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Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.11.0021, 02-jun-2010).

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v9.11.0021 - 2010-06-02 10:56
    + Aliases. Now also Quick Searches (QS) support aliases. For example 
      this works now in the Address Bar if you have an alias "home":
        @home?a*
      Will find all items beginning with "a" in the path that alias 
      "home" points to.
      Of course, if you have defined an alias "home?a*" (i.e. if you are 
      crazy) it will be resolved before being parsed as a QS.
    + Aliases. You now can use aliases also in the Location field on the 
      Find Files tab.
    + Menu Scripting | Load Script File: Now folder links are followed 
      within the Load Script File dialog.
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Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.11.0025, 03-jun-2010).

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v9.11.0025 - 2010-06-03 17:44
    * Increased the official Win7 compatibility, guided by the "Windows 
      7 Client Software Logo Toolkit". 100% compliance with the Windows 
      7 Software Logo requirements is not yet reached but near.
    * Updated the help file.
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Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.11.0026, 04-jun-2010).

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v9.11.0026 - 2010-06-04 14:04
    ! Some icons in some popup menus were missing for a couple of 
      versions. Fixed.
    ! Tabs: For a couple of versions locked tabs got overwritten on 
      location change other than by tree. Fixed.
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Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.11.0027, 05-jun-2010).

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v9.11.0027 - 2010-06-05 12:08
    + Menu Help: Added command "Environment Variables...". Shows the 
      current state of the Environment Variables.
      Note that the bottom of the list, starting with %computer%, are 
      XY-internal variables.
    - Removed SC env (Show Environment Variables).
      Replaced by the new command in menu Help (#728;).
    * Some clipboard functions in menu Edit | Paste Special were only 
      available in Browse mode. Now they are always available.
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Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.11.0028, 07-jun-2010).

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v9.11.0028 - 2010-06-07 11:40
    * Menu Help: The last commands dropped their ellipses:
        Environment Variables
        Various Information
        About XYplorer
    ! Configuration | Fonts | Tree and List: Any changes here were not 
      correctly reset on cancelling the Configuration dialog and would 
      eventually be applied to the controls. Fixed.
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Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.11.0029, 08-jun-2010).

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v9.11.0029 - 2010-06-08 13:34
    + Preview: Added WPD (WordPerfect Document) to the previewed Office 
      files. Of course, the preview will only work if you have 
      WordPerfect installed.
    * Info Panel: Removed shadow effect from the tab headers by factory 
      default (no change for upgraders). Reason: Don't like it anymore.
      Tip: You can still turn it on by tweaking TabIPVisualStyle=0 in 
      the INI. In Windows Classic theme, however, the "shadow style" is 
      ignored anyway, even if tweaked.
    ! Info Panel: Drawing glitch in Windows Classic theme. Fixed.
    ! List: Type-Ahead Find would not recognize character #. Fixed.
    ! List: Drawing glitch (needlessly ellipsed captions) with font 
      "Courier" Bold due to Windows API bug. Worked around.
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Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.11.0030, 09-jun-2010).

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v9.11.0030 - 2010-06-09 20:45
  *** Configuration | Previewed Formats: Rewrote the interface from 
      scratch. Faster loading, better handling, more information, and 
      some minor bugs fixed. And:
      - Now you can enable/disable the preview for a whole type of 
        files, e.g. for all Image files.
      - User-added extensions are colored green (resp. color "Marked 
        Text 2"). They can be excluded from preview by unticking them, 
        or completely removed from the list using the Remove button.
    * Configuration | Colors & Styles: The factory default for "Sel. 
      Items Back" is now a light blue.
    ! List: Horizontal dual pane splitter position was not correctly 
      restored when starting the app in minimized state. Fixed.
    ! List: Currently selected folder was not scrolled into view after 
      calculating its size using View | Calculate Folder Sizes. Fixed.
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Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.11.0031, 10-jun-2010).

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v9.11.0031 - 2010-06-10 11:20
    + Configuration | Previewed Formats: DEL and INS keys now work on 
      the extensions list.
    * Type Filter: Changed the format of the tweak to add custom 
      extensions. Now the extension lists should be dot-separated 
      (before, they were comma-separated):
        AudioPreviewCustomExtensions=bim.bam.bum
        VideoPreviewCustomExtensions=
        VectorPreviewCustomExtensions=
        ArchivePreviewCustomExtensions=
        ExePreviewCustomExtensions=
      Your current settings are upgraded automatically.
    ! Configuration | Previewed Formats: Fixed minor glitches.
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Summary of the latest XYplorer Official Release (v9.20.0000, 11-jun-2010).

