SideSlide - Change Log - Old
v3.0.03 - September 27, 2010
NEW: Added the ability to set the container note font size (see 'Note font size' under the container
right click menu).
NEW: New option 'Confirm Open with...': Set whether or not a confirmation is required when starting
shortcuts with others as command line arguments (drag a shortcut icon on top of another shortcut
CHANGE: Shortcut tooltip now includes shortcut tags and Tag Start indication.
CHANGE: Can now drag shortcut icons and drop them on top of other shortcut labels to use as command
line arguments even when the workspace is locked for editing.
CHANGE: Same menu options for shortcuts and containers when the workspace is locked for editing (you
still need to unlock the workspace if you want to rearrange objects).
CHANGE: Removed confirmation for container alignments.
CHANGE: The tag asterisk symbol that was visible when the mouse is on top of a shortcut icon is no
longer visible by default (use the settings dialog to toggle).
CHANGE: Detached shortcuts container now hides when you dbl-click an empty area inside the
CHANGE: When using the right-click menu option Start Selected, the shortcut will not be launched
with the Tag Start option even if it is selected for that particular shortcut.
CHANGE: Some adjustments to mouse sensitivity.
FIX: Launching a shortcut that is set to Tag Start from a detached container crashed the program.
FIX: The shortcut properties dialog was shown for the wrong shortcut when launching multiple
shortcuts at once when there was an error opening one of the shortcuts.
FIX: Wrong shortcut selected in the properties dialog when launching a non-existing shortcut from
FIX: Problem which prevented the workspace from collapsing when pressing the Esc key.
FIX: Workspace did not collapse when launching shortcuts with other as command line arguments (drag
and drop shortcut icon on top of another shortcut label).
FIX: Right click menu items that are not applicable for command line shortcuts are now hidden.
FIX: Launching shortcuts with others as command line argument is now disabled when dragging shortcut
icons on top of command line shortcuts.
FIX: Choosing container icon didn't work for multiple selected containers.
FIX: Entering an RSS container name with the keyboard did not expand shrunken RSS containers.
FIX: Appearance tab: Color theme didn't change when using the keyboard.
FIX: Problem extracting correct name when adding shortcuts to computer disk drives.
FIX: Some problems with the keyboard navigation functionality.
FIX: Wrong tooltip for command line shortcuts in detached containers.
Other misc. minor changes and fixes.
v3.0.00 BETA5 - September 9, 2010
NEW: When launching a shortcut that doesn't physically exist the properties dialog that pops up will
now let you save the changes and open the shortcut again ('Save and open' button).
NEW: Added Delete command to the shortcut mini-toolbar.
CHANGE: The shortcut mini-toolbar is made visible when the workspace is locked, shortcuts are
selected and clicking the Lock button that allows you to unlock the workspace for 10 seconds.
CHANGE: The word "Tag" will appear before the shortcut's name when using the keyboard to launch a
shortcut that is set to Tag start (start other shortcuts that share the same tag automatically).
CHANGE: When removing a single shortcut, the shortcut's name will be displayed in the confirmation
CHANGE: When removing a single container, the container's name will be displayed in the confirmation
CHANGE: Online Library: The option to add new RSS containers to the online library has been
restored. The option to add other types of containers (Shortcuts and Notes) is disabled at this
FIX: Wrong tooltip for the Bold checkbox in the shortcut properties dialog.
FIX: Installer: Will no longer install demo containers when upgrading from previous versions.
FIX: Wrong tooltip for system command shortcuts.
A few other minor changes.
v3.0.00 BETA4 - August, 30, 2010
NEW: When undocking the workspace using the global hotkey, you could always launch shortcuts in the
workspace by entering any part of the shortcut's name. Now, you can also open folders and websites
by typing the folder name and a backslash, or a website when the search string includes a dot (".").
Open folders from SideSlide working drive:
From a different drive: d:\test\example
(anything with a 'dot' will be treated as URL)
NEW: Added Alt to the global hotkey selection.
NEW: The global hotkey can be combined with the spacebar key by entering the underscore character
* For example, you can now use Alt+Space to undock the workspace and enter a shortcut/folder or URL
CHANGE: Now extracts parameters from windows shortcuts when dragging them to the workspace.
CHANGE: Open file location menu item now visible when the workspace is locked for editing.
CHANGE: Remove shortcut and container menu item is now visible when the workspace is locked for
FIX: Detached container colors did not change in real-time when changing the workspace color/theme.
v3.0.00 BETA3 - August, 18, 2008
FIX: Program may crash when deleting containers with pictures.
FIX: Program may crash when refreshing or deleting Folder Containers.
FIX: Using the mouse wheel when there are no containers crashed the program.
FIX: Workspace remained invisible when using the Center Workspace command from the tray menu and the
Invisible border option was selected.
FIX: Fold/Unfold all command folded containers with the container toolbar hidden.
FIX: Resize border when resizing containers could have remained visible under certain scenarios.
FIX: Some Settings dialog option buttons appeared in black on Windows XP.
v3.0.00 BETA2 - August, 4, 2008
NEW: Option 'Undock on click' from the Settings dialog will let you undock the workspace ONLY on
FIX: Reminders didn't work properly on certain system time zones and locale.
FIX: Container Shortcuts menu appeared even when there were no shortcuts inside the container.
FIX: The tag button color was not restored when changing container colors and a container tag is
FIX: The 'Loading...' label was not visible when refreshing detached news feeds by using the right
click menu option.
FIX: Detached containers without tabs undocked after Windows lock/resume and didn't dock back.
FIX: Detached containers reappeared in the workspace when detaching containers immediately after
v3.0.00 BETA - July, 31, 2008
CHANGE: Confirmation is now required before applying style settings (size, color and weight) to
multiple shortcuts from the Shortcut Properties dialog.
CHANGE: You can now submit notes with up to 1500 characters to the online library.
FIX: Dbl-clicking to shrink a container and right clicking to shrink an RSS container might have
caused it to automatically re-expand (depending on location).
FIX: Starting all shortcuts by dbl-clicking a container or via the right click menu was not working
with system commands.
FIX: Global Hotkey wasn't working correctly.
FIX: Undocking the workspace using the default method (keeping the mouse in the same position for
half a second) was longer than half a second. Tip: You can always click to undock immediately or use
the 'Undock without delay' option.
FIX: 'Click to expand but auto-shrink' setting was not working properly.
FIX: Color box in the Shortcut Properties dialog was not initialized properly and when multiple
shortcuts were selected, the color was not changed after clicking OK.
FIX: You can no longer draw containers that are larger than the active workspace.
FIX: Attaching a detached container back to the workspace will always place it on top of other
FIX: Starting shortcuts using the keyboard didn't work as expected under all circumstances.
FIX: Unable to use the Enter and Del keys on hidden shortcuts (hidden when using the container tag
FIX: Dragging shortcuts over containers didn't show the right error-tip for Folder Containers.
FIX: Containers didn't unfold when dragging files from Explorer/other Folder Containers over the
FIX: Toggling the Command check box from the Shortcut Properties dialog will no longer affect
FIX: Failed to upload new containers to the library when items contained the & (ampersand) or %
Other misc. changes and fixes.
v3.0.00a5 - July, 25, 2008
NEW: An easier way to set container icons (when containers are shrunk) - Right click a container
shortcut and choose the new 'Use icon' menu command.
CHANGE: Hide toolbar in the container right click menu works on multiple selected containers (unless
the container is folded).
CHANGE: Pasting shortcuts to non-folder container is now possible.
CHANGE: Shortcuts are unselected when right clicking a container or the workspace to show the popup
CHANGE: Shortcut related commands moved to the shortcut right click menu from the global workspace
CHANGE: Various right click menus have been completely reorganized and should now make much more
FIX: The Container New menu will no longer appear when right clicking Folder Containers.
FIX: Deleting files/folder from Folder Containers could have crashed the program.
FIX: Pictures Replace command did not work properly.
FIX: Moving pictures when there are no containers in the workspace could have caused the program to
FIX: The Unlock Workspace menu item in the container right click menu is now the first item even in
Folder Containers menu.
FIX: Right clicking a shrunk container and selecting to create a new URL could have positioned the
URL shortcut beyond the container visible bounds.
FIX: Adding invalid RSS feeds could have crashed the program.
