XYplorer 11.50 has been released on 22-Aug-2012. Here's a quick introduction to the main new features:
In Configuration | Colors & Styles you find the new Grid Style dropdown. Here you can choose among several grid styles, among them "Zebra Stripes: Highlighted Groups".
The Highlighted Groups grid style can be used as a visual dupe finder. Want to know if the current folder contains any files of exactly the same size? Sort the list by size, select "Zebra Stripes: Highlighted Groups" and turn on the Grid (menu Tools | Customize List). Voilà! Any size dupes stand out clearly, you don't have to strain your eyes to spot them. The same can be done with any column, like Modified, Created, Type, Comment, Name, etc.
For example, in this folder it's not easy to quickly tell which files have the same modified date, even when the list is sorted by that date:
After pressing the "Show Grid" toolbar button it jumps into your face:
Here is a list of files with various diacritics in the name. How to define a search pattern that would match all of them? Not easy, especially if not all of these letters are found on your keyboard:
The solution is the new checkbox "Ignore diacritics" in the Name & Location tab, right under "Match case":
The same functionality is available for Visual Filters, Color Filters, Spot and Jump, and Type Ahead Find (Find As You Type).
Here is a new way to update the contents of a file to match the contents of another file: Copy the other file to the clipboard (Ctrl+C), then right-click the file to update, select "Replace with File in Clipboard" from the context menu, and, after a safety prompt, the contents of the selected file are replaced with the contents of the file in the clipboard. The selected file keeps its filename, just the contents are updated.
To have this command in the context menu, you have to add it to the context menu first. This is done in Configuration | Extended | Context menus | File List:
Now you are ready to go. Any file's right-click menu will now offer the "Replace with File in Clipboard" command: