Release 8.30

XYplorer 8.30 has been released on 31-Aug-2009. Here's a quick introduction to the main new features:

Search Results Caching. The results of time-consuming searches can now be stored and retrieved tabwise and across sessions. To make it happen tick Configuration | Find Files | Cache Search Results.

For example, scanning a complete drive for PDFs surely takes a while. With Search Results Caching enabled you can go back to your results (safely preserved in a locked tab!) at any time and show them in a fraction of a second.

Note that all file properties (Size, Dates, Attributes...) shown in the list are up-to-date even in a cached search since only the filenames are cached, not the properties.

Dual Pane. Now you can easily move or copy tabs between the panes. All tab properties, even scroll position and selections, are preserved.

You can as well drag the tab with the mouse to any position in the other pane (hold CTRL to force a copy):

Spot & Jump. Quickly jump to any item in a large list, just as you know it from your web browser's Find Bar. The matches are marked with colors.

Simply type the patterns into the Address Bar, for example:

>xy   = jump to the next item containing "xy"

Wildcards are fully supported, and you can store an unlimited number of jump links in your Catalog or Favorites. Next time you want to listen to your Chuck Berry collection buried in a list of 20,000 mp3s -- just define a jump link once and the rest is a single click that takes you from one Chuck Berry to the next.

For example:
>chuck  = jump to the next List item containing
          "chuck" anywhere in the name
>????   = jump to the next List item that's 4 chars long
>*##*   = jump to the next List item with at least 2 
          consecutive numbers in the name
>*.txt  = jump to the next item ending with ".txt"
>       = remove any coloring now

If you are not interested in jumping and just want the colors, put two ">" at the beginning. If you use more than one pattern at a time (separated by |) no jumping takes place:

>>xy       = color all occurrences of "xy"
>>xy|2009  = color all occurrences of "xy" and "2009"
>xy|2009   = (same as above)

Jump links are easily added to the Catalog and thus turned into a one-click affair:

Tip: You can jump upwards by holding Shift.

EXIF Stamping. The new command "Set Modified Date to EXIF Date" sets the Modified date of each selected image file to the file's EXIF date (Exchangeable Image File Format). This simple command allows you to update the timestamps of hundreds of photos in a split second.

The command is accessible via a user-defined Custom Keyboard Shortcut or directly from the Customize Keyboard Shortcuts dialog:

File types supporting EXIF are JPEG and TIFF. If no EXIF date is found in a file the Modified date is not touched.

Tip: Using the Scripting command formatdate() you can also shift EXIF dates by any interval before time stamping a file. A practical example would be to shift the modified date of your photos after coming back from a holiday in a different time zone:

//set modified date of current file to its EXIF + 6 hours
::timestamp m, formatdate("<dateexif>", , "h", 6);

Configuration. In the new section "Features" you can control some of the advanced functionality of XYplorer and disable features which you do not use or wish to see. Disabling a feature will remove the related elements from the GUI and may improve overall resource usage.

Home Edition. The new "Lifetime License Home" buys you everything the current Pro Edition has -- apart from a handful of advanced features -- at an incredibly low introductory price.