FIX: Menu command Unselect all didn't unselect containers properly.
FIX: Some workspace paint issues have been fixed.
FIX: Visual glitch when moving a detached container tab to the left side of the screen.
FIX: Menu items Download Favicon, Open file location and Change to relative path were visible on non
FIX: Problem when trying to add RSS news feed containers to the online library with '&' (and) and
'=' (equal) symbols in the URL.
FIX: Floating toolbar won't show when there is a single shortcut selected (only when there are no
FIX: Detaching containers was not functional after deleting a picture from the workspace.
FIX: Closing a message box dialog required the user to press the Tab key before the Enter key could
have been used (pressing the spacebar key always worked).
FIX: Shortcuts were not selected and unselected properly with right click when the workspace was
FIX: Problem with restoring detached containers last location after startup.
FIX: Problems with parsing certain news feeds (still need some work, but can load the vast majority
of feeds as is).
FIX: Some speed improvements loading news feed headlines.
v3.0.00a4 - July, 25, 2008
NEW: You can now select to completely hide the window border when the workspace is collapsed. This
setting is controlled via the new radio button options in the Settings dialog: Border when
collapsed: Visible and Invisible.
NEW: Restored shortcut swap functionality from version 2 but it's a bit different now: You can swap
the location of two shortcuts by dragging a shortcut by its icon and dropping it on top of another
icon. This will only work if both shortcuts are in the same container or in the workspace. Move
shortcuts by clicking the name labels to prevent this behavior.
NEW: Added quick search links to the Container Library dialog allowing you to quickly search for
available containers in different subjects.
CHANGE: Some visual changes in the way containers shrink and expand.
CHANGE: Added warning to the Add to library dialog before sending file and directory shortcut
containers. You should only submit containers that point to file and folders if they are in the
default installation location and not shortcuts that are unique to your computer.
CHANGE: A brief 'snap' indication when a shortcut aligns to the grid.
CHANGE: Shortcuts will now align to the grid based on the icon and not on the shortcut label.
CHANGE: Removed the 'Wide border when docked' option for detached containers and the workspace
CHANGE: Shadow removed for a cleaner look.
FIX: Refreshing selected RSS news feed containers via the right click menu may have not worked under
FIX: Detached tab location is now reset when detaching a container by dragging it out of the
FIX: Window resize was triggered when trying to select items in the workspace.
FIX: Apply button remained disabled after selecting different wallpapers.
FIX: Some fixes to the Folder Containers feature.
FIX: When dragging a shortcut by its icon from Folder Containers, the shortcut moved to the left, to
the location of the icon.
FIX: Arranging multiple shortcuts will now align them properly.
FIX: The workspace was unnecessarily centered when clicking the dock now button, clicking the menu
command Collapse now and when using the Esc key.
FIX: You can no longer submit empty notes to the library.
FIX: Some other fixes.
v3.0.00a3 - July, 22, 2008:
NEW: Added new hotkey combinations you can select from for the Global Hotkey: Win, Ctrl + Shift, Alt
+ Ctrl, Win + Alt and Win + Ctrl.
NEW: Added ability to quickly add commands to the workspace and containers using the New right click
menus (not just by adding files and changing them to commands later).
CHANGE: The minutes list under the reminder dialog has been reduced to 5 minute increments. You can
enter an exact number manually.
CHANGE: Cleaner caption in the About dialog.
FIX: Using Ctrl+A to select all shortcuts in a container prevented an expanded container from
FIX: Dragging shortcuts to containers changed the shortcuts size based on hidden shortcuts (when
using the new container tag feature) and not only on visible ones.
FIX: (from previous alpha) Not all shortcuts were aligned to the grid.
FIX: Clicking an error headline in detached news feeds (when the news feed fails to download)
crashed the program.
FIX: When dragging a web URL shortcut to a container, the container icon was not initialized
FIX: Fix for disappearing icons when dragging shortcuts from a container and dropping them back in
the same one.
FIX: Selecting a custom icon for system commands appeared to be disabled and the browse for file
button (for selecting the icon file) was disabled.
FIX: Creating new shortcuts from the container right click menu may have caused the shortcuts to be
created outside of the container visible bounds.
FIX: Using the space key to unfold and expand RSS containers didn't work properly.
v3.0.00a2 - July, 21, 2008:
NEW: Greatly improved memory management. It should have a major effect when adding and removing many
objects such as containers, shortcuts and pictures.
NEW: Completely new reminders functionality! The reminders are now shown using special
reminder-containers with a new reminder icon. It's much easier to schedule new reminders and to keep
track of them. Upgrade note: You can delete the default reminder pictures from SideSlide folder
since they are no longer used.
NEW: You can now use any color for reminders in the workspace which is also used by the reminder
NEW: Last used folder is remembered for misc. program operations (adding pictures, shortcuts,
selecting container icons and others).
NEW: Added a new default icon for note containers.
NEW: Changed the default icon for regular containers.
CHANGE: Much cleaner picture handling. The pictures are now added borderless (Picture border color
selector has been removed from the Appearance dialog) and the Lock menu item has been removed.
CHANGE: Pictures are now aligned to the grid (use Ctrl to temporarily disable alignment).
CHANGE: Removed the ability to move all pictures in the workspace together using the Ctrl key (can
be restored if anyone was using that).
CHANGE: Container help tips for reminders and for other operations have been improved.
CHANGE: The Reminder dialog button Delete is now named Close when creating a new reminder and will
no longer require confirmation to delete a reminder if it was not set.
CHANGE: When adding multiple URLs using the Add URL dialog and selecting the Keep Open check-box:
The new URLs will be added in an organized manner to the workspace (not one on top of the other like
CHANGE: The container movement undo buffer (allowing you to use Ctrl+Z to restore the last position)
has been increased to 30.
CHANGE: When creating containers with shortcuts to folder items (by dragging folders to the
workspace) or creating Folder Containers; a shortcut to open the folder itself is now added to the
CHANGE: New RSS Refresh button.
CHANGE: A Loading... label on detached RSS containers when the headlines are downloaded.
CHANGE: When the mouse hovers over news feed containers they won't jump to the foreground anymore
(you have to click them).
FIX: Crash when dragging pictures.
FIX: Workspace collapsed when choosing a custom shortcut color.
FIX: Container resize symbol could have been drawn on shrunken and folded containers (when
containers can't be resized).
FIX: Container resize symbol disappeared when container colors changed.
FIX: Some timer issues were fixed.
FIX: (from v3a) Note containers were using the wrong dimensions when flipped (at the bottom of the
FIX: Floating toolbar will no longer show when tags are selected.
FIX: The RSS refresh button appeared on non-RSS containers when selecting shortcuts.
FIX: Changing shortcut size from the Shortcut Properties dialog did no affect selected shortcuts
FIX: Selecting all shortcuts within a container or the workspace using Ctrl+A affected shortcuts
that were hidden by tag (when viewing other shortcuts that share a certain tag).
FIX: (from v3a) Expanded container did not shrink back on double-click.
FIX: Load default settings check-box under the Settings dialog showed the wrong tooltip.
FIX: Other misc. bug fixes.
v3.0.00a - July, 16, 2008:
NEW: A completely new interface: SideSlide is now much more appealing and modern with shading,
gradients and more.
- Upgrade from previous versions note: Since the workspace and container buttons have been
completely changed, you will have some redundant files under the Skin folder. You can delete the
Skin folder before the upgrade so that the new files are installed instead.
NEW: Online Container Library: You can download ready made containers with RSS news feeds, notes,
shortcuts, commands and web bookmarks.
- Submit your own containers too!
- Check it out from the new floating toolbar, right click menu or by pressing F6.
NEW: Numerous changes to containers, shortcuts, functions, options and menus.
NEW: Container inside tags: The new tag button (replaces the folder link button next to the
Shrink/Expand button) offers the ability to have many different shortcuts in the same container
while only keeping certain ones visible based on tags. See the manual for more.
NEW: Full multi-monitor support: The workspace and detached containers will now work properly with
multi-monitor setups. They can also collapse to the top, bottom, left and right sides of each
NEW: Completely redesigned detached containers functionality so that you can have everything you
need instantly accessible from anywhere.
NEW: New options in detached containers right click menu to control visibility and more (Auto show,
Auto hide, Hide on click, Enable fade-out and Refresh feed for news feed containers).
