My thanks goes out to:
- Pete “Just Learnin'”
- Robert “Keymaster”
for testing, and of course to all the fans and customers!
Feature = Aero Enhanced (Function 4) adds special features to Show Desktop Button in Windows 7 with Aero enabled.
Feature = Auto Switch can now also be set so that going to the right screen edge activates Alt-Tab.
Feature = After the MMB cancels Alt-Tab, the mouse wheel switches between the last two windows.
Feature = The new HotKey Win-Alt-` also swaps the last two, without flashing the Alt-Tab window.
Improve = Auto Alt-Tab Switch offers mouse wheel support even for Alt-Tab replacements.
Improve = Hot corners, previously occupied by Auto Alt-Tab Switch, are free again.
Bug fix = Solved too harsh behaviour while not registered yet.
Improve = Auto Start Menu opening now also functions in Vista and Windows 7.
Bug fix = Peek & Flip now correctly recognize Sidebar Gadgets in Vista and Windows 7.
Bug fix = The MMB didn’t work on some windows’ Title Bars in Windows 7.
Bug fix = The Peeking ToolTip was sometimes blocking the mouse in Windows 7.
Bug fix = Sometimes in Win7 a "Normal" window becomes "Always-On-Top" after Shake or Show Desktop.
Bug fix = Solved Windows 7 installation problem, not starting WinShake automatically after a reset.
Added = Information window when enabling Quick Peek in Windows 7.
Feature = With Auto Switch enabled, going to the left screen edge activates Alt-Tab, complete with mouse wheel support.
Improve = Clicking the MMB on a Title Bar’s X-Button, coming from Taskbar Peek, switches to PeekTop.
Improve = Now the Peek animation takes the same amount of time for all windows, big or small.
Improve = Increased the PeekTopX animation speed.
Improve = Fine-tuned the Quick Peek and Auto Taskbar hover delay settings.
Improve = Improved Auto Switch behavior, to minimize switching by mistake.
Feature = With Auto Taskbar enabled, you can now also open and close the Start Menu without clicking your mouse.
Bug fix = Choosing Help or WebSite from the Tray Icon Menu sometimes didn’t switch to that window.
Added = Confirmation window before Emptying the Cache.
Feature = New Auto Taskbar (Function 5), to quickly find a window on the Taskbar and Peek at it, without mouse clicks.
Feature = With Auto Switch enabled, you can even switch to a window without clicking your mouse.
Feature = Quick Flipping through open windows can now also be done with your mouse wheel.
Bug fix = Solved a few problems with (Auto) Taskbar Peek & Switch and Grouped Taskbar Buttons.
Bug fix = No more problems with (partially black) SnapShots of minimized windows.
Bug fix = Sometimes a wrong window was shown when a SnapShot is not available.
Improve = Clicking the MMB on a Title Bar, coming from Taskbar Peek, switches to PeekX.
Feature = New Quick Flip (Function 4), to quickly Peek & Flip through all open windows, and change focus if necessary.
Bug fix = Quick Peek & Flip is no longer disturbing the Screen Saver.
Bug fix = Solved some rare problems when quickly switching between Peek and PeekTop(X), or starting PeekX too soon after stopping it.
Improve = Easier registration system and version info.
Bug fix = Sometimes when exiting Quick Peek too soon after entering it, the windows remained transparent.
Bug fix = The improvement in v2.53 did not work the first time after booting.
Improve = When using Shake or Show Desktop quickly after another, this was ignored sometimes.
Bug fix = SnapShots taken when Desktop was bigger were not shown sometimes.
Improve = Solved occasional visual glitch when starting Taskbar Peek.
Added = Confirmation window before Resetting Defaults.
Bug fix = Solved that sometimes a wrong window was kept as well when shaking quickly after another.
Changed = New registration system.
Improve = Sometimes when you Shake a mother window, a child window on-top is shaken instead and the mother was minimized. Now they are both kept.
Improve = When Peek animation is heavily delayed by a window, it is now skipped.
Bug fix = Solved that an inactive "Normal" window would become "Always-On-Top" after having used Shake or Show Desktop when the system was very busy.
Bug fix = Sometimes after Quick Peek while in PeekTop(X) mode the wrong window was made transparent.
Feature = New Quick Peek (Function 4), to quickly Peek at the Desktop by simply hovering over the right edge of the Taskbar, next to the clock.
Feature = With Quick Peek enabled, you can also Show Desktop and Peek by (double) clicking the MMB on the Show Desktop Button in Win7 and Server 2008 R2.
Bug fix = Solved Taskbar Peek problem with Windows Classic Theme.
Bug fix = Sometimes Title ToolTips were not being shown.
Bug fix = Solved that under rare circumstances on Vista a window would look different after having used multi PeekTopX.
Bug fix = On dual screen setups, sometimes maximized windows showed their borders after peeking.
Bug fix = Solved that sometimes after peeking PeekTopX was started.
Feature = New multi PeekTopX (Function 6), for when there are more "confidential" windows you would like to hide quickly.
Feature = Now you can also Show Desktop and Peek by (double) clicking the Middle Mouse Button on the Start Button.
Added = Windows 7 and Server 2008(R2) compatibility, especially for when Aero is not available, or for one of the other improvements.
Added = Windows Server 2003 support for using Windows XP styled Themes.
Bug fix = No more black SnapShot of Command Prompt window when using PeekTop.
Bug fix = Solved resizing problem after peeking with Windows Classic Theme.
