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Version 0.63
February 10th, 2015

  • Fixed issue with iTunes 12.1 on 64-bit versions of Windows
  • Fixed issue with input window not getting keyboard focus

Version 0.61
April 12th, 2013

  • Added option to mirror display on all monitors to configuration application
  • Added hotkey to restart current track
  • Fixed "prompt to delete track" setting not respected

Version 0.60
July 16th, 2012

  • Added option to mirror display on all monitors
  • Added option to only toggle "repeat one" with "Repeat Mode" hotkey
  • Added option for static album art
  • Added option to not show display for short tracks
  • Fixed iTunes always gets WM_APPCOMMAND messages

Version 0.60 Beta 4
June 17th, 2012

  • Added option to mirror display on all monitors
  • Added option to only toggle "repeat one" with "Repeat Mode" hotkey

Version 0.60 Beta 1
February 19th, 2012

  • Added option for static album art
  • Added option to not show display for short tracks
  • Fixed iTunes always gets WM_APPCOMMAND messages

Version 0.59
February 19th, 2012

  • Added support for using Page Up and Page Down as hotkeys without a modifier key
  • Added formatting constants for bold and italic to the display
  • Added option to not show the display at the beginning of a track
  • Added option to wait a specified amount of time before showing the display at the beginning of a track
  • Added "Show Display" hotkey toggles display on and off
  • Added auto-refresh of display when showing track position
  • Added option to offset display from beginning and end of track
  • Fixed missing numerical track tags respect "Display missing tags" option
  • Fixed configuration application doesn't prompt to save changes if closed using "X"
  • Fixed configuration application doesn't show build number or author for languages
  • Improved display performance

Version 0.59 Beta 2
February 10th, 2012

  • Added support for using Page Up and Page Down as hotkeys without a modifier key
  • Added formatting constants for bold and italic to the display
  • Added option to not show the display at the beginning of a track
  • Added option to wait a specified amount of time before showing the display at the beginning of a track
  • Added "Show Display" hotkey toggles display on and off
  • Fixed missing numerical track tags respect "Display missing tags" option
  • Fixed configuration application doesn't prompt to save changes if closed using "X"
  • Fixed configuration application doesn't show build number or author for languages

Version 0.59 Beta 1
September 29th, 2011

  • Added auto-refresh of display when showing track position
  • Added option to offset display from beginning and end of track
  • Improved display performance

Version 0.58
July 22nd, 2011

  • Fixed problem connecting to iTunes 10.4
  • Added Traditional Chinese translation
  • Added Simplified Chinese translation

Version 0.57
June 28th, 2011

  • Added increased max display show time to 3600 seconds
  • Added display constant for comments field
  • Added support for drop shadows
  • Added support for showing display at end of track
  • Added blank display lines ignored
  • Fixed display text getting incorrectly truncated in certain situations
  • Fixed possible issue with processing certain hotkey messages
  • Fixed album art border uses display border color
  • Fixed status display doesn't use drop shadows
  • Improved iTunes integration when iTunesControl starts iTunes

Version 0.57 Beta 3
June 15th, 2011

  • Fixed possible issue with processing certain hotkey messages

Version 0.57 Beta 2
May 1st, 2011

  • Added setting for drop shadow color
  • Fixed album art border uses display border color
  • Fixed status display doesn't use drop shadows
  • Fixed display always shown at end of track

Version 0.57 Beta 1
April 26th, 2011

  • Improved iTunes integration when iTunesControl starts iTunes
  • Added increased max display show time to 3600 seconds
  • Added display constant for comments field
  • Added support for drop shadows
  • Added support for showing display at end of track
  • Added blank display lines ignored
  • Fixed display text getting incorrectly truncated in certain situations

Version 0.56
February 9th, 2011

  • Changed license
  • Improved iTunes integration
  • Improved appearance of volume display
  • Fixed playlist search not working
  • Fixed crash in graphics engine when not display album art
  • Fixed crash at startup when generating support id
  • Fixed miscellaneous crashes in iTunes control code

Version 0.56 Beta 2
January 24th, 2011

  • Changed license
  • Improved iTunes integration
  • Improved appearance of volume display

