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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 25 Mar 2005 21:13

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0150, 25-mar-2005).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0150 - 25.03.05 20:57
  +++ Added Tabbed Browsing Lite. You'll find some new commands under menu 
      View/Browsing Tabs. You can have an unlimited number of tabs, hide 
      the tabs, and drag-drop stuff onto the tab headers. The tabs are 
      saved between sessions. However, currently tabs do not individually 
      remember things like sort order, scroll position or item 
      selections (some of this will change soon). The tab headers have a 
      right-click context menu. It's called "Lite" because the tabs 
      consume only very little memory resources.
    * It was necessary to redefine some keyboard shortcuts and add some 
      new ones:
        Ctrl+Tab:       cycle thru Browsing Tabs (forward)
        Ctrl+Shift+Tab: cycle thru Browsing Tabs (backward)
        Ctrl+F12:       [Show/Hide] Browsing Tabs
        Ctrl+T:         New Browsing Tab
        Ctrl+W:         Close current Browsing Tab
        Ctrl+F8:        [Show/Hide] Thumbnails
        Ctrl+Shift+N:   New Textfile
    ! AltGr+1, AltGr+2 etc. would work as shortcuts to select tabs in 
      the info panel which only Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2 etc. should do. Fixed.
    * List view hot-tracking (auto-scrolling of file list when dragging 
      an item near the upper or lower view margin) now happens only if 
      the cursor is over the Name column: better hot-tracking control.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 27 Mar 2005 12:58

Users of v3.60.0150: your non-current browsing tabs will have empty captions when you start v3.60.0152; simply select them and redefine their location.
Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0152, 27-mar-2005).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0152 - 27.03.05 12:50
    + Added command Repeat Last Find (Shift+F3) to menu Edit. Runs Find 
      Files at the last searched location using the current find settings.
    * Find Files, Name pattern: slight change to the conditions of 
      internal "auto-asterisking" (active when "Exact Match" is 
      unchecked).
      Before:
        *ab*, ab*, *ab, a*b remain unchanged
        ab  -> *ab*
      Now:
        *ab*, ab*, *ab      remain unchanged
        ab  -> *ab*
        a*b -> *a*b*
      Same with "?", e.g. a?b -> *a?b*, etc.
    * Keyboard shortcut Ctrl+F (Find Files) now always opens the Name 
      tab and sets input focus to the Name field.
    + Added keyboard shortcuts to navigate thru Find Files tabs:
      Ctrl+Shift+1 ... to ... Ctrl+Shift+6.
    + Browsing Tabs: headers coloring is now customizable 
      (Configutation/General).
    + Menu View/Browsing Tabs/Rename Tab...: now you can give the tabs 
      any name of your choice. Once a tab is named that name will stay 
      fixed when you change the current directory inside the tab. A tab 
      name can have any characters, even those that are illegal for 
      filenames. To un-name a tab rename it to nothing.
    + Now you can shift the browsing tabs' position:
      Ctrl+Shift+Left:  shift current tab to left
      Ctrl+Shift+Right: shift current tab to right

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 29 Mar 2005 14:56

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0154, 29-mar-2005).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0154 - 29.03.05 14:47
  +++ Added "Finding Tabs", a special type of browsing tabs.
      How to convert a normal browsing tab into a Finding Tab:
        - Fine-tune your find files settings and run a search.
        - Now customize the search result list to your likings
          (column width, sort order...).
        - Now click "View/Browsing Tabs.../Finding Tab..."
          and click OK.
      A Finding Tab has the following properties:
        - Find Files settings are individually remembered (also across 
          sessions).
        - When actively selected or on start-up on a Finding Tab the 
          search starts immediately. Passive selection happens when you 
          close a tab and another one is automatically selected: this does 
          not start a search.
        - A special icon shows that a tab is a Finding Tab.
        - You cannot drag anything into a Finding Tab.
      This means a very simple one-click-access to all the Find Files 
      routines you ever dreamt of. You can for example design yourself a 
      "find suite", a row of tabs with your recurrent find tasks just 
      one click away. Hey, with TrackerV3's ability to load specific 
      configurations (INI files) on start-up you can have thousands of 
      find suites!!
    + Browsing tabs now remember the following properties individually:
        - sorted column and sort direction
        - column order
        - column widths
        - focused file
      These settings are also remembered between sessions.
    + Browsing tabs now have icons and a clearer design with only the 
      selected tab having a bold face caption.
    + Now you can edit the fore and back colors of open and closed tabs.
    * Menu File/Rename Special/Remove Particular Characters... is now
      called "Search and Replace..."...
    + ... because I added the possibility to search & replace strings 
      (before, it was only chars and char lists). Search-string and 
      replace-string are separated by '/'. Examples:
        off/        = Remove all 'off'
        off/on      = Replace all 'off' with 'on'
    - Removed LaunchToFind (cf v3.60.0055): feature reduction!

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 30 Mar 2005 14:42

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0160, 30-mar-2005).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0160 - 30.03.05 14:39
    + Find Files, Name combo: now you can quickly jump to a previous 
      pattern by entering any substring of it. If exactly one entry 
      contains the substring (case-insensitive: A=a) the selection will 
      jump to that entry.
    + Browsing tabs now also remember the following property:
        - Thumbnails mode
    * Made the list view column headers flatter.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 01 Apr 2005 09:27

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0163, 01-apr-2005).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0163 - 01.04.05 09:25
    * Moved the fore/back buttons (history/Go) to where they belong: the 
      upper left corner of the app. The price of 48 pixels tab headers 
      space is worth it and is also won back down in the status bar's 
      right corner.
      In case you don't know: right-click the buttons to get the Go menu.
    * Find Files, Name/Location combos: auto-completion now sets in only 
      after you typed at least 2 chars.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 01 Apr 2005 11:22

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0164, 01-apr-2005).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0164 - 01.04.05 11:20
    ! Whoops - crashed when started after fresh install. I wonder how 
      many potential friends I lost in the last 3 days... ;)
      Fixed.

