Category «Desktop Info»

Desktop Info v2.10.0 Released

November 2020 Change 1: Added check for byte order marker when reading the ini file. Change 2: Fixed WMI Uint32 bug. Change 3: Updated reference for ENVVAR item. Change 4: Changed the default text value for ENVVAR to “%1”. Change 5: If row-text is not defined then text is used. If text is not defined …

Desktop Info v2.9.0 Released

Version v2.9.0 October 2020 The main focus of this version is the new improved charts. The old charts are still supported for the time being but will eventually go away so you should change over to the new charts as soon as you can. The [pages] section and the active item option will eventually be …

Desktop Info v2.8.0 Released

I’ve started refactoring the charts to make them more flexible. I’m not there yet but this version does surface some benefits of the changes. Because there’s changes to underlying chart code, you should check your existing charts to make sure they’re all still as they should be and let me know if you find anything …

Desktop Info v2.7.0 Released

Change 1: Added an Export tool to the context menu. This exports all active, non-hidden items to a file using the selected template file. The menu is populated with files found in the templates directory. You can hide it by setting menu-export in the [text] section to blank. The resulting file is automatically opened in …

Desktop Info v2.6.1 Released

This release specifically addresses issues with the IF and CONTROL/CONTROL2 items and how they behave and interact. Change 1: The IF item will now evaluate every cycle. Therefore the interval option is redundant. Change 2: The relationship between CONTROL and CONTROL2 is more complete and robust. I discovered a fatal flaw in the config loading …

Desktop Info v2.6 Released

Change 1: Fixed introduced bug where the display would fail to update if nothing was displayed on the initial refresh. Change 2: Added remote monitoring option. This provides a mechanism for Desktop Info to retrieve raw data collected by another instance of Desktop Info. See the Options section to switch on the server and the …

Desktop Info v2.5 Released

What started out as a couple of quick fixes to deal with display issues has turned into a major refactor of the display routines. Fixes that work on one machine don’t work on another so it’s taken a bit of time to figure out what works in all cases. Change 1: Button and hyperlink controls …

Desktop Info v2.4.1 Released

There was a fatal flaw in the new CONTROL code which threw an exception and sent the application into a tail spin. This has been resolved along with a couple of other minor code cleanups. 3+

Desktop Info v2.4 Released

Change 1: Added the common item option text-color which allows us to specify a color for the left column text. Change 2: Added the key word TEXT-COLOR which allows us to specify a new default color for the left column text for all following items. This is distinct from the item option text-color above. See …

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