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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 13 Dec 2016 15:24

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v17.40.0107 - 2016-12-13 15:23
    + Scripting got a new function.
      Name:   ID3Tag
      Action: Write ID3v1 tags to files that support this. Return the current tags.
      Syntax: id3tag([file], [tagslist], [separator="|"])
        file:   File to tag.
                Defaults to the current file.
        tagslist:   [optional] List of tags to write.
                    Format:
                      Name=Value|Name=Value|...
                    Supported names and max length of values in ID3v1:
                      title       30 characters
                      artist      30 characters
                      album       30 characters
                      year         4 characters
                      comments    28 characters
                      track       0-255 (numeric)
                      genre       0-255 (numeric)
                    The names are case-insensitive (A==a).
                    The order is irrelevant.
        separator:  [optional] Separates the tags in the passed tagslist.
                    Defaults to "|" (pipe).
        return: The current tags (before the tagging).
      Examples:
        id3tag(, "album=On The Beach|artist=Neil Young"); //tags the current file
        id3tag(, "ARTIST=Neil Young|ALBUM=On The Beach"); //identical to above
        text id3tag();  //just return the ID3v1 tags of the current file
        text id3tag("E:\Test\Sugar.mp3"); //return the ID3v1 tags of that file
      Remarks:
        - Only the tags you pass are written, any other tags are left untouched.
        - Tags "track" and "genre" are written and returned as numbers.
        - Should work with all files that support ID3v1 tags, e.g. MP3, MP4, M4A.     
    * Scripting | Step Dialog: Now it's wider and higher on larger screens. Also
      removed the superfluous label "Script:" from the top of the dialog.
    ! Links Folder: Under certain conditions (e.g. ejecting a removable drive)
      the items in the folder could be doubled. Fixed.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 16 Dec 2016 11:18

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v17.40.0108 - 2016-12-16 11:17
    ! Preview: Trying to catch a rare and volatile bug with playing M4A files.
    ! Toolbar: Fixed some drawing glitches with huge buttons (ToolbarZoom=2).

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 19 Dec 2016 08:47

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v17.40.0109 - 2016-12-19 08:45
    + Multilingual Support: Added support for Serbian.
    * Updated the help file.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 19 Dec 2016 17:04

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v17.40.0200 - 2016-12-19 18:00
    = MAINTENANCE RELEASE.
  +++ Audio Tags. Now scripting supports reading and writing ID3 tags. (Pro
      Edition Only)
  +++ Multilingual Support. Added support for Serbian.
  +++ Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 21 Dec 2016 14:50

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v17.40.0201 - 2016-12-21 14:47
    + Support of filenames ending with dot or space: Those filenames are invalid
      in the Windows name space and the shell cannot do anything with them:
      Delete, rename, move... it will all fail with File Explorer (and many
      other file managers including yesterday's XYplorer).
      NTFS, however, permits such names, and there are ways to create them. So a
      good file manager should enable you to do something with those weird
      files, at least to rename them to something that Windows can understand.
      XYplorer now can do it. Delete, rename, move... it all works.
      However, since those filenames are something that does not really belong
      into a neat Windows file system, XYplorer does not allow you to *create*
      such files. In fact it's highly recommended that you rename or remove them
      as soon as you meet them (which, for most users, will not happen very
      often if at all).
    * XYcopy: Updated to 2.10.0093.
    ! Configuration | Startup & Exit | Autosave settings after this many
      minutes: Autosave would not happen if the Windows session was older than
      25 days. Fixed.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 28 Dec 2016 12:01

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v17.40.0202 - 2016-12-28 12:00
    % Flatten Folder: Made it faster (only noticeable on large folders).
    > Tip: Search pattern to find items
            with trailing spaces: "* "    (with the quotes)
            with trailing dots:   "*."    (with the quotes)
    ! Support of filenames ending with space: Deleting such files did not work
      yet in all contexts. Fixed.
    ! MLS: Minor capitalization glitch in "Stepping through a Script" dialog.
      Fixed.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 09 Jan 2017 17:52

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v17.40.0203 - 2017-01-09 17:51
    ! Mini Tree Meltdown: Since a couple of versions ago the Mini Tree sometimes
      was reduced to just the PC node when a USB device was plugged in. Fixed.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 10 Jan 2017 19:54

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v17.40.0204 - 2017-01-10 19:52
    ! Selection Filter: A prefixed ! (Boolean "not") in the selection filter,
      and also some other pattern modifiers, were not indicated in the status
      bar message. Fixed.
    ! Recycle Bin: When using Explorer to drag and drop files from RB into XY,
      the names of the resulting files were the recycled names like $RUHDAN8.pdf
      instead of the original names. Fixed.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 11 Jan 2017 16:20

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v17.40.0205 - 2017-01-11 16:18
    * List: In Thumbs view, when focus is in the penultimate row but no item
      lives right below that position, and you press Down, then focus will move
      to the last item in the list. Before, it would stay where it is.
    % Smart Dropdown Buttons: The popup menus could experience heavy delays when
      unavailable network resources were passed to them. No more.
  $$$ XYplorerFree: The XYplorer Free Edition has been discontinued. It lived
      for three years but the extra work grew too much to handle. New releases
      became rare, and too much time and energy was drawn away from the main
      project. Another reason is that the free edition simply was too good,
      which was unfair to those who paid.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 13 Jan 2017 20:38

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v17.40.0206 - 2017-01-13 20:36
  +++ Toolbar: Now it can have extra large buttons (48x48 pixels). Increases
      toolbar usability on high-resolution screens.
    * Tools | Customize Toolbar: Replaced the "Large Icons" checkbox by a
      dropdown with 3 options: Small, Large, Extra large.
      Also enlarged the whole dialog somewhat, and redesigned the bottom control
      field.
    ! Property Columns and SC property(): Audio and Image properties were not
      returned for user-added file types (since 20161207). Fixed.
    ! Property Columns and SC property(): Certain general media properties like
      Length were not returned for Video files (since 20161207). Fixed.

