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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 13 Sep 2019 10:32

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v20.40.0002 - 2019-09-13 10:31
    ! Edit | Select | Selection Filter...: Would not work for the Path column 
      when the filter pattern contained any backslashes. Fixed. For example:
        path:Home\Pictures
    ! Configuration | Colors and Styles | Color Filters | Draw background colors 
      as wide as the column: In List View and Small Icon View the Color Filter 
      was totally covered by the selection rect of the largest item in an 
      autosized column. Fixed. Now the Color Filters are 6 pixels wider than the 
      selection rect.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 13 Sep 2019 16:51

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v20.40.0003 - 2019-09-13 16:50
    + Custom Columns: Added variable <cc_item_ds> to return directories with a 
      trailing backslash (and files without). "ds" stands for "directories 
      slashed".
      - <cc_item>     = the item name with path; unslashed always
      - <cc_item_ds>  = the item name with path; directories slashed, files unslashed
    + SC savethumb: Now the input file can have any format that can be 
      previewed, e.g. WEBP. Before, the supported formats were limited to some 
      very common image formats.
    ! Floating Preview | Top-align if Vertically Cropped: Could not vertically 
      pan images when this setting was enabled. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 15 Sep 2019 11:53

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v20.40.0005 - 2019-09-15 11:52
    + SC load enhanced: Added a way to load files from an internal cache instead 
      of reading them from disk again and again. To use the cache pass the new 
      resource_type "fc".
      Syntax: load resource, [labels], [resource_type]
        resource_type:  f   = file (default)
                        fc  = file with caching
                        s   = script
      Remarks:
      - Only useful in scripts where the same resource file is loaded repeatedly.
      - Always the last loaded file contents are cached. So if you load the 
        same file again (with no other file loaded in between) the cache will be 
        used.
      - The cache does not survive between scripts.
      - You won't note much of a difference normally since the Windows disk read 
        cache is pretty effective. But in case you turned off that cache, or 
        your disk reading is slow for whatever other reason using the "fc" 
        setting will speed up your script immensely.
      Example:
        load 'dostuff.xys';         // without caching
        load 'dostuff.xys', , 'fc'; // with caching (if loaded previously)
    % Startup: Removed one procedure from the startup routine in normal window 
      state (not minimized, not maximized) that might have been superfluous all 
      the time, we'll see (the context here is very complex, but harmless: the 
      worst that could happen is that the initial layout is not 100% perfect).
      Speeds up startup a little (hardly measurable).
    ! Configuration | General | Sort and Rename | Sort | Sort method: On methods 
      Textual and Natural, secondary sorting with Ext column first and Size 
      column second did not work nicely on a bunch a files where the extensions 
      only differed in case, e.g. *.jpg and *.JPG. Fixed.
    ! Scripting: When repeatedly loading the same resource file containing user 
      functions, those functions were added to the internal function pool again 
      and again making it bigger and bigger and slower and slower. Fixed.
    % Scripting: While hunting the bug above I implemented various optimizations 
      that should speed up all scripts. Can't say how notable this will be in 
      each case though.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 16 Sep 2019 16:34

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v20.40.0006 - 2019-09-16 16:33
    + Scripting | Step Mode: In the "Stepping through a Script" dialog you now 
      can list all currently declared user functions. Right-click the 
      "Variables..." button to find the new command "Show User Functions" (U).
      Within the new "User Functions" dialog you can double-click any listed 
      function to show its code.
    * Scripting | Permanent Variables: Slightly redesigned the dialog.
    ! SC load: The new resource_type "fc" had an issue with subs. Fixed.
    * The following colors now can be set to pitch black (000000). Before, that 
      value was taken to mean "use the factory default value" so pitch black was 
      not available and users got understandably confused.
        Configuration | Colors and Styles | Colors | Locked Tree
        Configuration | Colors and Styles | Colors | Inactive Pane
        Configuration | Colors and Styles | Colors | Marked Text 1
        Configuration | Colors and Styles | Colors | Marked Text 2
        Configuration | Colors and Styles | Highlights & Dark Mode | Selection Background
        Configuration | Colors and Styles | Highlights & Dark Mode | Current Tree Path
        Configuration | Colors and Styles | Highlights & Dark Mode | Pins
    ! Configuration | Colors and Styles | Colors | Inactive Pane: Text "Inactive 
      Pane" was not readable when the backcolor got too dark. Fixed. Now the 
      text color smartly adjusts.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 17 Sep 2019 15:26

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v20.40.0007 - 2019-09-17 15:25
    * Tools | Customize List | Size Column Format | Flexible / Flexible (Rounded 
      Up): Now the displayed size jumps to next unit when there are more than 3 
      digits before the decimal-point (when >999, instead of >1023). This way 
      the Size column and some other places take less space without losing much 
      information.
      
          Before:          Now:
                 Size           Size
          -----------      ---------
              1,02 MB        1,02 MB
          1.016,35 KB        0,99 MB
          1.011,92 KB        0,99 MB
          1.008,41 KB        0,98 MB
            990,67 KB      990,67 KB

    ! Scripting: The new warning "A user function of the same name already 
      exists!" (silently added to v20.40.0006 yesterday) came up too often. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 18 Sep 2019 18:47

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v20.40.0008 - 2019-09-18 18:41
    + Configuration | Find and Filter | Filters & Type Ahead Find | Live Filter 
      Box: Added option "Auto-select first match". Tick it to auto-select the 
      first match.
      Note that this also works for Type Ahead Find with "Redirect typing to 
      Live Filter Box" enabled.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 18 Sep 2019 20:57

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v20.40.0009 - 2019-09-18 20:56
    ! Scripting: The fix (from v20.40.0005) concerning repeatedly loading the 
      same resource file needed some polishing. Polished.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 19 Sep 2019 15:31

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v20.40.0010 - 2019-09-19 15:30
    + Configuration | General | Menus, Mouse, Usability | Mouse: Added option 
      "Full name column select". Tick it to select an item in the file list not 
      only by clicking the icon or caption but the whole Name column. Works in 
      views Details, Details with Thumbnails, List, and Small Icons.
      Also the right-click and dbl-click will do what they normally do only on 
      the caption.
      Note that drag-select still can be initiated in List and Small Icons views 
      when you start it in the empty area of the Name column of a non-selected 
      item.
      This raises tweak ListFullNameSelect (v9.40.0001 - 2010-08-04 13:25) to GUI.
    * Configuration: Some reorganization was necessary.
      - Created a new page "Safety Belts, Network".
      - Moved section "Safety Belts" from "Menus, Mouse, Safety" to the new "Safety Belts, Network".
      - Moved section "Network" from "Controls and More" to the new "Safety Belts, Network".
      - Renamed "Menus, Mouse, Safety" to "Menus, Mouse, Usability".
      - Renamed "Controls and More" to "Controls & More".
    ! Scripting: The fix (from v20.40.0005) concerning repeatedly loading the 
      same resource file needed some more polishing. Polished again.
    * MLS: Internally updated to version 8.116.
      > TRANSLATORS: Please wait until Reference_8.116.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
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 21 Sep 2019 14:18

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v20.40.0011 - 2019-09-21 14:17
    * Configuration | General | Menus, Mouse, Usability | Mouse | Single click 
      on icon opens list items: Renamed it to "Single-click to open an item" 
      and made it work on the caption as well, so it's now identical to Explorer 
      in form and function. Quite a few users seems to like and use this 
      feature.
    + Configuration | General | Menus, Mouse, Usability: Added "On the icon only". 
      Tick it to have the single-click work only on the icon, not on the 
      caption. That way you can still select an item by clicking the caption.
      So here you can restore the old behavior of the now obsolete "Single click 
      on icon opens list items".
    * Configuration | General | Menus, Mouse, Usability | Mouse | Select list 
      items on hover: Renamed it to "Point to select" and made it work on the 
      caption as well, so it's now identical to Explorer in form and function.
    + Configuration | General | Menus, Mouse, Usability: Added "To the icon only". 
      Tick it to have "Point to select" work only on the icon, not on the 
      caption. That way you can still hover the caption without triggering 
      selection.
      So here you can restore the old behavior of the now obsolete "Select list 
      items on hover".
    * Configuration | General | Menus, Mouse, Usability | Mouse | Full name 
      column select: Now the effect is confined to left and middle click. That 
      way right-click on empty space will still trigger the empty space context 
      menu.
    * Configuration | General | Menus, Mouse, Usability | Mouse | Show tooltips: 
      Moved the option down to the Usability section.
    ! Factory Default Colors: The pitch black enhancement from v20.40.0006 did 
      not work well on a fresh start. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 22 Sep 2019 14:52

