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IRCommand2 - Program Updates

This section provides information on pending, current, and prior releases of IRCommand2. You can report issues with the current version here.

Current Program Release

September 19, 2023 — IRCommand2 v7.0.7 is now available for download. This new release includes the following updates:

  1. Fixed: Improved support for Windows 11
  2. Fixed: Port 80 not available for web service, change default to 99
  3. Fixed: Firefly button repeat issue
  4. Fixed: system font too small on Win11
  5. Fixed: icons too small in icon picker under Win11
  6. Add: Set firewall port open rule for web server during program installation

Prior Program Releases

July 26, 2021 — IRCommand2 v6.0.6 is released. This release included the following updates:

  1. Add: Zone delay "dead air" feature improves reliability when command signals to multiple devices are sent via a macro.
  2. Add: Registry setting to override default zone delay time (see AppNote 21).
  3. Add: Registry setting to override default web interface Port # (see AppNote 20).
  4. Add: Windows priority of program increased for better response.
  5. Fixed: More improvements to rendering of web interface on mobile devices.
  6. Fixed: Support HP MCE dongle ability to return carrier frequency during signal training.
  7. Fixed: When multiple Stategroup shifts get delayed the final state of group is wrong.
  8. Fixed: A delayed macro shift/track incorrectly sends the shift command.

June 17, 2020 — IRCommand2 v5.9.6 is released. This release included the following updates:

  1. Add: New integrated web interface enables access to the program via a web browser (full registration only).
  2. Add: support for Windows MCE dongles.
  3. Add: auto-start on boot Program Option.
  4. Add: some new icon choices.
  5. Add: COM interface update (GetPosSize() for Device).
  6. Add: Device property controlling whether Device is visible to web clients.
  7. Fixed: Improved Device label appearance and button appearance.
  8. Fixed: Windows will not restart if IRCommand2 is running and not minimized.
  9. Fixed: Dongles would sometimes fail to re-initialize after wake from sleep.
  10. Fixed: Some bugs in GC-iTach driver.
  11. Fixed: When entering Learn Mode the currently selected Device's tab may jump out of view.

August 28, 2017 — IRCommand2 v5.6.4 is released. This release included the following updates:

  1. Fixed: The button configuration file could become corrupted in rare instances after an OS shutdown.
  2. Fixed: COM interface GetClick function not detecting user button selection.
  3. Fixed: CM19A and CM15A dongles could randomly fail to initialize on program startup.
  4. Fixed: Newer CM19A dongles would not initialize due to a minor difference in dongle interface.
  5. Fixed: Default Repeat Factor now 0 for Demo config and for all new Device panels.
  6. Fixed: Manual Edit missing repeat burst data at end of NEC format signals.
  7. Fixed: After IR training, closing signal tail sometimes not correct length for certain signal types.
  8. Add: Shortcuts to online resources now available during browsing for DeviceSets.
  9. Add: Lite registration users can now insert standard Device Templates by opting to replace existing Device.

September 1, 2016 — IRCommand2 v5.5.4 is released. This release included the following updates:

  1. Fixed: Several IguanaWorks dongle transmit issues.
  2. Fixed: Crash on forced exit from Macro, Cluster, or Activator Edit dialogs.
  3. Add: Manual Edit now accepts alternate Pronto Hex format with leading "0000" values found on RemoteCentral.com.
  4. Add: Shortcuts to online resources now available again during browsing for Templates and SignalPaks

June 13, 2016 — IRCommand2 v5.4.6 is released. This release included the following updates:

  1. Fixed: Crash in Windows 10 when minimizing to the system tray. Windows 10 support now verified.
  2. Fixed: Dongle driver failed to recover from power interruption to GC-iTach dongle.
  3. Fixed: StateGroup copy bug fixes.
  4. Fixed: X10 CM11A dim/bright count was off by 1 count relative to other X10 dongles.
  5. Fixed: Firefly dongle listen mode occasionally losing a key press from Firefly remote.
  6. Fixed: Miscellaneous minor bug fixes.
  7. Add: Improvements to repeat signal handling.
  8. Add: Improvements to signal capacity and repeat signals for IguanaWorks dongle.
  9. Add: IR Signal Setup now warns user if signal just trained is likely to be invalid.
  10. Add: New Button Action "Send Signal w/Hold" allows continuous send when button is held down (see AppNote 17)
  11. Add: Event Viewer now runs in a separate thread and can remain open without affecting program interaction.
  12. Add: Event Viewer now allows deletion of Device Delays.
  13. Add: New StateGroup menu option "Convert to ButtonGroup" enables editing of existing StateGroups.
  14. Add: New View menu option "Show References" lists all references to a selected group or button.
  15. Add: Firefly remote supports new Button Action "Send Signal w/Hold".

October 15, 2014 — IRCommand2 v5.2.2 is released. This release included the following updates:

  1. Fixed: unable to schedule a 'once only' time trigger event into the next week for a day that had already passed in current week.
  2. Fixed: menu item Setup > Configuration > Choose Existing failed for filenames containing spaces or that were very long.
  3. Fixed: miscellaneous minor bug fixes.

March 27, 2014 — IRCommand2 v5.2.0 released. This release included the following updates:

  1. Fixed: bug in File > Save Device As > Device Set function that resulted in corrupted Device Set files.
  2. Fixed: improved IR port configuration detection for GC-iTach dongle.
  3. Fixed: send Zone issue with GC-iTach Flex when dongle is set to single IR port configuration.
  4. Fixed: attempt to resize a bound, non-template ButtonGroup, which cannot be resized, incorrectly showed the resize cursor.
  5. Fixed: improved Contents view in online Help documentation.
  6. Fixed: improvements to Button Kit to make button and group selections more clear.
  7. Add: new Button Kit XL size buttons.
  8. Add: new Type Code options in Button Appearance properties.
  9. Add: ability to convert certain types of ButtonGroups to StateGroups thus enabling custom StateGroups.
  10. Add: ability to create and manage multiple Device configuration files.
  11. Add: ability to set a custom Device window shape (aspect ratio) in a newly created Device configuration.
  12. Add: ability to configure and control Satellite apps running Android versions of IRCommand2.
  13. Fixed: miscellaneous minor bug fixes.