Release 22.70

XYplorer © 2022 · File Manager for Windows


XYplorer 22.70 has been released on 11-Jan-2022. Here’s a quick introduction to the main new features:

  • Custom Toolbar Buttons Support Middle Click. Now you can define a separate script that will be triggered by the middle button. That gives you 64 more possible scripts to make your life easier.

    First, to add a custom toolbar button to your toolbar open the Customize Toolbar dialog via menu Tools | Customize Toolbar..., scroll down the "Available Buttons" list till you see the 64 user buttons and copy one over to the "Current Buttons" list by double-clicking it.

    Then close that dialog, right-click the new button in the toolbar, and select "Edit..." from the popup menu:

    About to edit a Custom Toolbar Button. (Click to zoom)

    Now you see this dialog where you can add a script into the new "On middle-click" field. Here we used the nonsense script echo "middle-clicked!"; just for proof of concept:

    Editing a Custom Toolbar Button. (Click to zoom)

    Now close the dialog and middle-click the new button. You should see this:

    After running the middle-click-script. (Click to zoom)

    Since there are currently 64 custom toolbar buttons, you can now define 64 new scripts that can be executed with a single middle-click. Refer to the help file for the methods and secrets of scripting.

  • Tooltip Zoom. Now you can enlarge the tooltips by up to 400%, which turns each tooltip into a kind of magnifying glass. Relaxes the eyes and makes the file manager easier to use for users with visual impairments.

    Up to this version, the tooltips always had the same font size as the controls to which they belong:

    100% tooltip. (Click to zoom)

    Now you can increase their relative size by entering a percentage between 100% and 400% into Configuration | General | Menus, Mouse, Usability | Usability | Tooltip zoom (%). This, for example, shows the same tooltip as above at 150%:

    150% tooltip. (Click to zoom)

  • Verbatim Tooltips. Now you can optionally display whatever the mouse is pointing at in a tooltip. This option is aimed directly at screen readers who read tooltips aloud and makes the file manager easier to use for users with visual impairments.

    Tick Configuration | General | Menus, Mouse, Usability | Usability | Show verbatim tooltips to show a tooltip for whatever text the mouse it pointing at in the main window. Here are some examples:

    Verbatim tooltips for the names in the file list. (Click to zoom)

    Verbatim tooltips for the nodes in the folder tree. (Click to zoom)

    Verbatim tooltips for the tab paths. (Click to zoom)

    Verbatim tooltips for any cell in the file list, here in the Dimensions column. (Click to zoom)

    Verbatim tooltips for any cell in the file list, here in the Modified column. (Click to zoom)

    Note that it is a radical setting that overrides all other settings relating to the mouse pointers in the tree, list, tabs and toolbar. For example, when it is activated, the Hover Box will no longer be displayed.

  • Hover Box Zooming. Now you can hold down the CTRL key to make it super fine: 1 pixel per step. And if you hold SHIFT, it's 10x faster than normal: 100 pixels per step.

    Hover Box zooming can be done by mouse wheel (Up/Down) or by keyboard (Numpad Add/Subtract). Either way, you can change the speed of zooming by holding down Ctrl to make it super fine and holding down Shift to make it super fast:

    Small Hover Box. (Click to zoom)

    Growing fast by Shift+Numpad Add. (Click to zoom)

    Growing fast again by Shift+Numpad Add. (Click to zoom)

    By the way, the Hover Box can be turned on and off by a neat new button:

    The Hover Box toggle button. (Click to zoom)