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Author Topic: Direct Folders 3.3 Released : Now FREE for HOME use  (Read 11832 times)
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« on: March 20, 2008, 07:29:29 PM »

Those of us who have purchased Direct Folders are happy to see a well needed update to 3.3. Hopefully it will bring it some greater stability.

The product has been altered slightly with a lighter version offered free for home use. Users, like myself, that have purchased an earlier version of Direct Folders 3.x can email them for a key to the pro version.

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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2008, 09:43:35 PM »

Thanks for the notification, I wasn't aware of this until you pointed it out!
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2008, 11:00:15 PM »

Does this have any specific advantage over FileBox eXtender?
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2008, 11:41:45 PM »

Demo shows that Direct Folders replaces the Explorer context menu. Not much of an advantage...
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2008, 07:57:44 AM »

Demo shows that Direct Folders replaces the Explorer context menu. Not much of an advantage...

I think you may have misinterpreted the demo (which I am sure the developer would like to know). It doesn't replace the context menu. Your context menu is unaltered by Direct Folders. What it provides, at its core, is a way to get to your most used directories quickly. There are plenty of other benefits as well. I would suggest, especially since it is free for home use, that you try it yourself.
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2008, 08:02:17 AM »

So neat, thank you for the heads up.

I confirm: no context menu replacing. What you see in the screenshot is Direct Folders' own favorites/recent menu, which appears when you *double-click* on a blank area of an open/save dialog box. It makes for a smooth navigation experience.
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2008, 08:13:49 AM »

I am unable to access their page. What exactly does this program do for you?
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2008, 11:20:54 AM »

I think Direct Folders is the best of the bunch, as I discussed in the thread I started last week.  Very cool to see it getting updated and also made free.  I love the double-clicking in the blank area feature...it is by far the most unique and useful distinguishing feature among all of these dialog resizer software.
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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2008, 01:43:43 PM »

can someone please post a screenshot of direct folder?
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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2008, 01:51:01 PM »

can someone please post a screenshot of direct folder?
thanks

Info, screenshots and demo
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« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2008, 04:29:33 AM »

okay thanks  Thmbsup
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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2008, 05:28:41 AM »

cool, thanks for the heads up
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« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2008, 07:53:14 AM »

Here's one it's my menu and the Config dialog . by the way it doesn't replace the right shortcut menu.  It adds a left click menu that you can customize with links to folder's and programs or files.  It also contains a history list. Great free program.
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« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2008, 08:22:04 AM »

Does anybody know how to get it to use the default file manager? I have Directory Opus and I use that for everything. But, if I select a folder from the tray icon, Direct Folders will always open in Explorer.
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« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2008, 08:56:25 AM »

Thanks for the notification, tinjaw. I missed this one at the time. I haven't used Direct Folders in a long time, but will take a look at it again.
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« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2008, 09:54:05 AM »

It's really too bad that you can't replace double-clicking by middle-clicking, because i use an ahk script to go to parent folder when double-clicking empty area. I was very surprised when i saw that i couldn't change this.
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« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2008, 04:21:07 AM »

I have direct folders and keep forgetting that I have it - i.e. i dont use it for jumping to folders - of course i have so many different tools that provide that kind of service (I have the stardock tool, the wirekeys plugin -very discrete - and I also have powerdesk pro).

I do like the automatic resize and remember what view and where - that is handy 
The pro version also remembers what file you were on, this is also useful for programs that only allow one file at a time to be picked, or things like file upload via browser etc.

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« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2008, 04:53:02 PM »

ak_, how do you setup AHK to react to clicks in empty explorer areas?
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« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2008, 10:51:42 AM »

ak_, how do you setup AHK to react to clicks in empty explorer areas?

you can view the source here: IDEA: go to parent folder with double-click.
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« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2008, 10:59:31 AM »

I wish this works in XPlorer2.
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« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2009, 09:36:06 PM »

Does anybody know how to get it to use the default file manager? I have Directory Opus and I use that for everything. But, if I select a folder from the tray icon, Direct Folders will always open in Explorer.

I have set Directory Opus to replace windows explorer. When I select any folder from Direct Folders, I jump to it in a new tab in Directory Opus. So it does work.

Additionally I have also set such that double clicking in empty area of a lister brings up Direct Folders menu.
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« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2009, 03:04:21 AM »

I have set Directory Opus to replace windows explorer. When I select any folder from Direct Folders, I jump to it in a new tab in Directory Opus. So it does work.

from their blog:

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Direct Folders 3.6
May 4th, 2009

    * Added: Support for Total Commander 7.5 beta.
    * Added: Support for DirectoryOpus.
    * Added: Few display options.
    * Changed: Separate settings for double click and middle button click.
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« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2009, 03:08:55 AM »

A correction to my above post: Clicking on a folder in Direct Folder's menu doesn't switch to it in Directory Opus in a new tab. The existing tab gets used.

The support for Directory Opus that's quoted in the above post is specifically this: When mouse middle button is double clicked in empty space of a lister, Direct Folder's menu appears.

Double clicking in empty space of the lister DOES NOT bring up this menu. However, this can be achieved using AutoHotKey.
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« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2009, 03:22:13 AM »

Just mailed Jeff (the author of DF) the following:

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Hi Jeff,

I use Directory Opus as my file explorer in windows explorer replacement mode.

I am able to mouse button middle click in empty space of a lister to bring up Direct Folder's menu but not when I double click.

Is it possible to add this feature?

Thanks,
Sridhar.
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« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2009, 08:02:20 PM »

I'm afraid it's not possible, can't intercept left button double click.
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