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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 21 Sep 2019 14:18

Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version:

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v20.40.0011 - 2019-09-21 14:17
    * Configuration | General | Menus, Mouse, Usability | Mouse | Single click 
      on icon opens list items: Renamed it to "Single-click to open an item" 
      and made it work on the caption as well, so it's now identical to Explorer 
      in form and function. Quite a few users seems to like and use this 
      feature.
    + Configuration | General | Menus, Mouse, Usability: Added "On the icon only". 
      Tick it to have the single-click work only on the icon, not on the 
      caption. That way you can still select an item by clicking the caption.
      So here you can restore the old behavior of the now obsolete "Single click 
      on icon opens list items".
    * Configuration | General | Menus, Mouse, Usability | Mouse | Select list 
      items on hover: Renamed it to "Point to select" and made it work on the 
      caption as well, so it's now identical to Explorer in form and function.
    + Configuration | General | Menus, Mouse, Usability: Added "To the icon only". 
      Tick it to have "Point to select" work only on the icon, not on the 
      caption. That way you can still hover the caption without triggering 
      selection.
      So here you can restore the old behavior of the now obsolete "Select list 
      items on hover".
    * Configuration | General | Menus, Mouse, Usability | Mouse | Full name 
      column select: Now the effect is confined to left and middle click. That 
      way right-click on empty space will still trigger the empty space context 
      menu.
    * Configuration | General | Menus, Mouse, Usability | Mouse | Show tooltips: 
      Moved the option down to the Usability section.
    ! Factory Default Colors: The pitch black enhancement from v20.40.0006 did 
      not work well on a fresh start. 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

Post by admin » 19 Sep 2019 15:31

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v20.40.0010 - 2019-09-19 15:30
    + Configuration | General | Menus, Mouse, Usability | Mouse: Added option 
      "Full name column select". Tick it to select an item in the file list not 
      only by clicking the icon or caption but the whole Name column. Works in 
      views Details, Details with Thumbnails, List, and Small Icons.
      Also the right-click and dbl-click will do what they normally do only on 
      the caption.
      Note that drag-select still can be initiated in List and Small Icons views 
      when you start it in the empty area of the Name column of a non-selected 
      item.
      This raises tweak ListFullNameSelect (v9.40.0001 - 2010-08-04 13:25) to GUI.
    * Configuration: Some reorganization was necessary.
      - Created a new page "Safety Belts, Network".
      - Moved section "Safety Belts" from "Menus, Mouse, Safety" to the new "Safety Belts, Network".
      - Moved section "Network" from "Controls and More" to the new "Safety Belts, Network".
      - Renamed "Menus, Mouse, Safety" to "Menus, Mouse, Usability".
      - Renamed "Controls and More" to "Controls & More".
    ! Scripting: The fix (from v20.40.0005) concerning repeatedly loading the 
      same resource file needed some more polishing. Polished again.
    * MLS: Internally updated to version 8.116.
      > TRANSLATORS: Please wait until Reference_8.116.lng is uploaded.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 18 Sep 2019 20:57

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v20.40.0009 - 2019-09-18 20:56
    ! Scripting: The fix (from v20.40.0005) concerning repeatedly loading the 
      same resource file needed some polishing. Polished.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 18 Sep 2019 18:47

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v20.40.0008 - 2019-09-18 18:41
    + Configuration | Find and Filter | Filters & Type Ahead Find | Live Filter 
      Box: Added option "Auto-select first match". Tick it to auto-select the 
      first match.
      Note that this also works for Type Ahead Find with "Redirect typing to 
      Live Filter Box" enabled.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 17 Sep 2019 15:26

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v20.40.0007 - 2019-09-17 15:25
    * Tools | Customize List | Size Column Format | Flexible / Flexible (Rounded 
      Up): Now the displayed size jumps to next unit when there are more than 3 
      digits before the decimal-point (when >999, instead of >1023). This way 
      the Size column and some other places take less space without losing much 
      information.
      
