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v21.10.0026 - 2020-09-30 14:52
    + Configuration | Colors and Styles | Styles: Added option "Autosize name 
      column right margin (0 = none)".
      I always disliked when on autosize the name column springs to a width far 
      beyond the window edge where I cannot see it anyway, and where I'm forced 
      to horizontally scroll the list to enable me to manually grab the column 
      separator to make it smaller again. What a drag!
      Here is the solution: Now you can define a minimal margin from the right 
      window edge. The name column will not go beyond this margin on autosize. 
      Especially in combination with "Truncate filenames in the middle" and 
      "Adaptive name column width" most of the times this will be just perfect 
      and make your life easier.
      FYI, I went for 160 so I can always see the Ext and the Size column.
    * Configuration | Colors and Styles | Styles: Reorganized the page a bit.
    % Thumbnails: On large folders (thousands of pictures) there could be a tiny 
      moment where you'd see the generic system icons before the cached 
      thumbnails were loaded. That's better now.
    ! Custom Columns: Trigger by Click only worked when "Configuration | 
      Information | Tags | Show tags in file list" was enabled, which is rubbish 
      of course. Fixed.
    ! Type Stats and Filter: Would treat symlinks as different types. Wrong, and 
      it lead to weirdness in the TSF popup menu. Fixed.
    ! Type Stats and Filter: Folder icon did not honor Custom File Icons. Fixed.
    * XY64: Updated to 1.0.0.20.
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v21.10.0027 - 2020-09-30 19:27
    ! Configuration | Preview | Previewed Formats | Add...: Did not auto-convert 
      input to lower case. Fixed.
    ! Configuration | Preview | Previewed Formats | Find...: Was not 
      case-insensitive. Fixed.
    ! Configuration | Colors and Styles | Styles | Adaptive name column width: 
      Another drawing glitch with narrow columns possible. Fixed.
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v21.10.0028 - 2020-10-01 12:25
    % Window drawing is much calmer and smoother now when moving splitters, 
      resizing the window, or changing the layout.
    ! Configuration | Colors and Styles | Styles | Columns | Adaptive name 
      column width: Yesterday's "Autosize name column right margin" had a small 
      bug that surfaced here. Fixed.
    ! Address Bar: Since v21.10.0020 it could crash when typing into it while 
      the "Address Bar & Go to" MRU was empty. Fixed.
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v21.10.0029 - 2020-10-01 19:16
    + Configuration | General | Menus, Mouse, Usability | Usability | Highlight 
      hovered items: Now the highlight adjust to the grid background color of 
      the hovered item if there is a grid.
    * Configuration | General | Menus, Mouse, Usability | Mouse | Middle-click 
      opens folder in new tab: From now on the tab is opened in the background 
      by default. Before, it was in the foreground. Reason: Background is the 
      expected standard.
    + Configuration | General | Menus, Mouse, Usability | Mouse: Added option 
      "Foreground tab" to allow opening a folder on Middle Click in a new 
      foreground tab.
    + Added tweak to reuse existing tabs when changing locations in whichever 
      way:
        TabReuseTabsRadical=1
      It supersedes the less radical UI setting "Configuration | Tabs and Panes 
      | Tabs | Reuse existing tabs when changing the location" which excludes 
      Tree, List and Breadcrumb.
    ! Tweak PopupMenusAtSelection: 64-bit menu could pop at a wrong place when 
      tweak was set to 0. Fixed.
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v21.10.0030 - 2020-10-02 12:11
    ! Network: A bogus "Location currently not available." was possible when 
      browsing to a UNC tree folder. Tried a fix.
    ! Catalog: Script items beginning with script marker "::" did not show icon 
      and caption anymore since toolbar buttons (beginning with ":") are 
      supported. Fixed.
    ! Quick Find Files: When turned on then Branch View would not work anymore 
      as expected (it would actually run a search instead of a Branch View). 
      Fixed.
    ! Configuration | Colors and Styles | Styles | Columns | Adaptive name 
      column width: Fixed some further glitches.
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v21.10.0031 - 2020-10-02 14:30
    ! 64-bit Preview: Weird errors on 64-bit-previewing PDFs when using Adobe as 
      PDF preview handler. Tried a fix.
    * XY64: Updated to 1.0.0.21.
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v21.10.0032 - 2020-10-03 11:22
    ! Tree: Since v21.10.0029 Shift+Click would not open a foreground tab 
      anymore when "Configuration | General | Menus, Mouse, Usability | Mouse | 
      Foreground tab" was off. Fixed. Of course this setting should only affect 
      the middle button.
