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v12.30.0216 - 2013-04-30 11:23
    * Tools | Customize File Icons...: Assigned Ctrl+I as default 
      keyboard shortcut. Before, Ctrl+I was assigned to "Copy Compact 
      File Info" where it was rather wasted IMO.
      Note that you won't note this change on upgrading, but only in 
      fresh installations. Upgrading never changes keyboard shortcut 
      assignments.
    * Updated the help file.
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v12.40.0000 - 2013-04-30 12:00
    = NEW OFFICIAL RELEASE. Main developments since last release:
  +++ Custom File Icons. This version comes with some serious eye candy. 
      Windows can assign icons to file types, but here are new icon 
      tricks that go much further: Assign custom icons to all folders 
      with a certain name, e.g. "movie" or "docs", or on a certain 
      drive. Assign custom icons to particular files, e.g. to 
      "C:\pagefile.sys", or to all files called "readme.txt", or to all 
      JPEGs containing "2013" in the name. It gets even better: You can 
      take your associated icons with you wherever you go: Custom File 
      Icons are fully portable without changing a single byte in the 
      host system. It all runs from a USB stick, full stealth.
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v12.40.0001 - 2013-05-02 21:26
    + Custom File Icons: Now you can also define special icons for the
      *open* (= selected) state of tree nodes. In the definition simply 
      append the desired open state icon to the normal icon, separated 
      by a "|" (pipe).
      For example, this defines the normal and the open state icon for 
      all selected tree folders in E:\ (skipping items with desktop.ini-
      assigned icons):
        E:\ /rd>pot.ico|honey.ico
      Notes:
      - List Management does not fully support the double-icon 
        syntax. The icon is not displayed in the list, and the 
        "Browse..." button will only set the normal icon, so you will 
        have to type or paste the open state icon name.
      - If no open state icon is defined the normal icon is used by 
        default.
      - Pattern "*\" (generic folder icon) also supports this syntax, so 
        "**\" is obsolete (but continues to be supported for back 
        compatibility).
      - Just to repeat once more: The open state icon is only shown in 
        the Tree. Its typical use is to make the selected folder stand 
        out from the crowd.
        In post-XP Windows Explorer this functionality has been 
        completely dropped. Now you have it back in XYplorer.
    * Rename Special: The following commands now convert the extension 
      to lower case. Before, they did not change the case of the 
      extension.      
        A* A*.*     now renamed to: A* A*.aaa
        Aaa Aa.*    now renamed to: Aaa Aa.aaa
      Reason: This is the more common use.
    ! Custom File Icons: Some glitches with generic folder icons needed 
      a fix. Done.
    ! Visual Filters: Since v12.30.0101 - 2013-04-12 16:04 Visual 
      Filters got turned off when turning off Branch View. Fixed #2.
    > Scripting: The following commands that have been deprecated on 
      20090917 are not supported anymore since 20130414:
        strlen, strpos, substr, replace, regexreplace, getkey, readurl
      They all have been replace by functions of the same name on 
      20090917.
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v12.40.0002 - 2013-05-03 14:29
    + Custom File Icons: Enhanced possibilities for the definition of 
      open state icons.
      - Show pot on normal and on open:
        E:\ /rd>pot.ico
      - Show pot on normal, system default on open:
        E:\ /rd>pot.ico|
      - Show system default on normal, honey on open:
        E:\ /rd>|honey.ico
      - Show pot on normal, honey on open:
        E:\ /rd>pot.ico|honey.ico
    + Custom Toolbar Buttons: Now you can use multi-icon ICO files and 
      any contained 24x24px icons in 32-bit will be used for the large 
      toolbar buttons. Before, this was handled by scaling down 32x32px 
      icons which meant a significant quality loss.
    + Toolbar: Added button "Enable Custom File Icons". The right-click 
      menu has some useful stuff.
      Credits for the icon go to http://www.everaldo.com/.
    * Menu View | Caches: Replaced "Refresh List Icons" and "Refresh 
      Catalog Icons" by one new command "Refresh Icons" which now 
      refreshes all displayed file and folder icons.
      Note: I currently cannot created a situation where the command 
      would have any effect because all icons are always up-to-date. But 
      you never know.
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v12.40.0003 - 2013-05-03 20:56
    + List Management: Now you can toggle the Editor Mode using F12.
