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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 25 Oct 2015 14:31

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v15.80.0108 - 2015-10-25 14:30
    * Dual Pane: Removed the tweaks to customize the colors of the Line Numbers 
      column of the inactive pane:
        clrLineNumTextInactive=9211020
        clrLineNumBackInactive=15856113
      From now on these colors are automatically calculated based on the color 
      of the inactive pane.
    + SC end enhanced: Added argument to define a line breaker; defaults to <br>.
      Syntax: end condition, [message], [scope=0], [linebreaker="<br>"]
        linebreaker:  Any character sequence to be replaced by a line break.
                      Defaults to "<br>".
                      Pass "" to prevent any replacing. 
      Example:
        end True, "Bye!<br><br>Yours, Don"; msg "Still here!";      
    + Configuration | Tabs | Show 'Tab List' button: Added tweak to control the 
      position of the button.
        TabShowListButtonPos=0    flexible  (default)
        TabShowListButtonPos=1    left
        TabShowListButtonPos=2    right
    % Thumbnails: Now the transparency grid is shown with the new extra fast 
      algorithm from v15.80.0107.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 26 Oct 2015 13:53

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v15.80.0112 - 2015-10-26 13:52
    ! Configuration | Shell Integration | Default File Manager | XYplorer in 
      shell context menu: The current value of this setting was not retrieved 
      anymore from the registry since v15.70.0001 (2015-08-31). Same for 
      Configuration | Shell Integration | Default File Manager | XYplorer is 
      default file manager. So the checkboxes were never ticked on opening the 
      Configuration dialog. Both fixed.
    ! Trial Version: Welcome screen graphics did not render well in custom DPI 
      modes. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 26 Oct 2015 18:15

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v15.80.0200 - 2015-10-26 18:00
    = MAINTENANCE RELEASE.
  +++ Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

v15.80.0113 - 2015-10-26 17:28 - unpublished
    ! List: Auto-sizing columns in Tiles mode in a Drives view could truncate 
      parts of the tiles data. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 27 Oct 2015 18:53

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v15.80.0201 - 2015-10-27 18:53
    + Scripting got a new function.
      Name: ControlPosition
      Action: Returns the position and dimensions of a control.
      Syntax: controlposition(control, [flags])
        control: The control to investigate.
                 Use same Control Short Form as returned by SC ControlAtPos.
                 It's case-insensitive (A==a).
        flags:
          0: Position is relative to screen.
          1: Position is relative to XYplorer.
        return: A string of format "X|Y|Width|Height" (no quotes; values in pixels).
          If the control is invisible, then nothing is returned.
      Remarks:
        - The Catalog scrollbar ("ScrollY C") is currently not supported.
        - Instead an additional "control" is supported: "XY" itself.
      Examples:
        echo controlposition("T");  //position and dimensions of the Tree, relative to screen
        echo controlposition("T", 1);  //position and dimensions of the Tree, relative to XY
        echo controlposition("XY");  //position and dimensions of XYplorer, relative to screen
    ! Search In List: Tags DB only searches did not work yet correctly with SIL. 
      Now they do. For example, this pattern through the Address Bar will return 
      all items among the currently selected items that are found in the tags DB:
        +?tags:*
    ! Start Up: List styles could turn out completely nuked (all unticked) on 
      partial installations (XYplorer.ini = Yes, pane.ini = No). No icons shown 
      in the list etc. Fixed. Now factory default list styles are used on 
      partial installations.
    ! List: Right-clicking an item while the list was being refreshed could lead 
      to popping the white space context menu instead of the items context menu. 
      Fixed. Now, in such a case no menu is shown instead.
    ! Toolbar: The commands "Manage Global Visual Filters..." and "Manage Global 
      Power Filters..." in both Global Visual Filter button's right-click menu 
      were not triggered when the MRU list contained in that menu surpassed a 
      certain length. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 28 Oct 2015 15:52