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v9.20.0000 - 2010-06-11 12:00
    = NEW OFFICIAL RELEASE. Main changes since last release:
  +++ Aliases. Aliases are user-definable variables where you can freely 
      choose the name of the variable and their value. When you enter 
      such an alias into the Address Bar it will be resolved to its 
      value before further processing. A real time saver.
  +++ User Folder. Added a new special folder [User] to the Tree 
      pointing to the current user's profile folder.
  +++ Special Folders. Now you can easily show/hide all top special folders in the Tree:
      - Desktop
      - Documents
      - User
      - Network
      - Recycle Bin
      Toggling those folders works on-the-fly without rebuild of the 
      whole tree.
  +++ User Buttons. Increased their number from 16 to 32.
  +++ Folder Sizes. Now you can show the number of items in each folder 
      in the list's Size column.
  +++ Environment Variables. Now you can quickly display a list of all 
      environment variables. Might come in handy.
  +++ Previewed Formats. Massively improved configuration interface.
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Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.20.0001, 14-jun-2010).

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v9.20.0001 - 2010-06-14 11:52
    + Drag'n'drop context menu: Added command "Go to Dragged Item". Will 
      go the dragged item's containing folder and select the item, or 
      simply open the folder if the item is a folder. If more than one 
      item is dragged the first item is taken.
      Note: The command is only available for the List and the current 
      Tab of the active pane. But, of course, each hovered tab becomes 
      the current tab after a configurable while.
      Main usage is probably when dragging items or paths from other 
      apps into XYplorer. It's a kind of "Go to by Drag'n'drop" --
      revolutionary if you ask me.
    * MouseDownBlowUp on PDF preview and thumbnails: The shell driven 
      preview of PDF files now can be enlarged using a new tweak. By 
      default it is limited to 384 x 512 pixels. Set
        MDBUPdfLarge=1
      to enlarge it to a square of 80% of the smaller screen dimension. 
      On a 1920 x 1080 screen this would be 0.8 * 1080 = 864 pixels.
      Note that SC tweak supports this tweak, so you can do this through 
      the Address Bar:
        tweak("MDBUPdfLarge", 1);
      Note: Whether the enlarged PDF blow up actually works depends on 
      your system and RAM size. It's not easily predictable. Try it out.
    * Web & Office Preview: Now, no more address/title and status info on top 
      and bottom of the Preview tab is displayed be factory default. 
      This way the preview area is quite a bit higher than before.
      If you still want it the old way you can use a tweak:
        ShowWebPreviewInfoBars=1
    ! Tabs: The selected tab of the inactive pane was not highlighted 
      when drag-hovered. Fixed.
    * Info Panel: Now when the Info Panel is shown or a new IP tab is 
      selected and there is no current item (i.e. the IP tabs 
      Properties, Version, Preview, and Raw View are blank), then the 
      currently focused list item is automatically made the current item 
      if it is in selected state. Very useful, should have done this 
      about 10 years ago!
      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.
    * Configuration | General | Show item count: Renamed it to "Show item 
      count with folder sizes" and removed the indent.
      Now it is also enabled if "Show folder sizes in file list" is OFF 
      because it also applies on View | Calculate Folder Sizes.
    ! Tree: Non-current folder captions were not always reliably 
      refreshed after a script-driven rename. Fixed.
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Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.20.0002, 15-jun-2010).

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v9.20.0002 - 2010-06-15 14:59
    + Menu Window: Added toggle "Show Statusbar". So, finally, you can 
      hide the Statusbar. Note that if the Statusbar is hidden then also 
      the Background Bar goes away.
    * Background Processing: Shell-owned replace prompts would pop in 
      the background (likely covered by XY's main window) when the CTRL 
      key was down when the file operation was initiated (e.g. CTRL+Drag 
      to force a Copy). Fixed partly. Still Windows may take control 
      unpredictably and pop the prompt in the background. The animated 
      icon on the Background Bar will tell you whether a background 
      process is in progress or waiting for input. Under XP you also get 
      a flashing taskbar icon, not in Win7 though.
      The better and 100% safe strategy is to use the right mouse button 
      for such drag operations and then choose Copy from the context 
      menu.
    ! Running an EXE by dbl-click did not always produce the same 
      behavior as running it via Shell context menu Open. For example, 
      trying to run a 16-bit EXE under Win64 should generate an error 
      message. Fixed.
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Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.20.0003, 16-jun-2010).

