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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 18 May 2010 11:05

Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.10.0023, 18-may-2010).

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v9.10.0023 - 2010-05-18 11:05
    + Configuration | Interface Colors: Now the backcolor of selected 
      items in non-focused lists is configurable via UI under "Sel. Item 
      Back".

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 19 May 2010 10:34

Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.10.0025, 19-may-2010).

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v9.10.0025 - 2010-05-19 10:33
    ! Error 10 fixed! Here's the story of Error 10:
      - The bad coding (and finally the fix) was done in the procedure 
        formatting the captions for the Undo/Redo buttons' tooltip resp. 
        items in the buttons' dropdown menu.
        It was done in v9.00.0205.
      - The error was raised in the procedure where the current action 
        was added to the Undo/Redo queue.
      Conditions/Steps to reproduce the error (in versions before 
      v9.10.0023):
      - Undo/Redo enabled.
      - The Undo/Redo queue is not yet full (i.e. < 100 items).
      - An action that's stored in the Undo/Redo queue involves rather 
        long path/file names.
      - Within the current session you hover the Undo/Redo toolbar 
        buttons, or use their dropdown, or show the Action Log. At least 
        one caption in the dropdown should be shortened (using 
        ellipses).
      - The next action added to the Undo/Redo queue raises error 10.
    ! Network on MiniTree: Since a couple of versions the network node 
      would always show all servers instead of only the ones actually 
      used. Fixed.
    ! List: (Win7/64) Inline-rename good get caught in eternal loop when 
      file to be renamed was in use. Fixed.
    ! Preview: A file type excluded from text preview but included in 
      Web/Office preview was not passed through as expected. Fixed.
    ! Preview: "Preview Now" button did not work anymore for some 
      versions. Fixed.
    * Menu File | Preview: Now when a file in list is focused and 
      selected but not the "current file" (not displayed in statusbar), 
      the command will make it the "current file" and preview it.
      FYI, the state focused/selected/non-current can be caused e.g. by 
      drag-selecting a focused file, or passively when copied files are 
      selected-on-paste.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 19 May 2010 14:34

Summary of the latest XYplorer Official Release (v9.11.0000, 19-may-2010).

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v9.11.0000 - 2010-05-19 12:00
    = MAINTENANCE RELEASE.
  +++ Bug fixes.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 21 May 2010 13:08

Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.11.0001, 21-may-2010).

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v9.11.0001 - 2010-05-21 13:08
    + Menu File | Open...: The Open With dropdown menu (Pro Edition 
      only) now features the commands "Go to Item" and "Copy Item".
      Note that both commands (like all other commands in the menu) work 
      on the current contents of the edit field. So you can type or 
      paste any existing item name, and go to it or copy it (the item, 
      not just the name) to the clipboard. Nice.
    * User Buttons: Increased their number from 16 to 32.
    * List: Inline-rename now checks whether the item to be renamed is 
      in use. If yes, you get the message "The item cannot be renamed 
      because it is currently opened by another application."
      Note that the check works only for files, not for folders.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 21 May 2010 22:30

Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.11.0002, 21-may-2010).

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v9.11.0002 - 2010-05-21 22:31
    * Tree, Lists: Changed algorithm and some factory defaults for the 
      coloring of selected items when the control is not focused.
    ! POM: The new "Go to Item" and "Copy Item" had been added to the 
      normal POM. Rubbish. Fixed.
    ! Quick File View, Text Preview, Raw View: Error "The process cannot 
      access the file because it is being used by another process." 
      (ERROR_SHARING_VIOLATION) when trying to view files that are 
      already opened by certain other applications. Fixed.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 22 May 2010 13:34

Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.11.0004, 22-may-2010).

