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- 2 3.6.6 - January 20, 2014
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- 5 3.6.3 - January 28, 2014
- 6 3.6.2 - September 13, 2013
- 7 3.6.1 - June 8, 2013
- 8 3.6.0 - June 6, 2013
- 9 3.5.7 - June 1, 2013
- 10 3.5.6 - April 29, 2013
- 11 3.5.5 - October 30, 2012
- 12 3.5.4 - November 28, 2011
- 13 3.5.3 - November 8, 2011
- 14 3.5.2 - June 6, 2011
- 15 3.5.1 - March 21, 2011
- 16 3.5.0 - February 24, 2011
- 17 3.4.4 - November 25, 2010
- 18 3.4.3 - October 8, 2010
- 19 3.4.2 - September 20, 2010
- 20 3.4.1 - July 2, 2010
- 21 3.4.0 - June 14, 2010
- 22 3.3.3 - February 18, 2010
- 23 3.3.2 - December 30, 2009
- 24 3.3.1 - November 19, 2009
- 25 3.3.0 beta - November 11, 2009
- 26 3.2 build 63 - August 3, 2009
- 27 3.2 build 62 - June 19, 2009
- 28 3.1 build 60 - April 23, 2009
- 29 3.1 build 59 - April 13, 2009
- 30 3.1 build 58 - March 22, 2009
- 31 3.1 build 57 - March 19, 2009
- 32 3.1 build 56 - March 1, 2009
- 33 3.1 build 55 - February 10, 2009
- 34 3.1 build 54
- 35 3.1 build 51 - January 18, 2009
- 36 3.0 build 48 - December 31, 2008
- 37 2.3 build 42 - December 11, 2008
- 38 2.2 build 35 - November 12, 2008
- 39 2.1 build 23 - September 20, 2008
- 40 2.0 build 16 - August 24, 2008
- 41 1.1 - July 23, 2008
- 42 188.8.131.52 - July 20, 2008
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3.6.6 - January 20, 2014
NEW (Pro): Add option to run a program for battery notifications
CHG (Pro): Preview font change in Preferences window
CHG: Improve battery status detection for certain types of batteries
3.6.5 - December 2, 2014
NEW (Pro): Add option to set when the battery is considered fully charged
NEW: Add an update download progress window
NEW: Run ngen.exe on installation to improve startup performance
CHG (Pro): Complete rewrite of power scheme handling.
FIX (Pro): Power schemes not switching in certain circumstances
FIX (Pro): Battery notifications not working properly
FIX: Detecting battery charging status
3.6.4 - November 4, 2014
NEW: Show the time of day that the battery will be fully (dis)charged (e.g, @ 5:23 PM)
CHG: If the Hide BatteryBar When Full option is checked, also turn off the bar if there is no battery
CHG: Limit the size of the battery status log file to 3MB
FIX: Disable battery status logging by default
FIX: Fix an issue with reporting 0 time remaining under certain conditions
3.6.3 - January 28, 2014
NEW: Installer is now signed and will show "Osiris Development" as the developer
CHG: Change "Battery" text to "Time Remaining" to be more clear
CHG: Improved Dutch language translation, added swiss-german
CHG: Battery Profile Graph window now shows the current battery state when opened
FIX (Pro): Hide toolbar option now works more reliably
FIX: Floating toolbar now sizes properly with the new default theme
FIX: Fix a rare condition that could cause BatteryBar to hang
3.6.2 - September 13, 2013
FIX: Unexpected error when retrieving the list of power schemes
FIX: Power scheme didn't change on startup
FIX: Rare crash due to a background process taking longer than expected
FIX: Logging battery status (in Prefs->Tools) now works as expected
CHG: Improve logging to help diagnose issues with battery profiles
3.6.1 - June 8, 2013
NEW: Theme can have a maximum height. Margins are relative to MaxHeight
FIX: New theme is squished in vertical taskbars
FIX: New theme is squished in small taskbars (< 40px high)
FIX: Battery status logging was broken
3.6.0 - June 6, 2013
NEW: Changed the default theme to a style that looks better in Windows 7/8
FIX: Improve Elapsed Time to not reset when resuming from sleep
3.5.7 - June 1, 2013
NEW: Elapsed Time since the last power change or since BatteryBar started
CHG: Updated all language translations to use new website http://batterybarpro.com
