Sunday, July 29, 2007

v6.10.0069 - 2007-07-29 18:01

  • + Find Files: now, you can click the label "Mode:" to cycle the name pattern prefixes: [none], :, >. Just a little, more or less hidden, power user trick for mousies.
  • ! Menu Edit | New | New Folder (Ctrl+N): slightly changed the internal order of actions. This might fix an issue where the list refresh after "New Folder" was too slow for fast typists.
  • ! Toolbar buttons lacked transparency under certain color schemes. Fixed.
  • ! Resizing the Catalog was buggy when DPI was set to a user-defined value like 115%. Very strange VB user control (again!) bug , almost fixed (worked around). The complete fix (removal of the damn User Control) comes next time.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

v6.10.0067 - 2007-07-26 09:47

  • ! Renaming under Chinese Windows lost some characters when opening the rename box. Fixed.
  • ! With Autosize Columns enabled, the extension column was not autosized after a rename. Fixed.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

v6.10.0066 - 2007-07-24 14:02

  • + Find Files: now you can easily switch between modes via a new "Mode:" dropdown list, located directly below the "Name:" dropdown list. Just to make sure: "Mode" refers to the way the search pattern ("Name") is interpreted. For example, in "Boolean" mode the sequence " & " is interpreted as Boolean AND, whereas in Standard mode it would simply be interpreted as those three characters. Note that nothing will change for you (or for your stored search templates) if you keep the mode at Standard. So you can just ignore this new feature and keep on working as you always did. However, when you set the mode to Boolean or RegExp, you will benefit from this new feature because you do not have to set the prefixes (":" for Boolean, ">" for RegExp) anymore that were necessary before to set the mode.
    Note that you still *can* set those prefixes and that they will *overwrite* the setting of the Mode dropdown! If you do, the dropdown will be replaced by a static label reflecting the current mode. (Of course, in Name Searches, as can be triggered via Address Bar and Catalog, you still must use those prefixes to set the mode -- so nothing new here.)
    Developer's footnote: The main benefit, at least for me, is the improvement of the GUI. The state and options of searching are much clearer now.
  • ! Crash on MouseDownBlowUp on thumbnails of huge images (under certain conditions). Fixed.
  • * Now, if you try to browse a network location while you unchecked "Show My Network Places", you get a message "You cannot go to a network location because you opted to hide My Network Places." and no browsing is attempted.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

v6.10.0064 - 2007-07-11 12:33

  • ! Menu Go: "Go to" and "Go to from Here" did recognize path separators as word boundaries only if "Auto-complete path/file names" was enabled for the Go To dialog. Fixed. Now path separators are recognized always.
  • :) 2-weeks break.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

v6.10.0063 - 2007-07-10 14:08

  • + Copy/Move/Backup To: now they also recognize path separators as word boundaries.
  • * Menu Go: "Go to from Here" now has all the power that "Go to" has since long. The only differences from "Go to":
    - the default path is set to the current path
    - the default path is not pre-selected (makes it easier to "work on it" by keys -- a full selection is only meaningful when you quickly want to replace the whole thing).

Monday, July 9, 2007

v6.10.0061 - 2007-07-09 11:24

  • + Focus is now remembered between sessions. If it's not in one of the main controls (Address Bar, Tree, List, Catalog) it will default to Tree.
  • + Address Bar and Find Files Location field: now these edit fields recognize the following path separators as word boundaries: \:?
    Which means: pressing Ctrl-Shift-Left/Right now selects the previous/next folder in a displayed path. Nice!
    Note how superior XY is to Explorer: the latter also recognizes space, &, -, _ (and many more characters that are often used in folder names) as word separators in the Address Bar. Who needs this?
  • ! Toolbar icons show distorted colors under certain XP themes. Fixed now??

Saturday, July 7, 2007

v6.10.0056 - 2007-07-07 10:21

  • ! Toolbar icons show distorted colors under certain XP themes. Fixed?

Thursday, July 5, 2007

v6.10.0054 - 2007-07-05 12:15

  • * CKS: The "Miscellaneous" category is now subdivided into sections.
  • * After (un)applying a Visual Filter the focused item is now not only kept in view if possible, but as well kept in exactly the same screen position if possible.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

v6.10.0053 - 2007-07-03 12:39

  • + CKS: new "Miscellaneous" command "Switch Focus between Files and Folders". Description: In the List, if a folder is focused move the focus to the first file from top, and vice versa. And focus the List if not focused anyway.
    Quite a useful command for keyboard-oriented power-users!
  • * After (un)applying a Visual Filter the focused item is now kept in view if possible. Hey, it even works with VF on Search Results.
  • * CKS: "Miscellaneous" command "Center Window" now does restore the window in case it is maximized and then centers it.
  • ! Tree and List: after a failed rename (e.g. because the new name already existed), the focus was not always put right back to the edit box, so that you had to manually re-focus it in order to close it. Fixed.
  • * Find Files: from now on -- experimentally -- Auto-Refresh is auto-suspended for a Search-Results-listing (aka Finding tab). In other words: Search Results are now frozen unless you explicitly (re)activate Auto-Refresh on them. We'll see whether we like it...
  • * When you enable Auto-Refresh you get an immediate automatic Refresh File List (F5) since v6.10.0045. New: this will *not* happen with search results. To trigger a (re-)search you have to press F3 or F5.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

v6.10.0052 - 2007-07-01 09:22

  • * Menu View | Columns: Removed "Restore Column Sequence from Factory Default". Its functionality is taken over by the slightly modified and renamed neighboring commands: "Define Current Column Setup as Default" and "Restore Column Setup from Default" The "Default" is set to the factory setup on a fresh installation. You can the change it to your likings.
    BTW: After using "Define Current Column Setup as Default" we celebrate the return of the message box (no more feedback on the statusbar). Since it is expected that you rather rarely change your default column setup, a message box is suitable here.
  • * Menu File | Configuration File: "Save Configuration" now saves the current INI file (usually XYplorer.ini), the keyboard shortcuts database (ks.dat), the catalog database (catalog.dat), and (if enabled) the cached servers database (servers.dat). The latter (the updating of servers.dat by this command) is a new feature.
  • ! Selections were corrupted on a Refresh File List (F5) in a subfolder-including search results listing if the selections contained several same-named items. Reason: the same-named items' different paths were disregarded. Fixed.
  • ! History: currently unavailable locations were not added to the history, with the result of slightly unexpected behaviors when navigating via history. Fixed.