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by Dustydog
12 Aug 2019 00:29
Forum: Tips & Tricks, Questions & Answers
Topic: Remember: There really is a variable <pfaitem> and you may need it.
Replies: 0
Views: 219

Remember: There really is a variable <pfaitem> and you may need it.

I'm surprised by the resilience that XY shows in just how interchangeably one can get away with using various variable types: For example, <cc_item> works where you think it might not. <curitem> does too. One area where one must be careful, however, is if using the feature where you long press on a ...
by Dustydog
07 Aug 2019 18:48
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Scripted Rename Preview Pops Up Unexpectedly
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Scripted Rename Preview Pops Up Unexpectedly

If XY has been running awhile, I'll frequently get every scripted rename showing a preview when it ought not and normally does not. (This also happens when it's a portable open with one liner.) I can usually? always? get it to stop if I have it show the edit pattern dialogue before continuing. It ma...
by Dustydog
19 Jul 2019 04:00
Forum: Tips & Tricks, Questions & Answers
Topic: Keep Any Window on Top Using AHK - Very Simple
Replies: 0
Views: 184

Keep Any Window on Top Using AHK - Very Simple

[This has been useful enough to me that I'm posting in this section. If an admin feels it's better off in "Other Software" feel free to move it. I like it because it's so simple and transparent - as well as consistently useful while using XY.] I find myself frequently wanting to keep a window pinned...
by Dustydog
26 May 2019 05:23
Forum: Tips & Tricks, Questions & Answers
Topic: Everything and XYplorer - My Everything Integration Settings
Replies: 0
Views: 357

Everything and XYplorer - My Everything Integration Settings

I was setting up my computer again and was looking at what I had set for EVERYTHING by voidtools to access XYplorer. I noticed the question and excellent answer from highend in this link: https://www.xyplorer.com/xyfc/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=20380&p=169206&hilit=%24exec+C%3A%5CProgram+Files+%24+x86%24+%...
by Dustydog
23 Apr 2019 23:16
Forum: Tips & Tricks, Questions & Answers
Topic: Quick Question re: 'Computer' Taskbar Button
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Quick Question re: 'Computer' Taskbar Button

So: Links, Desktop, Downloads, Documents, Main User Folder are hard coded? (I assume "yes" from your previous answer, just making absolutely sure.) And yes, your suggestion of making a scripted button is probably the best solution (or just leave it alone!), though I'll need to think clearly about ho...
by Dustydog
24 Feb 2019 12:40
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: [NoBug]Error 5: 19.7+ Only, including Fresh
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: Error 5: 19.7+ Only, including Fresh - My Bad

Turned on syntax checking. Discovered I had a bad function declaration in a multi-script that was being called by the main script (so A called B called C, which had the error), though the function with the bad declaration wasn't itself being called. Evidently 19.6 was friendlier about it than 19.7 f...
by Dustydog
24 Feb 2019 10:26
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: [NoBug]Error 5: 19.7+ Only, including Fresh
Replies: 8
Views: 307

[NoBug]Error 5: 19.7+ Only, including Fresh

Also doesn't want to acknowledge "step;" inside a script. In fact, it threw the below "step" error when that was the first command encountered. None of this happens after downgrading to 19.6. This is from a long, but well-used script and happens regardless of how I call it, though it uses the: "Desc...
by Dustydog
02 Feb 2019 04:06
Forum: Tips & Tricks, Questions & Answers
Topic: Quick Question re: 'Computer' Taskbar Button
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Quick Question re: 'Computer' Taskbar Button

How do you add things to the...second part of the menu button where it shows "User", "Downloads", etc. I'm talking about the button that physically looks like a computer, shows the name of my computer, and the bottom section can be used to quickly switch drives. I know this is likely obvious, but I ...
by Dustydog
09 Jan 2019 13:23
Forum: Wishes
Topic: Columns Being Viewed Shortcuts
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Columns Being Viewed Shortcuts

I appreciate your suggestion. I'm using it and may build on it a bit. Wish there were a way of accessing the right-click menu for the horizontal scroll bars - they've got everything one could want - but too many precise clicks away to be very useful. Why didn't it occur to MS to make shortcuts for t...
by Dustydog
05 Jan 2019 03:17
Forum: Wishes
Topic: sortbylist scripting command improvements?
Replies: 0
Views: 210

sortbylist scripting command improvements?

I wish there were a way of identifying a folder by a wildcard pattern in the sort list - that wildcard sort list is a very powerful feature. And yes, there are ways around it, but nothing as direct, convenient, or useful. (Unless, of course, I'm missing something?) At the least a switch that makes i...
by Dustydog
05 Jan 2019 02:20
Forum: Wishes
Topic: Make Manual Sorting a Little Stickier?
Replies: 0
Views: 226

Make Manual Sorting a Little Stickier?

Currently, it resorts after a file delete or creation. Wish it didn't without changing other behaviors such as auto-refresh - which would leave the newly deleted file hanging around anyway.
by Dustydog
04 Jan 2019 02:45
Forum: Wishes
Topic: Columns Being Viewed Shortcuts
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Columns Being Viewed Shortcuts

I can't use the shift-mouse wheel shortcut for navigating left-right view of a detail pane. Currently the only reasonable way for me to navigate a thickly-columned details view is by grabbing the scroll bar on the bottom. Not ideal. Perhaps shift-left arrow and shift-right arrow could move by a (twe...
by Dustydog
02 Jan 2019 04:31
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: [SOLVED] Custom File Icons isn't working in Windows 8
Replies: 19
Views: 2595

Re: [SOLVED] Custom File Icons isn't working in Windows 8

I'm on Win10. I don't know how broadly this applies to, well, any system but mine at this point :S, or even if this is particularly the right thread, or applicable, but I do think it's interesting that I can't get a unique preview for an icon (rather than a standard one for the icon editor I'm using...
by Dustydog
28 Dec 2018 01:35
Forum: Tips & Tricks, Questions & Answers
Topic: solving a problem: trying to isolate the proper files
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: solving a problem: trying to isolate the proper files

After almost writing out some possible solutions, for your position and situation, I do have one strong suggestion: Image everything, then hire someone from either the IT or CS department at your school. Perhaps you could then get some useful work done on your newest laptop, enjoy the holidays, and ...
by Dustydog
27 Dec 2018 21:43
Forum: Tips & Tricks, Questions & Answers
Topic: Dark Mode and Toolbar Buttons
Replies: 24
Views: 1428

Re: Dark Mode and Toolbar Buttons

Try adjusting the Settings, Highlights and Dark Mode, Level of Darkness to a higher number; try changing it brighter in about five unit increments. On my system this ameliorated the problem I had with a couple of rather blackish custom icons I use to the point where they're just fine, and everything...