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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 31 Jan 2018 18:48

Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version:

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v18.70.0006 - 2018-01-31 18:48
    + Configuration | Filters & Type Ahead Find | Live Filter Box: Added option
      "Highlight matches". Tick it to highlight the current Type Live Filter
      matches in the List. Changing the setting will affect the next Live Filter
      (not any current).
    + Live Filter Box: Added option "Highlight matches" to the context menu of
      the Live Filter Box icon. Here you can toggle Live Filter highlighting
      with immediate effect.
    + Name Length Box: Now a yellow warning icon is shown in the box when the
      new filename would trigger a move-on-rename (e.g. "Sub\Test.txt").
      Of course, "Configuration | Sort and Rename | Rename | Allow move on
      rename" has to be enabled.
    ! Mouse Down Blow Up: With large images (much larger than screen size) there
      could be taskbar flicker when panning the image. Improved (not completely
      fixed).
    ! List: The lasso selection box was not drawn anymore when moving the mouse
      upwards (since v18.70.0002 - 2018-01-25 18:24). Fixed.

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

:!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and might contain fresh bugs. You have been warned.
It's a good idea to backup your complete XYplorer settings (menu File | Settings Special | Backup Application Data Folder...)
before running a new BETA version. This will also help in fixing any fresh bugs.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 01 Feb 2018 17:02

Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version:

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v18.70.0007 - 2018-02-01 17:01
    ! Highlight Matches: Didn't work alright with multi-line captions. Fixed.

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

:!: 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

Postby admin » 03 Feb 2018 14:29

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v18.70.0008 - 2018-02-03 14:27
    + Scripting: Experimentally added a new class of operators, the Compound 
      Assignment Operators .=, +=, -=, *=, /=, \= . They can be used to shortcut
      operations of two variables where the result is set to one of the variables.
      For example, both lines below are functionally identical; the latter one
      uses one of the new operators:
        $a = $a . "b";
        $a .= "b";
      Examples:
        $a = "a"; $a .= "b"; echo $a;   //ab
        $a = 1;   $a += 1; echo $a;     //2
        $a = 1;   $a -= 1; echo $a;     //0
        $a = 2;   $a *= 3; echo $a;     //6
        $a = 5;   $a /= 2; echo $a;     //2.5
        $a = 5;   $a \= 2; echo $a;     //2
    ! Live Filter Box: Attempt to fix a rare issue where the filtered list and
      the filter shown in the box went out of sync, typically while the filtered
      list was busy creating thumbnails.

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

:!: 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

Postby admin » 04 Feb 2018 19:34

Summary of the latest XYplorer Official Release.

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v18.70.0100 - 2018-02-04 20:00
    = MAINTENANCE RELEASE.
  +++ Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 20 Feb 2018 15:07

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v18.70.0101 - 2018-02-20 15:06
    + Command Line Switches: Added switch /readonly. Lets you run the app
      in read-only mode, i.e. the settings are read from disk but never written
      to disk. So your configuration on disk will be untouched by this instance.
      Example:
        C:\XYplorer\XYplorer.exe /readonly
      Notes:
        - [READONLY] in shown in the window title bar when in read-only mode.
        - You get a Status Bar message when you actively attempt to save
          settings in read-only mode.
    + SC fresh enhanced: Now you can pass a startpath.
      Action: Runs a new XYplorer instance with factory defaults.
      Syntax: fresh [startpath]
        startpath:  Start path in the first pane.
                    Defaults to the factory default start path ("This PC").
      Examples:
        fresh;        //start fresh instance in "This PC"
        fresh "C:\";  //start fresh instance in C:\
    + Scripting got a new command (ok, it's been already there for some years
      but not officially documented).
      Name: FreshHere
      Action: Like SC Fresh but opened to current path.
      Syntax: freshhere
      Examples:
        freshhere;    //start fresh instance in current path
    + Scripting got a new command.
      Name: ReadOnly
      Action: Runs a new XYplorer instance with the current configuration as
              saved on disk, and will not overwrite that configuration.
      Syntax: readonly [startpath]
        startpath:  Start path in the first pane.
                    Defaults to the start path as saved on disk.
      Examples:
        readonly;        //start readonly instance
        readonly "C:\";  //start readonly instance in C:\
    + Scripting got a new command.
      Name: ReadOnlyHere
      Action: Like SC ReadOnly but opened to current path.
      Syntax: readonlyhere
      Examples:
        readonlyhere;    //start readonly instance in current path
    + Environment Variables: Now they are auto-refreshed when the app receives
      the WM_SETTINGCHANGE broadcast message. You will see "environment
      variables refreshed" in the Status Bar when it happens.

