Release Notes for UltraMon 3.0.4 Beta

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This release has new Smart Taskbar features and several bug fixes.

Release notes for previous releases:


Setup will upgrade your existing installation and preserve your settings and registration information. You don't need to uninstall your current installation of UltraMon first.

UltraMon 3 requires Windows 2000/XP or later, Windows 98/Me are no longer supported.

Please note that configuration settings may not be preserved when upgrading from version 2.6 or earlier. Display profiles, shortcuts and wallpapers will be preserved.

New in this release

New taskbar configuration options: options such as always on top, autohide or locked can again be configured per taskbar if desired, default is to use the same settings as the main taskbar. Taskbars for a specific monitor can be disabled via UltraMon Options > Smart Taskbar > More options.

Window management: cascading and tiling all windows or only those on a specific monitor, as well as Show Desktop for the whole desktop or a specific monitor, can be done via the main UltraMon menu and the right-click menu of UltraMon taskbars

Task Manager option on UltraMon taskbars: an option to open the Task Manager has been added to the right-click menu of UltraMon taskbars

Fixed issues

UltraMon crashes with fatal error in MultimonGUI.cpp at line 2807 if mirroring feature isn't installed

• When quickly moving a window, the buttons lag behind the window they belong to

Blank tooltips when click-and-holding toolbar button in Rhinoceros which opens a submenu

• Blank tooltip when hovering over an .exe in Sysinternals Process Monitor

• Windows become always on top occasionally when the UltraMon window buttons are enabled (should be fixed, haven't been able to reproduce this issue though)

• When creating the first new mail or appointment in Outlook 2007, no buttons get added to the window

No buttons get added to Visual Studio when opening a solution which takes a long time to load

Fatal error in WndExt.cpp at line 1118 when launching application via Microsoft App-V

'Run application or script' hotkey doesn't work when adding command-line arguments

Fatal error in UiAccClient.cpp at line 201 when shutting down system

• On 2-monitor system, moving minimized window to other monitor causes it to get moved right back to the original monitor

• On 2-monitor system, moving minimized window to other monitor may do nothing depending on which monitor is primary

Multiple True Launch Bar instances for different folders all point to the standard Quick Launch folder after restarting the Smart Taskbar

• Can't enter text in toolbars added to an UltraMon taskbar

• No chevron (little arrow icon) displayed for X1 toolbar if not all buttons are visible

• Show Title menu option shown for toolbars which don't have a title

• When selecting Toolbars > Close All Toolbars from the taskbar menu, the toolbars get added again when the Smart Taskbar gets started the next time

Fatal error in DeskTaskBar.cpp at line 2141 when right-clicking an UltraMon taskbar

Fatal error in TaskBand.cpp at line 725 when clicking on a phantom task button

• Fatal error in TaskBand.cpp at line 1392 when switching from Aero to Classic visual style

• Taskbar gets resized and rendered with gray border after connecting to the system remotely with themes disabled for the remote session

• Fatal error in DeskTaskBar.cpp at line 849 or 858 when the Smart Taskbar starts

Clicking Winamp task button doesn't restore application if it was minimized via minimize button

• Fatal error in DeskTaskBarManager.cpp at line 420 when a registry key used by UltraMon was deleted by another application

• Previously maximized window which is minimized doesn't get maximized again when right-clicking its task button and selecting Move to Other Monitor

• Windows XP: When minimizing/restoring a window repeatedly by clicking its task button, the previously active window becomes active permanently

UltraMon can only be started in the first desktop when using Sysinternals Desktops

Renaming or deleting the (None) wallpaper profile crashes UltraMon Desktop

Fatal error in WallpaperUtil.cpp at line 149

Fatal error in WallpaperUtil.cpp at line 127

• Fatal error in WallpaperUtil.cpp at line 99

Known issues

• WindowBlinds skins which use transparency aren't fully supported on Windows XP, you'll get a black background where the taskbar should be transparent. There is no fix for this, it does work fine on Windows Vista though

Docking hints from Xceed Docking Windows library don't work if UltraMon window buttons are enabled for the application

• Windows 2000: if you don't have Windows Installer version 3 or later installed, a driver used by UltraMon's mirroring feature won't get updated correctly when doing an upgrade install. Repairing the installation will fix the problem