Major New Version: jv16 PowerTools 7.6 (build 1498)

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Major New Version: jv16 PowerTools 7.6 (build 1498)

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A big new version release for today: jv16 PowerTools is 7.6 is now released and it can be downloaded from here:

https://jv16powertools.com/downloads/jv16pt_setup.exe

If you are about to review or write something about our product, please take a few seconds and see our Review Guide here: https://jv16powertools.com/downloads/jv ... _guide.pdf

This is a major update and it brings one new tool and major improvements to the existing tools.

The new tool is slightly special, because it is a standalone app. It's called Startup Timer and it allows you to measure how long it exactly takes your computer to fully start up, and it will also list which apps or system processes are slowing down your Windows startup time the most.

Since this is a standalone app, you can launch it from the Start Menu > Programs > jv16 PowerTools > Startup Timer, or by running the StartupTimer_portable.exe from the app's installation folder (c:\program files (x86)\jv16 PowerTools\StartupTimer_portable.exe).

The new version also contains many improvements to the existing tools, this time especially the Software Uninstaller has been improved. Both in regards of performance and accuracy.

To give you some idea of the accuracy of the new Software Uninstaller, this is how it compares to Bulk Crap Uninstaller, IObit Uninstaller and Revo Uninstaller Pro:
https://jv16powertools.com/windows-unin ... ison-2022/


How to update your jv16 PowerTools: Simply install the new version over any previous 7.x version. No uninstallation of jv16 PowerTools is needed or recommended when updating. Only if you are running version 6.x or older, then you should uninstall the old version before installing the new one. To activate your existing license, simply download the app using the download link above, install the program and use the My Account tool after the program has started. This naturally also works if your trial period has ended but you have since bought a license.

As always: I am here to build and improve this product for you. If there is anything in the new version that you don't like, or you think we should make better, please, do let me know! Nothing makes me happier than hearing your feedback and making the program better for you.


Here is the full Change Log and other Release Notes:

jv16 PowerTools Change Log Since 7.5.1.1480

Improvements:
1) New tool: Startup Timer. Startup Timer is a new standalone tool which allows you to measure exactly how long it takes for Windows to start and also to see which apps are slowing the system startup the most.
2) Improved the performance of the System Fixer and System Cleaner.
3) Initial Setup now runs faster.
4) Closing the program now happens faster.
5) Updated many translations, including Dutch, Finnish and Swedish.
6) Improved the progress reporting of Software Uninstaller.
7) Improved the accuracy of Software Uninstaller.
8) The System Fixer's dummy folder detection module now detects more left-over folder types.
9) The tools now open and close smoother with less UI elements moving around.

Fixes:
1) The category selector in System Fixer and System Cleaner does not always work properly.
2) The result listing of System Fixer and System Cleaner can start to flicker if items are unchecked.
3) In some rare cases, the app could display 'SharedButtons' as the caption of each button. This could happen if updating jv16 PowerTools to a new version failed to replace some files.
4) The loading graphic could sometimes show up in a location other than the center of the app window.
5) Using the categories menu in System Fixer and System Cleaner to hide items from the result list could sometimes fail, because all of the manually unchecked categories were automatically re-checked by the app.
6) Using the Analyze button in Software Uninstaller could sometimes automatically select only some of the unused apps instead all of them.


Known issues:
1) The Russian translation does not work. Trying to use it may cause error message "Slava Ukraini" to be displayed.
2) When in Dark Mode, moving the mouse cursor over checkboxes or radio buttons can cause these components to either flash white or remain to be displayed with a white background. Moving the mouse cursor over the same components fixes the issue. This is a cosmetic issue we are working on trying to fix. This bug can also occur in earlier versions of jv16 PowerTools.
3) Running System Fixer, System Cleaner or Software Uninstaller scan can in some rare cases result in a blank screen instead of the scan progress screen. This is a rare cosmetic issue, the actual scan is running but the scan progress screen fails to show.
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Re: Major New Version: jv16 PowerTools 7.6 (build 1498)

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Menu > System Fixer issue

1) Menu > Tools > System Fixer doesn't work. When you click on System Fixer in that menu, nothing happens :?

2) Besides the translation of the string "System Fixer" is missing there, though that translation is correct on the Home page > Main Tools.
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Re: Major New Version: jv16 PowerTools 7.6 (build 1498)

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Dutch translation (v9.eight) for jv16 PowerTools 7.6 (build 1498)

This is the updated Dutch translation (version 9.eight) for build 1498.
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Re: Major New Version: jv16 PowerTools 7.6 (build 1498)

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redseujac wrote: Thu Sep 15, 2022 7:57 pm Menu > System Fixer issue

1) Menu > Tools > System Fixer doesn't work. When you click on System Fixer in that menu, nothing happens :?

2) Besides the translation of the string "System Fixer" is missing there, though that translation is correct on the Home page > Main Tools.
Both of these issues are now fixed, thank you for reporting! These fixes will be included to the next released version of the app.
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Re: Major New Version: jv16 PowerTools 7.6 (build 1498)

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redseujac wrote: Thu Sep 15, 2022 8:03 pm Dutch translation (v9.eight) for jv16 PowerTools 7.6 (build 1498)

This is the updated Dutch translation (version 9.eight) for build 1498.

Dutch(v9.8).zip
Received, thank you! This will be included to the next released version of the app as well.
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Re: Major New Version: jv16 PowerTools 7.6 (build 1498)

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The jv16 home page needs to be updated to show the latest version of jv16

If it is not too much trouble, would you install the logic in the Startup Timer to open the Startup Timer on the main monitor for multiple monitor systems.
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Re: Major New Version: jv16 PowerTools 7.6 (build 1498)

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siliconman01 wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 11:08 am The jv16 home page needs to be updated to show the latest version of jv16
It has been updated, you are probably seeing some cached version of the website. Please try to reload and/or use the private/incognito browser window to view the page to confirm you are not seeing any cached version.
siliconman01 wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 11:08 am If it is not too much trouble, would you install the logic in the Startup Timer to open the Startup Timer on the main monitor for multiple monitor systems.
A good idea and not too much trouble at all! Will be done for the next released version.
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Re: Major New Version: jv16 PowerTools 7.6 (build 1498)

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The homepage has always shown the right (most recent) build (1498) on my system (browsers Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome).
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Re: Major New Version: jv16 PowerTools 7.6 (build 1498)

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It's not totally self-intuitive that the user needs to press "Return" on the keyboard to start the search when the finder box is used. Perhaps a "start search" button should be added above the finder box, eh?
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Re: Major New Version: jv16 PowerTools 7.6 (build 1498)

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I also wonder/feel that the Finder should honor the IGNORE list, particularly disk drives such as D:\, E:\. etc.
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