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v21.60.0008 - 2021-03-22 11:07
    + Configuration | Other | Shell Integration | 64-bit Windows | Use 64-bit 
      preview handlers for preview: Now the version of the installed .NET 
      Framework is checked on startup. It has to be at least v4.0.30319 for the 
      64-bit preview to work.
      There is a new tweak that allows you to skip this check:
        Preview64SkipVersionCheck=1
      Might be useful when Microsoft suddenly changes the .NET version 
      specification in unforeseeable ways.
    + Toolbar | Paper Folders | Allow Zombies: Mouse Up Show Down did not work 
      yet for "This PC" and "Network" items. Now it does.
    + Configuration | Preview | Thumbnails | Thumbnail widths and heights: The 
      dropdown boxes now fully drop, no need to scroll.
    * Configuration | Preview | Thumbnails | Show film strip overlay on video 
      thumbnails: Now very small sprockets are drawn for very small thumbs.
    * Configuration | Preview | Thumbnails | Show file icon on thumbnail: Now 
      it's only done for thumbs 32x32 and larger.
    * Configuration | Preview | Thumbnails | Show dimensions of original image 
      on thumbnail: Now it's only done for thumbs 32x32 and larger.
    ! Info Panel | Properties; Status Bar: The exact bytes for small files in 
      the 1000-1023 byte size range were not shown anymore since 20190917. 
      Fixed.
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v21.60.0009 - 2021-03-23 13:21
    - List: It turned out that the Windows message WM_TIMECHANGE is sent out 
      quite often without any time zone or DST change happening (Windows bug?)! 
      Each time it happens a refresh is performed of both panes. Not good! Hence 
      this change (v17.40.0212 - 2017-01-18 22:07) has been undone now:
      + Time Zone Changes: Now XY automatically adjusts the displayed filetimes 
        on-the-fly to a newly selected time zone. No restart necessary.
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v21.60.0010 - 2021-03-23 21:26
    ! Preview: A previewed PDF file was not always completely unlocked after 
      closing the preview. Fixed.
To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

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v21.60.0011 - 2021-03-24 10:54
    ! Configuration | Tabs and Panes | Tabs | Show 'New Tab' button: Button 
      could be shortly visible in certain situations even if unticked. Fixed.
    ! Preview: A previewed PDF file was not always completely unlocked after 
      closing the preview. Fix #2.
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v21.60.0100 - 2021-03-24 20:00
    = MAINTENANCE RELEASE.
  +++ Minor bug fixes and enhancements.
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v21.60.0101 - 2021-03-25 11:58
  +++ Configuration | Find and Filter | Find Files & Branch View | Branch View | 
      Default branch view type: Added new Branch View type "Files and non-empty 
      folders". Here any folders that contain nothing or only empty folders (or, 
      in case of a search, do not contain any files that match the search) are 
      not listed in the Branch View. Gives you a much cleaner view which is much 
      more useful in most real world scenarios probably.
      The switch for this view is /flatnoempty.
      Examples:
        ? /flatnoempty
        ?*.jpg /flatnoempty
      Reminder: You can quickly switch between the now four different Branch 
      View types via the right-click menu of the "Branch View" toolbar button.
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v21.60.0102 - 2021-03-25 22:29
    % Configuration | Preview | Preview | Audio/Video preview: Increased the 
      resolution of the loop timer on "Play Again".
    - Removed the FindMixedSortPerLevel tweak (v10.50.0027 - 2011-11-17 20:47). 
      The tiny speed gain was not worth 300 lines of code.
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v21.60.0103 - 2021-03-26 12:38
    + Configuration | Tabs and Panes | Tabs: Added option "Remember tree scroll 
      position per tab". Does what it says and is as cool as it sounds.
      Notes:
      - Applies to switching between tabs and also between panes.
      - Works across sessions and also within tabsets.
      - It's possible now to have the current node out of view after opening 
        a tab which can be very good thing.
      - This setting overrules "Configuration | General | Tree and List | Tree | 
        Scroll selected folder to the top" when switching between tabs or panes.
      - It just remembers the scroll position, not the whole tree. So when the 
        tree changes between tab openings you might end up in a different place 
        than before.
    % Configuration | Preview | Preview | Audio/Video preview: Increased the 
      resolution of the loop timer on "Play Again" even further for near 
      seamless looping.
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v21.60.0104 - 2021-03-26 13:56
    ! Configuration | Tabs and Panes | Tabs | Remember tree scroll position per 
      tab: Did not work correctly when implicitly opening a new tab by changing 
      locations in a locked tab. Fixed.
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v21.60.0105 - 2021-03-26 20:25
    ! Find Files and Quick Search: Since v21.50.0141 - 2021-03-12 18:27 escaping 
      [ and ] with \ did not work anymore as expected. Fixed. Now all of these 
      patterns match items containing "[abc]", regardless of the setting of 
      "Configuration | Find and Filter | Find Files & Branch View | Find Files | 
      Enable extended pattern matching":
        \[abc\]
        \[abc]
        [abc\]
      Whereas [abc] matches all items containing "a", "b", or "c" if "Enable 
      extended pattern matching" in ON, and all items containing "[abc]" if 
      "Enable extended pattern matching" is OFF.
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v21.60.0110 - 2021-03-27 16:03
    + Configuration | Colors and Styles | Color Filters: Now you can apply Color 
      Filters of type "prop" to the Tree. Before, they were only applicable to 
      the List.
      To apply a Color Filter of type "prop" to the Tree you have to prefix the 
      control selector "T:" to the pattern (or the new control selector "B:", 
      see Notes and Examples).
      Now, most Properties don't have so much use in the Tree, but there is one 
      that is quite interesting:
        T:prop:#empty:2
      This lets you color code empty folders in the tree which is quite a cool
      usability gain.
      