NEW: Detached Tabs: By default, a tab with the container's name will be displayed when a detached
container is collapsed to any side of the screen.
NEW: Detached containers can now be resized. You can keep different sizes for the container when
it's attached and detached.
NEW: Detached notes are now editable.
NEW: Detached containers attached above the workspace will attach back to the same relative place in
NEW: Detached containers with labels will always be visible when undocked (will always use the part
of the screen they can expand and be fully visible on).
NEW: Added the ability to detach containers by dragging them out of the workspace from the top as
well as from the other edges (when Drag to Detach is selected).
NEW: A fadeout effect when the detached container collapses back.
NEW: You can now attach individual containers back to the workspace (Arrange → Attach).
NEW: Completely new Settings and Appearance dialog with many new options you can tweak. This
replaces the unfriendly menu commands.
NEW: The various containers are now drawn on the workspace so you can instantly create a container
in the required size.
NEW: Drag and drop support is greatly improved.
NEW: The floating toolbar has been completely redesigned and is now much more functional and usable.
NEW: Shortcuts 'Tag Start' option: Before you could only start all shortcuts that share the same tag
from the right click menu, but now you can also set a shortcut to automatically start all other
shortcuts with the same tag as soon as you launch it. This allows you to quickly launch multiple
shortcuts at once.
NEW: A much more intuitive way to start all shortcuts in a container at once: Simply dbl-click the
icon when the container is shrunk (replaces the Select Container Icon functionality which is
available from the menu).
NEW: The reminder dialog and reminders functionality has been completely redesigned with a much
better interface. It should work without problems across different system locales and more.
NEW: Option to download favicons (website icons) to use inside the workspace for web URL shortcuts.
NEW: Shortcut 'click' sensitivity: When using the default single-click to launch shortcuts, the
shortcut will still start even if it was slightly moved (it takes accidental "drags" into
NEW: New items in the container menu: Add file, directory or URL directly to the container.
NEW: You can now delete tags using the new Edit Tags dialog.
NEW: New container menu item for Folder Containers (previously Folder Link) which allows you to
easily paste files copied from the Windows Explorer into the Folder Container.
NEW: Tooltips will show when trying to drag shortcuts and pictures to shrunken or folded RSS, Note
and Folder containers reminding you that these containers don't accept certain kinds of objects.
NEW: More menu options available in containers' right click menu even when the workspace is locked
for editing. In addition to that, you can now unlock the workspace via the container right click
NEW: New menu item in the Position and system-tray menus to center the workspace.
NEW: Container icon will be initialized from the first shortcut that your add to it.
NEW: Double-clicking a shrunken Note and RSS container will expand them.
NEW: When dragging shortcuts to containers, the shortcuts size will change to the size already used
for shortcuts in the container.
NEW: You can now drag (or add using the floating-toolbar or right click menu) folders and create a
container with some of folder's items inside.
NEW: New program icon and about dialog.
NEW: The number of selected shortcuts and containers is shown before removing them.
NEW: Option to remove tray icon.
NEW: Icon selection is completely different and improved.
NEW: New Add web URL dialog: Allows you to set the URL's label and download the favicon.
NEW: Selected shortcuts inside a container will be re-sorted according to the container's size.
NEW: You can now only resize containers using the special resize symbol at the bottom right of each
NEW: Position menu option 'Suspend auto-collapse' to keep the workspace open (very useful when
adding or arranging items in the workspace).
NEW: New option in the mini-toolbar to create Folder Containers.
NEW: Option to hide the container toolbar for a much cleaner look.
NEW: RSS news feed icons are cached and re-download is unnecessary so it's much faster to change
containers colors, etc.
NEW: Check for update: Option to check for new versions every time the program is started or every
few days if you keep it running at all time (don't worry, the version number is the only thing being
NEW: The shortcut properties dialog will open up when failing to start a shortcut with a friendlier
error line at the bottom of the dialog.
NEW: When creating a Folder Container, the icon for the container is taken form the folder's path.
NEW: The file icon will be used as the container icon when dragging text files from the Windows
Explorer to create a new Note container.
NEW: Shortcut tags are now edited from the Shortcut Properties dialog and you can quickly add
existing tags to shortcuts using the new combo-box that lists existing tags used by other shortcuts.
NEW: The workspace and detached container can now dock to the bottom of the screen.
NEW: Shortcuts now align to the grid.
NEW: Option to undock without delay as soon as the mouse goes over the docking border.
NEW: Quick container colors in the Container Colors dialog.
NEW: There is now a short delay before shrunken containers expand and folded container unfolds when
you drag an item above the container.
NEW: An optional delay (selected by default and the length can be modified via the Settings dialog)
before shrunken containers expand when the mouse is over the Shrink/Expand button.
NEW: When displaying shortcuts that share the same tag inside a container, all shortcuts added to
that container will get the active tag.
NEW: You can now use relative path for shortcut icons.
NEW: You can now select a different program activation hotkey (Win+S is the default).
CHANGE: RSS Settings are now accessible via the Settings dialog and not from the main RSS button.
CHANGE: Changes in the way containers are selected. Containers will now remain selected until
clicking the workspace or unselecting them using the mouse or the Ctrl key.
CHANGE: You can now cancel detached RSS news feeds auto refresh via the auto-refresh right click
CHANGE: Auto-refresh value is saved (detached RSS containers).
CHANGE: Shortcuts are no longer resolved in Folder Containers.
CHANGE: You can no longer move shortcuts and pictures to Folder Containers, only move and copy files
to/from other Folder Containers or the Windows Explorer.
CHANGE: Shrunken Folder Container will expand on refresh.
CHANGE: Dock menu is now called Position, located under the Arrange menu (or as before, by right
clicking the Collapse Now button at the upper right part of the workspace).
CHANGE: Shortcut menu options 'Sort A to Z' and 'Sort Z to A' won't show when there is only a single
CHANGE: Choose the container icon using the container's right click menu (instead of double-click
which is now used to start all shortcuts or to expand the container).
CHANGE: Right click container menu shortcut list: The shortcuts are now sorted alphabetically.
CHANGE: Shortcuts are now selected on right click.
CHANGE: Resizing shortcuts will not resort/reorganize them.
CHANGE: A better 'color from icon' function.
CHANGE: The nested containers feature has been removed. It was too buggy and not very well
maintained by its developer...(replaced by the container tags feature).
CHANGE: When creating a new note container: Pressing the Enter key will focus on the note itself
when you finish entering its label.
CHANGE: You can now remove shortcuts from Folder Containers without deleting them from disk.
CHANGE: There is now a warning if the shortcut count inside a container has been reached.
CHANGE: Menu options that were previously called Delete are now called Remove to save the confusion.
CHANGE: Shortcut size is limited in length for much better layout and organization.
CHANGE: Shortcut selection is now using a different color scheme.
CHANGE: When attaching containers back, they will always be visible even if the workspace was
resized since they were detached.
CHANGE: Removed Mark on Launch feature for the sake of clarity (also, it wasn't very useful - only
in unlikely scenarios).
CHANGE: 'Open file location' command for system-commands now opens the shortcut properties dialog.
CHANGE: Resizing containers is now based on the grid (when the Align option is selected).
CHANGE: Faster loading of detached containers.
CHANGE: Explore folder is now Open folder (will open it without the tree pane).
CHANGE: Grid lines are no longer visible.
CHANGE: Misc. changes to renaming containers.
CHANGE: Invert selection for shortcuts is now limited to shortcuts in the same container or in the
workspace (depending on where the selected shortcut is in).
CHANGE: Removed the replace shortcuts feature when shortcuts are dragged close to one another.
CHANGE: Detached RSS containers will not collapse as soon as you click a headline by default. You
can now open a few headlines and collapse the detached container back using the right mouse button.
CHANGE: RSS containers won't cover one another when adding multiple RSS feeds at the same time.
FIX: Some non-user items were deleted when the Clear Workspace command was used.
FIX: Crash when clicking the Loading label in detached RSS news feed containers when headlines were
FIX: Crash when trying to attach a detached RSS container when headlines were being downloaded.
FIX: When deleting shortcuts and selecting all using Ctrl+A, then applying style setting via the
shortcut mini-toolbar, some deleted shortcuts re-appeared without their labels or icons.
