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Re: Here's the new BETA

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Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.50.0105, 18-jul-2004).

:idea: Conc. new thumbnails feature: I recommend you switch on the Cache in Configuration/Thumbs to experience the real overwhelming thumb speed. BTW, it's the only conf option you have for the time being ... work in progress.

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

v3.50.0105 - 18.07.04 16:40
  +++ Thumbnails!
v3.50.0103 - 18.07.04 12:56
    ! System files pagefile.sys and hiberfil.sys can now be selected.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

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Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.50.0102, 17-jul-2004).

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

v3.50.0102 - 17.07.04 13:43
    * Age now show years as well as days, hours and minutes (counting 
      exactly 365.25 days per year).
    ! Font Preview: Crashed on certain *.FON files. Fixed.
    ! Under certain conditions, infinite loop after drag'n'drop from search 
      results. Fixed.
v3.50.0101 - 12.07.04 20:10
    ! File rename, Tree: when renaming a file with a name too long to fit in 
      TV3's window, the edit box cursor would go off the screen. Fixed.

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v3.50.0079 - 26.06.04 12:00 
* Favorites handling rewritten for internal reasons. In consequence your
topmost favorite will be missing from the list. Just re-add it manually
(CTRL+B).
Looks like you'll have to add this note to the readme or download page for the next official version, as people may report it as a bug (which it is).
test everything. hold on to the good.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

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Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.50.0098, 05-jul-2004).

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

v3.50.0097 - 05.07.04 11:06
    + Now hidden items are shown with ghosted icons. "Show hidden files and 
      folders" (Configuration/General) must be checked of course, to see the 
      ghosts.
v3.50.0096 - 04.07.04 13:36
    ! When a removable media (CD, DVD) was removed while it was current 
      tree folder and Auto-Refresh was on, that media's volume name was 
      "eternally" hooked to the now empty drive-letter. Fixed.
    * Hilited Folder: now with border around hilite box, looks better.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

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Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.50.0093, 01-jul-2004).

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

v3.50.0093 - 01.07.04 20:13
    + Several colors are now customizable (Configuration/General):
      Tree: Hilited Folder
            Boxed Branch
      List: Focused Row
            Sorted Column
    * Configuration/General: changed "Hide floppy drives" to "Show floppy 
      drives" to give you all positive choices.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

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Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.50.0089, 30-jun-2004).

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

v3.50.0089 - 30.06.04 12:53
    + Configuration/General: "Show hidden files and folders".
      Before, hidden system folders like "System Volume Information" and 
      "Recycler" or files like "C:\boot.ini" or "desktop.ini" were 
      invariably shown although you rarely need to see them. What's more, 
      operations on these items are often disallowed by the system or 
      dangerous.
      Now, these items are not shown by default unless you check "Show 
      hidden files and folders".
      If hidden, those items won't also be found by a search nor listed in 
      reports.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

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Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.50.0080, 29-jun-2004).

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v3.50.0080 - 27.06.04 12:28
    + Menu Go/Go to...: go to location by typing/pasting a path name.
      Examples of possible formats (the final backslash is optional):
        Desktop\Download\
        C:\Download\
        \\Computername\SharedDocs\Download\ 
      Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+G

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Re: Here's the new BETA

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Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.50.0079, 26-jun-2004).

