XYplorer 10.60 has been released on 22-Nov-2011. Here's a quick introduction to the main new features:
|Flat View is probably one of those features you never want to miss again. Utterly easy to handle it gives you intuitive file system views that no other interface has to offer.|
To turn on Flat View for the current tab, use the toggle "Flat View" in submenu Views (also available in the list's context menu), or the "Flat View" toolbar button. Here's the difference between a normal view and a flat view:
The are several configuration options, most of them set-and-forget, and most of the factory defaults are probably all you ever need:
One particular configuration option is worth mentioning here: Let folders pass all filters. If ticked then on a mixed flat view (showing files and folders), any Visual Filters or Name Search patterns only apply to files, not to folders. So the folders always stay visible while their contents are filtered. This feature, combined with level-indent and tree-like sort order, enables you to view a Filtered Branch (a branch is a subsection of the Tree) in the file list, for example a branch showing only certain image types or only TXT files (see screenshots below). A real time-saver when perusing the file system under certain aspects.
Various most-recently-used (MRU) lists can have an optional Sticky Section. Items in the Sticky Section are permanent members of this list and will never be pushed out when new items are added. You can use this section for your all-time favorite items and carefully crafted patterns.
The Sticky Section can be added via List Management (menu Tools), simply add this dummy item as section separator: -----> mru. Everything above the separator is in the Sticky Section, everything below it is in the MRU Section.
Here is a simple way to make a User Button pop a menu offering a list of items where the opening application AND the opened file is defined. Add a new User Button via the Customize Toolbar dialog, and then follow these steps:
A cute little time saver that enables you to move-and-rename files or folders in one go right from the file list. Simply enter a relative (to the current path of the file!) or absolute path\[name] into the inline rename box (F2) in the file list, and Move On Rename will happen. If the target folder doesn't exist yet it is created on the fly.
To enable it tick Configuration | General | Allow move on rename. Then, to try it out, select some dummy file in the file list, press F2, and enter this into the rename box:
C:\new.png = Move file to C:\ renaming it to new.png. ..\new.png = Move file one up renaming it to new.png. stuff\new.png = Move file one down to subfolder "stuff" renaming it to new.png. If "stuff" does not exist it is created.
You can also move a file or folder without renaming it. Simply select the rename box, and enter a path with a trailing slash:
C:\stuff\ = Move file to C:\stuff\. stuff\ = Move file one down to subfolder "stuff". ..\ = Move file one up.
Or create a new folder and paste Parent\Child into the fresh rename box: The relative path "Parent\Child" is created in the current path.