ColdKey 10 Revisions

New Features for 10.50

  • Removed support for Windows XP and Windows 2003 Server
  • Windows 10 Anniversary Update changed the on screen keyboard
  • The onscreen keyboard button in Secure Desktop stopped working because of this change
  • This has been corrected
  • The Windows 10 version information in Secure Desktop Tools and Secure Desktop Shell will now display one of the following:
    • Fall Creators Update
    • Creators Update
    • Anniversary Update
    • November Update
    • Initial Release

New Features for 10.00

  • Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 Support
    • Tested with Windows 10 Anniversary Update
    • Also Supports Windows XP and Windows 7
    • 32-bit Classic Windows Application
    • 64-bit Aware
  • New Setup Program
    • Now Using Inno Setup instead of Wise installer
    • Setup program is now dual signed (sha1 and sha256)
    • Application files are also dual signed (sha1 and sha256)
    • Setup files are now smaller
  • User Interface Improvements
    • Design improved for Touchscreen
    • New Icons throughout
    • On Screen Keyboard Support
    • The Edition of Windows 7, 8 or 10 is shown with version (Home, Pro, Enterprise, etc.)
  • Added new hot-keys to the over 350 hot-keys that can be disabled
    • Space
    • Enter
  • Tested on Microsoft Surface Pro

ColdKey 7 Revisions

Changes for 7.00

  • Added support for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 Server.
  • Added support for 64-bit Windows versions.
  • Removed Windows 2000 support.
  • Re-designed dialogs with scrolling checkbox lists, similar to Secure Desktop 7.
  • Removed Administrator features.
  • Removed Monitor Registry feature.

ColdKey 3 Revisions

Changes for 3.02

  • Changed the masking character for a password to an asterisk, as the bullet did not work in some other language versions of Windows.

New Features for 3.01

  • Added Ctrl-. to the list of keystrokes, in the Windows tab. This keystroke is used by some multimedia programs to exit.
  • Fixed a Range Check Error problem that happened when ColdKey launched for the first time, introduced in 3.00.

New Features for 3.00

  • Added Left Mouse Button in the Mouse tab
  • Added Multi-User configuration support, by doing the following:
    • Rather than using the coldkey.ini file for configuration, the data is now stored in a file called coldkey.xml
    • This new configuration file is in \Documents And Settings\All Users\Application Data\Visual Automation\ColdKey\coldkey.xml
    • Migration from the ini file to the xml file is automatic
    • There is a new checkbox on the front tab, for saving the current settings as the default settings, for each user who has no configuration.
    • The XML file is a hierarchy, with each user configuration a node. It can be opened with an XML editor, for viewing.
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