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VDM Version History, 2020-Feb-01
– Maintenance release. Notable change – per-user startup option for VDM.exe load (or not) on user logon. While not a new feature, this capability was temporarily disabled within the past few versions of VDM, relying on user ability to disable VDM on load, as well as optional hiding VDM icon from Windows System Tray., 2020-Jan-17
– Microsoft Edge (new Chromium engine from Jan 15, 2020) update with full screen video support
– Improved Firefox browser menu handling for some monitor topologies, 2019-Nov-28
– Addressed the issue with Google Chrome Browser inability to load alongside enabled VDM, stemming from the miss-configuration of monitors that were lacking virtual display assignments., 2019-Sep-09
– Fixed Windows 10 Lock Screen affected by optional Taskbar resizing. The issue was mostly visible with Microsoft Windows Hello face authentication enabled., 2019-Sep-02 (RTM 2019-Sep-01)
– Improved handling of Google Chrome Browser, specifically when dealing with tooltips and pop-up windows on multiple monitors., 2019-Apr-12 (RTM 2019-Apr-10)
– Minor internal improvements along with recompile with Microsoft Visual Studio 2019., 2019-Feb-22
– Up to 8 virtual display support with Citrix Workspace App, assuming VDM is installed on the end-point. Support for maximum of 128 virtual displays within Citrix session., 2019-Feb-13 (RTM 2019-Feb-11)
– Improved support for Microsoft UWP applications, including full screen mode support for Microsoft Edge and Movies & TV on Windows 10, 2019-Jan-11 (RTM 2019-Jan-10)
– Added full screen mode support for Adobe Photoshop and Acrobat, 2018-Dec-12
– Added full screen mode support for LDPlayer software, “The perfect Android emulator to play mobile games on PC”, 2018-Nov-20 (RTM 2018-Nov-19)
– Improved compatibility with Anti-Cheat software, common with PC Gaming environments, 2018-Oct-24 (RTM 2018-Oct-23)
– Confirmed support for Microsoft Windows 10 ver. 1809
– Built-in support for VMware Remote Console (VMRC)
– VDM engine update in line with Google Chrome 70.x updates, 2017-Nov-21 (RTM 2017-Nov-17)
– Support for multi-monitor roaming within Citrix, VMware and Microsoft VDI implementations, 2017-Oct-08
– Compatibility with Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Release scheduled for Oct 17
– This build can be installed before or after update and is compatible with prior supported Windows versions
– Updated VLC support, 2017-Jul-17
– Improved accuracy of monitor partitioning specifically for Microsoft Office 2016 and 365, 2017-Jun-19
– Improved accuracy of partitioning monitors into virtual displays
– Added full-screen mode support for VMware Player, 2017-May-06
– Minor improvements, mostly related to installation on Windows 7, 2017-May-05
– Consolidated version supporting Windows 7 through Windows 10 Creators Update.
– Updated support for VLC Player., 2017-May-01
– Support for Windows 10 Creators Update., 2017-Feb-11 (RTM 2017-Feb-07)
– Support for KiTTY SSH Client., 2017-Feb-04
– Introduced VDM compatibility with Microsoft Windows where Hyper-V host role enabled. Tested with Microsoft Windows 10 and Server 2016, older Hyper-V host support is also expected. Note: this change is related to host compatibility, while VDM functionality within Hyper-V virtual machines is unaffected., 2016-Nov-14 (RTM 2016-Nov-13)
– Minor interface update via addition of VDM enable/disable state checkbox within configuration screen., 2016-Nov-11 (RTM 2016-Nov-10)
– Support for Python IDLE., 2016-Nov-02 (RTM 2016-Oct-10)
– Introduced Secure boot support.
– Confirmed Windows 10 v. 1511 to Anniversary update and Windows Server 2016 release compatibility., 2016-Sep-27
– Updated support for PuTTY, a free implementation of SSH and Telnet for Windows and Unix platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator.
– Updated Google Chrome Web browser support.
– Improvements in support of Windows 10 Anniversary Update combination with Kaspersky Lab Antivirus., 2016-Sep-04 (RTM 2016-Sep-03)
– Implemented support for Thinkorswim trading platform by TD Ameritrade.
– Updated Google Chrome Web browser support., 2016-Jul-06
– Introduced support for Think-cell plugin for PowerPoint., 2016-Jun-26 (RTM 2016-Jun-24)
– Support for Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14372.
