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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 23 Feb 2018 14:46

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v18.70.0104 - 2018-02-23 14:45
  %%% Configuration | Thumbnails | Caption lines: Display of thumbnails with
      caption lines >= 2 much faster now.
    ! Find Files and Quick Search: Switch /excl on "Fast Tag Search" did not
      work yet when searching all drives ("This PC"). Fixed.

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 » 22 Feb 2018 12:57

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v18.70.0103 - 2018-02-22 12:56
    % Custom Columns: When starting on a large folder with slow hard-working
      Custom Columns it would have taken a while until you would even see the
      interface and understand what's going on.
      Now the interface pops immediately and only then the columns are filled.
      Pressing ESC will stop filling any custom columns.
    * Custom Columns: Now while a Custom Column is refreshed you see a status
      bar message including a hint that pressing ESC will stop the refresh.
    ! Custom Columns: When you removed a Custom Column while it was being filled
      you could get an app crash. Fixed.
    + Catalog: Now you can drop on paths containing XY variables, e.g. <xypath>.
    ! Catalog: Could not drop on scripts anymore since v18.70.0004 - 2018-01-29
      12:39. Fixed.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 21 Feb 2018 19:36

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v18.70.0102 - 2018-02-21 19:35
    ! Find Files and Quick Search: Switch /excl was not honored by so-called
      "Fast Tag Search". Fixed. For example:
        ?lbl:Blues /excl=E:\Alabama\   //excludes any matches in E:\Alabama\

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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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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 20 Feb 2018 15:07

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v18.70.0101 - 2018-02-20 15:06
    + Command Line Switches: Added switch /readonly. Lets you run the app
      in read-only mode, i.e. the settings are read from disk but never written
      to disk. So your configuration on disk will be untouched by this instance.
      Example:
        C:\XYplorer\XYplorer.exe /readonly
      Notes:
        - [READONLY] in shown in the window title bar when in read-only mode.
        - You get a Status Bar message when you actively attempt to save
          settings in read-only mode.
    + SC fresh enhanced: Now you can pass a startpath.
      Action: Runs a new XYplorer instance with factory defaults.
      Syntax: fresh [startpath]
        startpath:  Start path in the first pane.
                    Defaults to the factory default start path ("This PC").
      Examples:
        fresh;        //start fresh instance in "This PC"
        fresh "C:\";  //start fresh instance in C:\
    + Scripting got a new command (ok, it's been already there for some years
      but not officially documented).
      Name: FreshHere
      Action: Like SC Fresh but opened to current path.
      Syntax: freshhere
      Examples:
        freshhere;    //start fresh instance in current path
    + Scripting got a new command.
      Name: ReadOnly
      Action: Runs a new XYplorer instance with the current configuration as
              saved on disk, and will not overwrite that configuration.
      Syntax: readonly [startpath]
        startpath:  Start path in the first pane.
                    Defaults to the start path as saved on disk.
      Examples:
        readonly;        //start readonly instance
        readonly "C:\";  //start readonly instance in C:\
    + Scripting got a new command.
      Name: ReadOnlyHere
      Action: Like SC ReadOnly but opened to current path.
      Syntax: readonlyhere
      Examples:
        readonlyhere;    //start readonly instance in current path
    + Environment Variables: Now they are auto-refreshed when the app receives
      the WM_SETTINGCHANGE broadcast message. You will see "environment
      variables refreshed" in the Status Bar when it happens.

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.
It's a good idea to backup your complete XYplorer settings (menu File | Settings Special | Backup Application Data Folder...)
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 04 Feb 2018 19:34

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v18.70.0100 - 2018-02-04 20:00
    = MAINTENANCE RELEASE.
  +++ Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 03 Feb 2018 14:29

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v18.70.0008 - 2018-02-03 14:27
    + Scripting: Experimentally added a new class of operators, the Compound 
      Assignment Operators .=, +=, -=, *=, /=, \= . They can be used to shortcut
      operations of two variables where the result is set to one of the variables.
      For example, both lines below are functionally identical; the latter one
      uses one of the new operators:
        $a = $a . "b";
        $a .= "b";
      Examples:
        $a = "a"; $a .= "b"; echo $a;   //ab
        $a = 1;   $a += 1; echo $a;     //2
        $a = 1;   $a -= 1; echo $a;     //0
        $a = 2;   $a *= 3; echo $a;     //6
        $a = 5;   $a /= 2; echo $a;     //2.5
        $a = 5;   $a \= 2; echo $a;     //2
    ! Live Filter Box: Attempt to fix a rare issue where the filtered list and
      the filter shown in the box went out of sync, typically while the filtered
      list was busy creating thumbnails.