FIX: Many bug fixes to the Folder Containers feature (previously called 'Folder Link'): Moving and
copying between two Folder Containers and the desktop, shortcuts name, extensions and many more...
FIX: When dbl-clicking the name label of 'flipped' folded RSS news feed containers; a headline could
have been opened if it was directly below the mouse.
FIX: RSS load on startup feature was not working.
FIX: Program icon was missing when searching for shortcuts using the keyboard for shortcuts that use
FIX: When detaching containers but not moving them around, the location is still restored when you
attach and detach the container again.
FIX: Reset shortcut style did not work for all selected shortcuts.
FIX: Shrunken containers won't leave trails when moved around the workspace.
FIX: It�s much easier to resize containers.
FIX: Misc. program dialogs are centered according to the location of the workspace (no matter which
monitor it is on).
FIX: Problems with opening certain dialogs when the workspace was undocked.
FIX: '00' was missing from the minute field in the reminder dialog.
FIX: Shrink back and fold back containers didn't work when dragging items from the Windows Explorer
of from Folder Containers.
FIX: Creating Note containers with text from a files (drag a text file while holding down the shift
key) is now limited to 200 lines.
FIX: No line breaks in dynamically created Note containers.
FIX: Delete Selected Shortcuts dialog appeared even when there were no selected shortcuts.
FIX: Shortcuts changed colors after selection.
FIX: Reset shortcut style will no longer rearrange the shortcuts.
FIX: Shortcuts could have been launched when dbl-clicking a container to shrink it back.
FIX: Shortcut mini-toolbar now hides when a container is folded.
FIX: Drag items from Windows didn't work when using the 'Wide border' option.
FIX: You can now drag URLs from your web browser's address bar to different containers (previously
only worked when dragging URLs to the workspace).
FIX: Shortcuts could have been selected when the workspace undocked.
FIX: Shortcut color will change according to the workspace or the container color when not using a
custom color (when moving shortcuts between containers or to the workspace).
FIX: When opening shortcut properties for command shortcuts, the label automatically changed to
FIX: When resuming Windows after lock or hibernation, the workspace did not collapse back to the
place it was docked to.
FIX: Selection is disabled inside a container when the note is visible.
FIX: Match size option for containers didn't work properly when some of the containers were folded,
unfolded or shrunk.
FIX: Refresh menu option was visible in shortcuts menu and not only in RSS containers menu.
FIX: There is now a slight delay when selecting text from note containers before an expanded note
container shrinks back.
FIX: Shortcut icons were drawn one on top of the other when using keyboard navigation.
FIX: The workspace could not start invisible (hide it via the system-tray icon).
FIX: Right clicking a shortcut when workspace is locked will not turn the container's border to red
and show the unlock button.
FIX: Refresh all RSS news feed now works with detached news feeds as well as the ones attached to
FIX: The RSS refresh button remained visible even if there were no more RSS news feeds to refresh
(after selecting Refresh all from the RSS menu).
FIX: Changing colors from the Appearance dialog affects detached containers immediately (before, a
program restart was needed).
FIX: Open file location command now works for shortcuts that use relative paths.
FIX: Many fixes to the reminders functionality (see the NEW section for more).
v2.4.09b - June 17, 2008
NEW: You can now detach RSS news feed containers (via the right-click menu). Dock the detached news
feeds in the same way the workspace itself is docked, or keep them visible on a secondary monitor.
Detached RSS news feed containers support auto-refresh every 5, 10 or 30 minutes by clicking the new
clock icon at the top of the detached container.
TIP: Hover with the mouse over the detached container to see the minutes passed since the last update,
or the label itself to see the exact update time. A short description from the news article will be
shown at the bottom of the container when mouse pointer is over a headline.
NEW: RSS News Feeds: New menu command to refresh selected news feeds (you can refresh multiple selected
feeds at once).
NEW: Menu options for detached containers shortcuts: Start selected and start all with the same tag (the
same as when the shortcuts are in the workspace).
CHANGE: The Shortcut Properties dialog can now be used to edit multiple shortcuts. You can use it to
easily apply advanced settings on multiple shortcuts without changing their placement/layout.
CHANGE: When you click to read a news story or browse through articles with the RSS viewer, the headline
will be marked as read at all times, even after new headlines are downloaded.
CHANGE: Tags are now viewed and can be modified via the shortcut properties dialog.
FIX: Launching a shortcut from a detached container now works with left click only.
FIX: Changes to the 'stay on top' functions for the workspace and detached containers.
FIX: Last Update label was shown at the wrong place on startup.
FIX: Shortcut icons were still visible when detaching note containers that contain shortcuts.
FIX: News feed tooltips were not shown after using the clear workspace command.
FIX: Some misc. GUI fixes.
v2.4.00b - April 18, 2008
NEW: Keyboard navigation for RSS feeds: You can now use the keyboard to show the workspace and then
browse through the various news feeds and headlines:
* Open a specific news feed by entering the feed's name.
* Use the spacebar button to open the next feed and Shift+Space to open the previous one.
* [F5] to refresh the feed.
* Key Down and Key Up to select headlines.
* View feed items by using the Enter key (open on the site or with the RSS Viewer).
NEW: Right clicking a container allows you to quickly start shortcuts from inside using the new
Container Shortcuts menu (also work with Folded and Shrunken containers). This is a great way to quickly
NEW: Clicking the lock button that appears when trying to move containers and shortcuts when the
workspace is locked for editing, will now unlock the workspace for 10 seconds before locking it again
('lock.wav' found in the program's directory will be played). This replaces the previous behavior and
allows you to quickly make changes even when the workspace is locked.
NEW: When trying to move or resize locked containers, or shortcuts inside locked containers, the
container border will flash in red, in addition to showing the 'lock button'.
NEW: Menu option to hide Folder Link buttons in case you do not use that feature anymore, even when you
currently have some containers set as folder links.
NEW: Menu option to hide container note buttons.
NEW: Redesigned tooltips for RSS news feeds: Some misc. GUI changes and the headline is now displayed
using bold font above the description. Tooltips are also visible when using the keyboard to select
NEW: Selected font name and size is visible inside the Properties dialog [F4].
NEW: Added a Loading label when refreshing an RSS news feed.
NEW: New theme: Claws
NEW: New wallpaper: BlueFade.jpg
CHANGE: Important change to the way RSS feeds are loaded: The feeds are now downloaded asynchronously
(non-blocking). You can load different news feeds while waiting for others to finish. In addition to
that, the workspace remains responsive when refreshing all RSS feeds using the menu command or pressing
CHANGE: The workspace will unhide (undock) like other windows/toolbars. You can click the edge of the
screen to quickly show the workspace, or hover with the mouse for half a second over the workspace
border without moving it away.
CHANGE: [F5] is now used to refresh news feeds and + is used to refresh shortcuts.
CHANGE: Removed menu command Delay before undock.
CHANGE: Removed menu command Collapse before launch (the workspace will always collapse before launching
CHANGE: Many changes to the main container menu when clicking the container label, inside a container or
a shrunken one. To add new shortcuts to containers, either drag shortcuts to the container from the
Windows Explorer or create new shortcuts on the workspace and drag them from there.
CHANGE: Faster startup speed.
CHANGE: New Plastic Gray theme (removed older Plastic Gray buttons).
CHANGE: Removed wallpaper: Bluesteps.jpg
CHANGE: Some container menu items are now still accessible even when the workspace is locked.
CHANGE: When selecting all shortcuts within a folded or a shrunken container it will unfold or expand.
Select using Ctrl+A or the Containers Shortcuts → Select all menu command.
CHANGE: The container Rename command will expand shrunken containers.
CHANGE: Ability to resize folded containers is no longer available: This may produce unexpected results.
CHANGE: Resizing containers is now limited by minimum height and width. The container border will flash
in red when resized to a value smaller than the minimum.
FIX: Single click to start shortcuts also works in detached containers (when the the Dbl-click to start
menu option is unchecked).
FIX: Resizing shortcuts with Ctrl + Mouse Wheel was still possible even when the workspace was locked.
FIX: Fixed a bug when closing detached containers.
FIX: Mouse pointer flickered when the mouse hovered over a shortcut while using single click to start
FIX: Some fixes for dragging shortcuts to folded and shrunken containers.
