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Feb 5, 2021 1.83.7 Changes to fix some problems with Windows 10 64-bit
Apr 16, 2020 1.83.5 Fixes some crashes when starting send or receive, running Windows 10 under certain conditions (also Windows 8)
Apr 15, 2020 1.83.4 Changes to some problems with Windows 10 64-bit
Apr 9, 2020 1.83.3 Changes to some problems with Windows 10 64-bit when entering serial number
Aug 20, 2015 1.83 Changes under the hood to make working with Windows 10 possible.
Jan 10, 2014 1.8.2 Fixes problem introduced in Windows 8.1 which resulted in output from the printer driver being approximately 1/4 normal size.
Dec 19, 2013 1.80.1 Correctly detects Windows 8.1 in Configuration report.
Feb 22, 2013 1.80.0 New Windows 8 version introduced. This required an entirely new printer driver implementation.

Adds detection for locked down temporary folder (a problem on some Windows 7 systems which prevents the printer driver from working)

Adds options to Printer Driver Repair to set an alternate work directory for creating faxes, in case the TEMP folder cannot be unlocked.

Adds additional query information to the configuration report, to help debug printer driver issues

Added more robust techniques to bring the EssentialFax window forward and focus it, when EssentialFax is launched from the printer driver dialog and is currently minimized to the tray.
Mar 31, 2011 1.79.03 Added support for "U.S. Robotics V.92 USB Modem" as it uses a different command set than normal USR modems.
Feb 17, 2011 1.79.02 Fixes error when attempting to import Winfax phone book
Aug 3, 2010 1.79 Added feature to import phonebook from Winfax (version 10)
May 2, 2010 1.78 Fixed so when you update the "Sender" values when creating a new fax via the printer driver, the values are updated in the main program as well
Apr 15, 2010 1.77b Small fix to export screen to show proper file extension when saving
Mar 26, 2010 1.77 Fix for error message when exporting to TIFF on some versions of Windows 7 64-bit
Mar 20, 2010 1.76 Just a few typos corrected. This not a necessary update.
Jan 29, 2010 1.75 NEW: Added option to "Make a Backup Copy of Your EssentialFax Files" which copies your EssentialFax faxes and phonebook to a location you specify (File > Make a Backup Copy of Your EssentialFax Files)

NEW: Import RKS Fax/Older EssentialFax faxes and phonebook (File > Import)

NEW: Import MightyFax faxes and phonebook (File > Import)

NEW: Multiple recipients when Cloning or Forwarding (creates new fax for each)

NEW: Automatic saving as TIF/PDF to a user specified folder (Preferences #23)
Note: Faxes are always stored to the fixed folder location - this option allows for saving an additional copy in another location, as well as the option to save as a PDF file. Like the Export option, but done automatically.

NEW: Exporting to TIF/PDF is now available from the view screen

UPDATED: Better recall of previous sort orders and tabs when restarting the program

UPDATED: Outgoing Faxes and Incoming faxes now start up initially sorted in reverse date order - with the newest entries at the top

UPDATED: Remembers sort order when adding pages from fax or from enclosures on edit screen

UPDATED: Remembers phonebook sort order
Sep 14, 2009 1.70 Windows 7 is now supported. All versions, 32-bit and 64-bit.

Numerous documentation and tutorial improvements. New tutorials added. New manual in PDF format now included.

Better diagnostics have been added, for use when working with technical support.

June 25, 2009 1.64 In Preferences, added a new "Optimize settings for the selected modem" button, which sets init strings, fax class etc to best settings for the selected modem

Quick Setup was not being done at first send/receive session, due to bug introduced in earlier version (this only effects first time users)

Fixed several typos

Changed the essfax_helper program (the window that shows up after printing to the EssentialFax printer) so it more consistently comes to the front of all windows after a print job (this was mostly a Windows vista problem)

Changed essfax_helper so that if it gets an invalid print job it will exit properly
Apr 22, 2009 1.63 Added option "Minimize EssentialFax when [X] button is clicked". This causes EssentialFax to minimize, rather than close, when the [X} button at the top of the window is clicked. Several users have requested this feature.
Feb 14, 2009 1.62 Cosmetic changes, new icon, new splash screen.
Jan 12, 2009 1.61 Added mouse wheel scrolling support to fax viewer window

Fixed problem installing printer driver when no other standard printers have been installed ( "Failed to add printer" error)

Dec 26, 2008 1.60 Adds field "Modified date" to outgoing faxes. Clicking on the header for this field will sort by this field.

Adds a nice display of the full fax info right below the grid, for incoming and outgoing faxes.

Oct 23, 2008 1.50 Windows XP 64-bit is now supported.
Windows VISTA 64-bit is now supported.
Aug 28, 2008 1.29 Several cosmetic changes (i.e. spelling errors)
July 16, 2008 1.28 Small fix to phonebook text file import, if a previously used drive was no longer present.