Friday, August 31, 2007

v6.20.0012 - 2007-08-31 09:45

  • + When using "Cycle Tabs with Delayed Browsing" you now get the location of the selected (but not yet browsed) tab in the statusbar.
  • + Address Bar: now pressing ESC reverts the address back to before changes and selects it. It's the expected behavior.
  • * Address Bar: on a tab change, and when the Address Bar is focused, the contents are now selected with the cursor at the end of the selection.
  • ! With "Resort list immediately after rename" active, the list was not resorted when a newly created item (e.g. New Folder (Ctrl+N)) was not renamed. Fixed. Now the list is resorted after you accept (by pressing Enter) the default name of the new item.
  • * Rename Special: now blank values are explicitly disallowed (they never worked anyway) for "RegExp Rename", "Search and Replace", "Keep Particular Characters". ! Menu File | Rename Special | Preview All: checkmark was not always up-to-date. Fixed.
  • + Configuration | Preview: added "Rename Preview: Preview All".

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

v6.20.0011 - 2007-08-29 12:59

  • + Menu File | Rename Special: added option "Preview All" (toggle). Check it to show a preview for each of the rename operations, including detection of possible conflicts. As usual you may assign a KS to it.
  • * Rename Preview: returned to the three button UI.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

v6.20.0010 - 2007-08-28 10:54

  • ! Rename Special: added a third button to the Rename Special pattern dialogs called "Preview...". This is the default button (pressing Enter triggers it). Press Ctrl+Enter to trigger the OK button.
  • * Rename Preview: changed another dozen little things.
  • ! Rename Preview: check for Dupes did not work correctly with search results (where same-named files can exist in different paths). Fixed.
  • ! "RegExp Rename" MRU and "Keep Particular Characters" MRU were not updated. Fixed.

Monday, August 27, 2007

v6.20.0009 - 2007-08-27 12:25

  • * File Info Tips: completely rewrote their handling. Now the tip information is only retrieved from the hovered file if you hover it for at least 500 msec. This finally stops the nasty freeze effect you got when accidentally hovering e.g. PDFs or AVIs.
  • !!! Rewrote network browsing so that it works even under Vista!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

v6.20.0008 - 2007-08-26 10:46

  • ! Rename Special / Set Extensions: did not work correctly when folders (which are never renamed by this function) were selected. Fixed.
  • * Rename Special: replaced the term "template" by "pattern".
  • % Rename Preview: loading and synchronized scrolling got faster.
  • * When trying open multiple items at once you now get a warning question if they are too many, for example:
    Continue to open 235 items at once?
    Too many is anything > 9.
  • + CKS: added new commands to "Miscellaneous":
    - Cycle Tabs Backward with Delayed Browsing (Ctrl+PageUp)
    - Cycle Tabs Forward with Delayed Browsing (Ctrl+PageDown)
    And, you guessed it, the recently changed commands (see v6.20.0002 - 22.08.07 07:56) are now reverted to what they have been before: tab cyclers without delay! Reason: give you the full control over the action. NOTE: You have to adjust you KS mapping if you are using these functions and you want the delayed versions.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

v6.20.0006 - 2007-08-25 10:52

  • ! Fixed another dozen glitches with the new Rename Preview.

Friday, August 24, 2007

v6.20.0005 - 2007-08-24 21:19

  • ! Fixed about a dozen glitches with the new Rename Preview.

