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@cairoshell cairoshell released this Jul 23, 2020 · 5 commits to master since this release

Cairo requires Windows 7 or later, including Windows 10, and .NET 4.7.1 or later (already included with Windows 10 1709 and newer)

Click "Assets" below to find the installer download.

Changes since M3.7023

  • Improved appearance of full-width taskbar
  • Improved taskbar sizing with large number of taskbar buttons
  • Fixed empty language selection in welcome window
  • Fixed startup apps from certain locations not running (#376)
  • Fixed welcome tour not showing on first run
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@cairoshell cairoshell released this May 30, 2020 · 8 commits to master since this release

Cairo requires Windows 7 or later, including Windows 10, and .NET 4.7.1 or later (already included with Windows 10 1709 and newer)

Click "Assets" below to find the installer download.

Changes since M3.7015

  • Added ability to lock the screen from the Cairo menu
  • Added support for Polish (#383, thanks @dekiertanna!)
  • Updated the flat theme to have a flat desktop toolbar style
  • Fixed the autohide taskbar not showing when dragging files onto taskbar buttons
  • Fixed the Windows taskbar being hidden when the Cairo taskbar is disabled (#377)
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@cairoshell cairoshell released this Apr 15, 2020 · 16 commits to master since this release

Cairo requires Windows 7 or later, including Windows 10, and .NET 4.7.1 or later (already included with Windows 10 1709 and newer)

Click "Assets" below to find the installer download.

Changes since M3.6984

  • Taskbar improvements galore!
    • Added live thumbnail previews and Aero Peek support to the taskbar, with option to disable (#52)
    • Added Run and Task Manager to the taskbar context menu
    • Added animations to taskbar autohide
    • Added shift-click shortcut to taskbar buttons to open a new instance regardless of middle-click setting
    • Added support for changing taskbar size, taskbar position, and full-width taskbar settings without restarting Cairo
    • Improved taskbar autohide to show the taskbar when the mouse is over the menu bar, if the taskbar and menu bar are on the same screen edge (#356)
    • Improved the appearance of progress bars in the task list
    • Fixed taskbar autohide activating when dragging quick launch icons or opening context menus (#114)
    • Fixed some apps not being added to quick launch when adding via drag or taskbar menu
    • Fixed some cases where the Windows taskbar could re-appear
  • Added settings to hide the volume icon, action center icon, clock, and search icon (#180)
  • Added support for more hotkeys when Cairo is set as shell: Ctrl+Esc, Win+Comma, Win+S, Win+Alt+D
  • Added support for menu bar extensions and removed the old plugin system
  • Added the ability to open the logs folder from Cairo settings
  • Fixed notification area popups, such as Network, being misplaced (#151, #158, #366)
  • Fixed hotkeys not working after connecting to a machine via Remote Desktop
  • Fixed the desktop context menu not appearing when right-clicking in the left margin
  • Fixed the "not available" cursor showing when renaming a file
  • Fixed the settings window showing options not available on the current Windows version
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@cairoshell cairoshell released this Mar 31, 2020 · 51 commits to master since this release

Cairo requires Windows 7 or later, including Windows 10, and .NET 4.7.1 or later (already included with Windows 10 1709 and newer)

Click "Assets" below to find the installer download.

Changes since M3.6971

  • Improved navigation speed on the dynamic desktop, especially with large folders
  • Fixed memory leaks and reduced resource usage
  • Fixed taskbar app categories not updating when making changes in the App Grabber (#356)
  • Fixed the desktop overlay sometimes not becoming the topmost window
  • Fixed the taskbar sometimes appearing incorrectly when configured to be at the top of the screen
  • Fixed issues when changing the primary display to one with a different DPI setting
  • Fixed crashes (#363, #364)
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@cairoshell cairoshell released this Mar 22, 2020 · 64 commits to master since this release

Cairo requires Windows 7 or later, including Windows 10, and .NET 4.7.1 or later (already included with Windows 10 1709 and newer)

Click "Assets" below to find the installer download.

