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v21.90.0032 - 2021-06-22 12:16
    ! Configuration | Information | File Info Tips & Hover Box | Show audio info 
      and tags: These tips have recently appeared on columns other than the Name 
      column. Fixed.
    ! Catalog: Since 20210608 expanding a category would scroll its position to 
      touch the bottom of the view port. Fixed.
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v21.90.0034 - 2021-06-22 19:09
    + Tab Bar: Now you can drag a folder onto the empty part of the tab bar (or 
      on any of the tab bar buttons), it will open as a new background tab at 
      the right end of the current tabs.
      - If you drag more than one folder only one of them will be added as tab. 
        The Drag Status Box will tell you which.
      - It also works when dragging from other apps into XYplorer.
    * Configuration | Information | Tags | Coloring style: Renamed it to "Label 
      style".
    * Window | Arrangement | Wide Tabs: Renamed it to "Wide Tab Bar".
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v21.90.0036 - 2021-06-23 14:15
    * Toolbar | Column Sets: Complete redesign of the feature.
      - Now a column set also defines the position of the invisible columns. 
        That way the list can handle toggling Branch View and searches.
      - The format is now identical to the one saved by "View | Columns | Save 
        Column Layout As..." and loaded by "View | Columns | Load Column 
        Layout...", and the one used by SC columnlayout().
      - Had to change the INI key because your old sets would not work anymore.
      - Instead of "Reset..." you now have a choice between a user-defined set 
        (eg "Photo Column Set") and a corresponding factory default set 
        ("Default Set"), keeping both sets alive side by side.
      - To update the user-defined set to the current columns you use 
        "Update..." (previously called "Set to Current Columns...").
      - Now you can load and update column sets into/from a Branch View or 
        search results list. The visibility of the "Path" column is handled.
      - The column sets now work across different screen resolutions.
      - New icon.
      - Added one more set:
        - Standard Column Set: What File Explorer offers by default.
        - Extended Column Set: What XYplorer offers by default.
    * Columns: Removed the "Custom: " prefix from user-added columns in various 
      column menus and lists. Overkill.
    * Configuration | Information | Tags | Label style: The symbols are now 
      horizontally centered in the column.
    ! Address Bar: Some icons were wrongly sized in 150% screen scaling. Fixed.
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v21.90.0038 - 2021-06-23 19:14
    * Recent Location Pins: Slightly redesigned.
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v21.90.0039 - 2021-06-23 20:41
    ! MP3 Info: ID3 tags and audio info of some MP3s (e.g. saved by VLC) could 
      not be retrieved. Fixed.
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v21.90.0040 - 2021-06-24 11:53
    * Toolbar | Column Sets: Renamed the button to "Column Layouts". Also down 
      in the button menu "Column Layout" is used now instead of "Column Set".
      - That way we have terminological consistency with "View | Columns | Load 
        Column Layout..." and SC columnlayout() which all use exactly the same 
        column definitions internally.
      - Changed the button key from "colsets" to "cols". So it will disappear 
        from your toolbar when upgrading to this version and you have to add it 
        again.
      - Changed the INI key again, this time for consistency.
      - Appended clones of two related commands to the menu:
        - View | Columns | Load Column Layout...
        - View | Columns | Save Column Layout As...
    ! Hover Box: Was not showing above thumbnails in Detail with Thumbnails view 
      when it should. Fixed.
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v21.90.0041 - 2021-06-24 19:02
    + Toolbar | Column Layouts: Added command "Reset to Previous" to the bottom 
      of the menu. Brings you back to the previous layout. Can be used to toggle 
      the last 2 layouts. Also works for Load Column Layout. Not stored across 
      sessions.
    * Columns: Removed the "Custom #: " and "Extra #: " prefixes from all column 
      names in all column menus and lists (because it was overkill), with one 
      exception: View | Columns | Show Columns... Here you get even more extra 
      info than before: "Property:" for (Shell) Property Columns, "Special 
      Property:" for Special Property Columns, and "User-Defined:" for scripted 
      and other user-defined custom columns.
    ! Tree: Hidden folders have recently started to look bluish. Fixed.
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:!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and might contain fresh bugs. You have been warned.
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v21.90.0042 - 2021-06-25 12:32
    + Configuration | Information | File Info Tips & Hover Box | Extra fields: 
      Added "Extra Tags". Shows all Extra Tags that are set for this item, each 
      in one line along with the field name (= column caption).
    + Custom Event Actions: Added new event "Switch Panes". It is fired after 
      the pane is internally switched but before any painting is done.
    * Small Lists with Checkboxes: Previously you could toggle the checkmark 
      only by either clicking right into the checkmark box or by single- or 
      double-clicking the caption of the currently focused item.