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v15.80.0203 - 2015-10-28 15:48
  %%% Configuration | Thumbnails | Quality: Added a new "High Speed" mode which 
      is about 3 to 5 times faster than the fastest mode before ("Fast" mode). 
      This makes XYplorer the fastest thumbnail generator we know.
      - "High Speed" needs Windows Vista or later. On XP, it will internally 
        fall back to the "Fast" mode.
      - "High Speed" currently cannot handle transparency in PNGs and GIFs. 
        Transparent areas will appear black. This may be fixed in a later 
        version.
    ! Configuration | Thumbnails | Show cached thumbnails only: Ticking it had 
      an effect also if "Configuration | Thumbnails | Cache thumbnails on disk" 
      was unticked, namely that no thumbnails at all were shown on browsing a 
      new folder. You had to actively "Refresh Thumbnails" to show them. Fixed. 
      Now if no thumbs cache is used, thumbnails are always shown independently 
      of the setting of "Show cached thumbnails only".
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 » 28 Oct 2015 21:44

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v15.80.0204 - 2015-10-28 21:41
    + Find Files and Quick Search: Added switch /excl=... by which you can 
      exclude the contents of certain paths from the search results. It's the 
      inline equivalent of the Excluded tab on the Find Files panel.      
      Notes:
      - Multiple paths can be stated, separated by | or ;.
      - The syntax of the paths is identical to the one used in the Excluded 
        tab. E.g. "Private" would match any path containing the string "Private" 
        at any position. "\Private\" would match any path containing a folder 
        named "Private" at any position. "E:\Test\Private" would exclude this 
        specific folder (and all its subfolders).
      - However, the "file:" prefix is not supported because of a potential 
        ambiguity in parsing.
      - Like with the Excluded tab, the excluded paths themselves are shown (if 
        they match the pattern), but not their contents.
      - If switch /excl is used then the Excluded tab is ignored.
      Examples:
      - This lists all JPGs in E:\Test\, excluding subfolder E:\Test\Private:
        E:\Test\?*.jpg /excl=E:\Test\Private
      - This lists all JPGs in the current path, excluding subfolders containing 
        the string "Private" or "Secret":
        ?*.jpg /excl=Private;Secret
      - This is a Branch View excluding the contents of certain paths (all 
        versions are equivalent):
        E:\Test\b\Pluto? /excl=Private;Secret /:flat
        E:\Test\b\Pluto? /excl=Private;Secret :flat
        E:\Test\b\Pluto? /excl=Private;Secret:flat
    * High Speed Thumbnails: Solved the transparency issue mentioned in 
      v15.80.0203.
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 » 29 Oct 2015 10:46

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v15.80.0205 - 2015-10-29 10:46
    + Find Files and Quick Search: Added switch /exclfile=... by which you can 
      exclude certain files from the search results. It's the inline equivalent 
      of excluding files via the Excluded tab on the Find Files panel (using the 
      "file:" prefix).
      Notes:
      - Syntax like /excl= switch.
      - Can be combined with the /excl= switch.
      Examples:
      - List all files beginning with a* but not PNGs and GIFs, in the current 
        path:
        ?a* /exclfile=*.png;*.gif
      - Same as above, but exclude everything with folders called "Private".
        ?a* /exclfile=*.png;*.gif /excl=\Private\
    + SC ControlPosition hanced: The Catalog scrollbar ("ScrollY C") is now 
      supported.
        echo ControlPosition("ScrollY C");
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 29 Oct 2015 20:36

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v15.80.0206 - 2015-10-29 20:35
    * Thumbnails: Experimentally a new algorithm is tried for the extraction of 
      non-image thumbnails (e.g. PDF). Currently only implemented for the "High 
      Speed" mode.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 30 Oct 2015 10:05

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v15.80.0207 - 2015-10-30 10:03
    % Thumbnails: The v15.80.0206 experiment worked. Now PDF and other non-image 
      formats will show Thumbnails, Preview, Floating Preview, and Mouse Down 
      Blow Up on more systems than before. And faster than before.
      The changes are implemented for all 4 thumbnail qualities.
      Note that this improvement needs Windows Vista or later.
    * MLS: Internally updated to version 8.68.
      > TRANSLATORS: Please wait until Reference_8.68.lng is uploaded.
        You will be notified if you have subscribed to this thread:
        http://www.xyplorer.com/xyfc/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=9648
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 30 Oct 2015 17:12

