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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 08 Feb 2005 15:50

Uh, is that an amusing story or a bug or a wish? Looks like all works as expected... I warned you about the loops :wink:

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by RalphM » 08 Feb 2005 15:18

admin wrote:

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v3.60.0112 - 04.02.05 22:26
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      Notes:
      - "Follow folder links" is independent of "Include subfolders" and 
        both can be freely combined at your choice.
      - be aware of the possibility to end up in a loop by having 
        links target to each other or to themselves. If this appears to 
        happen, press ESC and check your link logic.
Murphy's law, it happened as expected - I ended up in a loop, since I had three folders, linked as follows:

...\XXX\Folder_A
Link to Folder_B
...
...\YYY\Folder_B
Link to Folder_C
...
...\ZZZ\Folder_C
Link to Folder_B

So, when running a find in Folder_A following folder links, it did the loop A -> B -> C -> B -> C....

Tip: I made it work and quit the loop, by adding "ZZZ" to the exclude folder list. Now it still finds all matching files in A and B, but skips C.
Ralph :-)
(OS: W10 1809 Home x64 - XY: Current beta)

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 04 Feb 2005 23:11

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0112, 04-feb-2005).

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

v3.60.0112 - 04.02.05 22:26
  +++ Added revolutionary new mode to Find Files: "Follow folder links". 
      Similar to "Include subfolders", the search will treat folder 
      links (aka "Shell Links to Folders") as if they were subfolders 
      and search the links' target directory as well (again recursing it 
      if necessary).
      How to create a folder link: have the folder in the file list, 
      then choose the Create Shortcut command from the folder's context 
      menu, then move the newly created *.lnk file where you want to 
      have it.
      This is a very nice feature. For example, you now can cultivate 
      folder link farms, ie collections of links to various folders in 
      the wildest locations, which you then can search all at once by 
      just running a search on their parent folder.
      Notes:
      - "Follow folder links" is independent of "Include subfolders" and 
        both can be freely combined at your choice.
      - be aware of the possibility to end up in a loop by having 
        links target to each other or to themselves. If this appears to 
        happen, press ESC and check your link logic.
v3.60.0110 - 03.02.05 20:50
    ! Searching folder links did produce results with defective path 
      specs when "Show Relative Path In Find Results" was enabled. Fixed: now 
      find results invariably display absolute paths in the path column 
      when a *.lnk search was involved.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 01 Feb 2005 10:58

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0109, 01-feb-2005).

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

v3.60.0109 - 01.02.05 10:42
    + Added search over target directories of folder links (aka 
      shortcut, *.lnk file). Now you can search not only multiple folders 
      at once but also the target directories of multiple folder links. 
      Which means: now you can set up specific collections of folder links 
      in some location and easily search them (i.e. their target 
      directories) at once!
    * Double-clicking a folder link now browses to that folder inside 
      TrackerV3. Before, Explorer was opened.
v3.60.0108 - 27.01.05 16:33
    + When right-click-dropping files into TrackerV3 from outside (eg 
      images dragged from a browser) you now have the options "Copy Here 
      with Suffix Number" and "Copy Here As..." available in the drop 
      context menu. The default (when left-click-dropping) is "Copy 
      Here".
      Note that only one file at a time can be dropped using these 
      options.
v3.60.0105 - 10.01.05 09:47
    + Drag'n'Drop Context Menu, "Move Here to New Subfolder..." and 
      "Copy Here to New Subfolder...": now there's a default name
      for the new folder given, and it's made from the "Folder0" 
      template you defined in the INI file because you are hardcore:
        [NewTemplates]
        Folder0=yyyymmdd
    ! File View, ASCII files: better handling of mixed type files.
      - UNIX/DOS  = files that have as well 0a as 0d0a line ends
      - MAC/DOS   = files that have as well 0d as 0d0a line ends
      Before you had phantom line feeds in the display of some files.
      That's fixed now.
    * Changed algorithm calculating the row height in tree and list: now 
      you can have larger fonts at smaller row heights.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 09 Jan 2005 18:02

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0104, 09-jan-2005).

