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v14.00.0108 - 2014-05-09 21:10
  +++ Click and Search: Catalog categories now can be turned into something that 
      will make searching for files your favorite pastime.
      - To enable the feature open a category's Properties dialog and tick "Use 
        category for searching".
      - All items in such a category are expected to contain search patterns. 
        Currently you will have to add them manually (later there will some cool 
        automatic ways). Tip: Press INS to quickly add an item.
        Examples for Pattern:
          *.png
          !*.png                      (NOT *.png)
          prop:#AspectRatio: 16:9
          tags:jazz
          tags:rock
          tags:pop
          :a* OR b* /n                (a Boolean term, with a switch)
        Clicking an item will run the search (it's like a Quick Name Search) for 
        the current location (the Location defined in the Category, see below, 
        is not used now).
      - The items can be individually enabled via checkboxes.
      - Clicking the category  will run a combined search of all ticked items.
      - A combined search can be either AND- or OR-combined. This can be 
        configured in the category's Properties dialog.
        Any switches are removed from the combined terms.
      - Toggling the state of any item's checkbox will also run a combined 
        search. Hold CTRL to suppress this trigger.
      - In the category's Properties dialog there is also a Location field. 
        Leave it empty to always search the current location. Else enter any 
        path. Enter * (asterisk) to search the whole PC.
        In the Location field you can also enter search switches (after the path 
        if there is one). So here is the place to control whether the search is 
        recursive (/r) or not (/n), or whether only the tags database should be 
        searched (/t).
        Examples for Location:
          E:\Test       = search E:\Test (Include Subfolders is taken from the setting in the Find Files tab)
          E:\Test /r    = search E:\Test (Include Subfolders)
          E:\Test /n    = search E:\Test (Do Not Include Subfolders)
          E:\Test;E:\Pics = search E:\Test and E:\Pics
          /r            = search the current location (Include Subfolders)
          *             = search the whole PC
          /t            = search the tags database only (for items in the current location)
          * /t          = search the tags database only (for items anywhere)
      - This is insane. Especially for tag-based file management.
    ! Locked Tree: Would not apply a Visual Filter from a Catalog Item where the 
      path was identical to the current path. Fixed.
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v14.00.0109 - 2014-05-10 12:20
    + Catalog | Context Menu | Insert as New Category Here: Added command "Tags" 
      by which you can add all Tags used in the tags database to the Catalog as 
      a new "Click and Search" Category. The Location defaults to whole PC, tags 
      database only, and the operator to "AND".
      Don't know about you, but IMO this is a dream come true!
    * Find Files: Added switch /T by which the search terms are interpreted as 
      "tags" even when they are not prefixed with "tags:". This makes search 
      terms much shorter and more readable.
      Switch /T implies switch /t (search tags database only).
      By adding explicit prefixes you can overwrite the switch. This will find 
      all PNG files with tags "rock" and "british":
        name:*.png & rock & british /T
      Tip: Adding switch /T to the location of a CAS category gives a much 
      cleaner picture when you are just interested in search by tags. I assume 
      this will be a major use of CAS.
    * Click and Search: Now, the category tooltip shows operator and location.
    * Click and Search: Now, when you click an individual item in a CAS category 
      the location and switches stated in the category are also used for that 
      search. Before, the search would have been in the current location 
      regardless of what was stated in the category.
    ! Click and Search: No checkboxes were drawn on Windows Classic Theme. Fixed.
    + Info Panel | Find Files | Contents: Now you can trigger Find Files by 
      Ctrl+Enter in the text box.
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v14.00.0110 - 2014-05-10 13:23
    ! The last beta didn't use correct data folder. Fixed.
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v14.00.0111 - 2014-05-10 23:24
    + Catalog | Context Menu | Insert as New Category Here: Added command "Labels" 
      by which you can add all Labels defined in the tags database to the Catalog as 
      a new "Click and Search" Category. The Location defaults to whole PC, tags 
      database only, and the operator to "OR".
      Note that, contrary to the "Tags" category, also labels are listed that 
      are currently not assigned to any item. This is done because getting an 
      empty list when searching "Urgent" is an agreeable experience you should 
      be allowed to have.
    * Find Files: Added switch /L by which the search terms are interpreted as 
      "labels" even when they are not prefixed with "lbl:". This switch is 
      mainly of use for the above "Labels" CAS category.      
      Switch /L implies switch /t (search tags database only).
    * Find Files: the "lbl:" field now supports a numeric reference to the 
      Label. For example, the following search patterns are equivalent now (if 
      Orange is the caption of the second label):
        lbl:Orange
        lbl:#2
      Use: Since labels are stored with their numeric index in the tags database 
      while their captions are variable (customizable in Configuration), the 
      numeric reference makes search terms independent of the label captions.