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v20.40.0012 - 2019-09-22 14:51
    * Go | Go to Previous Location: Now any selections, the scroll position, and 
      the focused position are restored also when the jump remains in the 
      current tab. Before, this only happened when changing tabs.
    * Tools | Customize List | Hide Extensions: Now the selection rect is only 
      as wide as the base name without the extension. Before, the invisibe 
      extension was included in the rect.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 23 Sep 2019 11:42

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v20.40.0013 - 2019-09-23 11:40
    + Added tweak to swap only the bases (= name without extension) when doing a 
      name swap (File | File Special | Swap Names):
        RenameSwapBaseOnly=1
      Not sure yet whether to leave it at that, or raise it to Configuration, or 
      make it a new menu command "Swap Bases".
    * Configuration | General | Sort and Rename | Rename: Renamed "Exclude 
      extension on rename" to "Exclude file extension from initial selection". 
      The previous caption was crap.
    % Start Up: Tried to avoid a rare startup hang by reducing the access to 
      icon resources while loading.
    ! Visual Filters: In combination with Locked Tree, Locked Tabs, and implied 
      tab changes the Visual Filter of a tab could get lost when it should 
      stick. Fixed.
    ! File | File Special | Swap Names: Undo/Redo did not work when both files 
      were in different locations. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 23 Sep 2019 19:52

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v20.40.0014 - 2019-09-23 19:51
    + Toolbar: Added button "Random Order" using a "5 dot dice" graphic. Same 
      function as View | Sort By | Random Order.
      If you are feeling lucky and bored at the same time you can pimp your file 
      browsing experience by shuffling your image, sound, or video collections. 
      Chaos is the mother of creativity, you know.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 24 Sep 2019 18:19

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v20.40.0015 - 2019-09-24 18:18
    + SC swapnames enhanced: Now you can control via an argument whether to swap 
      names or bases.
      Syntax: swapnames [bases]
                bases   0 = swap names
                        1 = swap bases
                        missing or empty: honor the setting of RenameSwapBaseOnly
      Examples:
        swapnames 0;  //swap names
        swapnames 1;  //swap bases
    * Recent Location Pins: Now the current path pin is drawn fatter than the 
      others.
    ! Custom Copy: When you intra-volume-moved files to a folder that contained 
      subfolders but no files, then you got a wrong "Not enough space on the 
      target drive." warning when those files were larger than the drives 
      available free space. Fixed. Under these circumstances no additional free 
      space is needed so the warning was bogus.
    * XYcopy: Updated to 2.10.0147.
    ! Swap Bases: Undo/Redo would not work across changes of the tweak. Fixed. 
      Now "Swap Names" and "Swap Bases" are treated as different actions.
    ! SC load: Could get confused when loading a raw script since 20190919. 
      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 » 25 Sep 2019 13:13

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v20.40.0016 - 2019-09-25 13:12
    * Scripting: Removed that "A user function of the same name already exists!" 
      error message (added in v20.40.0006 - 2019-09-16 16:33). The script is not 
      terminated anymore, and the function in question is silently ignored (any 
      previous function of the same name is not overwritten by it).
      Reason: The error message was probably poorly implemented. It came up too 
      often and destroyed working user scripts.
    ! Live Filter Box: With "Persistent live filters" OFF and "Cache search 
      results" ON you would get (apparently) live-filtered search results when 
      going back to a search result tab but nothing in the interface told you 
      that a Live Filter was in action. Reason: You were just seeing the cached 
      snapshot of those live-filtered search results. Fixed: Under these 
      conditions the Live Filter will persist now.
    ! Configuration | Find and Filter | Filters & Type Ahead Find | Live Filter 
      Box | Auto-select first match: Also did it when a Live Filter was removed. 
      Wrong. Fixed.
    ! SC load: Could get confused when loading a raw script since 20190919. 
      Fix #2.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 26 Sep 2019 17:28

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v20.40.0017 - 2019-09-26 17:27
    * File Move: Now when trying to move items into their own folder the 
      message "Cannot move an item into its own folder." is shown only if true 
      for *all* of the items. Otherwise (only *some* of the items):
      - On Custom Move the non-movable items are silently skipped and all others 
        are moved.
      - On Shell Move (Use Custom Copy = OFF) it's all left to be handled by 
        Windows (you will probably be prompted what to do).
    * Miscellaneous | Go To | Open Folder in Other Pane: When the focused item 
      is not selected then the command will open the currently listed folder in 
      the other pane. Had stopped working like this from 20190226.
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