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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 03 Feb 2020 16:47

Change Log for the latest XYplorer BETA version:

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v20.70.0009 - 2020-02-03 16:46
    * Find Files Final Status: Changed the units and the numbers:
        OLD:  search done in 7,4 ms (scanned 36 items in 3 folders)
      The "3 folders" is the search location plus 2 subfolders. That's a bit 
      tricky already. But only a few users will immediately grasp that "36 items 
      in 3 folders" means there were 34 files.
        NEW:  search done in 7,4 ms (scanned 34 files and 2 folders)
      The new way clearly shows the number of files and folders checked against 
      the search criteria, excluding the search location itself (logical since 
      it is never checked against the search criteria and will never be listed 
      among the search results).
      If no folders are scanned then the "n folders" part is completely dropped.
    * Find Files Final Status: 1st Status Bar section after a Dupes search:
        OLD:  found: 30 dupes, 2 groups
        NEW:  found: 30 dupes in 2 groups
    ! Find Files Final Status: After an inverted Dupes search the 1st Status Bar 
      section showed utter nonsense. Fixed:    
        OLD:  found: 30 dupes, 2 groups
        NEW:  found: 30 non-dupes
    ! Folder View Settings: Starting the app when it was last closed with a 
      search could spread any current Folder View Settings to the default folder 
      view (i.e. to folders without any Folder View Settings). 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 » 04 Feb 2020 11:17

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v20.70.0010 - 2020-02-04 11:16
    + Special Properties: Added a new property for images, the "Image Hash". Of 
      course, it's now also available in XY variables as well as a Special 
      Property Column and as a Special Property in Custom Columns.
        
        Name              Example for Usage as Variable
        ----------------------------------------------------
        Image Hash        text "<prop #image.hash>";
      
      - The Special Property Column "Image Hash" can be used to sort images by 
        similarity. An interesting feature and hard to find elsewhere. Note that 
        unlike the common data hashes (MD5, SHA...) the "Image Hash" has an 
        iconic relation to the visible image (the pixels), which means similar 
        images have similar hashes. The sorting is done so that the sum of all 
        distances from one to the next is minimal, which was an interesting 
        thing to code.
      - Remember that scale, colors, brightness, and contrast are ignored by the 
        hash.
      - This is still work in progress, so you should not rely on the hash to 
        remain stable during the next weeks (so there is no point in saving it 
        anywhere, not yet).
      - This "Image Hash" is also what's used to find Image Dupes in Find 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.
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 » 04 Feb 2020 22:38

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v20.70.0011 - 2020-02-04 22:37
    > FYI: Note that Content dupes supersede Image dupes. If Content is ticked 
      then any check for Image dupes can be skipped for logical reasons:
        a)  If content differs we don't have to check for image since all Dupes 
            filters are AND-ed.
        b)  If content is same then image is same as well. No need to check.
    ! Column Image Hash: Switching from ascending to descending sort order was 
      not necessarily the expected perfect reversal. 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 » 06 Feb 2020 20:43

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v20.70.0012 - 2020-02-06 20:42
    + Toolbar | Details View (Toggle Details/Last View): Now the button tooltip 
      tells you which view you will get when you press it.
    ! Network Browsing: Bogus "Location Currently Not Available" message when 
      browsing admin shares on some systems. Tried a fix.
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 » 07 Feb 2020 15:35

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v20.70.0013 - 2020-02-07 15:35
    ! Network Browsing: Bogus "Location Currently Not Available" message when 
      browsing shares on some systems. Tried a fix. Now when "Configuration | 
      General | Safety Belts, Network | Network | Assume that servers are 
      available" is ticked then all UNC destinations (not just servers) are 
      trusted to exist.
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 Feb 2020 18:40

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v20.70.0014 - 2020-02-07 18:40
    ! Dark Mode: Changes in "Level of darkness (0 is darkest)" and "Text 
      contrast" were not immediately updated everywhere after closing the 
      Configuration dialog. Fixed.
    ! Hover Box: Would not list the contents of WinRAR archives if non-English 
      WinRAR was installed. 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 » 08 Feb 2020 15:33

