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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 11 Aug 2018 17:39

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v19.10.0104 - 2018-08-11 17:37
    * Size Graphics: The colored bars did not cut it. So here's a new solution
      to the problem (the problem: graphically represent a scale from 0 bytes to
      1000 billion bytes within 50 pixels in an intuitive way -- not easy). The
      new approach could be called "Leveled Bars". There is one bar of 12x12
      pixels for each size level (if 5 bars are necessary the bars are 9x12
      pixels to fit within space):
        Bar 1: < 1KB
        Bar 2: < 1MB
        Bar 3: < 1GB
        Bar 4: < 1TB
        Bar 5: < 1PB
      So a file of 500 bytes would have just one bar and it would be about
      50% filled. A file of 250 KB would have 2 bars, the first one fully
      filled, the 2nd one about 25% filled (= 3 pixels of 12). And so on.
      You immediately grasp the magnitude of the file size (the number of bars)
      and within that magnitude you get a linear graphic representation of the
      relative size within that magnitude (the size/filling of the last bar).

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

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

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 12 Aug 2018 17:21

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v19.10.0105 - 2018-08-12 17:20
    * Size Graphics: Minor adjustments with rounding. Empty files now get an
      empty bar. Reduced the height from 12 to 10 pixels (values at default font
      size).
    * Tree: Too many unnecessary radical refresh events (e.g. when USB printer
      was turned on/off). Reduced that to a reasonable amount.
    ! Links Folder: In a Locked Tree clicking a Links Folder link will not beam
      you to the target location but lets you dwell where you are (since
      v16.40.0005 - 2016-03-14). If you now deleted a folder in the list, the
      Links Folder was emptied and needed a manual refresh to fill again. Fixed.

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

:!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and might contain fresh bugs. You have been warned.
It's a good idea to backup your complete XYplorer settings (menu File | Settings Special | Backup Application Data Folder...)
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 12 Aug 2018 19:16

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v19.10.0106 - 2018-08-12 19:15
    * Size Graphics: Changed from linear to logarithmic representation. Each
      horizontal pixel doubles the size. Works surprisingly well.
    * Size Graphics: Instead of light blue the empty parts are now surrounded by
      a border.

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

:!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and might contain fresh bugs. You have been warned.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 14 Aug 2018 13:11

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v19.10.0107 - 2018-08-14 13:10
    * Size Graphics: Now the upper half of the bar is linear, the lower half is
      logarithmic. Both scales nicely complement each other and you get a pretty
      well spread resolution.
    * Updated the help file.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 15 Aug 2018 12:27

Summary of the latest XYplorer Official Release.

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v19.10.0200 - 2018-08-15 12:00
    = MAINTENANCE RELEASE.
  +++ Minor bug fixes and enhancements.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 17 Aug 2018 11:31

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v19.10.0201 - 2018-08-17 11:29
    + Custom Copy: Added tweak CustomCopyNoBufferingFromBytes to allow
      unbuffered file copying for large files. It avoids the file system cache
      overhead and prevents the file system cache from being effectively flushed
      by large file data.
      Unbuffered file copying is recommended by Microsoft for "very large file
      transfers" without getting more specific. So it's up to you to define the
      threshold when it should kick in.
      For example, to invoke unbuffered copying for files of 1 GB or larger:
        CustomCopyNoBufferingFromBytes=1073741824
      Notes:
      - The underlying technology is supported only from Windows Vista / Server
        2008 onwards. Windows XP / Server 2003 are out.
      - Move operations don't support unbuffered processing. For unknown reasons
        the Windows API doesn't offer it. It's only there for Copy operations.
      - Unbuffered copying is also supported in XYcopy (= background processing).
      - Quite likely the tweak will later be lifted to the Configuration dialog.
    * XYcopy: Updated to 2.10.0129.
    ! Tweak CustomCopyFlags (added v14.50.0102 - 2014-09-23 20:09) did not work
      anymore (unsure since when). Fixed.
    ! Tweak CustomCopyFlags did never work in XYcopy (= background processing).
      Now it does.
    ! Configuration | General | Controls and More | Network | Assume that
      servers are available: Improved the functionality. I had been ignored in
      some situations before.