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

:!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and might contain fresh bugs. You have been warned.
It's a good idea to backup your complete XYplorer settings (menu File | Settings Special | Backup Application Data Folder...)
before running a new BETA version. This will also help in fixing any fresh bugs.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 21 Feb 2018 19:36

Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version:

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v18.70.0102 - 2018-02-21 19:35
    ! Find Files and Quick Search: Switch /excl was not honored by so-called
      "Fast Tag Search". Fixed. For example:
        ?lbl:Blues /excl=E:\Alabama\   //excludes any matches in E:\Alabama\

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

:!: 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

Postby admin » 22 Feb 2018 12:57

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v18.70.0103 - 2018-02-22 12:56
    % Custom Columns: When starting on a large folder with slow hard-working
      Custom Columns it would have taken a while until you would even see the
      interface and understand what's going on.
      Now the interface pops immediately and only then the columns are filled.
      Pressing ESC will stop filling any custom columns.
    * Custom Columns: Now while a Custom Column is refreshed you see a status
      bar message including a hint that pressing ESC will stop the refresh.
    ! Custom Columns: When you removed a Custom Column while it was being filled
      you could get an app crash. Fixed.
    + Catalog: Now you can drop on paths containing XY variables, e.g. <xypath>.
    ! Catalog: Could not drop on scripts anymore since v18.70.0004 - 2018-01-29
      12:39. Fixed.

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

:!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and might contain fresh bugs. You have been warned.
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before running a new BETA version. This will also help in fixing any fresh bugs.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 23 Feb 2018 14:46

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v18.70.0104 - 2018-02-23 14:45
  %%% Configuration | Thumbnails | Caption lines: Display of thumbnails with
      caption lines >= 2 much faster now.
    ! Find Files and Quick Search: Switch /excl on "Fast Tag Search" did not
      work yet when searching all drives ("This PC"). Fixed.

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

:!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and might contain fresh bugs. You have been warned.
It's a good idea to backup your complete XYplorer settings (menu File | Settings Special | Backup Application Data Folder...)
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 24 Feb 2018 13:47

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v18.70.0105 - 2018-02-24 13:46
    * Configuration | Tabs | Maximum number of tabs: If set to 1 (which means
      you really don't like tabs) you won't get any message prompts anymore when
      another tab is supposed to be opened. Everything will just go into the
      current tab without asking questions.
      So that's a cool way now to turn off the whole Tabs feature.
    ! Preview: Depending on the app associated with PDFs and other Office files
      you could have problems opening such a file by double click when the
      Preview tab was open, because the Preview tab stole the second click.
      Fixed. You now get a tiny delay before an Office is previewed by
      mouse-select; during this delay the app waits whether the single click
      will eventually turn into a double click.
      FYI, the same was already implemented for PDFs only in v9.80.0014 -
      2010-12-07 14:20.
    ! Junction Target: There was some regression that bugged showing relative
      junction targets and mount point targets in File Info Tips and the
      Junction Target column. Since 2017-10-08 and 2017-11-15. Fixed.

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

:!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and might contain fresh bugs. You have been warned.
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before running a new BETA version. This will also help in fixing any fresh bugs.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 26 Feb 2018 11:17

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v18.70.0106 - 2018-02-26 11:16
    + Configuration | Preview | Thumbnails: Added option "Include local disks"
      to the caching section. By default enabled, this option lets you exclude
      local disks from caching which can be quite useful when operating XYplorer
      from a removable media (e.g. USB stick) on an alien host system.
      Note that when you untick both "Include local disks" and "Include
      removable media" you will effectively get no caching at all.
    % Folder Size Caching: Optimized reading and writing of the Folder Size
      Cache at startup and shutdown. Now it's only read at startup when caching
      is enabled (Configuration | Tree and List | List | Cache folder sizes),
      and only written at shutdown when it is dirty.
      This will notably speed up startup and shutdown when your Folder Size
      Cache is large.
    ! Breadcrumb Bars | Hamburger: Was not centered in all screen resolutions.
      Fixed.
    ! Breadcrumb Bars | Hamburger: Did not move 1 pixel down on press. Fixed.
    ! Hoverbox: Box height too large for files with longish names. Fixed.