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Post by Gandolf » 01 Apr 2005 20:37

admin wrote:Moved the fore/back buttons (history/Go) to where they belong:
I don't use tabs because my paths are long and the filenames are the same in many directories, hence all tabs start and end the same. No point in naming them since they are frequently only used for a short time. As a result I've now lost the forward / backward buttons which I did use constantly!
Any chance of it going back where it was or even at the extreme right of the menu bar. No point in suggesting it goes on the toolbar, when you implement that, since I don't like toolbars either. (I'm just difficult!)

Dave.

P.S. Apologies for not being active in the forum recently - I'm waiting for a cataract operation so use of the computer is limited.

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Post by admin » 01 Apr 2005 20:54

hey Gandolf! More than once I thought where the hell is Gandolf? Good to hear from you.
If you are not a toolbar man, you are probably a keyboard man. ALT-LEFT and ALT-RIGHT are your friends. If not, you lost 24 pixels vertical space, and get a free excercise in brain gym: what was down right is now up left!

Don

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 04 Apr 2005 11:26

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v4.00.0004, 04-apr-2005).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v4.00.0004 - 04.04.05 11:14
  +++ Added a little toolbar containing the basic file operations (cut, 
      copy, paste, delete) and the back/fore arrows.
    + Menu Edit now has all the standard commands: cut, copy, paste.
      Contrary to prior versions of TrackerV3, all cut, copy, and paste 
      operations now use the clipboard. So now you can for example copy 
      by Ctrl+C and then paste by pressing the toolbar button, or Cut by 
      using menu Cut and then paste by Ctrl+V. Normal stuff.
    + Cut files (Ctrl+X) now show the nice ghosted effect in tree and list.
    + Tabs: now each tab remembers not only its column settings but also 
      the mode is was in when left (browse or find mode). So "Browsing 
      Tabs" can become "Finding Tabs" and vice versa on the fly.
      When you re-select a tab that was browsing last time:
        - tree will jump to that place and list will show the files.
        - Find Files settings do not change.
        - If a file was selected it will be reselected.
      When you re-select a tab that was finding last time:
        - tree will not change
        - the last find will run again exactly as before
          and list will show the results.
        - Find Files settings change according to the tab's previous 
          settings. 
        - If a file was selected it will be reselected.
    - The "Finding Tabs" as introduced in v3.60.0154 are gone for the 
      time being. They'll be replaced by something even better soon.
    - The bucket has been dropped (see v3.50.0074).
    * Oh yeah, today's the 4th day of the 4th month and now it's 
      TrackerV3 4.0! After more than 5 years of version 3 and all those 
      major and revolutionary new features and looks, it was high time for 
      the big "4". Dig it!
      However, we don't want to forget the long and successful version-
      3-era: the program title will remain "TrackerV3" and not change to 
      "TrackerV4", and I'm certainly not mad enough to change the domain 
      to trackerv4.com.
    
................... ver 3.60 ........................................................
v3.60.0166 - 02.04.05 18:51
   *% History functions (= menu Go) rewritten. Now also the future 
      history is remembered between sessions. As a side effect, speeded up 
      startup by some milliseconds.
    * Minimize/Maximize Panel (menu View) now toggles between minimal 
      and last user-selected size of the panel.

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Post by Chris Wood » 04 Apr 2005 23:29

Good idea getting rid of the bucket, and adding pretty cutting 8)

The remembering tabs are cool, but they don't remember scroll position :(

Version 4! Congrats!
test everything. hold on to the good.

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Post by admin » 05 Apr 2005 09:46

Chris Wood wrote:The remembering tabs are cool, but they don't remember scroll position :(
Yep, I'm working on that...

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 05 Apr 2005 16:12

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v4.00.0008, 05-apr-2005).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v4.00.0008 - 05.04.05 16:09
    + Toolbar: added "Up"-button: jump to one-level-up (parent) folder.
    + Tabs now remember the previous scroll position (also across 
      sessions).
    + Tabs now remember whether the last focused item was actually 
      selected or not (also across sessions).
    * Tabs redesigned once more and once better!
    * From now on the following hotkeys will only work when Tree or List 
      are focused:
        Ctrl+Shift+Left:  shift current tab to left
        Ctrl+Shift+Right: shift current tab to right
      Before there was a conflict with selecting words in a textfield by 
      Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right.      
    * Added a Colors tab to the configuration dialog: more space on the 
      General tab.
    - Double-clicking the splitters does not minimize/maximize them 
      anymore.
    - Dropped "Automatic File Find when Browsing" (under menu Tools). 
      The functionality might be reintroduced later, this time by tab.

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Post by Chris Wood » 06 Apr 2005 05:21

What *was* "Automatic File Find when Browsing"?
test everything. hold on to the good.

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Post by -529 » 06 Apr 2005 06:13

Version 4! YES! :D

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Post by admin » 06 Apr 2005 08:50

Chris Wood wrote:What *was* "Automatic File Find when Browsing"?
Check the help file...

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