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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 20 Sep 2004 11:44

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0044, 20-sep-2004).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0044 - 20.09.04 11:40
    + Drag'n'Drop Context Menu: added commands "Move Here to New 
      Subfolder..." and "Copy Here to New Subfolder...". Usage:
        - select any number of files 
        - right-drag them somewhere
        - click "Move (Copy) Here to New Subfolder..." in context menu 
        - dialog opens, enter new folder name, click OK 
        - this folder is now created under the dragged-to folder... 
        - ... and the selected files are moved (copied) into it
      This command works also in Find Results mode. In this mode the 
      operations are "rich", ie the relative folder structure of the 
      source is recreated in the target. Why: else same-named files from 
      different subfolders would want to overwrite each other in the 
      target. Note that "rich" operations are possible with files only, 
      not with folders -- logical when you think about it.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 18 Sep 2004 12:48

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0043, 18-sep-2004).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0042 - 18.09.04 11:54
    * Enlarged memory of Name and Location combos from 16 to 32 items.
    + Find Files, Name & Location: added option "Inverted". If checked 
      the search will return everything that does not match your search 
      term. Does not work with RegExp.
    * Find Files interface 100 pixels wider.
v3.60.0041 - 16.09.04 19:35
    + Good news for the business community: added ISO Week as another 
      Date Format. Today is 2004-W38-4 (= 2004-Week38-Thursday).
    % Find Files including many subfolders again faster.
    % Find Files: another speed gain.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 16 Sep 2004 16:23

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0040, 16-sep-2004).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0040 - 16.09.04 14:00
  +++ Boolean search now supports parentheses of infinite nesting depth. 
      Ok, the maximum is 256 nesting levels, which should be sufficient 
      for most brains around. If you need more, tell me.
      Some syntax examples just to hint at the possibilities:
        Tarantino | Tarrantino                        1 level
        (Tarantino | Tarrantino) & Kill               2 levels
        (Tarantino | Tarrantino) & (Kill | Bill)      2 levels
        (Tarantino | Tarrantino) & (!Kill | !Bill)    2 levels
        (Tarantino | Tarrantino) & !(Kill | Bill)     2 levels
        !((Tarantino | Tarrantino) & (Kill | Bill))   3 levels
        ... it's a long way to 256 levels.
      Operator precedence is still: NOT > AND > OR, so the following two 
      search terms are equivalent:
        Quentin or not Kill and Bill
        Quentin or ((not Kill) and Bill)        
      Parentheses escaped by "\" are taken as part of the search term.
    + The NOT operator "!" can now as well be written " NOT " or " not ".
      Thanks to parentheses the NOT operator can now be attributed to 
      higher levels (not just to individual patterns): instead of "!cat 
      | !dog" you can now say "NOT (cat AND dog)" resp. "!(cat & dog)".
    * Improved timing resolution from 10 msec to 1 msec.
v3.60.0038 - 15.09.04 18:36
    - Removed the following keyboard shortcuts (added to v3.40.0081):
      Shift+F7: Move selected files to the last folder into which a file 
                was moved (using the File/Move To/Browse... command)
      Ctrl+F7:  Copy selected files to the last folder into which a file 
                was copied (using the File/Copy To/Browse... command)
      Ctrl+Shift+F7: Backup selected files to the last folder into which 
                a file was backupped (using the File/Backup To/Browse...
                command)
      Why: useless crap. You just cannot use a shortcut to a variable 
      command while it is invisible. Nobody has that kind of memory. 
      And, worse, when you move a file by accidentally pressing Ctrl+F7, 
      you might not know what happenend and have a hard time to find 
      your file again.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 14 Sep 2004 22:46

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0037, 14-sep-2004).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0037 - 14.09.04 21:31
    + When searching for Contained Text, the statusbar now displays each 
      file's name just being scanned. As well, I gave some more air to 
      those CPU-straining routines, so that you can happily move around 
      the window while the processor sweats.
    % Minor low-impact code improvements.
    ! Minor rendering glitch concerning the interplay of Boxed Branches 
      and the vertical scrollbar. Fixed.
    ! File operation progress dialogs did not appear since v3.60.0032.
      Fixed.
    ! When you were fast, mean, and determined, you could generate an 
      error when you changed column sizes while the list was still loading 
      when Show Folder Sizes was enabled. Fixed.
    + When the app is calculating folder sizes (which can take a while 
      sometimes) it now tells you so in the status bar: "Getting folder 
      sizes... (ESC)".

