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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The right organization (WE views and a particular need) on: April 14, 2014, 10:00:45 AM
XYplorer can do that (Branch View) with its Freeware Edition: http://www.xyplorer.com/free.php

PS: I'm not sure how your files are named, but if you have a date right in the filename (aka date-coded filenames) you can extract that part of the filename (to sort or find files by it) using XYplorer's "scriptable columns".

See here:
Info: http://www.xyplorer.com/r....90.htm#ScriptableColumns
Screenshot: http://www.xyplorer.com/i...ew/ColumnsScriptable3.png

Don
2  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: XYplorer offers 50% competitive discount for Directory Opus users on: December 24, 2013, 03:20:16 AM
^you start very diplomatically (good disguise) but that is a very dubious first post thumb down

Déjà vu. A "teppups" already dissed XY and praised DO in an XYplorer BDJ promotion this year, then a "teppups" showed up in the XYplorer forum promoting DO and dissing XY, now a "teppups" suddenly materializes here. What a miraculous coincidence. Well, it's Xmas.  smiley
3  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: XYplorer offers 50% competitive discount for Directory Opus users on: December 23, 2013, 02:13:23 AM
I agree it's nasty. And it's certainly not my style. It's the first time I did this in 16 years. But, what you probably don't know, this little campaign is running at least since September 2013:

Remove the animal to make the link work: http://<kangaroo>www.gpsoft.com.au/dscripts/compupgrade.asp

Tit for tat, as they say. Wink
4  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / XYplorer offers 50% competitive discount for Directory Opus users on: December 22, 2013, 11:12:56 AM
You are a frustrated Directory Opus user who has been fed too much bloat for too much money for too many years? Well, switch to a better application, the one where the action is, the one where modern file management is defined, the one that professionals use: XYplorer.

Now is a good time to switch: For the rest of 2013, you can get the XYplorer Lifetime License Pro for 50% off if you are a Directory Opus user. You pay only US$ 39.97 instead of US$ 79.95!

How to get the competitive discount? Read on here: http://www.xyplorer.com/fromDOtoXY.php

cheers and happy holidays,
Don
5  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: XMAS calendar giveaways... on: December 09, 2013, 02:59:25 AM
Just FYI: XYplorer never had any arrangement with that site. I never heard about it. XY had a 24 hour giveaway with a German site (which, alas, turned out to be equally poorly done and just a thick heap of ads thumb down), but the site you mentioned obviously just wants to harvest some ad-cents while you click through it.
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's your preferred File Manager on: December 04, 2013, 12:56:28 PM
BTW, today is Cyber Wednesday, Dec 04, 2013, and you still (13 hours left) can get XYplorer's Lifetime License Pro with a 50% discount at BitsDuJour.

Don
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Directory Opus 10 on: March 08, 2013, 01:06:55 AM
BTW, "Distribute" (aka Multi-Target-Copy) is on my list as well. It will be pretty awesome and integrate perfectly and seamlessly with the XYplorer architecture.
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Directory Opus 10 on: March 08, 2013, 01:03:44 AM
Permanent Custom Sort Order (PCS) is on XYplorer's road map since long, and all the thinking has been done, I more or less just need to type in the code. Only I'm not sure about the importance of this feature compared to other ideas I have. I have the impression that only very few people would actually use PCS.
9  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Pre-generate thumbnails for images in selected folders? on: February 22, 2013, 03:32:23 AM
You might have to change file manager - or use an image viewer.
XYPlorer is quick to load thumbs (their quality isn't great though).
Really? I pride myself to have the best thumbs in the business. Maybe you have the wrong settings.

Tick: Configuration | Preview | Image preview: | High quality image resampling
Untick: Configuration | Thumbnails | Super-fast thumbnails

Speed and quality is a trade off, of course.

Don
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's your preferred File Manager on: January 13, 2013, 11:13:34 AM
Those of you who know me, will understand that the addition of a new scripting feature in XYplorer has moved this file manager up the list somewhat. From the beta change log:

Quote
    + Scripting got a new command.
      Name:   makecoffee
      Action: Makes a good cup of coffee.
      Syntax: makecoffee
      Example:
        ::makecoffee;
      Remarks:
        Call again for another cup.
Kiss

You might like to know that the recent BETA of XYplorer features a new scripting command that opens specific pages in XYplorer's CHM help. The command is called rtfm cheesy

Here's the link to the change log with some examples: http://www.xyplorer.com/x...wtopic.php?p=80895#p80895

Don
11  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: "Filegrab"-like functionality integrated into the file explorer. on: November 13, 2012, 05:50:45 AM
You said:
Quote
When you have the display as you would like it, you just click, select and copy those lines of the display you want to communicate.

