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v22.30.0002 - 2021-09-30 14:09
    + Visual Filters and Live Filters: The verbal NOT-operator "NOT " (or "not ", 
      or "Not ", it's case-insensitive) was not yet supported. Now it is:
        Size: 529 KB or not Ext: txt
        not Size: 529 KB or Ext: txt
        not (Size: 529 KB or not Ext: txt)
        dateM:NOT dw 6-7
        dateM: NOT dw 6-7
        NOT dateM:dw 6-7
        NOT dateM: dw 6-7
    ! Visual Filters and Live Filters: 
        dateM:dw 6-7        OK
        dateM: dw 6-7       OK
        dateM:!dw 6-7       OK
        dateM:! dw 6-7      OK
        dateM: !dw 6-7      FAIL!
      Fixed. Now all work.
    + Color Filters: Now the verbal NOT-operator "NOT " (case-insensitive) is 
      supported:
        dateM:NOT dw 6-7
        dateM: NOT dw 6-7
        NOT dateM:dw 6-7
        NOT dateM: dw 6-7
    ! Color Filters: Logical inversion failed when done at the value:
        !dateM:dw 6-7       OK
        ! dateM:dw 6-7      OK
        dateM:!dw 6-7       FAIL!
        dateM:! dw 6-7      FAIL!
        dateM: !dw 6-7      FAIL!
      Fixed. Now all work.  
    ! Custom File Associations: When opening a LNK file with "Toolbar | Open 
      With | Resolve Shortcuts before Matching" enabled, any "Run Maximized" in 
      the LNK settings was ignored. Fixed.
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v22.30.0001 - 2021-09-29 20:32
    + Preview and Thumbnails: Added XAR to the supported factory defaults.
    * Quick Find Files: From now on the "Find Files" button in the Quick Search 
      dialog *only* affects searches triggered from this dialog. Other Quick 
      Searches are not affected and run normally.
    ! Show Character Table: It returned the wide character ordinal even if the 
      character was part of the local ANSI codepage and had a narrow ordinal. 
      Fixed. Now e.g. "‰" is shown like this in the locale of this system:
        #  char	  dec   hex   utf8   utf8hex 
        1   ‰  	  137    89   ‰    E2 80 B0
      Before, it was shown like this:
        #  char	  dec   hex   utf8   utf8hex 
        1   ‰  	 8240  2030   ‰    E2 80 B0
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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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v22.30.0000 - 2021-09-28 20:00
    = NEW OFFICIAL RELEASE. Main developments since last release:
  +++ Live Filter via Cell Context Menu. Now it's just a click to filter the 
      list for a specific property. And that's any property, including the 
      standard columns, tags, comments, extended shell properties, and even your 
      own user-defined custom columns. Unprecedented and addictive usability 
      booster. And the learning curve is a dot.
  +++ Quick Search via Cell Context Menu. Now it's just a click to search the 
      current location including its subfolders for a specific property. And 
      that's any property, including the standard columns, tags, comments, 
      extended shell properties, and even your own user-defined custom columns. 
      Just wow.
  +++ Photo Data in the Hover Box. See Camera Model, Focal Length, F-Stop, 
      Exposure Time, Exposure Bias, ISO Speed, and Date Taken, and of course an 
      image preview by simply moving the mouse over the photo file.
  +++ Compilation Soundtrack. Compiled to the groove of Charlie Watts.
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v22.20.0227 - 2021-09-28 11:50
    ! MLS: Minor error in one caption. Fixed.
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v22.20.0226 - 2021-09-28 10:46
    * Updated the help file.
    ! Floating Preview: "Navigate by Category" didn't see WEBP files as images 
      because internally they are in a different category (Preview as 
      Thumbnail). Fixed.
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v22.20.0225 - 2021-09-27 14:59
    * XY64: Updated to 1.0.0.26.
    ! Office Preview: Tried to fix an alignment issue with the 64-bit preview of 
      Office files in some systems.
    ! SC tag, SC tagitems: Did not yet support Extra Columns beyond "ex5" in the 
      "type" or "field" parameter. Fixed. Now they support "ex1" - "ex16".
