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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 26 Nov 2015 10:15

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v16.00.0202 - 2015-11-26 10:14
    + Move on Batch Rename: Now you can state absolute paths in the patterns. 
      Examples:
        E:\<datem yyyy>\*
        F:\Photos\<dateexif yyyy>\<dateexif mm>\*
      Notes on Move on Batch Rename:
      - Yesterday I said "Move on Rename works only within the same volume (same 
        drive letter)." Today I found out that it works cross-volume on Win 8.1. 
        Cool, apparently this has been silently added by MS.
      - Not supported not work on Portable Devices.        
    + Rename Special | Search and Replace: Also here "Move on Rename" is now 
      supported. Example:
        Pattern:  Delta/Omega\Plus
        From:     E:\Test\b\Saturn.exe\Delta2.jpg
        To:       E:\Test\b\Saturn.exe\Omega\Plus2.jpg
    * Drives Listing: Since v16.00.0108 polling the bytes is always skipped for 
      mapped network drives. I changed this: Now you need to set a tweak to skip 
      polling those bytes:
        NetworkDriveSkipPollingBytes=1      
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 26 Nov 2015 18:51

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v16.00.0203 - 2015-11-26 18:49
    + Rename Special | Batch Rename: Added switch /o for "Overwrite on 
      Collision". If you want to automatically overwrite same-named existing 
      files without further questions, append "/o" to your pattern! Note that 
      nothing can restore file once they have been overwritten. No return 
      ticket.
    + SC rename enhanced: Added a new value to the "flags" parameter for 
      "Overwrite on Collision".
      Syntax: rename [mode (b|r|s|k|e)], pattern, [preview (p)], _
                  [itemlist], [flags=1], [illegalcharsreplacewith]
        flags: (binary field, defaults to 1)
          128: Overwrite on collision. No questions, no undo.
      Note that this flag does the same as the /o switch, but it's much easier 
      to handle when taking patterns e.g. from the clipboard.
      Examples:
        rename b, <clipboard>, p, , 128;  //Overwrite on collision
        rename r, "Sugar > Honey", p, , 128;  //Overwrite on collision
    + Breadcrumb Bars: Now you can modify the height of the Breadcrumb Bars 
      on-the-fly by Ctrl+Shift+Wheel over any of them. I thought they looked a 
      bit thin on today's screens... and some of you might want larger drop 
      targets. BTW, it's in 2-pixel steps to avoid certain rounding issues with 
      the vertical centering of the contents.
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:!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and might contain fresh bugs. You have been warned.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 27 Nov 2015 09:53

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v16.00.0204 - 2015-11-27 09:52
    ! Rename Special: Since v16.00.0202 paths got confused when doing a Rename 
      Special on search results or a branch view. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 27 Nov 2015 21:47

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v16.00.0205 - 2015-11-27 21:46
    + Air: I decided that in the age of huge high res screens we can spare a 
      couple of pixels to achieve a lighter, airier, less cramped overall 
      impression. Here are the changes for screens sized at least 1200 x 800:
        - Tree line height:       +2 pixels
        - List line height:       +2 pixels
        - Catalog line height:    +2 pixels
        - Breadcrumb Bars height: +2 pixels
        - All small lists:        +0 pixels (unchanged)
      Of course, these are just the factory defaults. All of these metrics can 
      be changed on-the-fly using Ctrl+Shift+Wheel over the controls.
    + Toolbar | Save Settings: Now the button's tooltip tells you how it's been 
      since you last saved the settings.      
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 28 Nov 2015 16:03

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v16.00.0206 - 2015-11-28 16:02
    ! Rename Special | Edit Item Names: Errored out since recently. Fixed.
    + Rename Special | Edit Item Names: Now also this function supports "Move on 
      Rename". Maybe not extremely useful here but, well, the option is there.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 30 Nov 2015 16:29

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v16.00.0212 - 2015-11-30 16:28
    + SC readurl enhanced: Added an argument to pass the code page.
      Syntax: readurl(url, [nocookies], [StripHTML], [flags], [codepage])
        codepage: code page.
          Some common code pages:
            CP_SHIFT_JIS  = 932 'Japanese
            CP_GB2312     = 936 'Simplified Chinese (PRC, Singapore)
            CP_Korean     = 949 'Korean (EUC)
            CP_BIG5       = 950 'Traditional Chinese (BIG5)
            CP_Thai       = 874 'Thai
            CP_UTF7       = 65000
            CP_UTF8       = 65001
      Example (a Japanese website encoded in UTF-8):
        text readurl("http://www.yoshidakaban.com/company/",,,,65001);
    + Scripting got a new function.
      Name: ReadUrlUTF8
      Action: Identical to ReadUrl, but defaults to decoding the contents as UTF-8.
      Syntax: readurlutf8(url, [nocookies], [StripHTML], [flags], [codepage=65001])
      Remarks:
      - Many (if not most) websites are UTF-8 encoded, so I added a 
        simpler way to handle this than passing "65001" for codepage.
      Example (a Japanese website encoded in UTF-8):
        text readurlutf8("http://www.yoshidakaban.com/company/");
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 01 Dec 2015 21:04

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v16.00.0214 - 2015-12-01 21:03
  *** Radical and massive internal changes in preparation of Preview 2.0. If you 
      don't note anything of this then all worked out well.
    ! List: Drawing glitch after attempting to drag a folder (among other 
      selected items) into itself. Fixed.
    ! List: Wrong error message on attempting to drag a folder (among other 
      selected items) into itself. Fixed.
    ! UDC: Since v11.00.0021 - 2012-05-14 08:47 you could not define 
      accelerators in the captions anymore using &. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 02 Dec 2015 17:07