That's exactly what you can do with XYplorer, even the width of the columns, the order of columns, the selection of files, etc. everything can be set in XYplorer very easily because the Report exactly mirrors the current list. I tried, but I cannot see which part of filegrab could be missing here.
12  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: "Filegrab"-like functionality integrated into the file explorer. on: November 13, 2012, 02:55:18 AM
Hi,

No need for filegrab. XYplorer supports this as a one-click feature for more than 10 years. Simply open the Report tab on the Info Panel (F12) and press "To Popup" or "To Clipboard", and you get something like this (of course, showing the column headers is optional):

[copy or print]
Name                                        Size  Modified             Created              Attr         
--------------------------------------  --------  -------------------  -------------------  ------------ 
LuckyLuke.jpg                             171629  2012-10-18 18:28:34  2012-10-18 18:28:34  ----A-----I- 
Pacific-Heaven-a24501011.jpg              356100  2012-10-13 17:37:13  2012-10-13 17:37:13  ----A-----I- 
That-certain-Holiday-a24501032.jpg        275696  2012-10-13 17:36:47  2012-10-13 17:36:47  ----A-----I-


Don
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: yet another file manager thread... on: September 13, 2012, 01:18:43 PM
@DonL
I will not install MSE just to disable XY in it Wink

@Jibz
I also think this may be multi-threading issue.
Even my own applications were freezing single-threaded (BBCeditor has parsing engine runnig in separate thread and Comparer is getting thumbnails from explorer/plugins same way).

BTW TC was behaving in the same way for folders with a lot of icons/thumbnails. It stopped with one update, after Ghisler had made some functions to work in background.
It's not the icons. This is long solved. Don't forget: For the great majority of users XY is super-fast.
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: yet another file manager thread... on: September 13, 2012, 12:50:04 PM
While Don is around I will ask one of those questions all developers hate  embarassed

zip, rar support any closer? thanks
Last time I looked it was on the roadmap.
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: yet another file manager thread... on: September 13, 2012, 11:28:37 AM
Any things those users have in common?

Stuff like OS Version, MSE version (there's (obviously, perhaps smiley) been some engine changes, but I'm not sure MSE updated automatically from version-whatever to version-bignewchanges, even though it does auto-updates of signatures), and perhaps custom explorer shell extensions?

The only time I've seen MSE incur a noticeable speed hit is with some compressed or otherwise protected executables - when that happens, I get delays in the more-than-a-second range, even on my (pretty darn fast) i7-3770 - don't have a noticeable speed hit on normal executables, even those in the multi-megabyte range.
Any things those users have in common? The right question but hard to answer. I think I had around 5 such cases in the last years, not too many to run a dragnet investigation... smiley
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: yet another file manager thread... on: September 13, 2012, 11:17:50 AM
... if directory contains dozen of executables XY freezes (I have antivirus exclusions for it already)...
If XY is not super-fast something is wrong. Maybe you forgot MSE? You're not the only one, see this:
http://www.xyplorer.com/x...wtopic.php?p=76573#p76573
Ugh, your advice is to add MSE exclusions? O_o

For what it's worth, MSE doesn't seem to bog down xyplorer here, win7-x64-SP1 with MSE 4.0.1526.0 - it starts very snappily indeed. Only tested the trial xyplorer_full_noinstall.zip. Doesn't look like there's any stupid exe compression or other stuff that would slow down MSE, so sounds a bit weird.

Most users indeed never have a speed problem to begin with, but I have a couple of users where the "MSE trick" definitely helped dramatically. There must be some unknown factor... weird.
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: yet another file manager thread... on: September 13, 2012, 10:14:33 AM
... if directory contains dozen of executables XY freezes (I have antivirus exclusions for it already)...
If XY is not super-fast something is wrong. Maybe you forgot MSE? You're not the only one, see this:
http://www.xyplorer.com/x...wtopic.php?p=76573#p76573
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Why is it so hard to find a decent image organizer? on: September 09, 2012, 01:46:20 AM
So I seek something with these features:

1. thumbnail mode
2. some very fast way to add a tag to selected file(s) (For example, single click a tag in a list to toggle a tag on/off for all selected)
3. some simple way to rename the actual image file name based on its EXIF timestamp and the tags added in step 2
Try XYplorer.
1. yes
2. yes
3. needs a simple script that you can pass through the address bar, e.g.:
        //prefix EXIF date to current filename:
        ::rename b, "<dateexif yyyymmdd_hhnnss>-*", p;

Further XYplorer offers a one-click solution to set the modified date to the EXIF date of a file (also bulk).