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.
It's a good idea to backup your complete XYplorer settings (menu File | Settings Special | Backup Application Data Folder...)
before running a new BETA version. This will also help in fixing any fresh bugs.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 01 Feb 2018 17:02

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v18.70.0007 - 2018-02-01 17:01
    ! Highlight Matches: Didn't work alright with multi-line captions. Fixed.

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.
It's a good idea to backup your complete XYplorer settings (menu File | Settings Special | Backup Application Data Folder...)
before running a new BETA version. This will also help in fixing any fresh bugs.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 31 Jan 2018 18:48

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v18.70.0006 - 2018-01-31 18:48
    + Configuration | Filters & Type Ahead Find | Live Filter Box: Added option
      "Highlight matches". Tick it to highlight the current Type Live Filter
      matches in the List. Changing the setting will affect the next Live Filter
      (not any current).
    + Live Filter Box: Added option "Highlight matches" to the context menu of
      the Live Filter Box icon. Here you can toggle Live Filter highlighting
      with immediate effect.
    + Name Length Box: Now a yellow warning icon is shown in the box when the
      new filename would trigger a move-on-rename (e.g. "Sub\Test.txt").
      Of course, "Configuration | Sort and Rename | Rename | Allow move on
      rename" has to be enabled.
    ! Mouse Down Blow Up: With large images (much larger than screen size) there
      could be taskbar flicker when panning the image. Improved (not completely
      fixed).
    ! List: The lasso selection box was not drawn anymore when moving the mouse
      upwards (since v18.70.0002 - 2018-01-25 18:24). Fixed.

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.
It's a good idea to backup your complete XYplorer settings (menu File | Settings Special | Backup Application Data Folder...)
before running a new BETA version. This will also help in fixing any fresh bugs.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 29 Jan 2018 20:29

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v18.70.0005 - 2018-01-29 20:28
    + Live Filter Box: Experimentally the Live Filter matches are now
      highlighted in the list (using the first spot color, by default yellow,
      tweakable using SpotColorsList). Play with it! Later this can be made
      optional.
    % Configuration | Filters & Type Ahead Find | Type Ahead Find | Highlight
      matches: Made the yellow a touch darker and hence better visible on white.
    + SC inputselect enhanced: Now you can return the indices of the checked
      items when you combine flags 2 (Show checkboxes) and 128 (return selected
      index).
      Example:
        text inputselect("Test", listfolder(<curpath>), , 1 + 2 + 128);

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.
It's a good idea to backup your complete XYplorer settings (menu File | Settings Special | Backup Application Data Folder...)
before running a new BETA version. This will also help in fixing any fresh bugs.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 29 Jan 2018 12:40

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v18.70.0004 - 2018-01-29 12:39
    % Catalog: Added some self-repair service to revive corrupted catalogs. For
      example, previously undeletable items (due to corruption) can now be
      deleted.
    ! List: Drawing glitch (needlessly ellipsed captions) with font Code2000 11
      due to Windows XP API bug (Win XP only). Worked around.

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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before running a new BETA version. This will also help in fixing any fresh bugs.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 27 Jan 2018 11:05

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v18.70.0003 - 2018-01-27 11:04
    + SC get got a new named argument "textmetrics".
      Syntax: get("textmetrics", text)
        text:   text string to measure
        return: - Width and height of text in pixels if it would be printed to the
                  file list with the current font settings.
                - Current font settings of the file list.
      Remark:
        The Width entry additionally compares the results of three different
        measurement methods. They should be identical when the font is well
        constructed. The third result is from the method used for the file list.
      Example:
        echo get("textmetrics", "abc");

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 » 25 Jan 2018 18:25

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v18.70.0002 - 2018-01-25 18:24
    + Scripting got a new command.
      Name: ThumbsCacheRename
      Action: Updates a renamed or moved path in the thumbnails cache.
      Syntax: thumbscacherename pathold, pathnew
        pathold:  old path name (with or without trailing backslash)
        pathnew:  new path name (with or without trailing backslash)
      Remarks:
        - When a folder is renamed or moved *within* XYplorer the thumbnails
          cache is updated automatically. However, when *another* application
          changes paths, this new command will come in handy to update your
          thumbnails cache and thereby avoid that all those thumbnails have to
          be created again.
        - The Status Bar gives a feedback on the success of the command.
      Examples:
        thumbscacherename "E:\Test\old", "E:\Test\new";
        thumbscacherename "E:\Test\old\", "E:\Test\new\";
        thumbscacherename "E:\Test\", "F:\Test\";
    ! List: When horizontally hot-scrolling the list via lasso selection the
      columns headers didn't move along with the columns. Fixed.

