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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 01 Apr 2005 09:27

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0163, 01-apr-2005).

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

v3.60.0163 - 01.04.05 09:25
    * Moved the fore/back buttons (history/Go) to where they belong: the 
      upper left corner of the app. The price of 48 pixels tab headers 
      space is worth it and is also won back down in the status bar's 
      right corner.
      In case you don't know: right-click the buttons to get the Go menu.
    * Find Files, Name/Location combos: auto-completion now sets in only 
      after you typed at least 2 chars.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 30 Mar 2005 14:42

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0160, 30-mar-2005).

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

v3.60.0160 - 30.03.05 14:39
    + Find Files, Name combo: now you can quickly jump to a previous 
      pattern by entering any substring of it. If exactly one entry 
      contains the substring (case-insensitive: A=a) the selection will 
      jump to that entry.
    + Browsing tabs now also remember the following property:
        - Thumbnails mode
    * Made the list view column headers flatter.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 29 Mar 2005 14:56

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0154, 29-mar-2005).

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

v3.60.0154 - 29.03.05 14:47
  +++ Added "Finding Tabs", a special type of browsing tabs.
      How to convert a normal browsing tab into a Finding Tab:
        - Fine-tune your find files settings and run a search.
        - Now customize the search result list to your likings
          (column width, sort order...).
        - Now click "View/Browsing Tabs.../Finding Tab..."
          and click OK.
      A Finding Tab has the following properties:
        - Find Files settings are individually remembered (also across 
          sessions).
        - When actively selected or on start-up on a Finding Tab the 
          search starts immediately. Passive selection happens when you 
          close a tab and another one is automatically selected: this does 
          not start a search.
        - A special icon shows that a tab is a Finding Tab.
        - You cannot drag anything into a Finding Tab.
      This means a very simple one-click-access to all the Find Files 
      routines you ever dreamt of. You can for example design yourself a 
      "find suite", a row of tabs with your recurrent find tasks just 
      one click away. Hey, with TrackerV3's ability to load specific 
      configurations (INI files) on start-up you can have thousands of 
      find suites!!
    + Browsing tabs now remember the following properties individually:
        - sorted column and sort direction
        - column order
        - column widths
        - focused file
      These settings are also remembered between sessions.
    + Browsing tabs now have icons and a clearer design with only the 
      selected tab having a bold face caption.
    + Now you can edit the fore and back colors of open and closed tabs.
    * Menu File/Rename Special/Remove Particular Characters... is now
      called "Search and Replace..."...
    + ... because I added the possibility to search & replace strings 
      (before, it was only chars and char lists). Search-string and 
      replace-string are separated by '/'. Examples:
        off/        = Remove all 'off'
        off/on      = Replace all 'off' with 'on'
    - Removed LaunchToFind (cf v3.60.0055): feature reduction!

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 27 Mar 2005 12:58

Users of v3.60.0150: your non-current browsing tabs will have empty captions when you start v3.60.0152; simply select them and redefine their location.
Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0152, 27-mar-2005).

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

v3.60.0152 - 27.03.05 12:50
    + Added command Repeat Last Find (Shift+F3) to menu Edit. Runs Find 
      Files at the last searched location using the current find settings.
    * Find Files, Name pattern: slight change to the conditions of 
      internal "auto-asterisking" (active when "Exact Match" is 
      unchecked).
      Before:
        *ab*, ab*, *ab, a*b remain unchanged
        ab  -> *ab*
      Now:
        *ab*, ab*, *ab      remain unchanged
        ab  -> *ab*
        a*b -> *a*b*
      Same with "?", e.g. a?b -> *a?b*, etc.
    * Keyboard shortcut Ctrl+F (Find Files) now always opens the Name 
      tab and sets input focus to the Name field.
    + Added keyboard shortcuts to navigate thru Find Files tabs:
      Ctrl+Shift+1 ... to ... Ctrl+Shift+6.
    + Browsing Tabs: headers coloring is now customizable 
      (Configutation/General).
    + Menu View/Browsing Tabs/Rename Tab...: now you can give the tabs 
      any name of your choice. Once a tab is named that name will stay 
      fixed when you change the current directory inside the tab. A tab 
      name can have any characters, even those that are illegal for 
      filenames. To un-name a tab rename it to nothing.
    + Now you can shift the browsing tabs' position:
      Ctrl+Shift+Left:  shift current tab to left
      Ctrl+Shift+Right: shift current tab to right

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 25 Mar 2005 21:13

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0150, 25-mar-2005).

