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v21.60.0007 - 2021-03-21 20:07
    + Toolbar | Paper Folders | Allow Zombies: Now with "Allow Zombies" enabled 
      you can add virtually anything to a Paper Folder: Drives, Servers, Shares, 
      Special Folders (Desktop, [User]), Abstract Folders (This PC, Network, Recycle 
      Bin), Environment Variables (%user%), XY native variables (<xydata>), 
      relative paths (..\backup) (relative to app path).
      This is kind of a semi-official power user feature because it has a couple 
      of natural shortcomings:
      - The Paper Folder list is made for files and folders, so many columns 
        just don't make sense for those kind of "special" items.
      - You usually cannot drag these items into a Paper Folder, so you have to 
        manually edit the Paper Folder source file in a text editor, or add the 
        items by scripting.
      - For internal reasons and to make them recognizable as pseudo folders 
        those items get the following fake file attributes:
        - S for System
        - D for Directory
        - A for Archive
      So, what can you do with these items in the Paper Folder?
      - See their contents in the Hover Box.
      - MDBU on their contents (ATM not yet working for This PC and Network!)
      - Open them.
      For example, this freaky stuff is possible now in the Paper Folder source 
      file on "Allow Zombies":
        ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        \\VEGA\
        \\VEGA\code\
        \\VEGA\code\Admin.ini
        I:\
        ?:\
        This PC
        Net
        Recycle Bin
        Desktop
        Donald
        %user%
        <xydata>
        Readme.txt
        ..\backup
        ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ! Floating Preview: Under certain conditions when switching from a 
      browser-based preview (HTML) to a video preview, the browser-based preview 
      remained visible. Fixed.
    ! SC inputselect: Filenames that began with certain AB prefixes (eg ! or @) 
      in an inputselect had their generic filetype icon hijacked by special AB 
      icons. Fixed.
    ! Configuration | Preview | Mouse Down Blow Up | General | Apply zoom: When 
      doing a text MDBU right after an image MDBU the text preview could come 
      out weirdly distorted. Fixed.
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v21.60.0006 - 2021-03-20 19:41
    ! Configuration | Preview | Mouse Down Blow Up | Mouse Down on Thumbnails 
      and Icons | Stay up: Since v20.50.0000 - 2019-10-08 staying-up Blow Ups of 
      animated GIFs were not closeable anymore by MouseDown or ESC. Fixed.
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v21.60.0005 - 2021-03-20 14:01
    * Configuration | Colors and Styles | Styles | Line spacing: This value is 
      now translated to the current screen resolution. For example, when you 
      change it by 1 unit on a 200% screen resolution the effective line spacing 
      will be changed by 2 pixels. That way the layout should better migrate 
      between different systems.
      Note that row height changes by Ctrl+Shift+Wheel are still hard pixels.
    ! List: Since last beta small icons were drawn too small on higher 
      resolutions. Fixed.
    ! List: When using large line spacing lines the sort symbol in the sorted 
      column header was drawn far too large since 20201210. Fixed.
    ! Toolbar: When using caption lines the overflow button icon on the right 
      end was drawn far too large since 20201123. Fixed.
    ! Status Bar | Smart Section Sizing: Drawing glitch on row height changes by 
      Ctrl+Shift+Wheel when space was scarce.Fixed.
To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

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v21.60.0003 - 2021-03-19 19:05
    * Configuration | Preview | Mouse Down Blow Up | Mouse Down on Thumbnails 
      and Icons | Stay up: Staying up Blow Ups of animated GIFs were not 
      closeable by MouseDown or ESC. Found no better way to handle it than to 
      exclude them from the Stay Up.
    ! List: Fixed some drawing glitches with very small thumbnails (16x16) and 
      extra-tight line-spacing in "Details with Thumbnails" view.
    ! Paper Folders: After OK-ing the "Remove Invalid Entries?" prompt those 
      entries were not removed anymore from the file on disk since about 
      20210312. 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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v21.60.0002 - 2021-03-18 14:10
    + Edit | New | New Folders... / Edit | New | New Files...: Now you can paste 
      data using Unix newline (LF) or Mac newline (CR). It will be 
      auto-converted to Windows new line (CRLF).
      Actually this will work now in all small dialogs showing a multiline edit 
      box where you can paste.
    + Configuration | Preview | Thumbnails | Size #1/#2/#3: Now it can go down 
      to 16 x 16 by factory settings. Allows you e.g. to have a very tight 
      "Details with Thumbnails" view with the following additional settings:
      - Configuration | Preview | Thumbnails | Style   = Plain
      - Configuration | Preview | Thumbnails | Padding = 0
      Upgraders: The new value is offered in the UI after upgrade to this 
      version if you did not tweak the key "ThumbSizes".
    * Configuration | Colors and Styles | Styles | Line spacing: Now you can 
      tighten your line spacing down to -9. Was -5 before. Useful at higher 
      screen resolutions / larger font sizes.
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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v21.60.0001 - 2021-03-17 15:05
    * Configuration | Colors and Styles | Styles | Line spacing: Now you can 
      tighten your line spacing down to -5. Was -1 before.
    * Find Files and Quick Search: The search by Size became more tolerant about 
      missing and superfluous spaces before and after the operator.
      Before you could do just this:
        size: >= 1MB
        size:>= 1MB
      Now all of these are okay:
        size:   >=   1MB
        size: >= 1MB
        size: >=1MB
        size:>= 1MB
        size:>=1MB
    * Configuration Dialog: Made some layout adjustments to provide more space 
      for languages that need more space.
