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v26.00.0307 - 2024-06-04 10:56
    + Find Similar Images: Added a tweak to customize the tolerance values for the three 
      similarity levels. This is the default (high;medium;low):
        FsiSimilarityTolerance=1;7;14
    % Find Similar Images: Improved the algorithm. Now there are three different hash 
      methods, and you can tweak your choice (default is 0, you can try 1 and 2):
        FsiHashType=0
      It's too complex to explain what they do and how they differ. Just play around with 
      them to see what works best for you. And let me know.
      FYI, the default is now back to what it was before v26.00.0306 (hashes can vary in 
      length depending on the aspect ratio of the image), but there are changes in the 
      calculation of the Hamming distance which make HashType 0 stronger than it was before.
      Note that this tweak also affect the Find Files | Dupes search.
    * Info Panel | Find Files | Dupes | Tolerance: Now the range goes from 0 to 32. 
      Depending on the hash type you might need higher tolerance.
    ! Opening JPG/JPEG Files: There's a bug in Windows 10/11 that prevents JPG/JPEG files 
      from opening with a simple double-click. Worked around.
:info: To easily upgrade to this BETA version from XYplorer, hold down the CTRL key while you click Help | Online Support | Check for Updates. If you prefer to download the BETA version, choose one of these packages:
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:!!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and may contain new bugs. You have been warned. It's a good idea to backup your complete XYplorer settings (File | Settings Special | Backup Application Data Folder...) before running a new BETA. This will also help to fix any new bugs.

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v26.00.0308 - 2024-06-04 15:11
    % Find Similar Images: Solved some mysteries. Algorithm now works much better. 
      That's FsiHashType=0. The other hash types are probably not needed anymore.
:info: To easily upgrade to this BETA version from XYplorer, hold down the CTRL key while you click Help | Online Support | Check for Updates. If you prefer to download the BETA version, choose one of these packages:
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v26.00.0309 - 2024-06-04 21:04
    % Find Similar Images: Algorithm again improved to handle some edge cases like extreme 
      aspect ratios (needles).
    ! Opening JPG/JPEG Files: There's a bug in Windows 10/11 that prevents JPG/JPEG files 
      from opening with a simple double-click. Worked around #2.
:info: To easily upgrade to this BETA version from XYplorer, hold down the CTRL key while you click Help | Online Support | Check for Updates. If you prefer to download the BETA version, choose one of these packages:
(1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package (for manual unpacking).

:!!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and may contain new bugs. You have been warned. It's a good idea to backup your complete XYplorer settings (File | Settings Special | Backup Application Data Folder...) before running a new BETA. This will also help to fix any new bugs.

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v26.00.0310 - 2024-06-05 12:15
    + Find Similar Images and Find Files | Dupes: TGA images are now supported (even 
      natively, no codec required).
    - Removed tweak FsiHashType. Not needed anymore.
:info: To easily upgrade to this BETA version from XYplorer, hold down the CTRL key while you click Help | Online Support | Check for Updates. If you prefer to download the BETA version, choose one of these packages:
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:!!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and may contain new bugs. You have been warned. It's a good idea to backup your complete XYplorer settings (File | Settings Special | Backup Application Data Folder...) before running a new BETA. This will also help to fix any new bugs.

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v26.00.0311 - 2024-06-06 11:59
    + Toolbar | Find Similar Images: Added "Similarity Total" (aka Zero Tolerance) as 
      another option. The tolerance value here is fixed to 0 (can't tweak). Finds all 
      images that are pixel-identical to the reference image.
    ! Find Files | Name & Location | Selected Locations: If enabled, a selected file would 
      be treated as if it were a folder, and even added as a zombie subfolder to the 
      current folder in tree and breadcrumb (since 20240518, related to a change in Multi 
      Branch View). Fixed.
    ! Hover Box |  Zoom to Fit: Did not work with TIF/TIFF files. Fixed.
    ! Find Similar Images and Find Files | Dupes: Zero Tolerance did not work yet with 
      TGA. Fixed.
:info: To easily upgrade to this BETA version from XYplorer, hold down the CTRL key while you click Help | Online Support | Check for Updates. If you prefer to download the BETA version, choose one of these packages:
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:!!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and may contain new bugs. You have been warned. It's a good idea to backup your complete XYplorer settings (File | Settings Special | Backup Application Data Folder...) before running a new BETA. This will also help to fix any new bugs.

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v26.00.0312 - 2024-06-06 18:06
    * Toolbar | Find Similar Images: Slightly changed the captions in the context menu.
:info: To easily upgrade to this BETA version from XYplorer, hold down the CTRL key while you click Help | Online Support | Check for Updates. If you prefer to download the BETA version, choose one of these packages:
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v26.00.0313 - 2024-06-08 12:33
    * Info Panel | Find Files | Dupes | Tolerance: The range went back to 0 to 16. Higher 
      values are not necessary anymore.
    * Updated the help file.
    ! MLS: After a language switch the Find Now button did not work anymore. Fixed.
    ! ITT: Command Tools | Assign Missing Accelerators did not work with lists of items. 
      Fixed.
:info: To easily upgrade to this BETA version from XYplorer, hold down the CTRL key while you click Help | Online Support | Check for Updates. If you prefer to download the BETA version, choose one of these packages:
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:!!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and may contain new bugs. You have been warned. It's a good idea to backup your complete XYplorer settings (File | Settings Special | Backup Application Data Folder...) before running a new BETA. This will also help to fix any new bugs.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

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:off: Summary of the latest XYplorer Official Release.