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

v3.60.0104 - 09.01.05 17:52
    + Now can display icons smaller than 16x16 pixel and thus show 
      more lines in tree and list.
      How to set a smaller icon size:
      - Regedit
      - goto HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics
      - look for key named "Shell Small Icon Size"
      - if not there: add new string (REG_SZ) key 
        and name it "Shell Small Icon Size"
      - set this key's value to e.g. 14 (default is 16)
      - reboot
      Now you should decrease TrackerV3's font size by a point or so 
      (menu View/Font...) to have really slim lines.      
    + Better support for Command Line Parameters.
      (a) You can pass a startup path (ending slash, quotes, ".exe" are 
          optional), eg this works all the same:
            TrackerV3 C:\Programme\ACDSee32\
            TrackerV3 "C:\Programme\ACDSee32\"
            TrackerV3.exe "C:\Programme\ACDSee32"
      (b) You can pass a startup path/file. The file will be
          selected and previewed (if preview tab is on), eg:
            TrackerV3 C:\Programme\ACDSee32\splash.jpg
      Nice usage: if you place a link to TrackerV3 into your SendTo
      folder (note: a hidden folder!) then you can send any file
      to TrackerV3, which will then jumpstart, browse to the file's
      location and select it.      
v3.60.0102 - 20.12.04 12:26
    * Configuration/General/Show nethood: now works without restart.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 18 Dec 2004 17:19

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0101, 18-dec-2004).

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

v3.60.0101 - 18.12.04 17:14
    + Configuration/General: added checkbox "Show nethood" which allows 
      you to hide the network neighborhood node from the tree. Note that 
      you have to restart the app for this setting to take effect.
      Note, that if you update an older installation of TrackerV3, your 
      nethood will be set to "hidden" at first, so you'll have to check 
      the new checkbox once and restart if you want to see it.
    * Find Files Results, Path column: changed the ellipsis-algorithm 
      (where to insert the three "...") for both path display modes 
      (absolute and relative) from End-Ellipsis to Windows's built-in 
      "Path-Ellipsis".
v3.60.0098 - 13.12.04 11:20
    ! Report: problems with filenames starting with one or more blanks. Fixed.
    ! Report: progress status was not updated. Fixed.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 03 Dec 2004 11:31

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0096, 03-dec-2004).

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

v3.60.0096 - 03.12.04 11:27
    + Find Files: added automatic disabling of currently non-valid 
      options in the find dialogue for example checking "Fuzzy" will 
      automatically disable "Exact Match".
    + Fuzzy Search: Fuzziness is now configurable (Configuration/General).
      The higher the fuzziness (default 25%), the more items will be 
      found:
         0% fuzziness = 100% minimum similarity (= non-fuzzy)
        25% fuzziness =  75% minimum similarity
       100% fuzziness =   0% minimum similarity (all items match)
      Note that actually useful values might lie between 10% and 35% of 
      fuzziness. Also bear in mind that with the Ratcliff/Obershelp 
      algorithm the correct order of any submatches is relevant, and the 
      similarity decreases with the mean length of the compared strings, 
      eg:
        "mahatma ghandi","mahatma gandhi" -> 93% similarity
        "gandhi mahatma","mahatma gandhi" -> 50% similarity !
        "gandhi"        ,"mahatma gandhi" -> 60% similarity !
    % Fuzzy search got a bit faster.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 28 Nov 2004 12:24

Welcome to fuzzy search! Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0093, 28-nov-2004).

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

v3.60.0093 - 28.11.04 10:36
  +++ Added Fuzzy Matching to the search engine. The similarity 
      measurement is based on the Ratcliff-Obershelp method. A 
      similarity degree of 1 means perfect identity whereas 0 means 
      total dissimilarity. TrackerV3's fuzzy search is hard-coded to 
      treat a similarity of at least 0.75 (or 75%) as a match (I might 
      make this configurable in later versions).
      Note that fuzzy matching of course takes longer than sharp 
      matching, but I could make it pretty fast. Further note the 
      following interdependencies:
      Fuzzy search can not be combined with RegExp search.
      If the search pattern contains wildcards * or ?:
        - Fuzzy is internally set to False      
      If Fuzzy is checked:
        - Exact Match is internally set to False
        - Check Full Path is internally set to False
    ! MP3 preview: the MPEG-header info frame was damaged, probably due 
      to lack of sleep about 3 weeks ago. Fixed.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 26 Nov 2004 18:22

Not much happened in two weeks. We are approaching the state of perfection... Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0092, 26-nov-2004).

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

v3.60.0092 - 26.11.04 18:15
    ! Various minor bug fixes.
    ! If the current folder was deleted by another app, TrackerV3 would 
      have problems and might even close down. Now it goes up one level.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 12 Nov 2004 11:10

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0084, 12-nov-2004).

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

v3.60.0084 - 12.11.04 11:01
    ! Would not automatically refresh file list after file operations on 
      connected network drives. Fixed.
    ! Fixed an error 10 bug that was caused by executing programmed double 
      clicks in the treeview.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 31 Oct 2004 16:44

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0082, 31-oct-2004).

