RetroUI Changelog

New in version 4.0.0.0

November 4th, 2013
  • New Released:
  • RetroUI Pro version 4.0.0, which is now fully compatible with Windows 8.1
  • Update:
  • Integrated skip metro technology to be compatible with Windows 8.1
  • Removed Enforce™ to maintain compatibility with Windows 8.1
  • Updated Metro app icons and colors
  • Updated multi-user profile technology to be compatible with Windows 8.1
  • Updated the check for updates code to be compatible with Windows 8 / 8.1
  • Updated installer OS detection
  • Modified database schema to include OS version flag for Metro app icon cache
  • Fixed:
  • Updated Polish translation for "Close"

New in version 3.2.0.0 (June 14th, 2013)

  • Update: Modified Start button icons and associated corresponding graphics within the configuration application

New in version 3.1.9.0 (May 14th, 2013)

  • Fix: Fixed analytics bug in POST message where the product id was not being sent correctly
  • Fix: Fixed string parsing bug in analytics/ads code where if an '=' was used it would not return the correct values

New in version 3.1.8.0 (May 8th, 2013)

  • Note: RetroUI Pro v3.1.8 corrects a few small bugs in the settings application which were introduced in v3.1.7, and corrects a minor issue with search. v3.1.8 is mature and stable
  • Fix: Fixed visual bug in Settings app where scroll bar was off the page in Windows 7 Start Menu Settings. This bug did not permit users to modify all Start menu settings because the settings were not visible within the settings application.
  • Fix: Fixed visual bug in Settings app where scroll bar was off the page in Enforce Keyboard Shortcuts. This bug did not permit users to modify all function keys because the settings were not visible within the settings application.
  • Fix: Fixed bug where search results cache was not updating when new software is installed.

New in version 3.1.7.0 (April 25th, 2013)

  • New: Search optimization now allows searching for file names such as CMD (cmd.exe), or other file names that do not correlate to the application name
  • Fix: Corrected bug where Enforce did not start when Modern UI Start menu was selected.
  • Fix: Corrected bug where deselecting ‘Show Metro Apps in the Start Menu’ in the settings application did not fully disable Metro App enumeration.

New in version 3.1.6.0 (April 6th, 2013)

  • Fix: Correct minor icon alignment issue. If the taskbar was docked left or right and the taskbar icon size was set to small, improper padding caused the icon to be incorrectly centered.
  • Fix: Correct minor text justification issue. When start menu was docked right, shutdown options in the Start menu were aligned right, instead of being aligned left.

New in version 3.1.5.0 (April 6th, 2013)

  • New: Includes LogonAnimationTool.exe which allows users to easily turn-off the Windows 8 tutorial which runs each time a new user logs in
  • Update: Functionality related to Enterprise deployment of RetroUI Pro
  • New: Tightly integrated with RetroUI Enterprise Deployment Tool v3.1.5 which is now available to Business and Education license holders. In Enterprise applications, imaging technology is often used to create a base-image and then clone that image onto multiple PCs. This technology can be used on stand-alone PCs or can be used in the process used to create a master base image which is used on multiple PCs. With this, multiple users on each PC can inherit customized settings and customized pinned favorites
  • New: Implemented new technology to prompt each new user on a PC if they want the Start button added to their Taskbar. That functionality was recently removed from RetroUI, to correct a bug that did not allow users to answer ‘no’ to the do you want a Start button question. This fix now fully fixes both issues, and allows RetroUI Pro to prompt new users as they login for the first time if they want a Start button
  • New: Added functionality to the Start button to not allow right-click/properties if the configuration is locked
  • Fix: Switch-user bug in Windows 8 Standard
  • Fix: Close Start menu after sleep was selected from the Start menu. This corrected other issues resulting from Start menu not being closed
  • Fix: Issue with Taskbar not refreshing in certain situations
  • Update: User experience with the RetroUI Start menu and TabletView buttons open/close behavior. Now, if Start menu is open and TabletView button is clicked it will open TabletView, and vise-versa
  • Update: Startup which makes the Start menu available more quickly and addresses an issue with a black-screen freeze that could occur immediately after login if the Start button was clicked multiple times before the Start menu was fully initialized
  • Update: Logoff option in the Start menu to close the start menu prior to sending the logoff command
  • Update: Addressed and partially corrected an issue resulting in the first Start button click after boot being lost in certain situations

New in version 3.1.4.0 (March 26th, 2013)

  • Fix: Corrected issue with TabletView icon in the Taskbar being clipped (cut-off) when the taskbar is located on the left or right sides of the screen.
  • Fix: Corrected a sorting issue in the All Programs view in the Start menu. This caused applications with upper case and lower case names to be sorted independently. This update corrects the sorting issue.

New in version 3.1.3.0 (March 22nd, 2013)

  • Fix: Implemented a critical fix, which affected the performance of RetroUI Pro. In certain situations such as, screen mirroring, some gaming software, or conferencing (GoToMeeting) was active would result in poor frame-rates and/or choppy graphics. This issue made the screen capture erratic. This correction makes the RetroUI Start menu more responsive & fully corrects a key issue that affected system stability. For this reason, we recommend that users upgrade to this version when possible.
  • New: Implemented new technology allowing RetroUI Pro to start faster from a cold boot.
  • New: Users can now right click the Start button or the TabletView icon to open the RetroUI settings application.
  • New: Users can now right click the Start button or the TabletView icon to open the RetroUI settings application.
  • Fix: Corrected an issue when switching between a local user session and an RDP session where the shutdown options in the Start menu would not refresh.
  • Update: RetroUI Icon used for the Start button changed to button-style.
  • Update: Windows 8 Store App technology.