Monday, November 16, 2009

v8.60.0106 - 2009-11-16 21:07

BETA versions are now only available for registered users.
Find the download link at the bottom of the License Lounge.

  • +++ Find Files: Now you can directly search for Tags and Comments!
    Simply prefix "tag:" or "comment:" (case does not matter) to the search term in the name field, and the whole term is matched against the tag respectively comment of each file instead of against the name. All other things work as usual, including Boolean and RegExp search.
      - tag:"red"             //find all items with tag "red"
      - tag:!"red"            //find all items with no tag "red"
      - tag::"red" or "green" //with tag "red" or "green"
        the second ":" after "tag:" is the inline Boolean search marker
      - tag:"red";"green"     //same using "Loose Boolean Match" syntax
      - tag:r                 //find all items with "r" in the tag
      - comment:2009;2008     //with 2008 or 2009 in the comment field
        employing the "Loose Boolean Match" syntax with ";" separator
    Note that also Quick Name Search supports the new syntax, for example:
  • +++ Find Files: Now you can directly search for the extended properties of file items, as also known from the File Info Tips.
    Their names and indices vary strongly between different Windows versions. A list is available in Configuration | File Info Tips.
    The syntax is like above with "tag:" or "comment:", only with yet another field for the actual property. To identify properties by their index prefix "#" to the number.
      - prop:fileversion:8.60   //find all items with version *8.60*
      - prop:fileversion:"8.60" // with version 8.60
      - prop:#8:Donald          // with owner *Donald*
      - prop:#26:"1024 x 768"   // with dimensions "1024 x 768"
    NOTE: While this new feature adds enormous power to XY's file search, it is not extremely fast because retrieving extended properties via the shell is rather slow.
  • + Support for horizontal mouse wheel.