      Now also dbl-clicking the caption of any *non-focused* item will toggle 
      that item's checkmark. Feels natural and makes you faster.
    * URLs dropped from a browser now always receive the lowercase *.url 
      extension, regardless of what the browser serves (*.URL in some cases).
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v21.90.0043 - 2021-06-25 18:56
    + Tab Bar: Now you can drag a folder into the gap between two tabs, it will 
      open as a new background tab at that position. The hot zone (the "gap") is 
      24 pixels wide (at 100% screen scaling), 12 pixels of each tab header.
    * Configuration | Information | File Info Tips & Hover Box | Extra fields: 
      Now multi-line contents are shown multi-line in the tooltip. Non-first 
      lines are indented by 4 spaces. Max number of shown lines per tag is 12.
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v21.90.0044 - 2021-06-26 14:03
    + Tab Bar Drop Add Tab: Various changes and improvements:
      - The small blue insertion arrow is shown where the tab will be inserted.
      - You now can drag folders onto the inactive pane's tab bar.
      - Smaller gap: 10 pixels (5 pixels of each tab header).
    + Configuration | General | Custom Event Actions | Double-click on line 
      numbers header | Autosize columns now: Now when you hold CTRL while 
      double-clicking the autosizing only applies to the visible rows. This neat 
      little trick has two advantages:
      - You don't get super-wide columns for something that's miles out of view.
      - It's much faster for long lists.
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:!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and might contain fresh bugs. You have been warned.
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v21.90.0045 - 2021-06-26 16:49
    * Configuration | Information | File Info Tips & Hover Box | Extra fields: 
      Max number of shown lines per tag is now 5.
    * Download Packages: Experimentally now with full version number.
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v21.90.0046 - 2021-06-27 10:55
    + Configuration | Tabs and Panes | Tabs: Added option "Add tabs via drag and 
      drop on tab bar". Tick it to allow adding new tabs by dropping folders 
      onto the empty part of the tab bar or onto the gaps between two tabs.
      The setting is OFF by default.
    + Tab Bar Drop Add Tab: Now when you hold SHIFT during the drag/drop the new 
      tab will be opened.
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v21.90.0048 - 2021-06-27 18:02
    * Tab Bar Drop Add Tab: Now when you hold CTRL during the drag/drop the new 
      tab will be opened. (SHIFT did not work well.)
    ! Adaptive Name Column Width: Confused by tab switches since 20210621. Fixed.
    * XYcopy: Updated to 2.10.0169.
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v21.90.0049 - 2021-06-28 13:38
    * Configuration | Tabs and Panes | Tabs | Minimum / Maximum tab width in 
      pixels (0 = use defaults): Now the defaults are 25/250. Before they were 
      25/25.
    * Configuration | Tabs and Panes | Tabs | Minimum / Maximum tab width in 
      pixels (0 = use defaults): Renamed it to "Minimum / Maximum tab width in 
      pixels". The "(0 = use defaults)" part was just confusing.
    * Updated the help file.
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Summary of the latest XYplorer Official Release.

Direct Download: https://www.xyplorer.com/download/xyplorer_full.zip
Download Page: https://www.xyplorer.com/download.php
Release Notes: https://www.xyplorer.com/release.php

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v22.00.0000 - 2021-06-29 12:00
    = NEW OFFICIAL RELEASE. Main developments since last release:
  +++ Column Layouts. Now you can load predefined and custom column layouts with 
      just one click. Instead of laboriously collecting special columns, the 
      photo column layout, for example, shows the date the photo was taken, 
      dimensions, aspect ratio, exposure time, exposure compensation, F-stop, 
      focal length, ISO sensitivity and camera model in no time at all. The 
      audio column layout gives you length, sample rate, bit depth, bit rate and 
      channels. You can adapt the column layouts to your particular needs.
  +++ Maximum Depth. Now you can easily narrow the search recursion depth. E.g. 
      maximum depth 2 means: Search at the current location and 2 levels deeper.
  +++ Sorting Search Results. The new "Always sort search results this way" 
      option lets you control exactly how all of your search results are 
      initially sorted. Sorting column, sorting direction and even secondary 
      sorting are supported.
  +++ Add Tabs Using Drag & Drop. Now you can turn a folder into a new tab by 
      simply dragging and dropping it onto the empty part of the tab bar or the 
      gaps between two tabs.
  +++ Autosize Columns Here. Now you can limit the automatic adjustment of the 
      column sizes to the currently visible rows. This has two advantages: You 
      don't get super-wide columns for something that's miles out of sight, and 
      it's much faster with long lists.
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