Startup Manager News

New tracker: Translation errors

October 31st, 2007

Yesterday I created a new tracker called “Translation errors“. Its purpose is to provide users an interface to report errors in translations of Startup Manager such as spelling mistakes or badly translated sentences.

In my opinion this tracker is usefull because even the best can make a typing mistake and trying to find these mistakes in your own text isn’t easy. I know this from experience.

So if you discovered a mistake in one of the translations, please report it. The report form is over here. Please read the guidlines before submitting an item and make sure your not double-posting.

Doxygen documentation

September 26th, 2007

It is a fact that projects of the proportions of Startup Manager need good documentation. But as I haven’t had time so far to write this documentation myself, I used doxygen to generate it.
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Startup Manager 2.3.2 released

September 4th, 2007

Like the previous one, the 2.3.2 release isn’t a major release either. But it certainly contains some new interesting interface features. For instance it now is possible to sort the start items in the main view by clicking the column headers and there are in-place tooltips for items that don’t fit their cell width.
The properties dialogs were updated too, now it is possible to select and copy the values.

Startup Manager also became better at handling invalid registry items and the bootcore exception handling was also improved.

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Startup Manager on download sites

August 8th, 2007

To make this project a little more famous, I’ve submitted it to several software download sites. The awards Startup Manager gets from these download sites can be found on our wiki-page.

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Startup Manager 2.3.1 released

July 30th, 2007

Not a major release this time, just some bugfixes and minor feature additions. It now is possible to delete a selection of multiple items and there is a run button to run an item now.

The most important bugfix is that now all transparency problems in the properties dialogs are solved. Thus the icons in the tab controls and the static text fields have a correct background color now. Also when Startup Manager regains focus, this focus is set to the correct control now.

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Code-signing certificate from

July 27th, 2007

One of the larger questions facing the software industry is this: How can users trust code that is published on the Internet? Packaged software uses branding and trusted sales outlets to assure users of its integrity, but these are not available when code is transmitted on the Internet. Additionally, there is no guarantee that the code hasn’t been altered while being downloaded.

Therefore the idea of using certificates came up. Certificates provide a way to put a digital signature to software and in this way secure software from being altered and also ensuring it came from the original publisher.

Most certificates cost a lot of money, but offers free code-signing certificates to non-commercial projects such as open source software. They also offer a free time-stamping service.

Also, read the msdn article on code-signing.

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Submitting feature requests

June 15th, 2007

If you have an idea for a new feature for Startup Manager, please submit it to the tracker on the project summary page.

You can submit feature requests right here and  report bugs over here.

The moment this website is completed you will find all these links on the website itself.

Startup Manager 2.3 released

June 8th, 2007

The new version 2.3 of Startup Manager – a program to manage the programs that start automatically – now adds support for translations. There also is a “check for update”-dialog now and there are brand new shiny toolbar icons!

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Translations support

March 14th, 2007

From now on we support translations. This means that by the time of the next release Startup Manager will be available in several languages including English, Italian and most likely also Dutch.

Feel like translating Startup Manager to another language yourself? Click read more…

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Website online!

March 4th, 2007

After more then one year we finally found some time to create the project website.

Not all pages are finished yet, but soon this website will be fully operational.

The design is created by Peter Naudus and adapted to fit WordPress by Kris Van den Bergh.