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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 06 Jun 2019 11:17

Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version:

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v20.10.0005 - 2019-06-06 11:17
    + Breadcrumb Bars | Hamburger: Now the menu allows for nesting. Syntax like 
      SC popupnested(). For example:
      
        New
          :newfolder
          :newfile
        Dual Pane
          :dpmoveto
          :dpcopyto
        -
        :copypath

    ! List: Empty space context menu partly broken since v20.10.0004. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 05 Jun 2019 15:18

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v20.10.0004 - 2019-06-05 15:17
    + Menu Edit: Added command "Append" (Ctrl+Alt+D). Appends the selected items 
      to the clipboard.
      - Keeps the effect (copy or cut) of the items already in the clipboard.
      - If no items are in the clipboard the effect defaults to "copy".
    + Toolbar: Added button "Append". Same function as Edit | Append.
    + SC copy enhanced: Now you can append items to the current items in clipboard.
      Syntax: copy itemlist, [effect=copy|cut], [append]
        itemlist: |-separated or CRLF-separated list of items (files or folders);
                  items support environment variables, XY native 
                  variables, relative (to app path) and portable paths.
        effect:   copy [Default] = mark as copied
                  cut = mark as cut
        append:   1 = append itemlist to the items already in clipboard.
      Remarks:
        - On append = 1 the effect (copy or cut) of the items already in the 
          clipboard is kept if you leave the "effect" argument empty.
        - No smartness whatsoever is applied when appending. So you can create 
          crazy clipboard contents with items being present multiple times, 
          containing each other, or from totally different locations. You are in 
          control.
      Examples:
        copy <curitem>, , 1;  //append current item to clipboard, keep effect
        copy <curitem>, "copy" , 1; //append current item to clipboard, set effect to "copy"
        copy <curitem>, "cut" , 1;  //append current item to clipboard, set effect to "cut"
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 04 Jun 2019 17:46

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v20.10.0003 - 2019-06-04 17:45
    * Configuration | Information | File Info Tips | Show Hover Box: From now on 
      this setting is ON by factory default. It's just too good to be missed.
    > SC SaveThumb: Just missing example for what else you can do with the new 
      functionality:
        // save a copy of the image in original size with transparent areas in magenta (FF00FF)
        savethumb(, "*_<width>x<height>", "100%" , , "png", , 0, 4 , "FF00FF");
    ! Trial Version: Since v19.90.0112 the nag screen should only be shown on 
      first run, but this did not really work yet. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 03 Jun 2019 20:47

Summary of the latest XYplorer Official Release.

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v20.10.0000 - 2019-06-03 20:00
    = NEW OFFICIAL RELEASE. Main developments since last release:
  +++ Clipboard Markers. A new way of marking items that are currently in the 
      clipboard, whether they are cut or copied.
  +++ Sorting. Now you can choose between three sort methods in folder tree and 
      file list: Binary, Textual, Natural.
  +++ Recent Location Pins. Now you can customize the color and the number of 
      the pins.
  +++ Reset Zoom. Now you can reset the font zoom to the startup values by 
      pressing Ctrl+0.
  +++ Compilation Soundtrack. Compiled to the music of The Raconteurs.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 03 Jun 2019 13:51

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v20.00.0017 - 2019-06-03 13:50
    * MLS: Internally updated to version 8.112.
      > TRANSLATORS: Please wait until Reference_8.112.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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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 03 Jun 2019 11:38

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v20.00.0016 - 2019-06-03 11:37
    + SC SaveThumb enhanced:
      - New value 4 to argument "transparency" to allow using the canvas color 
        as background color for transparent areas.
      - New value 4 to argument "flags" to allow centering the original image in 
        a canvas defined by "widthbox" and "heightbox".
      - Added argument "color_canvas" to specify the background color of the 
        canvas (flags 4).
      Syntax: savethumb(file="<curitem>", thumbnail_file="*_thumb", _
                        widthbox, heightbox, format="jpg", border_width, flags, _
                        transparency=2, color_canvas)
        flags: (bit field)
          1 = Drop Shadow on white border (border_width has to be set).
          2 = Zoom To Fill: Zoom the thumb to fill the whole box. If heightbox 
              is missing it defaults to widthbox, and vice versa (= square box).
          4 = Arguments "widthbox" and "heightbox" are taken as size of a  
              canvas in which the input image ("file") is centered. If necessary 
              the image is shrunk to fit the canvas. The resulting image will 
              have these dimensions no matter the size of the input image.
        transparency:
         -1 = Preserve any transparency
          0 = Neutral
          1 = Grid
          2 = White [Default]
          3 = Black
          4 = Use the value stated in color_canvas
        color_canvas: Canvas background color in hex RRGGBB.
              If missing it defaults to the current window backcolor (dark mode aware).
      Examples:
        // save selected image centered in white 1080x1080 PNG, transparent areas also white
        savethumb(, "*_<widthbox>x<heightbox>", 1080, 1080, "png", , 4, 4, "FFFFFF");
        // save selected image centered in 1080x566 PNG, background and transparent areas
        // in window backcolor (dark mode aware)
        savethumb(, "*_<widthbox>x<heightbox>", 1080, 566 , "png", , 4, 0);
    * Updated the help file.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 02 Jun 2019 12:30