    ! 64-bit Preview: Weird errors on exiting 64-bit PDF previews on some 
      systems. Tried a fix.
    * XY64: Updated to 1.0.0.22.
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v21.10.0033 - 2020-10-03 16:29
    + Added tweak to set a standard source pane for syncing and pop warning when 
      the currently active pane is different (the active paneh is always used as 
      the source pane for syncing). There are the 3 possible states:
      SyncStandardSourcePane=0     //no warnings
      SyncStandardSourcePane=1     //warn if source pane is pane 2
      SyncStandardSourcePane=2     //warn if source pane is pane 1
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v21.10.0034 - 2020-10-04 13:43
    + Status Bar: Added option "Show Exact Bytes in the Status Bar" to the 
      right-click menu of the Status Bar. Here you can toggle whether the exact 
      byte count is shown in parentheses additionally to the rounded byte count. 
      Factory default is ON (which was the hard-coded behavior ever since).
    * Floating Preview: When "Allow Custom Keyboard Shortcuts in Preview" was 
      enabled pressing Alt+F4 in the intention to close the Floating Preview 
      would actually close the app since Alt+F4 is a global Windows standard for 
      closing a window, and also the default key combo for this in XYplorer.
      Now this won't happen anymore. Neither when "Allow Custom Keyboard 
      Shortcuts in Preview" is enabled, nor when it is not enabled and the 
      Floating Preview window is in the background (unfocused) when you still 
      could erroneously try to close it by Alt+F4.
    > FYI, the standard keys to close the Floating Preview are F11 and ESC.
    * File | Exit: I noted that Alt+F4 would exit the app even when you 
      un-assigned Alt+F4 from "Exit" in XYplorer because Alt+F4 is a global 
      Windows standard for closing a window. Not anymore! Now Alt+F4 will not do 
      anything when you actively un-assigned it from "Exit".
    ! Drag And Drop: The dropped items were not selected in the target location 
      ("Select On Paste") when dragging started outside XYplorer. Fixed.
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v21.10.0035 - 2020-10-04 18:34
    + Configuration | General | Controls & More | Miscellaneous: Added option 
      "Copy paths to the clipboard with a trailing slash". Tick it copy paths 
      from Tree and List to the clipboard with a trailing slash. Untick it copy 
      paths from Tree and List to the clipboard without a trailing slash.
      Factory default it OFF.
    * Configuration | General | Controls & More | Miscellaneous | Address Bar 
      paths include trailing backslash: Renamed it to "Address Bar paths include 
      a trailing slash". Just for consistency.
    ! Configuration | Colors and Styles | Fonts | Main Contents: The "Bold" 
      property of a font was not performed in Catalog and Tabs.
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v21.10.0036 - 2020-10-05 12:26
    + Color Filters: Now, like elsewhere in XY, you can force an exact match by 
      wrapping your pattern in quotes. (Hell knows why this has not been added 
      before.) Examples:
        Pattern             Matches
        ----------------------------------------------------------------
        File-31.jpg         File-31.jpg, File-31.jpg.webp, MyFile-31.jpg
        "File-31.jpg"       File-31.jpg
        dir:"This Folder"   This Folder
        dir:This Folder     This Folder, This Folder 2, Whatthis Folder
        ----------------------------------------------------------------
    + Color Filters: Added a switch to assign a color filter to a folder and all 
      of its subfolders.
      The switch is "/r" (= recurse subfolders) and it has to be appended to the 
      pattern separated by a single space.
      Examples:
        Pattern        Auto-adjusted to   Match           No Match
        ----------------------------------------------------------------
        dir:"code"     *\code\            C:\code\        C:\code\sub\
        dir:"code" /r  *\code\*           C:\code\
                                          C:\code\sub\
      Notes:
      - As you see, the switch can be emulated like this (but only since today's 
        version thanks to some internal changes):
          dir:*\code\*
      - You could also use non-exact patterns (dir:code /r) for broader matching 
        (internally used pattern: *\*code*\*).
    ! List: Shift+Arrow selection did not work correctly right after some items 
      had been deleted because an internal flag was not reset. Fixed.
