HostsCK updated to version 2.1.9.0

HostsCK has been updated to version 2.1.9.0

This update includes the following:

  • Added: HostsDE can check for mvps updates periodically while
    it is running and provides protection against the renaming or
    deletion of the Hosts as well as preventing changing it’s read-only
    attribute by other programs.
  • Added: HostsCK can now clear the Internet Explorer cache as well
    as cookies when closing the built in browser. Help
  • Added: You can now use your own button images on the toolbar.
  • Added: Setting to show URLs in main textbox. Links can be clicked
    and opened in your default browser.
  • Improved: HostsCK’s total load time reduced by up to 1 second. *
  • Improved: Search textbox back and fore colour will be the same
    as the main textbox.
  • Improved: The Design panel in Settings has a more logical layout.
  • Changed: Search textbox text highlight happens on mouse up
    instead of mouse down.
  • Changed: Slight redesign to the About window.
  • Minor bug fixes: Several bugs squashed.

    * The less free memory your computer has the faster the increase in
    load times will be.

    Thanks to: John, Mike66, Sanka, Lau, Ragga, Richard, Liam, Heidi, Seb, The Milkman and Hoss
    for asking if the Internet Explorer cache could be cleared or that the toolbar
    images could be changed and helping with the testing of the changes.

HostsCK updated to version 2.1.8.0

HostsCK has been updated to version 2.1.8.0

This update includes the following:

  • Fixed: Correct language was not shown is some message boxes.
  • Bug Fix: Font settings were not being loaded.
  • Improved: HostsCK handles very large Hosts files much more efficiently.
  • Added: You can now drag and drop a Hosts or Hosts.txt file on to the textbox to load it.
  • Added: Edit panel providing quick access to redo, undo and zoom functions as well as
    displaying the textbox line number.
  • Added: You can check your saved allowed sites. HostsCK can check that the connection to
    the sites is working. Site check is available from the userlist window.
  • Added: Greyscale colour scheme for the textbox.
  • Added: Option to install APHont Font, a font developed specifically for low vision readers
    by American Printing House. The font can be chosen from settings to make the Hosts clearer
    to read for low vision users. Full download needed.
  • Minor tweaks: Several graphical tweaks to various forms.
    Icon on main form now shows by default. See Help file under ‘Change Settings’.
    A space is added after 0.0.0.0 or 127.0.0.1 when hitting the return key in the main textbox
    if HostsCK is set to add those automatically.
    The main textbox fore colour should stay as the chosen fore colour when editing.
    If using the default MVPS Hosts, the updated info is highlighted slightly if using the
    default colour scheme.

HostsCK updated to version 2.1.7.0

HostsCK has been updated to version 2.1.7.0

This update includes the following:

  • Fixed: Not all comments were being removed if Show Comments was
    disabled in settings.
  • Improved: HostsCK does not need restarting when switching between
    showing and hiding comments.
  • Added: HostsDE. A small program that can run in the system tray and
    provides quick access to disabling or enabling the Hosts file.
  • Removed: Removed “Delete Saved Sites” from textbox right-click menu.
  • Corrected: The correct German language code (DE) is now used and
    shown in the installer.
  • Updated: All language files.
  • Updated: Help file.

Please note that the ListCK and KnockKnock bundle for HostsCK should also be updated
if it is installed. Download the bundle HERE.

HostsCK updated to version 2.1.6.0

HostsCK has been updated to version 2.1.6.0

This update includes the following:

  • Saving a selected site to the saved list now works as expected.
    In some cases the saved list file was getting locked and could not be written to.
  • If language file updates are essential they will be downloaded when HostsCK
    is updated.
  • There is now an option to download the help file from the settings dialog.
  • Full view mode added to the textbox right-click menu.
    Full view hides everything on the HostsCK window except for the textbox.
    While in full view, HostsCK can be resized.

HostsCK updated to version 2.1.5.0

HostsCK has been updated to version 2.1.5.0

This update includes the following:

  • Hosts now shows as Read Only when saving after restoring a backup.
  • HostsCK checks that it is being run with administrator privileges earlier
    in code.
  • GetIP text colouring happens much faster.
  • The default colour scheme has been changed to a more modern look.
  • The main window colour has been changed to compliment the new default
    colour scheme.

HostsCK updated to version 2.1.4.0

HostsCK has been updated to version 2.1.4.0

This update includes the following:

      • The correct language is shown in the status strip when reverting to an original
        Hosts.
      • The Tooltips in the Hosts Info form appear quicker and last longer.
        Requested by Pev04, Mike66, LonelyTony and Liz.
      • Completing the switch from the old English only HostsCK to the multi-language.
        HostsCK now gives the option to update the language files if a program update is
        available. This brings it in line with the new installer which gives a choice to install
        language files.
      • Emailing using the “Email with bugs or suggestions” menu item now includes how
        much available memory there is on the users system if the user chooses to include
        this information in the email. This can help me when a problem is reported.
      • The update information displayed when checking for program updates has links
        back to the posts on redisoft.uk which often have more information on the update.

HostsCK updated to version 2.1.3.0

HostsCK has been updated to version 2.1.3.0

This update includes the following:

      • HostsCK will now make a couple of checks to determine if a new program update is
        available. Hopefully this will help prevent the problem some users experienced in
        future. See Here
      • Tweaked the logic used to check for language file updates and the date which any
        language files were updated will be stored in HostsCK.ini.
      • Fixed a couple of spelling mistakes in the English language file.
      • The language file editor now includes an option to view the English language file.
      • Uninstalling HostsCK now does a better job of  not enabling the DNS Cache Service
        if the user chooses not to enable it.
      • The program installer now gives the choice whether to install German or Russian
        languages.
      • HostsCK English only install has been discontinued and if updated will update to
        the multi language version.

HostsCK Update Problem

Some users have reported a problem checking for updates to HostsCK using the updater.

The problem appears to be due to HostsCK not recognizing that there is a new version
available due to the fact that the latest version info i put on the web server using an FTP
client is not getting refreshed so HostsCK thinks it is the latest version.

For now i am uploading the info directly instead of using an FTP client and the updater is
working as it should.

Thank you to all who contacted me regarding this issue.

HostsCK updated to version 2.1.1.0

HostsCK has been updated to version 2.1.1.0

This update includes the following:

    • HostsCK will now remember the directory a Hosts file was opened from.
    • If the DNS Service is enabled when saving a Hosts file HostsCK will
      recommend that it be disabled if the file contains more than 200 entries.
    • HostsCK will check for language file updates while checking for program
      updates. If there are no program updates available the user has the option
      to download the updated language files if any are available. If a program
      update is available then a full update with language files is performed.
      (HostsCK Multi-Language only)
    • Removed local help file. As the majority of users use the online help,
      help is now only available online.
    • Minor graphical updates.