Tag: WindowsLogic Productions Vivian

Vivian 10.1.0.1

Vivian 10.1.0.1

I’ve released a new version of Vivian, changes and download are below:

1. Fixed a bug where ‘Select All’ would not work on the address and search bar.
2. Fixed a bug where ‘Quick Start’ would appear even if start-up settings were changed.
3. Updated malicious website blocker.
4. Custom colours now translate to when you hover over a browser button.
5. Under the hood improvements to make Vivian more usable.

Download it here.

Vivian 10.1.0.0

Vivian 10.1.0.0

I’ve released a new version of Vivian, changes and download are below:

1. Updated to .NET Framework 4.6.1. Windows XP and Vista are no longer supported.
2. Under the hood improvements to make the application run faster.
3. Added ‘Background Colour’ to ‘Web Studio’ so you can now change the text editor’s
background colour.
4. Added ‘Word Wrap’ to ‘Web Studio’.
5. Changed the design of the ‘Web Studio Start’ dialogue slightly.
6. Added link to the ‘Settings Panel’ in ‘Web Studio’.
7. Added a link to the Software Agreement page on the ‘About’ dialogue.
8. Moved the website security link next to the address bar.
9. Fixed a bug where clicking from tab to tab would not update the address or title bar.
10. Fixed a bug where selecting more than 30 characters would cause the right click menu
to become bigger than the screen.
11. Tab text is now locked to 22 characters.
12. Added a right click menu for the address bar and search bar.
13. Hovering over an active tab now displays the full document title.
14. Added ‘Select All’ to browser right click menu.
15. Removed ‘Cut’ from the browser right click menu as it was useless.
16. Fixed a bug where the ‘Paste’ right click menu option would not work in the browser.
17. The ‘Status Bar’ is now smaller so it gets in the way less.
18. ‘Update Prompt’ no longer displays in the Taskbar.
19. Fixed a bug on the ‘Updater’ where it would disappear if there were no new updates.

Download it here.

Vivian 10.0.1.1

Vivian 10.0.1.1

We’ve released a new version of Vivian, changes and download are below:

1. Fixed a bug which would cause an exception when searching on any search engine.
2. Fixed a bug which would not allow you to cut, copy and paste the contents of this application
on another application.
3. Fixed a bug where creating new CSS or HTML document on ‘Web Studio’ would not work
properly.
4. Updated malicious website blocker.
5. Changed ‘About’ dialogue sound.

Download it here.

Vivian 10.0.1.0

Vivian 10.0.1.0

We’ve released a new version of Vivian, changes and download are below:

1. Fixed a bug where the back button on the ‘Web Studio’ Settings Panel would not work.
2. Updated the malicious website blocker.
3. Updated malicious website blocker dialogue to match the style of the application.
4. Added error sound to error dialogues.
5. Changed default search engine to DuckDuckGo.
6. The status bar is now smaller allowing for more of your content to be displayed.
7. Fixed a bug where DuckDuckGo wouldn’t search.
8. Fixed a bug which would not allow the user to change the home page.
9. Fixed a bug where Quick Start would not resize when resizing or maximising the window.
10. Fixed a bug where the minimum size of the main window was not set correctly
11. Fixed a bug where the save dialogue for Web Studio wouldn’t show up.
12. Fixed a bug where fonts and colours would not work when editing CSS.
13. Saving from the Unsaved Changes dialogue now shows the correct options.
14. Fixed a bug which prevented menu options from working when editing CSS on Web Studio.
15. Fixed a bug where typing special characters into the address bar would crash the application.
16. Removed messages that appear when changing font or colour on Web Studio.

Download it here.

Vivian 10.0.0.0

Vivian 10.0.0.0

We’ve released a new version of Vivian, changes and download are below:

1. Selecting ‘Feedback’ from the menu or Quick Start now opens the page in the current tab.
2. Added browser status and link readability.
3. Added secure document detector.
4. Disabled IE context menu and added new context menu.
5. Added tab context menu.
6. Vivian now closes when there are no more tabs left to close.
7. Double-clicking a tab now closes it.
8. Changed name of ‘HTML Studio’ to ‘Web Studio’. (Web Studio now supports CSS as well
as HTML.)
9. Added ‘Site Security’ dialogue to provide more information on site encryption.
10. Fixed a bug that would make Windows beep when searching for something.

Download it here.

Summer 2018 Plans

Summer 2018 Plans

I’ve got some plans for my stuff over the summer and I’d love to share them with all of my readers. As many of you know, this year has been quite a bumpy year already with various hacking attempts on my servers and people trying to take my services down (most people who use our services on a regular basis didn’t like that as you would imagine). We did plan to keep the Fighting is Magic: Aurora April Fools build available until the 8th April but that’s when the hacking started so we had to sort that out instead, sorry for all of the people who wanted to try the build out but didn’t get a chance to. Anyway, onto the plans;

  1. I plan to release new updates and features for Fighting is Magic: Aurora, Hub and Vivian.
  2. I’m going to rework my servers to make our services even more accessible for people on slower Internet connections, this includes Remote Desktop Connections sessions on my Community VM.
  3. We’re going to make a new sub-domain for my service statuses so you can get an overview of what’s up, what’s being maintained and what’s down. This site will also serve as a place for quick updates on what the situation is with services or server issues.
  4. I’m going to be updating my Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Software Agreement to make it more appealing to read while also giving you the information you need to know.
  5. I’m going to be making an actual website page for Fighting is Magic: Aurora as people are confused on where to go to download the game, that’s understandable and I see your concern. I’ll be working on this page and hope to get it up soon.

So, those are the plans for summer 2018, are you excited? I am excited to provide you with better services every single day and these plans are going to be amazing moving forward as they provide more clarity over everything we do and what we want for our users.

Thank you for reading this news and we hope to start providing you better services, starting late May 2018.

Google Thinks It’s Okay to Scan Your Hard Disk

Google Thinks It’s Okay to Scan Your Hard Disk

There’s been a recent update to Google Chrome which is called “Clean Up Computer” and this was added in the version 65 update a few weeks ago without my knowledge or anyone’s for that matter as it was not even once mentioned in the update log for Chrome 65. This feature apparently “finds and deletes malware on your computer” with a button, but there is also a setting which is very dubious which says the following;

What this suggests to me and many others of the same volition is that Google is actually scanning all of your hard disks and most probably collecting data about your files and folders on your computer. We at WindowsLogic Productions recommend you turn this off so you’re more safe online and not unwillingly giving your data to Google. In theory this could even suggest they are actually downloading data from your computer and keeping it to find out more about you, scary stuff.

But that’s not all that Chrome collects… If you search, “privacy” in the Chrome settings, you’ll find a list of settings which are also quite dubious in the way they’re presented;

When your Google Chrome privacy settings look like mine above, you’re safe to start browsing on the Internet again. You can also gain more privacy with a VPN (Virtual Private Network), but these usually have a fee. Another option is by using a different browser which doesn’t track data such as Vivian ESR or Mozilla Firefox.

Thank you for reading this post about how you can stay safer when using Google Chrome!