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v20.70.0015 - 2020-02-08 15:32
    * Thumbnails: Now when you try to switch tab or pane while thumbnails are 
      being created the creation will be stopped and you have to repeat the 
      attempt to make it happen.
    ! Custom Copy: Maximizing the dialog lead to a crash. Fixed. Removed the 
      Maximize button.
    ! Custom Copy: Changes in the dialog size and position of the overwrite 
      prompt were not remembered anymore since 20190217. Fixed.
    * XYcopy: Updated to 2.10.0155.
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 » 08 Feb 2020 16:07

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v20.70.0016 - 2020-02-08 16:06
    ! Custom Copy: The dialog size and position fix in v20.70.0015 had a logical 
      error. Fixed again.
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 » 09 Feb 2020 18:23

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v20.70.0017 - 2020-02-09 18:22
    * Updated the help file.
    ! Scripting: A script was not parsed correctly when you used a radical 
      HEREDOC syntax and then had an include statement below it. Fixed.
    ! Tags: Under certain conditions getting folder sizes was unnecessarily 
      triggered when tagging a file. 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 » 10 Feb 2020 14:26

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v20.70.0018 - 2020-02-10 14:24
    + Live Filter Box: Added tweak to allow extended pattern matching: ! for 
      Boolean Not, and # for digits.
        VFExtendedPatternMatching=1
      You can escape the ! by putting a \ before it.
      Examples:
        sweet     match anything sweet
        !sweet    match anything not sweet
        \!sweet   match anything !sweet
      Remark:
        Later this setting will apply to Visual Filter and Live Filter (just 
        like Configuration | Find and Filter | Filters & Type Ahead Find | 
        Visual Filters | Ignore diacritics), hence the name 
        VFExtendedPatternMatching. For now, the tweak only applies to the Live 
        Filter, while the Visual Filter remains hard-coded to allow extended 
        pattern matching.
    * View | Refresh (F5): From now on the List only is refreshed when the focus 
      is in the list. Before, this command always refreshed Tree and List 
      regardless of the focus.
      To return to the old behavior you can use this tweak:
        RefreshListOnly=0
    ! Full Row Select: Clicking the green click-trigger buttons in Custom 
      Columns did not work, nor ticking checkboxes in Extra Columns. 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 » 10 Feb 2020 20:45

Summary of the latest XYplorer Official Release.

Direct Download: https://www.xyplorer.com/download/xyplorer_full.zip
Download Page: https://www.xyplorer.com/download.php
Release Notes: https://www.xyplorer.com/release.php

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v20.80.0000 - 2020-02-10 20:00
    = NEW OFFICIAL RELEASE. Main developments since last release:
  +++ Duplicate Image Finder. Now you can find image dupes, and fast. Quite 
      handy when sweeping your photo collection. You can even sort images by 
      visual similarity, an interesting feature and hard to find elsewhere.
  +++ Compilation Soundtrack. Compiled to the music of Skip James.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 11 Feb 2020 12:11

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v20.80.0001 - 2020-02-11 12:10
    ! Thumbnails: Since v20.70.0015 - 2020-02-08 15:32 thumbnail generation 
      could stop prematurely in certain contexts. 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

Post by admin » 11 Feb 2020 14:56

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v20.80.0002 - 2020-02-11 14:55
    ! Browsing: Certain Unicode (2 bytes per character) item names could become 
      hidden in Tree and List:
      - Byte 1: 2E, Byte 2: not 00, Length: 2 bytes
      - Byte 1: 2E, Byte 2: not 00, Byte 3: 2E, Byte 4: not 00, Length: 4 bytes
      - Byte 1: 2E, Byte 2:     00, Byte 3: 00, Byte 4: not 00, Length: >= 4 bytes
      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 » 12 Feb 2020 16:13

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v20.80.0003 - 2020-02-12 16:12
    % List: Now deleting items from long lists is *much* faster than before 
      because it does not involve refilling the whole list from scratch anymore. 
      Especially with slow columns (e.g. Image Hash) the difference will be very 
      notable.
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 » 13 Feb 2020 11:43

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v20.80.0004 - 2020-02-13 11:42
    ! Configuration | Find and Filter | Find Files & Branch View | Find Files | 
      Follow junctions: Did not check for circular junctions (junctions whose 
      target is a parent of the junction). Fixed. Now it does.
To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

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