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robertoleonardo
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Looped File List

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Hi - so I could've sworn that a year or two ago, I had my XYPlorer settings such that if I was using the arrow keys to move through a list of files, once I got to the bottom of the list, hitting the down arrow with that last file selected would take me back to the top of the list. It no longer does that, and I cannot for the life of me find any settings to make that behavior occur again. The "jump to top of list" related setting(s) seems to be for a different behavior.

(1) Am I totally making up this vague recollection of the above-described behavior? This is entirely possible but I swear that's how it worked for a time.
(2) If not, can someone please point me toward the right settings i need to tweak to re-enable it?

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Serial rename switches over on reaching the start / end but I'm unaware that this works for normal cursor movement as well...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qj8t999izrh7l ... e.exe?dl=0

AHK compiled, should do what you're asking for. At least it does it here...

One caveat: If you are in serial rename mode it will exit it when you switch from first to last / vice versa item via cursor up / down...
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robertoleonardo wrote: 17 Jun 2021 20:00 Hi - so I could've sworn that a year or two ago, I had my XYPlorer settings such that if I was using the arrow keys to move through a list of files, once I got to the bottom of the list, hitting the down arrow with that last file selected would take me back to the top of the list. It no longer does that...
It still does it here. And there is no way to turn it off.
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In a fresh instance? Not here...
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Sure, right of the box. We are talking about serial rename with UP and DOWN keys, right?
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No. It's about item selection via up / down arrow. Reach the last item, one more cursor down = first item; reach the first item, one more cursor up = last item
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Gosh, I should read posts before replying... :whistle:
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So, to reply to the top post: No, this has never been possible this side of your dreams. Do you know any file manager that can do this? Just curious.
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sorry everyone! didn't realize i didn't have email notifications on for replies. appreciate the feedback. I suspect what i am remembering is the serial rename - i do a lot of renaming so i'm sure that is what stuck in my memory and got distorted. and confirmed - that still works.

but yes, what i was (mis)remembering and hoping was possible was just normal movement through the list--not renaming--with arrow keys. not possible, it seems - oh well.

And as to the last post - nope, i'm not aware of any file managers that do.

appreciate it, all!

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Well, it would be easy to add. But I wonder how many would use it. I also wonder how this feature is officially called.
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So to make sure I know what you're talking about - If I'm using down arrow key and I reach the end of the list, the next hit of the down arrow goes to the 1st file in the list. If I'm on the first file in the list, the next hit of the up arrow key takes you to the last file in the list. So essentially you'd have to program that next hit of the arrow key to do exactly what the home and end key does which sounds like it might be useful to quickly get to the beginning or end of the file listing when using the arrow keys (LTL - loop the list).
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I would not enable such behaviour.
Example:
I switch on the preview pane and the list is sorted by special criteria.
I don't want to come back to the top just by one cursor down to much.
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I would not use it either. My keyboard has Home and End for this.
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Obviously if done it would have to be optional. I'm not the requestor, but no problem for me either way. :whistle:
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Re: Looped File List

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Yea, the home/end keys are perfectly fine stand ins. And understand others' concern.

I see the new topindex function - i will fool around when i have time and perhaps can figure something out if i care enough. but you are all right - its a very special use-case and i can certainly understand why many wouldn't use it.

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