XYplorer 11.00 has been released on 26-Apr-2012. Here's a quick introduction to the main new features:
The obvious idea is to offer an ultra-smooth access to the most common find task: the search by filename. No more need to open the Info Panel, select the mighty Find Files tab, reset any previous filters, enter a pattern, and press Find Now. Instead you completely bypass the Find Files tab leaving its current settings unused and unchanged.
Here is an example:
As an extra service there is a handy additional command Repeat Last Quick Name Search (Shift+F3). It repeats the last Quick Name Search (if any) in the current location. You find this command in menu Edit, and in the right-click menu of the Quick Name Search toolbar button.
Note that the last 64 Quick Name Search patterns are stored in a most-recently-used list, available as dropdown in the dialog, and remembered across sessions.
You find the command in the custom Drag and Drop context menu, and (as "Paste Here with Path...") in the Paste Special submenu.
The commands open a dialog which offers you a complete set of path choices auto-generated from the drop target and the source item(s). Any non-existing subpaths will be silently created in the target; non-existing paths are marked by the "New Folder" icon in the dialog.
Note that in the dialog there is some smartness at work: The path which XYplorer thinks you are likely to choose is preselected. E.g., if you drag directly onto a drive root (or network share), the path that will mirror your source path is preselected.
These commands come in very handy when restoring or updating individual files from one deeply nested place to another one. Here is an example:
Another example might make the logic even more obvious. A file is right-mouse-dragged from its location (D:\Bilder\Icons\_misc\) in one drive to the root of another drive (C:\):
Here is an example showing how easy it is to create Smart Dropdown Button:
Note that the type of the listed items determines the action: The button drops a menu that opens documents, runs executables, and goes to folders. So you have a favorites panel, a launch panel, and an open panel in one place and with the least effort.