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Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.20.0008, 28-jun-2010).

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v9.20.0008 - 2010-06-28 10:43
    + Image Preview: Now the frame count is displayed for animated GIFs.
    ! List: If you created a New Folder before ever popping the list's 
      white space context menu, then any icons in the context menu were 
      not created and the New Items submenu was not populated. Fixed.
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Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.20.0102, 02-jul-2010).

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v9.20.0102 - 2010-07-02 10:39
    * Tree: With Configuration | General | Expand tree nodes on single-
      click ON and Tools | Customize Tree | Rename on slow double-click 
      OFF, you now can also *collapse* the current tree node by a single 
      click on the name. Saves you many clicks if you are one of those 
      who like the single click mode. I'm almost converted myself...
    ! Command Line: Would not process "Recycle Bin" (or whatever it is 
      called in your locale) as startpath. Fixed.
    ! Image Preview: The compression ratio was not calculated correctly 
      for animated GIFs. Fixed.
    ! Tabs: When right-clicking the Tab Bar to get the Tablist it always 
      took you to the first tab, no matter which tab in the list you've 
      chosen. Fixed.
    ! Preview: Crash on renaming a previewed ICO file. Fixed.
    ! Tags: After a cancelled Move operation, Tags and Comments of the 
      source were still attributed to a target item of the same name as 
      the source. Fixed.
    ! Find Files: The combination of Name * and Inverted should return 
      an empty list but did not. Fixed.
    ! MP3 Info Tip: Depending on your locale and certain characters in 
      the filename (e.g. ñ under Czech locale) hovering an MP3 file 
      could lead to the creation of a zero-length file with a similar 
      name (some characters altered, e.g. ñ replaced by n) in the same 
      folder. Fixed.
      The bug could also surface in the image preview, the font preview, 
      and some other places. All these places are fixed as well.
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Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.20.0103, 03-jul-2010).

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v9.20.0103 - 2010-07-03 09:21
    ! Find Files: The Name field was ignored since v9.20.0102. Fixed.
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Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.20.0201, 06-jul-2010).

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v9.20.0201 - 2010-07-06 11:31
    * Changed the predefined Portable File Association coming to your 
      home with a virgin run to this one:
        |"Copy file size in bytes" *>::copytext <cursize>
    * Folder Sizes: Now when you turn on Show Folder Sizes then the 
      folder sizes are only calculated for the visible pane(s). Before, 
      they would be also calculated for an invisible background pane, 
      which lead to not immediately understandable delays.
    ! Under certain conditions the current file on the back pane was 
      not updated correctly internally which surfaced as the need to 
      focus the pane before a dbl-click would open the file. Fixed.
    ! List: List styles were applied globally also across list modes 
      (e.g. pane 1 shows drives, pane 2 shows folder contents). Fixed: 
      Now list styles are applied only to lists / tabs with the same 
      mode as the current list.
    ! List: When moving between different list modes (e.g. Recycle Bin 
      and a normal folder listing) using the history (Back, Forward) the 
      sort order got confused uder certain conditions. Fixed.
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Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.20.0202, 07-jul-2010).

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v9.20.0202 - 2010-07-07 10:58
    + Media Preview: Now you can optionally play only the beginning of a 
      sound or video file, and then stop, loop, and jump to the next 
      file (depending on the Loop settings).
      The number of seconds to be played can be defined in Configuration 
      | Preview | Play only the first seconds. Untick the checkbox or 
      enter value 0 to play the whole file (= factory default).
      Note that for technical reasons the stop time cannot be exact to 
      the millisecond but will usually be plus-minus 30 milliseconds 
      off.
    * Configuration | Preview: Renamed "Play with panel down" to "Play 
      also when info panel is hidden".
    - Configuration | Advanced: Removed setting "Quick scripting". Quick 
      scripting (the ability to pass scripts through the Address Bar and 
      similar ports by prefixing :: to them) is now internally always 
      enabled. If you deem scripting too risky you can always turn it 
      off completely using "Configuration | Features | Scripting".
    ! List: Since v9.20.0201, list styles that were turned off were not 
      re-applied anymore to the current list when "Configuration | 
      Colors & Styles | Apply list styles globally" was off. Fixed.
    ! List: In the white space context menu the New folder icon missing 
      when the New Items folder was empty. Fixed.
    ! Variable <cursize> did not work for certain hard-to-access system 
      files like pagefile.sys and hiberfil.sys. Fixed.
    ! List: Drawing glitch (selection remained partly visible) when 
      renaming drive in the drives listing. Fixed.
    ! Office Preview: Would not preview Office files with wide 
      characters (e.g. Chinese) in the name. Fixed.
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Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.20.0203, 09-jul-2010).

