We are glad to announce the new release of Zentimo 1.4! The new version includes some minor UI improvements and critical bug fixes so it’s highly recommended to upgrade. Download now or read more below.
Today we are releasing the new beta version of Zentimo. It’s a pre-final release which means that you’ll get a stable version 1.3 soon. In this beta we have fixed some bugs, improved the user interface, tweaked the performance and added a new skin. Many thanks to those who sent us notes, bug-reports and suggestions!
See the full list of changes below or Download Zentimo 1.3 beta 2 now.
We are pleased to present the new beta version of Zentimo. As always we have fixed some of the most annoying bugs and made some significant interface improvements. In this version we’ve added skins supporting. Now you have the ability to choose your preferable skin for Stopping Menu – something to match your system color scheme. The installation pack contains two additional predefined skins, such as “Classic” and “Black” color schemes. How to choose a predefined skin you can see on the following screenshot:
How to create your own skin? It’s easy… Just open one of predefined skin folders (e.g. “C:/Program Files/Zentimo/Skins/Black”) and do the same using your favorite graphic and text editors.
Please feel free to download this beta and give us your notes, suggestions or bug reports!
We are happy to announce the availability of Zentimo 1.2. In this version we have added some not big but frequently requested features such as the ability to save\restore program settings, the option to automatically close autorun processes, the ability to hide the program icon and we have improved the device icon library. See the full list of changes below or just download the program right now.
We are pleased to announce the final release of Zentimo 1.1, which has been under development since August. We have added more than a dozen new features, made UI more polished and greatly improved stability of the program. See below the full list of changes or just download the program if you read our previous beta posts.
Zentimo 1.1 beta 5 is available. Mainly it’s a bug fix release – we fixed more than a dozen of bugs and now we feel that this version is stable enough, so it’s quite likely that the next version will be the final release.
Also we made Zentimo to support ClearType fonts and display all its dialogs in the native font of the OS it’s working under (e.g. under Windows Vista and 7 Zentimo will display dialogs in Segoe UI).
And here’s the list of fixed bugs:
Feel free to download this beta and give us your notes or bug-reports!
Previous month we enjoyed the license giveaway for Zentimo 1.0 in collaboration with giveawayoftheday.com project. We love giving licenses away and considering that today is the first day of Christmas month we decided to have a new giveaway.
From December 1st to 7th everyone can obtain its free license for Zentimo 1.0. This license allows using the version 1.o for lifetime, but doesn’t allow neither upgrades nor technical support. Grab the license here or if you are already have a license for Zentimo feel free to share this news with your friends.
We are pleased to present the new beta version of Zentimo. The most important thing we’ve done in this version is an ability to power off devices after stopping in Windows Vista and Windows 7.
A bit more story on this feature. When you safely remove the device in Windows XP it powers the device off – in case off a flash drive its led was switched off and in case of a portable hard drive it was spun down. But Microsoft changed this behavior in Vista and it still exists in Win 7: after you stop the device on these OSes the hard drive continue spinning and flash drive continue lighting. All modern hard drives park theirs heads automatically when you unplug them so in theory this behavior shouldn’t lead to data looses or drive damages. But in practice the hard drive usually sound strangely when you unplug them on run and this makes a hard drive owner being a bit nervous when he hears that.
In order to enable this feature you need to set “Power off the device after device stopping” option in the Quick Settings Wizard just after installing the program:
Or you also can change this option in the Program Options later:
After the option being changed you need to reboot the system in order for changes to take effect.
The tray context menu didn’t hide automatically when it loses the focus.
Displaying the number of devices in the tray icon was improved. The number was made more clear and moved to the left side of the icon so that it will not interfere with the orange arrow and our icon stays consistent (this number is displayed only when you enable the correspondent option).
We’ve updated following languages: German, Italian, French, Bosnian, Czech, Hebrew, Latvian, Polish, Romanian, Dutch, Serbian, Turkish, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Lithuanian. Many thanks to our translators for their help!
Hi! As you may know we have got a new main icon for the program and at the moment we are trying to improve displaying of the device numbers on systray icon (they are displayed if you enable a special option). We are deciding where to place the number: leave it at the same place – the right bottom corner, or move it to the left bottom. We are a bit between the horns of a dilemma on this decision so we kindly ask your opinion on it. Please see the illustration below and write us what do you like more.