PCWB Documentation - Update History

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Features / Improvements Bug Fixes
May 11, 2021
  • Important (I): optimized the internal data structure to make the program run more efficiently and avoid any resource conflicts.
  • I: greatly optimized software texts for Portuguese (Brazil).
  • Optimized internal efficiency.
Apr 28, 2021
  • Important (I): greatly improved the stability of program.
  • I: fully supports native Turkish.
  • I: Greatly optimized software texts for French.
  • Optimized software texts from German.
  • Optimized internal efficiency.
  • If the computer uses a non-Gregorian calendar (such as Buddhist calendar, Islamic calendar, etc.), the valid license may be judged as expired.
Nov 06, 2020
  • Optimized the license verifying module.
  • Optimized internal efficiency.
  • Greatly optimized the Ukrainian.
  • Important (I): on some European computers, if no Windows Media Player installed, the Option interface cannot be opened.
May 20, 2020
  • Important (I): can play the break start/end sounds even if you have not installed Windows Media Player.
  • I: optimized the software texts for all the 19 languages.
  • Plays the selected sound instantly on the "Options" interface.
  • Added "Update history" function to the "Help" button.
  • Can display program logo in system "Apps & features" list.
  • Optimized the FAQ.
  • Changed "Get/Retrieve Your License (Free)" menu item to "Lost License Key?" to eliminate ambiguity.
  • Optimized internal efficiency.
  • I: setting "Startup position" as "System tray" is not working.
  • I: sometimes, the break indicator will prompt you the next break that in the "No break periods" settings.
May 20, 2018

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  • Important (I): can display the up/down arrows on the sorted column header for all data lists.
  • I: fully supports native Slovenščina.
  • I: "Break settings" interface: supports to double-click a break setting to view its demo.
  • I: changed the <Cancel> button to <Stop> on the Break interface, more accurate.
  • Optimized internal efficiency.
Aug 06, 2017

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  • Important: fully supports native Українська.
  • Important: sorts the data by [Start time] in descending order by default on the "Statistics" interface.
  • Optimized the appearance of the date pickers on the "Statistics" interface.
  • Optimized internal efficiency.
  • Optimized official website.
Apr 07, 2017