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

:!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and might contain fresh bugs. You have been warned.
It's a good idea to backup your complete XYplorer settings (menu File | Settings Special | Backup Application Data Folder...)
before running a new BETA version. This will also help in fixing any fresh bugs.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 27 Feb 2018 17:26

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v18.70.0107 - 2018-02-27 17:24
    + Menu File: Added command "Open Throw Away Clone". Opens a clone of the
      current XYplorer instance (as saved on disk) in read-only mode. You can
      use such an instance for quick in-between jobs that should not affect your
      main XYplorer configuration.
      Remarks:
      - The clone configuration is read from the configuration files on disk,
        not from XYplorer's current unsaved state in memory.
      - Exception: The clone always opens in the current path (even if that's
        not the start path written on disk).
      - Tip: To open a clone of the exact current state of the main instance use
        command "Save Settings" right before using "Open Throw Away Clone".
      - The command lets you open as many clones as you like.
      - [READONLY] in shown in the window title bar of a clone.
    + SC self enhanced: Added switch to return the full path of the 
      included script file (if any) containing this command.
      Syntax: self(info)
        info:
          inc = Full path of the included script file (if any) containing this
                command.
      Example:
        echo self("inc"); //this line should be in included script file
      Remarks:
      - The command handles multiple nested includes with grace.
      - To make this work it was necessary to insert pseudo commands into the
        script code (in memory) that mark the beginning ("included_begin") and
        the ending ("included_end") of included code, together with the included
        file name.
        You will see those pseudo commands in the Step Mode dialog; might be
        even helpful in debugging.
    * Help | List All Commands...: Now the last filter is remembered between
      calls.
    ! Folder Size Caching: The tweak CacheFolderSizesExclude excluded specific
      locations from being read from the cache, but not from being written to
      the cache. Ouch. Fixed.
    ! Preview: Since v18.50.0005 - 2017-10-09 17:54 some Office formats could
      not be previewed anymore. Fixed.
    * MLS: Internally updated to version 8.98.
      > TRANSLATORS: Please wait until Reference_8.98.lng is uploaded.
        You will be notified if you have subscribed to this thread:
        https://www.xyplorer.com/xyfc/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=9648
    - View | Caches: Removed command "Refresh Environment Variables" (#505).
      Reason: It never worked.

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

:!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and might contain fresh bugs. You have been warned.
It's a good idea to backup your complete XYplorer settings (menu File | Settings Special | Backup Application Data Folder...)
before running a new BETA version. This will also help in fixing any fresh bugs.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 27 Feb 2018 21:21

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v18.70.0108 - 2018-02-27 21:20
    - SC self: The "inc" argument and the way it was meant to be fed with data
      did not work out in all situations. At the moment I don't see another way.
      Hence unfortunately it had to be removed.
    ! Scripting: Crazy issues with scripts using the "include" command (since
      v18.70.0107 - 2018-02-27 17:24). Fixed by the above removal.

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

:!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and might contain fresh bugs. You have been warned.
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before running a new BETA version. This will also help in fixing any fresh bugs.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 28 Feb 2018 16:58

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v18.70.0109 - 2018-02-28 16:57
    + Command Line Switches: New switch /feed. Back story: In v10.40.0115 -
      2011-10-25 14:22 the /flg=2 switch was introduced:
          Now you can feed a script into an existing instance of XYplorer without
          changing the location or tabs of that instance. Simply pass the new switch
          /flg=2 in the command line, for example:
            E:\XY\XYplorer\XYplorer.exe /script="::msg 'Hi!';" /flg=2
      To simplify the syntax a new switch /feed has been added that combines
      /script and /flg=2. So the above example can now be written like this:
          E:\XY\XYplorer\XYplorer.exe /feed="::msg 'Hi!';"
      Remarks:
      - Of course, the old way will continue to work as well.   
      - If you use both /script and /feed then /feed will overwrite /script.
    % Show Folder Sizes: Now, if Autosize Columns is enabled, the Size column is
      autosized on-the-fly while folder sizes are being calculated.
    * Paper Folders: Now Paper Folders are auto-refreshed when they are in the
      selected tab in the (open or closed) inactive pane (which is the only
      situation where they don't auto-refresh anyway). So any changes in file
      data (size, dates...) or related color filters will be visible right away
      without pressing F5 first.
      Tip: Auto-refresh should be enabled to capture all events.