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 12 Sep 2004 19:26

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0036, 12-sep-2004).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0036 - 12.09.04 19:10
    + From now on, History.txt is part of the distribution package.
    + Drag'n'Drop Context Menu: added commands "Move Here (Postfix 
      Number)" and "Move Here As...". Handy if you want to move several 
      same-named files to one directory without having them overwrite each 
      other.
    * Menu Go/Go to Line...: now moves the focus to the file list if it 
      hasn't been there anyway.    
    + File Preview: Extract Text mode (Normal and International) now can 
      wrap lines.
    * Dialog for "Copy Here As...": now only the base of the filename is 
      preselected (just like you know it from TV3's Rename interface).
    ! When you were fast, mean, and determined, you could generate an 
      error when you selected a folder while the list was still loading 
      when Show Folder Sizes was enabled. Fixed.
v3.60.0033 - 10.09.04 10:19
    + Command "Copy Here (Postfix Number)": you can configure the format 
      by editing the following INI keys:
        [General]
        PostfixSep=-      Separator between filename and number.
                          Make sure all characters are legal in 
                          file names.
        PostfixDigits=2   Valid range: 1 - 4 (i.e. 1, 01, 001, 0001).
      When you think you need more than 4 digits (that's up to 9999 
      versions of one file) you probably have an organization problem 
      and should seek professional advice ;)

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 09 Sep 2004 19:56

See edited previous post: new super feature "Copy Here (Postfix Number)"! For this alone I would buy a license! 8)

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 09 Sep 2004 12:17

Now something interesting. I created a new installer! So this time you get the full package (602 KB). Happy installing (don't worry, your INI file will not be overwritten)!
Before installing you might want to read this little info: How to update your old installation using the new installer
.

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0032, 09-sep-2004).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0032 - 09.09.04 18:26
    + Drag'n'Drop Context Menu: added command "Copy Here (Postfix 
      Number)". Creates an auto-serial-numbererd duplicate of the dragged 
      file. The command is available only if exactly one file is drag-
      dropped, resp., when triggered by keyboard, applies only to the 
      focused file. Examples:
        My.txt => My-01.txt
        My.txt => My-02.txt (if My-01.txt already exists)
        My.txt => My-03.txt (if My-01.txt and My-02.txt already exist)
        etc.
      Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+D (think "Duplicate")
v3.60.0031 - 08.09.04 23:07
    + Drag'n'Drop Context Menu: added command "Copy Here As...". Allows you 
      to create a renamed copy of the dragged file. The command is 
      available only if exactly one file is drag-dropped, resp., when 
      triggered by keyboard, applies only to the focused file.
      If source and target path/file are identical, the copy is auto-
      renamed to "Copy of OriginalName" (auto-rename scheme varies 
      depending on OS locale).
      Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+S (think "Save As...")
    % Had a clever idea. Result: further speed up of browse and find 
      operations.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 07 Sep 2004 19:35

Now something interesting. I created a new installer! So this time you get the full package (602 KB). Happy installing (don't worry, your INI file will not be overwritten)!
Before installing you might want to read this little info: How to update your old installation using the new installer
.

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0030, 08-sep-2004).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0030 - 08.09.04 11:33
    + Menu Go: the complete history (maximum 24 entries) is now 
      remembered between sessions. Before memory was limited to 5 entries.
v3.60.0029 - 06.09.04 23:00
  +++ New Installer. I finally found a great installer, NSIS (Nullsoft 
      Scriptable Install System) and proudly present a much cooler install 
      experience, including a real license agreement, real full 
      install/uninstall support, and other niceties. And it's smaller!
      Also made some blueish bitmaps heavily drawing from the "Orange 
      Modern UI Theme" that was created by MoNKi.    
    * Tab Strips coloring: turned it into a hard-core option. If you need 
      colored tab headers you can go down to edit the INI file here:
        [General]
        DoColorTabs=0
        clrTabSel=14215660
        clrTabUnsel=14215660
      Before you cry: I plan a redesign of the Tab Strip soon...

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 06 Sep 2004 21:42

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0028, 06-sep-2004).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0028 - 06.09.04 18:54
    + Tab Strips: the selected tab's header now can have a user-configurable 
      background color. The "can" and the "user-configurable" will be added 
      later... ;) The color is temporarily hardset to the window back color 
      (usually white).
    + Menu Go: added command "Go to Line...". Enter a line number and the 
      file list's focus and selection will jump to that line.
      Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+L
    + Menu View/List Styles/Date Format: added ISO 8601 format, the 
      International Standard for the representation of dates and times. In 
      ISO 8601 the time right now is written "2004-09-06 18:54:46", the 
      general pattern being yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss.
      In hardcore ISO 8601 it would be written "2004-09-06T18:54:46" but 
      TrackerV3 skips the "T" to improve readability.
      TrackerV3 displays all file times translated into the user's local 
      time. Were it to write times in UTC it should be "2004-09-
      06T16:54:46Z" (the appended Z letter indicates that the time is 
      represented in UTC, Universal Time Coordinated, formerly called 
      Greenwich Mean Time, GMT).
    + Size Format and Date Format are now also accessible as context menus 
      of the respective column headers in the file list.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 06 Sep 2004 13:25

