XYplorer 9.90 has been released on 05-Jan-2011. Here's a quick introduction to the main new features:
Note that this feature is supported on the Info Panel as well as with Thumbnails, MouseDownBlowUp, and Full Screen Preview. To enable the grid check Configuration | Preview | Show grid under transparent areas. The grid for Thumbnails is controlled independently by Configuration | Thumbnails | Show grid under transparent areas.
Examples for a local and a remote license file:
Do you regularly go into the forests and snap trees? Now you are sitting on thousands of tree pics and need to name them? And you are being fed up with typing "melanoxylon" and "hemisphaerica" all night long? So what about selecting the name from a handy dropdown menu?! Like this one, for example:
A menu like the above is easily made within a Custom Toolbar Button. Paste the following lines into the On click event of the button, and tick Fire click on mousedown. Set the Icon field to :rename.
Templates -00 -aa --------------- Increments 1: -01 -ab 2: -02 -ac 25: -25 -az 26: -26 -ba 100: -100 -dw 675: -675 -zz 1000: -1000 -bmm
You see, the hexavigesimal system saves space and is fun. :)
XYplorer 9.90.0100 has been released on 16-Jan-2011. Here's a quick introduction to the main new features:
XYplorer 9.90.0200 has been released on 31-Jan-2011. Here's a quick introduction to the main new features:
NTFS Junctions (aka junction points, or directory junctions) and NTFS Symbolic Links (aka symlinks, or soft links) can be easily created using the Paste Special submenu. Simply copy one or more items to the clipboard, then go to where you want to have the links, and then "paste" them using menu Edit | Paste Special | Create Junction(s) respectively Create Symbolic Link(s).
Note that Symbolic Links need Vista or later.
XYplorer 9.90.0300 has been released on 06-Feb-2011. It just has some bug fixes.
XYplorer 9.90.0401 has been released on 15-Feb-2011. It just has some bug fixes.
XYplorer 9.90.0500 has been released on 21-Feb-2011. Here's a quick introduction to the main new features:
Here is an example script for folderreport():
The output could look like this:
C:\Program Files\XYplorer\Data ... AutoBackup (35,92 KB, 1 items) ... FindTemplates (0, 0 items) ... NewItems (0, 2 items) ... New (0, 0 items) ... Panes (7,04 KB, 4 items) ... 1 (3,96 KB, 1 items) ... 2 (3,07 KB, 1 items) ... Scripts (0, 0 items)
If Auto-backup Configuration is enabled the current INI file is auto-backupped to the folder <xydata>\AutoBackup before it is modified, if the last auto-backup is older than 24h.
XYplorer 9.90.0600 has been released on 26-Mar-2011. Here's a quick introduction to the main new features:
Import Catalog: Here you can import other catalogs into the current catalog at the position right before the currently selected category.
Export Category: Here you can export the current category as a self-contained catalog. This one-category-catalog can later be imported, but also be loaded stand-alone.
This feature allows you to easily move data between catalogs, and it provides a new elegant way of sharing extended functionality (scripts, filters ...) between users.
XYplorer 9.90.0700 has been released on 06-Apr-2011. Here's a quick introduction to the main new features:
Included Catalogs are not simply appended or inserted, but merged into the master catalog, so that items from different catalogs are combined within the same categories. Once included those external items work just like normal items, with one important difference: They are read-only. The included source files will never be altered.
Check out the Help under Including Catalogs for more information.
XYplorer 9.90.0800 has been released on 15-Apr-2011. Here's a quick introduction to the main new features:
Here's an example:
In the alias definition the arguments are referred to by placeholders <@1>, <@2>, <@3> etc. On using the alias the argument values are passed as a comma-separated list, separated from the alias name by at least one space. Any surrounding spaces are trimmed. Then <@1> is replaced with the first argument, <@2> with the second, etc. Up to 9 arguments are supported.
For example, here's an alias using two arguments. First define it once by running this line through the Address Bar:
@Greet=::echo "Hello, <@1>! It's <@2>!";
Then make use of it, e.g. pass the arguments Don and Daisy. Again, feed this line through the Address Bar:
@Greet Don, Daisy
The alias is now internally resolved to the following line, which is then immediatly executed as if it had been fed directly into the Address Bar. In this case it is a script line that will pop a message box:
::echo "Hello, Don! It's Daisy!";
This feature takes aliases to the next level, and it's not hard to imagine the powerful uses it allows.
You do this in Configuration | Templates | Command Line Interpreter. The Command Line Interpreter is used when you use the DOS command syntax in location ports like the Address Bar, e.g. !dir. It is also used by the command Open Command Prompt Here (Tree folder context menu). It's an alternative to the factory default Command Line Interpreter cmd.exe.
XYplorer 9.90.0900 has been released on 03-May-2011. It just has some bug fixes.
XYplorer 9.90.1000 has been released on 23-May-2011. Here's a quick introduction to the main new features:
|You have employees, you have children, you have parents, you have a husband. They shall play with your files, but not with all of your files. And not all sorts of games. You need some amount of control. You need Access Control. Hey, you can even use it to protect you from yourself.|
Access Control is invoked using Admin.ini, a plain text file located in the path of XYplorer.exe. If it is not there yet, simply create it. Create with admin rights so that the normal user cannot modify it. The section name for Access Control related keys is [AccessControl].
The color can be set in Configuration | Colors & Styles | Selection Box. Here are some examples:
The new command Edit Tagged Items... (in Configuration | Tags) offers backdoor access to the tags database in its current state in memory. You can edit the records, remove records, add records. Using Editor Mode you can outsource the work to a text editor of your choice. This feature also comes in handy at checking out orphans and manually reviving them by updating the paths.
FYI, here is the record syntax:
XYplorer 9.90.1100 has been released on 15-Jun-2011. Here's a quick introduction to the main new features:
Safe Overwrite is optional and has to be enabled in Configuration | File Operations | Backup Operations.
Here's what the box has to offer:
Access Control is invoked using Admin.ini, a plain text file located in the path of XYplorer.exe. The new key DisallowedDirs can be used to disallow operations in certain locations. In this example, the user is allowed to operate anywhere apart from E:\Test and E:\Secret. Note that disallowance includes all subfolders.
Any number of paths can be concatenated, separated by a | (pipe).