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Re: Show off your Xyplorer!

Post by admin » 21 Sep 2013 08:48

You can toggle the main menu by Alt+Up.

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Re: Show off your Xyplorer!

Post by murdock01 » 02 Oct 2013 20:23

Here is my current config. I recently got rid of the tree. I do everything via the catalog or the address bar. Its been working very well. I wish the catalog could be moved around so I could have both full length so I opted to lose the tree.
Everything here is very dynamic. I carry this around on my USB so everything resolves to what ever computer I am on.
I have tons of things configured but this is what it looks like by default.
Enjoy.
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Re: Show off your Xyplorer!

Post by Filehero » 02 Oct 2013 20:51

murdock01 wrote:Enjoy. Shawn
It seems you've managed to get rid off the physical view completely and drive your file management solely based on 'metadata', cool. :ugeek:


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Re: Show off your Xyplorer!

Post by admin » 02 Oct 2013 20:58

Yes, and it got style. I would only bug me that the date columns are cropped. :P

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Re: Show off your Xyplorer!

Post by murdock01 » 03 Oct 2013 04:04

Thanks for the comments.
I have 2 details views - the one show is the 'clean' view - showing just enough basic info. I do size my columns so they are not cropped (it bugs me to) but when I go back and forth a couple of times the columns seem to resize. I am not sure why but it does not seem to bother me too much anymore - a quick autosize columns fixes it right up.

The color filters also help greatly. I have several that are triggered via keyboard shortcuts so I can quickly see files modified today or yesterday. I love the color filters. I almost dont even look at the actual modified value anymore. Maybe I should just turn it off. ?:)

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Re: Show off your Xyplorer!

Post by nerdweed » 03 Oct 2013 15:27

murdock01 wrote:I have 2 details views - the one show is the 'clean' view - showing just enough basic info.
2 details views - How? I have been bothering Don over separate default column settings for DP and SP.

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Re: Show off your Xyplorer!

Post by murdock01 » 03 Oct 2013 20:05

I have set several folder views based on folder names that use wildcard pattern matching. The clean view is my default. If I need to create a project folder or a document folder, I can call the folder something like "t_project1". The 't_' defines this folder view as a thumbnail view. In my views configuration I have "*\t_*" saved as a thumbnails view.
I can also define a details 2 view (*\d_*) as a view with lots of columns and stuff. When XY sees these pattern matches it shows the appropriate view.
Since I try "virtualize" my folders I don't see the actual folder names, these extra characters don't bother me to much but XY sees them as I move around the file system. Its not a great system but it works and I don't go crazy with different views all over the place.
Pattern matching against the file system is great. You just need to define the system and apply it to the folder structure.
Note. I cant get two actual separate view in on e folder. I guess I worded that badly. It would be kinda need to have some way to toggle on and off certain columns in the different views.

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Re: Show off your Xyplorer!

Post by murdock01 » 03 Oct 2013 21:13

Also, I do have keyboard shortcuts assigned to "show all columns" and "restore columns from default layout".
This works other than the "restore ..." does not restore the column widths.

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Re: Show off your Xyplorer!

Post by nerdweed » 04 Oct 2013 22:39

murdock01 wrote:I have set several folder views based on folder names that use wildcard pattern matching. The clean view is my default. If I need to create a project folder or a document folder, I can call the folder something like "t_project1". The 't_' defines this folder view as a thumbnail view. In my views configuration I have "*\t_*" saved as a thumbnails view.
I can also define a details 2 view (*\d_*) as a view with lots of columns and stuff. When XY sees these pattern matches it shows the appropriate view.
Since I try "virtualize" my folders I don't see the actual folder names, these extra characters don't bother me to much but XY sees them as I move around the file system. Its not a great system but it works and I don't go crazy with different views all over the place.
Pattern matching against the file system is great. You just need to define the system and apply it to the folder structure.
Note. I cant get two actual separate view in on e folder. I guess I worded that badly. It would be kinda need to have some way to toggle on and off certain columns in the different views.

Not something I was looking for. I had wished it here - http://www.xyplorer.com/xyfc/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=9830

Same folder would show different views in Single Pane and Dual Pane

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Re: Show off your Xyplorer!

Post by Filehero » 20 Oct 2013 22:08

Breadcrumbing with locked tree aka permanent drive list.
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edit: with the locked tree grey a bit lighter, the drive buttons removed and drive letters reassigned.
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Don't know what feels better yet.

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Re: Show off your Xyplorer!

Post by binocular222 » 22 Oct 2013 14:07

I'm obsessed with maximizing screen space and eye-strain reduction so here is my full screen:
- No Adressbar & No Tree(Breadcrum is enough, there's also a "Clean View" button in Calatog to toggle these 2 elements on/off)
- No Toolbar (Catalog is enough)
- No Titlebar (I use ahk to move the window off-screen)
- Tabs are iconized
- The below is Night Mode (There's also a script in Catalog to toggle to Light Mode instantly)
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My only concern here is how to change the color of column header. Looks like sh!t in Night Mode.
It seems to derived from Windows (Personalized > Windows color), but I cannot figure out how to change.
Maybe Don hard-coded it?
Any help?
I'm a casual coder using AHK language. All of my xys scripts:
http://www.xyplorer.com/xyfc/viewtopic. ... 243#p82488

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Re: Show off your Xyplorer!

Post by admin » 22 Oct 2013 16:10

Column headers are part of the current Windows theme.

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Re: Show off your Xyplorer!

Post by binocular222 » 22 Oct 2013 18:13

Oh, I found it. Windows Color > 3D object!
I'm a casual coder using AHK language. All of my xys scripts:
http://www.xyplorer.com/xyfc/viewtopic. ... 243#p82488

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Re: Show off your Xyplorer!

Post by armsys » 23 Oct 2013 08:44

Don't underestimate the importance of this thread.
By showing off the XY layouts of daily usages, we learn a great deal from each other the most efficient way to conduct our business.
I would wonder Don's actual XY layouts or workspaces.
Thanks for your generous sharing.

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Re: Show off your Xyplorer!

Post by armsys » 23 Oct 2013 08:55

murdock01 wrote:Here is my current config. Shawn
Shawn,
I'm confused by your XY layout. How come Item #14 & #15 are missing?
How could you split the screen into two?
The above shows the folders while showing .jpg below?
Is there any magical script involved?

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