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v22.20.0223 - 2021-09-25 13:08
    + Cell Context Menu: Now you can modify by keyboard what happens when you 
      click "Live Filter".
              Click => Filter list by the selected property (replace any current filter)
         Ctrl+Click => Boolean AND the selected property to the current filter (if any)
        Shift+Click => Boolean OR the selected property to the current filter (if any)
      No smartness built in. It just appends " & [selected property]" or " | 
      [selected property]" to whatever is in the box.
    * Configuration | General | Refresh, Icons, History | Auto-Refresh | Watch 
      the current location: Renamed it back to "Auto-Refresh". Needs to be 
      consistent with the main menu "View | Auto-Refresh".
    * Configuration | General | Refresh, Icons, History | Auto-Refresh | Listen 
      to file system notifications: Renamed it to "Respond to file system 
      notifications".
    * Configuration | General | Refresh, Icons, History | Auto-Refresh: Removed 
      sections "Method" and "Scope". Unnecessary.
    * Configuration | General | Refresh, Icons, History | Auto-Refresh: Revised 
      the logic. The checkbox "Auto-refresh" is the main switch again.
    % Speed: Browsing, searching and calculating folder sizes all got a little 
      bit faster. Removed an unnecessary operation that was triggered *very 
      often* for nothing.
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v22.20.0222 - 2021-09-24 15:10
    * Configuration | General | Refresh, Icons, History | Auto-Refresh: 
      Reorganized the options in two sections, "Method" and "Scope".
    * Configuration | General | Refresh, Icons, History | Auto-Refresh | 
      Auto-refresh: Renamed it to "Watch the current location". Tick it to 
      automatically refresh Tree and List on file system changes in the current 
      location.
    + Configuration | General | Refresh, Icons, History | Method: Added option 
      "Listen to file system notifications". Tick it to automatically refresh 
      Tree and List on file system changes anywhere. Depending on your system 
      this can lead to more refresh events than you might like or need. Hence 
      you now have the option to turn it off.
      FYI, this option raises tweak DisableSHChangeNotifyRegister to UI (with 
      inverted logic).
    > Configuration | General | Refresh, Icons, History | Scope: The settings 
      here apply to both methods.
    + Visual Filters and Live Filters: Now, by factory default, you can invert a 
      whole Boolean expression ("master-invert") by wrapping it into parentheses 
      and prefixing a !:
        Example:            Size: 529 KB | Name:*.txt       = Size OR Name
        Master-Inversion:   !(Size: 529 KB | Name:*.txt)    = NOT (Size OR Name)
      That way you can use a mere ! to just invert the first part of the expression:
        Example:           !Size: 529 KB | Name:*.txt       = (NOT Size) OR Name
    > UPGRADERS: To prevent breaking old code a tweak is auto-set for upgraders 
      that keeps it as it was before:
        VFAllowMasterInvertOldWay=1
      The old way:
        !Size: 529 KB | Name:*.txt       = NOT (Size OR Name)
        !(Size: 529 KB | Name:*.txt)     = NOT ("(Size" OR "Name)") (= total rubbish)
      It is recommend that you update your scripts and set 
      VFAllowMasterInvertOldWay=0 to enjoy the benefits of the new syntax.
    ! Aliases: The nesting of aliases using <get ...> was limited. It's not 
      anymore. Now you can do this:
      Define (via Address Bar) a deeply nested alias in e.g. 3 steps (any number 
      of steps are possible):
        @dir1=C:\Test
        @dir2=<get alias dir1>\SubLevel1
        @dir3=<get alias dir2>\SubLevel2
      Use it successfully:
        @dir3       'resolves to C:\Test\SubLevel1\SubLevel2\
    - Removed these main menu commands:
      - #356 - View | Tab | Filter By Selected Extension(s)   (Ctrl+Alt+J)
        (added in v5.40.0023 - 2006-11-20 10:30)
      - #357 - View | Tab | Filter Out Selected Extension(s)  (Ctrl+Shift+Alt+J)
        (added in v6.10.0048 - 2007-06-22 10:02)
      Reason: Not needed anymore. The functionality is now covered by other 
      functions, or can be scripted.
