PTFB Pro History

Version history for PTFB Pro shows you how often it was updated over the past months (starting Dec 16, 2004) as well as 'what is new' information for each update (if available, since this information provided by the author).

Size: 8471 KB
OS: Windows
Description:   Optimize your workflow with macros - the easy way! Automatically dismiss irritating dialogs, keep programs running smoothly, eliminate repetitive tasks.

v updated on Sep 19, 2016

Added ability to trigger macros when color/text/graphics change and clipboard manipulation. Greatly extended command line control for use with Powershell etc. Some improvements specific to Windows 10.

v updated on Nov 16, 2015

The subject line for email notifications can now take parameters.The time between the mouse down and up events in a Single Press can now be adjusted.

v updated on Jun 04, 2015

As requested by some of our users, it is now possible to override the destination address(es) of email notifications on aper item basis. To use this feature, visit the "Email" tab of the Options -> Configure screen and enable "Allow Item Override" in the email section.

v updated on Mar 05, 2015

- Small optimisation and fail-safe added to item loading from the main data file.

v 4.7.1 updated on Dec 02, 2014

- Changed windows contents checking default for new users. - Fixed bug that caused Forced Delay macro commands to be ignored when in a tight loop. - Help file updated.

v 4.1.4 updated on May 23, 2011

- MinimizeToTray is now optional, to help new users who aren't familiar with system tray icon hiding under Windows 7. - Installer update - Minor cosmetic changes

v 4.1.2 updated on Mar 23, 2011

The hotkey controls in Options -> Hotkeys were incorrectly disabled during the trial. This has been corrected.

v updated on Sep 28, 2010

Added "Window Restore" item to automatically resize/reposition windows. Share macros between networked computers. Disconnect minimized remote desktop (RDP) window in order to keep handling targets. Temporarily unlock a locked workstation to keep handling targets. Improved email notification and more

v 4.0 updated on Jun 28, 2010

Added "Window Restore" item to automatically resize/reposition windows. Share macros between networked computers. Disconnect minimized remote desktop (RDP) window in order to keep handling targets. Temporarily unlock a locked workstation to keep handling targets. Improved email notification and more

v updated on Jul 20, 2009

- Can now use read only flag to prevent overwriting of PTFBPro3.dat file. This can be useful if one "master file" is being used by multiple installations of PTFB Pro.

v updated on Sep 19, 2008

- New: Import Targets From File (Options menu). Allows you to import one or more items from any existing PTFB Pro .dat/.cfg file. Available only to licensed users. - Improvements to efficiency, particularly for ProgMon items. - Updated installer.

v updated on Apr 29, 2008

Fix memory consumption problem on some PCs. ProgMon no longer acknowledges 16-bit apps.

v 3.5 updated on Feb 15, 2008

- PTFB Pro can now play a sound when an item fires, as well as writing to a log, sending and email and running a command line. - Can now change the location of the data folder - Can now choose whether computer should relocked or not after unlocking by the service

v 3.4.1 updated on Dec 07, 2007

ProgMon launch operations can now specify a starting directory for the target program ProgMon items can now stop then relaunch a program automatically. Some minor changes to wording within PTFB's interfaces and Help file. Uninstaller is now digitally signed

v 3.4 updated on Oct 09, 2007

New Macro item: Program Monitor (ProgMon). This item keeps watch for a particular program and can either launch it automatically if it isn't running OR kill it if it is running. Note: Not available when running on Win9x

v 3.3.6 updated on Aug 15, 2007

Fix: Forced Delay macro item was broken under W2k/XP in a previous release, it's now fixed

v 3.3.5 updated on Jul 09, 2007

- Fix: stopped infinite loop if time is deleted on trigger page. - Added new /NOICON command line option to cause PTFB Pro to run without its system tray icon. - Changed method of launching PTFB Pro after installation on Vista

v 3.3.4 updated on Apr 26, 2007

- Initial and repeat delays can now be set to tenths of a second. - On systems running Vista or 2003 Server SP2 with DEP enabled for all processes, the installer now adds a DEP

v 3.2 updated on Sep 20, 2006

- Repeat option has been extended to cover all triggers. Can now repeat indefinitely, for a limited time or for a specific number of times - Added ability to place comment lines within the macro - Macro editor now supports right-click and has additional functions

v 3.1.2 updated on Aug 12, 2006

- Added new "Switch To Program" macro action (Misc section on Edit page) - During a Windows restart/shutdown, PTFB Pro now delays its exit as long as possible. In many cases this will enable it to deal with popup messages that occur at this time.

