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Ace Utilities v5.3.0

Post by Aneesh » Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:49 pm

Ace Utilities v5.3.0
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Dec 10, 2012 : Ace Utilities v5.3.0.485 Released.

What's new in Ace Utilities v5.3.0?
http://acelogix.com/au_whatsnew.html

Download:
http://acelogix.com/download.html
http://acelogix.com/download2.html

Dec 10
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* 'Erase Your History' tool now supports 'secure delete' for Opera, Firefox and Chrome browser history.
* Fixed some issues in the command line usage of the 'Registry Backup/Restore (RegBak)' tool.
* Ace Utilities uninstaller now deletes backup files and folders created by Ace Utilities.

Nov 29
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* Updated the 'delete routine' of 'Remove Junk Files' resulting in better handling of 'locked files'.
* Slight change in scanning performance of 'Remove Junk Files'.
* Disk Analysis can now be minimized while it is analyzing a drive. Also shows 'progress animation' in its taskbar button while analyzing.
* No 'progress window' is displayed while cleaning history/loading 'Misc' page/loading 'Auto-Start Manager'.
* Ace Utilities backup location is now in 'localappdata' for fresh installations.
* 'Cookie Manager' now alerts user if 'Firefox' or 'Chrome' browser is running while Cookie Manager is active.
* Internal changes in 'Erase Your History'; provides improved response during scanning and loading different sections/pages.
* In Windows 7, the Uninstaller Manager now shows 'install date', 'size' and 'version' info.
* Removed a 'junk file extension' which caused valid files to be considerd as junk in some rare cases.
* Remove Junk Files tool now will not exclude any subfolders inside the Windows Temp folders.
* Added an option in the 'Restore' window to go to the Ace Utilities backup folder (for 'Expert User' mode only).
* Find Duplicate Files now uses MD5 as the default checksum algorithm.
* If no 'save column width' option is selected, lists will now resize automatically.

Nov 15
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* Added 'right' and 'left' arrow key shortcuts for the collapsible list's 'expand' and 'collapse' functionality.
* 'Skip Windows UAC prompt' option is now present in the 'setup' screen too.
* Minor fixes.

Nov 12
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* Internal changes.

Nov 8
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* No 'delete progress indicator (by Windows)' is now shown while deleting files by those tools started using its 'command line' parameter or through the 'Wizard'.

Nov 6 :
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* 'Wipe Recycle Bin' can now be started even if Ace Utilities is running. Earlier, such a call prompted the user to close Ace Utilities first, if running.
* Improved the 'collapse' feature of various 'scan lists'.
* Improved the layout and working of 'scheduled cleanup' feature.
* Fixed a minor issue in the 'Auto-Start Manager' where some times switching among certain filters in the 'categories' bar would affect the listing of entries.
* In the 'Auto-Start Manager', the fetching and display of 'info text' for start-up entries is now made quicker.

Nov 1
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* Fixed an issue in the 'Uninstall Manager' where running it in Windows 8 caused the application to 'hang'.
* Fixed an issue where Internet Explorer v9 and v10 cookies were not being listed in the 'Cookie Manager'.
* Fixed an issue in 'Cookie Manager' where 'Safari' browser history was not getting cleared.
* Added options in the installer package to create 'pinned icon in the task bar (Windows 7, Windows 8 )' and 'Quick-launch icon (Windows XP, Windows Vista)' during installation.
* Added 'jump lists' in the taskbar's pinned icon to launch tools in Ace Utilities.
* Added a new section - Jumplist - in the 'Options' page. User can choose which items/tools/actions needs to be displayed in the 'Ace Utilities taskbar pinned icon'.
* Added an option to bypass Windows 'User Account Control (UAC)' while launching Ace Utilities. 'Enabled' by default, launching Ace Utilities now will not ask for user prompt.
* Improved the 'Update module'. Added an option for 'update check interval period'.
* Fixed an issue in the installer where 'if the previous installation of Ace Utilities was on a drive which is no longer valid, then the update installer would not allow the user to change the install path'.
* Fixed an issue in 'Erase Your History' > Clear past icon history of System Tray' option. Ace Utilities no longer uses VBScript.
* Fixed an issue in 'Erase Your History' > 'Misc Items' and 'Fix Invalid Shortcuts' tools where in some cases a 'Server Busy' prompt was being shown during the 'loading' process.
* Slight change in themes and GUI. Main tools now show a 'progress indicator' in the taskbar icon while a 'scan' operation is in progress.
* Made changes in Cookie Manager's user interface. Cookie Manager now saves 'last window position'.
* Added a feature where the Cookie Manager shows all the browser cookies by default. Also added an option to 'filter' specific cookies from the list.
* Removed 'sound alert' on mouse clicks and at the completion of tasks. Instead, now the taskbar button for Ace Utilities flashes to indicate the 'end of an activity'. Taskbar messages above the System Tray are also disabled except for one or two activites.
* While running tasks using command console (cmd.exe) or through the 'Scheduled Cleanup', an 'animated icon' is now displayed in the System Tray. Click on the icon to bring up the 'activity progress window'.
* Added '/opentool' paramater in addition to the existing '/launch' option. Refer 'Ace Utilities > Options > Jump List' section for more information.
* Added 'Collapse' functionality to various scan lists like that in the 'Clean System Registry' tool, the 'Remove Junk Files' tool, etc. (Windows 7, Windows 8 )
* Fixed an issue with 'Scheduled Cleanup' where, in some cases, Ace Utilities would crash when scheduled clean up starts.

