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Re: 5.50.0001 Toolbar context menus — brilliant!

Posted: 18 Dec 2006 13:48
by admin
zridling wrote:Although I don't use the toolbar at all in XYplorer, adding context menus to various buttons is something I would have never thought of in a thousand years. Just the changes to the Hotlist toolbar button alone is brilliant in its efficiency and creative thinking. Thanks man!
Actually it was jacky's idea -- and, yes, it is brilliant! :D

Posted: 18 Dec 2006 15:25
by lukescammell
I completely agree, but if I may, could there be one more addition?

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    + Toolbar: added special context menus to the toolbar buttons "Cut",
      "Copy", and "Paste", featuring all 3 commands plus "Paste
      Special..." in each of them. Just making your life a bit easier once
Make a Paste Sepcial button as well? I'm quite happy using the keyboard for cut, copy and paste, but I don't know a shortcut for paste special so...

Happy New Year!

Posted: 02 Jan 2007 12:23
by Chris Wood
Happy New Year all! It's been a while, and as usual when I get back, XYplorer has some great new features, speedups, bugfixes and clarity fixes. Don, you're a legend.

Actually I'm still looking back through the version history, the last version I got was 5.00.0044 so it's taking a while! Anyway here are my favourite new features (that I found so far):
  1. Toolbar buttons: Calculate folder sizes, Show/Hide hidden items, Toggle Details/Thumbnails view
  2. Largest icons used for thumbnail view
  3. MouseDownBlowUp improvements (esp. quick-select left-click)
  4. Rename with unselected extension
  5. Check existence of subfolders for tree nodes
  6. >128x128 thumbnail options
  7. Visual filters
  8. "Current tab" submenu in View menu (much easier to understand now, though I'm still confused about some things being in View instead of Configuration)
  9. Home zones
  10. Toolbar context menus
  11. My application load time has gone down from 2s to 1.5s
  12. Color filters
  13. Outlook drop
  14. Select Focused File Type
  15. F7 rewrite
  16. Super-fast thumbnail creation (great for small thumbnails)
XYplorer must by now be officially the Explorer-program with THE most features!

5.50.0006 batch rename: Holy moly

Posted: 03 Jan 2007 14:24
by zridling
The Batch Rename feature in this version that lets you do nothing to rename files numerically with any size pad (00,000,0000...) you choose leaves me speechless. Hey, and its keyboard shortcut — SHIFT+F2 — is right there. Wow. And the full screen preview with black background is pretty cool, too.

Posted: 11 Jan 2007 11:12
by lukescammell
As I rename and link to individual files a lot the features added in 5.50.0005 are amazing time savers. Thanks Don! All I need now is to be able to use these *everywhere* else in Windows. Any chance of a shell extension? ;)

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v5.50.0005 - 01.01.07 12:47
    + List View's Rename edit box:
      - Now Up/Down keys unselect any selection inside the edit box by a
        single keystroke without moving the caret one position to the
        left or right.
        This is useful for example when the selection is set to the base
        excluding the extension (to do this, check Configuration |
        Advanced | Exclude extension on rename).
        Note that using the Up key will move the caret to the left end
        of the selection, using the Down key will move it to the right
        end. Another nice control plus.
      - Now Ctrl+A does select all contents.

Posted: 27 Jan 2007 15:15
by admin
There's a couple of features that needed quite some talking by you hardcore users to finally soften me up and make me add them. And some of these turned out to be so good that I don't want to live without them anymore! Like:

Color Filters!
Locked tabs!
Default tab!

Vital stuff! Thanks for kicking me! :D

Posted: 27 Jan 2007 17:24
by surrender
I tried to switch off my color filters just to see what its like. Hell, it freaked me!! Thats one thing i cannot live without.

Thanks Don!! XY rocks.

Posted: 28 Jan 2007 03:35
by zridling
5.60.00 —
The new outlined white background for Plus/Minus icons in the tree are perfect. I didn't think that could be improved, but once again Don's eye for elegant, understated design comes through. Love it.


Posted: 03 Feb 2007 20:59
by zridling
drag'n'drop files onto catalog items that point to executables

Are you kidding me? Holy crap, and just when I thought XYplorer couldn't make things any easier or faster. Fantastic feature, thanks Don!

Posted: 30 Mar 2007 00:00
by Chris Wood
Oh, a great new feature! Open on click - I use it to launch Explorer folders so I can see folder thumbnails :/

Yeah color filters rock.

Posted: 12 Apr 2007 13:12
by ugus
Wow! - the new sorting algo really have speeded up XYplorer. (even more...) :P

Posted: 12 Apr 2007 13:57
by surrender
Great!! 8) Thanks for CKS. I expected you will release it tomorrow (friday the 13th) :twisted:. Looks awesome ... starting to play around now.

Posted: 12 Apr 2007 14:02
by lukescammell
ugus wrote:Wow! - the new sorting algo really have speeded up XYplorer. (even more...) :P
Amen brother. My downloads directory at home (lots of crap as I don't sort through it very often) and my PDF directory at work each have a lot of files in them that used to cause XY to think for a few seconds while it sorted them to date ordered, now it's as near as instant as I can tell. Thanks Don ;)

Now just to get those damned right click menus to show up on the correct screen when you have XY on your 2ndary monitor...

Posted: 12 Apr 2007 15:47
by Chris Wood
New sorting algorithm = total awesomeness

5.80.0018 -- Cool!

Posted: 12 Apr 2007 16:05
by zridling
Wow, the keyboard shortcuts dialog is very nice, very big (I can read the options without having to scroll left-to-right!), and easy to work with. I presume the keyboard shortcuts will be saved within the INI file? If not, and they are saved to a separate file, it'd be great to add that option to the dialog, too.

Also, the revised sort algorithm is noticeable. XYplorer works perfectly so far in Vista x64, and while fast, when sorting a list of 14,000+ photos, it reordered the files quickly after deleting, moving, and renaming a 1,000 files at a time. Like I said: Wow!