HostsCK updated to version 2.2.2.0

HostsCK has been updated to version 2.2.2.0

This update includes the following:

  • Added: Setting to add extra Microsoft blocks to the Hosts when
    opening and saving a file. Please read the IMPORTANT-INFORMATION-HERE.
  • Fixed: HostsCK no longer detects font colouring when searching or changing
    colour schemes as changes to the Hosts file.
  • Fixed: The HostsCK installer hiding the lists directory in “AppData\Local\HostsCK”

HostsCK updated to version 2.2.1.0

HostsCK has been updated to version 2.2.1.0

This update includes the following:

  • Added: Setting to automatically show the edit panel when typing
    in the main textbox.
  • Added: Settings to show or suppress the “No more matches of”
    message when using search to search for text in the Hosts file.
  • Fixed: HostsCK displays correctly on high DPI monitors.
  • Fixed: A rare “Single Thread Apartment” error when flushing the
    DNS Cache.
  • Improved: HostsCK detects user input in the main textbox much
    better and will enable the save button and display an asterisk to show
    that changes may need to be saved.
  • Improved: Several minor improvements to search functions, GetIP,
    the built in web browser and the Bugs and Suggestions email client.
  • Updated: The HostsCK uninstaller now enables the DNS
    Client Service without asking and deletes the registry key
    HostsDE creates if it is set to run when Windows starts.
  • Updated: The HostsCK Install program has been updated to
    conform to Microsoft guidelines. This means that links to the
    Uninstall HostsCK shortcut and the HostsCK license are no longer
    in the HostsCK Start Menu folder. A link to the uninstaller is now in
    the HostsCK program files directory and can still be easily uninstalled
    from the Windows control panel.
  • Removed: HostsCK can no longer be sent to the system tray
    to protect the Hosts file as this is now handled by HostsDE.

HostsCK updated to version 2.2.0.0

HostsCK has been updated to version 2.2.0.0

This update includes the following:

  • Fixed: Correct menu icons are shown if HostsCK is running in
    the system tray.
  • Fixed: HostsDE showing a “The process cannot access the file” warning if
    checking for an updated Hosts file.
  • Fixed: The larger font when typing setting now works.
  • Fixed: The reading icon was being shown on the ‘Addresses blocked’
    status label when changing between showing own icons or not in settings.
  • Improved: The Startup code has been re-organized so HostsCK starts more
    smoothly and, if using the English language file, starts slightly quicker.
  • Added: When highlighting text in the main textbox, ‘Copy’ and ‘Cut’ menu items
    will be displayed enabling you to quickly copy or cut the selected text.
    This can be disabled in Settings > Input > Show copy menu.
  • Removed ‘Check for updated Hosts’ setting as it has been replaced with HostsDE
    checking for Hosts updates.
  • Changed: The ‘No duplicate entries found’ message box no longer shows ‘Hosts OK’.
  • Changed: ‘Cut’, ‘Copy’, ‘Paste’ and ‘Select All’ right-click menu items have been
    moved above the ‘Saved Sites’ menu items.
  • Updated: Updated the Microsoft blocks list.

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.