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

:!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and might contain fresh bugs. You have been warned.
It's a good idea to backup your complete XYplorer settings (menu File | Settings Special | Backup Application Data Folder...)
before running a new BETA version. This will also help in fixing any fresh bugs.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 01 Mar 2018 12:52

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v18.70.0110 - 2018-03-01 12:51
    + Configuration | Colors and Styles | Styles: Added option "Vertical grid
      lines in details view". Tick it to have vertical grid lines in the Details
      view in all tabs on each pane.
      Remarks:
      - The color is controlled by the value in Configuration | Colors | List |
        Grid.
      - The setting is independent of the horizontal grid (Tools | Customize List
        | Show Grid).
      - The vertical grid is painted on top of any other stuff in the list.
    + Customize Toolbar | Options | Show Button Captions: Added an additional
      submenu "Number of Caption Lines" where you can choose from 1 to 4 lines.
      Note: Multiple caption lines have been already available as tweak
      ToolbarCaptionLines. Now you have it in the GUI and there is some
      additional optimization built in: The more lines you use the less
      horizontal space is taken by the button. So the whole lines business is
      starting to make some sense.
    + Scripting got a new command.
      Name: RefreshList
      Action: Refreshes the list on any of the panes.
      Syntax: refreshlist [pane="a"]
        pane:
          a = [default] active pane
          i = inactive pane
          1 = pane 1
          2 = pane 2
      Examples:
        refreshlist;      //refresh active pane
        refreshlist "i";  //refresh inactive pane
    ! Paper Folders: Paper Folders were not yet auto-refreshed on changes in
      Labels, Tags, or Comments. Fixed.
    ! Environment Variables: Was still listening to WM_SETTINGCHANGE. Removed.
    ! MP3 Preview: Did not read the "Track" value ID3v2 correctly if larger than
      255. Fixed.
      Also this works correctly now if "Track" is larger than 255:
        echo "<prop #mp3.track>";

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

:!: 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

Postby admin » 02 Mar 2018 10:42

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v18.70.0111 - 2018-03-02 10:41
    + Configuration | Colors and Styles: Created new page "More Colors". It
      contains color-related stuff previously on the "Styles" page, and some new
      stuff. The "Styles" page couldn't hold all of it anymore.
    + Configuration | Colors and Styles | More Colors: Added new color options
      under the heading "Selections in focused controls (XYplorer Classic Style
      only)". Here you can customize the text and background color of selected
      items in focused controls. This has been frequently wished and the time
      was ripe to make it a reality. Offers you a break from the age-old
      white-on-blue, without messing with the Windows system-wide color
      settings. Think total control and portable too.
      Notes:
      - The selection color of Edit controls (incl. the Address Bar and other
        dropdowns) is out of my reach and continues to be controlled by the
        Windows system-wide color settings.
    * Configuration | Colors and Styles | More Colors | Selections in non-focused controls:
      Removed the separation between Tree and List. Instead raised the tweak to
      customize the text color to the GUI.
      OLD:
        Use   Current Tree Folder
        Use   Selected List Items
      NEW:
        Use   Selection Text
              Selection Background
    * Custom Columns: Now columns with trigger "Click" give a subtle visual
      feedback when being clicked: The white-on-green arrow button in the column
      turns a little darker while the triggered job is processed. A 100 msecs
      delay had to be added else the effect would be too fast to be visible.
    ! Vertical Grid Lines: Fixed some minor drawing glitches.

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

:!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and might contain fresh bugs. You have been warned.
It's a good idea to backup your complete XYplorer settings (menu File | Settings Special | Backup Application Data Folder...)
before running a new BETA version. This will also help in fixing any fresh bugs.


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