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v9.20.0003 - 2010-06-16 11:29
    + Menu Edit | New: Added command "New Files...". Here you can enter 
      a list of new files (one per line) that will be created in one go. 
      The functionality is like the one of the "New Folders..." command:
      - Paths can be absolute or relative (to current path).
      - Non-existing path are created on the fly.
      - They can be stated in any order.
      - XY native variables and environment variables are supported.
      - Files that already exist are silently ignored (and not 
        overwritten).
      - The last list is remembered within the session.
      Example for a list:
        newtextfilehere.txt
        MoonLanding\TopSecret\new.txt
        \MarsLanding\TopSecret\new.txt
        D:\Testpath\new.txt
        %username%.txt
        New <date yyyymmdd>.txt
    ! List: Selection glitch (selection remained sticky) when a script 
      using SC selfilter resulted in a single selected file. Fixed.
    ! Find by Tag: Didn't always find newly tagged file depending on its 
      sort position within the already tagged files. Fixed.
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Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.20.0005, 18-jun-2010).

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v9.20.0005 - 2010-06-18 11:04
    * Menu File | Rename (in List): Now, if the focused item is not 
      selected it is inline-renamed without selecting it or changing any 
      current selections. And if the focused item is selected then it is 
      inline-renamed if there is only one selection, else batch rename 
      is triggered for all selected items.
      Note that the Batch Rename command (Shift+F2) still functions as 
      before and applies to the selected items regardless of the focus.
    ! Menu Edit | New | New Folder (...): If the new folder template 
      contained a dot everything right of the last dot was falsely 
      interpreted as an extension, and any number suffix was inserted 
      before that extension. Fixed.
    ! Command Line: Selecting a file directly from command line did not 
      work. Fixed. Now you can do
        XYplorer "C:\Folder\File.txt"
      and XY opens at C:\Folder\ and selects File.txt.
    ! Dropdown Lists: Could crash when the current item contained a "[" 
      without a matching "]". Fixed.
    ! Panes: Since 3 days ago: Possible focus confusion after copying 
      items from pane to pane. Fixed.
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Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.20.0006, 22-jun-2010).

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v9.20.0006 - 2010-06-22 20:39
    + List | White Space Context Menu: Added command "New Text File" to 
      the top section.
    * Menu Edit | New: Renamed items "New Textfile ..." to "New Text 
      File ...". Appears to be the more common way to write it.
    + SC sel enhanced: Added argument "startfromtop":
      Syntax: sel [position/pattern], [count], [startfromtop]
        startfromtop: 0 = [Default] start from current position
                      1 = start from top of list
                      startfromtop is ignored if the first argument is 
                      not a pattern.
      Example:
        // Select "Test.txt" in the file list:
        sel "[Test.txt]", , 1;
      Notes:
        - You can pass item-names-only or the full-path-names, 
          independently of the list mode (Browse, Find, ...).
        - On no match any current selections are unselected.
    + SC selfilter enhanced: Added argument "add":
      Syntax: selfilter [pattern], [type (f|d)], [column], [add]
        add: 0 = [Default] new selection
             1 = add to current selection
      Example:
        // First select all TXT files, and then add
        // all items starting with "a"
        selfilter "*.txt"; selfilter "a*", , , 1;
    * Menu File | Rename (in List): Now, always the focused item is 
      renamed, completely independent of the current selections. If you 
      want to rename the selected item(s) use Shift+F2 (Batch Rename). 
      This means you now can rename individual items out of a group of 
      selected items without renaming the other selected items and 
      without changing any selections.
      I'm aware that this behavior differs from Explorer. Time will tell 
      if it is really better... it's an experiment.      
    ! SC sel: In a search results listing, it would not select a file 
      defined by pattern if the full path was not included with the 
      pattern. Fixed. Now, if no path is passed, it tries to match by 
      name only.
    ! List: Inline rename box did not auto-scroll into view when 
      necessary. Fixed.
    ! Address Bar: Launching DOS commands via "!"-prefix did not work 
      when the current path was a special path like Desktop. Fixed.
    ! Thumbnails: Did not show thumbnails for PSD files that were 
      created using Adobe Photoshop CS5. Fixed.
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Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.20.0007, 23-jun-2010).

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v9.20.0007 - 2010-06-23 11:37
    + New variable: <cursize> = file size in bytes of the current list 
      item. Files only. If the current item is a folder the variable 
      returns "" (empty string).
    + Menu Go: Added command Aliases... where you can select an alias 
      from a list of all aliases you have defined. I know that the blue 
      hearts here are completely redundant but they serve to give you an 
      immediate visual hint about where you are.
      If you don't remember what an alias stands for, you can check in 
      List Management | Aliases, and maybe find a better name for it.
    * Aliases: Now they are kept alphabetically sorted. Before, the 
      latest addition was added to the top of the list. (Sort order is 
      not relevant for processing but for looking up an alias in List 
      Management.)
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