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CyGho wrote:Updated my site today. Visitors can find the way to XYplorer now a little better :)
Thanks, looks great!
CyGho wrote:Een hele mooie mogelijkheid haal ik er even extra uit. In de map waar XYplorer staat geïnstalleerd zie je een map "New Items". Alles wat je daar inzet wordt getoond in XYplorer in Menu>Edit "New Items" en wat je ook terug vindt in het contextmenu onder de rechtermuis. Voor mijn part zet je daar een gehele mappenstructuur in, als je nu binnen XYplorer een map selecteert en je kiest in dat "New Items" menu die mappen structuur, zal XYplorer die gehele structuur naar de geselecteerde map kopiëren. Heel handig voor telkens terugkerende taken. Dit werkt ook met allerlei soorten bestanden, b.v. een leeg Word document of een nieuw jpg bestand.
Yes yes! This feature really has to be hyped! I like it better every day. Tip: make the NewItems folder a favorite folder, so you can easily send stuff there by "CopyTo" and recreate it directly in the next location. It's like a rebound! :)

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Updated my site today. Visitors can find the way to XYplorer now a little better :)
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jacky wrote:The mouse cursor never changes even when refreshing the tree, performing search, etc even though thoose operations make XY "unresponsive"...
Yes, agreed. I'll throw some hourglasses over the code...

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jacky wrote:ps: forum still says & links to TV3; I even got redirected to the old URL (now 404) when logged in
Yep, no more.

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admin wrote:I use it sometimes, but my tree is very fast. :)
hehe.. actually I meant the hourglass, you never use it. The mouse cursor never changes even when refreshing the tree, performing search, etc even though thoose operations make XY "unresponsive" (i mean we can't change directory, preview some files, etc).
But the fact that we actually got the same cursor would imply that XY should be able to do so, since it didn't say it was busy.... Usual Windows behavior you know ;)

ps: forum still says & links to TV3; I even got redirected to the old URL (now 404) when logged in

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jacky wrote:About F4, it would be nice if you used the hourglass cursor (or whatever you want ;)) while refreshing it, cause when the tree is large it can take a few sec, and it would help to see when XY is done/ready ;)
It seems you never use it, not sure why but it's a nice thing you know :)
I use it sometimes, but my tree is very fast. :)

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admin wrote:The earliest I found is Tracker 1.50 from January 1998! It's, well, different from today's version, but you will recognize some basic traits.
wow! :shock: Yes it's a bit different ;) Really impressive to see how greatly it has improved to become the best file manager ever 8)
admin wrote:Share-symbols (the hand) would not be updated on F4/F5. Fixed.
About F4, it would be nice if you used the hourglass cursor (or whatever you want ;)) while refreshing it, cause when the tree is large it can take a few sec, and it would help to see when XY is done/ready ;)
It seems you never use it, not sure why but it's a nice thing you know :)

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Download the latest XYplorer BETA version (v4.40.0002, 27-nov-2005).

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v4.40.0002 - 27.11.05 12:21
    ! Auto-refresh did not correctly recognize mapped network drives as 
      network locations. Fixed.
    ! Certain auto-refresh irregularities when deleting a tree folder 
      under Win2K. Fixed, part II.
    ! Share-symbols (the hand) would not be updated on F4/F5. Fixed.
      Note: use F4 before F5, or simply press the toolbar Refresh.
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jacky wrote:
admin wrote:This is the last ever TrackerV3 BETA package!!!
Gonna grab this just for that then ;) And just out of curiosity, do you still have like the first (public) version ever?
The earliest I found is Tracker 1.50 from January 1998! It's, well, different from today's version, but you will recognize some basic traits. http://www.trackerv3.com/download/Track ... _Trial.zip
Note that this is only a trial version! :lol:

(EDIT: needs VB40032.DLL in the path; comes with the zip)

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Gandolf wrote:I assume there is no reason not to simply copy the ini file from TrackerV3 to XYplorer. That way I will get all my settings back.
With XPlorer not running, I copied the old INI file over to the new XYplorer install directory, and renamed it to XYplorer.ini. This worked fine.
Correct, that's the way!

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Gandolf wrote:I assume there is no reason not to simply copy the ini file from TrackerV3 to XYplorer. That way I will get all my settings back.
With XPlorer not running, I copied the old INI file over to the new XYplorer install directory, and renamed it to XYplorer.ini. This worked fine.

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I assume there is no reason not to simply copy the ini file from TrackerV3 to XYplorer. That way I will get all my settings back.

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Ok XYplorer has arrived :). Thx a lot.
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Ok, the new website will not happen today; I got caught by this auto-refresh thingy... :wink: ... so we are still here for a little while.

Download the first XYplorer BETA version (v4.40.0000, 26-nov-2005).

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v4.40.0000 - 26.11.05 19:15
  *** TrackerV3 is now XYplorer!
      Pronounciation hint: X-Y-plorer.
      Friends may say simply XY [ekswai].
    > Migration tip: run TrackerV3 a last time and uncheck (if checked)
        "Track..." in shell context menu
      in Configuration, General. This will remove the registry entry.
      Then start XYplorer and check it if you want the same service 
      again.
    ! Certain auto-refresh irregularities when deleting a tree folder 
      under Win2K. Fixed.
    + Configuration: redesigned the "Auto-refresh on file system changes" 
      section. Now you can specify in a very detailed way what you want 
      to be watched and where.
      For your interest as a programmer:
      - "Watch current path and subtree on: Local drives/Network drives" 
        uses the FindFirstChangeNotification API.
      - "Watch non-current locations: Folders/Removable drives" uses the 
        SHChangeNotify API.
      Tip: if you are using the network a lot you might encounter 
      dramatic speed differences related to these settings.
        Note that auto-refresh concerns exclusively changes triggered 
      from other processes. If you disable it completely, XYplorer 
      should still correctly update the display with regard to its own 
      file operations. I say should... some things might have slipt 
      through...
    + Along with the above changes I rearranged the configuration window 
      a bit, adding an "Advanced" tab (hey, it's an Advanced File System 
      Explorer) for stuff that's either too adventurous for beginners or 
      not likely to be changed very often.
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Yeah, gonna keep it to and save it in a save place :)
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