XYplorer 15.60 has been released on 19-Aug-2015. Here’s a quick introduction to the main new features:
The factory default setting for the Ghost Filter will hide all items beginning with a dot. Press the Ghost Filter toolbar button (if you don’t see it add it to your toolbar via Tools | Customize Toolbar) to activate the filter. Your dot-items will disappear from view.
Let’s hide all "desktop.ini" and "Thumbs.db" files. Select View | Show Items | Edit Ghost Filter... and enter the following patterns: "desktop.ini" and "Thumbs.db" (with the quotes to force an exact match -- see Help for details).
Now here is what difference the Ghost Filter makes. Toggle it by pressing the Ghost Filter toolbar button:
Note that small ghost icon in the status bar of the last shot (zoomed version). It signals that items in the current list are hidden by Ghost Filter. The icon has a tooltip telling you more about the currently hidden items.
Of course, the usual wildcard patterns are supported as well. For example, these patterns would hide all items under E:\Test\ and all TXT files: E:\Test\* and *.txt.
Access Control. And here’s the Ghost Filter for the boss. As admin you now can completely hide particular items from the users, on a per-user basis. Might add some safety to your company. (Pro Edition Only)
For example, this section in Admin.ini would hide all items beginning with a dot and all EXE files from the user:
See Help file for details (look under "Access Control").
QuickSearch. The new QuickSearch function connects scripting with XYplorer’s powerful search engine. (Pro Edition Only)
QuickSearch is probably the most powerful and useful of all scripting commands. It works 100% identical to GUI Quick Search apart from not affecting the GUI: The search results are returned by the function in a string. QuickSearch lets you quickly collect specific stuff from the most remote corners of your file system by means of simple scripts that can be stored and shared. The stuff is returned in a format ready for further automated processing. One of the most powerful file search engines compressed into a one-liner.
For example, this line would search the current path for all items modified on a weekend:
text quicksearch("dateM: dw 6 | dw 7");
The result could look like this:
Floating Preview. Now you can navigate your photos by left mouse click.
Click on left half of status bar or of anywhere off preview: Go Back.
Click on right half of status bar or of anywhere off preview: Go Forward.
Note that you cannot navigate by clicking the image itself because this would interfere with the Mouse Down Blow Up feature.
Lock Zoom Position. Optionally keep the zoom position when switching images in the preview. Useful when comparing details of different versions of the same image.
Two versions of the same image, previewed in the Floating Preview:
Now enable Lock Zoom and Lock Zoom Position via right-click menu, and zoom (using Numpad Add or Ctrl+Wheel) into the head of the cow in one of the images. Now select the other image. It will be zoomed into the exact same position:
Use key G to toggle between Fit All and the last zoomed view. It will stay at the head of the cow.