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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 07 Feb 2016 17:19

Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version:

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v16.20.0202 - 2016-02-07 17:18
    + Preview, Floating Preview, Thumbnails, MDBU, SC SaveThumb(): Now they all 
      make use of embedded thumbnails as last resort with Photoshop files (PSD 
      and PSB).
      Note that the above works independently of the PreviewPSDEmbeddedThumb 
      tweak. That tweak just controls whether embedded thumbnails get priority 
      over shell thumbnails (i.e. any installed thumbnails handlers).
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 15 Feb 2016 16:45

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v16.20.0203 - 2016-02-15 16:44
    + Added tweak to suppress the suffixing of "Z" to UTC filetimes in List,
      Info Panel, and Reports.
        ZuluNoSuffix=1
    - List | Type Ahead Find: Removed the change from v16.20.0201 - 2016-02-04 
      16:38. It had undesired side effects, did not add much good in return, and 
      was generally a stupid idea.
    ! Find Files: Finding files in multiple network drives failed with Error 9. 
      Fixed.
    ! Configuration | Tree and List | Tree | Show localized folder names: 
      Special folder icons were not displayed in the tree with this setting 
      enabled. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 16 Feb 2016 19:10

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v16.20.0301 - 2016-02-16 19:09
    + Floating Preview | Advanced Options menu: Added an option field to control 
      the group of files in which you navigate when going Next/Previous.
      - Navigate by Extension:  Next file has same extension as the current.
      - Navigate by Category:   Next file is in same category as the current.
      - Navigate All Files      Next file is the next in the list.
      Note that "Navigate by Category" (Image files, Text files, Office files, 
      etc) had been the hard-coded default before. It's still the factory 
      default.
    + Configuration | Tabs | Tab captions | Custom: Added placeholder <parent> 
      which is resolved to the parent folder of the tab's folder.
      Example:
        <parent>\<folder>
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 17 Feb 2016 21:51

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v16.20.0302 - 2016-02-17 21:50
    ! List: Mouse Down Blow Up was malpositioned if done on thumbnails of 
      shortcuts (LNK) to images. Fixed.
    ! SC delete: Error 9 when trying to delete a drive. Fixed. You cannot delete 
      a drive. Now simply nothing happens if you try.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 18 Feb 2016 22:40

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v16.20.0303 - 2016-02-18 22:39
    + Floating Preview | Histogram: Now the histogram shows the three color 
      channels (RGB) individually.
    ! List: The thumbnails cache was not marked dirty and hence not written to 
      disk right after individual thumbnails had been refreshed, with the result 
      that it was totally redone on next browse. Fixed. (Bug was born 20160207)
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 19 Feb 2016 18:12

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v16.20.0305 - 2016-02-19 18:11
    + Floating Preview: Added tweak to control the histogram type.
        FPHistogramType=0     //Color Histogram
        FPHistogramType=1     //Luminosity Histogram
      Color Histogram is the new factory default.
    * Floating Preview | Color Histogram: Now the histogram has a slight 
      brightness gradient from left to right, similar as e.g. in Lightroom. 
      Gives a better impression of what it's about.
    ! Variable <date> not resolved anymore since 20151125. Fixed.
      Now this works again as expected:
        echo <date>; //19.02.2016 16:43:46  (German locale)
        text format(<date>, "yyyy"); //2016
    ! Scripting | Include: Included file were not always found in the path of 
      the including script file. Fixed. Now this is the first place to look.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 20 Feb 2016 18:29

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v16.20.0306 - 2016-02-20 18:28
    + Scripting got a new function.
      Name: ThumbsConf
      Action: Set or retrieve various thumbnail related settings.
      Syntax: thumbsconf([settings="ShowCaption,ZoomToFill,Style,Padding"])
        settings: Comma-separated list of the following values:
          ShowCaption:  0 or 1
          ZoomToFill:   0 or 1
          Style:        0 - 4 ("Plain" - "Frame with Shadow")
          Padding:      0 - 7 (= pixels)
      Remarks:
        - Leave out any values that should not be touched.
        - For Boolean values (0 or 1) you can pass "!" to mean "toggle" (just 
          like with SC SetLayout).
      Examples:
        echo thumbsconf(); // just return current settings, e.g.: 1,0,4,2
        thumbsconf("0,1,0,0"); // extreme gallery mode
        thumbsconf("1,0,4,2"); // pretty regular mode
        thumbsconf("1,,0"); //just enable ShowCaption and set Style to "Plain"
        thumbsconf("!"); //just toggle ShowCaption
        thumbsconf(",!"); //just toggle ZoomToFill
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 21 Feb 2016 13:08