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v15.80.0208 - 2015-10-30 17:10
    + New variable <file filename>: The variable is resolved to the contents of 
      the file specified by the "filename" argument (resolved relative to the 
      Scripts path). If the file is not found or cannot be opened, the variable 
      is kept unresolved.
      This script, for example, shows the contents of the file exclude.txt:
        text <file exclude.txt>;
      This Quick Search line uses the <file filename> variable for defining the 
      excluded paths (BTW: /excl now supports CRLF as separator, but take care 
      not to mix separators in your switch):
        ?*.jpg /excl=<file exclude.txt>
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 31 Oct 2015 20:58

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v15.80.0209 - 2015-10-31 20:57
    + Photo: Variable <dateexif ...> now also works with RAW formats. This means 
      you now can use patterns like this in Batch Rename to get the EXIF date 
      into the names of your RAW photo files:
        Pluto-<dateexif yyyymmdd_DDD_hh-nn-ss>
    ! MLS: Two UI items were not translated anymore since a few days ago. My 
      fault. My fix.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 01 Nov 2015 17:15

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v15.80.0210 - 2015-11-01 17:15
    * Updated the help file.
    ! Sticky Selection: On Sticky Selection, drag and drop of multiple items 
      would lose the item right under the mouse (since 20150921). Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 02 Nov 2015 09:41

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v15.80.0211 - 2015-11-02 09:41
    ! List: URL drop from browser to list failed with eternal hang if the 
      resulting path length exceeded the 259 char limit. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 02 Nov 2015 21:09

Summary of the latest XYplorer Official Release.

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v15.90.0000 - 2015-11-02 12:00
    = NEW OFFICIAL RELEASE. Main developments since last release:
  +++ Thumbnails Speed. New "High Speed" mode generates thumbnails 3 to 5 times 
      faster than before.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 03 Nov 2015 19:11

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v15.90.0001 - 2015-11-03 19:10
    + Configuration | Tabs: Added field "New tab path". If you want to open new 
      tabs always in the same path then enter this path here. Leave the field 
      empty to always open new tabs at the current path.
      - Tip 1: You may enter "This PC" (or whatever your Computer node in the 
        Tree is called) to open new tabs at "This PC". The Browse button does 
        not support this value, so enter it by typing.
      - Tip 2: The field supports environment variables, so you can enter e.g. 
        this:
        %userprofile%\Desktop
      - Note: This field elevates the tweak StartPathNewTab from v7.70.0003 
        (2008-10-20 10:09) to the UI.
    + Photo: Added special support for Fujifilm JPEGs. Now in the Floating 
      Preview status bar you get the following extra information extracted from 
      the FUJIFILM maker notes embedded in the EXIF MakerNote tag:
      
        Tag Name          Caption in XY   Name in Camera (X100T)
        --------------------------------------------------------
        FilmMode          Film            Film Simulation
        HighlightTone     HTone           Highlight Tone
        ShadowTone        STone           Shadow Tone
        Color             Color           Color (Saturation)
        Sharpness         Sharp           Sharpness

      There is a bit of smartness built in to save space: If the value is "0" (= 
      "Normal") then the field is not displayed at all. The concerns HTone, 
      STone, Color, and Sharp. The Film field is always displayed.
      In files other than Fujifilm JPEGs nothing is displayed.
      
      Of course, this information is also accessible via Properties in Scripting 
      and Variables:
        echo property("#Image.Fuji.FilmMode");
        echo property("#Image.Fuji.HighlightTone");
        echo property("#Image.Fuji.ShadowTone");
        echo property("#Image.Fuji.Saturation");
        echo property("#Image.Fuji.Sharpness");
        
        echo <prop #Image.Fuji.FilmMode>;
        echo <prop #Image.Fuji.HighlightTone>;
        echo <prop #Image.Fuji.ShadowTone>;
        echo <prop #Image.Fuji.Saturation>;
        echo <prop #Image.Fuji.Sharpness>;

      Of course, you can also search by these properties:
        ?prop:#Image.Fuji.FilmMode: Classic*
      
      Or use them in a Color Filter:
        prop:#Image.Fuji.FilmMode: Classic*
      
      Or rename Fujifilm files via Batch Rename, e.g. append the Film Simulation:
        *-<prop #Image.Fuji.FilmMode>
      
      Or display them in a Custom Column of type Script:
        return property("#Image.Fuji.FilmMode", <cc_item>);
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