SimpleActivityLogger v2.3.1 released

SimpleActivityLogger v2.3.1 is now available for immediate download.

This is a maintenance release that addresses a defect report submitted by a user, and is specifically for people who want to stay with v2.x rather than upgrading to v3.x

What’s New?

  • Can now log system startup.
  • Fixed a defect where the service dependencies weren't getting registered with the Windows Service Control Manager (SCM) meaning that there was a race condition between the SAL logging service starting and the Windows System Event Notification Service (SENS) starting. In exceptionally rare circumstances, this caused SAL to report an ‘out of memory’ error with SENS.
  • The viewer now checks that the SAL logging service is running and notifies the user if it is not.
  • Minor improvements to the installer.

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SimpleMonitorOff v2.0.0 released

SimpleMonitorOff v2.0.0 is now available for immediate download.

What’s New?

  • Integration with SimpleActivityLogger.
  • Fixed several defects to do with Fast User Switching.
  • Guards against a startup race condition where the user logs on and immediately locks the console.

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SimpleActivityLogger v3.0.0 released

SimpleActivityLogger v3.0.0 is now available for immediate download.

What’s New?

Logging service

  • A complete rewrite to use the Windows Event Log for logging events, rather than a text file.
  • Logging of System Startup, Suspend, and Restore, in addition to the existing Shutdown event.
  • Logging of Power events.
  • Logging of User Presence events and “Away Mode”.
  • Logging of activity by SimpleMonitorOff.
  • Errors and warnings encountered by the SimpleActivityLogger service are now logged to the ‘Application’ area of the Windows Event Log.
  • All events are now logged, regardless of the viewer settings (which are now a filter).
  • The Windows System Event Notification Service (SENS) is now only used to detect Screensaver Start & Stop, and Session Reconnect. Everything else now uses more modern technologies.

Viewer application

  • Updated look and feel to align with current versions of Windows, making use of the Microsoft Fluid UI and a Ribbon bar.
  • On startup, the application now checks that the service is running.
  • The About box has had an overhaul, and now displays the version of the application and the service, and also the status of the service.
  • Proper HtmlHelp throughout.
  • You can now check if there is an update available, either automatically upon startup or manually.
  • All settings are now stored in the registry rather than in the settings.ini file, and are stored on a per-user basis.

NOTE: This version drops support for Windows XP, and is compatible with Windows Vista onwards.

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SimpleMonitorOff v1.0.3 released

SimpleMonitorOff v1.0.3 is now available for immediate download.

What’s New?

  • Fixed a minor defect where, when using a fingerprint reader, sometimes the screen(s) will not wake up upon unlock.

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SimpleMonitorOff v1.0.2 released

SimpleMonitorOff v1.0.2 is now available for immediate download.

What’s New?

  • Fixed a minor defect where, under rare circumstances, the monitor(s) might momentarily power off again after unlocking.

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SimpleMonitorOff v1.0.0 released

SimpleMonitorOff v1.0.0 is now available for immediate download.

There are no release notes as this is the initial version.

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SimpleActivityLogger v2.3.0 released

SimpleActivityLogger v2.3.0 is now available for immediate download.

What’s New?

  • Can now log the powering off and powering on of the primary monitor (requires Windows Vista or later).
  • Updated the application icon.

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SimpleActivityLogger v2.2.0 released

SimpleActivityLogger v2.2.0 is now available for immediate download.

What’s New?

  • Can now display the user’s Full Name (if set) instead of the username.
  • A “settings changed” log message is now appended to the log the moment the Apply button is clicked in the Settings dialog, rather than when the dialog is closed.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented SimpleActivityLogger v2.1.x from running under Windows XP.
  • Tweaked the service load order so that the SimpleActivityLogger service loads much sooner, and so captures the initial logon event. (Note: Not Windows XP)
  • The installer now displays the version number, and also has various other minor improvements.

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SimpleActivityLogger v2.1.1 released

SimpleActivityLogger v2.1.1 is now available for immediate download.

What’s New?

  • Fixed a bug where tooltips were not being displayed.
  • Tooltips can now be enabled or disabled via a menu setting.
  • Fixed a bug where the AutoRefresh menu setting was not being persisted.

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