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

v3.50.0079 - 26.06.04 12:00
    * Favorites handling rewritten for internal reasons. In consequence your 
      topmost favorite will be missing from the list. Just re-add it manually 
      (CTRL+B).
    + Menu Favorites/Toggle Grey Branch is now saved between sessions.
      I also added a fashionable border to it.
v3.50.0076 - 25.06.04 20:32
    ! Find files with ORed name patterns listed all hits for each pattern, so 
      that files matching more than one pattern were also listed more than 
      once. Fixed.
    * Find Files, "Look in" combo: Changed the OR operator for multi-
      directory search from ";" to " | ", eg:
        E:\TestFiles\FindLogic\ | D:\FileView\
      searches these two directories.
    * Find Files: changed the search logic operators:
        " & " is logical AND  (previously "/")
        " | " is logical OR   (previously ";")
      Mind the spaces, they are part of the operators. Example:
        Named: Bill & Monica | Bill & Elected
      = Boolean: ("Bill" AND "Monica") OR ("Bill" AND "Elected")
    * Find Files, escaping operators:
      If searching eg for "Bill & Monica.jpg" you can escape the "&"-
      character with "\":
        Named: Bill \& Monica.jpg
      This is only necessary when & is preceded and followed by a space, 
      otherwise it's not recognized as Boolean AND anyway. The "|"-character 
      (OR) does not have to be escaped because it cannot be part of a valid 
      filename.      
v3.50.0075 - 25.06.04 11:47
    + Menu File (= context menu for files):
      New command "File Path": copy path of focused file to clipboard.
    * Menu File (= context menu for files):
      Renamed "Filename with Path" to "File Path/Name".
    + Menu Favorites/Toggle Hilite Current Folder: hilite is now saved
      between sessions.
v3.50.0074 - 24.06.04 19:52
    + The bucket: new feature for advanced users with good short-term memories.
      It's all keyboard-driven, and here are the new cut/copy/paste keyboard 
      shortcuts for tree and list:
        Ctrl+C: copy selected files/folders (fresh bucket).
                Empties bucket if nothing is selected.
        Ctrl+Shift+C: copy selected files/folders (add to current bucket).
                Switch from cut to copy if nothing is selected.
        Ctrl+X: cut selected files/folders (fresh bucket).
                Empties bucket if nothing is selected.
        Ctrl+Shift+X: cut selected files/folders (add to current bucket).
                Switch from copy to cut if nothing is selected.
        Ctrl+V: paste bucket to current location.
                If files are moved (ie cut/pasted) the bucket is automatically 
                emptied when the operation is completed.
        Ctrl+D: empty the bucket (necessary only to free a couple of memory bytes).
      Note that this bucket works independent of mouse/menu-driven 
      cut/copy/paste: what you copy by keys you must paste by keys.      

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Re: Here's the new BETA

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Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.50.0073, 22-jun-2004).

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

v3.50.0073 - 22.06.04 23:00
    + Menu Favorites/Toggle Hilite Current Folder: throws a bright yellow 
      hilite on the current folder. It's 8 pixels wider than the selection 
      rectangle to keep it visible when the folder is selected.
      Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+H
      Note: this property is not preserved between sessions.
    + Menu Favorites/Toggle Hilite Current Branch: draws a light gray 
      rectangle on the background of the whole branch.
      Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+J
      Note: this property is not preserved between sessions.
v3.50.0069 - 21.06.04 12:27
    % List view: better display update strategy when listing folder contents.
      Before, the display was updated at a binary progression pace: 1, next 
      2, next 4, next 8 etc... and when all items were gathered (in an order 
      provided by the file system), the list was sorted and then re-
      displayed in the current user-defined sort order.
      Now, the progressive update strategy is only used for folders 
      containing more than 128 items. The splendid result is: less 
      intermediate screen activity (aka flicker) when browsing most of your 
      folders, and the browsing is faster, too, because there's less 
      painting to be done.
    + New keyboard shortcuts:
      Ctrl+Tab:       cycle thru Info Panel tabs (forward)
      Ctrl+Shift+Tab: cycle thru Info Panel tabs (backward)
    * Tree: now, if a bold folder is renamed the edit box font is bold, too.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

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Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.50.0067, 17-jun-2004).

