XYplorer 19.00 has been released on 24-May-2018. Here’s a quick introduction to the main new features:
Hover Box. XYplorer’s zero click wonder, the HoverBox, now supports thumbnail previews for text, image, video, office, and PDF files. A pleasure for your eyes and your tendons. Immediate addiction guaranteed.
The so-called "Hover Box" is a popup window showing a small file preview plus some file data, e.g. in case of images: a thumbnail and basic file, image, and (if applicable) photo data. The image thumbnail has a maximum space of 500 x 500 pixels, other previews can be slightly larger depending on the file type. The idea is to get a small preview without any clicking, a Zero Click Preview.
First thing to do in a fresh installation is to enable the feature. Tick this: Configuration (F9)| Information | File Info Tips | Show Hover Box.
Then use the Apply To... button to select the file types the Hover Box shall be shown for:
Select On Hover. Optionally you can now select list items by just hovering their icon. Another comfy zero click service.
Enable it by ticking Configuration | General | Menus, Mouse, Safety | Mouse | Select list items on hover.If enabled a list item is selected (and focused) when you hover its icon (yep, only the icon, else it’d be just too extreme) for a certain minimum time (the delay, see below).
Find Hidden Files. The new "Find hidden" option lets you find all items regardless of any settings that might currently hide them.
Find the "Find hidden" option in the Info Panel (F12) / Find Files / Name & Location:
Now, with "Find hidden" OFF, let’s search for *.db files, which are current hidden from the file list (Hide Protected Operating System Files is enabled, see the pushed down "eye" button in the toolbar). Result: None found.
Now, do the same search with "Find hidden" ON. Result: One found.
By the way, Quick Search (F3) also supports finding hidden files. Simply append the /a switch ("find all"):