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v20.60.0400 - 2020-01-22 18:00
    = MAINTENANCE RELEASE.
  +++ Minor bug fixes and enhancements.
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v20.60.0401 - 2020-01-24 18:44
    * Status Bar: Now the 2nd section always holds the number of files and 
      folders in the current listing (and the number of *selected* files and 
      folders if there are any selections). Before, this was only done when 
      "Show Folder Sizes" was enabled, otherwise there was a slightly confusing 
      display of "X bytes and Y folders".
    * Self Update: Now you get a Status Bar message "updating, please wait..." 
      after the installer has been downloaded and the app is busy starting the 
      installer and unloading itself.
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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v20.60.0402 - 2020-01-25 22:27
    ! Hover Box: Would not work on the pseudo junctions in a OneDrive folder 
      on a remote machine seen via network from a machine below Win10. 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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v20.60.0403 - 2020-01-27 13:57
    + Configuration | Information | File Info Tips | Show Hover Box | Select 
      Context...: Added option "Tiles and Thumbnails". Untick it if you don't 
      want to see the Hover Box in those views.
      Note that you still can get the Hover Box by holding CTRL while hovering 
      (CTRL here inverts the non-CTRL behavior).
      Note that the option has been rewritten in a way that your current 
      preferences could not be migrated: You will get all three boxes ticked 
      when starting this version.
    * Configuration | Information | File Info Tips | Show Hover Box | Select 
      Controls...: Renamed it to "Select Context...".
    + Paste and Go: Now it supports XY native and environment variables in the 
      pasted string, so you can paste e.g. the string %APPDATA% to the current 
      list and you will be brought to it right away.
    + Status Bar: Added a tweak to show the Deep Status of the listed/selected 
      items. That means any listed/selected folders are recursed and their 
      contents are added to the item and byte count displayed in the second 
      section of the Status Bar.
        StatusBarDeepStatus=1
      Note that the Deep Status is shown only when Show Folder Sizes is enabled 
      for the list, and if the shown folder sizes are drawn from a cache then 
      also the Status Bar shows the cached values.
    * Status Bar: Increased the width of the second section.
    * Tweak StatusBar1TotalBytes has been moved to another section in the INI 
      file. Thereby it's auto-reset to 0. So it you had tweaked it to 1 you have 
      to do it again.
        StatusBar1TotalBytes=1
    ! Highlight Hovered Items: When hovering the list while changing locations 
      you could get a fatal crash under certain conditions. Fixed.
    ! Hover Box: In Tiles View you could get a Hover Box right after entering 
      rename mode via slow double-click. That should not happen. 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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v20.60.0404 - 2020-01-27 17:40
    ! Configuration | Information | File Info Tips | Show Hover Box | Select 
      Context...: The "Tiles and Thumbnails" tick did not stick. 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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v20.60.0405 - 2020-01-27 21:54
    * MLS: Internally updated to version 8.118.
      > TRANSLATORS: Please wait until Reference_8.118.lng is uploaded.
        You will be notified if you have subscribed to this thread:
        https://www.xyplorer.com/xyfc/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=9648
    ! List: In view "List" drag selection (aka lasso selection) did not mind the 
      actual captions of the items but the whole cell. Fixed. Now it works like 
      in Explorer.
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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v20.60.0406 - 2020-01-28 13:45
    * Updated the help file.
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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v20.60.0407 - 2020-01-28 17:20
    ! Highlight Hovered Items: When hovering the list while changing locations 
      to an empty list you could get a fatal crash under certain conditions 
      (since v20.60.0403). 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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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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v20.70.0000 - 2020-01-28 20:00
    = NEW OFFICIAL RELEASE. Main developments since last release:
  +++ This Is A BIG Maintenance Release. There have been numerous minor fixes 
      and enhancements since 20.60.
  +++ Compilation Soundtrack. Compiled to the music of Blackberry Smoke.
