Sunday, June 29, 2008

v7.20.0026 - 2008-06-29 18:38

  • + New Tweak:
    Set to 1 to fix focus loss of modal popups on taskbar activation. Okay, this means: When a modal MsgBox is up in XYplorer, and you then switch to another application, and then back to XYplorer *via taskbar*, then the MsgBox does not have the focus although it definitely should; instead the main window gets the focus which should not be possible while a MsgBox is up. This is, to put it short, a VB bug.
    The above tweak successfully works around that bug. However, I decided to keep it at an experimental "tweak level" for the time being (short before publication of 7.30!) to see whether there are any unwanted side-effects.
  • %%% Extreme memory usage reduction: The above tweak has at least one good side-effect. If you do...
    ... and then minimize XYplorer, the memory usage will drop from about 15 MB to below 1.5 MB (check in Task Manager)! And it will stay quite low even after restoring the window and working with it. This is true for WinXP Prof SP2 at least, don't know about other Windows versions.
  • * Menu Edit | Compare: Before, you'd have to send the reference item via a real file copy (Ctrl+C) to the clipboard. Now, both will work: Ctrl+C (file) and Ctrl+P (file name).
    Note that when there is more than one file on the clipboard only the first is used for the comparison. In case of a textual clipboard content (Ctrl+P) the separator between the file names is expected to be CRLF. XYplorer's Ctrl+P uses CRLF anyway, but if you use other means to fill the clipboard and then want to use the Compare command you should bear that in mind.