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v21.10.0037 - 2020-10-05 19:22
    + Small List with Checkboxes: Here's a new little power user trick. Press F8 
      in the list (or in the Filter Box if there is one) to filter the list by 
      the checked state of the items. It cycles three states:
        - Show only checked
        - Show only unchecked
        - Show all
    * Configuration | Colors and Styles | Color Filters: That list was about the 
      last list without line numbers. I added them now because their coloring 
      shows whether the list is filtered or not. And now it can be filtered by 
      F8 (see above).
    > Miscellaneous | File Operations | Open Selected Item(s) by Shell: This 
      non-GUI command (#1057) was not working anymore in newer versions of 
      Windows 8 and 10 because on a whim they changed the capitalization of 
      certain key words that were guaranteed to be lower case before. Fixed. In 
      case ENTER or DblClick does not open a file, you can try this alternative 
      now (again). Let me know if it makes a difference. In theory it should be 
      equivalent to opening the item(s) via the 32-bit context menu's "Open" 
      command.
    + Address Bar: Added command "Show Real Path" to the icon's right-click 
      menu. Tick it to always show the real path with drive letter in the Address 
      Bar and in the Find Files Location box, even if the tree is located in a 
      "virtual" (or "special") path like "Desktop".
      Note that the distinction between virtual path and real path is lost with 
      "Show Real Path" enabled and in certain contexts the tree will end up in 
      the real path when it normally would (or should) end up in the virtual 
      path.
    * Toolbar | List Management: Now the popup menu on left button down allows 
      selection of a menu item on left button up. Saves one click.
    ! Tools | List Management | Boxed Branches...: The actual boxed branch 
      colors were not shown anymore. Fixed.
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v21.10.0038 - 2020-10-06 11:54
    + Address Bar: Added command "Show Trailing Slash" to the icon's right-click 
      menu. Tick it to show the trailing backslash for paths in the Address Bar 
      box and in the Find Files Location box.
    * Configuration | General | Controls & More | Miscellaneous | Address Bar 
      paths include a trailing slash: Removed this option from Configuration. 
      Instead I added it to the Address Bar icon's right-click menu where it 
      belongs and is easily found. See above.
    + Address Bar: Added command "Open Files from Address Bar" to the icon's 
      right-click menu. Tick it to open a file via Address Bar right away 
      instead of browsing to its location. See v12.10.0003 - 2013-02-10 17:52 
      for details of this option.
    * Configuration | General | Controls & More | Miscellaneous | Open files 
      from Address Bar: Removed this option from Configuration. Instead I added 
      it to the Address Bar icon's right-click menu where it belongs and is 
      easily found. See above.
    - Configuration | General | Controls & More | Miscellaneous | Address Bar 
      relative to application path: Removed this option from UI. It's a crazy 
      behavior from the past that nobody in his right mind would ever use. I 
      leave it in as a tweak.
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v21.10.0039 -2020-10-06 17:34
    + Scripting: Now you can add a prefix to each command to modify its 
      behavior. Currently one prefix is implemented:
        e       = skip the big error debugging dialog
      The prefix is separated from the command by | (pipe). For example, when 
      you run this command in the drives listing:
        rename , '*-<datem yyyymmdd>';      //shows error dialog
        e|rename , '*-<datem yyyymmdd>';    //skips error dialog
    ! The Portable Openwith Menu showed the associated app of the *focused* item 
      if no items were selected in the list but it did not open it. Now it does.
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v21.10.0040 - 2020-10-07 12:43
    + SC tab enhanced: New operations "clone"/"cloneb" create a new 
      foreground/background clone of the current tab.
        tab("clone");
        tab("cloneb");
    ! Color Filters: The description of the new recursive switch syntax in 
      v21.10.0036 - 2020-10-05 12:26 was erroneous! Here is the correction:
      Added a switch to assign a color filter to a folder and all of its 
      subfolders.
      The switch is "/r" (= recurse subfolders) and it has to be appended to the 
      selector (including any scope suffix) separated by a single space.
      Examples:
        Pattern             Auto-adjusted to     Match           No Match
        -----------------------------------------------------------------------
        dir:"code"          *\code\              C:\code\        C:\code\sub\
        dir /r:"code"       *\code\*             C:\code\
                                                 C:\code\sub\
        name d /r:"code"    *\code\*             C:\code\
                                                 C:\code\sub\
      Notes:
      - As you see, the switch can be emulated like this (but only since today's 
        version thanks to some internal changes):
          dir:*\code\*
      - You could also use non-exact patterns (dir /r:code) for broader matching 
        (internally used pattern: *\*code*\*).
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