FIX: Bug where the battery status wouldn't always update (from 3.5.6)
FIX: A rare crash due to battery state changing and being updated at the same time
3.5.6 - April 29, 2013
CHG: Ignore data if battery reports unexpected jumps in capacity
FIX: Issue with taskbar locking up
3.5.5 - October 30, 2012
FIX: Fixed an issue with Windows 8
3.5.4 - November 28, 2011
FIX: Battery profiles weren't being saved for new users
FIX: Time remaining estimates were wrong for new users without previous profile data
FIX: Time remaining could show as "0:00" in the status popup when first started
3.5.3 - November 8, 2011
CHG: "Full Lifetime" has been renamed to "Full Runtime"
FIX: Battery Profile Graph would only list profiles that existed when the software started and would not list new profiles. This basically affected new users or people with new batteries.
FIX: Under certain circumstances, some battery information will be displayed incorrectly in the status popup
FIX: Several minor fixes
3.5.2 - June 6, 2011
NEW: Added in-memory debug log to improve ability to diagnose errors
NEW: Added more information to error dialog when license key validation fails
NEW: Improved support for offline validation by adding a "Get offline activation code" option in the upgrade window (Note: Offline activations are completed manually)
NEW: Under certain circumstances, time remaining values may now report "Unknown" instead of "0:00" or nothing (blank)
NEW: About/Settings/Feedback/Upgrade and other forms can be closed with the ESC key
CHG: Improved time remaining estimates in certain circumstances, including when the battery is below the Soft Minimum level.
CHG: Reduced the frequency of saving battery profile data and settings to the disk
FIX: Improved the "Hide BatteryBar when battery is full" feature
FIX: Don't delete the battery status log when sending a feedback report if the user has the Log Battery Data option turned on
FIX (Pro): Fixed an issue when "Use Statistical Time Remaining" option is disabled
3.5.1 - March 21, 2011
CHG (Pro): The status popup now shows "BatteryBar 3.5.1" like it used to in previous versions. A new setting allows you to show the battery ID in the status popup. This change is due to the fact that the battery ID is really only useful for dual-battery systems.
FIX: (Dis)charge Rate estimation is working again (It was broken in 3.5.0) for those with batteries that don't report the rate (like HP).
FIX: The setting to remember the last shown text on the toolbar (percent, time remaining, etc) is now saved properly.
FIX: A few fixes for rare defects
3.5.0 - February 24, 2011
NEW (Pro): Battery Status popup will now show individual status for both batteries in dual battery systems. Can be disabled in Preferences.
NEW (Pro): Low battery notifications now automatically update with the current battery status
NEW (Pro): Added option to close notification popups after a certain amount of time
NEW (Pro): When the Battery Profile Graph is open, the graph will update with real-time data if the selected profile is active
NEW (Pro): Added a Thinkpad theme, submitted by a BatteryBar user
FIX (Pro): Fixed a bug closing the Battery Profile Graph
3.4.4 - November 25, 2010
NEW (Pro): Added option in Tools to log battery status data to BatteryStatus.log
CHG: When looking at battery charging profile, the legend will say "Time to full charge"
FIX: Added error handling when checking the current power scheme
FIX: Added error handling when checking the size and location of the taskbar
FIX: Fixed error with floating toolbar refreshing
Updated language: et.xml
3.4.3 - October 8, 2010
NEW (Pro): Added new settings: "Information to Display on the Toolbar" to allow for any of the following to be displayed: Time Remaining, Percent Remaining, Discharge Rate, Capacity Remaining.