          Before:          Now:
                 Size           Size
          -----------      ---------
              1,02 MB        1,02 MB
          1.016,35 KB        0,99 MB
          1.011,92 KB        0,99 MB
          1.008,41 KB        0,98 MB
            990,67 KB      990,67 KB

    ! Scripting: The new warning "A user function of the same name already 
      exists!" (silently added to v20.40.0006 yesterday) came up too often. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 16 Sep 2019 16:34

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v20.40.0006 - 2019-09-16 16:33
    + Scripting | Step Mode: In the "Stepping through a Script" dialog you now 
      can list all currently declared user functions. Right-click the 
      "Variables..." button to find the new command "Show User Functions" (U).
      Within the new "User Functions" dialog you can double-click any listed 
      function to show its code.
    * Scripting | Permanent Variables: Slightly redesigned the dialog.
    ! SC load: The new resource_type "fc" had an issue with subs. Fixed.
    * The following colors now can be set to pitch black (000000). Before, that 
      value was taken to mean "use the factory default value" so pitch black was 
      not available and users got understandably confused.
        Configuration | Colors and Styles | Colors | Locked Tree
        Configuration | Colors and Styles | Colors | Inactive Pane
        Configuration | Colors and Styles | Colors | Marked Text 1
        Configuration | Colors and Styles | Colors | Marked Text 2
        Configuration | Colors and Styles | Highlights & Dark Mode | Selection Background
        Configuration | Colors and Styles | Highlights & Dark Mode | Current Tree Path
        Configuration | Colors and Styles | Highlights & Dark Mode | Pins
    ! Configuration | Colors and Styles | Colors | Inactive Pane: Text "Inactive 
      Pane" was not readable when the backcolor got too dark. Fixed. Now the 
      text color smartly adjusts.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 15 Sep 2019 11:53

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v20.40.0005 - 2019-09-15 11:52
    + SC load enhanced: Added a way to load files from an internal cache instead 
      of reading them from disk again and again. To use the cache pass the new 
      resource_type "fc".
      Syntax: load resource, [labels], [resource_type]
        resource_type:  f   = file (default)
                        fc  = file with caching
                        s   = script
      Remarks:
      - Only useful in scripts where the same resource file is loaded repeatedly.
      - Always the last loaded file contents are cached. So if you load the 
        same file again (with no other file loaded in between) the cache will be 
        used.
      - The cache does not survive between scripts.
      - You won't note much of a difference normally since the Windows disk read 
        cache is pretty effective. But in case you turned off that cache, or 
        your disk reading is slow for whatever other reason using the "fc" 
        setting will speed up your script immensely.
      Example:
        load 'dostuff.xys';         // without caching
        load 'dostuff.xys', , 'fc'; // with caching (if loaded previously)
    % Startup: Removed one procedure from the startup routine in normal window 
      state (not minimized, not maximized) that might have been superfluous all 
      the time, we'll see (the context here is very complex, but harmless: the 
      worst that could happen is that the initial layout is not 100% perfect).
      Speeds up startup a little (hardly measurable).
    ! Configuration | General | Sort and Rename | Sort | Sort method: On methods 
      Textual and Natural, secondary sorting with Ext column first and Size 
      column second did not work nicely on a bunch a files where the extensions 
      only differed in case, e.g. *.jpg and *.JPG. Fixed.
    ! Scripting: When repeatedly loading the same resource file containing user 
      functions, those functions were added to the internal function pool again 
      and again making it bigger and bigger and slower and slower. Fixed.
    % Scripting: While hunting the bug above I implemented various optimizations 
      that should speed up all scripts. Can't say how notable this will be in 
      each case though.
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

Post by admin » 13 Sep 2019 16:51

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v20.40.0003 - 2019-09-13 16:50
    + Custom Columns: Added variable <cc_item_ds> to return directories with a 
      trailing backslash (and files without). "ds" stands for "directories 
      slashed".
      - <cc_item>     = the item name with path; unslashed always
      - <cc_item_ds>  = the item name with path; directories slashed, files unslashed
    + SC savethumb: Now the input file can have any format that can be 
      previewed, e.g. WEBP. Before, the supported formats were limited to some 
      very common image formats.
    ! Floating Preview | Top-align if Vertically Cropped: Could not vertically 
      pan images when this setting was enabled. 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

Post by admin » 13 Sep 2019 10:32

Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version:

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v20.40.0002 - 2019-09-13 10:31
    ! Edit | Select | Selection Filter...: Would not work for the Path column 
      when the filter pattern contained any backslashes. Fixed. For example:
        path:Home\Pictures
    ! Configuration | Colors and Styles | Color Filters | Draw background colors 
      as wide as the column: In List View and Small Icon View the Color Filter 
      was totally covered by the selection rect of the largest item in an 
      autosized column. Fixed. Now the Color Filters are 6 pixels wider than the 
      selection rect.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 11 Sep 2019 19:47

