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Post by admin » 05 May 2005 15:25

peterbonge wrote:Nevertheless some buttons and the tabs are still old style. But you already told this. Especially for the tabs the xp style is very important because at the moment it is very difficult to see which one is the active tab. At least with the default blue xp style. With the classic style this is not so extreme.

By the way: When I switch between the classic and the xp style I always have to reset the color of the tabs. It would be nice if there would be an option to have always the default tabs colors. The other colors are no problem.
No time for this now, but add it to the wishes section...

Yeah, I like the blue stuff, too :)

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Post by peterbonge » 05 May 2005 15:54

admin wrote:(I'm very surprised that it worked at Peter's machine... no explanation for that)
I think it worked just because I haven't changed the system properties like free wrote above.
admin wrote:
peterbonge wrote:Nevertheless some buttons and the tabs are still old style. But you already told this. Especially for the tabs the xp style is very important because at the moment it is very difficult to see which one is the active tab. At least with the default blue xp style. With the classic style this is not so extreme.

By the way: When I switch between the classic and the xp style I always have to reset the color of the tabs. It would be nice if there would be an option to have always the default tabs colors. The other colors are no problem.
No time for this now, but add it to the wishes section...
I hope you mean the color things and not styling the last missing buttons and the tabs.
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Post by admin » 05 May 2005 16:06

peterbonge wrote:I hope you mean the color things and not styling the last missing buttons and the tabs.
This was just a little fun experiment... the main BETA line is still without XP-styles. I'll come back to it when I have some time... 8)

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 05 May 2005 19:45

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v4.00.0072, 05-may-2005).

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v4.00.0072 - 05.05.05 19:39
    + Image load time is now shown in image preview's info section.
    ! "Track..." entry appeared twice in shell context menu under WinME 
      and probably Win98, too. Fixed. Uncheck and recheck the checkbox in 
      Configuration/General to remove double entries if you got them.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 06 May 2005 10:29

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v4.00.0080, 06-may-2005).

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v4.00.0080 - 06.05.05 10:22
    + Added embedded manifest file: now you got XP style controls (only if 
      you have XP, of course).
    + When you switch between classic and xp style or between different 
      color schemes the tabs which are set to default colors now adjust to 
      the current.
    * Info Panel, Report tab: changed buttons to normal style (no icons).
    * Info Panel, General tab: removed the frame, less is more.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 09 May 2005 19:55

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v4.00.0083, 09-may-2005).

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v4.00.0083 - 09.05.05 19:52
    + Find Files, Exclude Folders: added a Change button. Double-
      clicking an item also raises the Change dialog.
    * Find Files, Exclude Folders: now wildcards are allowed. For 
      example, to exclude Recycle Bins on all drives enter: 
      ?:\RECYCLER\

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 13 May 2005 13:44

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v4.00.0086, 13-may-2005).

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v4.00.0086 - 13.05.05 13:39
    + Selected Tabs are now hilited (golden top lining).
    + Thumbnails: now size of original image is optionally displayed 
      on the bottom of each thumbnail. There's a new checkbox in 
      Configuration/Thumbs.
    + When you abort creating thumbs you now are offered to cache the 
      thumbs created so far (so that you can later continue with 
      creating the remainder).

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Post by peterbonge » 13 May 2005 20:31

The tabs look much better now. But they still differ a lot from XP tabs. XP tabs are higher, have rounded corners, have dark borders on all sides and have a hover effect.
Just look at the tabs of the properties menu of files. Don't you think the tabs look a lot of smarter? I don't know if all tab properties are possible. But I think that the dark borders are very important.
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Post by admin » 13 May 2005 21:06

peterbonge wrote:The tabs look much better now. But they still differ a lot from XP tabs.
Correct :wink:

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 20 May 2005 19:45

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v4.00.0089, 20-may-2005).

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v4.00.0089 - 20.05.05 19:37
    + Find Files, Name & Location: added checkbox "Boolean logic". Now 
      you have to check this box to use Boolean operators like "&", "|", 
      "!", "(", ")", " and ", " or ", "not ". Leaving it unchecked allows 
      you to use these characters in the search term without escaping them 
      by a prefixed "\".
      Note that this has nothing to do with wildcards (*?#).
      For example, find all files with something parenthesized in the 
      name ("Exact match" off):
        "Boolean logic" off:  (*)
        "Boolean logic" on:   \(*\)
    % Improved the quality of image preview by using a better shrinking 
      algorithm. The preview is now much smoother (just like the 
      thumbsnails already are), which is especially notable when you 
      preview line drawings (which is why I did it). Drawback: loading 
      an image into preview takes about 2x longer now, but I think it's 
      worth it.
    ! Changing the state of "Include subfolders" and "Follow folder 
      links" checkboxes was not remembered between sessions when done on 
      a finding tab. Fixed.

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Post by peterbonge » 22 May 2005 14:04

admin wrote:
peterbonge wrote:The tabs look much better now. But they still differ a lot from XP tabs.
Correct :wink:
No more comment? Is it not possible? Or is it too heavy or just too time-consuming?
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Post by admin » 22 May 2005 19:35

peterbonge wrote:The tabs look much better now. But they still differ a lot from XP tabs. XP tabs are higher, have rounded corners, have dark borders on all sides and have a hover effect.
Just look at the tabs of the properties menu of files. Don't you think the tabs look a lot of smarter? I don't know if all tab properties are possible. But I think that the dark borders are very important.
Ok, here's a (little bit) longer answer :wink: : of course I know that the "XP tabs" are different from TrackerV3's tabs, I'm not blind 8) And, of course, I think that TrackerV3's tabs look cooler than XP's tabs, otherwise I would redesign them. So, everything is in perfect harmony :D

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Post by peterbonge » 22 May 2005 20:25

OK, now everything is clear :wink:
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 25 May 2005 09:28

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v4.00.0101, 25-may-2005).

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v4.00.0101 - 25.05.05 09:24
    + Added command menu View/Sort By/Random Order. It does what it 
      says: shuffle the list view.
      I like it so much that I gave it its own keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+R 
      (was "Toggle Favorite File" before). Press it repeatedly to keep 
      on shuffling!      
      Now TrackerV3 brings order or chaos -- your choice.

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Post by Chris Wood » 26 May 2005 04:21

lol - does that have any practical use?

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