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  • 20171103

      • Changed error report to be generated and copied to clipboard automatically on failure, when locked with passphrase.
      • Changed how checking for updates is handled when enabled.
      • Changed to forget containers items state for empty containers, rather than saving empty one.
      • Changed to not show auto-update open download website prompt on failure when passphrase locked.
      • Changed to not show save to file dialog on error generation when passphrase locked.
  • 20171015

      • Changed unreadable database error handling to allow ignoring it.
  • 20170915

      • Changed container sub-directories threaded operations to use in-use counter.
  • 20170912

      • Changed fading and automatic sorting to use same synchronization mutex.
      • Removed display cache locking as replaced not updated any longer.
      • Revised container colorization changes handling.
      • Revised stream reading to use allocated memory buffers, instead of managed arrays.
  • 20170808

      • Changed pointer comparison method.
      • Changed to include punctuation back in localizable strings.
  • 20170719

      • Changed command line arguments to bit field flag enumeration.
      • Changed compressor to request elevation only if experiencing unpack permission issues.
      • Changed parallel initialization main thread only tasks order.
  • 20170714

      • Changed migration cache clearing request from asynchronous to synchronous.
  • 20170713

      • Revised display cache initialization and changes notification.
  • 20170508

      • Changed saving opaque images from clipboard to 100% quality.
  • 20170419

      • Changed extractor closing running instance to after unpack request.
  • 20170418

      • Changed automatic startup checking to be performed when selecting menu containing that option.
      • Changed container locking flags to enable exposing content, when not locking with passphrase.
      • Delayed "New" menu initialization.
  • 20161217

      • Changed shell detection fallback from threaded to timer based.
  • 20161213

      • Changed error reporting time reference.
  • 20161212

      • Changed container items re-scaling to occur in painting interval.
      • Delayed containers menu initialization.
      • Unified containers painting with those painting while scrolling, as well as surface repainting.
  • 20160811

      • Changed shortcuts are copied instead of being linked when creating shortcuts.
      • Compacted core initialization routines.
  • 20150604

      • Revised power state changes detection.
  • 20150510

      • Improved support for detecting temporary files changes.
      • Revised file system changes observing.
  • 20150209

      • Changed containers caption to contain those id.
  • 20141031

      • Changed display identification method from relative name to hardware id.
  • 20140926

      • Changed created shortcuts to use only file name without extension.
  • 20140915

      • Optimized file system changes monitoring.
      • Revised system colors changes handling.
  • 20140826

      • Changed directories opening parameters.
  • 20140810

      • Removed support for mixed long and 8.3 paths for directory changes watching.
  • 20140714

      • Replaced directory watching component.
      • Revised network state changes handling.
  • 20140603

      • Changed default index behaviour when retrieving icons from icon files for shortcuts.
  • 20140511

      • Changed directories elements counting to be estimation by default.
      • Replaced system icons (and thumbnails) resolver with internal one.
  • 20140317

      • Changed method of requesting container closure from messages to delegates.
  • 20140316

      • Changed music and shortcut handling libraries to use unified muxer interface.
  • 20140224

      • Changed automatic update identification from general code to branch id.
  • 20140223

      • Changed drag and drop preview opacity shading.
      • Changed notification icon disposal to synchronous.
  • 20140131

      • Changed containers style flags.
  • 20140130

      • Changed collections locking mechanism (updated previous).
  • 20131224

      • Changed placetime location settings to allow those combinations.
  • 20131108

      • Changed cache thumbnails clearing method to remove whole directories instead of only those files.
      • Changed language localization "title" field name to "name" for unification with themes specification.
  • 20131014

      • Changed sub-elements estimation precision settings for sub-folders without sub-directories.
  • 20131011

      • Changed folder browse dialog browsable location types.
  • 20130509

      • Changed "new version available" notification.
  • 20130505

      • Changed images loading method when generating those thumbnails.
      • Changed inline-buttons size from 35px to 32px.
  • 20130428