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v9.11.0004 - 2010-05-22 13:35
    + List: Tweak to show folder counts (count of contained folders and 
      files) in the Size column:
        ShowFolderCounts=(value)
      Various formats can be selected through the value:
        0:                            = nothing
        1: [d:<folders>, f:<files>]
        2: [<items> item(s)]          = sum of folders + files
        3: [<files> file(s)]          = files only
      If enabled the size data are prefixed by the count data depending 
      on the value of ShowFolderCounts. Note that all numbers refer to 
      the contents of the whole branch, not just the next child level.
      Example for the Size column on ShowFolderCounts=1:
          [d:9, f:40] 5.713 KB
        [d:35, f:289] 3.811 KB
              [d:0, f:2] 60 KB
            [d:5, f:29] 285 KB
      The setting only takes effect when folder sizes are shown in the 
      list. You cannot sort by these data.
      The tweak will be elevated to UI level if successful.
    + Scripting got a new function.
      Name:   tweak
      Action: Tweaks an internal setting (a setting without config UI), 
              and returns the old value.
      Syntax: tweak(key, [value])
        key:    name of the setting (identical to its INI key)
        value:  desired value of the setting;
                if missing then only the current value is returned
        return: the value before the tweak, resp. the current value
      Examples:
        //set ShowFolderCounts to 1:
        ::tweak("ShowFolderCounts", 1);
        //get ShowFolderCounts value:
        ::echo tweak("ShowFolderCounts");
        //get ShowFolderCounts value, and set it to 2:
        ::echo tweak("ShowFolderCounts", 2);
      Notes:
      - The list will be auto-updated to reflect the new setting.
      - The statusbar will display the key with its new value.
      - No restart is necessary (as was with the old way to tweak).
      - Currently ONLY "ShowFolderCounts" (see above) is supported. Of 
        course, with time, many more tweaks will be added; maybe even a 
        GUI so that this functionality can be accessed without resorting 
        to scripting.
    * List: When showing folder sizes, empty folders now display the 
      label "[Empty]" in the Size column. Before they displayed "-" 
      which lead to confusion among various users.
    * Menu View | Current Tab | Set Home / Go Home: Now Visual Filter is 
      part of the Home definition. So Going Home can mean that the Home 
      Visual Filter is restored or that the current Visual Filter is 
      removed.
      This is independent of the setting of Persist Visual Filters 
      Across Folders.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 24 May 2010 21:56

Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.11.0005, 24-may-2010).

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v9.11.0005 - 2010-05-24 21:57
    * List: Now, when retrieving the folder size fails, the size column 
      shows [Access Denied] when the failure was caused by Error #5
      (ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED), or otherwise [Error #] where # is the error 
      code. (However, I actually never got an error here other than 
      ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED).
      Before, it showed a misleading [Empty].
      Note that [Access Denied] or [Error #] are also shown when any of 
      the subfolders in the branch throws an error that prevents to 
      determine its correct size.
    % Background Jobs Dialog: Superfluous painting activity lead to 
      unnecessary CPU action. Fixed.
    * Tabs: Tabs had a 1-pixel extra gap between them. Removed the gap.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 25 May 2010 16:08

Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.11.0007, 25-may-2010).

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v9.11.0007 - 2010-05-25 16:08
    + Toolbar: Added buttons "Map Network Drive" and "Disconnect Mapped 
      Network Drive". Function identical to the same-named commands in 
      menu Tools | Tools Special.
    * Configuration: Renamed the section "Interface Colors" to "Colors & 
      Styles".
    * Configuration | Colors & Styles: Reorganized the checkboxes at the 
      bottom of the section:
      - Removed all list style settings (they do not belong here):
        * Highlight focused item
        * Highlight selected rows
        * Show grid
      - Downgraded "Beveled border" to tweak level.
      - Changed some captions.
    * Menu Tools | Customize List: Now, by factory default, the list 
      styles are applied globally to all tabs in all panes. Before, they 
      were only applied to the current tab of the active pane.
      This setting is configurable in Configuration | Colors & Styles 
      under "Set list style globally". Note that on upgrading it will 
      be set to disabled.
      Notes:
      - If "Set list style globally" is off you still can hold SHIFT 
        while changing a style property to force having it applied to 
        all tabs on all panes.
        BTW, here's another change: Before, holding SHIFT only affected 
        the current pane.
      - If the list style is set by an FVS, it is applied only to the 
        current tab, of course.
      - The setting of "Set list style globally" only affects *changes* 
        in the list style; it does not mean that the styles of all tabs 
        are automatically synchronized.
      - So, if "Set list style globally" is on then only the style 
        property you actively set (e.g. you select "Autosize Columns") 
        will be applied to the other tabs. It does not mean that all 
        style properties of the current tab are applied to all other 
        tabs.
      - Consequently, tabs can still differ in style and each tab will 
        remember its individual style across tab changes and sessions 
        even if "Set list style globally" in on. 
      - Tip: The toolbar button "Sticky Selection" has all list styles 
        in its context menu -- a quicker way than Menu Tools | Customize 
        List.
    * Configuration | General: Moved these settings to Advanced (needed 
      the space):
      - Dbl-click on empty space goes up
      - Click on status bar toggles info panel
      - Disallow left-dragging from tree and list
      - History without duplicates
      - History per tab
    - Configuration | General: Removed "Show folders in list". This 
      setting is available in the main menu anyway (View | Show Items).
    + Configuration | General: Added "Show item count". If "Show folder 
      sizes in file list" is on then enable "Show item count" to also 
      show the number of items in each folder in the list's Size column.
      Note that the ShowFolderCounts tweak only takes effect when this 
      feature is disabled. The ShowFolderCounts tweak is still working 
      but deprecated.
    % List: Less flicker when changing folders with Show Folder Sizes 
      enabled.
    ! About Box: Drawing glitch with Academic licenses. Fixed.
    ! Tabs: Drawing glitch with gaps. Fixed.
    ! List: Selection glitch when Invert Selections resulted in a single 
      selected file. Fixed.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 25 May 2010 20:32

Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.11.0009, 25-may-2010).

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v9.11.0009 - 2010-05-25 20:33
    * Configuration | Colors & Styles: Renamed "Set list style globally" 
      to "Apply list styles globally".
    ! Might have fixed a focus glitch on selecting IP tabs.
    ! Auto-updating of Icon Overlays should be improved.
    ! Tabs: Drawing glitch with gaps. Fixed #2.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 26 May 2010 16:05

Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.11.0011, 26-may-2010).

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v9.11.0011 - 2010-05-26 16:06
    * Configuration | Colors & Styles: Downgraded "Flat plus-minus icons 
      in tree" to tweak level.
        Key: FlatPlusMinus
    * Installer: Now you face the prompt "Please close any running 
      XYplorer instance before you continue." if any XY instance is 
      running.
    ! Video Preview: On DPI settings other than 96 the available preview 
      space was not correctly calculated. Fixed.
    ! Fixed some other drawing glitches with non-standard DPI settings.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 27 May 2010 13:11

Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.11.0012, 27-may-2010).

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v9.11.0012 - 2010-05-27 13:09
  +++ Aliases. Aliases are user-definable variables where you can freely 
      choose the name of the variable and their value. When you enter 
      such a alias into the Address Bar (or any other location port) it 
      will be resolved to its value before further processing.
      
      Format Of Aliases:
      Aliases are marked by a prefixed @ (at-sign). The alias name may 
      contain any letter apart from "=". It may even be completely 
      empty, so you can have one minimal alias that's simply @! The 
      alias value may contain any letter, including "=". Also quotes are 
      okay in name and value. Note, however, that line breaks do not 
      count as "letters" and are not allowed in name or value.
      
      Usage Of Aliases:
      Aliases can be added, edited, or removed directly through the 
      Address Bar:
        @AliasName=value    define AliasName as an alias to value
                            adds a new alias or overwrites any existing
                            alias of the same name
        @AliasName          goto/execute value associated with AliasName
        @AliasName=         undefine AliasName (= remove it)
      For example:
        @home=C:\mystuff\blah\blub\   [ENTER]
        Now typing @home into the Address Bar will carry you to 
        C:\mystuff\blah\blub\.
      Another way to edit aliases is through Tools | List Management | 
      Aliases...
      
      Further Remarks:
      - Aliases are resolved very early, before any other special 
        syntaxes are resolved. This means you can have e.g. small 
        scripts, DOS commands, Spot and Jump commands, Visual Filters 
        etc. defined as value of an alias and they will be treated as 
        expected. Of course, they must fit in one line -- line breaks 
        are not allowed.
        Example for defining an alias for a script:
          @hi=::msg "Hi!";   [ENTER]
        Now @hi will pop "Hi!".
      - If you enter a non-existing alias it is not resolved and treated 
        as relative path (which is probably not existing, but who 
        knows...).
      - The Address Bar icon for aliases is a blue heart. It turns red 
        when you add/edit an alias.
        Credits and thanks for the icons goto Alessandro Rei,
        http://www.mentalrey.it/
      - Aliases are case-sensitive: @hi is not the same as @Hi.
      - Of course, aliases are retained across sessions.
      - The number of possible aliases is not limited by XYplorer.
    
