How to create button groups with titles in a menu

In the menu creation tools CD-Menu Creator and USB Menu Creator there is a function you can use to place buttons in groups and add a title to each group. If you have many buttons in a menu this will help your user find the correct button faster. Below are two menu examples that show how it may look like:

Example 1: One column with buttons + two groups with buttons + Exit button
Menu example 1

Example 2: Two columns with buttons + four groups with buttons
Menu example 2

It is easy to create button groups and add titles to the groups. In this step by step tip on our website we will describe how to create button groups with titles.

See also
> How to handle menu interfaces with many buttons

How to see if a file in Visual Installer’s file list is code signed

Today it is very important to code sign binary files (for example .EXE and .DLL files) that are distributed to other computers. By code signing your files you will protect your files against viruses and malware and avoid deterrent warning messages in Windows.

In our setup tool Visual Installer it is easy to check if a file in Visual Installer’s file list is code signed or not. You can check if a file is code signed by right-clicking on the file in the list with files in the File list tab in Visual Installer’s editor, and thereafter choosing the Show file information menu item in the menu that appears. The following dialog box will be shown:

The 'File information' window in Visual Installer

To the right of the Code signed? text field there will be a Yes if the file is code signed (has a digital certificate). Otherwise the text will be No.

The name of the organization that the digital certificate is issued to is displayed to the right of the Organization text field in the same frame.

See also
> Tip: How to code sign a setup package in Visual Installer
> What is Code Signing / Digital Signature / Digital Certificate?
> Extended Validation (EV) Code Signing
> SamLogic uses a digital certificate from Sectigo for its software

How to change font for Visual Installer’s and CD-Menu Creator’s editor

Using one and the same font in a software with all versions of Windows, graphic cards, displays and DPI settings, and expecting the result always to be perfect, is nearly an impossible mission. And then you must also take into account that people also prefer different fonts.

FontsIn Visual Installer and CD-Menu Creator (our tools for creation of installation packages and menu interfaces) you can change the font for the editor. We have included a couple of fonts that you can choose among, so you have the possibility to choose a font that suits your system best.

Too large font size?
If you have problem with a too large font size in the editor – so large that all letters is not visible because they not fit in the reserved text area – you can try to change the font for the editor. This may solve the problem.

How to change the font for the text in the editor
In Visual Installer you can change the font by choosing the Editor options menu item in the Special menu – and then opening the Font tab in the dialog box. In CD-Menu Creator you can change the font by choosing the Options menu item in the File menu – and then opening the Appearance tab in the dialog box. Via these tabs you can change the font for the editor.

See also
> How to change font size for the tip text in a menu

New Product: SamLogic Media Tools / Enterprise

SamLogic Media Tools / Enterprise is a new product suite for developers, marketers and informers. 1 year technical support & updates are included for all software in the suite. It contains the latest versions of many of our tools, for example:

⬧ SamLogic MultiMailer / Enterprise ($189)
⬧ SamLogic Visual Installer / Enterprise ($189)
⬧ SamLogic USB / CD Menu Creator ($139 / $79)
⬧ SamLogic USB AutoRun Creator ($99)

More information is available here:
> Read more about SamLogic Media Tools

Special Introductory Price
For a limited time you can buy 3 licenses of Media Tools / Enterprise to a special introductory price: $199.

> Click here to order SamLogic Media Tools / Enterprise

The introductory price is valid until September 30th. Normal price is $289 and the total value of the software is $605.

An update of Visual Installer 2022 is now available

There is now an update of SamLogic Visual Installer 2022 available. The version number is 12.0.10, and we have fixed some bugs and made som minor improvements in the new version. We have also added some new script commands to Visual Installer’s script language:

SHOW : Opens a document.
SHOW_AFTER : Opens a document – when the installation is completed.
RUN_AFTER : Runs a program – when the installation is completed.

These new script commands give more flexibility when external programs are run or documents are opened during an installation. See this blog post for more information.

How to download the update
If you have Visual Installer 2022 and a 12 months maintenance plan or an active subscription on Media Tools / Development Tools you can download the update from the following download page:

> Download – Visual Installer 2022 – Latest update

If you have an older version of Visual Installer, for example Visual Installer 2018 or Visual Installer 2020, you can upgrade to the latest version of Visual Installer from this order page:

> Upgrade to Visual Installer 2022

An update of MultiMailer 2022 is now available

There is now an update of SamLogic MultiMailer 2022 available. The version number is 10.5.31, and some of the news and improvements in this version are:

– More secure encryption for data sent via clickable links.
– You can now turn off click statistics but keep open statistics.
– Improved handling of temporary soft bounces from anti-spam filter.
– Improved handling of bounces due to DMARC violations.
– Possible to export only selected data from the ‘Bounces’ tab.
– Increased support for ALT text tags.
– Easier to edit existing pictures and buttons in newsletters.
– New language supported: French.

How to download the update
If you have MultiMailer 2022 and a 12 months maintenance plan or an active subscription on Media Tools, you can download the update of MultiMailer 2022 from the following download page:

> Download – MultiMailer 2022 – Latest update

If you have an older version of MultiMailer (before 2022) you can upgrade to the latest version of MultiMailer from this order page:

> Upgrade to MultiMailer 2022

Servers MultiMailer uses

ServerThe e-mail/newsletter delivery tool MultiMailer uses different servers for different purposes. Besides the e-mail delivery server (which is primary handled by Amazon SES) MultiMailer uses the following servers to handle different important functions in the tool:

>> www.samlogic-multimailer.com   (handles registration forms)
>> www.multimailer-statistics.com   (handles response statistics)
>> www.open-webpage.com   (opens web pages in a safe way)
>> www.open-internetpage.com   (opens web pages in a safe way)
>> www.multimailer-bounces.com   (handles e-mail bounces)

SamLogic USB AutoRun Creator has been updated

USB flash drivesSamLogic USB AutoRun Creator has been updated. It now supports Windows 11 and all binary files has been code signed with a 4096 bits digital certificate from Sectigo. This makes the product safer and prevents that anybody changes a binary file after distribution.

SamLogic USB AutoRun Creator can be bought as a standalone product. But is also included in the USB Menu Creator bundle. In the USB Menu Creator bundle there is also a tool for menu interface creation included. USB Menu Creator can be used to create autorun menus for USB flash drives and SD memory cards.

SamLogic USB AutoRun Creator is also included in the Media Tools and Development tools product suites.

See also
> Infographic: How does USB AutoRun Creator works?
> SamLogic USB AutoRun Creator – Overview (PDF)
> SamLogic USB AutoRun Creator – Product page

CD-Menu Creator 2022 has now been released

A new version of our menu designer tool CD-Menu Creator has now been released. The name of the new version is SamLogic CD-Menu Creator 2022, and some of the new features in the new version are:

• Supports the new Windows 11.
• All binary files has been code signed with a digital certificate from Sectigo.
• Alpha channel transparency for pictures (for example the logotype) is now supported.
• The glas effects for “glas buttons” are now much faster.
• Some social media icons have been modernized.
• Improved error handling.
• In the editor you can now customize the visual look of the editor more than before.

A more detailed list with the new features is available on this page.