Winstep Xtreme Version 15.7 Released. Completely compatible with Windows 10 and SD software.

By on July 30, 2015 9:32:35 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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Jorge has released the new version!

He has fixed some sticky issues such as:

“…Winstep Xtreme hanging for a couple of minutes when running for the first time and the Windows Start Menu button being disabled when showing the Windows taskbar…” – Winstep

and,

“…v15.7 also adds support for Windows Apps and the new Windows 10 Virtual Desktop Manager.” – ibid

Also:

“To make up for the fact that there were no new releases for a while, this upgrade - making Winstep Xtreme applications fully compatible with a brand new Windows version - is FREE to you provided your license key is valid for updates released until November 22 2012 or later.

If you are updating via the Winstep Update Manager, the Updater itself will let you know if your license key is NOT valid for v15.7, in which case you will have to either renew your upgrade subscription or stay with the version you already have.
You can find more details about your license key at the bottom of the About tab of NextSTART or WorkShelf Preferences. You can also renew your upgrade subscription from that tab if necessary. For more information about Winstep Xtreme's Upgrade Policy please click here.” – ibid

So…what’s new?

  • Full Windows 10 support.
  • Improved the experience of running Winstep Xtreme for the first time.
  • New 'Task View' internal command to invoke the Windows Virtual Desktop Manager (Windows 10 only)
  • Users can now quickly go back to their previous Windows wallpaper after switching themes via the new 'Restore Wallpaper' internal command.
  • Improved the way Xtreme behaves when the user presses 'Show Desktop'.
  • Always on Bottom docks are no longer allowed to come forward on mouseover even if 'pop up dock on mouseover' is enabled.
  • Live preview thumbnails of running applications can now range from 64 to 512 pixels.
  • New context menus make it easier to add new items to the Quick Launch section of the NextSTART taskbar.
  • The Theme Browser now displays the name of the theme author, where available.
  • Fixed problem in the Update Manager that could cause downloads to fail randomly with a 'File may be corrupt' error.
  • Various other misc. improvements and bug fixes...

The complete change log is available on the original link here.

If you have your Winstep Xtreme preferences set to automatically notify and update, you might have run into difficulties when first updating due to the huge demand for the free Nexus Dock together with paid subscribers having overwhelmed the site servers.

That problem has also been solved. Free Nexus dock users are redirected to Download.com for their update.

You’ll be happy to know that it is not “bundled” or “wrapped”.

Thanks to the Redneck for bringing the update to my attention!

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July 30, 2015 10:55:15 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks Sooo much for this info!

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July 30, 2015 12:41:59 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Rednecks all over are gonna love you. Lol

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July 30, 2015 3:05:45 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Awesome, that is a very quick update, where nobody can go and complain that there is no support yet.
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July 30, 2015 10:57:04 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Great news! I love Winstep!!!!  Thanks Doc!

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July 31, 2015 1:09:56 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

This is great news for Winstep xtreme users... myself being one of them.  I shall update my copy shortly.

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July 31, 2015 2:53:17 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

First you must update the updater. LOL....I know, it sounds like an MS stunt.

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July 31, 2015 2:57:23 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Uvah,

Rednecks all over are gonna love you

 

Hey!

 

 

Well, we do.

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July 31, 2015 6:13:17 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,

Great news! I love Winstep!!!!  Thanks Doc!

Actually, RnD told me about the update...and that led me to ask Jorge if he wanted to write an "update/release". He answered that I should do it. Jim actually deserves the credit for bringing this news item to you.

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July 31, 2015 11:53:58 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hey Doc, no credit needed, to know that Jorge is moving forward with Winstep is all I need to be happy!!

 

Jorge, you rock!!  All credit to Jorge!

 

I think Jorge Karma is in order.........

 

 

BTW, I am really trying to get around to making a few Winstep themes soon.

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July 31, 2015 12:09:01 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Is there a "skinning feature" yet (As promised by Jorge) ?

-Sks style thingo...

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July 31, 2015 1:08:15 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

No.

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July 31, 2015 1:29:28 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

No, but keep in mind I always keep my promises. It might take some time, that's all (old timers will remember how long Nexus took to become a reality lol... but the fact is that it did, and look at the thing go now! ).

 

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July 31, 2015 1:38:25 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Cool Jorge

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August 1, 2015 12:41:36 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,

Hey Doc, no credit needed, to know that Jorge is moving forward with Winstep is all I need to be happy!!



Jorge, you rock!! All credit to Jorge!



I think Jorge Karma is in order.....

I'll second that.  It's great to know Jorge is well and back at what he does best... on the computer, that is. 

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