    * Click and Search: Now, when no item is ticked clicking the CAS category 
      will run s search for "" (nothing). This makes particular sense in a /T or 
      /L category because it will list all items in the database without a Tag 
      or without a Label. Before, it would have listed all items in the database 
      unfiltered.
    + SC hexdump enhanced. Now you can return a raw hex string: Hex values 
      separated and terminated by a space.
      Name:   hexdump
      Action: Displays a string as hex dump.
      Syntax: hexdump(string, [unicode], [switches])
        string:   [required] String to display.
        unicode:  [optional]
                  0 = one byte/char [Default]
                  1 = two bytes/char
        switches: r = raw          
      Examples:
        text hexdump("abc", , r);   //"61 62 63 "
        text hexdump("abc", 1, r);  //"61 00 62 00 63 00 "
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v14.00.0112 - 2014-05-11 11:02
    + SC hexdump enhanced. Now you can inverse the function and return a string 
      converted from a raw hex string.
      Syntax: hexdump(string, [unicode], [switches])
        switches: r = raw          
                  i = inverse (only effective if "r" is set as well)
      Notes:
        - The spaces separating and terminating the Hex values are optional. 
          Either you use them (all) or you don't (none).
      Examples:
        text hexdump("E5 65 2C 67 9E 8A ", 1 , ri); // "Nihongo" in Japanese characters
        text hexdump("E5652C679E8A", 1 , ri); // "Nihongo" in Japanese characters
    * Ignore Articles When Sorting: Now the setting is also applied to folders.
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v14.00.0113 - 2014-05-11 20:52
    + Scripting got a new function.
      Name: ColumnLayout
      Action: Loads or saves a column layout.
      Syntax: columnlayout(file, [mode="load"])
        file:     File to save the column layout to, or to load it from.
                  Either full path or resolved relative to <xydata>\Columns\.
                  If missing you are prompted by a standard Windows dialog.
                  If no extension is passed the extension defaults to ".txt".
        mode:
          load = [Default] load columns from file
          save = save columns to file
        return:   The column loaded or saved.
      Examples:
        columnlayout("default"); //loads columns from <xydata>\Columns\Default.txt
        columnlayout("default", "save"); //saves columns to <xydata>\Columns\Default.txt
        columnlayout(); //loads columns, file is prompted
        columnlayout(, "save"); //saves columns, file is prompted
    + SC hexdump enhanced. Now the inverse function also supports lower case Hex 
      strings:
        text hexdump("e5652c679e8a", 1 , ri); // "Nihongo" in Japanese characters
      And a change: Before, the inverse function returned nothing if any illegal 
      character was met. Now, it returns what it got until it met the illegal 
      character.
    ! Ignore Articles When Sorting: A tiny logical error lead to a wrong sort 
      order among similar named items. Fixed.
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v14.00.0114 - 2014-05-12 11:55
    * Toolbar | Find by Tags | Tag List...: The dialog lacked the Live Filter 
      Box. Now it has got one.
    + Tweak to toggle the main menu by ALT:
        HideMainMenuToggleByAlt=1
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v14.00.0115 - 2014-05-13 20:18
    + Catalog: Now you can assign icons to Categories just like it is already 
      possible for Items, namely ba attaching an icon spec to the caption 
      separated by a | (pipe). Examples:
        My Caption|:conf
        My Caption|<xyicons>\Acorn.ico
      Note that you can also overwrite the default icon for CAS Categories this way:
        Tag Cloud|:tagsfind
    * Updated the help file.
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v14.00.0116 - 2014-05-14 13:49
    + Find Files: Added a way to set a default field for search patterns. Simply 
      append the new switch "/fld=[selector]" to the search term.
      Examples:
        "Done" /fld=cmt             Finds all items with comment "Done"
        5 /fld=rating               Finds all items with 5-star rating
        :4 | 5 /fld=rating          Finds all items with 4-star or 5-star rating
        "" /fld=rating /t           Finds all items in the tags database without a rating
      Notes:
      - The same can already be achieved for Tags and Labels using the /T and /L 
        switch. Now you have a more general way that works for every supported 
        field selector.
      - In the case of custom columns and extra tags the field selector is 
        identical to the column caption (case-insensitive).
      - This switch can be especially useful in Click and Search categories.
    + Catalog: Now, when the Catalog is focused, pressing Ctrl+INS (Insert 
      key) will trigger "Duplicate Item".
    * Column Layouts: Now the currently invisible columns are saved as well in 
      the layout. That way you can store e.g. the position and size of the 
      "Path" column in a layout even when it is not shown.
      This change also affects SC ColumnLayout.
      Upgraders: I added some code for backward compatibility when loading 
      layouts stored in the old format. But generally it is recommened that your 
      save your Column Layouts once again in the new format.
    ! SC readfile: Crash on reading beyond file bounds. Fixed.
