New features of Screen Ruler v3.2:
  • Integration with the full-featured standalone Micro Loupe (v2.0). For those who purchase this enhanced version of Micro Loupe, Screen Ruler will use it instead, if configured.
  • Added area measurement to any setting (provided they're the same on both rulers). Use F11 key. It will display a straight line from where the mouse is and the respective ruler (if showing). With both rulers showing and locked, it displays a rectangular area encompassing the "zero point" and the location of the mouse.
  • Added a "fading effect" for a "softer" look-and-feel. (Windows 2K/XP or newer)
  • Made it so that it will react to a logical inch other than 96dpi.
  • Added angle measurements (from vertical axis as well as horizontal axis). Try the F8 and F9 Keys.
  • Added the ability to have more than 1 Custom Ruler.
  • The menu command "Slide To Zero" now takes into consideration if there is a window under the ruler's "zero point", and if so, it slides the ruler to that window's edge, otherwise it slides the ruler to the desktop's edge. Note that some windows have insides themselves other windows (such as buttons, controls, lists, etc.). You may need to move the ruler a bit to position it over the item of interest. Due to the internal arrangements of such components, you may not always get the ruler to slide to the edge of what you were hoping for. To get a more precise alignment, use the loupe and the arrow keys to guide you.
  • Added ability to change color of the ruler and guideline marks. If the "Choose Color" dialog is invoked while holding down the CTRL key, the ruler reverts back to its original yellow color.
  • Any custom color added to the area in the Color dialog will be saved by Screen Ruler for later retrieval. That way you can switch between various shades of custom colors without having to remember their Red/Green/Blue numbers. Hint: when picking a color for the ruler, we highly recomend light, pastel-like shades. It makes for a more visually attractive interface. You can easily do this by first adjusting the Luminosity control (the vertical slider on the far right area) of the Color dialog. Then you just pick the color itself. Add it to the Custom Color area to be saved and retrieved later.
  • Added straight line when measuring diagonals (F7 Key). Added also a midpoint dot on the diagonal line.
  • Added F12 Key to copy the current mouse tracking coordinates to the clipboard.
  • Added "Guidelines" (independent marks for each ruler). Press F6 key to Add/Remove Guideline (if they're set to be shown).
  • Added ability to automatically add a fixed number of evenly placed guidelines on any given ruler's length. This is very handy in evenly dividing the ruler's length into any number of sections. If the dialog was invoked from the horizontal ruler, the guidelines will be placed in the horizontal ruler and vice versa.
  • Added ability to automatically place guidelines at every X pixels within the current ruler's width. If this dialog was invoked from the horizontal ruler, the guidelines will be placed in the horizontal ruler and vice versa.
  • Added ability to automatically add 1 guideline mark at a specified pixel location.
  • Added Decimal Inches.
  • Added a "Hints" menu where the major features can be easily gleaned (we all know that nobody reads manuals).
  • Transparency? Yes. How about: None, 20%, 40%, 60% & 80%. Any more than this the ruler would disappear, making it difficult to deal with.
  • Added a menu to control the display of a horizontal and vertical "tracking line."
  • Added ability to have both horizontal & vertical rulers with the added optional feature of locking both rulers on the zero point thereby creating a square tool.
  • Added saving of setting for "Center Mark."
  • In conformance of established conventions, CTRL-Z will now undo the last placement of a guideline rather than issue the "Slide To Zero" like it did before.
  • Added SHIFT + arrow keys to make ruler jump by 50 pixels at a time.
  • Added Tooltips for the Close, Flip and Resize buttons and the Custom Settings Dialog's Listbox.
  • Changed Sound menu to enable 1 of 3 choices: None, Beep or "Click" sound.
  • And more... Get version 3.2 here.


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