version 220.127.116.11 (2017-02-15)
- Pixel readings are now DPI-aware, however on multi-monitor systems running Windows 10, it can show incorrect results when the DPI-settings of attached monitors are not all the same.
- Options menu can now be opened from right-click menu of any tool.
- Added option to copy info to clipboard in a customizable format.
- Added option to maintain a list of preset values for commonly used capture sizes.
- Improved keyboard shortcuts for grabber actions.
- Holding the shift key while resizing the grabber constrains the selection to a square.
version 18.104.22.168 (2014-11-03)
- Bugfix: On multiple monitor systems stored window positions were not restored properly.
version 22.214.171.124 (2014-10-03)
- Bugfix: In some configurations, parts of tooltip got added to captured image.
version 126.96.36.199 (2014-01-07)
- Bugfix: Main-window ignored saved position.
- Eliminated annoying flicker in Loupe-view.
- Fixed bug that constrained tooltip of screengrabber to primary monitor.
- Capture window no longer snaps to screen-edges, this was annoying when positioning it using the keyboard.
- On multiple monitor systems, coordinate window now shows screen position in virtual screen coordinates (as opposed to absolute coordinates which depend on monitor setup).
- Capture window is now confined to virtual screen.
- TopTools is now "portable", so you can run it from a USB-stick etc. Contrary to TopTools 3, version 4 saves settings only if you ask it to, either in the registry or in an .ini file.
- No installer, Since TopTools doesn't depend on external libraries or frameworks, there is no (and never really was any) reason for it to be "installed", just unzip the exe and run it.
- Minimize to system tray is now optional.
- Added Options button.
- Grabbed view can now be printed.
- Completely rewritten for Vista, but won't work on Win95/98 ..
- Grab-screen now shows a sizeable, transparent window that can be accurately positioned by using the mouse or the keyboard.
- Screen-capture can be activated with global hotkey.
- Grabbed View can be opened in a window, saved to file, copied to clipboard or printed.
- New Autosave features make it easy to capture a sequence of views with a minimum of keystrokes.
- Left-click and drag from the Info-window to display mouse coordinates relative to the window above which the mouse is hovering (instead of relative to the top-left of the desktop).
- Locked View can now be copied, saved or printed.
- Can now be made transparent (not on Win95/98).
- Many new options, improved layout.
- I rewrote the loupe from scratch, attempts to make it sizeable made clear this was the only sane option.
- It is sizeable now and I added a tool bar.
- On machines running Windows 2000 or Windows XP, the loupe window sits on it's own layer, so it doesn't show up in it's own view, it is fully transparent to itself ;).
- Magnification can now be any discrete value between 1 and 20.
- The view can be frozen (detached from mouse movement) so it is possible to keep the magnified view of a screen part in focus. The focus point of the view can be moved by dragging it with the mouse.
The screen grabber no longer freezes the screen during a capture session.
It now supports PNG format in saving snapshots.
Version 2.41 added functionality to the info window so that pressing Ctrl-C would copy the current color in
#ABCDEFwebcolor format to the clipboard, but this only works when one of the TopTools windows has the keyboard focus.
The global hotkey works regardless of which window (or even what desktop) is active, it acts global for the entire machine.
The hotkey needed a way to be configured, so I added this dialog.
The way a color is copied to the clipboard can also be configured, a leading
'#'is annoying in Photoshop, it prefers
ABCDEF(or it gives you
#ABCDE), but when editing HTML it is more convenient to have a
'#'prefix and have surrounding quotes (
"#ABCDEF"). These format settings apply to both the hotkey action and the classic Ctrl-C action (which still works).
I added an option to start with Windows and a way to adjust the length of the ruler.
I spent a lot of time playing with the appearance of the tools.
All tool windows now have a "snap to screen border" feature. You can override this behavior by holding down the Ctrl key while moving the window.
Fixed two bugs in the Screen-grabber: The snapshot was only saved when the selection was made from top-left to bottom-right, classic example of sloppy programming...
Selecting Cancel in the "Save to File" dialog now cancels the entire capture operation.
The ruler orientation can now be toggled with the middle mouse button (provided this event is mapped to 'middle button' in the Mouse settings of the Control Panel).
- Tray icon now gets restored after a restart of Windows Explorer.
- When using the color-picker, pressing Ctrl-C now copies the current pixel color to the Windows clipboard in
- It looks like I finally managed to get the stay-on-top feature stable...
- Need to rethink the trayicon double-click and minimize logic, suggestions are welcome!
- Doubleclicking the tray-icon now restores the main-window.
- Loupe can now be zoomed in and out with the '+' and '-' keys on the numeric keypad.
- Removed the doubleclick action (toggle orientation) from the ruler, it interfered with the singleclick action (start a drag operation). Orientation can now be toggled with the '/' key on the numeric keypad.
- Fixed a bug in the loupe-magnification (this one was introduced with version 2.3).
- Removed the grid option from the loupe, it served no practical purpose.
- Fixed a bug in the binary field of the baseconverter that made the caret jump to the left with every digit entered.
- Revamped the "About..." dialog box, it now shows the actual build number and date. Also added a hyperlink to the TopTools homepage and changed the logo.