    ! Configuration | Menus, Mouse, Safety | Type Ahead Find | Ignore 
      diacritics: The Ignore Diacritics function did some crazy things with some 
      Japanese and virtually all Korean characters. Fixed.
    > This release is a tribute to HR Giger.
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v14.00.0117 - 2014-05-15 15:42
    + File | Rename Special | Set Extension...: Added functionality to add or 
      remove an extension regardless of whether an extension already exists or 
      whether the item is a file or a folder. To invoke this functionality 
      prefix a dot to the entered pattern:
        .txt      = Append ".txt".
        .         = Remove any extension.
      Whereas the conventional usage is like this:
        txt       = On files with extension: Replace the current extension with ".txt".
                    On files without extension: Append ".txt".                    
                    On folders: Do nothing.
        <empty>   = On files with extension: Remove extension.
                    On files without extension: Do nothing.
                    On folders: Do nothing.
    ! List: A complex multiselection situation (via Shift+Arrow) was not fully 
      restored after a Refresh or Auto-Refresh, so you could not continue with 
      the Shift+Arrow operation as expected. Fixed.
    ! Configuration | Sort and Rename | Rename | Use dialog to rename single 
      items: Would not remove any extensions from a filename. Fixed.
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v14.00.0118 - 2014-05-16 14:34
    + Scripting: Added dereference operator * (asterisk). You can use it on the 
      left side of Set, Perm, and Global statements.
      Usage: Helpful when dynamically creating variables.
      Examples:
        $var = '$a';        *$var = "TEST"; echo $a;  //TEST
        $var = '$a';   perm *$var = "TEST"; echo $a;  //TEST
        $var = '$a'; global *$var = "TEST"; echo $a;  //TEST
      Note: If the dereferenced variable is not defined, then the variable 
      itself is used (as if there was no dereference operator).
        *$undefined = "TEST"; echo $undefined; //TEST
    % Scripting: SC load much faster when there are many variables on stack.
    * Catalog | Insert as New Category Here | Current Mini Tree: Before, this 
      command added the whole Mini Tree as Category. Now it only adds the 
      currently selected branch.
      BTW, the caption is kept for now to keep the translations up-to-date.
      Also the items in such a category are named more smartly now by giving 
      just the relative paths as captions instead of the full paths.
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v14.00.0119 - 2014-05-17 11:35
    + MLS: Dutch is now supported. Status: 67% translated.
    + Scripting: Now also SC unset and SC incr support the dereference operator.
      Examples:
        $var = '$a';  *$var = "TEST"; unset *$var; echo $a; //$a
        $var = '$a';  *$var = 1; incr *$var; echo $a; //2
        $var = '$a';  *$var = 1; *$var++; echo $a; //2
        $var = '$a';  *$var = 1; *$var--; echo $a; //0
    * SC catalogload. Added switch "e" to expand an included catalog.
      Syntax: catalogload file, [switches=sp]
        switches:
          i: include catalog
          u: unload included catalog
          e: expand an included catalog
       Example:
          catalogload "labels.dat", "ie";
    ! Catalog: An included category did not immediately show its icon. Fixed.
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v14.00.0120 - 2014-05-18 20:46
    * Menu	View | Show Items | Show Folders in List: Removed the default KS 
      (Ctrl+Shift+O). Users too easily would inadvertently hide their folders 
      without knowing why and how to get them back.
    ! MLS: Two translated strings were not translated in the interface. Fixed.
    ! Since the introduction of MLS many message boxes were non-modal which 
      should have been modal. Fixed.
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v14.10.0000 - 2014-05-19 12:00
    = NEW OFFICIAL RELEASE. Main developments since last release:
  +++ Click and Search. Tired of entering search patterns again and again? With 
      this version XYplorer introduces a new search interface called "Click and 
      Search", a collapsible and fully customizable list of your favorite search 
      jobs. Even better: The jobs can be logically combined simply by ticking 
      checkboxes. (Pro Edition Only)
  +++ Tag Clouds. For tag-based file management Click and Search boils down to 
      an interface you have already seen in the web: Tag Clouds! Tagging files 
      is finally becoming useful. (Pro Edition Only)
  +++ Column Layouts. Now you can export your details view column layouts to 
      files, and later import them back into the list. That way you can very 
      comfortably switch between context-specific column layouts. Of course, the 
      layouts are portable and shareable.
  +++ Ignore Articles When Sorting. Now this setting can be applied per tab or 
      per folder, and you can assign a keyboard shortcut to it.
  +++ Multilingual Support. Added support for Dutch.
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v14.10.0001 - 2014-05-19 12:00
    ! The standard Save File dialog did not append the default extension if you 
      entered a filename without extension. Fixed. This affected among others 
      the new "Save Column Layout As" dialog.
    ! Fixed various minor glitches.
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