We like to thank the users for their continuing support.
Regards,
Aneesh,
Acelogix Software Team.

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Re: Ace Utilities v5.3.0 Beta

Post by csleech » Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:00 am

Downloaded and tested...

Disappointed that the issue with not being able to wipe the recycle bin while Ace is open is not fixed. You can secure erase documents when you have the main interface open but you cannot run the wipe on the recycle bin.

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Re: Ace Utilities v5.3.0 Beta

Post by Aneesh » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:55 pm

Will check that, Tx.
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Re: Ace Utilities v5.3.0 Beta

Post by siliconman01 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:45 am

JFI

Have been testing AU V5.3.0 Beta on Windows 7 SP1 x86 and x64 Professional for a couple of days. Thus far, the beta is performing very well. My primary use of AU is for registry cleaning and maintenance.
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Re: Ace Utilities v5.3.0 RC1

Post by Aneesh » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:06 am

Updated to RC1.
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Re: Ace Utilities v5.3.0 RC1

Post by Ebonie.E » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:23 am

You certainly have some agreeable opinions and views. www.acelogix.com provides a fresh look at the subject. Great!

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Re: Ace Utilities v5.3.0 RC1

Post by Aneesh » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:40 am

Updated to RC2
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Re: Ace Utilities v5.3.0 RC2

Post by siliconman01 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:11 am

This applies to Windows 7 SP1 x64 Professional with AU 5.3.0 RC2.

When using the auto start manager, it is not possible to disable or remove a RUN key from HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. All but 2 of the options in the rightclick menu are inactive. The same applies to the Startup folder entries.\

NOTE: This bug is related to having only one item in the respective startup area. For example, if a second program is added to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, then the rightclick menu totally activates on both keys. However, when one is removed, then the right click menu goes inactive for the remaining key.
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Re: Ace Utilities v5.3.0 RC2

Post by Aneesh » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:09 am

siliconman01 wrote:This applies to Windows 7 SP1 x64 Professional with AU 5.3.0 RC2.

When using the auto start manager, it is not possible to disable or remove a RUN key from HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. All but 2 of the options in the rightclick menu are inactive. The same applies to the Startup folder entries.\

NOTE: This bug is related to having only one item in the respective startup area. For example, if a second program is added to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, then the rightclick menu totally activates on both keys. However, when one is removed, then the right click menu goes inactive for the remaining key.
Uploaded RC3. Please check.
Regards,
Aneesh,
Acelogix Software Team.

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Re: Ace Utilities v5.3.0 RC2

Post by siliconman01 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:31 am

Aneesh wrote:
siliconman01 wrote:This applies to Windows 7 SP1 x64 Professional with AU 5.3.0 RC2.

When using the auto start manager, it is not possible to disable or remove a RUN key from HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. All but 2 of the options in the rightclick menu are inactive. The same applies to the Startup folder entries.\

NOTE: This bug is related to having only one item in the respective startup area. For example, if a second program is added to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, then the rightclick menu totally activates on both keys. However, when one is removed, then the right click menu goes inactive for the remaining key.
Uploaded RC3. Please check.

RC3 corrected the bug. Thanks. :D
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Re: Ace Utilities v5.3.0 RC4

Post by Aneesh » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:38 pm

Updated to RC4.
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Acelogix Software Team.

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Re: Ace Utilities v5.3.0 RC4

Post by saad » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:58 pm

I think Backups folder location should be changed from %Documents% to %AppData% or %CommonAppData%.

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Re: Ace Utilities v5.3.0 RC4

Post by saad » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:59 pm

Registry Finder app should be included into new version of Ace Utilities.

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Re: Ace Utilities v5.3.0 RC4

Post by FAM07 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:08 am

Hi,
Here are my questions (RC4):
1- Is there any form to avoid the groups of files or keys that the results show after a scan, for example setting it in Options?
2- When it is opened a group, the found elements appear highlighted (blue), is it a bug?
Thanks.

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Re: Ace Utilities v5.3.0 RC4

Post by Aneesh » Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:28 am

Hi,

1) Right now, you cannot 'remove' a group from the list.
2) When you expand a group, the entries inside that group get 'highlighted'. But if you click on an entry, this disappears. It's a 'side effect' of the new style.
Regards,
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Acelogix Software Team.

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