Free HDD LED - release notes

Version 2.10:
- new vertical window style: drives can be shown in vertical mode (as requested by many users)
option can be found in the Window Style menu
- removed the donate logo for the unregistered version
- recompiled with Vistual Studio 2017 / Framework 4.5

Version 2.03:
- updated license module
- recompiled with Vistual Studio 2015

Version 2.02:
- fixed the free disk check module which caused a random error on some systems ("free_hdd_led stopped working")
- less cpu usage for free disk check module
- some minor fix

Version 2.01:
- (fixed) enable big led option don't work in registered version

Version 2.00:
- new option: enable big LED! As requested by some users here is the big LED version :) enable this option to enlarge the window
- removed Scroll-Lock blink feature. Some users have reported strange crash on Windows 8 while loading Free HDD LED (due to win32 library compatibility)
For those interested in scroll-lock led, I'll write a special version of HDD LED which integrates it :)
- drive letter font for low disk space drive is set to bold
- some fix

Version 1.98:
- main window is no more visible while using ALT-TAB
- (fixed) rare crash while closing the software when the systray icon is re-created

Version 1.97:
- fixed the internal reporting engine
- various code fix & updates

Version 1.96:
- fixed the sms registration engine

Version 1.95:
- added a new registration method: SMS. Useful if you don't have a credit card or PayPal
- new error reporting system engine
- various code fix

Version 1.94:
- updated registration library code

Version 1.92:
- updated registration code

Version 1.90:
- added a new registration method: download a temporary license code!
- removed third bundle software (I'm sorry, I didn't thought there was too many problems with the third software installed)
- updated internal libraries code

Version 1.85:
- option "recreate systray icon after 30 seconds" is enabled by default
- added a skip button in the bundle pre-installation message: the third party software installation can be easily skipped
- various fix (see changelog)

Version 1.80:
- (fixed) on some systems the systray icon is not visible after Windows logon (common Windows problem...). If you encounter this problem, enable the new option "recreate systray icon after 30 seconds"
- internal code updates

Version 1.76:
- added a new option: always on top (under Window Style) (as requested by Ted)
- internal code updates
- small bugfix

Version 1.75:
- updated the software installer

Version 1.74:
- (fixed) software updater may fails to update the exe
- (fixed) sometimes the bundle installer does not detect correctly the end of a succesful installation
- updated the software installer

Version 1.73:
- fixed and updated the software installer

Version 1.72:
- fixed the software installer (1.72)

Version 1.70:
- disk space check: when free space on a drive is less than the one configured, the letter color is changed to red
- added a new registration method: now the software can be registered by installing a third party app. Useful for people that don't have PayPal.
- fixed the software updater check

Version 1.61:
- added a new option (under "Disk space check"): show warning message continuously
- (fixed) auto updater does not works on Windows 7 64 bit when executed on Windows startup
- changed the software updater module (fixed a possible incompatibility with Norton Power Eraser - which may report a false positive)
- when a new version is available, the list of latest changes is shown in the same window

Version 1.50:
- added a new option "restore window position" in case you cannot find anymore the window :)
- new software updater: the next new versions will be downloaded and installed without the need to unzip manually!
- recompiled with .NET Framework 3.5

Version 1.42:
- (fixed) on some systems the window cannot be moved on a secondary display
- fixed a bug
- internal code updates

Version 1.40:
- (fixed) after disabling the monitoring of a specific hdd, the systray icon continue to show disk activity
- reduced cpu usage

Version 1.35:
- floppy disk drive (disk letter A:) is no more scanned (yes, there are some pc with the floppy drive!). This will prevent "floppy noise" to be reproduced :)
- when plugging an usb drive the system is scanned for the new drive letter for 20 seconds instead of 1 minute.
- internal code updates

Version 1.30:
- added a new menu option "Rescan drives". This force the software to rescan connected drive
- (fixed) sometimes when plugging an usb drive, free hdd led does not recognize it
- (fixed) sometimes on some systems the drives window is not opened over the others windows
- (fixed) on some systems the check for new versions on startup may fail due to slow lan init (now it will retry for 5 minutes)
- internal code updates
- various bugfix

Version 1.20:
- better window movement handling
- improved error handling when Windows Performance Counter is disabled or corrupted
- internal code updates

Version 1.10:
- added error handling on startup
- some minor fix

Version 1.08:
- added compatibility with My Startup Delayer (if the program is delayed, the option "autostart with Windows" is checked correctly)
- various fix

Version 1.07:
- updated the ini config module: fixed a bug (error message while reading/writing an empty ini file)

What's new in 1.06:
- due to some problems reported by few users, the scroll lock key blink is not enabled by default. It can be re-enable in the options.

Version 1.05:
- (fixed) on multi monitor, when minimized to systray, the program is always visible on the second monitor
- code fix / update

Version 1.01:
- updated the "new version check" module / md5 integrity test

Version 1.00:
- scroll lock key blink! It's like a real hdd led ... but on keyboard! (This can be disabled in the menu)
- removed "rescan drives" option (it's useless, new drives are detected automatically)
- autostart with Windows is not enabled by default
- some code optimizations

Version 0.7c:
- internal code updates for the new domain

Version 0.7b:
- updated modules for the new hosting

Version 0.7:
- (fix) the floating window can now be dragged on the second monitor

Version 0.6e:
- the low disk space alert is displayed for two minutes instead of ten seconds

Version 0.6d:
- fixed a bug of the new config module (now the new options are saved correctly)

Version 0.6c:
- (fixed) sometimes in a multi user environment the software reports a write error while accessing the config file
- some code fix

Version 0.6a:
- the new feature "disk drives to monitor" now works also for free disk space check

Version 0.6:
- new feature! Now you can choose which drives monitor! Look at the menu "disk drives to monitor" :)
- added two new refresh rate: really fast (10ms) and really slow (750ms - useful when using a remote control)

Version 0.5b:
- free disk space: by default this feature is disabled
- free disk space: the warning message is displayed only one time
- sorry again for the problems about the floppy access :( the problem has been fixed

Version 0.5a:
- (fixed) on some systems, floppy drive were identified as removable instead of floppy. This caused an abnormal access to the drive during free disk space check. The problem has been fixed

Version 0.5:
- new feature: free disk space monitor! If the disk space goes below the selected value, a popup will appear! This feature works also for pendrives, network drives and TrueCrypt drives
- a tooltip is displayed when checking for new versions
- reorganized the menu

Version 0.4c:
- (fix) the donate window will appear only one time per week

Version 0.4:
- recompiled to run in multiple instances (this is a workaround for users with multiple monitors)
- application exe md5 integrity check (always download the zip package from our site!)
- new versions can be downloaded directly from the software

Version 0.3:
- auto rescan for new drives (useful if you plug an usb hdd)
- the window can be set as transparent (3 different levels)
- admin rights check at startup

Version 0.2h:
- fixed a bug: the "minimize to system tray" option now works also on startup

Version 0.2g:
- fixed a bug: the systray icon now blinks again

Version 0.2f:
- added "hide system tray icon" option

Version 0.2e:
- added "autostart with Windows" option

Version 0.2d:
- added a balloon tooltip that displays drive info (name, format, size, free space)
- fixed a crash: if the user doesn't have administrator rights the software cannot save config to disk (now a message box is displayed instead of crashing)

Version 0.2c:
- rescan drives now works correctly

Version 0.2b:
- added menu options to select hdd's refresh rate
- some code optimization & fix

Version 0.2:
- the code has been completely rewritten
- every drive is monitored separately with a dedicated icon (on screen), and the total activity is monitored in the systray area
- less cpu usage

Version 0.1:
- first release!
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