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v9.20.0203 - 2010-07-09 15:36
    + Thumbnails Caching: Now, in the thumbnails cache folder a file 
      "XYThumbs.txt" is created and maintained. This file contains an 
      index of your cache files which is used to handle renaming or 
      moving of cached folders gracefully, i.e. avoiding the need to 
      recreate a cache from scratch only because a folder has been 
      renamed or moved.
      The overwhelmingly cool thing about it is that it also works in 
      non-thumbs view and non-cache mode and with non-current folders. 
      So you don't have to think about your thumbs anymore, and no 
      thumb has to be created twice. Whenever you rename or move a 
      folder within XYplorer, any affected thumbs cache is adjusted to 
      the change in the background.
      The format of the index file is simple and self-explaining, so 
      that you can even edit it manually or programmatically if needed. 
      Note that the folder list is expected to be sorted.
      Of course, all of the above only applies when you use disk caching 
      for thumbnails, i.e. when "Configuration | Thumbnails | Cache 
      thumbnails on disk" is ticked.      
      
      *** Upgrade Note ***
      To add an already existing cache to the index file, you have to 
      browse to the cached folder once in thumbnails view. This will 
      auto-add the folder's cache to the index. Only folders that have 
      been added to the index enjoy the service described above.
      
      *** SAFETY NOTE ***
      As always, remember this is BETA stuff and might be only near to 
      perfection but not quite there. If you have many GBs of thumbnail 
      data on your disk you should change your thumb cache to some temp 
      folder (under Configuration | Thumbnails | Cache thumbnails on 
      disk) before testing this version.
      
    + Configuration | Color Filters: Added option "Apply name patterns 
      to files only". Check it to avoid that folders are colored when 
      they match a pattern.
      FYI, "name patterns" describe the name of the items to color 
      (usually with the help of wildcards), whereas "attribute patterns" 
      define a file attribute and always begin with a "/".
    + Media Preview: Now the context menu (orange button) of the Preview 
      tab has a toggle "First [...] Seconds Only". Gives you quick 
      access to this setting.
    ! Panes: The size of the second pane wasn't always correcly saved 
      between sessions when starting up in minimized state. Fixed.
    ! Mini Tree: Unavailable drives stored in the Mini Tree were sorted 
      below Network and Recycle Bin nodes instead of above. Fixed.
    ! Command Line: Wouldn't select file by command line if XYplorer was 
      already open. Fixed.
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Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.20.0204, 10-jul-2010).

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v9.20.0204 - 2010-07-10 14:54
  +++ Configuration | General: Added option "Remember state of tree". 
      Tick it to remember which nodes are expanded in the Maxi Tree (the 
      Mini Tree state is remembered anyway ever since).
      The tree state is retained across sessions and also when switching 
      between Maxi and Mini Tree. It also works with a Locked Tree. Also 
      the scroll position is remembered. So now you have a pretty good 
      chance that you find your tree exactly as you left it last time 
      (unless another app changed the folder structure). Of course, 
      recreating the tree does involve additional browsing, so the 
      startup time will be slightly longer depending on the complexity 
      of the tree.
      Cool feature, not every file manager can do this.
    + Configuration | Preview: Added option "Keep playing when info 
      panel is hidden". Tick it to keep a running audio/video preview 
      busy when you close the Info Panel.
      Note that "keep playing" was the hard-coded default before, but 
      now it's optional and defaults to unticked (= stop preview on 
      panel down).
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Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.20.0205, 12-jul-2010).