    ! Custom File Icons: Fixed a couple of inconsistencies between 
      custom folder icons in Tree and List, and a bunch of glitches 
      related to normal/open state icons.
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v12.40.0004 - 2013-05-04 11:15
    + Configuration | Controls and More | Drop-down Lists: Added option 
      "Select match on drop down". Tick it to auto-select the item in 
      the dropdown list that matches the current item in the edit box 
      (if any) and scroll it into view (of necessary). 
      This had been hard-coded to ON before, and factory default is 
      still ON, but now you got an option to turn it off.
      Personal note: I should have added the option to turn this off 
      years ago. It was a constant source of annoyance. Finally it can 
      be stopped. Aaaahh!
    ! Custom File Icons: This pattern would make all generic folder 
      icons disappear (in the Tree only after a restart = another bug).
        *\>|Icon.ico
      Both fixed.
    > Scripting: The following commands that have been deprecated on 
      20090921 are not supported anymore since 20130417:
         self, input, inputfile, inputfolder
      They all have been replace by functions of the same name on 
      20090921.
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v12.40.0005 - 2013-05-04 15:45
    % Experiments at raising startup and browsing speed. Should be most 
      notable when many folders are shown in tree and list.
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v12.40.0006 - 2013-05-06 11:44
    + Custom File Icons: Now you can define a custom icon for all files 
      of an unknown file type, i.e. those files that would normally show 
      the default system icon for unknown file types.
      The pattern is "*?". Example:
        *?>feather.ico
    ! Custom File Icons: Tree folder open state icons were not always 
      updated correctly. Fixed.
    ! List Management: Custom File Icons were not shown for all lists. 
      But they should only be disabled for the Custom File Icons list. 
      Fixed.
    ! Favorite Files: Didn't support portable paths if "Configuration | 
      Controls and More | Miscellaneous | Open favorite files directly" 
      was ticked. Fixed.
    ! Info Panel | Preview: Shell preview was not always closed when 
      changing the previewed file. Fixed.
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v12.40.0007 - 2013-05-06 14:39
    + SC tab enhanced: The operation "get" got a new data parameter 
      "flags" that returns various tab properties in a bit field (values 
      combined by OR, which here is equivalent to being added).
      Returned values (bit field):
        1 = Locked Location
        2 = Locked Home Zone
        4 = Iconized
      Example:
        if (tab("get", "flags") == 5) {
          // Locked Location and Iconized
        }
    + Tweak PortableTabs enhanced: Set it to 2 to store tabs in a 
      portable way always (regardless of the app drive).
        [Settings]
        PortableTabs=2
    ! Tabs: Locked tabs with portable locations would not be reused when 
      they should. Fixed.
    * MLS: Updated to version 8.29.
      > TRANSLATORS: Upgrade your current translation directly through 
        the ITT. Use Ctrl+D in the ITT: It will download the new 
        reference file and upgrade the currently loaded language file. 
        Then translate the missing or changed items. Thanks!
        Remember: Always backup your work before upgrading.
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v12.40.0008 - 2013-05-07 09:29
    * Download Language File: Added bold state for up-to-date LNG files.
    ! Tabs: Breadcrumb paths of a tab relocated to a relative path would 
      not be resolved to absolute paths. Fixed.
    * Updated the help file.
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v12.40.0010 - 2013-05-08 10:50
    + Tweak PortableTabs enhanced: Now it's a bit field with the 
      following values:
        1 = store tabs portably
        2 = regardless of the app drive, else only if app path is on a 
            removable drive
        4 = relative to app drive, else relative to app path
      For example, set it to 7 to store tabs portably regardless of the 
      app drive and relative to the app drive:
        PortableTabs=7
      Note that PortableTabs=2 will not do anything anymore; it now has 
      to be 3 for the same functionality:
        PortableTabs=3
    * Thumbnails View: In Vista and later file and folder icons were not 
      drawn as large as expected. Fixed.
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v12.40.0101 - 2013-05-09 12:14
    ! Scripting: Hidden menus were not always hidden. Fixed.
    ! Custom File Icons: The custom icon for all files of an unknown 
      file type (pattern "*?") was shown only when also generic folder 
      icons had been defined. Fixed.
