.

[*] 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 Minimizer 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.

[+] 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 Minimizer 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.

[+] New "Do not add icon to the tray" option is added to "Minimize to Tray"
    action. This option is useful for windows that have their own tray
    icons, such as Microsoft Outlook 2003, Windows Messenger and so on.

[*] Custom window rules are added in for the browsers Mozilla Firefox and
    Opera. Moreover, some settings of already existing rules are modified.

[-] The defect in holding-up the window after its deactivation to minimize
    it to tray is corrected. In version 3.5 the value of this option
    couldn't be reset, the hold-up was fixed always as 0.

[*] The interface of the program is slightly changed.
Actual Window Minimizer 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 Window Minimizer 3.0 (13.10.2004)
[!] Hotkeys support: Now you can minimize programs to the system tray,
    always keep them on top, roll up windows, make them semi-transparent,
    etc. by means only one keystroke combination. Such a possibility lets
    you manage the same actions much quicker by using the keyboard.

[+] A Minimize to Tray button can be added to a window's title bar. You
    can minimize the program to the system tray by using the new button or
    minimize the program to the taskbar with the standard Minimize button.

[+] The system menu has a new Minimize to Tray item.

[+] Support of hotkeys. A keystroke Win+> minimizes an active window
    to the system tray.

Actual Window Minimizer 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 Minimizer 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 Window Minimizer 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 Minimizer 2.5 (15.01.2004)
[+] Added a new "Minimize Window to Tray When it is Deactivated" option.

[+] Added a command to sort window rules by name, in order to make
    the rules easier to find.

[+] Added a new "Minimize Window to Tray When it is Launched" option.

Actual Window Minimizer 2.0 (15.07.2003)
[!] 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.

[+] Added tooltips for edge icons.

[+] Added German language.

Actual Window Minimizer 1.6 (13.01.2003)
[+] Added a right-click context menu for tray icons.
    Right-clicking on icon in the tray will now bring up a context menu
    with two choices: "Restore Window" reopens the icon to be a window and
    "Close Window" closes the window immediately.

Actual Window Minimizer 1.5 (04.12.2002)
[*] Some small bugs were fixed.

[*] Some cosmetical changes in the user interface.

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

Actual Window Minimizer 1.4 (04.11.2002)
[!] Added multilingual support.

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

[*] Highly increase program's launching speed.

Actual Window Minimizer 1.3 (14.10.2002)
[+] Support of Windows XP themes for icons at screen edge.

[+] Added an option "Enable/disable tray icon".

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

Actual Window Minimizer 1.2 (16.09.2002)
[+] Added an option "Use large icon" for Minimize to Screen Edge.

[+] Added predefined settings for Eudora Email client.

[*] Some interface features changed and added.

Actual Window Minimizer 1.1 (05.08.2002)
[*] Some interface features have been changed and added.

[+] Option "Permanent tray icon" is added.

Actual Window Minimizer 1.0 (15.07.2002)
[!] Initial Release