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ShellDispenser version history

The latest version of ShellDispenser is 14.2.18 from February 18, 2014.  If you want to be informed when a new version of ShellDispenser is released you can subscribe to our ShellDispenser update mailing list.

Below is the version history of ShellDispenser.  Listed for each version is which new characteristics are added (New), which existing characteristics have been improved or changed (Changed) and which issues have been solved (Fixed).

Version x.x.x - xxx x, xxxx

Fixed errors

  • Windows are re-positioned correctly again when the Windows task bar is moved to the top or left side of the screen.

Version 14.2.18 - February 18, 2014

Enhancements

  • Closing Explorer is now performed in an even more robust manner.

Changes

  • ShellDispenser now only closes the Explorer processes that run under the same user account.

Fixed errors

  • In some situations a failed Close during a Restart would not re-start Explorer.

Version 10.10.21 - October 21, 2010

New features

  • International text is now fully supported everywhere.

Changes

  • Windows 95, 98 and ME are not supported anymore.

Fixed errors

  • When a chosen hot key is already in use by another application, this will be shown more descriptively.

Version 10.6.13 - June 13, 2010

New features

  • Windows Vista and Windows 7 are now supported.
  • When restarting Explorer all folders that were opened will be opened again (if this setting is enabled in Windows).
  • Multiple ShellDispenser versions can now more easily be installed on your computer simultaneously.

Enhancements

  • Closing Explorer has become more fail-safe because ShellDispenser keeps retrying to close Explorer if it failed to close properly.
  • The ShellDispenser installation process has been improved so licensed installations cannot be easily overwritten by trial versions.
  • The list of surpressible questions and notifications has expanded; settings from previous installations are not re-used.

Changes

  • Windows NT 4 is not supported anymore.

Version 10.3.15 - March 15, 2010

New features

  • ShellDispenser is now also available in Dutch.
  • The details of your installed license can now easily been found in the "My license details" dialog, including your license number.

Enhancements

Changes

  • ShellDispenser now uses end user license agreement version 1.4.
  • The settings for which message and/or question to show are stored differently; these settings will be set to their defaults again when you upgrade to this version.

Version 8.11.27 - November 27, 2008

New features

  • ShellDispenser is now digitally signed to make downloads easier and to improve security and ensure integrity.

Enhancements

  • The layout of the windows has been improved.
  • The help files have been adjusted to improve screen reader accessibility.

Version 8.4.17 - April 17, 2008

Fixed errors

  • Sometimes ShellDispenser could not write out it's settings file after a clean installation.

Version 8.3.26 - March 26, 2008

Changes

  • The version numbering scheme has changed to year.month.day.
  • ShellDispenser now uses the EULA version 1.2.

Version 1.0.8 - January 14, 2007

New features

  • Added support to check for updates at the TwoLogs website.

Changes

  • The version numbering scheme has changed.
  • ShellDispenser now uses the EULA version 1.1.

Version 1.0.0.7 - May 26, 2006

Fixed errors

  • ShellDispenser will not give warnings anymore if Explorer is stopped when the computer shuts down or logs off.

Version 1.0.0.6 - May 22, 2006

Fixed errors

  • ShellDispenser now stores it's settings in all circumstances when the computer shuts down.

Version 1.0.0.5 - April 18, 2006

New features

  • Added user feedback possibility when uninstalling ShellDispenser.

Version 1.0.0.4 - April 10, 2006

New features

  • Added support for Windows 2000, Windows NT 4, Windows ME and Windows 98.

Fixed errors

  • ShellDispenser is now compatible with the Explorer option "Launch folder windows in a seperate process".
  • Fixed an issue with double-clicking on the notification icon that caused the neighbouring icon to also receive mouse clicks.

Version 1.0.0.3 - February 27, 2006

New features

  • Added the option to automatically start ShellDispenser on computer startup.
  • More confirmation messages are shown before potentially unsafe or tricky operations.
  • Confirmation messages can now be suppressed per message type; they can also be suppressed more easily.
  • ShellDispenser can now be started minimized to the notification area.

Enhancements

  • Added extra quietness command line flag to show errors but not to show warnings.
  • Improved program settings dialog layout.

Version 1.0.0.2 - February 18, 2006

New features

  • Added Windows XP window style support.
  • Minimizing to the notification area can now also be set on Window close.
  • Added option to not show confirmation message on successfull close, start and restart.

Version 1.0.0.1 - February 14, 2006

New features

  • Initial release.