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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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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 21 Feb 2005 13:34

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0133, 21-feb-2005).

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

v3.60.0133 - 21.02.05 13:31
    + Time-stamping and Attribute-changing: now you can do both without 
      first focusing a file list item. Dates will default to "now" if no 
      item is focused. Changes will be applied to all currently selected 
      items when you click the green "apply"-symbol.
    + Time-stamping: now you have the option to leave the date field 
      empty (or clear it) to easily apply date/time "now".
    ! Info for MP3 files with VBR (variable bit rate) showed wrong 
      average bitrate and wrong song length. Fixed.
    + "Move Here to New Subfolder..." and "Copy Here to New 
      Subfolder..." operations from find results are smooth refreshed now.
    * "Move Here to New Subfolder..." and "Copy Here to New 
      Subfolder..." operations from find results are not implicitly "rich" 
      anymore. Reasons: the results were counter-intuitive, and smooth 
      refresh was not possible that way.
    + Now you can time-stamp folders, too (NT/2000/XP ff only).

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 19 Feb 2005 17:11

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0132, 19-feb-2005).

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

v3.60.0132 - 19.02.05 17:01
  %%% New algorithm "Smooth Refresh": dragging (moving or copying) files 
      from find results into some folder, or deleting files from find 
      results, is now very fast and totally smooth. No more doing the search 
      all over again!
      Note:
      - Smooth Refresh does work only with files, not with operations on 
        folders (moving, copying, deleting).
      - Smooth Refresh does not work with "Rich Move/Copy".
      - Smooth Refresh does not work when multiple folders were given as 
        search location.
      - If Smooth Refresh does not work you get the old-school refresh.
      - With "Follow Folder Links" enabled, files moved into a linked 
        path are not always updated correctly but will vanish from the 
        file list if the linked path is not under the top path of the 
        search. F3 to see them again.
      - Smooth Refresh is always active, independent of the setting of 
        "Auto-refresh on file system changes".
    ! When renaming any file in the file results list for the first 
      time, the cursor would remain in hourglass shape. Fixed.
    * Menu "Info to Clipboard": rewritten and rearranged items. All 
      commands found in the first section apply to all currently 
      selected files. So now you can copy a bunch of selected find 
      results path/file names to the clipboard in one go (Ctrl+P).

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 18 Feb 2005 16:42

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0128, 18-feb-2005).

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

v3.60.0128 - 18.02.05 16:38
    + Find Files, Date: added checkbox "From start of unit". When 
      checked, the variable margin is set back to the start of the chosen 
      unit (weeks start Monday).
      E.g. setting "in the last 2 days" at 18.02.2005 14:42:28 will 
      define the following ranges:
        - From start of unit: 16.02.2005 14:42:28 to 18.02.2005 14:42:28
        + From start of unit: 16.02.2005 00:00:00 to 18.02.2005 14:42:28
      Note that this setting does also apply to the "and/add"-field when 
      filled with relative time units!
    * Note that workdays now do not automatically start at midnight 
      anymore because there's the "From start of unit" option.
    + Find Files, Date: added help item to the between/and context menu.
    + Find Files, Date: now you can also enter negative values into the 
      "in the last" number-field to define a time range from now into the 
      future (read: "in the next"). Useful to find files with (probably 
      erroneous) future dates.
      Valid numbers now are from -32768 to 32767 inclusively (all units).
      The earliest date allowed is 01.01.100.
      The latest date allowed is 31.12.9999.
    + Find Files, Date, between... and/add...: now you can also leave 
      the "between"-field empty to mean "now". For instance, now you can 
      define the range "previous 5 minutes" like this:
        between: [empty]
        and/add: -5n
      Of course, exactly the same can be achieved by setting the "in the 
      last" option to "5 minute(s)".

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 17 Feb 2005 18:35

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0125, 17-feb-2005).

