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TrayStatus Change Log

v4.8 • September 5, 2023

  • Note: This is the last version of TrayStatus that will install and run on Windows 7/8
  • Change: Double-clicking the hard drive activity indicator (when separate indicators per drive are enabled) will open File Explorer
  • Fix: Tray indicators are no longer hung while the Settings window is open

v4.7.1 • May 1, 2023

  • Fix: Settings export fix

v4.7 • April 12, 2023

  • Change: Upgraded to .NET 7 framework (OS support is now Win 10 1607 and higher)
  • Change: Win 7, Win 8/8.1, and Win 10 versions lower than 1607 are no longer supported
  • Change: Dark Mode theme added (settings window)
  • Fix: Minor UI issues
  • Fix: Resolved an issue with not being able to activate more than 1 tray icon
  • Fix: UI scaling and dark theme improvements
  • Fix: Drive letter overlays are no longer too small
  • Fix: Lock Key State Trigger rules now fire when TrayStatus starts
  • Fix: Mapped network drives no longer get tray icons when Hard Drive Activity indicators are enabled
  • Fix: Added an additional step to the Fix Performance Counters script
  • Fix: Resolved an issue that caused TrayStatus to take a long time to startup
  • Fix: Resolved some UI issues
  • Fix: Installer updates

v4.6 • December 14, 2021

  • Change: Minor tweaks to the Settings window UI
  • Change: Added an option to force a modifier key state to enabled or disabled (for example, you can force NumLock to always be on)
  • Change: If performance counters can't load, the error prompt will now ask if you'd like to attempt an automated repair
  • Change: Trigger rules now fire in order and a "catch-all" rule applies if other rules don't match
  • Fix: CPU performance counter fix
  • Fix: Performance counter stats in edit window for custom counters now update correctly

v4.5 • May 4, 2021

  • Change: New trigger rule type, "After no Match" allows you to specify key states for all windows that didn't match any specific rules
  • Change: UI updates

v4.4 • August 25, 2020

  • Change: Added option to Trigger rules to not revert key state after program loses focus

v4.3 • August 25, 2020

  • Change: Added Roya and Loya indicators
  • Fix: Caps Lock, Num Lock, Scroll Lock tooltips are now localized
  • Fix: Kana Lock and Kana Shift fixes

v4.2 • June 24, 2020

  • Advanced setting and installer switch to skip first run open of the settings window
  • Drive letter covers part of the write (down) arrow on the hard drive indicator
  • Hard Drive Activity indicators get jumbled when plugging in a USB stick
  • Can't launch under multiple user

v4.1 • November 27, 2019

  • Added anonymized telemetry for crashes (you can disable this with an Advanced Setting)
  • Physical Disk Hard Drive Activity indicators now overlay the disk number instead of a random drive letter from that disk (disable the "Use PhysicalDisk..." checkbox to show the drive letters instead)
  • Hard Drive Activity indicators no longer faded
  • Hard Drive Activity indicators for removable drives now update automatically
  • General performance improvements

v4.0 • May 22, 2019

  • Added a Triggers feature for automatically toggling caps/num/scroll lock keys
  • Added an option to customize the colour of the drive letter overlays for Hard Drive Activity indicators
  • Added an option to use separate indicators for each logical drive letter instead of each physical drive
  • Added a 'Fix Performance Counters' button in the Settings window
  • More languages included
  • Double-clicking a tray icon now correctly toggles that key
  • Restoring settings now uses the custom backup path when it's configured
  • Resolved an issue that caused the tray icons to get moved around, or moved to the overflow constantly

v3.2 • July 30, 2018

  • More languages included
  • Hard drive icons now show the drive letters
  • 'TrayStatus Settings' is now a shortcut in the Start Menu for easier access
  • UI now updates correctly after changing licenses or languages

v3.1 • September 16, 2016

  • More languages included
  • Tray balloon messages now work as expected
  • Double-clicking a tray icon now fires on mouse up, not mouse down

v3.0 • September 13, 2016

  • Introducing TrayStatus Pro! All of your existing free features will remain free, check out the new Pro features today!
  • New Status Indicator: Kana Lock
  • New Status Indicator: CPU Usage (Pro only)
  • New Status Indicator: Memory Usage (Pro only)
  • New Status Indicator: Audio Playback Status (Pro only)
  • You can now create custom status indicators based on Windows Performance Counters (Pro only)
  • You can now use different icon themes, or create your own
  • Option to show separate activity icons for each hard drive (Pro only)
  • Option to play a sound when a key is toggled on/off (Pro only)
  • Option to only show key status indicators (like Num Lock) when they're toggled on (Pro only)
  • Double-click a key status indicator (like Num Lock) to toggle that key
  • Now localized into more languages (Want to help translate into your language? Contact us!)
  • Resolved an issue where notifications might be shown for disabled status icons

v2.2.1 • August 18, 2016

  • Resolved an issue where the tray notifications were showing all the time, even when the setting was disabled

v2.2 • August 17, 2016

  • Added a new option to show a tray notification when a key status changes
  • General performance and stability improvements
  • App.Config file was missing in the installer, it's included now
  • No longer crashes when enabling the hard drive icon on a fresh install

v2.1 • August 10, 2016

  • All new icons with a consistent theme similar to Windows 10
  • Hard drive activity icon defaults to disabled for new installations
  • High-resolution icons for people using DPI-scaling
  • General performance and stability improvements

v2.0.2 • May 12, 2016

  • Now targeting the .NET Framework 4.0, which will automatically install during setup if needed

v2.0.1 • March 14, 2016

  • Updater improvements
  • General performance and stability improvements
  • Code signing now uses SHA256 for compatibility with future Windows Updates
  • Added an "Our Apps" tab to the settings window with details about other great Binary Fortress apps (you can disable this tab in the Advanced Settings if you don't want it)

v2.0 • November 4, 2015

  • New settings interface
  • Fully Windows 10 tested and compatible
  • Resolved an issue where error notifications were constantly flashing in Windows 10
  • Resolved an issue where only selecting WIN status didn't let you save the settings

v1.2.3 • April 5, 2011

  • TrayStatus will no longer duplicate the system tray icons in some situations
  • The system tray menu now looks correct when a custom colour scheme is used