We are pleased to announce the final release of Zentimo 1.1, which has been under development since August. We have added more than a dozen new features, made UI more polished and greatly improved stability of the program. See below the full list of changes or just download the program if you read our previous beta posts.
What’s new in this version since Zentimo 1.0?
Disabling of Windows Autorun & Autoplay
One of the most requested features for Zentimo was an ability to fight with Autorun viruses. We do not want to compete with antivirus software so we decided to add a dumb but a hundred-percent guaranteed way to get rid of autorun viruses on your computer: option to fully disable native Windows autorun & autoplay features. Autorun viruses infect your computer through windows autorun & autoplay so by disabling them fully the autorun viruses just won’t run.
You can disable Windows autorun & autoplay through the Local or Global Autorun settings.
Reworked main icon
We have redesigned Zentimo’s main icon making it more attractive and cheerful.
Improved device menu
Now device menu has much more pleasant behavior when you hover mouse over it. It doesn’t blink as the menu of v.1.0 when you hover mouse over it and the controls aren’t overlapped by their hints.
Ability to power off drives on stopping
When you safely remove the device in Windows XP it powers the device off – in case of a flash drive its led was switched off and in case of a portable hard drive it was spun down. But Microsoft changed this behavior in Vista and it still exists in Win 7: after you stop the device on these OSes the hard drive continue spinning and flash drive continue lighting. All modern hard drives park theirs heads automatically when you unplug them so in theory this behavior shouldn’t lead to data looses or drive damages. But in practice the hard drive usually sound strangely when you unplug them on run and this makes a hard drive owner being a bit nervous when he hears that.
If you wish to power off your drives after their stopping go to the Program Options and enable the “Power off the device after the device stopping” option:
Then reboot the computer and enjoy the desired behavior of your drives.
Bunch of other new features:
- Possibility to unfix drive letters for not connected devices
- TrueCrypt integration improvements: mounting from the menu, custom parameters for mounting the volumes
- Quick Settings Wizard for new users
- Settings import from ‘USB Safely Remove’ on installation
- Changing the license key if one is expired
- ClearType and system font support
- “Copy to clipboard” button was added to Speed Test Results window
- Predefined templates to run Total Commander and Explorer were added to the Global Autorun
- Ability to eject\return CD\DVD-ROM tray
And a lot of bug-fixes:
- The tray right click context menu sometimes didn’t hide
- Hints in the device menu overlapped the controls
- Some dialogs can be displayed behind the device menu
- Drive letters on pop-up systray balloon now are displayed more appropriately
- The quick-menu didn’t close automatically if a device is stopped by pressing “Enter” key
- The error of connection to service on attempt to return two devices at the same time
- An animation of device stopping was hanging even if a device was not stopped yet
- The results of device speed test was not correct if the test was interrupted before it finished
- Native “Safely Remove Hardware” icon sometimes didn’t hide
- TrueCrypt volumes couldn’t be mounted if TrueCrypt container path contains spaces
- “Stop All” feature didn’t function properly in many cases
- The program sometimes couldn’t add TrueCrypt volume when user set it up
- “Properties” window by clicking the “OK” button
- “Stop device” button was displayed for card reader in case if ”Never disconnect card reader” option is enabled
- The quick launch menu sometimes didn’t fit into the screen
- Autorun processes didn’t launch if an application path contained a system environment variable
As usually we are constantly improving Zentimo so feel free to send us any your notes or suggestions for future development.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!