Version 0.56 Beta 1
January 8th, 2011

  • Fixed playlist search not working
  • Fixed crash in graphics engine when not display album art
  • Fixed crash at startup when generating support id
  • Fixed miscellaneous crashes in iTunes control code

Version 0.55
December 18th, 2010

  • Added support for showing ratings using shapes
  • Modified update check frequency to every 3 days
  • Fixed non-text ratings not working with the "Show Rating" hotkey
  • Fixed alignment issues when not displaying album art
  • Fixed incorrectly resizing album art in certain situations
  • Fixed incorrect album art displayed in certain situations
  • Fixed potential problem with "Start with iTunes" functionality
  • Fixed crash on startup related to input processing
  • Fixed crash at startup when generating support id
  • Fixed crash when setting window caption for iTunes
  • Fixed crash in graphics engine related to album art
  • Fixed issue with uninstaller

Version 0.55 Beta 1
December 7th, 2010

  • Added support for showing ratings using shapes
  • Fixed non-text ratings not working with the "Show Rating" hotkey
  • Fixed potential problem with "Start with iTunes" functionality
  • Fixed crash on startup related to input processing
  • Fixed crash at startup when generating support id
  • Fixed crash when setting window caption for iTunes
  • Fixed crash in graphics engine related to album art

Version 0.54
November 20th, 2010

  • Added previews of ratings images
  • Added checking for hotkey duplicates
  • Added crash reporting capabilities
  • Added support for multimedia buttons on most remotes
  • Fixed album art border not lining up with artwork in certain circumstances
  • Fixed text alignment not working correctly in certain circumstances
  • Fixed incorrect display width being calculated in certain circumstances
  • Fixed potential problem with album art only mode
  • Improved support for multimedia buttons on some keyboards

Version 0.54 Beta 2
November 5th, 2010

  • Added previews of ratings images
  • Added checking for hotkey duplicates
  • Fixed album art border not lining up with artwork in certain circumstances
  • Fixed text alignment not working correctly in certain circumstances
  • Fixed incorrect display width being calculated in certain circumstances
  • Fixed potential problem with album art only mode

Version 0.54 Beta 1
October 23th, 2010

  • Added support for multimedia buttons on most remotes
  • Improved support for multimedia buttons on some keyboards
  • Added crash reporting capabilities

Version 0.53
October 16th, 2010

  • Fixed "Show/Hide iTunes" causing an extra window to appear

Version 0.52
July 4th, 2010

  • Added support for jumping backwards in a track
  • Fixed "Show/Hide iTunes" hotkey
  • Fixed problems with default hotkeys on non-US keyboards
  • Fixed crash in call-hotkey.exe
  • Fixed long/short jump hotkeys didn't work

Version 0.52 Beta 2
May 18th, 2010

  • Fixed displaying ratings as text

Version 0.52 Beta 1
May 8th, 2010

  • Fixed album art scaling method to improve image quality
  • Added support for Twitter
  • Added hotkey to delete current track
  • Fixed possible divide-by-zero when resizing images
  • Fixed using ratings with the Copy Song Info hotkey
  • Fixed settings not reloaded after applied in config utility
  • Improved handling of hotkey capture
  • Improved handling of ratings in display
  • Improved handling of Alt as only modifier on hotkeys

Version 0.51
January 31st, 2010

  • Added new display engine
  • Added support for using images as track rating indications
  • Added "Show/Hide Display" hotkey for always-shown display
  • Added full support for always-shown display
  • Added option to set album art border size and color
  • Added option to minimize iTunes on startup
  • Added option to start iTunes if any hotkey is used
  • Added option to disable save settings prompt in configuration utility
  • Added option to customize Song Search play behavior
  • Added option to enqueue Song Search result in iTunes DJ
  • Added option to set exact display width
  • Added option to specify placement of text in relation to album art in display
  • Added option to disable display when iTunes is active
  • Added display shown on iTunesControl startup if iTunes track data is available
  • Added "Apply" function to configuration utility
  • Added "Reset All" function to configuration utility
  • Added support for portable operation
  • Added support for overriding existing (system) hotkeys
  • Added German translation
  • Added Italian translation
  • Fixed iTunesControl not shown in tray message being displayed every time
  • Fixed album art sizing issues with non-square art
  • Fixed display doesn't respect fixed display widths
  • Fixed display not updating when rating tracks
  • Fixed searching for "folder.png" in addition to "folder.jpg"
  • Fixed problem un-setting hotkeys
  • Fixed input windows can lose focus
  • Fixed folder art setting not being saved
  • Fixed Song Search modifier actions not being saved
  • Fixed monitor selection not being saved
  • Fixed some default hotkeys not working in Vista and Windows 7
  • Fixed crash when checking for updates
  • Fixed show/hide iTunes hotkey not working
  • Fixed "Reset All Hotkeys" not updating hotkey list
  • Improved support for "Tab", "Enter", and dedicated volume keys as hotkeys
  • Improved support for unrecognized keys as hotkeys
  • Removed "Clear search box" hotkey