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v9.20.0205 - 2010-07-12 14:39
    * List: Now in an unfocused List any selected but not focused items 
      are not drawn with a gradient anymore but with a plain color (as 
      defined in Configuration | Colors & Styles | Sel. Items Back). 
      This way they are better distinguished from the focused+selected 
      item.
    * Configuration | Shell Integration: Now, if you try to change these 
      settings and fail because you are not admin, you get this message:
      "You need administrator rights to change this setting."
    * Raw View: Now the selection colors conform to the global Windows 
      color schemes.
    ! Raw View: Would not view a selected file on startup. Fixed.
    ! Configuration | Colors & Styles: Fixed some glitches in the color 
      previews (some fields were not set).
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Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.20.0206, 12-jul-2010).

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v9.20.0206 - 2010-07-12 20:58
    * Info Panel | Find Files: Made the controls area 100 pixels wider 
      and stretched those controls that could need a stretching. In 
      particular you now got more space for Name and Location.
    ! Tree: Moving the current folder into another not yet opened folder 
      under a special node (e.g. Desktop) resulted in a wrong situation 
      since v9.20.0205. Fixed.
    ! Using scripting and a bit of (bad) luck it was possible to launch 
      two backup operations simultaneously which is currently not 
      supported and leads to undetermined results. Fixed: Now you cannot 
      launch a backup operation by any means while another one is still 
      in progress.
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Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.20.0207, 14-jul-2010).

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v9.20.0207 - 2010-07-14 21:28
    * Updated the help file.
    * Upgrading: Auto-assigning unused default keyboard shortcuts to 
      their function now only happens if no other shortcuts already 
      point to that function.
      FYI, this feature was added in v8.80.0318 - 2010-02-21 19:24.
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Summary of the latest XYplorer Official Release (v9.30.0000, 15-jul-2010).

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v9.30.0000 - 2010-07-15 12:00
    = NEW OFFICIAL RELEASE. Main changes since last release:
  +++ Folder Tree. Now the tree state can optionally be fully retained 
      across sessions. So when reopening XYplorer you find your tree 
      exactly (all expanded nodes, selected node, scroll position) as 
      you left it last time. Which other file manager can do this?      
  +++ Thumbnails Caching. Improved cache management now auto-adjusts the 
      cache to any renamed or moved folders. No thumbnail has to be 
      created again anymore just because you renamed or moved a folder.
  +++ Color Filters. Now you can optionally apply the color filter 
      patterns to files only and thus avoid that folders are colored 
      when they match a pattern.
  +++ Image Preview. Now the frame count is displayed for animated GIFs.
  +++ Media Preview. Now you can optionally play only the beginning of a 
      sound or video file, and then stop, loop, or auto-jump to the next 
      file (depending on the Loop settings). The number of seconds to be 
      played can be freely defined. 
  +++ Folder Tree. Now can optionally expand or collapse the current 
      tree node by a single click on the name. Saves you many clicks. 
  +++ Creating New Files. Now you can create a bunch of new files in one 
      go by simply entering a list of names into a multi-line edit field.
  +++ Statusbar. Now you can hide the Statusbar.
  +++ Find Files. The interface is now 100 pixels wider so that you have 
      more space for your search patterns.
  +++ PDF Thumbnails. PDF thumbnail blow ups can now be enlarged to an 
      actually readable size. The same holds for any other format whose 
      thumbnails are driven by a shell extension.
  +++ Drag'n'Drop Context Menu. The new command "Go to Dragged Item" 
      allows you to go to the dragged item's containing folder and 
      select the item, or simply open the folder if the item is a 
      folder. A typical use-case would be when dragging items or paths 
      from other apps into XYplorer. It's a kind of "Go to by 
      Drag'n'drop" -- revolutionary and very useful if you ask me.

v9.20.0208 - 2010-07-15 10:51
    ! Find Files: Search Results were not updated on deletion when at
      least one folder was among the deleted items. Fixed.
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Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.30.0001, 18-jul-2010).

