Release 19.20

XYplorer © 2018 · File Manager for Windows

XYplorer 19.20 has been released on 24-Sep-2018. Here’s a quick introduction to the main new features:

  • Mouse Up Show Down. What about a mouse-driven instant non-invasive Folder Contents Preview that lets you look into a folder without opening it? You can jump into subfolders or open files right from the preview. You will get hooked to this amazing speed booster in a second and never look back.

    The first thing you do is turn it on: Configuration | Preview | Mouse Down Blow Up | Folder contents preview.

    Now you can click on a folder icon in the file list, and on mouse up that folder's contents will pop up in a small list, scrollable if necessary. In that list you can click on a folder to jump into it, or click on a file to open it. Additionally each item in the list has a context menu with some more things you can do:

    Folder Contents Preview with opened context menu of a file.

    Never again dive down into a folder only to find out that it is completely empty. Now you find out in advance:

    Mouse up on a emtpy folder.

  • Tab Colors. Now you can have the selected tab auto-match the color of the breadcrumb bar of each pane. So what? Well, try it. It makes a lot of sense in terms of user guidance and interface balance.

    Here you can toggle it: Configuration | Colors and Styles | Colors | Match selected tab with breadcrumb bar.

    See yourself:

    Tab color matching OFF.

    Tab color matching ON.

    Tab color matching ON on the 2nd pane.

    Note that the breadcrumb bar colors of each pane are freely customizable in Configuration | Colors and Styles | Colors.

  • Tree Path Colors. Just like with tabs you now can also have the "Tree Path Tracing" auto-match the color of the breadcrumb bar of each pane. It’s a small thing but it makes everything look better.

    Here you can toggle it: Configuration | Colors and Styles | More Colors | Tree path tracing | Match color with breadcrumb bar.

    And it looks like this:

    The Tree Path Tracing, aka the Snake, has the same color as the Breadcrumb Bar.

    BTW, here you toggle Tree Path Tracing itself: Tools | Customize Tree | Tree Path Tracing. There is also a dedicated toolbar button for the same thing.

  • Drag and Clone. In all small lists where you can drag items to a new position you now can drag-and-clone an item by Ctrl+Drag.

  • Remove Search and Filters. The context menu of the Search Information Bar and Filter Information Bar now tells you what you can do with a double click: Remove the search, or the filter. You always could, but now you know.

    Right-clicking the Search Information Bar.