    + New variable <get alias [name]> returns the value of the alias 
      "name". If the alias does not exist then the name itself is 
      returned unchanged.
      For example, if
        @hi=::msg "Hi!";
      then
        echo <get alias hi>; //returns ::msg "Hi!";
      So, the variable <get alias ...> allows you to use aliases within 
      other strings.
    + Tweak to customize what's displayed for empty folders in the Size 
      column when showing folder sizes.
        FolderEmpty="[Empty]"
      Factory default is "[Empty]".
    * Background Processing: Now, when XYcopy.exe is not found or too 
      old the buttons related to Background Processing are disabled 
      resp. show a warning symbol and let you know what's the problem.
    * Copy/Move to New Subfolder: Now the edit box supports automatic 
      word breaking (dbl-click selection, moving cursor with CTRL). 
      Recognized word boundaries: .:,; _-~(){}[]<>|/\^°*?!§$%&=+#"' 
    ! Fixed more drawing glitches with non-standard DPI settings.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 28 May 2010 10:53

Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.11.0013, 28-may-2010).

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v9.11.0013 - 2010-05-28 10:54
    + SCs copyto, moveto, backupto enhanced: The "source" argument now 
      can point to the source control by setting it to ":list", ":tree", 
      or ":catalog". This is a neat way to avoid the "focus list (tree, 
      catalog);" line that was necessary in previous versions to ensure 
      that the current list (tree, catalog) selections were taken; and, 
      of course, it also avoids the undesired focus switch.
      So the "source" argument can now be used in three ways:
      [source] The items that will be copied or moved:
        (Empty)   = selected items of the focused control (List, Tree, 
                    Catalog)
        Item(s)   = |-separated list of items
        Control   = selected items of the specified control
                    format: ":list", ":tree", or ":catalog"
      Examples:
      //copy all selected list items to "C:\Temp"
        ::copyto "C:\Temp", ":list";
      //copy the selected tree item to "C:\Temp"
        ::copyto "C:\Temp", ":tree";
    * SCs copyto, moveto, backupto: Additionally to the above these 
      commands now *default* to the List as source control unless Tree 
      or Catalog have the input focus.
      So now you can run this through the Address Bar:
        ::copyto "C:\Temp";
      and you won't meet the nagging message
        "Nothing selected, or what is selected cannot be copied."
      anymore if there are selections in the List.      
    + UDC: The above enhancements also apply to the "Source" argument of 
      the Copy To, Move To, Backup To UDCs.
    * List: Now, when retrieving the folder size fails, the size column 
      shows [Access Denied], BUT ONLY when no bytes or counts were 
      returned at all. If only any subfolder was denied access you will 
      not see this in the list but will be shown the sums of bytes and 
      counts that actually could be accessed.      
    * Info Panel Tabs: From now the tab style is controlled by the 
      setting of Configuration | Tabs | Visual Style. 
      However the IP tab style is overwritten by the TabIPVisualStyle 
      tweak if it is set to 1 (Classic style).
    ! Dropping images from Firefox 3.*: Some images were dropped with an 
      HTM extension attached. Fixed.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 30 May 2010 13:49

Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.11.0014, 30-may-2010).

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v9.11.0014 - 2010-05-30 13:51
    ! Tree: Icon drawing glitch with junctions under Win7. Fixed.
    ! Catalog: Fixed some minor icon drawing glitches that came about 
      when recently adjusting to Win7's new image list organization.
    ! Menu View | Calculate Folder Sizes: Statusbar was not updated 
      anymore. Fixed.
    ! Tree, List: Since v9.10.0025 - 2010-05-19 10:33 the inline rename 
      box lost focus but stayed up on app switch. This had some 
      unwelcome consequences. Fixed. Now any pending rename is executed 
      when the app loses focus.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 31 May 2010 11:48

Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.11.0015, 31-may-2010).

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v9.11.0015 - 2010-05-31 11:49
    + Menu Scripting | Load Script File: Now also shortcuts to script 
      files (LNK files) are supported.
To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) Portable Package.
Note that BETA versions are work in progress and might contain fresh bugs. You have been warned.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 01 Jun 2010 13:56

Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.11.0020, 01-jun-2010).

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v9.11.0020 - 2010-06-01 13:58
    * DPI awareness: Now also Tab icons, Statusbar icons, and the icons 
      in various small lists are DPI aware, i.e. they are shown larger 
      when you raise your DPI settings.
    ! Win7: Fixed a number of glitches in connection with custom DPI 
      settings.
To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) Portable Package.
Note that BETA versions are work in progress and might contain fresh bugs. You have been warned.

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