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v21.90.0006 - 2021-06-13 18:50
    + Tab Bar Auto Scroll: Experimentally it's now ensured that the header of 
      the current tab is always visible within the view port. To achieve this 
      the tab headers are horizontally scrolled to the left internally as 
      necessary.
      - Tab Bar Auto Scroll is only active when the 'Tab List' button is shown 
        (Configuration | Tabs and Panes | Tabs | Show 'Tab List' button). You 
        will need this menu to select a tab that's scrolled out of view.
      - Apart from enabling the 'Tab List' button you have nothing to do, it 
        just works.
      - Later, if the feature turns out to be good, it will be made optional. 
        Otherwise it goes to the garbage can.
    * Configuration | Tabs and Panes | Tabs | Flexible tab width: Moved up the 
      checkbox to the other width-related settings.
    * Configuration | Tabs and Panes | Tabs | Flexible tab width: If ticked then 
      named tabs (via "Rename Tab...") did not shrink below the space needed 
      to show the full name -- it's like this since v7.90.0251 - 2009-05-06 
      11:39.
      Now I think this exception is rather confusing to users and costs valuable 
      space needed by other tabs. I removed it: All tabs now shrink equally.
    ! Configuration | Colors and Styles | Styles | Columns | Adaptive name 
      column width: The situation was not always fully restored as it should 
      across tab switches and sessions, sometimes leading to super-wide Name 
      columns. Fix #2.
    ! Tabs: Right after startup you would not get a Hover Box or tooltip on the 
      left-most tab header of each pane. Fixed.
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v21.90.0007 - 2021-06-13 19:15
    ! Adaptive name column width: The recent bug fix lead to some transition 
      difficulties (super-wide Name columns again in older tabs). Fixed.
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v21.90.0008 - 2021-06-14 13:08
    + Added tweak that allows you to spare named tabs from getting shrunk when 
      the space is scarce, i.e. to restore the behavior from before v21.90.0006:
        TabDoNotShrinkNamedTabs=1
    ! Tab Bar Auto Scroll: The selected tab could disappear when space got 
      smaller than the tab itself. Fixed.
    ! Custom Display Scaling: On certain settings certain Status Bar icons came 
      out too small. Fixed.
    ! Catalog: With graphic-changing toolbar icons present in the Catalog you 
      could get a phantom line at the top position of the Catalog under certain 
      conditions. Fixed.
    ! Configuration | Colors and Styles | Styles | Columns | Adaptive name 
      column width: Still not good when toggling Branch View and changing the 
      list width in between. Fixed.
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v21.90.0009 - 2021-06-14 21:10
    % Adaptive Name Column Width: Found a smarter way to achieve the same as in 
      v21.90.0008 with less drawing. What a tangled path to enlightenment!
    ! Branch View: When sorted by Name the implicit secondary sort field should 
      be Path. Since 20130319 this was not the case when "Configuration | 
      General | Sort and Rename | Sort | Sort filenames by base" was ticked. 
      Fixed.
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v21.90.0010 - 2021-06-15 11:25
    * View | Columns | Add Column: The newly added column was called 
      "(Undefined)" initially since 20141216. Not very helpful to new users. How 
      can you guess that the next step is to right-click that column header? 
      This column header is now called "Right-click here...".
    * Predefined Custom Columns: The special property columns Bit Depth, Bit 
      Rate, Channels, Length, and Sample Rate had been limited to 
      "wav;ogg;flac;mp3" via the "Item filter" field. This filter has been 
      changed to "{:Media}" to make the columns work for more formats including 
      videos. (Only affects fresh instances.)
    ! Adaptive Name Column Width: If enabled then autosizing the Name column did 
      not work anymore since v21.90.0009. Fixed.
    * MLS: Internally updated to version 8.132.
      > TRANSLATORS: Please wait until Reference_8.132.lng is uploaded.
        You will be notified if you have subscribed to this thread:
        https://www.xyplorer.com/xyfc/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=9648
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v21.90.0011 - 2021-06-15 18:59
    * Custom Columns: Rearranged the factory default custom columns and added 
      the first 9 of them (5 image props + 4 media props) to the default columns 
      offered in the menu "View | Columns" for Browse and Find modes. Before, 
      there were only 5 image prop default columns.
      The main reason for this change is to have the 4 most important media prop 
      columns (Length, Sample Rate, Bit Depth, Bit Rate) at the user's hand 
      right after unboxing.
      Whereas the rearrangement only affects fresh instances, all instances will 
      have 4 more items in the Show Columns list now (39 instead of 35). Of 
      course, you can add columns to that list (View | Columns | Add Column) but 
      39 is now the minimum number on display in this list.
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v21.90.0015 - 2021-06-16 14:39
    + Find Files | Name & Location: Added option "Maximum depth". Check it to 
      limit the recursion depth of the search. The adjacent dropdown offers 16 
      depth levels (plus level "0" which is identical to "do NOT recurse any 
      subfolders). E.g. maximum depth 2 means: Search the current location and 2 
      levels deeper.
