goScreen

Virtual Desktop Manager for Microsoft® Windows


History.

Version 8.3.60, February 19, 2014

New in this release: fixed bug in Explorer window handling.

Version 8.3.50, December 03, 2013

New in this release: application recovery support, corrected window handling.

Version 8.3, July 08, 2013

New in this release: new layout command - Cascade - this makes it much easier to work with several applications at the same time; high DPI display support.

Version 8.2, December 12, 2012

New in this release: possibility to resize Launchpad items. Now items can have different size and one item can occupy several cells. New shortcut command - Tile. Goscreen tries to move windows so that they do not overlap.

Version 8.1, June 19, 2012

New in this release: possibility to transfer page properties setting groups from one page to another, screen page preview, in addition to tooltip, hot key command to move application window to another monitor.

Version 8.0, July 01, 2011

This version introduces Launchpad - application launcher.

Version 7.0, June 19, 2010

New in this release: 3D page transition animations, possibility to sort application window lists chronologically, enhanced default application settings, new command line options, support of Unicode strings in configuration files.

Version 6.0, October 18, 2009

This release adds support of Windows 7, Dashboard - a special place for hosting frequently used small applications, enhanced window identification rules, which now support logical AND, OR and NOT modifiers, possibility to define a page description for each screen page.

Version 5.6, March 25, 2009

New in this release: Page Selector, page transition animations, faster desktop wallpaper changing, faster screen page switches, new category of window management rules - Exclude.

Version 5.5, July 02, 2008

New in this release: possibility to export and import configuration settings by category, or even all of them, more options in defining default workspaces ("default applications"), new layout management commands, Page-surf tool that automatically switches to the next screen page after a predefined time interval, improved disaster recovery.

Version 5.4, December 09, 2007

New in this release: Expose, UMPC scroll bar (Window mover), possibility to set different background pictures for portrait and landscape screen orientations, improved support of multiple monitor systems, command line interface, better performance.

Version 5.3.5, April 29, 2007

The version features numerous Ultra-Mobile PC-oriented usability improvements.

Version 5.3, February 03, 2007

This release features better integration with Windows Vista; new options in defining application window management rules; possibility to define "default applications" for each screen page, and start them all using a single command; and a number of new options in configuring visual appearance of goScreen.

Version 5.2.5, April 30, 2006

This version features enhanced user interface and several fixes in application windows handling.

Version 5.2, November 06, 2005

This version features new options in user interface windows configuration and in visual appearance, new shortcut commands, and better integration with Windows XP.

Version 5.1, April 09, 2005

Most changes introduced in this version are internal. Redesigned application window filtering fixes improper handling of several classes of applications.

Version 5.0, February 10, 2005

The version features application window layout management, possibility to start several instances of goScreen on multi-monitor systems to manage different PC monitors independently, and possibility to create and use different configuration profiles in registry.

Version 4.1, June 21, 2004

This version features new installer that has been re-written almost completely. There is a number of usability improvements, new shortcut commands, enhanced application management rules.

Version 4.0, September 02, 2003

GoScreen now supports multiple monitor systems.

There are numerous Tablet PC-oriented usability improvements and optimizations (which also means better behavior on desktop PCs and notebooks).

The new version features better performance, redesigned user interface (Properties dialog boxes), has a number of new configuration options, contains several fixes for Windows XP.

Version 3.5, January 05, 2003

It is now possible to put screen page buttons on the system tray: these icons resemble "normal" screen page buttons and act like ones.

It is possible to copy an application from an inactive screen page to the current, active one.

GoScreen is now capable of monitoring "hidden activation": applications on inactive screen pages which for some reason become active.

New "contents menu" feature makes it possible to find an application and go to the corresponding screen page with a single mouse click.

GoScreen now completely supports "right-to-left" layout needed for Middle Eastern languages.

There is also a long list of minor improvements and tune-ups.

Version 3.4, May 04, 2002

GoScreen now supports using JPG and GIF files as a background picture.

Window map has got a keyboard interface: it is possible to activate screen pages or applications using keyboard only. Also, now it is possible to auto-hide Window map while in a floating state.

Added Run tool, which makes it possible to start other applications or open documents. Unlike standard Windows Run dialog box, this one can start several applications at once. Also, each screen page has its own list of applications (documents), which gives better opportunities for customization.

Added X-Mouse function. It is possible to activate an application on the active screen page by pointing on it, not only by clicking.