FIX: The container is selected when the refresh button is pressed.
FIX: Last update label color was not changed when changing the workspace colors.
FIX: Bug that caused a shrunken group not to expand properly.
FIX: Shrink/Expand all main toolbar command also affected folded containers and not just shrunken ones.
FIX: When Dbl-Clicking a folded container to start a shortcut, the container may not fold back when the
Many other small changes and improvements.
Please donate if you can and find SideSlide useful to you. Any amount is much appreciated!
v2.3.00b - March 10, 2008
NEW: Detach containers from the workspace: You can now reclaim even more space by creating extra
workspaces from various containers. Detached containers act in the same way the main workspace window
does and can be docked and hidden to any edge of the screen. See the manual for more information.
NEW: Added a menu option to start all shortcuts that share a tag with the selected one (this is very
useful to start related shortcuts that are spread across the workspace, as opposed to launch groups that
are used to launch all shortcuts inside a single container).
NEW: You can now move or copy files with greater flexibility out of folder link containers to other
folder link containers or to the Windows Explorer by dragging the shortcut's icon. See the manual for
NEW: Use + mouse wheel to resize selected shortcuts.
NEW: Added mouse wheel horizontal scroll feature for RSS containers (Vista only).
NEW: Added a menu option to the shortcut right-click menu to start all selected shortcuts.
NEW: Menu option: Attach All under the Arrange menu to attach all detached containers back to the
NEW: Menu option: Drag to Detach under the Settings → Containers menu that allows you to drag
containers out of the workspace in order to detach them.
NEW: Menu option: Hotkey reveals detached containers under the Settings → Global Settings menu.
NEW: Menu option: Wide border: Detached Containers under the Settings → Dock menu.
NEW: Menu option: Create a note from a feed item by right clicking it. You can also create a note and
automatically detach it from the workspace.
NEW: Menu option: Settings → Containers - Click to expand but auto shrink (see the manual for
NEW: Added an option to fold back unfolded RSS containers when unfolded using Dbl-Click (the same as you
can do with shrunken RSS containers).
CHANGE: New reminder bitmaps and some other GUI changes.
CHANGE: Some misc. changes to the Folder Link feature.
CHANGE: Folded containers will fold back when shortcuts are dragged to different containers or back to
Many other changes and bug fixes.
v2.2.07b - February 24, 2008
NEW: Added a menu option to workspace shortcuts to open the file location and select the file.
NEW: When dragging text from the web browser to create web snippets, the text container title is taken
from the text itself (before it defaulted to Web Snippet).
When right clicking a shortcut and the workspace is locked for editing, you can now quickly unlock it by
clicking the new popup menu item.
CHANGE: Container borders are now a bit wider to allow easier selection.
CHANGE: Added a new tip to the container tooltip (Click to delay shrink-back if Auto Expand on
Mouse-Over is selected).
FIX: It should now be easier to resize containers.
FIX: Bug when selecting dead RSS feeds from the RSS Viewer feed list.
FIX: Mark on Launch option was shown on containers' right click menu.
FIX: Workspace did not collapse when exploring a folder (Folder Link containers).
v2.2.02b - December 12, 2007
NEW: Mark on Launch:
This is a unique and advanced feature that lets you see if a certain program you launched from the
workspace is running or not. Select any shortcut, right click it, and then choose Mark on Launch. Enter
a tag (any word you choose), and when you launch the shortcut, it will be bordered to indicate that it's
running. To remove the border, you have to launch any other shortcut that includes the selected tag.
This feature is especially useful is you have some sort of "start" and "stop" shortcuts and you need to
know if the application is running (in the event that it is hidden, or on a different monitor/virtual
desktop). To remove the shortcut's Mark on Launch attribute, simply select Remove Mark on Launch from
the shortcut menu.
v2.2.00b - October 29, 2007
NEW: Completely redesigned keyboard navigation:
You can now locate, launch or delete any shortcut in the workspace using full text search! Bring up
SideSlide�s workspace using the global hotkey (Win+S), enter the first few letters of the shortcut you
wish to execute and press the enter key. Press the down arrow key to browse through all other shortcuts
that contain the search string. Press the Esc key to clear the search field and press it again to close
the search box. See the help page for more.
NEW: Recover from Crash: SideSlide now offers the option to recover to the latest workspace in case of a
system/program crash. Everything you create is saved in real-time so you won't lose any changes.
If you are a SideSlide fan, and you like it enough to make a small donation, you can remove the Please
Donate link from the splash screen/about dialog. Simply create a file called RemovePleaseDonate.ThankYou
(right-click and Save As...) in SideSlide's root folder. SideSlide is not limited in any way, please
only use this 'trick' if you like it and want to see it in the future.
CHANGE: The RSS feeds menu option Load on Startup is now unchecked by default. The 'Load on startup'
option can cause the splash screen (loading indicator) to stay up for too long since it's downloading
the latest news feeds.
CHANGE: The search box colors are now based on the chosen container colors for the selected theme.
NEW: Menu option: 'Settings Folder' to open the directory the workspace files and the containers are
CHANGE: New Vista theme buttons.
v2.1.05b - October 20, 2007
NEW: The container border color now matches the container background color. This new feature gives
SideSlide a much more modern look, especially when using multiple container background colors.
NEW: When dragging files, pictures, web snippets, etc, from Windows to add new items to the workspace
and it's locked, the workspace will unlock for a period of 10 seconds allowing you to arrange the
shortcuts before locking again.
CHANGE: Removed 'Container Border' color selection from the Display Properties dialog.
FIX: A bug that may have prevented SideSlide from using different container buttons (see the Properties
dialog to select different button sets).
v2.1.04b - August 1, 2007
NEW: Highlight search terms: Display news feed headlines in red in case one of the terms in the Recent
Search Terms list is found. This feature is useful to track various items that are important to you. The
headline will be colored in red in case the search term is found in the news feed headline or the
description. The search term will also appear at the beginning of the headline inside square brackets.
NEW: RSS Search: Added an option to clear the Recent Search Terms list.
CHANGE: Re-added sounds: To get the sounds working again, download the sounds zip file and extract it to
the program's directory.
CHANGE: System-tray menu: Left click will now always show the workspace (will not toggle between show
and hide). Hide the workspace by using the system-tray icon right click menu.
CHANGE: New container default shrink icon.
FIX: RSS Container colors change correctly when choosing new container colors.
FIX: Reminder problems related to the system time & date format.
v2.1.00b - April 18, 2007
NEW: RSS Containers: Code completely reworked and the news feed containers are shown (and are
accessible) in a much more standard way.
NEW: RSS viewer: IE frame is used to display news articles. View news articles using the correct format
including images, etc.
NEW: Folded containers 'flip' (the toolbar buttons relocate to the bottom of the container) in case the
container will not be fully visible when unfolded (the same as with shrunken containers).
NEW: RSS items tool tips: The item description shows up immediately (on mouse over) in a new translucent
tool tip box.
NEW: News feeds: Added support for additional formats.
NEW: When the RSS items are NOT set to load on startup, you can now press the 'Click to download
headlines' item in addition to the Refresh button.
NEW: Added Refresh RSS button to the RSS Viewer dialog.
NEW: Automatically expanded RSS containers: Dbl-click an empty place inside the RSS container to shrink
it back (in addition to the 'right click to shrink back' option).
NEW: RSS Viewer: Current visible item number and the total number of items are shown.
NEW: RSS: Right click or click a headline to open it directly on the website even when using the
NEW: Added a menu option to check for a new version.
NEW: New program icon, system tray icon and symbol.
NEW: New splash/about screen.
CHANGE: RSS: When selecting the Refresh All (F11) menu command, the name and number of the current feed
is displayed, as well as the total number of feeds.
CHANGE: Container toolbar buttons respond to left click only.
CHANGE: RSS Viewer window status is saved (checked options, location and size).
CHANGE: RSS: When the Load on startup option is selected, the loading status for each RSS container
appears in the splash screen.
FIX: Problem introduced in the previous version: Locked pictures were not 'relocked' on startup.
FIX: Problem introduced in the previous version: Notes could be lost upon program startup
FIX: Some fixes to the dock back function after launching shortcuts, etc.
