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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 15 Nov 2018 16:14

Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version:

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v19.30.0028 - 2018-11-15 16:12
    + Hover Box: Now you can get a Zip Contents Preview in the Hover Box also 
      for the 7z format (7-Zip), and many other archive formats that are 
      supported by 7-Zip.
      XYplorer tries to find the needed helper file "7z.exe" automatically in 
      the usual locations (e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\7-Zip\7z.exe). So if 
      you are reasonably lucky it should just work.
      If the preview fails you can tweak the location, for example:
        ZipPath7zip=C:\My Crazy Path To 7-Zip\7z.exe
      Notes:
      - Supported archive formats (extensions):
          001.7z.arj.bz2.bzip2.cab.gz.gzip.iso.rar.tar.wim.xz
        Note that also RAR is supported, so you will get a RAR preview even if 
        WinRAR isn't present on your system.
      - Obviously 7-Zip has to be installed on your system (a portable 
        installation might suffice).
      - Unicode characters in the packed items are shown as "_". Unfortunately 
        7z.exe does not seem to support listing those characters.
      - The summary file size is provided (top level, no recursion).
    * Hover Box on RAR: Now it shows the summary file size (top level, no 
      recursion).
    > Hover Box on RAR Files: Note empty folders are now correctly recognized as 
      folders.
    ! Hover Box on Text Files: Did not support a remembered codepage. Fixed.
    ! MDBU on Text Files: Did not support a remembered codepage. 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

Post by admin » 15 Nov 2018 20:28

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v19.30.0029 - 2018-11-15 20:27
    + Text Preview: Raised tweak TextPreviewCodePageRemember to UI. Now you find 
      the toggle "Remember Selected Code Page" in the orange button menu on the 
      Preview tab on the Info Panel (F12) while a text file is being previewed.
    ! Floating Preview: Did not immediately support a remembered codepage. Fixed.
    ! Hover Box on 7z: Would not work prior to having hovered a RAR file once. 
      Fixed.
    ! Hover Box on Archives: Did not automatically find UnRAR.exe and 7z.exe in 
      32-bit Windows. 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

Post by admin » 16 Nov 2018 13:40

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v19.30.0030 - 2018-11-16 13:38
    + Hover Box on Archives: The automatically retrieved paths for "7z.exe" and 
      "UnRAR.exe" are now stored in the INI in a portable manner, eg:
        ZipPathUnRAR=%ProgramFiles(x86)%\WinRAR\UnRAR.exe
      If you tweak those values you now can use XY variables, eg:
        ZipPath7zip=<xypath>\7-Zip\7z.exe
      Note that if the path found in the INI does not exist XYplorer will try to 
      automatically retrieve an existing path and update the INI value if 
      successful.
    > Upgraders: You need to manually reset your paths in the INI if you want 
      the new portable storage.
        ZipPathUnRAR=
        ZipPath7zip=
    + Hover Box on 7z: Added formats deb.rpm.tgz.vhd, so now we have:
      - Supported archive formats (extensions):
          001.7z.arj.bz2.bzip2.cab.deb.gz.gzip.iso.rar.rpm.tar.tgz.vhd.wim.xz
    * Hover Box on Archives: You cannot view archives where the filenames are 
      encrypted. In this case you now get a message: "Cannot view encrypted 
      archive."
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

Post by admin » 16 Nov 2018 21:47

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v19.30.0031 - 2018-11-16 21:46
    + Hover Box on 7z: Added more formats (for me personally ISO is a cool 
      addition), now we have:
        001.7z.arj.bz.bz2.bzip2.cab.deb.gz.gzip.img.iso.lha.lzh.ova.
        rar.rpm.tar.taz.tbz.tbz2.tgz.tz.vhd.wim.wmz.wsz.xz.yfs.z.zip.zipx
      What actually works depends on the power of your 7-zip version.
      If anything is missing you can add it to this tweak:
        ArchivePreviewCustomExtensions=bim.bam.bum
    * Hover Box on Archives: There is no reliable way (across all versions of 
      UnRAR and 7z) to determine why an archive cannot be opened. Therefore I 
      changed the message from "Cannot view encrypted archive." to "Cannot open 
      archive."
    ! MLS: A handful of translations (rarely surfacing, mostly concerning 
      "aliases") have been missing ever since. Will be fixed with the next 
      translation release.
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