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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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v21.60.0000 - 2021-03-15 20:00
    = NEW OFFICIAL RELEASE. Main developments since last release:
  +++ Hover Box Wheel Scaling. Now the mouse wheel can scale images and PDF 
      previews while the Hover Box (a zero-click preview that pops up by merely 
      hovering the filename) is shown. So natural and so useful.
  +++ Mouse Down Blow Up Zoomed. Ready for another game changer? Mouse Down Blow 
      Up (a large preview that pops up on mouse down on a thumbnail or icon) now 
      can zoom into the original by a freely configurable zoom factor. Got small 
      images, large screens, and weak eyes? MDBUZ is your ticket.
  +++ Find Files by Contained Characters. Now you can find files that contain 
      certain characters or character ranges within their textual contents. 
      Allows you to search for files containing any characters in the upper 
      Unicode range, or any Mongolian characters, or whatever specific 
      characters you are interested in.
  +++ Apply Button in Configuration. Street pressure became unbearable so an 
      Apply button was added that allows you to apply any changed settings 
      to the main window without closing the Configuration dialog.
  +++ Compilation Soundtrack. Compiled to the music of Starcrawler.
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v21.50.0145 - 2021-03-15 11:12
    + Portable Devices: Added some more error messages to failed file operations 
      on Portable Devices. Just in case.
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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v21.50.0143 - 2021-03-14 17:39
    * Status Bar: Renamed right-click option "Smart Size Middle Section" to 
      "Smart Section Sizing".
    * Updated the help file.
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v21.50.0141 - 2021-03-12 18:27
    + Find Files and Quick Search: From now on "Path" matching (ticked Path 
      checkbox in Find Files, or /P switch) is implicitly turned on whenever the 
      search term contains backslashes that are not just escapes for certain 
      characters that would otherwise seen as special characters (e.g.: " \!", 
       "\[", " \(", "cat \and dog", ...), i.e. when the search term looks like a 
       (part of a) path:
        PN\P              //match all items under folder "PN" beginning with "P"
        PN\\P /P          //that's the old way (still works but DEPRECATED)
      Boolean works as well:
        PN\P | PN\Q       //match all items under folder "PN" beginning with "P" or "Q"
        *\backup\?*       //match all items under a folder "backup"
      The old doubled-slash syntax keeps on working (but is DEPRECATED), now 
      even if "Path" is not explicitly ticked:
        PN\\P             //match all items under folder "PN" beginning with "P"
        PN\\P | PN\\Q     //match all items under folder "PN" beginning with "P" or "Q"
        *\\backup\\?*     //match all items under a folder "backup"
    ! Find Files and Quick Search: The example given (v21.50.0124 - 2021-02-17 
      15:10) for the new switch /P (full path of each item is matched against 
      the search pattern was wrong. Backslashes had to be doubled at that point 
      (in that version):
        *\\backup\\?* /P   //match all items under a folder "backup"
      Well, since today it also works with single backslashes, so the historic 
      errors auto-fixed and this is okay now:
        *\backup\?* /P    //match all items under a folder "backup"
        *\backup\?*       //even without the /P switch
    ! Folder View Settings: Could get confused when opening a background tab 
      from a drives listing ("This PC"). On selecting that tab a FVS could be 
      falsely applied to a location that should not have one. Fixed.
To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

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v21.50.0140 - 2021-03-11 11:09
    * Paper Folders | Explicit Save Only: Internally rewrote the whole thing in 
      a more civilized way. Apparently it still works. You should not note any 
      difference.
    ! Panes | Sync Folders...: In Preview mode the Used Space information was 
      not updated (as a simulation). Fixed.
    ! Panes | Sync Folders...: In Preview mode a non-existing drive was assumed 
      to exist. That was stretching the idea of simulation a little too far. 
      Fixed. Now you are told when a drive does not exist (= is unavailable).
    * XYcopy: Updated to 2.10.0164.
    > Wow, this is the 5000th beta version! :)
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v21.50.0139 - 2021-03-10 21:05
    ! Paper Folders | Explicit Save Only: Fixed another glitch.
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v21.50.0138 - 2021-03-10 19:54
    * Configuration | Colors and Styles | Highlights & Dark Mode | Dark mode | 
      Adaptive colors: From now on when you use dark background colors 
      (Luminance < 50) for Tree/ Catalog or List in Light Mode, these colors are 
      preserved in Dark Mode if "Adaptive colors" is unticked.
    % Audio Properties: Improved the OGG-parsing algorithm. Now the length of 
      more OGG-files can be retrieved natively (so you don't need the 
      AudioPropsSecondTries tweak and a Codec for this).
    * Paper Folders | Explicit Save Only: Now any implicitly created Paper 
      Folder source files are created as *empty* dummy files. (There existance 
      is still necessary due to the fundamental architecture of Paper Folders.)
    ! Configuration | General | Safety Belts, Network | Safety Belts | Confirm 
      drag and drop: When ticked a drag-n-drop operation from a Portable Device 
      could crash the app since 20201103. 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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v21.50.0137 - 2021-03-10 12:02
    + Tree: Now when you right-click a folder and hold CTRL you get the 
      super-fast internal context menu instead of the slower shell context menu. 
      Gives you quick access to XY's native menu commands.
    ! Paper Folders | Explicit Save Only: Fixed some glitches.
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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v21.50.0136 - 2021-03-09 19:26
    * Paper Folders: Improved the "Explicit Save Only" mode. Less disk access.
    ! Configuration | Find and Filter | Find Files & Branch View | Branch View | 
      Persist across folders: When enabled then changing location from a Branch 
      View directly into a Portable Device could result in a crash. Fixed.
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