      • Changed item "cut" keyboard shortcut to control+x.
  • 20130304

      • Changed default sorting by use frequency order to descending.
  • 20130219

      • Changed handles detection method.
  • 20130215

      • Changed shortcuts cache to low-level concurrent.
  • 20130208

      • Changed containers fading to threaded.
  • 20121224

      • Changed position saving to delayed.
  • 20121124

      • Changed database data model.
  • 20121114

      • Changed container internal used paths to absolute.
  • 20121113

      • Changed executing executable with drop-down file list to be triggered only when mouse hovered over item for a moment.
      • Changed labels menu icons.
  • 20121104

      • Changed directory sub-items count method.
      • Changed elements overlays to be painted in container rendering process instead of element one.
      • Changed icons/thumbnails size to 96x96 px.
      • Changed places type container element text display on hover.
      • Changed places type container selection field transparency gradation.
      • Changed theme elements sizes.
      • Changed thumbnails and data extensions.
  • 20120902

      • Changed cross-communication method (e.g: multimedia).
  • 20120808

      • Changed batch rename enumeration.
      • Changed container data saving format.
      • Changed container stick to desktop method.
      • Changed icon loading queueing.
      • Changed internal items mapping.
      • Changed items cross-store.
      • Changed opaque thumbnail saving quality.
  • 20120421

      • Changed .url files thumbnailing settings.
      • Changed container inactive when transparent visibility triggers to mouse only.
      • Changed container settings save to delayed.
      • Changed name sort method.
      • Changed places container type rendering method.
      • Updated directory thumbnail generating method - now support cover images as well as consider subdirectories when rendering.
  • 20120203

      • Changed image preview behaviour to full screen.
      • Changed shortcuts reader component.
      • Changed tooltip display activation for places type container - element must be selected.
  • 20110626

      • Executable for current branch is now anycpu instead of x86.
  • 20110515

      • Cosmetic changes of nimi accounts key generation panel.
  • 20110418

      • Changed container loading mechanism.
  • 20110131

      • Changed - virtual folders are now being ignored when copying elements or dragging - instead their contents is selected.
  • 20110130

      • Changed drag drop on folders and capable widgets to hold over to drop - about 1 second.
      • Changed hashing method.
      • Changed reflection dimension in paths.
      • Changed shadow algorithm used in paths.
      • Changed text-position in paths.
      • Cursor is now positioned to click when dragging in paths.
      • Directory thumbnails are now generated as 3 rows of 3 columns (rule of thirds) of icons.
      • Virtual folders are now notified when grouped element changes notification state.
  • 20101231

      • Changed interface.
      • Removed themes collector - now it's handled by synchronization.
      • Swap images for paths container can be now themed.
      • Updated upgrade component - now it matches new nimi compressor requirements.
  • 20101124

      • Changed box widget graphics.
      • Some thumbnail cache changes - for near future use.
  • 20101120

      • Changed method of saving and loading containers data (like labels, order).
      • Container order options against other windows are now grouped under layer menu.
      • Merged 70-80% of containers into one.
      • Regrouped menu entries - filters are now in appearance menu section.
      • Scroll snapping snaps to view instead of element now.
      • Split thumbnail cache into shared (like extensions) and non shared.
  • 20101010

      • Containers now automatically scroll on drag and drop.
      • Improved container loading time should be ~2-3x faster (benefit from both thumbnail component speed up and some other changes).
      • Replaced old list with new one in nimi center, themes and file collector.
  • 20100820

      • Changed some default settings.
      • Inner items structure change - and related - to be unveiled possibly in next release.
      • Launched executables (and compatible shortcuts to executables) should now show notification while running.
  • 20100817

      • Updated drag cursor generation - should be nicer now.
  • 20100716

      • Changed "look" to "appearance".
      • Optimized regen - should be now much faster.
  • 20100701

      • Changed selection method - selecting selected element without crtl key down unselects other elements.
  • 20100616

      • Places can now be created from context menu ("create place") entry - via element collector.
      • Places can now show their title - it can be disabled from look menu.
  • 20100520

      • Updated thumbnailing mechanism, now it has support for 3rd part file thumbnailers.
  • 20100519

      • Changed: center gui.
  • 20100416

      • Changed layered window skinning alghoritm.



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