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v13.80.0141 - 2014-03-27 21:55
    + SC rename enhanced: Added a new value to the "flags" parameter.
      Syntax: rename [mode (b|r|s|k|e)], pattern, [preview (p)], _
                  [itemlist], [flags=1], [illegalcharsreplacewith]
        flags: (binary field, defaults to 1)
          16: Clean the input (replace invalid characters) before passing it to 
              the internal rename function. Note: Any switches will NOT work as 
              expected as the "/" will be replaced.
      Example:
        rename b, "<clipboard>", , , 16;
    * Configuration | Templates | Character to replace invalid characters in 
      dropped messages: Now if you leave it empty, invalid characters are 
      replaced by "", i.e. they are simply removed. Before, they would be 
      replaced by the internal default ".".
    ! Custom Columns: The wrong columns layout was selected when switching back 
      from a locked Search Results tab to a browse tab via Tree. Fixed.
    ! Custom Columns: Not correctly refreshed after changes in configuration. 
      Fixed.
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v13.80.0142 - 2014-03-28 10:45
    + SC SetColumns: Now it supports the "asterisk syntax" for property names.
      This example creates two identical columns (both showing the image width) 
      in a German Windows 8.1:
        setcolumns("Name,:v-*breite,:n-167");
      In a English Windows 8.1 it should work like this:
        setcolumns("Name,:v-*width,:n-167");
    + SC SetColumns: Now you can toggle columns: either append new columns to 
      the current columns, or if they are already appended, remove them.
      Syntax: setcolumns([columns], [flags=0]
        flags:      Options for set and get.
          8: Toggle column(s): Append to/remove from current columns.
      Examples:      
        setcolumns(":v-dimensions", 8); //toggle Dimensions column
        setcolumns(":v-*width,:v-*height", 8); //toggle Width and Height columns (English Windows)
        setcolumns(":v-*breite,:v-*höhe", 8); //toggle Width and Height columns (German Windows)
    * Updated the help file.
    ! Custom Columns: Not correctly refreshed after changes in configuration. 
      Fixed #2.
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v13.80.0143 - 2014-03-28 18:13
    ! SC SetColumns: Two kinds of malfunction related to flags=4 (set only the 
      widths, not visibility or position). Fixed.
    ! Custom Columns: Crash possible when changing from a pane with soft columns 
      to one without, and creating a new file. Fixed.
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v13.80.0144 - 2014-03-29 13:25
    * Paste and Find: Added some smartness.
      - The pasted string is trimmed of leading and trailing spaces.
      - If it is a path, only the last component is used.
      - Characters that are illegal in filenames are removed.
      The latter two are done only if matching is done against the Name column 
      (this depends on the setting of "Configuration | Menus, Mouse, Safety | 
      Type Ahead Find | Use sorted column" and the currenly sorted column).
    ! Preview of Text Files: Files with mixed line endings (CRLF and CR) were 
      not shown correctly. Fixed.
    ! SC hextodec(): Converted hex strings that need only 2 bytes to 2 byte 
      integers. That's unexpected. Now all inputs are converted to 4 byte 
      integers. Fixed.
        OLD: echo hextodec("0x8000"); // -32768
        NEW: echo hextodec("0x8000"); //  32768
    ! Name Search Bar | Edit Search: The preset was not always up-to-date. Fixed.
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v13.80.0145 - 2014-03-30 11:23
    * Depth-Limited Search: From now on, stating a maxdepth > 0 implies 
      recursion (Include Subfolders); you don't need to pass the /r switch as 
      well.
    * Paste and Find: Now, multi-line inputs are cleared of CRLFs and other 
      illegal stuff and then passed to the PAF function. Before, only the first 
      line was used.
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v13.90.0000 - 2014-03-31 12:00
    = NEW OFFICIAL RELEASE. Main developments since last release:
  +++ Audio Properties in Columns. XYplorer now features columns for Audio 
      Sample Rate and Audio Bit Depth, and some other audio related properties, 
      for example Audio Length with milliseconds precision.
      As you might know this stuff had been removed from Explorer in Vista and 
      still is missing in Win 8.1, so XYplorer brings it back to you with this 
      release.
  +++ Extended Properties in Columns. Now you can finally show all extended file 
      properties in columns. Like Owner, Subject, Comments, Camera Model, 
      Aperture, File Version, Album, Artist, Title, etc. There are hundreds of 
      them in today's Windows.
  +++ Special Properties in Columns. And, of course, now you can also show 
      XYplorer's special properties in columns, that's stuff not included in the 
      Windows extended file properties. E.g. Aspect Ratio, MD5 hash (and many 
      other hash functions), Number of Hard Links, Junction Target, various MP3 
      tags, and more.