v6.20.0004 - 2007-08-24 12:45

  • +++ Rename Special: added a preview for all operations within Rename Special. The new "Preview Rename" dialog
    - shows the item names resulting from your rename template
    - points out two types of potential conflicts:
    - Dupes: duplicates among the new names
    - Exists: an item of the new name exists already
    - has a button to quickly go back to the template to make changes I find this new feature so important that I did not give you a way to turn it off! :)
  • + RegExp Rename: now you may use inline comments within your Regular Expressions. The comments are expected to have the general format (?#comment). XYplorer will remove those comments before passing the expression to the RegExp engine.
  • + List, showing Search Results: now you get in-place tooltips for the path column, i.e. cropped Paths are shown in a toolip. Needs to have "Show tips for clipped tree and list items" checked.
  • % Better thumbs management, especially notable when you do not use thumbs caching: Now you can switch between thumbs and non-thumbs without any re-reading/creating of thumbs happening, i.e. in a blink even in large folders. The last created thumbnails are kept in memory even if you change to another tab with a non-thumbs view mode and later return to the tab showing thumbs. In other words: even if you do not cache persistenly, the last thumbs are always kept ready.
  • ! The WordBreakStyle in some textboxes was set to "Path" (break words at "\:?") where it was not appropriate. Fixed.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

v6.20.0002 - 2007-08-22 07:56

  • * Cycling tabs by keys: now browsing the selected tab (i.e. jump to tab's location in tree and then fill the list) is delayed until no key is pressed anymore. This allows fast uninterrupted cycling by keyboard. Works only, of course, if you use a keyboard shortcut that combines at last 2 keys, like e.g. the default Ctrl+Tab: hold Ctrl down while repeatedly pressing Tab... browsing will only happen when you finally release Ctrl.
  • ! Whenever using a keyboard shortcut containing the "Shift" key to change the view mode of a tab to 'list', 'details' etc., all tabs got changed to that mode, because holding Shift is also trick to apply a view mode to all tabs. Fixed. Now the holding Shift trick will only work in combination with mouse action.
  • ! App did not restart minimized to tray when minimized to tray after X close with "Minimize to tray on X close" checked. Fixed.
  • ! Reordered the tab headers' context menu so that Close Tab is the bottom entry.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

v6.20.0001 - 2007-08-16 09:52

  • + Configuration | General: added option "Minimize to tray on X close". Check it to minimize the app to the system tray when using the X close windows button.
  • * Preview: From now on, any file types excluded from Preview (via unchecking the file type in Configuration | Previewed Formats) *will* in fact be previewed when you explicitly use the "Preview" (menu File, Ctrl+Q, TB button) command. In other words: if you go for "Preview" you get Preview. The "Previewed Formats" settings from now on only apply to Preview-by-focusing (usually by clicking) a file in the file list.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

v6.20.0000 - 2007-08-14 09:15

Main changes since last release:

  • +++ The Catalog now is a full-blown "Open-With-Panel" where you can one-click-open any files with any application without changing or referring to the registry.
  • +++ Image Preview: now you choose between Speed and High Quality Image Resampling.
  • +++ Easily select between three different search modes: Standard, Boolean, Regular Expression.
  • +++ New "Len" column shows the length in characters of each filename: easily spot over-long filenames that might make trouble when burning CD-ROMs.
  • +++ New toolbar button to "Hide Folders in List". For those moments, when you just need to see the files.
  • +++ Customizable keyboard shortcuts for touching filestamps: Set Modified/Created/Accessed Date to Now.
  • +++ Instant preview of Office 2007 file types.
  • +++ Notable general performance speedup.

Monday, August 13, 2007

v6.10.0092 - 2007-08-13 08:45

  • + Catalog: added a keyboard/mouse trick to show a Catalog item's location in the Tree, without selecting the tree folder nor displaying its contents in the file list.
    Keyboard: Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Enter (Scope: Catalog)
    Mouse: Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Click
    In other words, the Tree will expand and scroll as to show the Catalog item's folder at top position (resp. at the position set by TreeRowForAutoScroll). This little trick can be pretty useful to quickly home in on the target for a copy/paste or drag/drop operation.
    Works as well for file:///-items, Visual Filtered items and similar stuff. If the item is a file (and not a folder) then the shown Location will be its containing folder, of course.
    I did not yet add "Show Location in Tree" (or so) to the Catalog context menu, because -- uhm -- it's time for dinner.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

