WindowMizer Change Log

The complete History of changes made to WindowMizer.

WindowMizer Version History
Version 5.0
Fri, 18 Jan 2018 22:23:29 -0500
  • Completely rewritten in the Swift programming language (formerly written in Obj-C).
  • Supports macOS 10.12 and higher
  • Dark Mode interface on macOS Mojave (10.14)
  • Uses modern API's for improved efficiency & security
  • Supports the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • In-application checkout via Paddle (PayPal & Credit Cards)
  • Built-in Feedback and Crash Reporting
  • Eliminated "Offscreen" window handling

Version 4.4.2
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:47:29 -0500
  • Added Display preferences for multiple displays
  • Fixed Move-Offscreen window handling with multiple displays
  • Fixed bugs with close, minimize and zoom buttons
  • Fixed possible crash when closing collapsed windows
  • Ignore Stickies.app (has built-in collapse)
  • Updated WindowMizer Help Book (internal and online)

Version 4.4.1
Sun, 31 Jul 2016 20:41:22 -0500
  • Removed: Key-down and Dock-click Event Taps
  • Removed: AppleScript window-shading option
  • Added: Shortcut to minimize window without placeholder
  • Fixed: Localized global shortcuts used internally
  • Improved: Better support for multiple displays (2)
  • Improved: Separate prefs for controlling animations
  • Updated: Built-in and online Help Books
  • Built with Mac OS X 10.10 SDK and Xcode 6.4 to support OS X 10.6

Version 4.4
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:42:42 -0500
  • Improved security via HTTPS protocol
  • Added: Cycle through Windows and Tabs
  • Added: Per-application window destination
  • Added: Per-application title bar double-click handling
  • Added: Per-application title bar double-click height
  • Fixed: Move-Offscreen window handling with the Dock on the right
  • Fixed: Allow partially offscreen collapsed windows
  • Fixed: Better compatibility with application Hiding
  • Fixed: Thumbnail window names on mouse-hover
  • Fixed: Window-shading in Xcode, Entourage 2008 and others
  • Fixed: Restoring windows when quitting WindowMizer
  • Fixed: Eliminate duplicate Help menu item
  • Updated: ShortcutRecorder.framework
  • Updated: MASPreferences
  • Updated: Built-in and online Help Books
  • Built with Mac OS X 10.10 SDK and Xcode 6.4 to support OS X 10.6

Version 4.3.1
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 21:43:17 -0500
  • Changed Default Preference to use New Off-Screen window handling

Version 4.3.0
Sat, 12 Sep 2015 03:52:03 -0500
  • 3x Faster than previous versions!
  • Updated for Mac OS 10.11 El Capitan
  • New Off-Screen window handling mode
  • Moved AppleScript code to Obj-C class
  • Fix localization of Applescript number formats
  • Async code execution prevents beachball with multiple windows
  • Reorganize preference settings
  • Misc Bug fixes and improvements
  • Localization updates
  • Updated Help file

Version 4.2.1
Mon, 11 May 2015 05:31:33 -0500
  • Speed Optimizations
  • Cached sounds for quicker collapsing and restoring of windows
  • Scan menus only for apps that require pressing menu items
  • Removed splash screen. Not needed with quicker launch time
  • Enhanced: Mail window to dynamically update the window title
  • Fixed: Xcode Documentation window to work with AppleScript
  • Fixed: Memory leak when adjusting Sound preferences
  • Fixed: Demo date expired bug in non-English languages
  • Fixed: Help Book menu item in all non-English languages
  • Localization updates
  • Updated Help file

Version 4.2
Sun, 03 May 2015 06:00:35 -0500
  • Completed implimentation of Applescript window-shaded windows
  • Fixed Finder windows to restore to their original height
  • Fixed all AppleScript-shaded windows to restore to their original height
  • Fixed global shortcuts with AppleScript shaded windows
  • Fixed global shortcuts for multiple windows
  • Fixed handling of Microsoft Entourage 2008 windows
  • Better handling of Adobe application windows
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements
  • Extended free trial to 14 days
  • Demo requires internet connection
  • Updated Help file

Version 4.1
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 07:18:26 -0600
  • REAL window-shading in many common apps including: The Finder, App Store, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Mail, TextEdit, BBEdit, Xcode and more!
  • Custom AppleScripts can be ran when a double-click occurs in a title bar
  • New preferences settings to configure AppleScript window-shading
  • Fixed a title bar transparency bug
  • Fixed a bug causing WM to crash during launch
  • Fixed a bug when loading the sounds preference pane
  • Update WindowMizer Help Viewer documentation
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements
  • Language updates