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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before running a new BETA version. This will also help in fixing any fresh bugs.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 24 Jan 2018 20:01

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v18.70.0001 - 2018-01-24 19:59
    + SC formatdate enhanced: Added two special values to the format argument
      which are useful for advanced scriptors in some extreme situations.
      Syntax: formatdate([date], [format], [shift_unit], [shift_num])
        format: [optional] e.g. yyyymmdd_hhnnss;
                also supports named formats Zodiac and ISOWeek.
                Defaults to general system date/time format.
              - XY-only special values:
                4char: Returns a 4 character (8 byte) string where the bytes
                  exactly mirror the bytes in an 8-byte Visual Basic Date variable
                  corresponding to the input date.
                8char: Same like 4char but a wide string (8 character, 16 byte),
                  where every second byte is 0 (null).
      Example:
        text hexdump(formatdate("24.01.2018 11:08:02", "8char"),,"r"); //69 0E 5E D8 8E 0E E5 40
    ! Thumbnails Cache: The cache was not always auto-updated when folders with
      thumbnails got moved or renamed. This lead to many unnecessary recreations
      of thumbnails. Fixed.

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.
It's a good idea to backup your complete XYplorer settings (menu File | Settings Special | Backup Application Data Folder...)
before running a new BETA version. This will also help in fixing any fresh bugs.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 23 Jan 2018 14:52

Summary of the latest XYplorer Official Release.

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v18.70.0000 - 2018-01-23 15:00
    = NEW OFFICIAL RELEASE. Main developments since last release:
  +++ Filename Length Info. Now you can have a little info bar at the right end
      of the inline rename box showing the current length of the filename and
      also (in parentheses) the length of the full path. The bar turns red when
      the item name is overlong (longer than 259 characters) and warns you if
      you enter characters that are not valid in a filename.
  +++ Find Text in Text Boxes. Now all text boxes support a basic find dialog
      that lets you search for strings inside the text.
  +++ More Labels. Raised the maximum number from 16 to 32, so now you can label
      your files with up to 32 color labels.
  +++ Hover Box. Now it supports previewing cursor files.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 22 Jan 2018 22:03

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v18.60.0209 - 2018-01-22 22:02
    + Find Files and Quick Search: Added switch /a (think "show all") by which the
      search will return all matching items regardless of any GUI settings that
      may hide stuff from the list. With this switch set none of the following
      settings will hide anything from Find Files or Quick Search:
          - Configuration | Tree and List | Items in Tree and List | Show hidden files and folders
          - Configuration | Tree and List | Items in Tree and List | Show system files and folders
          - Configuration | Tree and List | Items in Tree and List | Hide protected operating system files
          - Configuration | Tree and List | Items in Tree and List | Show junctions
          - View | Show Items | Show Folders in List
      Examples:
        *      //return all items that pass the above visibility filters
        * /a   //return all items
      Notes:
      - This replaces the recent changes in SC quicksearch() which are now all
        withdrawn.
      - In Find Files you append the switch (and any other switches) to the
        pattern in the Name field.
    - SC QuickSearch: Removed the flag "a" (added this morning). It's replaced
      now by switch /a (see above).
    * SC QuickSearch: The change from v18.60.0003 - 2017-12-17 16:05 has also
      been withdrawn. It's replaced now by switch /a (see above).
      Examples:
        inputselect("Test", quicksearch("*", , "|"));     //show visible only
        inputselect("Test", quicksearch("* /a", , "|"));  //show all
    * Tree and List: The white space context menu now supports right-clicking
      the menu items just as an alternative to left-clicking. Functionally it's
      the same.

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.
It's a good idea to backup your complete XYplorer settings (menu File | Settings Special | Backup Application Data Folder...)
before running a new BETA version. This will also help in fixing any fresh bugs.


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