Direct Download: https://www.xyplorer.com/download/xyplorer_full.zip
Download Page: https://www.xyplorer.com/download.php
Release Notes: https://www.xyplorer.com/release.php

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v26.10.0000 - 2024-06-10 18:00
    = NEW OFFICIAL RELEASE. Main developments since last release:
  +++ Find Similar Images. The "Find Similar Images" feature allows users to quickly find 
      images that are visually similar to the currently selected image. This includes 
      images that are similar to the image in the clipboard, such as an image copied from 
      a web page. The degree of similarity can be adjusted to suit the user's needs.
  +++ Many Other Improvements. See change log.
:info: To easily upgrade to this new version from XYplorer, click Help | Online Support | Check for Updates. If you prefer to download this new version, choose one of these packages: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package (for manual unpacking).

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v26.10.0001 - 2024-06-12 09:56
    * Updated the help file.
    ! List | Size Column: Statistically half of the files >= 2GB were displayed with one 
      KB too much on the hips in the "KB (rounded up)" format. Fixed.
:info: To easily upgrade to this BETA version from XYplorer, hold down the CTRL key while you click Help | Online Support | Check for Updates. If you prefer to download the BETA version, choose one of these packages:
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v26.10.0002 - 2024-06-12 18:06
    ! Tree and List: The scrollbar width was immune to customization by tweaking the 
      registry (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics\ScrollWidth).
      Fixed.
:info: To easily upgrade to this BETA version from XYplorer, hold down the CTRL key while you click Help | Online Support | Check for Updates. If you prefer to download the BETA version, choose one of these packages:
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v26.10.0004 - 2024-06-13 12:52
    + Quick Audio Preview: The gestures for position (left/right) and volume (up/down) are 
      now optional. Currently via tweak:
        MDBUaudioGestures=0     'none
        MDBUaudioGestures=1     'position
        MDBUaudioGestures=2     'volume
        MDBUaudioGestures=3     'position and volume (default)
    ! Tree and List: The scrollbar width was still wrong when the screen scaling was > 100%. Fixed.
    ! Tree Path Tracing: Drawing was slightly off when the screen scaling was > 100%. Fixed.
:info: To easily upgrade to this BETA version from XYplorer, hold down the CTRL key while you click Help | Online Support | Check for Updates. If you prefer to download the BETA version, choose one of these packages:
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:!!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and may contain new bugs. You have been warned. It's a good idea to backup your complete XYplorer settings (File | Settings Special | Backup Application Data Folder...) before running a new BETA. This will also help to fix any new bugs.

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v26.10.0100 - 2024-06-13 22:00
    = MAINTENANCE RELEASE.
  +++ Minor bug fixes and enhancements.
To easily upgrade to this OFFICIAL version from XYplorer, click Help | Online Support | Check for Updates. If you prefer to download this new version, choose one of these packages: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package (for manual unpacking).

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v26.10.0101 - 2024-06-15 11:27
    * Tweak OpenAllSelectedInMultipleInstances is now set to 1 by factory default (not for 
      upgraders):
        OpenAllSelectedInMultipleInstances=1
      This ensures that you can open multiple documents with ENTER even if the opening 
      application cannot handle them in one instance. In this case, a separate instance is 
      opened for each document.
    * Go | Up: No more going up to This PC from Rapid Access or Network; both have been 
      top tree nodes for a while. Top of the food chain.
    * Rapid Access Folders: Now when you go up from a top RAF you don't end up in the 
      virtual folder "Rapid Access", but in the real path parent folder of the RAF.
    ! Rapid Access Folders: When adding a new RAF name, collisions with existing special 
      folders were automatically prevented by adding an index to the name, but you could 
      still create such collisions when renaming an existing RAF. Fixed.
    ! Rapid Access Folders: If "Configuration | General | Tree and List | Items in Tree 
      and List > Rapid Access Folders" was unchecked, going down within a RAF could end up 
      switching to the real path even in the Mini Tree (since 20240525). Fixed. The Mini 
      Tree should not care about the "Items in Tree and List" setting.
:info: To easily upgrade to this BETA version from XYplorer, hold down the CTRL key while you click Help | Online Support | Check for Updates. If you prefer to download the BETA version, choose one of these packages:
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:!!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and may contain new bugs. You have been warned. It's a good idea to backup your complete XYplorer settings (File | Settings Special | Backup Application Data Folder...) before running a new BETA. This will also help to fix any new bugs.

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v26.10.0102 - 2024-06-15 12:47
    ! Rapid Access Folders: The new up-to-real functionality did not (and cannot) work 
      with Paper Folders and Virtual Folders. But it tried. Fixed.
:info: To easily upgrade to this BETA version from XYplorer, hold down the CTRL key while you click Help | Online Support | Check for Updates. If you prefer to download the BETA version, choose one of these packages:
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:!!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and may contain new bugs. You have been warned. It's a good idea to backup your complete XYplorer settings (File | Settings Special | Backup Application Data Folder...) before running a new BETA. This will also help to fix any new bugs.

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v26.10.0103 - 2024-06-15 20:47
    * Breadcrumb Bars | Show Downward Path: Now real and special paths in history are both 
      compared to the current path, which means you get the same downward path no matter 
      if you are in the real or virtual (RAF, shell special folders) world, but when going 
      down you stay in your current world.
    * Configuration | General | Tree and List | List | Select last used subfolder: Same 
      change as above.
:info: To easily upgrade to this BETA version from XYplorer, hold down the CTRL key while you click Help | Online Support | Check for Updates. If you prefer to download the BETA version, choose one of these packages:
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