v 3.1.1 updated on Jun 20, 2006

- Provisional support for Windows Vista - Extended maximum initial and repeat delays to 8 hrs. - Clicking enable/disable checkbox on a selected item now toggles all selected items - Disabling an item or disabling PTFB while it is in the system tray temporarily releases any associated item hotkeys. This is handy if you've defined a hotkey that clashes with a menu shortcut in another program. - Command line now limited to two item IDs (space separated) - Corrected drag/drop ordering issue with items on 2nd tab and upwards - Minor bug fixes

v 3.1 updated on May 13, 2006

- Added ability to enter a comment for each target. The comment is shown in the tooltips for each item - Can now select multiple items in the list for easier ordering, enabling/disabling and deletion - Tabs : added ability to organize macros and targets into tabbed groups for easier management - Various cosmetic tweaks

v 3.0.1 updated on Mar 06, 2006

- Added "Force CapsLock" macro item to ensure correct capitalization - Added option to hide PTFB Pro window while choosing target - see Config screen - Various cosmetic and usability tweaks

v 3.0 updated on Jan 24, 2006

1. Separate initial and repeat delays for both single presses and macros (sequences) 2. Ability to edit macros and insert custom commands (e.g. run command line, run other macro) 3. Window-less macros (operate on entire screen) 4. Greater speed range for macro playback (1/4 speed through to maximum possible) 5. New triggering options: - when target window appears (as before, but now with ability to confine actions to certain days/hours) - repeating day/time schedule (like Windows scheduler) - your own choice of hotkey - command line (an external program can tell PTFB to run a macro on demand) 6. Option to conceal macro contents from prying eyes 7. New items take a snapshot of the original target window as a memory-jogger 8. Ability to operate on minimized windows 9. Ability to handle multiple on-screen instances of the same target window

v updated on Nov 11, 2005

- Simplified and improved handling of Outlook security dialogs to overcome interference of some security suites. - Improved inbuilt Help. - Updated installer - auto-start is no longer on by default

v updated on Oct 02, 2005

- Updated list to display hotkey for single-press targets. - Updated installer

v updated on Aug 08, 2005

- Reverts to old pressing technique for targets that remain obscured. - "Fire only for application" now uses case-free matching

v updated on Jul 11, 2005

- Can now disable tooltips for the main list. - Can now use PTFB Pro hotkey to toggle between enabled/disabled state - Press delay (if any) now shown in Info column of main list - Single press hotkey now accepts return, space and escape keys

v updated on May 30, 2005

Added a service component to allow pressing of all targets when the computer is locked or running a locking screensaver. Please consult the Help for details.

v updated on Apr 28, 2005

Further improvements to handling of Outlook security dialogs. Now capable of immediately dismissing all current (English language) variants of the dialogs. Note - users of Office 2000 SP3 are advised to disable the Office Assistant.

v updated on Apr 06, 2005

- Added option to forcibly enable a button before it is pressed. This is primarily for Outlook users, as it enables the Outlook mail confirmation dialog to be dismissed immediately - no more 5 second wait! - Can now choose whether the target list should be sorted automatically, or allow custom ordering by drag and drop. - Improved button recognition to include check boxes, option (radio) buttons and disabled buttons - Improved handling of the tray icon reduces cpu load and should eliminate interference with tooltip display on slow or heavily loaded computers running W2K

v updated on Feb 21, 2005

- Added direct control over window type checking, to cope with windows that have different types (class names) each time their owning program is run. This will help PTFB Pro correctly identify windows of programs developed using the Microsoft Foundation Classes (among others). - Added new option to use size to help identify a window, following user requests. - Info page on target properties now shows main window type and size in addition to window contents. - Changed default response speed for new installations to maximum. - Fixed drawing issues under Windows Server 2003, and XP using the classic (Windows 2000) style. - Fixed fatal error with certain invalid regular expressions.

v updated on Jan 17, 2005

- Resolves issue with control display when using Windows 2000 display schemes

v updated on Dec 16, 2004

- Adds ability to change defaults for many settings, including auto-repeat, application-lock, playback speed. - Several cosmetic tweaks

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