Post by admin » 17 Nov 2018 19:03

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v19.30.0032 - 2018-11-17 19:02
    + Hover Box on Archives: Relative path syntax is supported now. Relative 
      paths are resolved relative to <xypath> (that's where XYplorer.exe is).
    * Hover Box on Archives: Once the INI value (ZipPathUnRAR, ZipPath7zip) is 
      written it will not be auto-changed anymore. This alters the behavior 
      announced in v19.30.0030.
    + SC zip_list, zip_list2: Now they support the services of UnRAR.exe and 
      7z.exe if present and support all archive formats supported by them.
    ! SC zip_list, zip_list2: Did not work anymore on Zip files since recently. 
      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

Post by admin » 19 Nov 2018 11:29

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v19.30.0033 - 2018-11-19 11:28
    * Configuration | Information | File Info Tips | Show Hover Box | Select 
      Item Types...: Renamed "Zip Files" to "Archive Files".
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

Post by admin » 19 Nov 2018 18:34

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v19.30.0034 - 2018-11-19 18:33
    * Updated the help file.
    ! Hover Box on Archives: Would not preview RAR files in a WinRAR=No, 
      7Zip=Yes situation (although 7Zip can do it). 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

Post by admin » 19 Nov 2018 21:52

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v19.30.0035 - 2018-11-19 21:51
    ! Custom Toolbar Buttons: Images from non-ICO sources were drawn in a low 
      quality when scaled. 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

Post by admin » 20 Nov 2018 12:51

Summary of the latest XYplorer Official Release.

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v19.40.0000 - 2018-11-20 12:00
    = NEW OFFICIAL RELEASE. Main developments since last release:
  +++ Archive Contents Preview. Now you can preview the contents of archives 
      just by hovering the file icon. No clicks required. Works for ZIP and, if 
      WinRAR and/or 7-Zip is installed, for RAR, TAR, GZ, 7Z, and many other 
      archive formats.
  +++ Live Filter Box. Now you can choose the position of the Live Filter Box. 
      Either it is shown right of the Address Bar, or in the left end of the 
      Status Bar.
  +++ Hover Box Icon. Now you can toggle the visibility of the file icon in the 
      status section of the Hover Box: Simply press key "I".
  +++ Hover Box Status. Now you can cycle the amount of information shown in the 
      status section of the Hover Box: Simply press key "S".
  +++ Compilation Soundtrack. Compiled to the music of Khruangbin.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 22 Nov 2018 19:13

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v19.40.0001 - 2018-11-22 19:12
    + Scripting got a new command.
      Name: EditConf
      Action: Displays a configuration file as editable list of lines.
      Syntax: editconf [file], [flags]
        file: Full path to the configuration file to edit.
              Defaults to XYplorer's main INI file (usually XYplorer.ini).
        flags: (bit field)
          1 = After OK-ing automatically restart XYplorer without saving. This 
              will apply the changes you made. Of course, this only makes sense 
              if you have been editing XYplorer.ini.
      Remarks:
        - In Lines Mode you cannot add or remove any lines, but just modify the 
          existing ones. The Edit button or key F2 will go into line-wise edit 
          mode.
        - You can switch to Editor Mode by cliking the "Editor Mode" button at 
          the bottom left of the window, or by pressing key F6. Then you have 
          all liberties and all responsabilities... good luck!
        - If you OK the list the file is immediately rewritten with the new data 
          without further questions.
        - Note that if you are editing XYplorer.ini then saving the file alone 
          will not change anything in the configuration you are currently seeing 
          (which is all in memory, not on disk).
          To actually apply your changes you have to call "Restart without 
          Saving". You can automate this by passing flag 1.
        - Using this command you can actually edit any file in this line-by-line 
          fashion. You have to know what you are doing, of course...
          WARNING: If you think editing binary files using this command is a 
          good idea... no, it's not! Limit yourself to text files...
        - Even if you don't plan to edit anything this new command serves as a 
          nice file viewer since you can filter the list!
        - Finally a civilized way to access tweaks. It will even get better when 
          I add it to GUI, and add a preset-filter argument to the SC.
      Examples:
        editconf;     //edit XYplorer.ini, no auto-restart
        editconf , 1; //edit XYplorer.ini, auto-restart
        editconf "<xypath>\Startup.ini"; //have a look at this file, maybe edit it
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