But note: XYplorer's EXIF functions will only be officially released in the next version! (8.30)

http://www.xyplorer.com/
Note that in the next version of XYplorer (11.60) setting the Created Date to the Exif date is built in (menu command, customizable keyboard shortcut). The function works on all selected files.
The recent versions of XYplorer add a lot of good stuff for photographers. E.g. check out the Floating Preview: http://www.xyplorer.com/r...11.20.htm#FloatingPreview
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: can any explorer alternative do this? on: May 09, 2012, 03:22:50 AM
The latter has been added yesterday (XYplorer beta v11.00.0004), the former will come soon. smiley

is it possible that previews XYPlorer preview pane have resolution/size that fits the content to the pane dimensions or have unlimited resolution dimensions?

also, I wonder if XYPlorer uses some internal viewer for eg. pdf files or uses the system default or a specific program (eg. if I have in my system both Adobe Acrobat and SumatraPDF, and I have set as default the SumatraPDF, will it use that or Acrobat?)
The preview pane uses the viewer that's also used in your web browser to view PDFs.
The floating preview currently uses the shell preview for PDFs (the one that also generates PDF thumbnails). In a later version it will also (optionally) use the browser preview.
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: can any explorer alternative do this? on: May 04, 2012, 03:13:16 AM
XYplorer has a bunch of tabs for searching. So you can search for various things - e.g. a filename (or part of it) and content from within the file.
See where the mouse arrow is? You select which aspects you want to search for & the relevant tabs are highlighted with blue text
 (see attachment in previous post)

I think I will settle with XYplorer, but I will take advantage of its 30-day trial for now, thanks! cheesy

if it included an as-you-type filter of files inside a folder, and if it allowed me to move the preview pane at the right, it would be best :/
The latter has been added yesterday (XYplorer beta v11.00.0004), the former will come soon. smiley
21  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Create folder structure or path on: April 26, 2012, 05:13:07 AM
I would like to be able to create a 'copy' of a path. 

For example, let's say I have a file in this folder:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\My Pictures\

I would like to copy this file to D:\temp so that the path becomes like this:
D:\temp\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\My Pictures\
Late revival, I know. But it happens to fit so well...

The latest XYplorer 11.00 features this functionality as "Copy Here With Path",  "Move Here With Path",  "Paste Here With Path". See http://www.xyplorer.com/r...se_11.00.htm#CopyWithPath
22  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Find Target on: April 17, 2012, 11:11:15 AM
Well, this functionality is built into XYplorer for years, also for junctions. As tooltip, and also in the context menu with options to copy the target name and to go to the target (within XYplorer). So no need for an extra tool for happy XY users. cheesy
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: yet another file manager thread... on: April 11, 2012, 05:25:27 AM
Conc. "easy way to zoom in and move around the image" XY has its famous "Mouse Down Blow Up" (mouse down on thumbnails pops the image in original size and "move-aroundable"). I have never seen anything better anywhere.

It is certainly not bad Thmbsup.

Would it be possible to have the mouse wheel zoom in and out in MDBU mode?
Could there be a zoom on click option in the full screen preview?
2-up and 4-up full screen preview with zoom to compare images?
Support for image formats that do not have a default handler, like RAW images? (since this is the portable file manager)
Can't say about RAW (the format of RAW is not always clear), but the rest would be technically possible.
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: yet another file manager thread... on: April 11, 2012, 03:43:52 AM
Important things for me are:

  • A viewer with a separate full window where I can go through the images in the sort-order they are showing in the filemanager
  • A viewer that "talks" with the filemanager - if I start off by opening image #1 from the filemanager in the viewer, and work my way through to image #53 -if I close the viewer then- I want image #53 to now be selected in the filemanager - or at least to have focus
  • An easy way of opening the image currently in the viewer in an external editor
  • An easy way of copying the filepath of the image currently showing in the viewer
  • Consistent handling of different image filetypes; easy way to zoom in and move around the image (e.g. to check quality; or read some text in the image)
It's all there in XY already.
Conc. the "separate full window", you have a "full screen preview" in XY which might not be exactly what you want.
Conc. "easy way to zoom in and move around the image" XY has its famous "Mouse Down Blow Up" (mouse down on thumbnails pops the image in original size and "move-aroundable"). I have never seen anything better anywhere.

25  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: yet another file manager thread... on: April 10, 2012, 02:49:07 PM
As someone who works a fair bit with images, but needs/wants a file manager (not photo-management) I gotta say I'm disappointed by *all* the big file managers. DOpus is the most image friendly, but even there there are some very basic image needs ignored (and I have posted in the forums & made official requests without success).
Interesting, tell me more. I'm currently thinking about developing XY more towards the needs of photographers...
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