FIX: When shrinking back RSS containers with right mouse button, there is a now a half a second delay
before the container can be re-expanded.
Many other misc. changes and fixes.
v2.0.01bR2 - April 9, 2007
FIX: RSS was not working on some computer even after installing MSXML6
NEW: Proxy Server - Option to set a proxy server if required by your network.
FIX: Right click to close an RSS container could have triggered refresh on another one.
NEW: Shrink back RSS containers using the right mouse button after the container is automatically
CHANGE: Reminder popup window.
CHANGE: Default reminder image.
CHANGE: Added notification to download MSXML6 to the RSS list upon error.
CHANGE: Floating toolbar commands response.
FIX: Reminders not showing (related to the system clock format).
FIX: Reminders dialog always defaults to PM.
FIX: Reminder check when trying to schedule a reminder in the past.
Misc. minor fixes and adjustments to the new RSS containers functionality.
- You must have Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0 installed in order to use the latest version and
display RSS feeds. If you don't have it installed on your XP/2000 computer (pre installed on Vista) you
can download it from this page.
- See below if upgrading from SideSlide v1.6.02b
NEW: Added support for displaying RSS News Feeds. See the manual for more.
NEW: Match Size, Align Left and Align Top: Container menu option to match the size and alignment of the
chosen container with all other selected containers.
NEW: Change color for all selected containers in bulk. The Container Colors menu option now also appears
from the Right Click container label menu and the container icon when shrunk.
CHANGE: Collapse Before Launch is selected by default (Dock menu).
CHANGE: Suspend 'shrink back' when clicking a container label.
CHANGE: Splash screen is now translucent.
CHANGE: Re-added alarm.wav for reminders sound.
CHANGE: Added a small delay when resizing expanded containers (will not immediately 'shrink back').
FIX: Container label height.
FIX: Resizing a container from the left edge was not working.
FIX: Clicking inside a container did not unselect other containers.
FIX: 'Shrink back' was not triggered when the mouse was over a container's icon or a note.
Many other minor fixes, changes and improvements.
v1.7.00b - March 28, 2007
Upgrading from SideSlide v1.6.02b:
Windows 2000/XP -
The settings (containers, workspace, etc)-
default location is now the "Application Data" folder.
BEFORE running SideSlide, open the "Profile Location" application from the SideSlide start-
menu group and select "Root folder".
Windows Vista -
If SideSlide is running from the Program Files directory; copy-
the "Containers" folder and "SideSlide.ini" from SideSlide's root folder-
("C:\Program Files\SideSlide") to the "Roaming" folder:
"C:\Users\(Your Windows user name)\AppData\Roaming\SideSlide"
NEW: Profile Location Chooser application: A special app allowing you to choose whether SideSlide should
save/load the workspace to/from the root folder or the default AppData folder. See the upgrade note
above for more.
NEW: Option to set the shortcut label color based on the icon color.
NEW: New option under the Settings → Containers menu: Require Confirmation for Start All Shortcuts
- Selected by default.
NEW: You can now shrink back a container by dbl-clicking an empty space inside the container.
CHANGE: Donation via PayPal. Please consider a small donation if you find SideSlide useful.
CHANGE: Installer: You no longer need to exit the previous version before upgrade.
CHANGE: Container border is thinner - Cleaner interface.
CHANGE: When browsing for wallpapers, pictures and files; the correct system folder locations will be
selected by default.
CHANGE: Transparent mode is not a bit less transparent.
CHANGE: New splash screen and about dialog.
CHANGE: Shortcut Properties dialog: The shortcut label field gets the focus when the dialog is opened.
You can now quickly press F2 to change labels of newly added shortcuts.
CHANGE: Removed WAV files and the Enable Sounds option.
CHANGE: Default installation theme and colors.
CHANGE: Smaller tag asterisk icon and icon location (hide it via the Settings > Shortcuts menu).
FIX: Better compatibility with Windows Vista. See the upgrade note above for more.
FIX: Removed the word "test" from the splash screen when loading containers.
FIX: Correct tab stop order on certain dialogs.
FIX: Tag asterisk icon didn�t move back to the workspace under certain conditions.
FIX: Default container icon.
MORE: Other Misc. changes and improvements.
v1.6.02b - February 12, 2007
NEW: Tags menu: You can now quickly select available tags from the main right-click menu.
NEW: Option to hide the asterisk icon (tags) when the mouse is over a shortcut icon.
NEW: How to Use
FIX: Edit menu item on unlocked pictures menu.
FIX: Less flickering when selecting shortcuts.
FIX: Other minor bug fixes.
v1.6.00b - February 2, 2007
NEW: A unique innovation: Shortcut Tags - You can now select multiple tags for each of the shortcuts in
- The tags are accessible when you go over a shortcut icon with the mouse.
- Left or Right click the new 'asterisk' icon to access the tags.
- Once a tag is added, left click the asterisk icon to show a popup menu with the selected tags for that
- Click a tag to show all other shortcuts that share the same tag and hide all the ones that don't
(including containers that don't have any shortcut that share the selected tag).
- This new feature allows you to quickly switch into work mode and only have the relevant shortcuts and
- You can also select multiple shortcuts and create new tags using the shortcut right-click menu command
- To unhide the hidden shortcuts; click the ribbon showing the selected tag.
NEW: You can now use relative paths for shortcuts: In the shortcut's target path, use the at symbol: '@'
instead of the drive's letter (Shortcut Properties dialog) and the shortcut will be executed from the
same drive SideSlide is on. You can also change multiple shortcuts using the shortcut right click menu
command "Change to Relative Path".
NEW: New dock menu option: Collapse Before Launch - Select this option to have the workspace collapse
(when docked) before launching a shortcut rather than waiting for the new program to load and then
CHANGE: Smaller shortcut mini-toolbar icons.
CHANGE: When clearing workspace using the menu command SideSlide will display a message box asking to
select a different theme instead of the one asking to clear the background picture.
CHANGE: Updated Wave.jpg wallpaper.
CHANGE: Menu wording.
FIX: Shrink/Expand all and Fold/Unfold all buttons were deleted when clearing the workspace using the
FIX: Verify Shortcuts command did not work with Command type shortcuts.
FIX: Other misc. fixes.
v1.5.04b - December 13, 2006
NEW: You can now choose custom icons from different files for shortcuts instead of the default ones
(Right click a shortcut to show the Shortcut Properties dialog).
CHANGE: When dragging files from Explorer to a container, the shortcut label size will be consistent
with the last shortcut that was added to the same container.
CHANGE: Any text that begins with "http" dragged into the workspace will be converted into a URL
shortcut (e.g. when dragging addresses from the web browser address bar).
CHANGE: Added Browse buttons to the Shortcut Properties dialog.
New Theme: Plastic Gray.
New Wallpapers: Wave.jpg and Bluesteps.jpg
FIX: Expanded containers will shrink back when a file is dragged over the workspace itself, not just
when dragging the file to different shrunken containers.
FIX: Not all correct icons were shown when using keyboard navigation (pressing A-Z and 0-9 to find
FIX: Theme wrong file name for wallpaper.
Other Misc. changes.
v1.5.02b - November 09, 2006
NEW: 3 New themes (Plain White on Black, Plain White on Blue and new buttons for the Modern, Blue
CHANGE: Choose between creating "shortcuts to shortcuts" (prior to v1.5.00b) to retain windows shortcut
icons, or to extract target paths and use the default icons. See Menu → Settings → Global
Settings → Extract Targets from Shortcuts. By default, any shortcut to a .lnk or .url file will be
copied into the workspace so you can delete the original shortcut file.
CHANGE: Faster window resizing when a wallpaper is stretched to fit the workspace.
CHANGE: Display Properties dialog: Buttons are now shown using the selected container background color.
FIX: Add New URL command was not working on some cases.
FIX: Rendering problem when resizing the workspace.
v1.5.00b - November 07, 2006 - Major upgrade!
NEW: Major Interface Changes:
- Skin Support: Customize Different buttons, wallpaper and colors or choose from the preinstalled themes
(you can even create your own skin!).
- Main window and containers are now rounded to give the workspace a more modern look.
- Customized container toolbar and main window title bar buttons.
- Containers are now aligned according to a visible grid and not against each other.
- Many other cosmetic changes for greater and easier control.
