February 24, 2006

xStarter 1.81

  • Program was redesigned to fix problems with regards to showing the program icon in the system tray when launching in Service Mode as preferred by some users.
  • In the case of Terminal Services application, each user logged on will see the program on the System Tray but Tasks will run only in one instance. This will prevent Tasks from running multiple times for multiple users logged in on Terminal Services.
  • While program is running on a computer with Terminal Services installed and with a working terminal client connection, the xStarter icon appears on all user's desktops. If you need to show icon for some users only (e.g. only for Administrators), this can be configured in the program under Preferences.
  • On a Task's Additional Tab, a new option called “Run on Desktop of the current user” was added. This option specifies a task to be run with desktop interaction of the user whose Action launched this Task. (e.g. if a task was launched on event “Before user logoff” then with this option, it will execute all interactive actions on the desktop of the logged off user). Without this option, task will be executed on the desktop of first logged on user.
  • Action DialUp/Connect with successful connection, returns connection speed.
  • Added event to run tasks on windows deactivation.
  • It's possible now to specify a Password in the program under Preferences. If a password is specified, it will prompt for the password when the program is called from the System Tray.
  • In the Actions Copy , Move , Synchronize , FtpSyncUpload , FtpSyncDownload , an option called “Include subfolders” was added.
  • In the action RunProcess , an option was added called “Wait until application exits” to wait for the process to finish before proceeding to the next Action to execution.
  • New actions MouseMove and MouseClick , allows for mouse cursor movements and clicks. This is located under the Macro Action.
  • New action ActiveWindowParams , returning parameters of current active window: caption, exe path, etc.
  • If on an action DialConnect that has a connection already established, Action will return Success=True.
  • In the action CheckMail, an option was added called “Convert charsets” to decode message content.
  • Added events that will allow running of tasks Before user logoff/computer shutdown, A fter Logon/Logoff .
  • Added event that will allow tasks to run on dialup connection/disconnection.
  • Added option to make screenshots in Grayscale format.
  • It's possible now to specify the option to run the program on Windows Startup/Logon only for the user or for all users under Preferences.
  • Action ShowMessage can now show messages tool tips in the system tray. Additionally, it's possible to specify timeout after which messages will be hidden automatically.
  • New action SortText allows sorting of text with different options
  • New actions ReadIniValue , WriteIniValue , allows writing and reading of parameters to/from Ini files.
  • New action SeialPortWriteEx with additional parameters to communicate with devices via RS232 port.
  • Actions SearchFiles and SearchFolders now return value Count – number of files or folders found.
  • Fixed problem with CheckMail action, text files in the attachment are now stored as files.
  • Fixed some other minor and major bugs.

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