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Immersive Explorer for Windows 8 x86/x64 or Windows 7

Release notes :

Version 1.1.2 (2015/03/11) :
-set the expiration date to 2015/04/01
-fixed compatibility issue with Windows 10 Technical Preview 9926
-visual changes
-bug fixes

Version 1.1.1 (2014/12/25) :
-set the expiration date to 2015/01/15
-minor bug fix
Version 1.1.0 (2014/12/07) :
-set the expiration date to 2014/12/15
-upgraded from .NET Framework 4.0 to .NET Framework 4.5
-improved Aero Snap support
-added "Browse" and "Select" buttons (this change makes navigation and selection easier for touch-screen users)
-several minor improvements
-bug fixes

Version 1.0.9 (2014/10/05) :
-set the expiration date to 2014/11/01
-improved compatibility with Windows 10 Technical Preview

Version (2014/08/23) :
-Sorry, nothing new, the expiration date has been pushed back to 2014/09/01 to give me more time to work on the version 1.0.9
-Immersive Explorer is now digitally signed (authenticode signature)

Version 1.0.8 (2014/07/21) :
-set the expiration date to 2014/08/20
-new: mouse wheel behavior default setting: Switch back/next if the pointer is near the top or bottom of the window - Zoom in/out otherwise
-improved: pinch-to-zoom support in the image viewer
-fixed: the window no longer bounces when scrolling using touch
-fixed: if the taskbar was docked at the top or the left of the screen, the window would be displayed at the wrong place when switching to full screen

Version 1.0.7 (2014/06/28) :
-new: mouse wheel behavior in the image viewer can be configured: zoom in/out (default), or next/previous
-new: folder previews can be disabled to improve performance (default setting is set during install depending on CPU and amount of RAM installed)
-new: images can be sent to the recycle bin by pressing the DEL key from within the image viewer
-improved: readability of the file and folder labels
-improved: refined user interface
-improved: dialog boxes keyboard support
-fixed: translation bug
-fixed: keyboard right key navigation bug
-fixed: folder thumbnail visual glitches

Version 1.0.6 (2014/06/20) :
-set the expiration date to 2014/07/20
-new: improved user interface
-fixed: scrolling performance issues while loading folder thumbnails or file descriptions

Version 1.0.5 (2014/05/22) :
-set the expiration date to 2014/06/20
-new: images can be stretched to fit the screen in the built-in image viewer (disabled by default)
-new: when using the Chinese (simplified or traditional) translation, text is displayed using the "Microsoft YaHei UI" font instead of "Segoe UI" for better readability
-improved: the folder content preview animation is less annoying (fading instead of sliding)
-improved: scrolling performance in folders containing images
-improved: folders thumbnails load time
-fixed: "Immersive Explorer Optimizer.exe" crash

Version 1.0.2 (2014/04/30) :
-set the expiration date to 2014/05/20
-new: animated GIF support in the image viewer
-new: images smaller than 400x400 are no longer stretched by default in the image viewer
-new: "Immersive Explorer Optimizer.exe" will start right after you close Immersive Explorer for the 1st time
-new: "Immersive Explorer Optimizer.exe" has 2 execution modes (the standard mode will no longer forces a complete NGEN rebuild)
-fixed: after scrolling forward then backward, the animation previewing the content of the subfolders was no longer displayed

Version 1.0.1 (2014/04/10) :
-set the expiration date to 2014/04/30
-file type descriptions are no longer hardcoded
-bug fixes

Version 1.0 (2014/03/19) :
-set the expiration date to 2014/04/10
-improved: image cache management
-fixed: some minor bugs

Version 0.9.2 (2014/03/17) :
-fixed: bug accidentally introduced in v0.9.1 that may cause the application to crash when clicking on a tile

Version 0.9.1 (2014/03/15) :
-set the expiration date to 2014/03/22
-added: shortcut files (.lnk) support
-added: for touch screen users: multiple items can be selected by touching them in EDIT mode (it's no longer needed to do a long press on the screen to simulate a right click)
-improved: keyboard navigation and scrolling
-improved: checkbox/radiobutton controls on WinVista/7 now look like native Win8 controls

Version 0.9.0 (2014/03/05) :
-set the expiration date to 2014/03/10
-added: sort by name, size, date modified, date created
-added: display hidden items and operating system protected items
-improved: the "en.lang" translation file has been updated
-improved: Immersive Explorer optimizer can detect when optimization is not required
-fixed: various bugs