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v9.30.0001 - 2010-07-18 20:48
    + Find Files | Size: Now supports units GB and TB.
      FYI, you may also state fractions. E.g.
        0.0001 GB         (= 100 KB).
        0.000000000001 TB (= 1 byte).
    ! List: Allowed to drag and drop a file onto itself. Fixed: Not 
      possible anymore.
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Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.30.0002, 19-jul-2010).

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v9.30.0002 - 2010-07-19 19:58
  ~~~ Some heavy changes (reorganization of a number of modules and 
      about 80 procedures) had been necessary for internal reasons. You 
      should note nothing of this, but just in case: The affected areas 
      are Native Variables, Scripting, and Undo.
    * Configuration | Colors & Styles: Renamed "Underline highlighted 
      selected rows" to "Underline selected rows", and "Use zebra 
      striping in grid" to "Zebra striping". Both pop an informative 
      message when ticked.
    * Menu Help: Renamed "Make List of Functions..." to "Make List of 
      Commands...".
    * Background Jobs dialog: Items are not ellipsed anymore.
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Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.30.0003, 20-jul-2010).

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v9.30.0003 - 2010-07-20 11:05
    + Scripting got a new function.
      Name:   inputselect
      Action: Pops a list of strings from which the selected one is 
              returned.
      Syntax: inputselect(header, listdata, [delimiter=|], [style=1], _
                  [cancel], [width=600], [height=400], [windowcaption])
        header:     First line is printed in bold; any other lines are 
                    printed non-bold; leave empty to show no header.
        listdata:   String of list items, delimited by delimiter.
        delimiter:  Delimiter; defaults to |.
        style:      1 = show file system icons for the items (= default)
                    2 = show checkboxes
                        prefix items with "+" to pre-check them
        cancel:     value to be returned when user cancels
                    if not set then cancel will terminate the script
        width:      Width of window in pixels (minimum: 250; maximum: 
                    screen width; default: 600).
                    Percentages of screen width are supported, e.g. 75%.
        height:     Height of window in pixels (minimum: 150; maximum: 
                    screen height; default: 400).
                    Percentages of screen height are supported, e.g. 75%.
        windowcaption:  Window caption.
        return:     The selected list item. If checkbox style then the 
                    checked items are returned, separated by delimiter.
      Examples:
        // header and a list of drives; then go to the selected drive
        goto inputselect("Select Destination", "C:|D:|E:");
        // same with two-line header
        goto inputselect("Select Destination".<crlf>."Choose drive:", "C:|D:|E:");
        // no header
        goto inputselect(, "C:|D:|E:");
        // use checkboxes and icons (1 OR 2 = 3)
        text inputselect("Select Drives", "C:|D:|E:", , 3);
        // use checkboxes, pre-check "D:"); return "-" on cancel
        text inputselect("Select Drives", "C:|+D:|E:", , 3, "-");
    + Added Logging to File: Now you can optionally have certain events 
      logged to a file named "XYLog-2010-07-20.txt" (date of today) and 
      located in the app data path.
      Events are identified by a number (binary field). Currently only 
      one event is supported: Background Job Triggered (#1). To activate 
      logging for this event use the following new scripting command:
        ::logtofile 1;
      To deactive logging:
        ::logtofile 0;
      To show logging status:
        ::logtofile;    //status is displayed in the statubar
      The setting is remembered across sessions.
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Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version (v9.30.0004, 20-jul-2010).

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v9.30.0004 - 2010-07-20 21:45
    + Added a tweak to retain the list settings (sort order, columns, 
      style, view) across tabs (= on tab switch).
        RetainListSettingsAcrossTabs=1
      Note that the list settings will not spread across the panes, just 
      across the tabs of each pane. Neither will they spread across 
      different list modes, so e.g. a Search Results tab (list is in 
      Find mode) will not be affected when you change the list settings 
      (say the sort order) in a tab in normal Browse mode.
    + Added a tweak to reverse history numbering.
        HistoryFirstIsOne=1
      Set to 1 to show the oldest item as number one.
    + Logging To File: New event and new IDs:
        eLTFBackgroundJobAdded = 1
        eLTFBackgroundJobTriggered = 2
      To log both:
        ::logtofile 3;
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