Release 9.20

XYplorer 9.20 has been released on 11-Jun-2010. Here's a quick introduction to the main new features:

Aliases. Aliases are user-definable variables where you can freely choose the name of the variable and their value. When you enter such an alias into the Address Bar it will be resolved to its value before further processing. A real time saver.

For example, you often need to list all PHP files in a certain directory. Through the Address Bar you would do it like this (state the location and apply a Visual Filter):

Now let's define an alias for this statement! Simply type @ and a name of your choice ("p" in the example) and an equal sign (icon turns to a red heart), and then press Enter:

You have defined @p to be an alias for "D:\www\\code\|*.php". Next time you simply type @p into the Address Bar (icon turns to a blue heart) and the statement "D:\www\\code\|*.php" will be processed:

This was just a simple example. Any string (locations, searches, scripts, DOS commands...) can be represented by an alias, and the number of possible aliases is not limited by XYplorer. And, of course, aliases are retained across sessions.

You can easily manage your aliases in Tools | List Management | Aliases...:

User Folder. Added a new special folder [User] to the Tree pointing to the current user's profile folder. See screenshots following below...
Special Folders. Now you can easily show/hide all top special folders in the Tree:
Recycle Bin

Toggling those folders works on-the-fly without rebuild of the whole tree.

Here are two screenshots that illustrate the configuration of special folders:

User Buttons. Increased their number from 16 to 32.
Folder Sizes. Now you can show the number of items in each folder in the list's Size column.

To enable this feature simply tick the following checkboxes in Configuration | General:

Environment Variables. Now you can quickly display a list of all environment variables (menu Help | Environment Variables). Might come in handy.

Note that the bottom of the list, starting with %computer%, are XY-internal variables that you can use in the Address Bar or for scripting.

Previewed Formats. Massively improved configuration interface. It's much easier now to manage the many supported default formats and add new ones.