Thursday, July 15, 2010

v9.30.0000 - 2010-07-15 12:00

Main changes since last release:

  • +++ Folder Tree. Now the tree state can optionally be fully retained across sessions. So when reopening XYplorer you find your tree exactly (all expanded nodes, selected node, scroll position) as you left it last time. Which other file manager can do this?
  • +++ Thumbnails Caching. Improved cache management now auto-adjusts the cache to any renamed or moved folders. No thumbnail has to be created again anymore just because you renamed or moved a folder.
  • +++ Color Filters. Now you can optionally apply the color filter patterns to files only and thus avoid that folders are colored when they match a pattern.
  • +++ Image Preview. Now the frame count is displayed for animated GIFs.
  • +++ Media Preview. Now you can optionally play only the beginning of a sound or video file, and then stop, loop, or auto-jump to the next file (depending on the Loop settings). The number of seconds to be played can be freely defined.
  • +++ Folder Tree. Now can optionally expand or collapse the current tree node by a single click on the name. Saves you many clicks.
  • +++ Creating New Files. Now you can create a bunch of new files in one go by simply entering a list of names into a multi-line edit field.
  • +++ Statusbar. Now you can hide the Statusbar.
  • +++ Find Files. The interface is now 100 pixels wider so that you have more space for your search patterns.
  • +++ PDF Thumbnails. PDF thumbnail blow ups can now be enlarged to an actually readable size. The same holds for any other format whose thumbnails are driven by a shell extension.
  • +++ Drag'n'Drop Context Menu. The new command "Go to Dragged Item" allows you to go to the dragged item's containing folder and select the item, or simply open the folder if the item is a folder. A typical use-case would be when dragging items or paths from other apps into XYplorer. It's a kind of "Go to by Drag'n'drop" -- revolutionary and very useful if you ask me.