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

v3.60.0150 - 25.03.05 20:57
  +++ Added Tabbed Browsing Lite. You'll find some new commands under menu 
      View/Browsing Tabs. You can have an unlimited number of tabs, hide 
      the tabs, and drag-drop stuff onto the tab headers. The tabs are 
      saved between sessions. However, currently tabs do not individually 
      remember things like sort order, scroll position or item 
      selections (some of this will change soon). The tab headers have a 
      right-click context menu. It's called "Lite" because the tabs 
      consume only very little memory resources.
    * It was necessary to redefine some keyboard shortcuts and add some 
      new ones:
        Ctrl+Tab:       cycle thru Browsing Tabs (forward)
        Ctrl+Shift+Tab: cycle thru Browsing Tabs (backward)
        Ctrl+F12:       [Show/Hide] Browsing Tabs
        Ctrl+T:         New Browsing Tab
        Ctrl+W:         Close current Browsing Tab
        Ctrl+F8:        [Show/Hide] Thumbnails
        Ctrl+Shift+N:   New Textfile
    ! AltGr+1, AltGr+2 etc. would work as shortcuts to select tabs in 
      the info panel which only Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2 etc. should do. Fixed.
    * List view hot-tracking (auto-scrolling of file list when dragging 
      an item near the upper or lower view margin) now happens only if 
      the cursor is over the Name column: better hot-tracking control.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 23 Mar 2005 13:20

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0149, 23-mar-2005).

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

    + Added Whole Words Matching to the search engine.
      The BreakChars (word delimiters) are hard-coded to:
          ()[]{}\,.;=+~-_'$%&#@
          space, string start, string end
      Whole Words can be freely combined with Boolean Logic, Match Case, 
      Check Full Path, Exact Match (implied in Whole Words anyway), and 
      Invert.
      Note that Whole Words cannot be combined with RegExp and Fuzzy 
      matching, and you cannot use wildcards: if the search pattern 
      contains wildcards Whole Words is internally set to False.
    * Backup To: now can write to CDs (packet writing (UDF)).

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 22 Mar 2005 14:28

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0146, 22-mar-2005).

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

v3.60.0146 - 22.03.05 14:23
    * Made some more experiments with the Network Neighborhood.
      Should work a little better now.
      However, changes will only be noticable for users of
      Windows NT3.1, Windows NT4, Windows 2000, Windows XP.      

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 19 Mar 2005 11:55

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0145, 19-mar-2005).

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

v3.60.0145 - 19.03.05 11:38
    + Added menu File/Rename Special/Keep Particular Characters...
      Here you can enter a list of characters to be kept in selected 
      filename(s). Default is:
        abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0123456789 _-.()
      You can
      (a) define no replace entity, in which case all other characters
          will be removed,
          or          
      (b) define a common replace string (can be longer 
          than one character) at the end of the list after '>'.
      Examples:
        abc    = Remove all characters that are not a, b, or c
        abc>_  = Replace all characters that are not a, b, or c, with '_'      
    + Added menu File/Rename Special/Remove Particular Characters...
      Here you can enter a list of characters to be removed or replaced 
      from selected filename(s).
      You can
      (a) define no replace entity, in which case all characters
          in the list will be removed,
          or          
      (b) define a common replace string (can be longer 
          than one character) at the end of the list after '>',
          or
      (c) define a replace list at the end of the list after '>>' 
          (remove-list and replace-list must have same length).
      Examples:
        []{};,!     = Remove all of these characters
        []{};,!>_   = Replace all of these characters with '_'
        ä>ae        = Replace all ä with 'ae'
        äöü>>aou    = Replace all ä with a, ö with u, ü with u
      You are responsible to avoid collisions in the target names.
    + File Find/Name & Location: now you can have backslashes in the 
      search terms. That way you can explicitly include or exclude search 
      paths directly in the search phrase (without using the Exclude Folders 
      tab). Note:
      - To do this you must check "Check full path".
      - A backslash in a search term must be escaped by another 
        backslash.
      - This does not work RegExp search phrases (because RegExp cannot 
        be combined with Boolean logic).
      For example:
        cat & !cat\\
      would find all files "*cat*" in the current search location but 
      not the ones in the subfolder(s) "*cat\".

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 07 Mar 2005 12:44

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0143, 07-mar-2005).

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

v3.60.0143 - 07.03.05 12:37
    * Made some experiments with the Network Neighborhood.
      Should work a little faster now.
    ! Crashed when trying to drag-drop a non-file-format from another 
      app into tree or list. Fixed. No more crash and you get a message 
      "Can't drop text." if it was text.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 26 Feb 2005 18:46

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0141, 26-feb-2005).