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

v3.50.0067 - 17.06.04 21:15
    * Made the tree nodes' focus rect a bit wider. Looks better and is a 
      larger target to hit.    
    + When you rename a favorite folder the favorites are automatically 
      updated now so that the link is kept alive. Note, that this works only 
      with single renames (by pressing F2 or MouseDown on selected item), but 
      not with "Rename Special" (context menu).
  !!! Preview: when an image was "Too large to preview" and you then clicked 
      on the preview area, the app crashed. Fixed.
   *% Images with an area larger than 4 times the screen area are no longer
      previewed. However, you still get all the details of those huge 
      pictures, and this works much faster now than before.
    ! Preview: 32-bit jpeg files are now correctly interpreted as 32-bit 
      (was "24-bit" before).
    + List multiselection: after using SHIFT-click to select the first group 
      of files, you couldn't then use CTRL-click followed by CTRL-SHIFT-click 
      to select the next group. Now you can.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

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Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.50.0063, 16-jun-2004).

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

v3.50.0063 - 16.06.04 16:42
    ! Special folders' real path vs mirror path confusion bug: eg you closed 
      TrackerV3 at the real location of the "My Documents" folder, but it 
      would re-open at the special mirror location (under the root) of that 
      same folder (same story with the "Desktop" folder). This confusion also 
      surfaced at the main title bar, the "Rebuild Tree" command, the "Go" 
      history, the "Look in" combo and other places. Fixed.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

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Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.50.0060, 15-jun-2004).

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

v3.50.0060 - 15.06.04 17:42
    ! Tree context menu: "Command Prompt Here" did not work on special 
      folders "My Documents" and "Desktop". Fixed.
    ! Tree context menu: "Full Collapse" (keyboard: Numpad /) and "Full 
      Expand" (Numpad *) selected node did not work on special folders "My 
      Documents" and "Desktop". Fixed.
    + Nobody ever complained about the lack of this ability, and now it's 
      too late to complain: the "Desktop" folder now can have subfolders! 
    * The "My Documents" folder cannot be dragged no more (adds safety).
      Actually none of the direct child nodes of "My Computer" are draggable.
      And that's a feature, not a bug.
    ! Error when trying to rename subfolders of "My Documents" in tree.
      Fixed.
    + New keyboard shortcut (Tree and List):
      Alt+Return: show Properties dialog of the focused item.
      Note: when you press Alt+Return you will hear a beep sound. There 
      seems to be no way to suppress this. You can, however, avoid the beep, 
      when you press AltGr+Return or Ctrl+Alt+Return.
    * Changed some top level menu accelerators:
      E&dit -> &Edit  (because that's common standard)
      Fa&vorites -> F&avorites  (because v is already used in &View)

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Here's the new BETA

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Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.50.0057, 11-jun-2004).

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

v3.50.0057 - 11.06.04 13:42
    * Improved GUI: removed a couple of 3D-borders around the info panel 
      area. This is the first step in a planned series of GUI-improvements 
      along the line "less is more": when you use a file manager you want to 
      look at your files, not at your manager.
v3.50.0056 - 10.06.04 12:29
    + Menu Favorites: now long path names are shortened to a maximum display 
      width of 400 pixels by replacing characters in the middle of the 
      string with ellipses.
    ! After renaming the 'My Documents' folder (the one on the desktop) to a 
      drive letter, TrackerV3 would not browse that folder, nor that drive, 
      nor the 'Desktop' folder.
      Fixed.     

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Re: Big thumbs up to the support here

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Thanks for the prize!
Chris Wood wrote:... has a much faster startup (than the official 3.50.0005).
And also for reminding me to that performance improvement (I forgot to mention it in the history). I'm happy you perceived it!

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Big thumbs up to the support here

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Thanks Donald for the latest beta (3.50.0055), it works fine, fixes the bugs I submitted (yay!) and has a much faster startup (than the official 3.50.0005).

You win the 'Best support of a software product' prize! ;) (and I'm quite active in submitting bugs etc. for the software I use, so I should know)


BTW, you should post new betas as new posts in this thread, rather than just editing the old one, so people can subscribe to the thread / visit the forums to be notified of new betas.
test everything. hold on to the good.

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