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v20.00.0015 - 2019-06-02 12:29
    ! Patching Internal Images: Switches (v19.80.0119 - 2019-03-24 14:14) were 
      inherited to items that had no own switches. Fixed.
    ! Configuration | General | Refresh, Icons, History | Icons | Apply to all 
      controls: Did not use the generic folder icon for folders in Address Bar 
      and Catalog but the generic file icon. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 01 Jun 2019 17:56

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v20.00.0014 - 2019-06-01 17:54
    * SC Setting: Revised the recent change. Now "sortnatural" is back again to 
      keep old code working. The new value "sortmethod" (corresponding to 
      Configuration | General | Sort and Rename | Sort | Sort method) is added.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 01 Jun 2019 15:25

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v20.00.0013 - 2019-06-01 15:24
    + Configuration | General | Sort and Rename: Added dropdown "Sort method" 
      where you can choose one of three sort methods:
      
      Binary:   Results in a sort order based on comparisons of the internal 
                binary representations of the characters as determined by the 
                active code page.
                A!=a, A<B<a<b, 1<12<2
      Textual:  Results in a sort order based on case-insensitive comparisons of 
                the characters as determined by the system's locale.
                A==a, 1<12<2
      Natural:  Results in a textual sort order, except that multi-digit numbers 
                are ordered according to their numeric value.
                A==a, 1<2<12

      Examples:    Binary        Textual        Natural
                   ------------------------------------
                   Ba.txt        a1.txt         a1.txt
                   a-a.txt       a12.txt        a2.txt
                   a-b.txt       a2.txt         a12.txt
                   a1.txt        aa.txt         aa.txt
                   a12.txt       a-a.txt        a-a.txt
                   a2.txt        ab.txt         ab.txt
                   aa.txt        a-b.txt        a-b.txt
                   ab.txt        Ba.txt         Ba.txt

    * Configuration | General | Sort and Rename | Sort method: Now the tree also 
      obeys to the chosen Sort Method and reacts immediately after OK-in the 
      config dialog.
    - Configuration | General | Sort and Rename | Sort: Removed option "Natural 
      numeric sort order". Replaced by the above.
    * SC Setting: The argument name value "sortnatural" was replaced by "sortmethod".
    * XYcopy: Updated to 2.10.0146.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 30 May 2019 10:29

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v20.00.0012 - 2019-05-30 10:27
    + Configuration | Colors and Styles | Styles: Added section "Clipboard 
      markers" with two options:
      - Dimmed icons: Tick it to show the traditional dimmed icon effect on 
        items that are *cut* to clipboard (no effect on *copied* items).
      - Colored lines: Tick it to show the new colored lines effect (orange for 
        cut, blue for copied).
      Both effects can be combined.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 29 May 2019 22:13

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v20.00.0010 - 2019-05-29 22:12
    % Clipboard Markers: Improved the layout in Tiles and Thumbnails views.
      Note that in Thumbnails and Large Icon views it was not possible to shift 
      anything (no space) so the colored lines are just drawn on top of it.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 29 May 2019 15:54

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v20.00.0009 - 2019-05-29 15:53
  +++ Clipboard Markers: Totally revolutionized how items are marked that are 
      currently in the clipboard.
      - Before, like in Windows Explorer ever since and still today, cut items 
        (Ctrl+X) were marked by a dimmed icon. However, the same effect is used 
        to mark HIDDEN items. So we have a semiotic clash (Is it cut? Is it 
        hidden? Is it cut and hidden?). Not nice.
      - In Windows Explorer (and until recently in XYplorer) these marks are 
        not stable but silently disappear on location change or restart. They 
        also do not auto-react on changes in the clipboard triggered by other 
        processes.
      - Copied items (Ctrl+C) were not marked at all!
      XYplorer now gets rid of all those issues:
      - Cut and copied items are marked in folder tree and file list.
      - The markers are stable, and they are always in sync with the clipboard.
      - They don't use an effect that's already used for something else but 
        employ a totally new way of marking: The items are shifted some pixels 
        to the right and a vertical fat colored line on the left marks their 
        state in the clipboard:
        - Blue = Copied
        - Orange = Cut
      These are the factory default colors. The actual colors are taken from the
      INI key DragStatusClasses (sections Copy and Move), so they are tweakable.
      Note: Tiles and Thumbnails views don't look good yet. Work in progress...
    % Undo, Redo, Action Log: New versions of the icons for various file 
      operations: New, Copy, Move, Rename, Delete.
    * Undo, Redo, Action Log: The "Move" icon is now orange. Before it had the 
      same green as the "Rename" icon.
    * Undo, Redo, Action Log: The "New" icon is now purple. Before it had the 
      same blue as the "Copy" icon.
    ! Clipboard Markers: Did not update on rename. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 28 May 2019 13:28