CHG: The "Alternate Time and Percent" setting now rotates the display through all the selected display options.
CHG: Removed "Show Time Remaining on Startup" due to change in information display setting. The software will now resume showing the last shown information.
FIX: If the taskbar is set to auto-hide, the popup status will popup above or next to the taskbar
FIX: When a power state change is detected (new battery, add/remove external power), the battery status is immediately queried. This fixes a regression introduced in 3.4.2.
FIX: Improved error handling when saving settings and profile XML files
FIX (Pro): Fixed a few minor issues with the Battery Profile Graph feature
FIX: Installer now waits for the taskbar restart to complete before attempting to turn on the toolbar
3.4.2 - September 20, 2010
NEW: Clicking on BatteryBar now also shows the Discharge Rate in addition to Time Remaining and Percent Remaining
NEW: The installer is now unicode and includes translations for numerous languages. The installer will detect the current system language and display the text in that language if available
CHG: Battery Profile Graph now uses default system font to display the graph labels. Some systems had problems displaying Arial Regular font.
FIX: Resolved error in Preferences window when trying to select a custom sound if .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 wasn't installed
FIX (Pro): A licensing error could occur behind a firewall with selective domain blocking
FIX (Pro): Preferences - When selecting a custom font, only TrueType fonts can be used. An error message is displayed if a non-TrueType font is selected.
Translation Updates: Danish, Polish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Portuguese, Hungarian
3.4.1 - July 2, 2010
FIX (Pro): Fixed a problem with the feature "Hide BatteryBar when battery is fully charged"
FIX (Pro): Fixed "Alternate time and percent" feature that got broken in 3.4.0
FIX (Pro): Fixed an issue with the Power Saving features to switch power scheme switching to the wrong power scheme
3.4.0 - June 14, 2010
NEW (Pro): Battery Profile Graph feature displays a graph of your battery profile data. This allows you to see exactly how your battery discharges and recharges. To access, right-click on BatteryBar and choose "Battery Profile Graph..."
NEW (Pro): Added option to automatically change power scheme when connecting or disconnecting external power.
NEW (Pro): Added option to disable Aero when on battery power or below a certain percentage level.
NEW (Pro): Added option to force battery discharge and recharge rate estimation.
NEW: Added a check to make sure that the floating toolbar and taskbar toolbar versions don't run at the same time.
NEW: Added a Windows 7 Small theme
NEW: FullLifetime and Time Remaining will now use a simple calcuation based on the current discharge rate if no profile data is available
NEW: Installer checks if the taskbar or floating toolbar is installed and removes it if you're installing the other version
NEW: About window now shows the serial number and expiration for Pro users
CHG: Edited most themes to allow the use of the default font specified in the Preferences window. Certain themes override that preference.
CHG: For dual battery systems, BatteryBar will report the raw time remaining value for batteries that don't have any profile data
CHG: Installer now restarts explorer during upgrades so that reboots aren't required after an upgrade.
CHG: Adjusted the default theme to add more space between the top and bottom of the theme and the taskbar.
FIX: Status popup will show simple time remaining if no profile data is available
FIX: BatteryBar toolbar will no longer cause the XP classic taskbar to be bigger than normal
FIX: Adjustments to the installer to fix installation hangs
FIX: Prefereces - Low Minutes would always show 30 even if you set a lower value
FIX: Fixed an issue where the Trial Expired message would appear more than once.
FIX: Time remaining will now show 0 minutes remaining when below the Soft Minimum value.
3.3.3 - February 18, 2010
NEW: Estimate the discharge/charge rate for batteries that don't provide that information. The Popup Status will show "(Estimated)" next to the rate.
NEW (Pro): For time limited licenses, the About screen now shows the date your license will expire.
CHG (Pro): If there was an error changing the current power scheme, you'll see an error message.
FIX (Pro): The option to disable Statistical Time Remaining now works properly. When the option is disabled, the simple time remaining will be shown on the bar while the statistical time remaining will show in the status popup (for easy comparison).