v6.10.0090 - 2007-08-12 10:39

  • +++ Catalog: You already could drag-drop files onto a Catalog item that is an application (*.exe) to have those dropped files opened with that application. Now there three more ways to achieve the same:
    (1) A new command in the catalog items' context menu called "Open Selected List Item(s)". It is only enabled if the item is an application. The currently selected list item(s) will be opened with that application item you right-clicked in the Catalog.
    (2) Ctrl+Shift+Click an application item. Note: The application will open minimized or in the background. This is not a feature but apparently a side-effect of something -- I was surprised by this but can't do anything about it.
    (3) Press Ctrl+Shift+Enter on the selected application item. This way, the application will open in the foreground.
    Note that this is effectively identical to the "Open With" command you known from Explorer's (resp. the Shell's) context menu, but with a reversed GUI: you have it in the ontext menu of the opening application rather than the opened files.
    The advantages:
    - Much easier and faster selection of the application.
    - 1-click-open any files with any application.
    - No need to change or look up the registry.
    It's the cool way to open with...
  • * Catalog: added a mouse-only way (without holding the ALT-key) to select a Catalog item without activating it, namely by clicking the 8 pixel wide area left of the item's icon. You have to be a good hitter, I know... :)

Saturday, August 11, 2007

v6.10.0087 - 2007-08-11 13:00

  • + Toolbar: added buttons for
    - "Preview". Works exactly as menu File Preview (Ctrl+Q).
    - "Full Screen Preview" (F11).
    Remember that Full Screen Preview is for images only, where as Preview is for all media files.
  • * Menu File | Preview: If Raw View (tab) is opened then "Preview" will open the Preview (tab) of the selected file. Before, it would open the Raw View.
  • * Menu File | Preview: You now can -- using the menu command, KS, or TB -- preview the focused file even if it is not selected. Any current selections will remain untouched. Maybe a disadvantage of this change: Pressing "Preview" does not close the info panel anymore when nothing is selected. Time will show...
  • * Configuration | Preview | Image Preview: renamed "Faster instead of better" to "High quality image resampling", and, as the new name tells, reversed the logic.

Friday, August 10, 2007

v6.10.0084 - 2007-08-10 10:00

  • + Configuration | Preview | Image Preview: added option "Faster instead of better". Here you can control the quality of the image resampling used in the Preview Tab, the Full Screen Preview, and in Mouse Down Blow Up (on Preview and on thumbnails).
    The setting does *not* affect the thumbnails quality.

  • + Preview: Added more Office 2007 file types, aka Office Open XML Formats. So, including yesterday's addings, XYplorer's instant preview now supports these new file types:
    Word 2007: *.docx, *.dotx
    Excel 2007: *.xlsx, *.xltx
    PowerPoint 2007: *.pptx, *.potx, *.ppsx

Thursday, August 9, 2007

v6.10.0083 - 2007-08-09 12:47

  • + Tree: When the tree is tall and you are scrolling somewhere in the middle with the root and parent nodes out of view, then you sometimes lose orientation: where am I??? Now there's help: Hovering any folder icon will immediately pop up a tool tip displaying the full path of that folder! Another usability highlight that makes your file managing life just that little bit easier...
    This feature needs "Configuration | File Info Tips | Show tips for clipped tree and list items" to be checked!
  • + Preview: Added *.docx and *.xlsx file types.
  • * Menu Tools | Browse for Network Server... now works exactly as if the path was entered in the address bar. That is: If the path's server is currently not shown in the Tree, it will be added on the fly.
  • * Updated the help file.
  • ! Crash on previewing one particular malformed icon. Fixed.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

v6.10.0082 - 2007-08-08 09:50

  • %%% Incredible: Listing files (browsing and searching) ca. 15% faster! This involved a massive 12 hour rewrite of some core functionality (storage and handling of file times) based on an idea I got when standing on my head (Zen, baby...). Try it with care! (Standing on your head and the latest version.)
  • ! The "Len" column was not updated on rename. Fixed.
  • ! Find Files: Name Search and related operations did not work alright when the search "Mode" was set to anything but "Standard" (namely to Boolean or RegExp). Fixed.

