Roland Weigelt's Emaroo 2.5.0 - Release Notes
- Doubleclick the MSI and install Emaroo.
- Start Emaroo; the very first start is a bit slower because Emaroo has
to read the file icons. They are be cached on disk , so subsequent
starts of Emaroo will be faster.
- Press F1 for a quick reference of the features.
Tip: Use a global hotkey!
For a tool like Emaroo that is started rather often and is
easy to use via keyboard, it makes sense to launch it using a global
hotkey. The easiest way to do this in Windows 7 and up is to pin Emaroo to
the task bar (how?) and start it using Win+<digit>
(with <digit> corresponding to the position of the
icon in the task bar).
Version 2.5.0 (released 2015-05-25)
- Added: Support for Visual Studio Code (most recently
used files and directories).
- Added: For IrfanView, now both most recently used
files and directories are shown.
- Added: Individual applications can be hidden on the
new configuration tab.
- Fixed: Error message when cancelling a UAC prompt
- Fixed: Crash at startup on some first-time
Version 2.2.1 (released 2015-01-30)
- Fixed: Directories couldn't be opened via Enter or
double-click because of bug introduced in 2.1.0.
Version 2.2.0 (released 2015-01-30)
- Added: Files can be dragged outside the application
window (e.g. to copy them to a folder or open them in another
application). This will not affect the most recently used list.
- Fixed: Context menu not updating items to match the
"always open as administrator" option when using the menu key on the
- Fixed: Bitmap cache files of old versions not being
Version 2.1.0 (released 2014-12-23)
- Added: Support for Visual Studio 2015
- Added: Option in the context menu for Visual Studio
solutions to always open a solution as administrator. Setting the
checkbox adds a small file in the directory where the solution is
located; if the solution is named e.g.
marker file will be named
- Fixed: If tabs shared the same accelator keys (e.g.
Alt+I for Illustrator and IrfanView), only the first tab could be
selected. Now pressing the accelerator key repeatedly will cycle through
- Changed (related to fix above): Emaroo no longer
tries to provide unique accelerator keys on systems with multiple
versions of a program (e.g. Visual Studio, Blend or Photoshop) because
it resulted in increasingly non-intuitive accelerator keys. Now all
versions share the same accelerator key.
Version 2.0.0 (released 2014-11-27)
- Added: Support for Illustrator CS6/CC/CC 2014 (most
recently used files).
- Added: Use Ctrl+T to open the selected file in a text
editor (where it makes sense). If Notepad++ is installed, Emaroo will
use that program. Otherwise regular Notepad will be used.
- Added: "Copy" now copies the selected file/directory
both as text (i.e. the full path) and as the actual file
system object to the clipboard.
- Added: More directory locations in IrfanView.
- Fixed: Some UI glitches in high DPI settings.
- Fixed: Text of entry in context menu for Blend
- Changed: Emaroo now requires .NET Framework 4.5.1.
Version 1.6.0 (released 2014-07-20)
- Added: Support for Photoshop CC 2014 (most recently
- Fixed: Order of most recently used files in
Version 1.5.0 (released 2013-12-27)
- Added: Support for Photoshop CC (most recently used
- Added: Support for Notepad++ (most recently used
Version 1.4.0 (released 2013-10-22)
- Added: Support for Visual Studio 2013 (most recently
- Added: Support for Blend for Visual Studio 2013 (most
recently used solutions/projects).
- Removed: Rounded corners ;-)
Version 1.3.0 (no public release)
- Added: Support for Visual Studio 2012 (most recently
- Added: Support for Blend 5 (most recently used
- Added: Support for Office 2013 (most recently used
documents of Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
- Added: Support for Photoshop CS6 (most recently
- Added: Support for IrfanView (most recently used
- Added: The Emaroo window can now be dragged by
pressing and holding the left mouse button on an unused area of the
- Changed: In order to have space for more
applications, now only the active tab shows the application name. The
other tabs show only the application icons (the application names are
available through tooltips).
Version 1.2.1 (released 2011-10-01)
Version 1.2.1 has been finished for a couple of months, but somehow
never made it to an official release due to lack of time - sorry!
- Fixed: Right-clicking an item did not select it before opening
the context menu.
- Fixed: Possible issues in certain corner cases.
Version 1.2 (released 2010-11-07)
- Added: MRU lists can now be filtered by typing a search term,
the search results are shown in alphabetical order. The current version
supports leading and trailing wildcards, i.e.
Tip: Typing "
text* for "starts with text"
*text for "ends with text"
text (equivalent to
*" (without the quotes) will
sort an MRU list without filtering.
- Added: A (global) list of directories that should be
excluded from all lists can now be defined (open the file "
in the Emaroo installation directory for more information).
- Fixed: On the Explorer tab, "
entries were sometimes shown as being unavailable even if the server was
Version 1.1 (released 2010-10-23)
- Added: Tab page for Windows Explorer, showing
directories that were recently entered into the address bar.
- Added: Accelerator keys for selecting tab pages by
- Fixed: Overlay icons of shell extensions not appearing in new
Windows Explorer instances on some 64bit Systems.
- Changed: Ctrl+<digit> does no longer
switch to a specific tab page. Use the accelerator key for the tab page
(Alt+<key>) instead. The Ctrl+<digit>
hotkeys will be used in a different way in future versions.
Version 1.0 (released 2010-10-03)
How to pin Emaroo to the Task Bar
There are quite a few users of Windows 7 and up who have never pinned
anything to their task bar even though it's a standard Windows feature. If
Emaroo is already running, right-click the Emaroo icon in the task bar and
select "Pin this program to taskbar" from the popup menu.
Tip: After pinning, drag the icon to the first or
second position on the task bar so you can use the key combinations Win+1
or Win+2 which are easy to hit.