– Improved support for Adobe Acrobat PRO DC 15.x.
– Updated code for the latest Citrix XenDesktop 7.9., 2016-Jun-04
– Support for Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14352. Specifically targeting MSTSC.exe client., 2016-Apr-11 (RTM 2016-Apr-05)
– Support for Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14316., 2016-Mar-08 (RTM 2016-Mar-07)
– Improvements with Microsoft Visual Studio docking support (similar issue first noted with build “guiding diamond” was missing under VDM)., 2016-Feb-29
– Fixed VDM-maximized window flicker associated with Windows Explorer back-forward navigation., 2016-Feb-26
– Fixed Windows 10 taskbar behavior on VDM configuration load (taskbar height was sometimes affected on user logon or VDM activation)., 2016-Feb-17 (RTM 2016-Feb-09)
– Improved detection of monitor topology for 4+ monitors, including 4K UHD resolutions and higher., 2015-Dec-24 (RTM 2015-Dec-14)
– Updated support for Microsoft Windows 10, including version 1511 (OS Build 10586.36)
– Improved support for “DPI-aware applications“.
– VDM maintains compatibility with Windows 7, 2008 R2, 8, 2012, 8.1, 2012 R2, 10, 2016 and and 2019. In case there is interest in VDM on legacy OS (Windows XP, 2003, 2003 R2, Vista, 2008) please send your request via the feedback form., 2015-Jul-17
– Microsoft Windows 10 RTM support
– Visual Studio splash screen centered to virtual display. Tested VS versions are: 2010, 2013, 2015., 2015-Jul-12
– Update to Microsoft Visual Studio docking support – “guiding diamond” was missing under VDM. Tested VS versions are: 2010, 2013, 2015RC.
– Successfully tested VDM on Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview build 10162., 2015-Jan-26
– Update fixes disappearance of Outlook 2010 toolbar when maximized under VDM., 2015-Jan-19
– Cosmetic changes: Default visualization of VDM configuration is changed to show currently active configuration. Original settings displayed the top configuration on the configuration list., 2015-Jan-12
– Updated templates with support for video wall implementations.
– Exposure of VDM APIs for CLI interfaces
– Update to logon-screen split to account for vertical screen orientation
– Update to VDM configuration screen font scaling for large (for example 7680×4320) monitors, 2014-Nov-30
– Updated with Microsoft patch kb3000850 compatibility, 2014-Oct-31 – temporarily replaced with while working on Microsoft patch kb3000850 compatibility.
– Introduced application affinity to predefined virtual display
– Custom shortcut creation targeting applications that need to open predefined document or URL at a predefined display
– Skype (Skype for Windows Desktop) full screen support within the virtual display
– Open to Windows 10 Preview installation. Use at your own risk 😉, 2014-Sep-24
– Maintenance release, 2014-Jun-18
– Adobe Acrobat Reader XI compatibility resolved, 2014-Apr-13
– Load configuration screen on VDM launch in case VDM is not yet configured (unless VDM is disabled)
– New version check via “Help|Check Version” menu
– Bug fix for 15+ character Unicode computer names, 2014-Apr-06
– Windows 8.1 Update compatibility, 2014-Mar-26
– Windows custom sizing compatibility, common for high resolution monitors, 2014-Mar-15
Restaurant POS support, 2014-Feb-28
Steam gaming engine support, 2013-Nov-10
– Addresses Microsoft Store lockup on Windows 8.0 and 8.1
– Much faster launch
– Updated 64-bit support in remote sessions (Microsoft RDS and Citrix ICA), 2013-Oct-05
– Finalized translation from English to: Chinese, French, German, Dutch, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
– Removed Microsoft COM dependencies
– Updated Unicode computer name hashing algorithm
– Fixed menus and URL requests to
– Updated encryption dependency on the existence of certificate container
– Windows 8.1 support
– Streamlined setup with license import option on install
– Support for site licensing
– C++ rewrite
– Windows 8.0 support
– Introduced Logon screen resizing option
– Update for UltraTax
– Fix for Crystal Reports 10 common file dialog and splash
– Introduced support for Windows XP Home Edition
– Support of MD5 hashing of computer names
– New templates
– Configuration enumeration fix
– Citrix multi-mon compatibility
– Wallpaper update fix
– Fix for Lotus Notes 6.5 and SoftGrid

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