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 14 Jan 2017 16:12

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v17.40.0207 - 2017-01-14 16:10
    + SC toolbar enhanced: Now it supports the "extra large" button size.
      Syntax: toolbar([buttons], [size])
        size:    [optional]
                  0 = small
                  1 = large
                  2 = extra large
      Examples:
        toolbar(, 0);  // switch to small buttons
        toolbar(, 1);  // switch to large buttons
        toolbar(, 2);  // switch to extra large buttons
    ! Find Files: Searching on multiple drives referred to by volume labels did
      not work correctly anymore since 20161024 (the first drive in the list was
      wrongly parsed). Fixed.
    ! Audio Preview: Overflow error was possible with certain media. Fixed.   
    ! Tags: There was a double-drawback of the "Use Volume Serials" storage method.
      1)  If the drive is not found on XY startup, the serial cannot be resolved
          to a drive letter.
          Problems start to surface when you plug in a drive while XY is
          running. Tagged items on this drive would not be shown as tagged since
          the in-memory tags still carry the unresolved serial.
      2)  If the drive is not found on XY exit, the drive letter cannot be
          resolved to a serial.
          Problems start to surface when you plug in a drive and it assigned a
          new drive letter by the system. Tagged items on this drive would not
          be shown since the in-memory tags still carry the old drive letter.
       Well, both issues have been fixed: In the event of a drive being added or
       removed the in-memory tags are updated on the fly accordingly.

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 15 Jan 2017 14:30

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v17.40.0208 - 2017-01-15 15:32
  +++ Audio Thumbs: Now Mouse Down Blow Up works for audio files! It just plays
      the sound as long as you hold down the mouse. No interface, no info, just
      sound. All previewable audio file types are supported (MP3, WAV, FLAC,
      OGG... you name it). Killer.
      This feature is optional (some folks might get shocked when their files
      start making noises on touching them). Toggle it here:
        Configuration | Mouse Down Blow Up | Audio preview
      Some tips:
      - Tick this to enable Mouse Down Blow Up:
          Configuration | Mouse Down Blow Up | On left mouse down
      - Tick these two and the Audio Thumb plays on right-click without
        needing to keep the button down:
          Configuration | Mouse Down Blow Up | On right mouse down
          Configuration | Mouse Down Blow Up | Stay up
        To stop either left-click or press ESC, or start the next file's Audio
        Thumb.     
      - Tick this and you get Audio Thumbs via Mouse Down on file icons:
          Configuration | Mouse Down Blow Up | On file icons as well
      Brother, how cool can it get?!
    * Small Lists: Increased the row height by 2 pixels. More air to breathe.

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 16 Jan 2017 18:37

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v17.40.0209 - 2017-01-16 18:36
    + Audio Thumbs: Now you get a basic progress status in the Status Bar while
      the file is playing. This includes an error message if anything failed.
    * Audio Thumbs: Now it loops, i.e. it restarts when the playback ends.
    + Audio Thumbs: Experimentally added a way to move to a new position in the
      playing file (fast forward/backward).
      Start playback by left mouse down on the file icon or thumbnail, then move
      the mouse to the right with the button held down. The positioning is done
      on an imaginary (= nothing to see) 256 pixels wide progress bar where the
      mouse pointer is on position 0 when the playing starts. So, for example,
      moving 128 pixels to the right of that point will play the file from its
      middle position (e.g. from 1:30 if the song is 3:00 long). It's easy once
      you get the knack.
      (I still might add a progress bar to look at later...)
    * Search Templates: Slightly redesigned the dialog.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 17 Jan 2017 13:44

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v17.40.0210 - 2017-01-17 13:43
    + Audio Thumbs: Now you get a basic progress bar in the Status Bar.
    + Audio Thumbs | Progress Bar: Now when you started the playback using the
      right mouse button you can move the play position by left-clicking the
      progress bar.
      Remarks:
      - Note that both of these must be ticked to make this work:
          Configuration | Mouse Down Blow Up | On right mouse down
          Configuration | Mouse Down Blow Up | Stay up
      - You can also toggle Pause/Play by right-clicking the progress bar.
      - There is also a tiny Pause/Play button to toggle Pause/Play.
      - Also the SPACE key will toggle Pause/Play (while focus is in the list).

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

:!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and might contain fresh bugs. You have been warned.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 18 Jan 2017 16:52

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v17.40.0211 - 2017-01-18 16:51
    + SC get got a new named argument "previewhandler". Rather for debugging
      purposes (but who knows) this is a way to quickly retrieve the GUID,
      Standard value, and DisplayName of the default previewhandler associated
      with a given extension. The information is retrieved from the registry.
      Syntax: get("previewhandler", extension, separator=CRLF)
        extension:  [required] any registered file extension
        separator:  separator between GUID, Standard, and DisplayName in the
                    returned string
        return:     GUID,separator,Standard,separator,DisplayName
                    Nothing if no previewhandler is found.
      Example 1:
        text get("previewhandler", "pdf");
      returns (on my system):
        {CF822AB4-6DB5-4FDA-BC28-E61DF36D2583}
        PDF-XChange PDF Preview Provider
        PDF-XChange PDF Preview Provider
      Example 2:
        text get("previewhandler", "msg");
      returns (on my system):
        {53BEDF0B-4E5B-4183-8DC9-B844344FA104}
        MAPI Mail Previewer
        @%systemroot%\system32\mssvp.dll,-127
    ! Audio Thumbs: Fixed a couple of glitches.

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

:!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and might contain fresh bugs. You have been warned.
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