XYplorer 17.50 has been released on 20-Jan-2017. Here’s a quick introduction to the main new features:
Quick Audio Preview. Mouse down on the file icon to hear the sound. Mouse move to scroll. Mouse up to stop. MP3, WAV, FLAC, OGG... you name it. With interactive progress bar. Probably the most convenient audio file previewer on the planet.
Since a non-standard gesture (mouse down on the file icon) is involved the feature has to be explicitly enabled. Open Tools | Configuration | Mouse Down Blow Up | On Thumbnails and Icons and ensure that the following options are ticked:
Configuration | Mouse Down Blow Up | On left mouse down
Configuration | Mouse Down Blow Up | On file icons as well
Configuration | Mouse Down Blow Up | Audio preview
Now browse to some folder with audio files, move your mouse pointer over the icon of an audio file, and press the left mouse button down (and hold it down). The audio preview will immediately start and a progress bar will be shown in the status bar. To stop the preview simply release the mouse button.
While you hold down the mouse button pan the mouse horizontally to move the playback position.
If the following options are ticked the preview can be started with the right mouse button and will continue after releasing the button:
Configuration | Mouse Down Blow Up | On right mouse down
Configuration | Mouse Down Blow Up | Stay up
To stop that preview press ESC, or click anywhere in the list, or start the next preview.
All audio formats listed in Configuration | Previewed Formats | Category | Audio Files are supported but, of course, the necessary Codec has to be installed in the system. Audio Codecs are not part of the XYplorer package.
Support of Filenames Ending With Dot or Space. Those filenames are invalid in the Windows name space and the shell cannot do anything with them. Delete, rename, move, it all fails with the standard File Explorer. XYplorer now can handle them.
Extra Large Toolbar. Now you can have extra large buttons (48x48 pixels). Increases toolbar usability on high-resolution screens.
The big fat buttons serve also as a comfortable landing point for your fingers on a touchscreen.