WINSelect Standard Feature History

Version 8.30

  • Support for Windows 11
  • Added Windows+G option in the pre-defined list of hotkeys.
  • Ability to block Xbox Game Bar (Windows 10 only).
  • WINSelect now honors the local screensaver setting to display the logon screen on resume.
  • Option to log off Windows users when no session code is entered.
  • Supports disabling RunAs option when Kiosk is enabled.
  • Ability to block browser keys and Caps Lock key


Version 8.21 (October 2018)

  • Support for Windows 10 version 1803.
  • Ability to run user session up to 24 hours.
  • Ability to generate number of session codes up to 1000.


Version 8.20 (June 2017)

  • Support for Windows 10 Anniversary Update and Windows 10 Creators Update.


Version 8.10 (February 2016)

Windows 10 features that WINSelect now allows you to control:

  • Hiding Windows Action Center.
  • Blocking Start Menu items:
    – Control Panel
    – Settings
    – File Explorer
    – Lock
    – Sign out
    – Most used
    – Programs and Tiles on right-hand side of Start Menu panel
    – Run
    – Shut down
    – Start Button Context Menu
    – Taskbar and Start Menu
    – Store Metro App
    – Cortana
  • Limiting functionality:
    – Uninstall of apps
    – Pinning of apps to Taskbar
    – Right-click on tiles and customization of Start Screen


Version 8.0 (March 2015)

  • Control Windows 8/8.1 Charms
    Block the Windows 8 Search, Share, Start, Devices and Settings Charms.
  • Control the Windows 8/8.1 Start Screen
    The following options are available to control the user experience:
    – Disable the Windows 8/8.1 Application Bar
    – Disable the Windows 8/8.1 Task Switching Bar
    – Disable the right-click on Windows 8/8.1 Start Screen tiles
    – Disable the uninstall of Windows 8/8.1 apps.
    – Disable the pinning of Windows 8/8.1 apps to the Taskbar
    – Prevent customization of the Windows 8/8.1 Start Screen
  • Boot to Desktop
    Option to always boot to Desktop, instead of the Windows 8/8.1 Start Screen.
  • Disable Start Button Context menu
    Disable the context menu that appears on right-clicking the Start Button in Windows 8.1.
  • Disable Internet Explorer Address Bar
    Disable the Address Bar in Internet Explorer 9.X onwards (In Windows 8/8.1, the address bar can be blocked in the desktop version of Internet Explorer only).


Version 7.60 (February 2014)

  • Support for Windows 8.1.
  • Support for Internet Explorer 11.


Version 7.50 (May 2013)

  • Support for Windows 8.
  • Support for Firefox up to version 20.
  • Support for Internet Explorer up to version 10 (metro Internet Explorer not supported).
  • Support for Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013.


Version 7.43

Support for Internet Explorer 9.


Version 7.42

  • Support for 64-bit Operating Systems.


Version 7.41

  • No new features—version number change to keep the build number in sync with WINSelect Enterprise.


Version 7.31

  • Simplified Chinese localization added.


Version 7.30

  • Support for Windows 7.


Version 7.20

  • Support for Microsoft Office 2007.
  • Support for logon scripts.
  • Visual indication of menu recording status.
  • Fast enable/disable via system tray icon shortcuts.
  • Countdown timer that indicates the remaining user session time.
  • Indicator that shows if printing is or is not allowed as well as the number of remaining pages from the printing quota.
  • Warning message can be shown a pre-set number of minutes before the user session expires.
  • Increased control over user session codes.
  • Improved session code generation for increased readability.


Version 7.12

  • No new features—version number change to keep the build number in sync with WINSelect Enterprise.


Version 7.11

  • Logoff / Logon is not required while applying WINSelect parameters.


Version 7.10

  • Installation file is now an EXE and is therefore localized in English, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.


Version 7.0

  • First release of WINSelect 7.x.
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