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  • Important (I): added a switch to the center of the main interface for turning on/off all prompts (in previous versions, click here will open product homepage).
  • I: supports to back up and restore data.
  • I: added the context menu to the tray icon, includes 3 features: Show, Turn off/on and Exit.
  • I: added "Run it when PC boots" option (in previous, PCWB will always autostart, cannot be set).
  • I: does not show the main interface when right-click tray icon, now show the context menu.
  • I: does not install PCWB to "User Application Data" folder forcibly.
  • Optimized the layout of summary area for "Statistics" interface.
  • Added the "Video tutorial" to the help menu.
  • Optimized internal efficiency.
  • Optimized the software texts for Italian.
Sep 13, 2016
  • Important: added the "Delay" feature and corresponding option. When you really have an important work need to finish, and do not want to effect the statistics, it is useful.
  • Important: automatically ends software process when shut down or restart Windows, in order to let you do a smooth shutting down or restarting.
  • Important: if you have not specified the break demo, uses a default common break demo for you.
  • Important: on the "Break settings" interface, you can double-click the picture to open it in the default image viewer.
  • Optimized the font, color, layout for some interfaces, more beautiful and friendlier.
  • Optimized software texts.
  • Optimized website texts.
  • Added the shortcut keys to the tooltips of some buttons.
  • Removed the "Add to Quick Launch Bar" option from the installer, because from Win Vista, it has no meaning.
  • Some texts cannot be fully shown in a few languages, such as Russian.
Jun 22, 2016
  • Important: fully supports native 日本語.
  • Important: fully supports native 한국어.
  • Important: friendlier UI - uses the local format to display the date and time strings, friendlier.
  • Important: no longer puts the autostart shortcut under "Common Startup" menu (replace it with "User Startup" menu), because you cannot decide for others!
  • Optimized the text format of license agreement for installer, let it to be easier to read.
  • Optimized the filter of sound/demo chooser (the old one is too long).
  • Optimized internal efficiency.
  • Optimized the English texts of software (interfaces and message boxes) , especially, standardized the initial capital.
  • In some Countries/regions, the date filter of Statistics interface may cannot be fully shown.
May 24, 2016
  • Important: uses the Segoe UI font which is used in Vista ~ Win10 and highly recommended by Microsoft for all interfaces, makes PCWB to be more beautiful and friendlier greatly.
  • Important: fully supports native Русский.
  • Important: fully supports native Nederlands.
  • Optimized and fixed some texts of previous 13 languages.
  • Beautified, optimized and standardized all interfaces (spacing, margins, alignment, etc.)
  • Added an appropriate splitter to the languages selection menu, let it friendlier.
  • Changed the format of all screenshots on the website from GIF to PNG, in order to let you see the original and most clear appearance of the product.
  • Uses the new company logo on the "About..." and Splash interfaces.
Apr 09, 2016
  • Important: fully supports native Deutsch, Español and Français.
  • Important: provides the process wrapper (automatically) to avoid abnormal exiting.
  • Optimized and fixed some texts of previous 10 languages.
  • Optimized and fixed some texts of the website.
  • Added the proper icon to all system dialog boxes, and all of these dialog boxes support pressing <Esc> to close.
  • Does not ask you if exit the program when found a new version manually and you selected exit program & upgrade version.
  • Optimized the installer, simplified the installing steps.
  • A little text error in license agreement of the installer.
Oct 08, 2015
  • Important: perfected UI effect for any system DPI setting, in any supported Operating Systems (system DPI setting: in Windows 7, it can be changed at "Control Panel -> Appearance and Personalization -> Display -> Make text and other items larger or smaller").
  • Standardized and optimized the text color of the 4 main module buttons (lets them follow system color setting).
  • Optimized one English text.
Sep 24, 2015
  • Important: fully supports native Tiếng Việt.
  • Important: Supports Windows 10.
  • Important: Moved the language list from the Options interface to main interface. More user-friendly.
  • Important: uses Golden Ratio for the start position of the main and splash interfaces.
  • Optimized the UI, made the more user-friendly display for the size and location of all UI elements, for all interfaces and all languages.
  • Optimized online documentation.
  • Optimized two Traditional Chinese texts.
  • Changed "Microsoft Internet Explorer" string to "Microsoft Web Browser", because Windows 10 uses Microsoft Edge, for consistency, now calls them as "Microsoft Web Browser".
  • The texts of Traditional Chinese installer are too small in Windows 10.
  • Important: fixed an internal serious bug that may occur, about date and time calculating.
Aug 05, 2015
  • Optimized English, Español (México), Magyar, Italiano, Lietuvių, Polski and Português (Brasil) texts.
Jul 29, 2015
  • Important: fully supports native Magyar.
  • Optimized the Español (México) texts.
  • Sorts the languages listbox of the installer according to the native language names.
Jun 11, 2015
  • Important: fully supports native Lietuvių.
Jun 09, 2015
  • Important: fully supports native Español (México).
  • Optimized the Polski interfaces.
  • Optimized the Italiano and Polski texts.
  • Optimized the texts of "Find Us on facebook/Google+/Twitter" menu items.
Jun 01, 2015
  • Important: fully supports native Polski.
  • Optimized the Italiano interfaces.
May 31, 2015
  • Important: fully supports native Italiano.
  • Optimized the appearance of license information on the main interface (uses new line to display the licensed PC number).
  • Optimized the Português (Brasil) language texts and interfaces.
  • Optimized the 简体中文 & 繁體中文 language texts.
  • Important: if the trial version is expired, it shows the purchase prompts too frequently, even, shows twice after started.
  • In English version, the [Language] list has not shortcut key on the Options interface.
  • Fixed some errors for Português (Brasil) language texts.
May 16, 2015
  • Important: fully supports native Portuguese (Brazil).
  • Important: displays progress when saving break settings.
  • Important: provides you with the non-watermark version of the predefined demos (software and website).
  • Important: now the installer supports multi-language also, and let you choose when install. Even, PCWB can directly use the language that selected during installing.
  • Important: added many features under the <Help> button.
  • Important: moved all actions which need to run the default email client to the online webpages, in order to avoid the confusion if who has not a default email client.
  • Reduced the size of installer (gave up some inaccurate language and made duplicate image resources as single).
  • Used langs.xml to replace langs.db languages file, more lightweight and easier to add a new language.
  • Made the clearer icons.
  • Enhanced error handling capability to make more stable version.
  • Open translation interface for multi-language version.
  • Published as shareware.
  • Now can drag and drop the product name and license labels to move the main interface.
  • Uses the new language to show the "saved successfully" prompt after changed the language.
  • Friendlier to open the online or local resources (the container of opened resources (Windows Explorer or a Web Browser) can get focus automatically).
  • Optimized the texts of software, website and documentation.
  • Now you can easily to open the database folder, in order to send to us during technical support.
  • Added the shortcut key <F1> for "Online Help" menu item.
  • Optimized the software icon, and let it to support "Extra Large Icon" and "Large Icon" modes in Windows Vista+ systems.
  • Uses more accurate and stringent method to determine database file is lost or broken.
  • Lets system tray icon always be visible.
  • Adjusted the layout of main interface and beautify main interface.
  • Optimized the UI font.
  • Optimized the source code to improve efficiency.
  • Performance tuning for the data list boxes.
  • Supports pressing <Del> key to delete data in the data list boxes.
  • Important: PCWB may crash when first run.
  • Important: the main interface MAY disappear if did these operations for the system tray icon: double-click / quickly right-click and then click / only right-click after program ran a long time. And you need to end corresponding process and run it again to solve this problem.
  • Important: gave up some languages that translated without human, such as Russian, Korean, Spanish, etc. This version only keeps English, Português (Brasil), 简体中文 and 繁体中文.
  • Important: changed entry "暂停" to "休息" for 简体中文 and changed entry "暫停" to "休息" for 繁體中文。
  • Fixed some grammar and spelling errors for the texts of software, website and documentation.
  • After changed the language, the license label of main interface will change to "16 Days Trial".
  • May open the online help twice when press <F1> on the main interface.
Nov 23, 2012
  • Reduced the size of downloadable file.
  • Made the installer.
  • Cannot display the tooltip of the product logo on the About window.
Dec 15, 2011
  • Made it as Freeware.
Jul 24, 2011
  • New release.