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v22.20.0221 - 2021-09-23 15:39
    ! Tree: Freeze on auto-refreshing a network drive. Fixed.
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v22.20.0220 - 2021-09-23 14:47
    + Visual Filters: Now Boolean AND can also be written as " & ".
      Before, only " AND " (case-insensitive) worked.
    + Visual Filters: Now Boolean OR can also be written as " OR " (case-insensitive).
      Before, only "|" and ";" worked.
    * Visual Filters: Removed a singular inconsisteny with Visual Filters and 
      Live Filters. They were the only places where surrounding spaces for | 
      (for Boolean OR) were not mandatory. Now they are mandatory.
      This change might break some of your code but consistency pays off in the 
      long run. If you want to preserve the old state, here's a tweak:
        VFAllowSinglePipeOR=1
      For upgraders the tweak is set automatically (XY never breaks old code). 
      But it's recommended to set it to 0 so you are guided to full consistency 
      and can safely share patterns with new users for whom surrounding spaces 
      are mandatory.
    + Color Filters: Now Boolean AND can also be written as " & ".
      Before, only " AND " (case-insensitive) worked.
    + Color Filters: Now Boolean OR can also be written as " OR " (case-insensitive)
      and " | " (surrounding spaces needed).
      Before, only ";" worked.
    > Summary of available binary Boolean operators:
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        AND       OR           Notes
      Visual Filters    AND &     OR | ;       
      Live Filters      AND &     OR | ;       always 100% identical to Visual Filters
      Color Filters     AND &     OR | ;       not all selectors are supported yet 
      Quick Search      AND &     OR | ;
      Find Files Name   AND &     OR | ;       always 100% identical to Quick Search
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------
      - Apart from ";" all Boolean operators have to be surrounded by spaces.
      - Both AND and OR are case-insensitive everywhere, i.e. "and" and "or" 
        work as well.
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------
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v22.20.0219 - 2021-09-22 20:05
    > Added debug logging to fix a freezing problem.
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v22.20.0218 - 2021-09-22 11:32
    + List | Information Bars: Experimentally added a single-click way to close 
      the bar and the related function. You'll see a little cross at the right 
      end of the bar. If you click that right-end square marked by the cross the 
      bar will close (more exactly: will do the same that a double-click would do).
      It's totally basic, no hover-effect, no tooltip.
    * Live Filter Box: Now when filled programmatically (not by typing, but e.g. 
      by toggling) the beginning of the pattern is visible (not scrolled out of 
      view) even if the pattern is longer than the box. That way you can always 
      see the selector.
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v22.20.0217 - 2021-09-21 18:51
    + Cell Context Menu: Added command "Quick Search". Will run a Quick Search 
      looking for that property.
    * Cell Context Menu | Set as Live Filter: Renamed it to "Live Filter".
    * Cell Context Menu: Moved "Live Filter" and "Quick Search" to the top.
    + Configuration | General | Menus, Mouse, Usability | Context Menus: Added 
      option "Hold Ctrl to show cell context menu" (default is ON). Untick to 
      pop the Cell Context Menu by a simple right-click without holding CTRL.
      - That way the new cell-oriented functions are more easily accessible.
      - If unticked you still can pop the standard Edit context menu by holding 
        CTRL (or by "rocker-click"). So this setting swaps the need for CTRL 
        between the two possible context menus.
    ! Set as Live Filter: Did not work yet for some columns with a space in the 
      name. Fixed.
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v22.20.0216 - 2021-09-20 20:25
    ! List: Column headers were destroyed on tab change in the last beta. Fixed.
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v22.20.0215 - 2021-09-20 20:01
    ! Configuration | Colors and Styles | Styles | Columns | Autofit the width 
      of the Name column: Under certain conditions a horizontal scrollbar 
      appeared when it should not.
    ! Configuration dialog: It was smaller than necessary on small screens of a 
      certain size. Fixed.
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