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v16.20.0307 - 2016-02-21 13:07
    + Floating Preview: Added a "Color Histogram" (Ctrl+R) toggle to the 
      Advanced Options menu.
    % Floating Preview: Improved the histogram algorithms. Color and Luminosity 
      Histogram now use the same scaling so that you now can nicely compare the 
      relationship between RGB colors and luminosity (using the new Ctrl+R 
      toggle).
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 22 Feb 2016 18:58

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v16.20.0308 - 2016-02-22 18:57
    + Raw View: Now you can customize the font used in Raw View. I added a 4th 
      font option to the Raw View's context menu by which you can select the 
      font set in Configuration | Fonts | Edit Text into the Raw View.
      In other words, now you can customize the font used in Raw View via 
      Configuration | Fonts | Edit Text.
      Note that you should choose a fixed space font (aka mono space) else the 
      internal layout of Raw View will break.
    + Variable <get alias [name]>: Added a shorthand for it: <@[name]>.
      So now, instead of <get alias icons> you can do <@icons>. 
    * Updated the help file.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 23 Feb 2016 15:16

Summary of the latest XYplorer Official Release.

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v16.30.0000 - 2016-02-23 15:00
    = NEW OFFICIAL RELEASE. Main developments since last release:
  +++ Color Histogram. The Floating Preview now sports an optional color 
      histogram. Lets you check out your photos' color channels in a blink.
  +++ Thumbs Gallery. Now it's easy to quickly toggle between normal thumbnails 
      and a hardcore gallery mode without captions, padding, or white space. The 
      classic wall of pictures. (Pro Edition Only)
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 24 Feb 2016 14:11

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v16.30.0001 - 2016-02-24 14:09
    + Custom File Icons: Now generic file types are supported, e.g. {:Image}. 
      For example, this line would set icon "Look.ico" to all image files:
        {:Image}>Look.ico
      Note that generic file types can be combined with other patterns:
        txt;{:Image};xys>Look.ico
    > Custom File Icons: Apparently this is missing from the docs: A pattern 
      "txt" is interpreted as "*.txt", so you can spare some typing here.
    + Scripting | Permanent Variables: Now you can edit the variable values 
      after dbl-clicking them (or right-click / Show Value) in the list.
      BTW, it's not possible to edit variable values from the variable list in 
      the Step Dialog. You better totally forget about that.
    ! Font Preview: Failed with "Not a valid font resource" at certain OTF 
      fonts. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 24 Feb 2016 22:00

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v16.30.0002 - 2016-02-24 21:59
    ! Custom File Icons: Generic file types did not handle extensions longer 
      than 4 characters. Fixed.
    ! Configuration | Menus, Mouse, Safety | Mouse | Line number selection: 
      Status Bar was not updated after unselecting an item. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 25 Feb 2016 19:45

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v16.30.0003 - 2016-02-25 19:43
    + SC SaveThumb enhanced: Added argument "flags" with currently two 
      functional bits.
      Syntax: savethumb(file="<curitem>, thumbnail_file="*_thumb", _
                        widthbox, heightbox, format="jpg", border_width, flags)
        flags: (bit field)
          1 = Drop Shadow on white border (border_width has to be set).
          2 = Zoom To Fill: Zoom the thumb to fill the whole box. If heightbox 
              is missing it defaults to widthbox, and vice versa (= square box).
      Examples (on focused list item):
        // Zoom To Fill, 300x200 JPG
        savethumb(, "folder", 300, 200, "jpg", , 2);
        // Zoom To Fill, 7% white border, 100x300 JPG (yep, vertical slice)
        savethumb(, "*_slice", 100, 300, "jpg", "7%" , 2);
        // Zoom To Fill + Drop Shadow, 7% white border, 300x300 square JPG
        savethumb(, "*-<width>x<height>", 300, , "jpg", "7%", 3);
      Remarks:
        Pretty cool functionality! Rare to meet elsewhere. Someone should go and 
        find a use for it!
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 27 Feb 2016 13:10