  +++ Context-Smart Columns. Ever dreamt of columns that would show pixel 
      dimensions for images, play time for audio files, page count for 
      documents, and the version number for executables -- all in ONE column?! 
      Well, you can have that now in XYplorer, and it's you who decides which 
      property is shown for which file type in such catch-all columns.
  +++ Fully Scriptable Columns. But it gets even better. With this version you 
      can roll your own columns using XYplorer's scripting language. You decide 
      what they show, for which files, and how they show it. A world premiere. 
      No file manager has ever gone there before.
  +++ Copy Data. Now you can copy the contents of any single cell in the file 
      list to the clipboard in a very comfortable way.
  +++ Depth-Limited Search. Now you can limit the search depth of Find 
      operations, for example you can search only the parent and its immediate 
      child folders but not any deeper. Nifty and potentially time-saving.
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v13.90.0001 - 2014-04-01 12:23
    * Mixed Columns: Now the sub-columns are differentiated first by Item Type, 
      then by Item Filter. Before, Item Type was ignored. So now you can nicely 
      set up a Mixed Column (aka Context-Smart Column) that shows one thing for 
      files, and another thing for folders.
    * Custom Columns: Special Property Columns of type Hash are now left-aligned.
    * Select Custom Column dialog: Now also undefined columns are listed. 
      Creates a more intuitive situation for the user, and fixes a bug where 
      indices went wrong when an undefined column appeared somewhere in the 
      middle of the list.
    ! View | Columns | Show Columns...: The prefixes for Extra and Custom 
      Columns ("Extra 1", "Custom 1" ...) were not translated to the loaded 
      interface language at startup. Fixed.
    ! Preview: Track and Genre of MP3s could not be written anymore since 
      20140306. Fixed.
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v13.90.0002 - 2014-04-02 12:11
    + Find Files: Now you can refer to all 32 Custom Column Definitions, not 
      just the first five. This, for example, will match all files with at most 4096 
      pixels if Custom Column 14 returns the pixels (width * height) of an image 
      file:
        cc14: <= 4096
      If that column is called "Pixels" then this will achieve the same:
        Pixels: <= 4096
      Note that the column does not have to be visible for this to work, and it 
      will not be automatically shown in the search results. The latter might 
      change in a later version.
    + SC SetColumns: Now you can autosize the columns by this command. Useful 
      when toggling a column.
      Syntax: setcolumns([columns], [flags=0]
        flags:      Options for set and get.
         16: Autosize columns.
      Examples:      
        // toggle SHA1 column and ensure it's fully visible
        setcolumns(":s-hash.sha1", 24);
        // just autosize the columns
        setcolumns(, 16);
    * Copy Data: Now Ctrl+Right-Click on a filename does not shift the focus to 
      the clicked file anymore. So now Copy Data is totally non-intrusive.
    ! Copy Data: Drawing glitch concerning the focus rect under certain 
      conditions. Fixed.
    * Scripts: After more than 6 years I updated the icon used for scripts. 
      Blue, simple, and flat.
    + List | Name Search Bar, Visual Filter Bar: Experimentally, dbl-clicking 
      the bar will trigger Edit Search, respectively Edit Filter.
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v13.90.0003 - 2014-04-02 22:25
    + Configuration | Find Files & Branch View | Find Files: Added "Search 
      results inherit current columns". Tick it to inherit the current Browse or 
      Find mode columns, view, and sort order to the Find mode (= Search Results 
      listing).
      New factory default is ON (which is radically changing the behavior of the 
      last 16 years, but I feel it's better matching today's user expectations).
      FYI, as promised, this raises the FindInheritColumns tweak (v13.80.0112) 
      to UI level.
  +++ Now you can search for Soft Columns, yeah! The columns are referenced by 
      their caption as shown currently in the list.
        Aspect Ratio:16:9  //find all images with Aspect Ratio 16:9
      The column caption is not case-sensitive, this works as well:
        aspect ratio:16:9  //find all images with Aspect Ratio 16:9
      Wildcards are supported as well:      
        Asp*:16:9  //find all images with Aspect Ratio 16:9
        *tio:16:9  //find all images with Aspect Ratio 16:9
      If no wildcards are passed then partial match at the beginning is checked 
      as well (only after full match failed):
        Asp:16:9  //find all images with Aspect Ratio 16:9      
      Notes:
      - First match wins, and, of course, there is an internal order of 
        precedence: Only if no Custom Columns (definitions 1 to 32) are matched, 
        Soft Columns are looked for. And they are scanned in their original 
        order of being added (which is from left to right, unless you later 
        repositioned them by dragging).