Post by admin » 23 Nov 2018 16:53

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v19.40.0002 - 2018-11-23 16:51
    * SC editconf: Completely redesigned the syntax, i.e. update your scripts 
      from yesterday!
      Syntax: editconf [flags], [filter], [file]
        flags: (bit field)
            1 = Before reading the file, the current configuration (usually 
                XYplorer.ini) is saved.
                That way you ensure that the file you are about to edit represents 
                the current state of the app.
            2 = Before reading the file, all settings are saved (including the 
                configuration file, so this includes flag 1).
                That way you ensure that the file you are about to edit represents 
                the current state of the app. And, if you later "restart without 
                saving" the app is in the same state as now (apart from your edits).
            4 = After OK-ing automatically restart XYplorer without saving. This 
                will apply the changes you made. Of course, this only makes sense 
                if you have been editing XYplorer.ini.
        filter: Preset the filter.
                Allows you to focus particular lines in the file right away.
        file:   Full path to the configuration file to edit.
                Defaults to this XYplorer's main INI file (usually XYplorer.ini).
      Examples:
        editconf;       //edit XYplorer.ini, no auto-restart
        editconf 1;     //edit XYplorer.ini, save config
        editconf 1 + 4; //edit XYplorer.ini, save config + auto-restart
        editconf , , "<xypath>\Startup.ini"; //edit this file
        editconf 4
        editconf , "ZipPath7zip=*";   //filter and preselect this line in XYplorer.ini
        editconf 5, "ZipPath7zip=*";  //save XYplorer.ini; filter and preselect this line; auto-restart
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

Post by admin » 24 Nov 2018 15:34

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v19.40.0003 - 2018-11-24 15:33
    + Live Filter Box: Added a tweak to hide the Live Filter Box when pressing 
      ESC while in "Redirect typing to Live Filter Box" mode.
        LiveFilterHideOnEsc=1
      This was hard-coded to 1 before, but the new factory default is to NOT hide 
      the box. Reasons:
      - It's a bit strange to hide controls by ESC.
      - Since the LFB can be (and is by default) positioned right of the Address 
        Bar, it's not as disruptive anymore as it was before when it was down in 
        the Status Bar. So now it can peacefully stay visible all the time.
      Note that when "Configuration | Find and Filter | Filters & Type Ahead 
      Find | Type Ahead Find | Redirect typing to Live Filter Box" is UN-ticked 
      the LFB will never hide on ESC, no matter the tweak.
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

Post by admin » 25 Nov 2018 17:32

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v19.40.0004 - 2018-11-25 17:29
    + Hover Box on Images: Now you can scale the size of the image shown in the 
      Hover Box. While the Hover Box is visible press these keys:
        "Numpad Add"      = Increase size by 10 pixels
        "Numpad Subtract" = Decrease size by 10 pixels
      Notes:
      - The size defines both sides of the bounding rect, so it's a square.
      - The initial factory default is 500 pixels (on 100% screen resolution).
      - The minimum allowed size is 100.
      - The maximum allowed size is 80% of the workspace height.
      - The Status Bar informs you about the size you have set.
      - The size is remembered across sessions.
    * Hover Box: Improved the placement logic. Now the HB will never appear 
      above the hover item but always below and then grow upwards as necessary.
    ! Hover Box: Could not hide the Hover Box by ESC when the Live Filter Box 
      was visible and "Redirect typing to Live Filter Box" was ON. Fixed.
    * Configuration | General | Tree and List | Tree | Auto-optimize tree: From 
      now on the behavior is radical by factory default (fresh installs only, 
      for upgraders nothing changes), i.e. you get an optimized tree on each 
      location change.
      If you don't like it you can tweak it away:
        AutoOptimizeTreeRadical=0
    ! SC editconf: Items longer than about 3600 characters were not fully 
      displayed in the list. You also could not rename them in a civilized way 
      because the Windows edit box cannot handle single lines so long (which is 
      pretty lame for 2018 IMO).
      Fixed as good as possible: Display for such long items is better now (you 
      see the first 3600 characters), and for renaming (= editing) them you now 
      get a popup dialog with a multiline edit box instead of the inline box.
    > Tip: If you want to test the above the MiniTreePaths key is a likely 
      candidate (> 3600 characters):
        editconf , "MiniTreePaths=*";
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

Post by admin » 26 Nov 2018 10:26

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v19.40.0005 - 2018-11-26 10:25
    + New Tweaks: Both had been hard-coded to ON before. Now they can be 
      tweaked, and one of them is now OFF by default.
      These are the factory defaults (also for upgraders):
        NoFindOnStartup=1         ;set to 1 to never start with a search
        NoBranchViewOnStartup=0   ;set to 1 to never start with a Branch View
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

Post by admin » 26 Nov 2018 12:03

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v19.40.0006 - 2018-11-26 12:02
    + SC tab: Now you can pass LNK files as new location (when the target is a 
      folder). The new tab will be opened at the LNK target. Example:
        tab("new", "C:\Shortcuts\ProgramData.lnk");
    * Hover Box: Now the *exact* bytes are shown in the status section.
    * Updated the help file.
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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