FIX (Pro): Better error checking in the theming engine.
FIX (Pro): Better error handling when enumerating power schemes.
FIX: A few other minor fixes
3.3.2 - December 30, 2009
NEW: Custom sound files (PCM WAV) can be used for audio notification alerts
NEW: Beep the PC Speaker open for low, critical, and full battery states (each state beeps a different number of times)
NEW (Pro): If you try to activate a license key that was previously activated, you are now prompted to transfer the license key automatically
NEW: Added a log filesize limiter
CHG: Disabled accuracy correction when the battery drops below 15%. This fixes an issue with dual battery configurations where one battery stops at 10% while the other battery discharges.
CHG: Removed the height limit in BatteryBar; it will now fill the entire taskbar (e.g., in Windows 7)
FIX: When upgrading from v3.2 or older, the licensing system now properly validates the existing license key
FIX: An unexpected error in BatteryBar Solo/Floating Toolbar
FIX: A bug in the error logging that would cause a loop when logging certain errors
3.3.1 - November 19, 2009
CHG: The About window will now close after clicking the Upgrade button to bring up the Upgrade to Pro window.
CHG: Small translation changes for licensing errors
FIX: After an upgrade from a previous version, your existing Pro license key will now automatically activate with the new licensing system.
3.3.0 beta - November 11, 2009
NEW: BatteryBar 3.3.0 features a completely new licensing system. This system is designed to be as user-friendly as possible and eliminate licensing errors for real customers.
CHG: Changed the version numbers to a more sane/typical style that makes it more obvious when minor revisions are made. The next build release would be 3.3.1, etc.
CHG: Added more padding to top and bottom of the default Vista-style theme
CHG: Translations of "BatteryBar" that change to "BatteryBar Pro" for the Pro version are now separately translatable. This makes it possible for certain translations to properly translate "BatteryBar Pro" in those circumstances.
FIX: The Preferences window now properly resizes for each supported translation
FIX: The theme would sometimes revert to the default theme on startup
FIX: Pro users could sometimes lose their custom settings on startup
3.2 build 63 - August 3, 2009
NEW: Option to always use alternate battery ID
NEW: Full battery audio alert (currently only SystemSounds.Beep)
NEW: Added settings ShowPercentRemainingWhenCharged and UseAlternateBatteryUniqueID
CHG: SettingsForm rearranged
CHG: SettingsForm automatically resizes to fit contents
FIX: AboutForm: Added IsBusy check before running background worker
FIX: CustomTabControl image display caused crash
FIX: Hide/Show Explorer Bar is checked on every status change
FIX: SettingsForm would crash when changing to RTL language
3.2 build 62 - June 19, 2009
NEW: floating toolbar version of BatteryBar available during installation.
NEW: Notification popup when the battery is finished charging (enable in Preferences window)
NEW: Battery profile data can now be stored individually per power scheme (enable in Preferences window)
NEW: Redesigned Preferences window
NEW: Automatic bug report submission to developers. When an unexpected error occurs, you have the option to submit the bug report directly to Osiris Development.
FIX: Fixed default theme to reduce the minimum toolbar size
FIX: If no estimated time remaining value is available, show the raw time remaining (same as Windows)
FIX: Experimental change to licensing system to fix issue where a license is reported as already having been registered on another computer
FIX: PopupStatus window is closed when right-clicking on BatteryBar
3.1 build 60 - April 23, 2009
FIX: AutoUpdate only asks to update once for each update
FIX: On some computers, an error would occur during startup
FIX: (Apr24) Made some adjustments to the installer to improve upgrade experience
FIX: (May 3) Improved the installer to allow the installer to work on Eee PCs.
3.1 build 59 - April 13, 2009
NEW: Several themes are included in the installer
NEW: Installer updated to ask whether or not to delete settings and themes
3.1 build 58 - March 22, 2009
FIX: A crash in build 57. Please update.
