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Magic Borderless update for 12 June 2019

Magic Borderless v0.99 Update: New upgrades, more cool options, & goodies!

Share · View all patches · Build 3911973 · Last edited 12 June 2019 – 15:25:04 UTC by Wendy

Patchnotes via Steam Community

For the hotfix: Update Notes for v0.99.1 at the bottom
Heyo, everyone!

Wait, what? A major update already?! Yes! And it's HUGE!

We're bringing some significant upgrades to Magic Borderless with brand new features and some awesome improvements to the detection algorithms!
We call this the MAGICAL UPGRADE UPDATE, probably the biggest update yet!

In this update, we went back to the roots and further improved the "hassle-free" aspect of applying borderless. We made some significant changes to the the system so from now on, Magic Borderless can detect WINDOWED GAMES!

Without further ado, let's get into the goodies!

v0.99 Update Notes

  • Added Automatic Detection for Bordered Windowed Games. Magic Borderless will ask you if you want to add them to the configured list. Of all games we tested, it had 100% accuracy and zero false positives. Please let us know on the forums if you find any oddballs.

    • When enabled (default on), it will prompt you to the configuration Wizard, or automatically apply your defaults if Auto-Apply option is on!

    • You can always disable them, but for maximum convenience we recommend having it turned on.

  • Significantly improved target window algorithm. This will now work on multi-window games (usually fan made mods or launchers) and properly filter out launchers, setting windows, loading popups, splash windows and whatever that's not the game screen.

  • Added Compact UI mode. This will sacrifice some of the information displayed, but free up space to display more apps.

    • Smaller but more apps on a screen!
  • Added Fill Background which adds a background (default: black) to the target app. This is useful if you don't want any distractions on smaller sized windows. Supporters (owner of any Donation DLC) can customize the background with the same editor we provide for skins! Please note that Background customization is a global setting per user, and not part of a skin. For customization to load, Steamworks must be enabled.

    • Look at that subtle off-Sans coloring. The tasteful thickness of it.

    • Art by Dragoreon

    • Suppoters can create their own background. The button is located in the Wizard.

  • Added Keep Aspect Ratio for maximizing windows so some games do not look stretched. This will work nicely with the new Fill Background feature.

    • Keep the aspect ratio of the game window when maximizing!
  • Added Play Monitor option, a unique feature for multi-monitor users who like to switch where they play games on from time to time.

    • When a monitor is selected to be a Play Monitor, any configured games with "Send it to Play Monitor" option enabled will be moved to that monitor. You can cycle through monitors to set them to a Play Monitor with a hotkey (Left Windows key + "O").

  • Added Force Override. Magic Borderless now uses a smart algorithm to detect the game window before applying Magic. If it fails to detect the game window and skips applying magic, you can force the override.

  • Added a hotkey to restore Ninja Mode windows. It will only reveal one at a time.

  • Optimized the monitoring algorithm which vastly improves the performance and UI responsiveness.

  • Optimized the blinking animations further to help the main UI feel more responsive when there are a lot of windows running on integrated graphics cards.

  • Updated app information in the lists to show current window size and status of borderless magic (marked "★" when applied, or "☉" when borderless is done by the game itself.).

  • Magic Borderless Main Lab now remembers its window size.

  • You can now set window sizes smaller than 800 x 600.

  • Ignored games now have a red badge.

    • Now we know which ones are REJECTED!
  • Games with invalid path (likely moved or deleted) now also have a greyed out badge. They also no longer display the placeholder icon.

    • Oh noes, it doesn't exist anymore. Time to get it fixed!
  • The Lab (the main window) now changes the color of its title bar when the Magic is paused.

    • But why would you ever want to pause MAGIC?!
  • Pausing Magic now also disables all auto-detections.

  • Improved the overlay system used for Window Escape and backgrounds.

  • Improved filtering algorithm to exclude a rare type of invisible apps.

  • Improved quality of the app icons on the list to be more consistent.

  • Improved application scaling.

  • Changed default values (for new users) for Fullscreen App Auto-Detection to disabled, and Bordered Window Game Auto-Detection to enabled.

  • Fixed Auto-Detections kicking in while being configured.

  • Fixed audio pops and random sound effects being played at start.

  • Fixed changing to the correct path for missing apps not properly updating context menus.

  • Fixed volume controls and Window-Escape still being active with "Always Ignore" option on.

  • Fixed app settings not correctly synching after folder path has been reassigned, causing a minor memory leak.

  • Fixed excluded apps getting detected or getting magic applied.

  • Fixed apps with multiple windows not excluding other child windows when a new app is set to "exclude".

  • Fixed a brief jitter on the tray icon when Magic Borderless is launched.

  • Fixed a file saving error message not being displayed.

  • Fixed a crash when enabling Steamworks back.

  • Fixed a crash when a running app was removed from the settings.

  • Fixed a crash when changing the order of an app in a list of one item.

If you have missed our last minor update, don't forget to check out the new volume management features:

  • Easy and quick volume controls all in your hands!

If you are enjoying these updates, please spread the word and give us a good review. It can really help us keep working on Magic Borderless further!

Always with love,

Studio Christmas.

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