Version 0.51 Beta 4
February 3rd, 2010

  • Fixed "Control" and "Shift" keys appearing to get stuck

Version 0.51 Beta 3
January 31st, 2010

  • Added full support for always-shown display
  • Added support for overriding existing (system) hotkeys
  • Fixed display not updating when rating tracks
  • Fixed "Reset All Hotkeys" not updating hotkey list
  • Improved support for "Tab", "Enter", and dedicated volume keys as hotkeys
  • Improved support for unrecognized keys as hotkeys

Version 0.51 Beta 2
December 20th, 2009

  • Added option to specify placement of text in relation to album art in display
  • Added option to disable display when iTunes is active
  • Added support for portable operation
  • Added better configuration support for choosing ratings display method
  • Fixed Song Search modifier actions not saved
  • Fixed monitor selection not saved
  • Fixed some default hotkeys not working in Vista and Windows 7
  • Fixed display doesn't respect fixed display widths
  • Fixed crash when checking for updates
  • Fixed show/hide iTunes hotkey not working

Version 0.51 Beta 1
September 26th, 2009

  • Added new display engine
  • Added support for images as track rating indication
  • Added "Show/hide display" hotkey for always-shown display
  • Added option to set album art border size and color
  • Added option to minimize iTunes on startup
  • Added option to start iTunes if any hotkey is used
  • Added option to disable save settings prompt in configuration utility
  • Added option to customize Song Search play behavior
  • Added option to enqueue Song Search result in iTunes DJ
  • Added option to set exact display width
  • Added display shown on iTunesControl startup if iTunes track data is available
  • Added "Apply" function to configuration utility
  • Added "Reset All" function to configuration utility
  • Fixed iTunesControl not shown in tray message being displayed every time
  • Fixed album art sizing issues with non-square art
  • Fixed searching for "folder.png" in addition to "folder.jpg"
  • Fixed folder art setting not being saved
  • Fixed problem un-setting hotkeys
  • Fixed input windows can lose focus
  • Removed "Clear search box" hotkey

Version 0.50
August 1st, 2009

  • Added new constant for track genre
  • Added constant for current track position
  • Added hotkey to play current track in iTunes DJ
  • Added basic localization support
  • Added support for all characters for all languages in tags
  • Added support for using more keys as hotkeys
  • Added option to set rating increment and decrement amount
  • Added option for Song Search to search on current playlist or library playlist
  • Added ability for Song Search to play track in iTunes DJ
  • Added support for mouse in Song Search window
  • Added option to set number of results returned by Song Search
  • Added "Support ID" to About dialog
  • Redesigned configuration application
  • Improved Song Search method
  • Fixed "Use dynamic shrink" option backwards
  • Fixed "Always shown display" option not saved
  • Fixed Copy Song Info format string too short
  • Fixed minor cosmetic issues with configuration app
  • Fixed pause/break key doesn't work as hotkey
  • Fixed Home/Insert keys not working as hotkeys
  • Fixed potential incompatibility with Windows XP
  • Fixed potential problem clearing album art cache
  • Fixed potential buffer overflow when loading settings
  • Fixed numerous memory leaks
  • Fixed high CPU usage on iTunesControl startup
  • Fixed slow startup speed with large libraries
  • Fixed problem starting iTunesControl and iTunes together on Vista and Windows 7
  • Fixed crash on iTunes shutdown
  • Fixed crash on using "Tag" hotkey
  • Fixed default ratings hotkeys not working on Vista and Windows 7
  • Removed splash screen on startup