Version R2 of the DeskSpace 1.5 Beta has been released. If you’ve signed up to test the beta you should receive a notification email in the next few hours. If you haven’t yet signed up for the beta and you’d like to test it out, you can sign up here. This version contains the following bug fixes and improvements:
Bug Fix: Start When Windows Starts now works.
Bug Fix: Desktop Wallpapers are now remembered correctly.
Bug Fix: Moving windows to other screens now works properly on multi-monitor systems.
Bug Fix: Desktop hot keys now work when the Windows key is specified.
Bug Fix: On multi-monitor systems the cube can now be dragged using the mouse on secondary monitors.
Bug Fix: Mouse hot spots now work properly on multi-monitor systems.
Bug Fix: Removed window artifacts when dragging windows on secondary monitors of multi-monitor systems.
Bug Fix: When dragging the cube, the mouse no longer “sticks” when moved to the left-hand side of the screen.
New Feature: Cube transparency has been changed to resemble Yod’m 3D 1.4 cube transparency.
New Feature: The options dialog no longer shows a preview of the current settings. This change was made to reduce compatibility issues with other applications.
New Feature: Added options to select the image format (16-bit or 32-bit) of the cube and desktop background.
New Feature: Added options to select a static desktop background and to turn off desktop backgrounds all together.
New Feature: Improved startup initialization time.
New Feature: Improved re-initialization time after changing options.
New Feature: Significantly reduced window flashing when switching desktops.
New Feature: The DeskSpace system tray icon now changes to an hour glass when DeskSpace is busy (i.e. initializing or re-initializing).
New Feature: Online Support and Help menu items added to system tray. For now, both these items open up the online DeskSpace support form.
New Feature: Mouse hot spot size has been increase to make mouse hot spots easier to activate.
New Feature: Improved animation smoothness.
New Feature: Animation no longer runs too fast on fast systems.
New Feature: Improved cube activation speed.
New Feature: Improved desktop switching speed.