Version 0.8.2 (2014/02/27) :
-set the expiration date to 2014/03/08
-added: wallpaper options: Desktop wallpaper and Bing Image of the Day
-fixed: screen rotation bug
-fixed: some JPEG images containing wrong DPI metadata were not displaying properly (thanks to "Lestersneed" for reporting this bug and sending me a sample picture)
-fixed: crash on Windows Vista

Version 0.8.1 (2014/02/22) :
-set the expiration date to 2014/02/26
-added: multi-select support (finally!)
-added: network drives support
-added: "Edit location" and "Refresh" commands in the location context menu
-added: "Advanced" button (in the VIEW command bar) with options to open a Command Prompt window and copy an item's path
-improved: "Immersive Explorer Optimizer.exe" now forces a full native image cache reset (takes longer, but should solve the slow WPF app start up problem on any computer)
-fixed: menus not displaying properly in fullscreen mode

Version 0.8.0 (2014/02/19) :
-set the expiration date to 2014/02/25
-added: button in the Picture Viewer that opens Bing Maps to the GPS coordinates embedded in a JPEG EXIF data (if available)
-added: wallpaper can be customized using the "Personalization" menu in the "VIEW" command bar
-added: background color can be set to Automatic, White or Black
-added: options to disable the built-in viewers for photos, videos, or music
-added: Aero Snap support
-improved: Settings panel
-improved: Picture viewer : better handling of situations where an image's embedded thumbnail ratio is different from the actual image ratio
-fixed: picture viewer skips the folder's 1st picture
-fixed: various minor bugs

Version 0.7.1 (2014/02/09) :
-set the expiration date to 2014/02/20
-added: online crash reporting
-improved: navigation in the picture viewer
-improved: detection of situations where "Immersive Explorer Optimizer.exe" needs to run
-fixed: picture viewer crashes when the 1st picture is displayed and the user tries to display the previous picture
-fixed: when scrolling quickly in a folder containing pictures, some thumbnails may not be loaded
-fixed: various minor bugs

Version 0.7.0 (2014/02/07) :
-set the expiration date to 2014/02/15
-added: ability to open Windows Explorer's drive/folder/file properties panel
-added: background process that handles EXE icon extracting (ImrsvExBackground.exe)
-improved: scrolling performance in folders containing pictures
-improved: picture viewer performance
-fixed: when scrolling quickly in a folder containing pictures, the wrong thumbnail may be displayed
-fixed: various minor bugs

Version 0.6.5 (2014/02/05) :
-pushed the expiration date to 2014/09/30 (offline release)
-fixed: improved "Pin to Taskbar" compatibility (BG, LB, MS, RO, SV, TH, TR)

Version 0.6.4 (2014/01/30) :
-pushed the expiration date to 2014/03/30
-improved: file/folder names containing numbers are now sorted in an human-friendly way (natural sorting)

Version 0.6.3 (2014/01/09) :
-pushed the expiration date to 2014/01/30
-added: "Pin to Taskbar" support for additional locales (ZH-TW, ZH-HK, KO, TH, DA, ET, FA, FI, NB, PT-PT, SK, SR, UK)
-fixed: improved "Pin to Taskbar" compatibility on Windows 7 (ZH-CN, JA, PT-BR, ID)
-fixed: crash at application exit

Version 0.6.2 (2013/12/19) :
-fixed: "Pin to taskbar" didn't work on Windows 7
-removed: EXE icon extracting. This was causing app crashes on some systems. Will be reintroduced in a future version.
-added: an "Open" button in the "Edit" command bar. This allows to open pictures, videos and music files using another app instead of the built-in picture/video/music viewer.

Version 0.6.1 (2013/12/18) :
-pushed the expiration date to 2014/01/10
-bug fixes and minor improvements
-prevents the user from starting several instances in setup mode
-the optimizer tool introduced in 0.6.0 runs automatically after 1st app exit if the .net native cache needs to be updated

Version 0.6.0 (2013/12/12) :
-pushed the expiration date to 2013/12/18
-bug fixes
-added "Pin to taskbar" support for additionnal locales (EN, FR, ES, DE, IT, ZH-CN, VN, JA, ID, RU, EL, CS, NL, RO, PT, PL, AR, TR)
-added Common Folders pinning (setup only)
-added buttons to copy MD5 and SHA1 results to the clipboard
-added a tool to solve slow start-up issues occuring on some computers (Immersive Explorer optimizer.exe)