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v20.40.0001 - 2019-09-11 19:45
    + File Namespaces: Support for more odd file namespaces. The following 
      weirdos now work when you paste them into the Address Bar:
        file://\\127.0.0.1\c$\Users
        file://\\[COMPUTERNAME]\c$\Users
        file://\\?\UNC\LOCALHOST\c$\Users
        file://\\?\C:\Users
      For what it's worth...
    ! Configuration | Preview | Mouse Down Blow Up | General | Fit width only: 
      Vertical panning on the Floating Preview was too fast. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 10 Sep 2019 19:44

Summary of the latest XYplorer Official Release.

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v20.40.0000 - 2019-09-10 20:00
    = NEW OFFICIAL RELEASE. Main developments since last release:
  +++ Content Search and Preview. Now both 64-bit and 32-bit IFilters are 
      supported. This broadens the support for previewing and searching the 
      textual contents of complex document formats (e.g. Office files).
  +++ Quick Refresh List. The white space context menu of the file list now 
      features the command "Refresh List". A little gesture towards heavy mouse 
      users.
  +++ Color Filters. Now you can optionally have Color Filters fill the whole 
      column. Makes them more visible, especially with short-named files.
  +++ Previewed Audio Formats. Added DSD and DSF files (Sony's DSD Stream File) 
      to the previewed audio files. Note that this format is ID3V2 compliant and 
      thus XYplorer will show the tags in the Preview Panel and in the various 
      ID3-Tag columns. Needs a matching CODEC installed, of course.
  +++ Mouse Down Blow Up. The new "Fit width only" option is perfect for quickly 
      previewing vertical images in best resolution for vertical-only panning.
  +++ Mouse Down Blow Up on Thumbnails and Icons. Now the middle mouse button 
      can be used. Frees left and right button to perform their traditional 
      tasks.
  +++ Compilation Soundtrack. Compiled to the music of Sanford Clark.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 10 Sep 2019 09:46

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v20.30.0028 - 2019-09-10 09:45
    + Added tweak to customize the unit term for bytes, as in "total: 1,55 MB 
      (1.624.362 bytes)". The default is "bytes". This, for example, would set 
      the term to "B":
        UnitBytes=B
    ! Interface Translation Tool: Some elements did not yet adapt to dark mode. 
      Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 09 Sep 2019 19:58

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v20.30.0027 - 2019-09-09 19:57
    + Address Bar: Now the context menu of the icon offers both the 32-bit and 
      the 64-bit Shell Context Menu (the latter only if you are on 64-bit Windows):
      - Shell Context Menu (32-bit)...
      - Shell Context Menu (64-bit)...
    + Toolbar: Now the context menu of drive buttons offers both the 32-bit and 
      the 64-bit Shell Context Menu (the latter only if you are on 64-bit Windows):
      - Shell Context Menu (32-bit)...
      - Shell Context Menu (64-bit)...
    * Updated the help file.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 09 Sep 2019 14:14

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v20.30.0026 - 2019-09-09 14:13
    ! Folder View Settings: If the non-active default tab was in a location with 
      FVS, and then that tab was auto-selected when going to any other non-FVS 
      location while a locked tab was active, the previous FVS of the default 
      tab would become the new default list setting for all non-FVS locations. 
      What a mess. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 08 Sep 2019 13:09

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v20.30.0025 - 2019-09-08 13:08
    + Added tweak CEA_ListMiddleClickOnFile_Script to define a script that's run 
      when tweak CEA_ListMiddleClickOnFile is set to 6.
      Example:
        ; Tweak: 0=Default, 1=OpenInNewTab, 2=FloatingPreview, 3=FullScreenPreview, 6=Script
        CEA_ListMiddleClickOnFile=6
        CEA_ListMiddleClickOnFile_Script=echo <focitem>;
    * Tweak CEA_ListMiddleClickOnFile now selects a file on mousedown before 
      further action is triggered on mouseup.
    % Photo Data: Improved support for TIF/TIFF.
    - Removed all debug logging concerning a rare network issue. It's fixed.
    * MLS: Internally updated to version 8.115.
      > TRANSLATORS: Please wait until Reference_8.115.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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