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0027, 06-sep-2004).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0027 - 06.09.04 09:15
    * Find Files Tab Strip: tab captions of selected tabs now shown in blue.
v3.60.0026 - 05.09.04 19:54
    * Filling the list now shows less mouse cursor transmutations: you'll 
      see the hourglass only if the job takes longer than 250 msec.
    ! Rename Special: the three re-capitalization commands refused to work 
      claiming "File already exists", which is true but no reason to skip work, 
      because there won't be any collision. Embarrasing little bug that 
      slipped in some days ago. Fixed.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 05 Sep 2004 14:16

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0025, 05-sep-2004).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0025 - 05.09.04 13:20
    + List and Tree Colors: total revision of color selection ways and 
      possibilities. In Configuration/General (F9) you can now easily change the 
      main interface colors for the tree (background, hilited folder, boxed 
      branch) and the list (background, focused row, sorted column; for all 
      list modes: browse, find, drives).
      The list's color fields are now mode-sensitive. So if you want to 
      change the find results colors, do a find first and then press F9.
      You can also easily switch back to the default colors by right-
      clicking the respective color fields.
      NOTE: some of your current style settings will be reset to factory 
      defaults the first time you run this update.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 04 Sep 2004 12:47

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0024, 04-sep-2004).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0024 - 04.09.04 12:44
    + Menu View/List Styles/Date Format: added Zodiac! Hoping to attract 
      some eso-folks to the business of file managing. Your files are born 
      under a star now.
    * Menu View/Style List/Alternate Color for Find Results: removed that 
      option and replaced it by a hard-coded "Yes, use Alternate Color for 
      Find Results!". Why: no sane person would ever say no to this.
    + Menu View/List Styles/Date Format: added more formats. The first 2 are 
      determined by your OS-wide userdefined date format configuration (Short 
      Date and Long Date). The other 6 are predefined by TrackerV3, but you 
      can edit them in the INI (Section = "ListDateFormats") at will (only for 
      advanced users!).
    + Menu Go, experimental new history feature: before every browsed 
      location was automatically added to the history, thus packing it with 
      a lot of unimportant transit stop-overs. Now, there's a temporal 
      threshold: only if you stay at least 2 seconds (will be configurable 
      if the feature stands the test of time) in a location it will be 
      permanently stored in the history; if you leave before its entry will 
      be overwritten by the next location.
    ! MP3 Special Rename failed predictably when the filename generated from 
      ID3-tags contained chars that are illegal for filenames. Fixed: those 
      chars are now detected and replaced by spaces.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 01 Sep 2004 19:44

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0020, 01-sep-2004).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0020 - 01.09.04 19:02
    + Image Preview: added field "Made" to JPEG information. Good news for 
      digital photo afficionados: now the EXIF DateTime (that's when you shot 
      the pic) embedded in JPEG files is displayed in the information frame. 
      This works with both Intel and Motorola byte order, the latter being 
      not among the talents of Explorer.
    ! Relative paths were not shown correctly in find results of special 
      folders and their subfolders. Fixed.
    ! Auto-Refresh of find results did not work as expected when the search 
      location was different from the current tree path. Fixed.
v3.60.0018 - 31.08.04 18:26
    * Renaming items: the preselection in the edit box is set to the base 
      name of the item, ie excluding the extension. This has been the case 
      for all items since a couple of years now, and it's a very handy TV3-
      only feature. From now on, however, it is restricted to files only 
      because it just does not make any sense with folders.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 31 Aug 2004 19:31

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0017, 31-aug-2004).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0017 - 31.08.04 18:26
    ! Tree and List, Navigating with Keyboard: scrolling issue in long 
      listings leading to inconsistencies between topindex and scrollbar 
      position. Fixed.
    * Improved Auto-Refresh of find results lists from finds recursing 
      subfolders. Now deletions done by other apps are recognized correctly 
      also in deeper levels.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 31 Aug 2004 12:01

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0016, 31-aug-2004).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0016 - 31.08.04 11:56
    * Main Window Title, changed order:
      Old: TrackerV3 - E:\VB-Don\TestFiles\
      New: E:\VB-Don\TestFiles\ - TrackerV3
    ! Multiple Location Search (via pipe-separated paths in Location combo): 
      did not work correctly with special paths (Desktop, My Documents). 
      Fixed.
    * Tree and List, Navigating with Keyboard: improved algorithm allows for 
      easier navigation to specific targets while perserving the possibility 
      to cycle through a block of items by key-repeating their first letter. 
      Know what I mean?
      Also increased the allowed time gap between two keystrokes in order to 
      be counted as parts of one string from 0.5 to 0.75 seconds. In other 
      words: you may type a bit slower now.   

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