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v16.00.0216 - 2015-12-02 17:05
  +++ Preview 2.0 | Step 1: Added the new preview to the Preview tab on the Info 
      Panel. It will handle Office (DOC, DOCX, XLS, PPT ...), RTF, PDF, and XPS 
      files here. The corresponding preview handlers have to be installed on the 
      system, in other words you need the Office software to preview Office 
      files, and some PDF viewer to preview PDF files. Probably it has to be the 
      32-bit handlers, we'll see.
      From now on, the old Browser component is NOT used anymore for Office 
      previews. So we can at last say bye-bye to those idiotic "File Download: 
      Open or Save?" prompts.
    - Removed Word Special Preview. If you don't know what this is all the 
      better. Then you don't need to forget it.
    - Removed tweak NoWordSpecialPreview.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 02 Dec 2015 21:25

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v16.00.0217 - 2015-12-02 21:25
    ! Preview 2.0: Crash related to PDF previews. Maybe fixed.
To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 03 Dec 2015 17:12

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v16.00.0225 - 2015-12-03 17:10
    + Preview 2.0: Now okay for font files (in case you manually add them to the 
      Web & Office category). This will get more interesting in the up-coming 
      steps of the Preview 2.0 mission.
    ! Preview 2.0: Crash related to PDF previews. Fix #2.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 03 Dec 2015 19:09

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v16.00.0226 - 2015-12-03 19:08
    ! Preview 2.0: Crash related to PDF previews. Fix #3.
To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 04 Dec 2015 13:58

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v16.00.0232 - 2015-12-04 13:57
    ! Preview 2.0: Crash related to PDF previews. Fix #4. You should not get a 
      crash anymore while XY is running. This is achieved by avoiding to unload 
      the preview handler while XY is running (for some reason it crashed only 
      after unloading the handler). And, BTW, the crash only happens if XY it 
      *not* the foreground window.
      However, there is still a chance that XY crashes on app exit (especially 
      if you use Adobe's preview handler) if you have previewed at least one PDF 
      during the session. There is no risk of data loss, but XY might not fully 
      unload, it will just become invisible and get stuck in memory. The only 
      way to fully exit it is to kill the process via Task Manager.
      This is very unpleasant, of course, and one day a solution will turn up. 
      For now, I will add the option to use the old way to preview PDFs (namely 
      through the browser component).
    * Configuration | Previewed Formats | Category: Split category "Web & Office 
      files" in two separate categories.
        - Office Files: Previewed using registered preview handlers
        - Web Files:    Previewed using ActiveX in Browser component)
      This gives you more and clearer options.
      Tip: If you suffer from using Adobe for PDF previewing you can escape the 
      crashes that typically come with Adobe by adding "pdf" to the Web Files 
      category and unticking "pdf" in the "Office Files" category.
    + Preview 2.0 | Step 1b: You now should get a preview for exotic streaming 
      media in the Preview tab, i.e. for those media that XY cannot handle 
      natively but for which a preview handler is registered. On my system this 
      is e.g. *.mid (MIDI file).
      Unfortunately, this feature works against the above crash fix, since a streaming 
      preview *must* be completely unloaded (else the sound is playing on and on), 
      which is exactly the condition for the crash. So when you preview a PDF, 
      and then preview a media file (both using Preview 2.0), and then end the 
      media preview by unselecting the file, then you will probably get a crash 
      within the next minutes.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 06 Dec 2015 20:27

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v16.00.0241 - 2015-12-06 20:26
  +++ Preview 2.0 | Step 2: Added the new preview to the Floating Preview and 
      Full Screen Preview. Now you can preview Office files, Font files, and 
      Audio/Video files in the Floating Preview -- for all file types with 
      registered preview handlers.
    - Toolbar | Floating Preview (and some other buttons): Removed the toggle 
      "Floating and Full Screen Images Only" from the context menu. Does not 
      make much sense anymore with Preview 2.0.
    + MLS: Finnish is now supported. Status: 100% translated (MLS 8.68).
    ! Preview 2.0: Crash related to PDF previews. Fix #5. This time it's fixed 
      for good, and the fix is not in my code. Simply upgrade to the latest 
      PDF-XChange Viewer (2.5.315.0) and all is good.
      All previous fix attempts have been undone.
      If you are getting bugs with Adobe (Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in your 
      system) then your solution is: Uninstall it and change to PDF-XChange 
      Viewer. Experience says that Adobe will never fix their bugs.
    ! Toolbar: The drive buttons did not scale correctly with the ToolbarZoom 
      tweak or higher custom DPI settings. Fixed.
    ! Configuration | Preview | Text preview | UTF-8 auto-detection: Did not 
      work with RST files. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 07 Dec 2015 18:50

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v16.00.0243 - 2015-12-07 18:50
    + Floating Preview: Now it supports icons (ICO files). Even with 
      transparency grid (toggle: Ctrl+T).
    + Floating Preview: Now it supports Web Files.
    + Floating Preview: Now it supports Zip Files (if Windows ZipFolder 
      technology is enabled in your system) *IF* you add *.zip to Web Files 
      category in Previewed Formats. In that case F11 will not open XYplorer's 
      internal Zip Viewer but the Floating Preview.
To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 07 Dec 2015 20:53

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v16.00.0244 - 2015-12-07 20:52
    ! Floating Preview: Fixed a couple of recent glitches. Especially the one 
      that loaded each file twice into the preview. ;)
To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

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