Changes since M3.6947

  • Added ability to scroll the desktop using the mouse scroll wheel
  • Added Russian language (#359, thanks @curoviyxru!)
  • Added system notification area icons, such as network and power, when Cairo is running as shell (#146, #304, #310)
  • Added taskbar progress indicator support (#169)
  • Added volume mixer shortcut to the volume icon menu
  • Fixed an issue causing the Explorer shell to launch when opening Explorer windows with Cairo set as shell
  • Fixed crash when the taskbar could not initialize properly (#357)
  • Fixed lock screen causing Cairo to go behind windows
  • Fixed some applications crashing when Cairo is running alongside Explorer, such as some installers, 1Password, LaunchBox, and Novabench (#95, #154, #279)
  • Fixed some background style settings not showing localized names (#360)
  • Fixed some shell windows not appearing on the taskbar
  • Fixed stacks sometimes being the wrong size
  • Improved reliability when displays are added/removed and when screen resolution or DPI are changed (#110, #213)
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@cairoshell cairoshell released this Mar 11, 2020 · 88 commits to master since this release

Cairo requires Windows 7 or later, including Windows 10, and .NET 4.7.1 or later (already included with Windows 10 1709 and newer)

Click "Assets" below to find the installer download.

Changes since M3.6943

  • Reduced CPU usage versus the past couple builds
  • Fixed Cairo not yielding to full-screen apps when multi-monitor features aren't enabled (#350)
  • Fixed Cairo not yielding to some full-screen apps, such as Steam Big Picture
  • Fixed dynamic desktop keeping a lock on some folders, so you couldn't delete them
  • Fixed dynamic desktop not resizing when screen size changes
  • Fixed inability to open folders with a comma in the path
  • Fixed video file type filter in background settings to allow choosing video files
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@cairoshell cairoshell released this Feb 22, 2020 · 92 commits to master since this release

Cairo requires Windows 7 or later, including Windows 10, and .NET 4.7.1 or later (already included with Windows 10 1709 and newer)

Click "Assets" below to find the installer download.

Changes since M3.6906

  • Added support for pinned notification area icons (#102)
    • Allows selecting notification icons to always be shown even when the notification area is collapsed
    • Configure which icons are pinned and in what order they should be displayed using Cairo Settings
    • Default pinned icons are Power, Network, and Action Center
  • Dynamic desktop improvements
    • Added ability to set home directory by right-clicking the home button; current setting is shown in the tooltip
    • Back/forward buttons now show as disabled when they cannot be used (#340)
    • Changing desktop locations using the history menu now goes back/forward instead of adding an additional history entry
    • Fixed being able to navigate to deleted folders
    • Fixed Cairo being frozen when dropping or pasting a large file to Cairo
    • Fixed desktop overlay toggling when clicking out of history menu
    • Fixed dragging folders from desktop to stacks
    • Fixed toolbar location saving on high DPI displays
  • Added flat theme
  • Added 'Move' and 'Size' options to taskbar button context menu
  • Added support for disabling the desktop via Group Policy (#349)
  • Added validation to prevent bad values in the date/time and desktop home fields in Cairo Settings (#344)
  • Improved App Grabber scrolling to show dragged items
  • Improved display of image thumbnails
  • Fixed App Grabber closing when renaming a newly created category
  • Fixed an error that could occur with multiple displays
  • Fixed programs menu forgetting the selected category
  • Fixed notification area not being able to be used when set as shell and taskbar is disabled, and added an explanation in cases when it cannot be used (#345)
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@cairoshell cairoshell released this Feb 7, 2020 · 134 commits to master since this release

Cairo requires Windows 7 or later, including Windows 10, and .NET 4.7.1 or later (already included with Windows 10 1709 and newer)

Changes since M3.6842

Strap in, this is a larger release than usual.