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

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

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 17 Aug 2018 21:48

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v19.10.0202 - 2018-08-17 21:47
    % Size Graphics | Bars: Some minor adjustments for Touchscreen Mode.
      Note that the bars in Touchscreen Mode now have double resolution: 1 pixel
      is not 2 times the file size but <square root of 2> times.
    % Size Graphics | Bars: Minor color adjustments.
    * XYcopy: Updated to 2.10.0130.
    ! SC sync: The filter only applied to subfolders of the first generation.
      Fixed.   
    ! Size Graphics | Bars: Graphics for folders should be shown in brown. Fixed.
    ! Size Graphics | Bars: Fixed some rounding errors.

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

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

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 18 Aug 2018 16:12

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v19.10.0203 - 2018-08-18 16:10
    * Mouse Down Blow Up in Thumbnails Views: You could open a non-selected file
      by double-clicking its thumbnail and it kept being non-selected. You still
      can open it that way, but now it will get automatically selected before
      it's opened.
    ! SC sync: The filter only applied to subfolders of the first generation.
      Fix #2.   
    ! Customize File Associations Dialog: PFA icons did not immediately update
      for script entries. Fixed.

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

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

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 19 Aug 2018 22:11

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v19.10.0204 - 2018-08-19 22:10
    - Mouse Down Blow Up in Thumbnails Views: Removed yesterday's change. It
      slowed things down under certain conditions, and a no-select-open can well
      be called a feature since it's inline with MDBU's no-select-preview.
    ! OneDrive in Windows 10 Creators Update: Support for "OneDrive for
      Business" was not perfect yet. Fixed.

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

:!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and might contain fresh bugs. You have been warned.
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before running a new BETA version. This will also help in fixing any fresh bugs.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 20 Aug 2018 21:37

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v19.10.0205 - 2018-08-20 21:36
    ! Text Preview: To cope with some deficits of earlier Windows versions (pre
      Win8) artificial line breaks had been added within the preview of text
      files when lines were longer than 2046 characters. This precaution could
      be dropped now for Win8 and later.
    ! Configuration | General | Startup & Exit | Permanent startup path: A new
      tab was unnecessarily opened when the current tab was on a different path
      and unlocked. Fixed.
    ! User-Defined Commands: Fixed some display and interaction glitches in the
      dialog.

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

:!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and might contain fresh bugs. You have been warned.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 21 Aug 2018 18:37

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v19.10.0206 - 2018-08-21 18:36
    + Full Screen Preview: Added a tweak to ensure the Full Screen Preview
      covers all other windows and the taskbar.
        FullScreenTopmost=1
      Notes:
      - In all Windows versions before Win10 using this tweak is usually not
        necessary.
      - The tweak might inhibit the Alt+TAB functionality to switch between
        apps.
      - FullScreenTopmost=1 was the hard-coded behavior for Win10 before. Now
        the default behavior is FullScreenTopmost=0.
    * Color Filters: Now they don't do extended pattern matching anymore. So #, [,
      and ] are treated as literal characters. In other words: No extended
      pattern matching for Color Filters, only * and ? count as wildcards.

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

:!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and might contain fresh bugs. You have been warned.
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before running a new BETA version. This will also help in fixing any fresh bugs.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 23 Aug 2018 13:33

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v19.10.0207 - 2018-08-23 13:32
    + Various Small Lists: In all small lists where you can drag items to a new
      position you now can drag-and-clone an item by Ctrl+Drag. So you can
      easily create a dupe of the current item in a new position. For example in
      the list on Configuration | Colors and Styles | Color Filters.
    ! Color Filters: The recent change had some unwanted side-effects. Fixed.