Added new options in Mouse command shortcuts: it is possible to use screen corners as "hot zones".

There is also a number of minor optimizations, including tune-up for Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

Version 3.3, June 14, 2001

This version fixes the problem with sometimes disappearing Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer windows. It happens only on some PCs, when Internet Explorer opens a javascript popup window: Explorer windows on inactive screen pages get closed. It was never a problem with goScreen - this way Explorer is implemented. Now there is an option to handle Explorer windows differently, so they do not disappear.

I believe this fix is so important, that I have decided to release this version as soos as possible, without any other changes.

Version 3.2, March 23, 2001

There is a new Window map tool. Unlike textual Window list introduced in v3.1, Window map is graphical representation of existing screen pages and what applications are running on what page. Each application is represented here by its icon.

There are also several cosmetic improvements: Window list became multi-column (if you have more than 40 application windows open at once, you will probably value this), all comboboxes now have adjustable dropdown width etc.

Version 3.1, October 20, 2000

There is a new Window list tool, that lets you relocate an application from one screen page to another by dragging its title. Page information display is considerably improved. You may position it almost anywhere on the screen and make it permanent. New commands are added to the list, for which you may define your own keyboard or mouse shortcuts. Now you can make goScreen working with configuration file instead of Windows registry.

Version 3.0, May 14, 2000

Improved "rules" functionality: now one can define rules for applications that do not have task bar entries. Also, now it is possible to assign an application to several screen pages, as opposed to "all or one" in previous versions - you can create logical workspaces which extend to more than one screen page.

New feature is the possibility to display screen page number and/or name - similar to displaying the channel number on TV screen.

Other improvements include the possibility to define background picture display style (Center/Tile/Stretch) - specific to each screen page, enlarged list of keyboard/mouse shortcuts to goScreen commands, proper handling of changes in monitor screen resolution (goScreen does not disappear outside of the visible area of the monitor).

Also, the UNICODE build of goScreen is now available.

Version 2.8, January 02, 2000

Improved application management: introduction of "rules", which let you automatically assign an application to a specific screen page or make it sticky (that is to show them on all screen pages).

Version 2.7, October 03, 1999

GoScreen becomes multi-lingual. It is available in 9 languages.

Version 2.6, June 16, 1999

GoScreen panel now can be "docked" to a screen edge. Changed implementation of attaching goScreen to the Windows task bar (system tray icon instead of "attachment"). Introduction of "menu spot". Also, now one can move an application from the active screen page (before this version only to). Introduction of gsRes.dll - first step in making goscreen multi-lingual.

Version 2.5, May 05, 1999

A number of new configuration and navigation options. Now you can switch screen pages (go to the next or previous page) with the help of keyboard hot keys, or by moving the mouse cursor to the edge of the monitor screen. Also, there is a support for accessing most recently used pages.

One can specify a separate desktop background color for each screen page, use Windows icons as page button names, specify his/her own colors for page buttons to make them more distinctive.

Introduction of "hidden pages", which provide with a sort of security mechanism, where such a hot key combination is a password.

Now Page properties dialog box also has tool tips.

Version 2.2, February 16, 1999

Ability to stick a window, that is show it on all screen pages.

Version 2.1, January 23, 1999

Introduction of gsSetup - installation/deinstallation program. Help file becomes HTML one.

One can now install a hot key to activate a screen page and set up a specific background picture to each screen page.

Version 2.0, October 20, 1998

Now one can assign names to screen page buttons and attach goScreen to the Windows task bar (this again has been changed later on). About box now has tool tips (fly-by windows that explain settings)

Version 1.7, September 11, 1998

Fixed several problems reported by users.

GoScreen is now available for online registration with RegNow.

Version 1.6, August 25, 1998

Ability to show/hide window controls on the goscreen control panel, ability to change its color. Improved information display - also shows applications on the active screen page.

Major architectural change (invisible to users), added keyboard commands to switch screen pages (this functionality has been changed considerably later on).

Version 1.4, August 08, 1998

Added "current screen page" command to "send back" windows from other screen pages to their original locations. Added commands for "all windows" (restore/minimize/maximize/close) on the active screen page. Also, tool tip font is now editable.

Version 1.2, July 18, 1998

Improved window management and navigation, added some sort of visual feedback to page buttons - "button ribs", added a popup menu to "non-button" area to easily enumerate and find programs on inactive screen pages.

Also, version 1.2 is much more crash proof.

Version 1.0, July 10, 1998

First release.