FIX: "100.0%" text overflow issue
3.1 build 57 - March 19, 2009
NEW: Added support for Right-to-Left languages, such as Hebrew and Arabic
NEW: Low/Critical battery warning popups will now close when the battery state changes to charging
NEW: All notification popups can be closed by clicking anywhere on the popup
NEW: Improved time estimation for systems with dual batteries, especially where only one battery charges or discharges at a time
NEW: (Pro) Online license validation now only occurs as needed and not every login
NEW: (Pro) Improved the licensing mechanism so that the license can be used on any copy of Windows used on the computer (for example, dual booting XP and Windows 7, or upgrading from XP to 7)
NEW: (Themes) Improved readability of text on transparent backgrounds
NEW: (Themes) Added "Clipping" and "BorderIsOutside" properties to the ProgressBar to allow for decorations outside the progressbar area (e.g., a shadow)
FIX: "No batteries detected" text is now properly localized
FIX: Resuming from sleep/hibernate will now immediately re-check the status of the batteries
3.1 build 56 - March 1, 2009
FIX: Fixed popup status display when the taskbar is set to autohide
FIX: The location of notification popups is now determined by the location of the taskbar and works on multiple monitors
FIX: Fixed a bug where the battery wasn't detected after resuming from hibernate
FIX: (Themes) Fixed an bug that would cause a red X to be drawn instead of the BatteryBar
FIX: (Themes) Theme image files are no longer locked while BatteryBar is running
FIX: (Preferences) Themes are now changed in the Preferences window rather than the context menu
FIX: (Battery) Time left to charge is now calculated properly for multiple batteries
FIX: About and Preferences windows can no longer be opened more than once
3.1 build 55 - February 10, 2009
NEW: Added option to transfer your Pro license from one PC to another
NEW: Added option to change the precision of percentages (0-4 digits of precision)
FIX: Fixed a few issues with the default theme, including ability to change the font using the Preferences window
FIX: The last used theme is now remembered correctly upon restart
FIX: Fixed visual styles on Windows XP
FIX: Experimental code added for computers with multiple batteries that report the same Unique ID.
FIX: Notification popups will now always display on the same side of the screen as BatteryBar/taskbar.
3.1 build 54
NEW: Added support for custom themes
3.1 build 51 - January 18, 2009
NEW: Added ability to change the currently active Power Scheme by right-clicking on BatteryBar
NEW: Added a 30 free trial. Right click on BatteryBar and select "Activate 30 day trial..."
NEW: Replaced MessageBoxes with new notification popups. Auto-Update and Licensing errors are now show with the new popups
NEW: Added a lot of new translations (thanks to those that helped!) and split each translation into a separate file
NEW: Added setting (BatteryWarningType) for low battery notifications to appear based on percent remaining or on time remaining
NEW: Improved AutoUpdate. Notification popup now displays a description of the upgrade and provides a button to open the website
FIX: Changed close button on Popups to the Vista style balloon close button
FIX: Fixed bug where notification popups could not be closed
FIX: Fixed an AutoUpdate bug
FIX: Improved error handling if BatteryBar couldn't be registered during installation
FIX: Improved installer handling of upgrade situations (user is prompted to close explorer or reboot)
3.0 build 48 - December 31, 2008
NEW: BatteryBar now comes in a FREE version and a PRO version. The FREE version provides the base BatteryBar functionality. It can be upgraded at anytime to the PRO version.
NEW: (Pro) Added a new Preferences window that allows you to change 20 settings for BatteryBar
FIX: (Pro) Low and Critical Battery Notifications are now a PRO feature
2.3 build 42 - December 11, 2008
NEW: Added support for multiple batteries. Each battery is stored in a separate profile, so you are able to swap batteries, or use more than one battery, and BatteryBar will reflect the stats for the current battery/batteries.
NEW: Added a context menu (when you right-click on BatteryBar) with two functions: "About BatteryBar", and "Preferences..."