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

:!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and might contain fresh bugs. You have been warned.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 24 Aug 2018 21:35

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v19.10.0208 - 2018-08-24 21:34
    - Removed tweak FullScreenTopmost, it's not necessary at all apparently.
    % Find Files: Finding folders by maximum size ("Find Files / Size / At most"
      with "Search for folders as well") got much faster because the size
      calculation now stops in the moment the current sum exceeds the maximum
      size. Before, the total folders size was calculated before comparing it
      with the maximum size.
    ! Tabsets: Added some temp debug code.

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

:!: Note that BETA versions are work in progress and might contain fresh bugs. You have been warned.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 25 Aug 2018 15:45

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v19.10.0209 - 2018-08-25 15:44
    + Added a tweak to allow case-sensitive filename handling (including folder
      names, of course). This is a radical change from conventional Windows
      philosophy, where case is not significant in filenames: You cannot have
      two files whose full paths only differ in case.
      The underlying file system (NTFS) however, can handle case-sensitivity
      without problem. And why not?! On the byte level case-sensitivity is much
      simpler to handle and faster to process than case-insensitivity.
      So here is the tweak:
        FilenamesCaseSensitive=1
      But the tweak is not enough. You also have to modify a registry key (and
      reboot Windows afterwards). This key which by default is set 1 has to be
      set to 0 (zero):
        HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\kernel\obcaseinsensitive=0
      Now XYplorer should be able to do this:
        - Correctly list folders that only differ in case.
        - Create new files that only differ in case.
          Not easy via GUI but by scripting, for example:
            new("neW.txT");
            new("new.TXT");
        - Create new folders that only differ in case.
          Not easy via GUI but by scripting, for example:
            new("New Folder", "dir");
            new("NEW FOLDER", "dir");
        - Correctly calculate the size of folders containing folders that only
          differ in case.
      Notes:     
        - Windows File Explorer is totally incapable of doing any of the above.
        - FYI, in Windows 10 you can activate case-sensitive file names on a
          directory-by-directory basis in a clumsy way using PowerShell and
          fsutil.exe. I did not test this.
      IMPORTANT Notes:     
        - Other applications won't be able to handle this stuff neither.
        - So: You should use this tweak ONLY to get away from such a non-Windows
          situation. To clean the scene!
        - The new tweak works from Windows XP onwards.
        - XYplorer won't be able to do much more than what's mentioned above.
          - No copying/moving to/from folders that only differ in case.
          - No renaming either, but you can, and probably *should*, rename an item
            away from clashing names, but there will be no way back, no undo.
          - And so on. Most things won't work and you should not even try them.
          - Especially DO NOT DELETE a folder that has a sibling only differing
            in case. You might end up with the WRONG folder GONE. And there's no
            way back!
        - Microsoft apparently does not like to talk about this topic, so
          reliable information is sparse and patchy.
        - Therefore: I would NOT really recommend to use this tweak unless you
          run in a situation where for some reason you have to deal with folders
          that only differ in case. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

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

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 29 Aug 2018 16:21

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v19.10.0211 - 2018-08-29 16:20
    + Scripting got a new command.
      Name: TrayBalloon
      Action: Displays a balloon notification in the system tray.
      Syntax: trayballoon message, [title], [icon=1]
        message:  The text to display in a balloon notification.
                  If empty no balloon is shown.
        title:    The title of the balloon notification.
                  Can be empty.
        icon:
            0:  No icon.
            1:  [default] Information icon.
            2:  Warning icon.
            3:  Error icon.
            4:  XYplorer icon.
            1 + 32: Information icon (large).
            2 + 32: Warning icon (large).
            3 + 32: Error icon (large).
      Remarks:
        - The balloon disappears by itself. As of Vista notification display
          times are based on system accessibility settings.
      Examples:
        trayballoon "Displays a balloon notification in the system tray.", "TrayBalloon";
        trayballoon "Don't even think about it!", "Last Warning", 2;
        trayballoon "Don't even think about it!", "Last Warning", 34; //BIG warning icon
    ! Tree Path Tracing: Drawing glitch in connection with tweaks TreeNodeIndent
      and TreePaddingLeft. Fixed.

To download the latest BETA version choose a download package: (1) Installer Package, (2) No-Install Package.

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


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