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

v3.60.0125 - 17.02.05 18:13
    + Find Files, Date, between... and/plus...: now you can enter time 
      units to be added to the date in the "between"-field into the 
      "and/plus"-field. If numbers are negative the time range will end 
      at the "between"-date.
      For example:
        and/plus:   5s  -> "between"-date plus 5 seconds
        and/plus:  21n  -> "between"-date plus 21 minutes (yes, "n")
        and/plus:   4h  -> "between"-date plus 4 hours
        and/plus:   1d  -> "between"-date plus 1 day ("d" is optional)
        and/plus: -15D  -> "between"-date minus 15 workdays (big "D")
        and/plus:  -9w  -> "between"-date minus 9 weeks
        and/plus:  -3m  -> "between"-date minus 3 months
        and/plus: -10y  -> "between"-date minus 10 years
      Note that you can still enter a date into the "and/plus"-field and 
      everything will work as before.   
    + You can now use up and down arrow keys to spin the "between" and 
      "and" date fields by days.
v3.60.0123 - 16.02.05 12:56
    + Find Files, Date, between... and...: added option to leave second 
      date empty to mean "now". Obvious benefit: you now can define a 
      time range with a fixed start and a variable end (e.g. what files 
      have been modified since Xmas 2004) and repeatedly (or via 
      template) run a search over it without the need to manually update 
      the upper end of the range.
    * Find Files, Date: workdays now always start at midnight: when you 
      say "in the last 3 workdays" anytime on a Wednesday, the range will 
      start the previous Friday at 00:00:00.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 15 Feb 2005 17:51

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0122, 15-feb-2005).

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

v3.60.0122 - 15.02.05 17:48
  *+* Total revision of the Find Files/Date tab.
      Added "in the last" section, which made the "Keep it relative" 
      checkbox obsolete (sorry, Albert). Searching within relative time 
      ranges is much more comfortable now.
      Tips: 
        - To search "this [time unit]" enter 0 (zero) into the number 
          field. For example, searching for "0 day(s)" will find files
          within this range:
            15.02.2005 00:00:00
            15.02.2005 15:43:48
          Searching for "1 day(s)" will find files within this range:
            14.02.2005 15:43:48
            15.02.2005 15:43:48
        - Workday calculation ignores holidays: it simply counts Monday 
          to Friday as days and omits weekends.
          "This workday" is treated as "this day".
        - Use up and down arrow keys to spin the number field.
          Valid numbers are from 0 to 32767 inclusively (all units).
          Uhm, "in the last 32767 years" however would be illegal date 
          value. The earliest date allowed is 01.01.100. Files older 
          than that have to be submitted at your local archaeological
          museum.
      Although it's mostly superfluous now, I kept the popup menu at the 
      "between/and" section because it's handy and still useful when 
      entering absolute time ranges. There's a new command "From 'in the 
      last'" which translates the current relative range into an 
      absolute one.      

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 14 Feb 2005 16:58

Update #2 of today! Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0117, 14-feb-2005).

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

v3.60.0117 - 14.02.05 16:50
    * Find Files Templates: you can now use all chars for template names 
      including those that are invalid for filenames (<,>,?,",: etc.).
    + To quickly load a template simply double-click it in the template 
      list.
    + Find Files, Date: as a tribute to Albert Einstein I added a new 
      checkbox "Keep it relative". When checked and you select e.g. 
      "Previous 5 Minutes" from the popup menu it will always be the 
      previous 5 minutes *relative to now*.
      The obvious benefit of this new feature is that you now can define 
      Find Files Templates that e.g. "Find all files in Windows that 
      have been modified in the last 15 minutes" without the need to 
      manually update the time range.
      Note that the actual time range used for a search will be 
      displayed only after you press the Find Now button. (I'm already 
      thinking about a cooler organization of the Date tab...)
    * Exclude Folders are now saved to templates as well. Note, that 
      your old templates will now effectively clear the exclude folders 
      listing, so take care and re-save them first before loading.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 14 Feb 2005 09:25

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0116, 14-feb-2005).

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

v3.60.0116 - 14.02.05 09:18
  +++ Find Files Templates: now you can save Find Files settings to 
      template files, which are stored as simple INI files in a hard-coded 
      subdirectory of the app directory called "FindTemplates". It's the 
      user's responsability to give the templates a valid filename that as 
      well serves her to retrieve and load the right template when she needs 
      it.
      A template contains all settings found on the Find Files tab, with 
      the exception of the Name and Location combos, where only the 
      current top entry is remembered; also the Exclude Folders are not 
      stored in the templates.
      When loading a (previously stored) template you have the option 
      whether to use the current location or the location stored in the 
      template for the search.
    ! "Follow folder links" entered a deadly recursion when search met 
      specific LNK-files to system folders or services. Fixed.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 08 Feb 2005 18:56

Ah, I see, good tip. Maybe Tips & Tricks actually would be a better place, since hardly anybody will look for it or find it in the Upcoming Releases forum. Whatever you like...

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by RalphM » 08 Feb 2005 18:24

Hi Donald
admin wrote: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:
Sorry, wasn't sure where to post it. Meant it as a TIP for others, who may be experiencing the loop effect, and since I wanted to quote your warning, I posted it here and not in Tips & Tricks.
Ralph :-)
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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
  .
      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 :-)
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