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

v3.60.0082 - 31.10.04 16:17
    + Menu Favorites: added submenu Favorite Files. Now you can directly 
      jump to any file by one single click.
      New Keyboard Shortcut:
        Ctrl+R: Toggle Favorite File. Applies to the currently focused 
                file. Disabled if no file focused.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 30 Oct 2004 18:31

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0079, 30-oct-2004).

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

v3.60.0079 - 30.10.04 18:18
    * File size display: inserted a blank between number and unit suffix. 
    + File size unit "bytes" is now configurable. Edit this INI-key:
        [General]
        UnitByte=" bytes"
      Note the quotes, which are needed to preserve the leading blank.
    + Thumbnails: added "128 pixels" to the size options.
    ! "Track..." in shell context menu: did not work for Special Folders
      like "My documents", "Temporary Internet Files", "Recycled" etc.
      Fixed.
    ! Keyboard selection of panel tabs: the Preview and File View tab 
      when selected via keyboard (Ctrl+5/Ctrl+6 or Ctrl+Tab) did not 
      actually do the preview. Fixed.
v3.60.0074 - 29.10.04 18:00
    * Image Preview: the maximum previewable image size is now at least 
      as large as the maximum thumbable size. In other words: if it's 
      thumbable then it's previewable.
    + Image Preview: TIFF image info now tells you, whether the pic has 
      Intel (PC) or Motorola (Macinthosh) byte order.
v3.60.0069 - 27.10.04 13:54
    + Font preview: now you can activate/deactivate fonts on the fly by 
      simply clicking on the bold font name shown in the font preview's 
      info frame. Very comfortable for screen and print designers who 
      often need a bunch fonts for some one-time quick job, and do not 
      wish to go through the awkward font installation procedure 
      provided by Windows while cluttering up their fonts folder with 
      hundreds of never-again-used fonts.
      Note:
      - The font file to be activated can sit anywhere. Take care 
        however, that you do not move/delete it while it is activated, 
        else you can neither use it nor deactivate it.
      - An activated font file will NOT be copied to the Windows font 
        folder.
      - Deactivation does NOT delete the font file.
      - The activation/deactivation lasts only for the current 
        Windows session -- no files are moved, the registry is not 
        touched.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 26 Oct 2004 11:08

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0068, 26-oct-2004).

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

v3.60.0068 - 26.10.04 16:13
    ! Mouse Down Blow Up/right-click: when you removed the preview by 
      pressing any key you could not get a context menu anymore. Fixed.
v3.60.0067 - 26.10.04 11:01
    ! Font Preview: if of a font family one member was installed, other 
      non-installed members sometimes have been marked as installed. 
      Fixed.
    + Menu Go/Go to...: now you can also paste a path/file name and jump 
      directly to a specific file in that path.
    + Mouse Down Blow Up: now, when you right-click a thumbnail it will 
      stay up until you hit any key or click it again. So you can have 
      a longer look at a pic without straining your fingers.
      Left-clicking a thumbnail remains as it was: the blow up will vanish 
      when you let loose of the mouse.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 20 Oct 2004 11:41

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0063, 20-oct-2004).

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

v3.60.0063 - 14.10.04 10:12
    + Added new extension to the set of previewed web formats:
        *.swf   (Macromedia Flash File Format)
      Of course, the Macromedia Flash Player Plugin must be installed on 
      your system.
    + Added two extensions to the set of previewed web formats:
        *.svg   (Scalable Vector Graphics)
        *.svgz  (Scalable Vector Graphics Compressed)
      Both can be previewed only if you have the free Adobe SVG Viewer 
      installed (http://www.adobe.com/svg/viewer/install/main.html).
    + Added extension *.tiff to the set of previewed images.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 14 Oct 2004 10:07

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0062, 14-oct-2004).

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

v3.60.0062 - 14.10.04 10:01
    + Rename Special: added commands
        UrlEscape:    convert " " to "%20" etc.
        UrlUnescape:  convert "%20" to " " etc.
      "%20" is often found in the names of downloaded files, it is the 
      escape sequence for a space used in URLs. Apart from this there 
      are other escapes for unsafe characters in URLs, eg "%FC" for "ü". 
      Unsafe characters are those characters that may be altered during 
      transport across the internet. 
    ! Mouse Down Blow Up preview from thumbnails sometimes was partly 
      hidden by other interface elements. Fixed.
    ! Image Preview, JPEGs: the "Made" field (EXIF DateTimeOriginal) 
      sometimes showed the Last Modified Date (EXIF DateTime). Fixed.

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