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v12.40.0102 - 2013-05-10 19:03
    * SC Tab with "new" parameter now supports Quick Name Search. E.g.:
        Tab("new", "%computer%?tags:*");
      Also Visual Filters are not supported:
        Tab("new", "%desktop%|x*");
    ! Custom File Icons: The icons in menu Edit | New Items were not yet 
      customized. Fixed.
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v12.40.0103 - 2013-05-12 20:10
    + New variable: <xythumbs> = XYplorer thumbnails cache path 
      (unslashed).
    ! Find Files: Searching for numeric properties using comparison 
      operators yielded potentially wrong results because the comparison 
      was done textually instead of numerically. Fixed. Now something 
      like this works as expected:
        prop:imagex: > 3000       (find all images wider 3000 pixels)
      FYI: If for whatever weird reason you want to force textual 
      comparison simply quote the value. This example would return 
      images with widths of e.g. "4", "31", and "301", but not of 
      "2000":
        prop:imagex: > "300"
    * Floating Preview: Modified the hand cursor (used for dragging non-
      fitting images around) so that you can move it completely off 
      screen at the right monitor margin.
    * The following tweaks now can be set " " (one quoted space) to 
      suppress any prefix:
        CreateSymlinkPrefix=" "
        CreateJunctionPrefix=" "
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v12.40.0104 - 2013-05-14 12:30
    + Time Stamping: Now you can skip the automatic conversion from 
      local time to UTC by marking the stated time *as UTC*. This is 
      done by appending a Z directly after the time without a space, 
      e.g. "2013-05-14 16:29:07Z". Z is the zone designator for the zero 
      UTC offset. UTC time is also known as 'Zulu' time, since 'Zulu' is 
      the NATO phonetic alphabet word for 'Z'. See Wikipedia 
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601#UTC.
      Tip: State just "Z" to set the current local time *as UTC*.
      This new syntax is supported by the time stamping UI in the Info 
      Panel's Properties tab, as well as by SC timestamp.
      Examples:
      - Set modified date to UTC 12:00 today. Will be displayed as 14:00 
        in Germany with Daylight Saving Time (DST) in effect.
          timestamp "m", "<date yyyy-mm-dd> 12:00Z";
      - Set modified and created to the current local time *as UTC*. If 
        it is 10:00 now in Germany (DST in effect) the file time will be 
        displayed as 12:00 (since it is 12:00 in Germany when it's 10:00 
        UTC).
        timestamp "mc", "Z";
    + Find Files | Date: Now you can state the "between" and "and" times 
      *as UTC* by using the Z format described above. So you can find 
      files by the same search pattern/template irrespectively of the 
      timezone of the host system. Pretty cool, especially if you are a 
      pilot (or love a pilot).
      For example, this will match all files modified (or whatever date 
      you are looking for) in Bamako between 08:20 and 08:40 Bamako 
      time, no matter where on the planet you are now:
        Between: 2013-05-14 08:20:00Z
        And:     2013-05-14 08:40:00Z
    + Tweak to show all filetimes in the file list and in the Properties 
      tab as UTC (i.e. NOT converted to local time; filetimes are 
      internally stored as UTC under NTFS).
        ZuluFileTimes=1
      If the tweak is enabled then filetimes are suffixed with "Z", 
      which conforms to ISO 8601.
      Notes:
        - Folder Reports, List Reports and small clipboard reports all 
          support the tweak and show UTC times.
        - Features like time-based color filters, time-based searches, 
          showing the age of files all work independently of the 
          ZuluFileTimes setting. Their results are not affected.
        - Filetimes shown in the File Info Tips and in the Meta data 
          panel do NOT support the tweak (they come from the shell) and 
          are always shown in local time. 
    + New variable <get UTCoffset> returns the offset in minutes of the 
      local time from the UTC:
        echo <get UTCoffset>; // 120 in Germany in summer (= +02:00)
    + Menu Help | Various Information: Now the current UTC offset is 
      shown, i.e. the difference in hours and minutes between your 
      timezone and the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Example:
        UTC Offset: +02:00
      This is also the difference between the displayed filetimes 
      (adjusted to the current time zone) and the filetimes as they are 
      stored with NTFS (UTC).
    ! Custom File Icons: Open state icons for drives were not set on 
      startup. Fixed.
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