Version 0.5.9 (2013/11/27) :
-pushed the expiration date to 2013/12/01
-bug fixes
-added "Pin to taskbar" support (currently, this feature is supported only on English versions of Windows)

Version 0.5.8 (2013/08/31) :
-pushed the expiration date to 2013/09/15.
-fixed a memory leak issue in the picture viewer
-improved performance in the picture viewer (next/previous pictures are now preloaded)
-fixed keyboard shortcuts bug

Version 0.5.7 (2013/06/06) :
-pushed the expiration date to 2013/06/15.
-added a way to install the program on the user's profile.
-windowing : fixed the restore size bug on systems with multiple monitors, and improved the transition between maximized state and fullscreen.
-commands at the bottom of the screen are now scaled down to avoid being truncated when the window size is too small.
-picture viewer: pictures are now limited to a maximum 4096x4096 decode size to avoid using to much memory. This will prevent crashes that were caused by OutOfMemory exceptions.

Version 0.5.6 (2013/04/24) :
-pushed the expiration date to 2013/05/25.
-reduced the frequency of online update checking (now happens at most once per day).
-automatic display of onscreen keyboard when text boxes are activated by touch or stylus.
-picture viewer now supports moving pictures around using touch (pinch to zoom was already supported, but still needs improvements)
-visual improvements.
-improved translation support.
-bug fixes.

Version 0.5.5 (2013/04/13) :
-pushed the expiration date to 2013/04/23.
-will not expire if no update is available after the expiration date (but an internet connection will be required to verify that no update is available yet)
-enabled the ability to Copy or Move files/folders (single item only; multiselect will be implemented in version 0.6)
-added the ability to display a background wallpaper
-removed the 3d gallery mode
-visual improvements (buttons and colors look more like the native Windows 8 visual style)
-bug fixes (should fix a crash at startup that occured on some computers and prevented the app from being used)

Version 0.5.0 (2013/03/05) :
-pushed the expiration date to 2013/03/15
-enabled the ability to Rename or Delete files/folders (single item only; multiselect will be implemented in version 0.6)
-added Keyboard Shortcuts : Escape (navigate to Computer), Backspace (navigate backward), Delete, F5 (refresh), F11 (full screen), Alt+Left/Right/Up (navigate backward/forward/up), Enter (open selected file or folder)
-added an "Open With" button

Version 0.4.1 (2013/02/05) :
-pushed the expiration date to 2013/03/05
-added the ability to download additionnal UI languages directly from the Settings panel

Version 0.4.0 (2013/01/07) :
-pushed the expiration date to 2013/02/05
-should be compatible with Windows Vista too (in addition to Windows 7 and Windows 8)
-bug fixes and internal changes
-added a Settings panel allowing to choose the UI language (automatic download of additional languages will be added in a later version)

Version 0.3.0 (2012/09/14) :
-fixed a bug that blocked the display of the folder thumbnails and items count on some computers (that bug also caused the use of lots of CPU resources).
-fixed a big performance regression issue related to thumbnails loading (introduced accidentally in version 0.1.2)
-displays the title on audio files

Version 0.2.1 (2012/09/07) :
-bug fixes and visual improvements
-translations are now automatically downloaded
-added controls for video playback (play/pause, skip forward/backward, stretch)
-added another picture viewer (inherited from Windows 7 Logon Background Changer). Not optimized yet. May be removed in future versions depending on feedback.
-pushed the expiration date to 2013/01/05

Version 0.2.0 (2012/08/25) :
-bug fixes and visual improvements
-added support for translations (english and french translations included; no automatic download yet for other languages)
-added video thumbnails and basic video playback support (click to play/pause, no extended controls yet)
-icon and description are now displayed for EXE files
-pushed the expiration date to 2012/09/15

Version 0.1.2 (2012/08/04) :
-bug fixes and visual improvements
-very basic support for audio playback (no playlist support yet)
-supports JPEG thumbnail extraction when available for faster thumbnail loading
-on the "My Computer" screen, thumbnails are now displayed only on the "My Pictures" tile
-pushed the expiration date to 2012/08/25

Version 0.1.1 (2012/07/29) :
-added a temporary icon for the exe file
-fixed a compilation issue that prevented the app from working on 32bit systems

Version 0.1.0 (2012/07/28) :
-First public release of Immersive Explorer.
-It will check online for updates at startup, and expire automatically after 2012/08/04. Expect at least a new update every week.
-Most features are not yet working, there is still a lot of bugs, and I'm aware that scrolling performance is still bad on low end CPUs.