Version 4.0.1
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:01:02 -0600
  • Fully Supported on OS X Yosemite
  • Increased Demo time to 30 minutes
  • Activation via Keycode only
  • Japanese Language updates
  • Bug fixes

Version 4.0
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:17:34 -0500
  • Fully Supported on OS X Yosemite
  • Demo now runs for 20 minutes and can be ran repeatedly
  • Demo no longer requires an internet connection
  • Simplified activation to use a key-code or account login
  • Larger thumbnail icons with placement settings
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements
  • This update requires that you reactivate the application

Version 3.4.1
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:31:32 -0500
  • Thumbnail window improvements...
  • Added preference item for adjusting Screen Margins
  • Added preference item for adjusting Window Spacing
  • Independent window grid for each Mission Control "Space"
  • Better "Spaces" support across multiple displays
  • Fixed issue causing empty cells in window grid

Version 3.4
Sat, 21 Jun 2014 00:47:03 -0500
  • Added sound effects for all actions
  • Added volume control for sound effects
  • Added Application icon to Thumbnail windows (optional)
  • Added Arrangement options for Thumbnail windows
  • Added option to restore Thumbnail windows to initial location
  • Added functional mini title bar to Thumbnail windows
  • Added contextual menu to Thumbnail windows
  • Added option to disable contextual menus and/or Window menu
  • Bug fixes for contextual menus
  • Improvements to displaying the window name on hover
  • Live updating of windows when adjusting preferences
  • Fixed "single-click restore" to apply to Thumbnail windows only
  • Various bug fixes and improvements

Version 3.3
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:33:28 -0500
  • Added "Reduce to Thumbnail" action
  • Added "Minimize to Dock" action
  • Added buttons to reset preferences to default settings
  • Fix 200% transparent window content on retina displays
  • Improved translations
  • Updated in-app and online Help Book
  • Various bug fixes and improvements

Version 3.2.1
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 22:07:06 -0500
  • Added custom code to support Microsoft Entourage 2008
  • Added option to Disable Notifications
  • Added option to hide splash screen
  • Added optional "Confirm Quit" alerts
  • Bring WM windows to front when selected from Status Menu
  • Fixed "Window" menu to list all open windows in represented app
  • Fixed bug that could cause WindowMizer to crash when launching
  • Fixed bug preventing a preference item from saving
  • Fixed code-signing on OS 10.6 (again)
  • Fixed icon size in alerts and message windows on OS 10.6
  • Automated deployment to reduce risk of errors when releasing updates
  • Updated in-app and online Help Book
  • Various bug fixes and improvements

Version 3.2
Sun, 16 Mar 2014 02:26:05 -0500
  • Improvements for OS 10.9 Mavericks
  • Fixed multiple-display issues
  • Fixed crash when rearranging displays
  • Added option to show Application icon in title bar
  • Added support for Adobe® "Application Frame" windows
  • Added support for iBooks® windows
  • Security improvements with SSL connections
  • Various bug fixes and improvements

Version 3.1
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 00:14:46 -0500
  • Added Support for OS 10.9 Mavericks

Version 3.0
Sat, 05 Oct 2013 00:52:50 -0500
  • Ability to remove the WindowMizer icon from the Dock.
  • Alternative Menu-Icon interface for accessing preferences.
  • Auto-resizing of windows to fit on screen.
  • Toggle mode for global shortcuts.
  • Resizable and scrollable transparent windows
  • Optional sound effects when reducing and restoring windows.
  • User-definable windowshade modifier keys.
  • Application-specific settings.
  • Contextual Window List.
  • Bug fixes and Speed improvements.

Version 2.2
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 23:23:50 -0500
  • Bug Fixes and Maintenance

Version 2.1
Sat, 04 May 2013 08:56:51 -0500
  • Added 14 day Demo
  • Improved French and German translations
  • Various bug fixes

Version 2.0
Sat, 02 Feb 2013 19:29:41 -0600
  • Fixed black screen flicker when hiding system window animations in Mountain Lion
  • Fixed issues with double-clicking a titlebar using modifier keys
  • Fixed global shortcut key to minimize windows
  • Added global shortcut key to Minimize All windows in an application
  • Added a preference to enable/disable global shortcuts
  • Added a preference to enable/disable double-click modifier keys
  • Fixed miscellaneous bugs and issues with collapsing windows
  • Localized into 8 languages
  • Enhanced the Window menu to list all of an application's windows
  • Added a Make Transparent option when double-clicking a titlebar
  • Separated minimize behavior into an action and an animation effect for possible future enhancements
  • Added option to trust WindowMizer rather than requiring "Allow access for assistive devices"
  • Enhanced preferences by adding a toolbar
  • Added Help book