      - If the "Include subfolders" checkbox is off then the "Maximum depth" 
        setting is ignored. This should be clear from the indenting. No need to 
        castrate the user experience by additionally diabling the checkbox.
      - The same functionality was already available as a Search Pattern Switch: 
        /maxdepth (or short form /md). Now you have it in the GUI as well.
      - Note that the / maxdepth switch, if present, overrides the GUI setting.
    * Custom Copy: The progress dialog was allowed to overlap the right and 
      bottom border of the screen by 50 pixels. Not anymore.
    * XYcopy: Updated to 2.10.0167.
    ! Configuration | Information | File Info Tips | Show Hover Box | Select 
      Context...: The option "Tiles and Thumbnails" apparently never worked for 
      thumbnails views, only for tiles. Fixed. Now you will get a Hover Box over 
      thumbnails if "Tiles and Thumbnails" is ticked.
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v21.90.0017 - 2021-06-16 18:36
    ! Configuration | Information | File Info Tips | Show Hover Box | Select 
      Context...: When option "Tiles and Thumbnails" was off File Info Tips 
      began to show over thumbnails in v21.90.0015. That was not really 
      intended. Fixed.
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v21.90.0018 - 2021-06-17 15:36
    * List | Thumbnails Views: Experimentally you will get 96x96 system icons 
      now (for those items that do not have a real thumbnail AND that have a 
      Jumbo size system icon available) when the current thumbnail size is >= 96 
      and < 128. Before, those icons were 48x48.
      While the size is now like in File Explorer, the quality alas is not. 
      Unfortunately there is no documentation about the origin of those high 
      quality 96x96 icons. They look like originals, whereas XY is forced to 
      shrink them from the 256x256 jumbo versions.
    * Custom Copy | Progress Dialog: Changed the preselected button from Cancel 
      to Pause. In this moment Pause is the default button anyway so having the 
      focus on another button is simply wrong. Also the ENTER key should 
      normally not cancel any operation.
    * XYcopy: Updated to 2.10.0168.
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v21.90.0020 - 2021-06-17 20:08
    ! List: Some views did not have File Info Tips or Hover Box anymore since 
      yesterday. Fixed.
    % Dropdowns: Removed a flicker when dropping and undropping in Dark Mode.
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v21.90.0022 - 2021-06-18 18:59
    % Info Panel | Find Files | Name & Location | Type Filter: Improved the 
      interface of this locked dropdown (locked = you cannot type into the box, 
      just select items from a closed list).
      - Now you can click anywhere in the box to open the dropdown.
      - You don't get a misleading text cursor anymore when hovering the box.
      - A focus rect tells you when it has the focus.
      In the long run this XY native control will replace all standard windows 
      locked dropdowns. The most obvious gain will become apparent in Dark Mode: 
      These controls now will be dark, not light-grey anymore like now. :)
    ! Configuration | Information | File Info Tips & Hover Box | Show tips for 
      clipped tree and list items: These tips were no longer always showing when 
      they should. Fixed.
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v21.90.0023 - 2021-06-18 19:24
    ! List: Column-specific info tips were gone. Fixed.
      FYI, I did some radical rewrite in the File Info Tips section and things 
      are taking a while to fall into places again.
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v21.90.0027 - 2021-06-20 11:08
    + Native Dropdowns: All of them, including the Address Bar, now support the 
      sequence MouseDown, (dropdown drops), MouseMove on dropdown to hover the 
      desired item, MouseUp to finally select this item. Just like a popup menu, 
      totally natural and efficient. Saves a click compared to before.
      Note that the Windows standard dropdown cannot do this.
    * Locked Dropdowns: Changed color from window background to button face.
    - Info Panel | Find Files | Name & Location | Type Filter: Removed the blue 
      color used for non-default selections since 20140315 (not in change log). 
      Did not like it anymore.
    * Find Files | Name & Location | Mode: Replaced the Windows dropdown by a 
      native dropdown. Works better, looks better, and is dark in Dark Mode.
    * Find Files | Name & Location | Maximum depth: Replaced the Windows 
      dropdown by a native dropdown.
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v21.90.0030 - 2021-06-21 11:18
    * Custom Columns: Added one more media prop column, Channels, to the factory 
      default custom columns, so now it's 5 photo props + 5 media props that are 
      at the user's hand right after unboxing.
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v21.90.0031 - 2021-06-21 20:15
  +++ Toolbar: Added button "Column Sets". Pops a menu with 5 predefined column 
      sets that you can load into the list by just one click. You can also 
      customize each of the sets to suit your own needs (Set to Current 
      Columns...). And you can go back to the factory defaults (Reset...).
      - A column set defines the visibility, the position, and the width of the 
        columns. It is a synonym for "column layout" used elsewhere in XY.
      - In contrast to the annoying "automatic folder type recognition" in 
        Explorer, the "column sets" of XYplorer give the user full control.
      I can't find a better word for this than mind-blowing.
    * Toolbar: The "Configuration" button got a new icon.
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