NOTE: When upgrading from previous versions you can delete the SideSlide\Colors and SideSlide\Wallpaper
folders since they are now found under SideSlide\Skin. You can move any previously saved color theme or
wallpapers to the appropriate subfolders under the Skin folder.
NEW: Redesigned Properties dialog for selecting themes/skins, buttons and colors.
NEW: SideSlide will now extract the target path and URL's from windows file and URL shortcuts (.lnk and
.url). You can drag and drop shortcuts to the workspace or to different containers and then delete them
from their original locations.
NOTE: If you are using an earlier version and have "shortcuts to shortcuts" (SideSlide shortcuts to
windows .lnk and .url files) on the workspace, you may need to re-add them again from the .lnk files,
.url files or the original files (for example, in the case of Start Menu Microsoft Office shortcuts).
NEW: You can now run command prompt commands directly from within SideSlide. To use this feature: Add
any file to the workspace, right click the new shortcut and select Properties then check the Command
check-box and enter the command to execute (e.g. shutdown, rasdial, del and more�)
NEW: Lock workspace for editing icon now also appears in the title bar.
NEW: Toggle Shrink/Expand and Toggle Fold/Unfold for all containers are now accessible via the
corresponding title bar buttons.
NEW: Switch button when changing container's colors to exchange between the background and foreground
CHANGE: Will now collapse (if docked) when dbl-clicking to open a picture from the workspace.
CHANGE: Added a close button to the floating toolbar - This will cause the floating toolbar to remain
hidden when clicking the workspace (To show again: Right Click Menu→Settings→Global
Settings→Show Floating Toolbar).
FIX: Many interface and functionality bug fixes plus many other improvements.
v1.1.01b - August 13, 2006.
NEW: Menu option to undock the main window immediately on mouse over without the delay (the same as it
was prior to v1.0.44a).
CHANGE: Faster startup time.
CHANGE: Folder link "Refresh on Expand & Unfold" option is unchecked by default (when adding new
FIX: Maximized window state bug fixes - Can now be maximized (dbl-click the title bar) and remain at the
v1.1.00b - August 9, 2006.
Now on BETA stage
NEW: Option to display a wider 'dock border' (when the workspace is hidden).
NEW: Set the dock border color from the Display Properties dialog.
NEW: Misc. settings options from the right-click menu are now also available under the Display
CHANGE: Shortcuts inside containers keep their font color when selected.
CHANGE: Installation now includes a lighter version of the online Quick Start guide (Available when
pressing the F1 button or Help from the right click menu).
CHANGE: Will not undock when the mouse comes back on top of the main window (when using Animate Dock).
CHANGE: Add Reminder dialog: Hour, Minute and AM/PM fields can be manually edited as well as selected
from the drop down list.
CHANGE: Container's note grabs the focus when the container is expanded.
CHANGE: Added an additional color theme.
FIX: Misc. program alerts and messages could be hidden behind the main window when docked.
FIX: Shortcut Change Size dialog could be positioned behind the main window when docked.
FIX: When docked to the RIGHT and then hidden, the border size will be shown in the correct size (the
same as it is with docking to the top or left).
FIX: Shortcuts can sometimes move sporadically when adding pictures.
FIX: Selecting containers on certain coordinates may cause them to move or disappear.
FIX: Other misc. fixes and adjustments.
NEW: Drag text (e.g. web snippets, Outlook email items as well) to the workspace while holding down the
shift key to automatically create reminders.
NEW: Drag text (web snippets, etc) to containers to show the text in the container's note (the text will
be added to the existing one).
NEW: Select all containers and move them together by holding the key down (the same as with
pictures, reminders and shortcuts).
NEW: Menu option 'Reset' to restore all shortcuts to the default size & style.
NEW: Menu option 'Collapse Now' under the Dock Menu to immediately dock the window (The same as when
using the Esc key).
NEW: Added an additional color/wallpaper theme.
CHANGE: Changed container selection to a much cleaner one and some graphic bugs have been fixed.
CHANGE: Containers remain selected when they are shrunk and expanded.
CHANGE: There is now half a second delay before the window undocks. You can also click the docking
border to immediately make the window visible again.
CHANGE: Smaller window border when hidden at the top and left parts of the screen (uncheck the Drops
Shadow option for an even smaller one).
CHANGE: Folded containers unfold on OLE drag (the same as with shrunken containers).
CHANGE: Docking menu indicates what corner of the screen the window will collapse to (left, right or
CHANGE: Folded container unfolds when the note icon is clicked.
CHANGE: +A selects all text inside a container's note.
FIX: Shortcut selection changing shortcuts color and can make shortcuts disappear until reselected.
FIX: Now able to drag files or text to containers when the note is visible.
FIX: Snooze when reminder is set to noon.
FIX: Missing keyboard access keys for buttons.
FIX: Inconsistent tab order on some dialogs.
FIX: Picture drag icon.
Other misc. minor changes.
NEW: Added new commands to the floating toolbar: Quickly open the Properties dialog, save the workspace
and toggle transparency (added keyboard shortcut: F9).
NEW: Select different themes via the Properties window: Matching colors and wallpaper. Comes with 7
different themes and the option to create additional ones.
NEW: Added 'Refresh on Expand & Unfold' menu option for Folder Link containers to automatically refresh
the container with any new files when the container is expanded or unfolded.
CHANGE: The background picture is visible through the transparent region of shortcut icons. This gives
the workspace a much cleaner look when using detailed background pictures.
CHANGE: There is now a 2 second delay before shrinking back an expanded container after selecting
shortcuts or selecting the container. This allows you to keep selected shortcuts without losing the
selection when the mouse leaves the container.
CHANGE: Smoother slide (Animate dock).
CHANGE: Will stop the docking if the mouse cursor returns to the main window (Animate Dock).
CHANGE: Will not automatically dock on startup only when the mouse focuses on a different window.
CHANGE: You can now delete files from the hard disk in Folder Link containers in bulk.
CHANGE: When dragging text (e.g. web snippets) the container's note name is now set to: "Text Snippet".
FIX: Crash when dragging invalid pictures from the web browser and holding down the key.
FIX: Container placed at the workspace borders prevents undocking.
FIX: Sending key presses to the main window when the floating toolbar is visible.
FIX: Selection rectangle remained visible.
FIX: Will ignore the 'Esc' key if a shortcut is dragged/moved across the workspace.
Other misc. changes and fixes.
NEW: You can now select the default font for shortcuts on the workspace (new option under the Properties
window - F4).
CHANGE: The shortcut mini tool bar is now using new style and colors.
CHANGE: Shortcut icon is inverted when the shortcut is moved/dragged.
FIX: Window will not dock after using the toolbar to add objects.
FIX: Reminder could be created inside a container.
FIX: Toolbar disappears when moved and selecting the Add File and Dir shortcut buttons.
FIX: When changing the default colors via the Properties window, the container's icon disappeared until
the program was restarted.
There should be no problems, but just to be on the safe side: If you're updating from previous versions
you should backup the Containers folder and the SideSlide.ini file before applying update.
NEW: Keep the layout of selected objects (shortcuts, reminders and pictures) when dragging a single item
and holding the key down.
NEW: Sort selected shortcuts Ascending/Descending (A to Z and Z to A).
NEW: 'Add New' toolbar available when clicking an empty place on the workspace. Use the toolbar to
quickly add new objects.
NEW: 4 different color reminder pop-up windows and reminder labels.
NEW: Connecting line indicator when moving shortcuts.
NEW: Menu option to ignore all changes and revert back to the previously saved workspace.
NEW: Drag and drop text. You can use this option to quickly save web snippets when dragging text from
your web browser to the docked window.
NEW: New add/subtract 10 minutes buttons on the Add Reminder window.
NEW: Added edit command when the reminder pop-up window is shown - Allows you to quickly reschedule the
NEW: Menu command 'Clear Reminders' to the settings menu.
NEW: New color themes available under the Display Properties window.
CHANGE: Smaller reminder labels.
CHANGE: Verdana is now the default font used for all objects.
CHANGE: Reminder tooltip also shows the date and time.
CHANGE: Multiple reminders are displayed in separate reminder pop-up windows.
CHANGE: Reminder pop-up windows will not steal the focus and can be switched to using Alt+Tab.
CHANGE: Reminder delete confirmation is affected by the global 'Delete Confirmation' setting.