  • Drag & drop support
    • Dragging a file onto a taskbar icon brings that window to the front (#85)
    • Files and folders can be dropped onto the desktop, or dragged to another window (#323)
    • Files and folders can be dragged out of Stacks
    • Left-click drag performs a move, right-click drag performs a copy
    • Quick Launch apps can be dragged into the Programs menu if they don't exist already
  • Desktop improvements
    • Fixed desktop sometimes flashing above other windows
    • Fixed icon flickering issues (#332)
    • Fixed tooltips showing under windows
  • Desktop navigation improvements
    • Back and forward buttons now go back and forward based on your browsing, rather than folder structure (#312)
    • Mouse back/forward buttons can be used to navigate the desktop (#306)
    • To go up a directory, shift-click or right-click the back button
    • The position of the desktop navigation toolbar is now persisted (#334)
  • Full screen app handling improvements
    • Per-monitor full screen awareness
    • Fixed Cairo drawing over games and other full-screen windows (#105, #216)
    • Fixed Cairo stealing focus when leaving full screen
    • Fixed menu bar and taskbar sometimes not restoring to topmost when leaving full screen (#253)
  • Settings improvements
    • Added ability to set desktop wallpaper via Cairo settings (#230)
    • Desktop icon appearance changes now take effect without restarting Cairo
    • Theme changes now take effect without restarting Cairo
  • Shell improvements
    • Added more Windows hotkeys (#311)
    • Added shortcut to desktop settings in desktop context menu
    • Added support for Bing image of the day wallpaper
    • Added support for video wallpaper, including DreamScene wallpapers
    • Fixed wallpaper gap at bottom of screen
    • Video wallpaper pauses when an app enters full screen
  • Taskbar improvements
    • Fixed first click on taskbar not performing the requested action
    • Fixed flashing taskbar items not stopping flashing when clicked
    • Fixed possibility of adding duplicate apps to Quick Launch
    • Fixed some applications such as Solidworks not showing in the taskbar (#273)
  • App Grabber now automatically selects the latest version of Office apps
  • Added option to show the categories list on the left side of the Programs menu (#331)
  • Fixed double-right-click sometimes opening files
  • Fixed Explorer starting when changing settings (#339)
  • Fixed "New" menu on the desktop context menu
  • Fixed possibility of using both the Cairo and the Windows notification area at the same time
  • Fixed search field losing focus when moving mouse cursor away
  • Fixed several issues when running Cairo configured as shell before logging out
  • Improved notification area icon support for some apps such as EarTrumpet (#324)
  • Fixed a few potential crashes
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@cairoshell cairoshell released this Jan 23, 2020 · 204 commits to master since this release

Cairo requires Windows 7 or later, including Windows 10, and .NET 4.7.1 or later (already included with Windows 10 1709 and newer)

Changes since M3.6824

  • Many taskbar improvements!
    • Added restore, minimize, and maximize options to the context menu that match Windows behavior
    • Added setting to allow middle-click to close windows in the taskbar, like a browser (#115)
    • Added icons and 'new window' option to context menu
    • Fixed apps running as an administrator not restoring from the Cairo taskbar (#286)
    • Fixed closed UWP apps spontaneously appearing in the taskbar
    • Fixed some cases of windows not being displayed with the correct app category
    • Fixed the taskbar allowing you to minimize/maximize windows that couldn't be
    • Improved reliability of window icons
    • Improved the task list menu to have all the same features as taskbar buttons
  • Added option in Cairo Settings to show "Hibernate" in the Cairo menu if supported by the system (#179)
  • Fixed pinned Windows taskbar items not being added to Cairo quick launch automatically (#301)
  • Fixed removing a monitor on a dual-screen system with multi-monitor menu bar/taskbar enabled rendering Cairo unusable (#302)
  • Fixed the desktop sometimes becoming unusable on a screen resolution change
  • Fixed "Sleep" showing in the Cairo menu on systems that do not support sleep
  • Fixed empty space in Cairo Settings when set as shell
  • Cairo now automatically restarts from certain fatal errors
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@cairoshell cairoshell released this Jan 17, 2020 · 222 commits to master since this release

Cairo requires Windows 7 or later, including Windows 10, and .NET 4.7.1 or later (already included with Windows 10 1709 and newer)

Changes since M3.6800

  • Added ability to control if Cairo runs at logon via Cairo Settings (#290, thanks @Brummell67!)
  • Added default buttons to all alerts
    • Default buttons have a darker border
  • Fixed multiple Cairo Settings windows being opened (#293, thanks @Brummell67!)
  • Fixed some windows (such as Firefox) not appearing immediately in the taskbar (#292)
  • Fixed tool tips obscuring taskbar and menu bar items (#280)
  • Improved ability to theme alerts
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