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v20.70.0001 - 2020-01-29 11:22
    ! Highlight Hovered Items: The recent fix had a dirty side effect. When 
      entering a folder while another list item was hovered, that item's 
      position was redrawn in the following listing if that position was below 
      the end of the new listing. Argh. 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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v20.70.0002 - 2020-01-29 21:32
  +++ Perceptual Image Hash: XYplorer learned to generate a perceptual hash for 
      images by which you can find duplicate images, sort images by their visual 
      similarity, measure the degree of similarity between two images, and 
      search for images that are similar to a given one.
      - The PIH is scale-invariant, brightness-invariant, contrast-invariant, 
        saturation-invariant, hue-invariant, and, of course, pretty damn fast. 
        Well, relatively fast: Creating the hash will take roughly the time of 
        creating a thumbnail for the file.
      - Cropping and rotation will destroy similarity though, at the moment at 
        least.
      - The hash is currently shown as 5 2-digit hex numbers separated by dots. 
        This will probably change later.
      - The hash can later be stored in a database which will make all of these 
        operations near-instant (phase 2).
      - This is work in progress. For starters I injected the PIH into the Special 
        Property column "Aspect Ratio" (later it will get its own column, of 
        course). To test the hash show that column and sort the list by it 
        (Configuration | General | Sort and Rename | Sort | Sort method -> 
        Binary!). Similar images should be listed together now.
      - Note that I expect a longer experimentation phase until the best 
        algorithm is found. It might even become configurable to some extent.
      - Note that perfection is not realistic in this business but near-perfection 
        is a reasonable goal. Even that will *vastly* speed up finding duplicate 
        images, which by eye alone is near impossible if the number of images is 
        higher than a few dozen.
    ! Thumbnails: Under certain conditions the thumbs cache was destroyed when 
      you created and renamed a new folder in list in thumbnails view. 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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v20.70.0003 - 2020-01-30 20:07
    * Info Panel | Find | Dupes: Added checkbox "Image" along with a dropdown 
      later to be filled with some options concerning the desired similarity.
      - Tick Image to find only duplicate image files.
      - If Image and Invert are both ticked then only non-dupe images are 
        returned (not any other file types).
      - Note that the hash is not good enough at the moment (far too many false 
        positives). No worries, I have ideas for a better one...
    * Info Panel | Find | Dupes: Removed the label "Match:" and reorganized the 
      layout a bit.
    * MLS: Internally updated to version 8.119.
      > TRANSLATORS: Please wait until Reference_8.119.lng is uploaded.
        You will be notified if you have subscribed to this thread:
        https://www.xyplorer.com/xyfc/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=9648
    ! Thumbnails: Under certain conditions the thumbs cache was destroyed when 
      you created and renamed a new folder in list in thumbnails view. Fix #2.
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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v20.70.0004 - 2020-01-31 19:38
    % Perceptual Image Hash: Better hash.
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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v20.70.0006 - 2020-02-01 19:36
    + Info Panel | Find | Dupes | Image: Added dropdown "Tolerance". Set it to 0 
      (zero tolerance) if you want perfect dupes only (all pixels identical).
      Set it to a value larger than 0 to define the tolerated distance for two 
      images to be counted as dupes.
      Already tolerance 1 will ignore scale, brightness, contrast, saturation, 
      and hue. Higher tolerance will ignore JPEG artifacts and minor differences 
      in detail. Factory default tolerance is 9 which worked best over here on 
      countless tests with countless photos.
    % Perceptual Image Hash: More dupes found.
    % Perceptual Image Hash: Even faster.
    ! Memory Leak: Each time the thumbnail of certain WEBP files was shown a bit 
      of memory leaked. 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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v20.70.0008 - 2020-02-02 22:22
    % Perceptual Image Hash: The zero tolerance dupe search did not work for 
      WEBP and other formats. Fixed.
    % Perceptual Image Hash: The zero tolerance dupe search had a poor 
      performance. Sped it up.
    * Status Bar: Increased the width of the second section, again.
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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