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v16.30.0004 - 2016-02-27 13:09
  +++ Preview 2.0 | Step 3: Added a new Preview Pane for the main Window.
        Window | Show Preview Pane (Ctrl+F11) (#674)
      There is also new Toolbar button for this:
        Preview Pane
      As you see the Preview Pane is hard-coded to be a right-bound subsection 
      of the list pane(s). Its width is adjustable by dragging a vertical 
      splitter. Its height is implied with the pane(s) height.
      Note there isn't any contents yet. This is left to your imagination for 
      the time being :)
    + SC setlayout: Now also the visibility and the width of the new Preview 
      Pane is part of the saved and loaded layout.
      Examples:
        setlayout("ShowPreviewPane=!");     //toggle Preview Pane
        setlayout("PreviewPaneWidth=500");  //set Preview Pane width
      Note that the possible effect of the latter command (set Preview Pane 
      width) is controlled by other factors (the size of the other controls) in 
      quite complex ways. You can do some temporarily disturbing things to the 
      layout here, but no crash (AFAIK).
    * Configuration | Sort and Rename | Rename | Auto-replace invalid 
      characters: Now forward slashes, and backward slashes surrounded by 
      spaces, are replaced even if "Configuration | Sort and Rename | Rename | 
      Allow move on rename" is ON.
    * MLS: Internally updated to version 8.72.
      > TRANSLATORS: Please wait until Reference_8.72.lng is uploaded.
        You will be notified if you have subscribed to this thread:
        http://www.xyplorer.com/xyfc/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=9648
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 29 Feb 2016 18:10

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v16.30.0005 - 2016-02-29 18:09
    + Preview Pane: Now all previewed formats are supported. That was my weekend.
    + Preview Pane | Image Previews: Contrary to earlier plans I decided to make 
      the Preview Pane an independent thing (instead of a docked Floating 
      Preview), much simpler and less powerful than the Floating Preview, quite 
      similar to the preview in Explorer and hence totally newbie-friendly, but 
      with some irresistable enhancements compared to Explorer:
      - There is a mouse over tooltip showing original and preview size.
      - There is a context menu; same as on Preview Tab, a few things might be 
        added later on.
      - Previews are horizontally and vertically centered in the pane. There is 
        a 16 pixels padding on all sides. No zoom or so, you always see the 
        whole image optimally scaled to the available space.
      - Hard minimal pane width is 48 pixels, Hard minimal preview width is 16 
        pixels.
      - Mouse Down Blow Up is supported.
      - Optional Transparency Grid.
      - Animated GIFs are previewed.
      - Icons are previewed.
    > Preview 2.0 | Step 3: We have three places for previews now, but only one 
      of them is used at each time, in this order of precedence:
        Floating Preview > Preview Pane > Preview Tab
      In words: Preview Tab is only used when neither Preview Pane nor Floating 
      Preview are visible. Preview Pane is only used when Floating Preview is 
      not visible.
    + Configuration | Preview | Image/Video preview: Added a 4th border option 
      "Shadow". Tick it to draw a drop shadow to the image preview. Affects the 
      Preview Tab and the new Preview Pane.
    - Preview Tab | Image Preview: Removed the special loupe-shaped mouse cursor 
      when hovering the image. Too non-standard, scares people. Also the default 
      arrow-shaped cursor allows for more exact MDBU pointing.
  *** Startup: From now on the focused and selected file from last app exit is not 
      selected anymore on next startup (but just focused). That way we avoid the 
      awkward startup situation that the current file is selected but not 
      previewed (so we have to unselect and select it again to get the preview).
      Note that there is a way to select and preview the last selected file on 
      startup by setting the following tweaks like this:
        NoPropertiesStartup=0
        AllowPreviewOnStartup=1
      Three *** since this changes a behavior that's easily 12 years old or more.
    ! Ghost Filter: The Edit Ghost Filter dialog did not scale correctly with 
      higher custom DPI settings. Fixed.
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