      Notes:
        - Of course, these options have to be ticked:
          - Configuration | Colors and Styles | Color Filters | Enable color filters
          - Configuration | Colors and Styles | Color Filters | Apply color filters to the Tree
        - It's limited to normal folders at the moment. No drives, or other 
          non-straightforward folders.
        - Also no UNC paths (unavailable network paths could slow this down 
          unbearably).
        - If Auto-Refresh is enabled the folder coloring state should 
          auto-update when the empty-state changes.
        - With other Color Filters the new control selector "B:" is not 
          necessary since the absence of any control selector does the same: 
          Both Tree and List. With Color Filters of type "prop", however, the 
          absence of any control selector defaults to "List only" (for 
          historical reasons, and because it's what you want most of the times).
          
      Examples:
        Pattern             Scope               Remarks
        ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        prop:#empty:2       List only
        T:prop:#empty:2     Tree only           (was ignored in earler versions!)
        L:prop:#empty:2     List only
        B:prop:#empty:2     Both Tree and List  (new control selector!)
      
    % Find Files: Tiny speed increase of about 1%. The more recursed folders the 
      more the increase.
    ! Configuration | Colors and Styles | Styles | Line spacing: Since 
      v21.60.0005 - 2021-03-20 14:01 the factory default line spacing was too 
      tight. Fixed.
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v21.60.0112 - 2021-03-27 16:03
    ! Configuration | Colors and Styles | Color Filters | Draw background colors 
      in distinctive shapes: Drew the wrong shape on "prop:" Color Filters in 
      the Tree. Fixed.
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v21.60.0113 - 2021-03-28 16:16
    + Configuration | Colors and Styles | Color Filters: Added optional 
      switches. Append the switches to the end of the pattern (but before any       
      comment), separated by |. Switches can control the look of the color 
      coding on a per-filter level. Each switch is represented by a single 
      letter (case-sensitive). The sequence of the letters has no significance.
      Switches:
        s = Draw background colors in distinctive shapes
        w = Draw background colors as wide as the column
        f = Draw background colors as frame (unfilled rectangle)
      Notes:
        - With "f" it is recommendable to leave the text color undefined (click 
          the "Clear" button) when you like to switch between dark and light mode.
        - I might not add this to the official documention, or even remove it 
          again. It's currently in experimental stage.
      Example for Configuration | Colors and Styles | Color Filters:
        B:prop:#empty:2|swf     //shape, wide, frame
      Example for Tools | List Management | Color Filters...:
        len:>=260|f //overlong items>,DF2076    //frame, text color undefined
    + Quick Audio Preview (Configuration | Preview | Mouse Down Blow Up | Mouse 
      Down on Thumbnails and Icons | Audio preview): Now tight seamless looping 
      of wave files (*.WAV), aka Tight Wave Loops, is supported.
      How to enable the feature:
      - ATM only implemented as a tweak (soon also in GUI):
        MDBUaudioLoopTightWave=1
      Looks:
      - The Status Bar tells you the exact length of the looping file (down to 
        the milliseconds) and the filename.
        Abuse of the "sync" icon (bight find a better one later).
        No live progress, no pausing.
      Functionality:
      - On left mouse down: Loop goes on until mouse button is released.
      - On right mouse down: Loop goes on until stopped.
        Necessary preconditions: Tick these options:
        - Configuration | Preview | Mouse Down Blow Up | Mouse Down on Thumbnails and Icons | On right mouse down
        - Configuration | Preview | Mouse Down Blow Up | Mouse Down on Thumbnails and Icons | Stay up
        How to stop an ongoing Tight Wave Loop:
        - Click icon of the playing file
        - Press ESC
        - Start another Quick Audio Preview
    ! Find Files and Quick Search: Since 20210312 a RegExp pattern matching full 
      path (eg: >\)\\AltRip$ /P) did not match as it should anymore. Fixed.
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v21.60.0114 - 2021-03-28 18:30
    % Audio Props: Ultra-exact audio length determination for WAV files. You 
      won't see it though because it's later rounded to milliseconds. :)
    ! List: Right-aligned columns came out4 pixels wider than necessary each on 
      autosize columns when their header was wider than their contents. Fixed.
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v21.60.0115 - 2021-03-28 21:20
    + Configuration | Preview | Mouse Down Blow Up | Mouse Down on Thumbnails 
      and Icons: Added option "Seamless wave looping". Tick to play WAV files in 
      a special way that allows perfect seamless looping. No progress feedback, 
      no pausing, but perfect audio.
      Tweak MDBUaudioLoopTightWave (v21.60.0113) is hereby raised to GUI.
    % Configuration | Preview | Preview | Audio/Video preview: Further and 
      greatly improved seamless looping of all audio files (not only WAV) on 
      "Play Again".
      Note: This is about standard looping. Has nothing to do with "Seamless 
      Wave Looping" and is not as perfect, but pretty close now.
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