NEW: Added an About form to give information about BatteryBar and links to the websites
NEW: Added a Settings form to allow you to change your preferecences without editing the XML file
NEW: If no batteries are found, the popup status window will show "No batteries detected"
NEW: Vertical bar in popup status changes color based on the battery status: Charging (Blue), Discharging (Green), and Critical (Red)NEW: Improved support for vertical taskbars
NEW: AutoUpdate is now optional.
NEW: Added separate prompt for beta updates. Updating to beta versions is disabled by default.
NEW: Installer changed to close Explorer when upgrading BatteryBar. This allows you to upgrade without rebooting.
FIX: Fixed AlternateTimeRemainingAndPercent setting for batteries that invoke StatusChanged regularly
2.2 build 35 - November 12, 2008
NEW: Added a Low Battery and Critical Battery popup notification. When your battery reaches a certain percentage, a popup will appear indicating the number of minutes percentage left on your battery. You can customize the notifications by editing BatteryBar.Settings.Xml in %APPDATA%\BatteryBar
NEW: Added a Low battery and Critical Battery audio alert. BatteryBar plays the sounds as defined in Control Panel -> Sound.
NEW: Added detection when the computer goes into suspend mode or resumes, which helps make sure that the data recorded about your battery usage is accurate
NEW: Added an option to change the default display on the bar between "Time Remaining" or "Percent Remaining"
NEW: Added time remaining to the status popup in the "Battery" line
FIX: Changed the order of the items in the status popup
FIX: Fixed support for multiple batteries. Charge/Discharge statistics are aggregate, so the "Time Remaining" will only be accurate if you always use your computer with the same number of batteries.
FIX: Fixed "Capacity" line in status popup to show "mWh" instead of "mW" and added a space between the number and the unit
FIX: Fixed percentages to display with or without a space between the number and the % symbol based on culture
FIX: Fixed vertical status bar in the status popup for some users
FIX: Fixed the sizing of the status popup for non-English languages
FIX: Fixed an error if no batteries were found on startup
FIX: Updated the status popup to be different if no batteries are installed
2.1 build 23 - September 20, 2008
NEW: Added a check to try to refresh battery info when resuming from Standy/Hibernate
NEW: Added logic to handle when the battery drops more than one percentage point suddenly. Example: My battery drops from 100% to 96% when unplugged. It never shows 99%, 98%, or 97%. The same happens on recharge. Actual time elapsed is compared to estimate time elapsed.
NEW: Unexpected errors are reported to the user and always logged
NEW: Added progress bar and icon to tooltip
FIX: Improved Time Remaining algorithm to adjust better due to current battery drain rate (e.g., if you're watching a DVD your time remaining will be less than if it's just sitting idle)
FIX: Tooltip changed so that information lines up nicely in all languages
FIX: ShowTooltip setting now works for new tooltip
FIX: Changed "Rate" to "Charge Rate" and "Discharge Rate" depending on battery status
2.0 build 16 - August 24, 2008
NEW: Time Remaining is calculated based on statistical history of your battery usage, making it significantly more accurate than Windows time remaining estimation.
NEW: Added "Full Lifetime" to Tooltip, which indicates how long your battery will last on a full charge
NEW: Added support for translations via BatteryBar.Translation.xml
NEW: Added support for user settings via BatteryBar.Settings.xml
NEW: Installer now supports installing on 64-bit versions of XP and Vista
NEW: Changed BatteryBar to look like a Vista-style button
NEW: Clicking on BatteryBar will toggle between time remaining and percentage view
NEW: Clicking on BatteryBar will reload user settings and translations, so they can be changed without closing and opening the toolbar
NEW: More detailed information is collected about your battery.
1.1 - July 23, 2008
FIX: BatteryBar is now persistent between reboots (you don't need to manually enable the toolbar after rebooting)
FIX: Quick Launch bar should no longer disappear when you reboot
FIX: Recharge time estimation improved
184.108.40.206 - July 20, 2008