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VirtuaWin 4.4

VirtuaWin is a virtual desktop manager for the Windows operating system (Win9x/ME/NT/Win2K/XP/Win2003/Vista). A virtual desktop manager lets you organize applications over several virtual desktops (also called `workspaces`). Virtual desktops are very common in Unix/Linux, and once you get accustomed to using them, they become an essential part of a productive workflow.

VirtuaWin is designed to be simple and elegant to use yet still be highly configurable and extensible.

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History updates (Complete changelogs since the listing on this site)

4.4 [10-12-12]

  • 3178720 Added dynamic taskbar support for Win7
  • 3082777 Implemented boss & unboss key
  • 3205756 Fixed activation of minimized window when not hiding them.
  • 3213525 Fixed title bar redraw issue caused by toggling TOOLWIN flag
  • 3310612 Implemented own FindWindow and improved module start-up reliability
  • 3242208 Changed action of Module Enable/Disable button to start module
  • 3060975 Improved code getting a window icon, getting icon from app first
  • 3364055 Updated hotkey list when setup is applied as changes may effect it
  • 3376539 Handled explorer exiting so middle mouse button still works
  • 3575279 Added message VW_INVERTY to return invert Up/Down setting
  • 3481678 Added Reapply window rules hotkey and module interface
  • 3304530 Added Automatically close window option to Window rule dialog
  • 3082788 Fixed problem with middle clicking on opera tabs opening VW menu
  • 3110164 Fixed problem with 'stickies' windows being automatically grouped
  • Other versions : 4.3 4.2 4.1

    v4.3 [09-08-10]

  • 3058490 Fixed bug causing current window to be moved to the next desktop
  • 3017670 Added new module interface message to control desktop changing
  • 3026593 Updated external interface documentation
  • 3025763 Improved VW_FOREGDWIN message so that modules can force VW to give focus to their unmanaged windows
  • 3025866 Improved VW_FOREGDWIN message to allow modules to get VW to choose a suitable foreground window
  • 3026574 Fixed problem with hidden linked windows being made visible by VW
  • 3026907 Added manifest file to the source package
  • 3024305 Fixed minimised window activation issue when using new 'Only hide taskbar button ...' option.
  • 3025759 Changed BltMode to HALFTONE (not Win9x) to improve image quality
  • 3014409 Improved initial deskop image by simulating the taskbar and adding a boarder.
  • 3014411 Improved Window Rule's hide method option behaviour to avoid invalid combinations
  • 3012041 Added documentation for hidden config options
  • 3012028 Fixed size of box around User Interface section in Setup
  • v4.2 [06-05-10]

  • 2980468 Added VW_CMENUITEM module message so modules can add items to the main control menu
  • 3011201 Restructured help topic tree to have fewer top level items.
  • 2976228 Allowed up to 5sec for VW to detect taskbar before complaining
  • 2980490 Added direct desktop change options to control menu and created compact & standard versions with hotkey & mouse options.
  • 2976533 Fixed loss of minimized window thumbnail on Win7, added "Only hide taskbar button ..." expert option to disable it in case of side effects
  • 2918536 Reduced outlook lockups by modifying set foreground window algorithm
  • 2978143 Fixed Minimize hide method issue on Windows 7
  • 2979653 Brought back "Hide minimized windows on desktop change" expert opt
  • 2979675 Added "Make windows of this type always on top" option in Win rules
  • 2979883 Added VW_HOTKEY module message so modules can execute hotkey cmds
  • 2912583 Added "Only change when dragging a window" mouse option.
  • 2979884 Added "WIN: Bring to the top" hotkey command
  • 2979817 Added "Operate on window under mouse" hotkey option
  • 2122513 Added 64bit OS support for dynamic toolbar and added error message documenting dynamic toolbar is not supported on Win7
  • 2905598 Added WIN as a mouse modifier (submitted patch)
  • 2959463 Implemented clicking on window list desk names to change desktop
  • 2950454 Added hidden option lastDeskNoDelay to disable the 1sec delay before updating last desktop, used by "NAV: Return to last desktop" command
  • Improved module IMAGE message so that 6 & 7 return the desktop size and 8 toggles auto image create state (so a module can temporarily disable it)
  • 2969735 Support Win Rule Window Name to be '' to mean no name.
  • 2901801 UAC support - recognise elevated windows and not class them as hung
  • 2902879 Handle failue to call EnumWindows better.
  • 2901797 Fixed Window Menu -> Info feature for an elevated window.
  • 2901729 Fixed start-up issues on windows 7
  • 2892755 Fixed ** win rule matching.
  • v4.1 [11-28-09]

  • Improved the windows help file, now has index and search enabled.
  • 2727927 Extended middle mouse button desktop change & open winlist to include the taskbar
  • 2854161 Added a hidden 'start desktop' config option (.cfg file must be hand edited)
  • 2797845 Improved return to last desktop command to support a rapid switch
  • 2682854 Added XP theme support for setup dialog and fixed several rc issues
  • 2448910 Added option to install for current user or for all users
  • 2789338 Improved error messages in case of corrupt or zero byte config file
  • 2134867 Added "Force release of modifier keys on desktop change" option
  • 2189263 Added improved init and system setup logging and added potential fix
  • 2306168 Fixed setting of last active window when only preserving the Z-order
  • 1842145 Implemented global system hook to detect window activations - new config expert setting
  • 1971856 Added option to open menus at fix locations when hotkey is used and improved the location of the dialog - central in the primary monitor
  • 1983857 Added copyright confirmation notice to icon submission
  • 1942881 Fixed Z-Order of windows assigned immediately to another desktop
  • 2036553 2036555 Implemented systray icon toggle and exit hotkey commands
  • 2089761 Increased the max number of hotkeys to 80
  • 1869917 Added new dynamic taskbar order feature to support Taskbar shuffle
  • Added dynamic taskbar button removal option as a better fix to long standing issue
  • 1979116 Re-implement taskbar activation option to be a window rule option
  • 1964565 Added crash handler and reimplemented showHelp to avoid rare crash
  • 1967494 Close spawned module process handles
  • 1919024 Implemented NAV: Return to last desktop hotkey command
  • 1933182 Improved SetForegroundWindow so focus can be given back to desktop
  • 1930005 Force redraw of activated window hidden using toolwin flag
  • 1953231 Fixed handling of close message so it does exit VW if requested
  • 1950577 Made process name string comparisons case insensitive
  • 1956478 Added portable unicode package creation
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