Improve = Improved Peek performance with Windows Classic Theme.
Bug fix = Solved occasional errors at times when the system is very busy.
Improve = Improved compatibility with some rare annoying windows.
Bug fix = Compatibility with great number of the same programs on the Taskbar.
Improve = Improved performance a bit more.
Improve = Compatibility with programs showing a percentage on the Taskbar.
Improve = HotKeys no longer start repeating when keeping them pushed.
Bug fix = No more Title ToolTips being shown when they’re not supposed to.
Bug fix = SnapShot Cache was sometimes emptied when Resetting Defaults.
Feature = New PeekTopX function (see Function 6), by double clicking the MMB (Middle Mouse Button) on the X-Button in the Title Bar of a window.
Feature = You can now PeekX through all windows while keeping the active one normal, by clicking the MMB on the Title Bar of the window.
Feature = Added HotKeys for this PeekX and PeekTopX.
Changed = To Shake a window you now double click the MMB on its Title Bar (hold Shift to Reset2).
Improve = Clicking the MMB on a Title ToolTip now also works for "funny" windows.
Improve = Closing the PeekTopped window exits PeekTop mode.
Improve = You can now switch faster between Peek and Shake.
Bug fix = And switching between Peek and PeekTop keeps the necessary windows Peeked also when there are only "Always-On-Top" windows left.
Bug fix = No longer a Title ToolTip is shown, while peeking, when hovering over the Vista Start Orb, or after using Reset.
Bug fix = Solved problem of some rare windows not staying on top after shaking.
Bug fix = No more black SnapShots when peeking using the icon.
Improve = Added WinShake to the "Add or Remove Programs" Control Panel.
Bug fix = Now clicking the MMB on a Peeked window’s border or Title ToolTip, with a SnapShot at the back is handled the same as when a normal window is behind it.
Bug fix = Now leaving Taskbar Peek mode by using the Ctrl Key acts just as consistently as when clicking the MMB.
Bug fix = Solved the problem that sometimes windows would be restored right after being minimized.
Improve = The Taskbar Peek function now even shows (SnapShots of) programs that can not be previewed by the Taskbar itself, like MS Excel and PowerPoint or older versions of Adobe Reader with multiple documents opened on the Taskbar.
Improve = Solved occasional visual glitch when using Visual Task Tips.
v2.02 - 10/08/2009
Feature = New (Windows 7 Aero) Taskbar Peek function (see Function 5).
Feature = Now you can Shake a window by clicking the MMB (Middle Mouse Button) on its Title Bar.
Feature = You can Peek by clicking the MMB at (the right of) the clock in the Taskbar.
Feature = You can Show Desktop by double clicking the MMB at (the right of) the Taskbar clock (hold Shift to Reset2).
Feature = And you can use PeekTop by clicking the MMB on the X-Button in the Title Bar of a window.
Feature = When peeking through all windows, you can make a window reappear by clicking the MMB on its border, or on the ToolTip showing its Title.
Feature = Added HotKeys for Show, Shake, Reset, Peek and PeekTop.
Bug fix = Solved the problem that under rare
circumstances an active "
Bug fix = Solved a visual glitch when switching between Peek and PeekTop with "Always-On-Top" windows present.
Feature = Reset now shows a special Tooltip when it suspects you wanted to use PeekTop instead of Reset.
Bug fix = PeekTop peeks Command Prompt, because it can not be made semi-transparent.
Improve = Improved especially Peek performance a bit more.
Bug fix = Solved peeking problem with Vista Start Orb.
Bug fix = Solved peeking problem with Glass windows borders remaining visible.
Bug fix = Solved peeking problem with maximized windows and Aero Glass.
Bug fix = Solved shaking problem with maximized windows becoming invisible.
Improve = The border line around Peeked windows on
Improve = Slowed down Peek animation on
Feature = New PeekTop function (see Function 6).
Feature = Now the previous second window on top when shaking is also remembered.
Feature = The active window at the moment the icon was clicked is now always remembered, even when another window tries to steal focus immediately after.
Feature = Reset no longer minimizes any windows itself and can now also be used after shaking.
Feature = Reset also shows a Tooltip telling you how to UnReset.
Bug fix = Solved a visual glitch after peeking, when sometimes two different windows had the active color.
Improve = Improved performance in many ways.
Changed = Peek animation default speed is now 7 instead of 6.
Added = New icons for all the different functions.
Feature = Rolled-Up windows are now excluded from
Bug fix = Solved a problem with some vertical toolbars.
Bug fix = Solved behavior of some rare but very stubborn windows.
Improve = Improved performance slightly again.
Feature = The edge around Peeked windows now also remains visible for maximized windows.
Feature = The Peek and Shake animations can now be disabled by setting the animation speed to 0.
Bug fix = Solved a few visual glitches when peeking through maximized windows.
Bug fix = Peek now also recognizes Windows Classic Theme on Windows Vista.
Improve = Further improved performance slightly.
Feature = Now the previous window on top is even remembered when there is another one on top when restoring.
Bug fix = Peek now recognizes Windows Classic Theme on Windows XP.
Improve = A few more i's dotted and t's crossed visually when peeking.
Bug fix = Solved annoying Shake behavior of that very rare but stubborn window.
Bug fix = No more problems when shaking quickly after another.
Bug fix = Do not unPeek windows that were activated after peeking and therefore were not Peeked to begin with.
First public version