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

v3.60.0141 - 26.02.05 18:40
    + Find Files, Location combo: now can quickly jump to a previous 
      path by entering any substring of it. If exactly one entry 
      contains the substring (case-insensitive: A=a) the selection will 
      jump to that entry.
    * Removed the following keyboard shortcuts:
        Alt+up arrow	  Go to first (= start folder) in History
        Alt+down arrow	Go to last in History
      Why: these shortcuts are standard keys to open dropdown lists 
      (combos).
    + Find Files/Contained Text: now you can state a string in ASCII and 
      find it in UNICODE files (files marked by start sequence FF FE).
      For example a Windows *.reg file starts like this:      
        Hex:   FF FE 57 00 69 00 6E 00 64 00 6F 00 77 00 73 00
        Ascii: ÿþW.i.n.d.o.w.s.
      Now you can search for Contained Text "Windows" and get a match.      
    + File View: now can display UNICODE files (start sequence FF FE) in 
      ASCII view. Before they could only be viewed in Hex view.
    + Added new command to menu Go: "Go to from Here..."
      Opens menu Go/Go to..., but preset to current path.
      Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+E      
      Forget Ctrl+Shift+G from v3.60.0139: it never existed, there was 
      a bug in the history ;)
    ! The helpfile was partly defect (showed numbers all over). Fixed.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 25 Feb 2005 21:24

Hey, v3.60.0139 had a little bug: some keyboard shortcuts were inactive.
Take v3.60.0140: download current package again if you have v3.60.0139 now.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 25 Feb 2005 20:51

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0140, 25-feb-2005).

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

v3.60.0139 - 25.02.05 20:42
    + New Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+G
      Opens menu Go/Go to..., but preset to current path.
    + Menu File: new command "Save Configuration As...". The current 
      configuration will be saved to a new INI file located in the app's 
      path. This new INI will become the currently active one until you 
      exit the app. If you don't change the name the current INI will be 
      updated.
      You want to use this command before you use "Create Shortcut to 
      this Configuration..." if you want the INI-switch to point to 
      an INI file other than TrackerV3.ini (which is normally active).
      Note: TrackerV3 will by default always load TrackerV3.ini. To 
      force another INI at startup you have to use a command line 
      switch.
    + "Show Tree" setting is now remembered between sessions.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 24 Feb 2005 10:05

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0138, 24-feb-2005).

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

v3.60.0138 - 24.02.05 10:01
    + Load specific configuration by command line parameters (aka 
      switches). Now you can determine which INI-file is loaded by 
      starting TrackerV3 like this:
        TrackerV3.exe /ini=myini
      The INI contains all settings including the current start path. 
      You can however overwrite this value by stating the start path in 
      another switch:
        TrackerV3.exe /ini=myini mystartpath      
      Note: 
        - myini has no path and no extension; it is looked for in the 
          app's path. Must not contain any blanks.
        - The startpath-switch must be the last in the list.
          Must be quoted if the path contains any blanks.
        - the currently used INI-file is displayed in the caption
          of the configuration window.
    + Menu File: new command "Create Shortcut to this Configuration...".
      A shortcut file to TrackerV3 containing a switch to the current 
      INI-file will be created on your Desktop. All you have to do is to 
      give the shortcut a name.
    + "Paste (Copy)" now does automatic rename on collision.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 23 Feb 2005 21:55

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0135, 23-feb-2005).

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

v3.60.0135 - 23.02.05 21:45
    ! Removal of "Track..." from Shell context menu would not work under
      Win2K/XP. Fixed.
      Note that you need admin rights to change this setting in config.
    ! Find Files/Date tab: opening the popup menu would crash the app
      if no date type was selected (which happens right after a fresh 
      installation, how embarassing!). Fixed.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 21 Feb 2005 23:38

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0134, 21-feb-2005).

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

v3.60.0134 - 21.02.05 23:35
    ! Average bitrate and song length for MP3 files with VBR was still 
      slightly off due to rounding error. Fixed.
    + Menu View: added command "Show Tree" (Ctrl+Shift+F12). Now you can 
      easily hide the tree by keyboard.
    + Menu Edit: added command "Paste (Move)" and "Paste (Copy)", by 
      which you can paste files (into the current folder) that have been 
      previously copied/cut to the clipboard by any application.
      The typical Windows application and Shell makes you choose between 
      copy and cut/move in the moment you send the files to the 
      clipboard. TrackerV3, however, gives you a 2nd chance: "Paste 
      (Move)" and "Paste (Copy)" do what they say independent of the way 
      the files have been send to the clipboard.
      Tip: the Edit menu is also the context menu of the white space in 
      the file list.

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