5.2 Betas

GetRight 5.2 Betas

Woo Hoo! 5.2 is officially released. All the details about bugs/fixes/improvements thru the various betas are below.

We are proud to announce the release of two new programs!
Geek Superhero and Desktop Armor

These two pieces of software are "twins." The only difference between them is the name and the attitude...
Each program is a collection of utilities to keep your computer running smoother, safer, and faster. They warn you about changes to many important settings on your computer, letting you decide whether to keep the change!

Geek Superhero is the 'fun' version with colorful graphics and superhero character watching over your computer.
Download Geek Superhero Trial version here!

Desktop Armor is the 'business' version that is very straightforward and clean looking.
Download Desktop Armor Trial version here!

Improvements and Bug Fixes in 5.2 betas

If you find any bugs in this beta version, please send email to tell us about them so we can fix them! (Bugs Found so far...)

Fixes & Improvements in 5.2 Release:
  • Better click monitoring built in for a bunch of other browsers. Included the Plugin click monitoring built in to support Mozilla/Firefox/Netscape. And used the "Send URL to External Program" built in to support Opera.
    Fixes & Improvements in Beta 5:
  • A few more fixes in the newer click monitoring. Fixed Netscape 4.x and the option for prompting didn't work right.
  • And added an option on the Monitor--Types & Options so you can choose to use the "classic" click monitoring method; which will still work perfectly fine for anybody without Windows XP Service Pack 2.
  • New version of the protection system; they fixed a few bugs.
  • And as always, a few other little things I'm forgetting.
    Fixes & Improvements in Beta 4/4b:
  • In Beta 4b: Fixed a bug that caused click monitoring to not work for some people. (A compile switch was wrong for the newer click monitoring file, so whether the click monitoring worked depended on the version of some Microsoft DLL.)
  • Switched so the "by file type" Internet Explorer click monitoring uses a different method (now is a Browser Helper Object) which seems to have fewer quirks with Windows XP SP2 and a few other things. It's been the alternate method we referred people to try if they had problems, so really has been used by a lot of people over the years. Probably won't even notice any differences.
  • Added MODE Z for FTP transfers. Compresses the transfer of files and directory listings. Will make a big difference especially if downloading text. Doesn't do it for ZIP, EXE, RAR, or other already compressed types; and FTP servers are only just starting to add the feature; but is pretty cool with the right data and a server that allows it! I've seen folder contents compressed over 90% in the GetRight Browser!
  • Fix so GRX importing handles URLs with user/password format
  • Minor, adjusted how the "menu-top" graphic is used for the tray icon menu so it doesn't look as squished on some computers.
  • And other things I've forgotten to note down.
    Fixes & Improvements in Beta 3:
  • Improved "close with browser" so it recognizes many more web browsers (Mozilla, Firefox, Opera, Netcaptor, etc.)
  • Added "Saved To" column for History on Download Status.
  • Fixed a rare command line bug.
  • Fixed a bug in the IE "Download With GetRight" menu handling that made it send to GetRight but still open the URL too.
  • Fixed a little display thing when multiple segments and mirrors were busy--said Pause sometimes instead of Waiting.
  • Added so if it can't remove .GetRight from a file, it sets so it will be removed when you reboot--so will get the name right eventually.
  • Skip getting file date from FTP if Norton Internet Security is installed; it incorrectly thinks the message GetRight sends is a Denial of Service attack and stops GetRight.
  • Fixed one thing that wasn't using the new >2GB functions.
  • Uses a newer version of the protection system, which hopefully will fix some odd conflicts.
  • Changed a few things to hopefully work better for "restricted" user accounts with few privileges to write to folders or the registry.
    Fixes & Improvements in Beta 2:
  • Fixed HTTPS with proxy servers, including proxy servers that need logins.
  • Improved the new ToGetRight.exe so it will start GetRight if it's not running.
  • Improve handling if FTP server doesn't like the "REST 0" command, and fixed another FTP bug.
  • Handle better if GetRight folder isn't writeable (for a user account, etc.)
  • Some other things to do better with multple user accounts, especially if the account is has limited access.
  • And other things I've forgotten to list here...
    Fixes & Improvements in Beta 1:
  • Increase from 32 bit numbers (which maxes out at about 2GB for a single file) to 64 bits (which is about 8 billion Gigabytes). Should be good for another 1000 years or so!
    TIP: How your disk is formatted can limit file sizes too. FAT limit is 2GB, FAT32 limit is 4GB, NTFS is unlimited. Info from Microsoft.
  • Fix so "Download with GetRight" in the browser if GetRight wasn't running works right.
  • Added NTLM authorization.
  • A little tweaking to try and improve page processing speed for Synchronizer.
  • Changed the "*.LOG" file format to make it much more readable.
  • Added more things to get the right form for Login web pages with more than one.
  • Added so Download Status shows the % and total sizes for selected items (so can select a bunch of files and see what the total size is, etc.)
  • Some more smarts when getting to the end of a segmented download. If a mirror with a significantly faster transfer speed is known, and the last chunk will take more than a couple minutes, switch to that mirror.
  • Fix a couple causes of crashes with Segmenting if the file isn't found.
  • Don't let download windows be Maximized (could happen if Download Status was maximized and open a download.)
  • Move some of the less commonly used config menus under the Advanced branch.
  • Added tiny ToGetRight.exe program that just passes a URL on the command line to GetRight. It is much faster than doing the same by running GetRight.exe. Created epecially for the "Pass web address directly to application" option in Opera, and would be good used with the Mozilla/Firefox DownloadWith extension too.)
    And as always, there are a few other things I've forgotten to list here...
  • Bugs and Upcoming Stuff

    Bugs found so far...
  • ...
    Upcoming new features...
  • I'm really looking at Bit Torrent support. (Won't be in 5.2 tho.)
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