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by Chris Wood
12 Jun 2006 12:28
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: What is a kilobyte/megabyte/gigabyte?
Replies: 11
Views: 1548

Well too bad, usage has already changed, thanks to hard-drive manufacturers - consumers were getting confused with kilo meaning 1000 in data transmission but not in data storage...
by Chris Wood
11 Jun 2006 05:41
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: What is a kilobyte/megabyte/gigabyte?
Replies: 11
Views: 1548

Actually 1000s makes more sense for hard-drive sizes, because *humans* are based on 10s, not 2s! Really, do you know how many megabytes in 23 gibibytes? Especially today, when hard-drive space is so cheap. Consumers don't need to think in awkward powers of 2, only developers should need to. Also, "k...
by Chris Wood
07 Jun 2006 08:29
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: What is a kilobyte/megabyte/gigabyte?
Replies: 11
Views: 1548

So KB is 1000 bytes, MB is 1000 KB, and GB is 1000 MB?
by Chris Wood
07 Jun 2006 05:02
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: What is a kilobyte/megabyte/gigabyte?
Replies: 11
Views: 1548

What is a kilobyte/megabyte/gigabyte?

Is XYplorer the same as Explorer in reporting sizes? Is a kilobyte 2^10 bytes, as per the original meaning of the word, or 10^3 bytes, as per the telecomms SI unit also used by hard-drive manufacturers? The answer should be in the help.
by Chris Wood
29 May 2006 13:48
Forum: Wishes
Topic: Hotkey: Ctrl-S to save configuration
Replies: 4
Views: 822

Ah, yeah, I did a search for "Ctrl-S"... Well how about Ctrl-Alt-S?
by Chris Wood
27 May 2006 03:56
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: file protocol unsupported
Replies: 2
Views: 558

admin wrote:

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! Address Bar and Catalog now support the file:/// protocol.
I have these files executed by the Shell, so http[s]:// URLs are opened by your default browser whereas file:/// URLs are opened by the associated application.
Even better :)
by Chris Wood
27 May 2006 03:10
Forum: Wishes
Topic: Hotkey: Ctrl-S to save configuration
Replies: 4
Views: 822

Really? I couldn't find Ctrl-S in the documentation. So maybe no-one's using it.
by Chris Wood
26 May 2006 08:10
Forum: Wishes
Topic: Hotkey: Ctrl-S to save configuration
Replies: 4
Views: 822

Hotkey: Ctrl-S to save configuration

That is all.
by Chris Wood
26 May 2006 08:09
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: file protocol unsupported
Replies: 2
Views: 558

file protocol unsupported

Steps to reproduce 1. Create a new catalog item pointing to some file on your local computer, but use a URL instead of a Windows file address (ie. start with file:/// and use forward slashes instead of backslashes). Actual results: XYplorer says "Couldn't find path or file..." Expected results: XYpl...
by Chris Wood
26 May 2006 06:28
Forum: Wishes
Topic: Drag into catalog
Replies: 1
Views: 489

Drag into catalog

I can't see a way to drag an item into the catalog. Seems like a natural thing to do. Dragging an item onto a category heading should add it to the catalog under that category. Or even better, that little arrow that you get when changing the order of category items could appear, so you can choose wh...
by Chris Wood
26 May 2006 06:24
Forum: Wishes
Topic: Check Open Tabs
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Sounds cool, though that ALT behaviour is pretty weird and I doubt anyone will use it, it's easier to just open a new tab than to remember that...
by Chris Wood
26 May 2006 06:23
Forum: Wishes
Topic: Toolbar Spacer
Replies: 9
Views: 1102

So what you really want is a "Large Icons" option.
by Chris Wood
25 May 2006 06:38
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Catalog bugs
Replies: 21
Views: 2416

admin wrote:Hm. F8 is not good enough for you? You are a mousy man.
F8 is slower, if you have your hand on the mouse, and your other hand isn't hovering above the keyboard.
by Chris Wood
25 May 2006 06:37
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Catalog bugs
Replies: 21
Views: 2416

It would be a little weird, but will that weirdness hurt usability? If the button is subtle it shouldn't be any worse than without, so long as there is another way to open the catalog. Opening the catalog isn't a particularly scary action if the user experiments. And to be even nicer, the icon could...
by Chris Wood
25 May 2006 05:45
Forum: Reviews
Topic: "xyplorer: not enough features"
Replies: 9
Views: 1788

Well we can quote reviewers all day, your latest post says "Xplorer² however is still a better choice for average users who will be overwhelmed by XYPlorer's power."

I think it's possible to have a lot of power at the same time as simplicity and ease-of-use, and XYplorer is pretty good at that.