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Screensaver Operations - ChangeLog

Current Version

Version 1.4 (2013-04-05)

  • General
    • Minor adjustments to some message boxes.
    • Minor codebase adjustments for better processing flow.
    • README updates and corrections.
    • Removed: The built-in README has been removed to reduce filesize.
  • Bug/Security Fixes
    • Fixed incorrect label description for some actions when custom text is set.
    • Fixed "Custom Message" textbox in configuration window not being greyed out when "LocalMachineOverride" is enabled.
  • New Features
    • The same SCR file runs both 32-bit & 64-bit natively!
      • This means there's no longer the Wow6432node registry mess on 64-bit systems and you can put settings at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\GrimAdmin.com\Screensaver Operations" for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
      • Don't Worry: It will still pull settings from the Wow6432node registry key for backwards compatibility if you don't have settings at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\GrimAdmin.com\Screensaver Operations".
    • New Hibernate & Sleep options for EWX_ExitFlag:
      • Suspend: 90
        Hibernate: 91
        Force Suspend: 94
        Force Hibernate: 95
    • New variables that can be used in custom messages:
      • %time_elapsed% - Displays the time elapsed in seconds.
        %time_elapsed_h% - Displays the hours component of the time elapsed in H:M:S format.
        %time_elapsed_m% - Displays the minutes component of the time elapsed in H:M:S format.
        %time_elapsed_s% - Displays the seconds component of the time elapsed in H:M:S format.
        %time_elapsed_hp% - Displays the hours component of the time elapsed in two-digit padded HH:MM:SS format.
        %time_elapsed_mp% - Displays the minutes component of the time elapsed in two-digit padded HH:MM:SS format.
        %time_elapsed_sp% - Displays the seconds component of the time elapsed in two-digit padded HH:MM:SS format.
        %user_name% - Shows the currently logged on user's username.
        %user_domain_name% - Shows the current user's domain name.
        %machine_name% - Shows the current computer name.
    • Added: HideActionButton registry value - Optionally remove the Action Button from the screensaver dialog window.
    • Added: CustomTitleText registry value - You can now display custom text in the title rather than one of the default titles.
    • Added: CancelOnMouseClick registry value - EXPERIMENTAL setting that enables the ability to cancel the screensaver when a mouse button is clicked.
    • Added: CancelOnMouseMove registry value - EXPERIMENTAL setting that enables the ability to cancel the screensaver when the mouse is moved.

Known Issues

  • [Minor] Not all registry values are validated before loading; make sure your settings are checked for errors and tested before being pushed out.
  • When enabling RunProcessEnabled, the default title and message texts are incorrect. This will be fixed in the next release. For now if opting to run a process use CustomTitleText & CustomMessage.
  • [Window XP & Windows Server 2003 Only] When using the RunProcessEnabled flag, older versions of Windows close the child process along with the screensaver. We have found a workaround and it will be implemented in the next release. More info on this issue is available in our forums.

Upcoming Features

  • None on the working block. Let us know what you'd like to see!

Version History

Version 1.3 (2011-02-01)

  • General
    • Minor adjustments & corrections to README file.
  • Bug/Security Fixes
    • Fixed issue where screensaver would force log off rather than wait for programs to gracefully exit even when the force setting was not applied.
    • Adjusted "Close" button on README window so it no longer docks to the wrong edges.
    • Fixed issue where MSI installer wouldn't remove files during uninstall if the latest install had upgraded a previous install.
  • New Features
    • New variables that can be used in custom messages:
      • %time_remaining_h% - Displays the hours component of the time remaining in H:M:S format.
        %time_remaining_hp% - Displays the hours component of the time remaining in two-digit padded HH:MM:SS format.
        %time_remaining_m% - Displays the minutes component of the time remaining in H:M:S format.
        %time_remaining_mp% - Displays the minutes component of the time remaining in two-digit padded HH:MM:SS format.
        %time_remaining_s% - Displays the seconds component of the time remaining in H:M:S format.
        %time_remaining_sp% - Displays the seconds component of the time remaining in two-digit padded HH:MM:SS format.

Version 1.2 (2010-12-02)

  • General
    • Versioning control adjustment for easier checking at a glance.
    • Added to README how to configure screensaver via registry.
    • Combined standalone and Windows Installer (MSI) versions into one download.
  • Bug/Security Fixes
    • Fixed crash when shutting down under the 'Guest' account in Windows 7.
    • Removed bogus default filename from Run Process browse dialog.
    • Fixed cosmetic issue where when running with DelayInSeconds set to 0, a dialog will pop up for a split second.
  • New Features
    • Alternative shutdown/logoff method in case non-typical permission settings prevent the preferred calls from working correctly.
    • Added README as built-in feature viewable from the configuration form.

Version 1.1.0.0 (2010-10-13)

  • General
    • Minor adjustments & corrections to README file.
  • Bug/Security Fixes
    • Fixed crash in configuration window when alphabetic characters were entered as a delay time.
  • New Features
    • Adjustable message font size.

Version 1.0.1.0 (2010-09-21)

  • General
    • Multi-screen support (screen dimming covers all displays).
  • Bug/Security Fixes
    • None
  • New Features
    • Option to choose whether or not to disable special keys and key combinations such as the Windows Key, Alt+Tab, Ctrl+Esc, etc. Does not disable Ctrl+Alt+Del or Alt+F4.

Version 1.0.0.0 (2010-09-18)

  • General
    • Initial release
  • Bug/Security Fixes
    • n/a
  • New Features
    • n/a

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