CHANGE: Menu command "Start All Shortcuts" will not be visible when the container is empty.
CHANGE: Reminder pop-up window default button is now 'Snooze'.
CHANGE: Menu order and names.
CHANGE: Will only save the workspace on exit and when manually triggered via the new 'Save Workspace'
menu option (F8).
CHANGE: Shortcut mini-toolbar is movable and will remain in place after choosing a command.
CHANGE: Added default 'shrink' icon to new containers.
CHANGE: Shortcut mini toolbar colors are shown using the default container colors instead of the
workspace (or container) background foreground colors.
CHANGE: Removed 'http' from the Add URL dialog - 'http' will be shown, selected, in the text box.
CHANGE: Different object alignment: when an object is moved beyond the workspace right border; the
entire object will be shown. This allows alignment of shortcuts to the right using the key.
CHANGE: Shortcuts dragged & dropped from the Windows Explorer are sorted alphabetically.
CHANGE: Installation now includes a 'Create a shortcut in the Startup group' option to start SideSlide
FIX: Did not save and reloaded multi-line reminders.
FIX: Shortcuts will no longer 'flicker' on selection.
FIX: Many misc. fixes and changes when using the containers 'Capture' (nested containers) setting.
FIX: System tray menu remained visible when a command was not selected.
MANY other misc. graphic changes, bug fixes and so forth...
NEW: Reminders! You can now add multiple reminders to the workspace.
NEW: Docking function revised: Compatible docking - Docking acts the same as with any other toolbar,
NEW: Place shrunken containers at the bottom part of the workspace: With the current version, you can
easily expand and access containers from any part of the workspace (left, right, top and bottom).
NEW: Menu option to immediately create a new note (New → Note or +).
NEW: Added an additional original wallpaper (located in the program's directory).
CHANGE: The main window will not steal the focus when the mouse cursor is over, only when called by the
global only or clicked on with the mouse.
CHANGE: Added 'Dock' menu to Settings menu.
CHANGE: Requires confirmation when selecting 'Start All Shortcuts'.
CHANGE: 'Esc' key shrinks back expanded containers and then docks the window.
FIX: Bug that was introduced in the previous version when the window did not always "undock" without the
need to click on the workspace or to change back to a different window.
FIX: 'Esc' key on start always docked the main window to the left.
FIX: Container will no longer shrink back after being folded.
FIX: Other misc. minor graphic fixes.
NEW: Added Keyboard Accessibility:
Global Hotkey: (enable/disable from the Settings menu):
Use the [Windows Key] + [S] to show/hide, dock/undock the workspace - This new global hotkey
functionality makes SideSlide's shortcuts accessible using the keyboard alone:
Scroll through all shortcuts across the workspace or within containers by pressing the A-Z, 1-9 keys
consecutively: The current shortcut will be selected and shown at the center of the workspace.
Launch shortcuts using the Enter key.
Fold/Unfold, Shrink/Expand containers using the Space Bar button
FIX: Program shuts down properly and saves the workspace when terminated.
FIX: Aligns containers before checking if they are close to the workspace edge.
FIX: Could not start hidden (always showed main window).
Other misc. Graphic changes.
NEW: Containers can now be expanded to both sides, left and right, and can now be placed on the right
side of the workspace (also works when using the 'Capture containers' option).
CHANGE: Additional installation containers.
CHANGE: Cleaner menu: Menu options renamed, reorganized and options removed from the Display Properties
FIX: When a container is expanded and moved passed the workspace left border, it can disappear when
FIX: Will not dock back when selecting container icons.
FIX: Misc. minor fixes.
NEW: Menu option to start shortcuts using Double-Click (also affects shortcut selections) - This is now
the default mode.
NEW: Picture Right click menu options:
'Replace Picture': Switch pictures while retaining size and location.
'Bring Forward' / 'Send to Back': Change the picture Z-order in relation to other pictures and
CHANGE: New Dock Window icon.
CHANGE: Mouse pointer changes to Arrow when the key is pressed (when using 'click to launch').
FIX: Saves custom shortcut colors when changing container's colors (without moving the shortcuts).
FIX: Will reappear if docked and the mouse pointer is over a picture close to the window borders.
FIX: Lock icon was visible when a container is selected and not moved (Lock Editing).
Other misc. graphic changes and fixes.
NEW: Properties window option: Drop Shadow - Drops shadow under the program's windows.
NEW: Added Launch Confirmation for shortcuts (Shortcut Properties dialog).
CHANGE: Drag shortcuts over a container's label to unfold the container.
FIX: Other misc. minor graphic adjustments.
NEW: Mouse over a container's label when folded or shrunk shows a list of the shortcuts inside.
NEW: Double-Click to fold and unfold containers. If Fold on Click is selected the last unfolded
container will fold back.
CHANGE: New default installation containers.
CHANGE: Responds better to system shut down - Can also be closed using Alt+F4.
CHANGE: Verify Shortcuts menu command prompts for each shortcut before removing it.
CHANGE: Dragging a file from explorer to create a shortcut over a shrunk container will cause the
container to expand.
Other Misc. minor changes.
NEW: Quickly suspend shortcut and container alignment by holding down the Ctrl key when moving objects
across the workspace.
NEW: New menu option: Fold on Click - Auto fold the last unfolded container when starting a shortcut.
NEW: Menu command 'Animate Dock' : Slide the window when docking (when it is docked back).
CHANGE: Dock-back (to a screen corner) time will take a second longer when the mouse leaves the main
window (when the main window loses its focus it will dock immediately).
CHANGE: Shortcut mini toolbar is shown when a shortcut is selected using the Ctrl key.
FIX: When deleting a file from a Folder Link container, it will reappear if another shortcut is moved
without the container being refreshed.
FIX: Refreshing Folder Link containers did not remove all shortcuts when changing the Folder Link to a
Other misc. minor changes and adjustments.
NEW: Major changes to moving icons on the workspace and between containers (see Quick Start Guide and
Tips list for more).
NEW: Menu command "Start All Shortcuts": Start all shortcuts within a container.
CHANGE: Cross pointer on select.
CHANGE: Container selection.
CHANGE: Notification if file/dir can't be deleted from a Folder Link container.
FIX: Disallow container resizing when editing is locked.
FIX: Shortcut mini-toolbar deleted on Clear Workspace.
FIX: Fix for Copy/Paste shortcuts operations.
FIX: Prevent sizing to a non-sizable window size.
FIX: Right Click on title bar.
FIX: Container doesn't shrink back when dragging a shortcut and then dropping it on the workspace
FIX: Container doesn't shrink back when dragging shortcuts between containers.
FIX: Mouse pointer when dragging shortcuts.
FIX: Clear zoom icons on shrink.
FIX: Verify Shortcuts menu command after removing shortcuts.
FIX: Selection within containers is now the same as selecting shortcuts on the workspace.
NEW: Added ability to lock editing and prevent accidental changes to the workspace.
NEW: Change color and bold font in bulk for all selected shortcuts (via the shortcut mini-toolbar).
FIX: Shortcut mini-toolbar alignment fix.
FIX: Shortcut Properties dialog check boxes fix.
FIX: Choosing custom colors (Global, containers and shortcuts) could cause the program to crash.
FIX: Adding invalid pictures.
CHANGE: URL Icons/shortcuts now behave in the same way as normal file/directory shortcuts.
CHANGE: URL shortcuts are unique across the workspace (you can drag from container to container, but not
create copies of URL shortcuts).
CHANGE: Alignment extended when shortcut is close to container's edges.
CHANGE: Shortcuts remain selected on move.
CHANGE: Toggle Selection is now 'Invert Selection' and will affect all containers and shortcuts.
CHANGE: Shortcuts and containers are now deleted separately (selected Shortcuts OR selected Containers).
CHANGE: Zoom-In, Zoom-Out and Set Size buttons remain visible.
CHANGE: Zoom In/Out and Set Size buttons appear to be 'clicked'.
CHANGE: Shortcut selection is canceled when editing a single shortcut properties.
FIX: Arranging shortcuts.
FIX: Saving correct colors for custom and normal color shortcuts (when exiting the program).
FIX: Changing global foreground colors (via the Properties dialog) will not affect custom colors
selected for shortcuts.
Other misc. changes.