Monday, August 6, 2007

v6.10.0077 - 2007-08-06 11:27

  • +++ List: added new column "Len", which displays the Full Name Length in characters of each item. This offers you a slick way to find over-long filenames that might make trouble when burning CD-ROMs. NTFS allows a length of 255, ISO 9660 as well. However, it is easy to create files with longer names on NTFS, by moving them to long-named locations. This is where the trouble usually starts...
    Note that when upgrading to this version, the new Len column will initially take the place of the Path column in search results. You can re-show the Path column with a single menu click so I did not bother to write compatibility code.
  • * Menu File: renamed "Info to Clipboard" to "To Clipboard". It's the better term because also Icons are copied here. And, it's shorter. And, I have some nice ideas for a new submenu "From Clipboard" in future... ;)

Sunday, August 5, 2007

v6.10.0075 - 2007-08-05 10:14

(Will update this posting date to correct value after test of email completed)

  • + CKS: added new time-stamping command to 'Miscellaneous' under the sub-category 'Touch':
    - Set Modified Date to Created Date
    Sets the last modified date of each selected List item to the created date of that item.
  • * CKS: Locked the unshifted ESC key. This 'Stop' key should not be reassignable. It's too fundamental to be soft.
  • + INI Tweak: now you can have superfast thumbnail creation for *.gif files, too!
    There's a but: transparent pixels will be black. This blackness is due to a known GDI bug. If your GIFs are not transparent, or if you don't mind seeing some black pixels, then you can win a lot of time by using this tweak!
  • ! Generating thumbnails could crash when hitting a truncated GIF image file. Fixed.
  • ! With 'Show Folders in List' and 'Check existence of subfolders in tree' switched off, tree navigation did not work as it should. Fixed.
  • ! List: Rename edit box was not always closed when changing the View (Details, List, etc.). Fixed.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

v6.10.0074 - 2007-08-04 08:48

  • ! Toolbar button "Hide Folders in List": didn't update its pressed state after changing the setting via Configuration. Fixed.
  • ! Triggering Rename (F2) in an empty List popped an empty edit box. Fixed.
  • % Handling of network browsing again faster.

Friday, August 3, 2007

v6.10.0073 - 2007-08-03 15:05

  • % Again: Faster handling of attempts to browse to currently not available network locations.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

v6.10.0072 - 2007-08-02 17:41

  • + CKS: added new time-stamping commands to "Miscellaneous" under the new sub-category "Touch":
    - Set Modified Date to Now
    - Set Created Date to Now
    - Set Accessed Date to Now
    The commands are applied to all currently selected List items.
  • ! Menu View | Show Items | Show Folders in List: in Find mode, folders were not recursed when they were hidden by an unchecked "Show Folders in List". Fixed.
    The same bug was in effect for folders hidden by an unchecked "Show Hidden Files and Folders" and "Show System Files and Folders": they were not recursed if hidden. Fixed: now they are recursed and matching contents are displayed in the result listing even if the containing folders themselves are not displayed.
  • % Faster handling of attempts to browse to currently not available network locations.
  • ! Menu Edit | New | New Folder (Ctrl+N): list refresh after "New Folder" was too slow for fast typists. Fix attempt #2.
  • * Toolbar: redefined button "Show Hidden Items" to "Hide Folders in List". The context menu remains the same (just the default command changed). Note that the pressed button state means the folders are hidden. I found it more intuitive to have the normal state (folders shown) unpressed.
  • * Menu Go | Hotlist... (Ctrl+H): now the hotlist pops up at the current mouse position. Smoother workflow...

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

v6.10.0071 - 2007-08-01 09:58

  • + Menu View | Show Items: added option "Show Folders in List". Defaults to checked. Uncheck it to show only files in the List.
    Default KS: Ctrl+Shift+O.
    Little issue: in Find mode, hiding folders currently also stops recursing subfolders... I'll fix that soon...
  • ! Toolbar buttons lacked transparency under certain color schemes. Fixed #2.