      - If "Search results inherit current columns" is OFF and you search for 
        Soft Columns, the settings will be internally and silently turned on for 
        this particular search. Otherwise it won't work.
    * Autosize Columns: New approach to an old problem.
      - Removed the AutosizeColumnsRadical tweak.
      - Added a new tweak, a bit field actually, which allows you to selectively 
        exclude certain events from Autosize:
          Available binary values:
            AutoSizeColumnsSkipsTabChange = 1
            AutoSizeColumnsSkipsSetView = 2
            AutoSizeColumnsSkipsStartup = 4
            AutoSizeColumnsSkipsShowColumn = 8
          Example which includes all of the above (you add the values you want):
            AutoSizeColumnsSkips=15
        Factory default is no exclusions, i.e. the factory default is back to 
        the state we had before v13.80.0102.
    ! Image dimensions: Certain JPEGs were not correctly parsed. Fixed.
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v13.90.0004 - 2014-04-03 21:24
    ! Command "Show 64-bit Context Menu" was missing in some virtual folder 
      context menus. Fixed.
    ! Image dimensions: Certain JPEGs were still not correctly parsed. Fixed.
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v13.90.0008 - 2014-04-04 18:28
    + Tweak to ignore certain leading words when sorting. Typically these words 
      are articles, i.e. semantically near-empty words accompanying nouns in 
      various languages. Since they are usually preceding the nouns and there 
      are usually two or more of them they affect the sort order in a probably 
      undesired way. A case in point are files named after song titles.
      Now you have the option to simply ignore those articles in filenames when 
      sorting. You have to tweak two things, first whether you want the feature 
      enabled, second which words you want to ignore:
        SortIgnoreLeadingWords=1
        SortLeadingWordsToIgnore=a;an;the
      Here is an example that covers more European languages besides English:
        SortLeadingWordsToIgnore=a;an;the;ein;eine;das;der;die;el;il;la;las;le;les;los;un;une;de l';de la;des;du;l';la;le;les;un;une
      Notes:
      - Words are matched case-insensitively (A==a).
      - They must be followed by a space (unless they end with an apostrophe).
      - They are matched only at the beginning and only once per string.
      - This tweak will be elevated to UI level in the next major release.
    + New variables to return the unslashed path of each pane:
        echo <path 1>;    //pane 1
        echo <path 2>;    //pane 2   
    * Autosize Columns: Now also standard columns are autosized on show.
    ! Command "Show 64-bit Context Menu" was missing in the Computer (This PC) 
      context menu. Fixed.
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v13.90.0009 - 2014-04-05 18:33
    + Custom Copy: The overwrite prompt now shows small previews for images.
    * XYcopy: Updated to 2.10.0052.
    - Removed tweak UseDPIAwareIconSizes. Now it is internally hardcoded to 1.
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v13.90.0012 - 2014-04-05 21:58
    * Custom Copy: Optimized overwrite prompt image previews for mild landscape 
      format (preview box now 128 x 96).
    * XYcopy: Updated to 2.10.0053.
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v13.90.0015 - 2014-04-06 20:51
    + Now the variable <prop> supports the three file dates. The format looks 
      like this:
        text "<prop #date.created>";
        text "<prop #date.modified>";
        text "<prop #date.accessed>";
      There are alternative short forms as well:
        text "<prop #date.c>";
        text "<prop #date.m>";
        text "<prop #date.a>";
      Like always, this enhancement equally concerns the property() function:
        text property("#date.m", <xy>);
      Like with all <prop>/property() supported properties you get a couple of 
      advantages compared to the Windows shell properties:
      - Works for overlong items.
      - Is, in case of file dates, more exact and more reliable.
      - Is much faster.
      - Is portable across Windows versions and locales.
    ! URL drop failed on URLs exceeding 260 char limit. Fixed.
    ! Folder View Settings: "Auto-save changes" did not work well with toggling 
      Branch View for a while. Fixed.
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v13.90.0016 - 2014-04-07 11:37
    ! Floating Preview: Certain types of UDCs would not be triggered by keyboard 
      when the Floating Preview was opened and focused, and "Allow Custom 
      Keyboard Shortcuts in Preview" was enabled. This was ultimately caused by 
      the scope restrictions of those UDCs. Fixed. See next paragraph for how 
      the fix was done.
    * User-Defined Commands: Now there are no scope restrictions anymore for 
      UDCs. All UDCs have global scope now, i.e. they work independently of 
      which control is currently focused.
    ! Folder View Settings: "Auto-save changes" did not work well with toggling 
      Branch View for a while. Fixed #2.
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