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v20.00.0008 - 2019-05-28 13:27
    % List: Improved the marking of cut items (Ctrl+X) by a dimmed icon. Now the 
      app is constantly watching the clipboard for any changes, so the marks 
      should always be in sync with the state of the clipboard even if it is 
      changed by other processes.
      Note: This works in Vista and later only.
    + Tree: Now the marking of cut items (Ctrl+X) by a dimmed icon works in the 
      Tree just as nicely as in the List. In particular the Tree has learned to 
      show more than one folder dimmed at the same time.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 27 May 2019 11:54

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v20.00.0007 - 2019-05-27 11:53
    % List: Improved the marking of cut items (Ctrl+X) by a dimmed icon. Now 
      it's done on both panes, on tab switch, and on startup. It also reacts on 
      "Edit | Paste Special | Mark Files in Clipboard as 'Cut'" and "Edit | 
      Paste Special | Mark Files in Clipboard as 'Copied'".
    ! Recent Location Pins: Pins were misaligned on higher DPI settings (125% 
      etc), larger font sizes, and in a Narrow Tree (Tools | Customize Tree | 
      Narrow Tree). Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 26 May 2019 11:45

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v20.00.0006 - 2019-05-26 11:43
    + Configuration | Colors and Styles | Highlights & Dark Mode: Added section 
      "Recent location pins". Here you can customize the color of the pins.
      Note that color #000000 (pitch black) counts as "use default" and will be 
      reset to the default color #E956B6 on next start.
    + Configuration | Colors and Styles | Highlights & Dark Mode | Recent 
      location pins: Added option "Match color with tree path tracing". Tick to 
      match the pins color to the current Tree Path Tracing color.
    + Configuration | Colors and Styles | Highlights & Dark Mode | Recent 
      location pins: Added dropdown "Maximum number of pins". Here you can 
      define the maximum number of pins to be shown in the tree.
      Note that the actually shown number depends on the number of stored recent 
      locations and how of them are currently visible in the tree.
    * Configuration | General | Menus, Mouse, Safety | Usability | Wheel scroll 
      lines: Now you can specify the number of lines used for thumbs and tiles 
      views. Simply append it to the current number, separated by ; (semicolon). 
      The default value for the second number is 1.
      Examples:
        0     system value for all, but 1 for thumbs/tiles
        3     3 for all, but 1 for thumbs/tiles
        0;0   system value for all
        5;2   5 for all, but 2 for thumbs/tiles
        5;0   5 for all, but system value for thumbs/tiles
    * Configuration | General | Menus, Mouse, Safety | Usability: Renamed "Wheel 
      scroll lines (0 = use system value)" to "Wheel scroll lines". Now you can 
      simply leave it empty to use the system default.
    ! Icons not correctly centered in large thumbnails views. Fixed.
    + Re-added tweak ShellIncludeSpecialFolders (originally added v15.00.0106 - 
      2015-03-15 19:41, then removed v15.00.0109 - 2015-03-16 11:10).
      Set it to 1 to widen the range of "Configuration | Other | Shell 
      Integration | Default File Manager | XYplorer in shell context menu" and 
      "XYplorer is default file manager":
        ShellIncludeSpecialFolders=1
      Technically, if ShellIncludeSpecialFolders=1 then XYplorer is registered 
      in the "Folder" branch (in Windows registry), otherwise XYplorer is 
      registered in the "Directory" branch and the "Drive" branch.
      NOTE: If you want to try this tweak you should first disable XYplorer's 
      shell integration. So you do it in this order:
        1) Untick "XYplorer is default file manager" and "XYplorer in shell context menu".
        2) Turn ON or OFF the tweak.
        3) Retick "XYplorer is default file manager" and "XYplorer in shell context menu".
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