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FileBox eXtender Alternatives
« on: July 28, 2009, 10:23:50 AM »
FileBox eXtender Alternatives

I would like to find alternatives to this splendid program, but gives me some problems with open office version 3.0.1. Goes well with Open Office 2.4.1.

This is known by them. So I would to find alternatives.


Do yo know similar programs ?

Thnkssss

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Re: FileBox eXtender Alternatives
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2009, 10:37:28 AM »
have you searched :) ?

in the Reviews section:
Best Dialog Extender

also CFDButton
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Re: FileBox eXtender Alternatives
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2009, 10:51:07 AM »
tomos beat me to recommending the DC review  :)

As I use Total Commander as my file manager, rather than Windows Explorer, I don't have quite so much need, but you still can't avoid folder dialogs.  I run PowerPro and find its "Favorite folders lists for file open/save dialogs" feature very useful.

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Re: FileBox eXtender Alternatives
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2009, 08:54:50 PM »
have you searched :) ?

in the Reviews section:
Best Dialog Extender

also CFDButton

Of course not. I only want your opinion about programs you knows personally, not in a list of web software....




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Re: FileBox eXtender Alternatives
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2009, 08:56:16 PM »
tomos beat me to recommending the DC review  :)

As I use Total Commander as my file manager, rather than Windows Explorer, I don't have quite so much need, but you still can't avoid folder dialogs.  I run PowerPro and find its "Favorite folders lists for file open/save dialogs" feature very useful.

Do you know the program : FileBox eXtender ?
I have use total Commander and I am using Free commander and are not the same......


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Re: FileBox eXtender Alternatives
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2009, 08:56:56 PM »
Thankssss

I'll take a good look


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Re: FileBox eXtender Alternatives
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2009, 02:38:10 AM »
have you searched :) ?

in the Reviews section:
Best Dialog Extender

also CFDButton

Of course not. I only want your opinion about programs you knows personally, not in a list of web software....

Contro, I meant had you searched dc - the links I give are dc (here) - which is naturally not "a list of web software"

I did a bit of work for you there - I didnt do it because I was looking for thanks (more because I was bored with my work) but I would appreciate a more polite response

It is normal procedure to search for something in a forum before posting a query (not saying I remember to do it myself all the time...)
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Re: FileBox eXtender Alternatives
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2009, 03:24:58 AM »
I did a bit of work for you there - I didnt do it because I was looking for thanks (more because I was bored with my work) but I would appreciate a more polite response

Well said, tomos.  This is DC, not usenet.  Politeness and helpfulness are the spirit of the site.

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Re: FileBox eXtender Alternatives
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2009, 08:51:44 PM »
I'll take a good look.

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Re: FileBox eXtender Alternatives
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2009, 09:04:43 PM »
have you searched :) ?

in the Reviews section:
Best Dialog Extender

also CFDButton

Of course not. I only want your opinion about programs you knows personally, not in a list of web software....

Contro, I meant had you searched dc - the links I give are dc (here) - which is naturally not "a list of web software"

I did a bit of work for you there - I didnt do it because I was looking for thanks (more because I was bored with my work) but I would appreciate a more polite response

It is normal procedure to search for something in a forum before posting a query (not saying I remember to do it myself all the time...)

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True kisses.

This other morning I was upset because I was tired of working.

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Re: FileBox eXtender Alternatives
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2009, 09:06:08 PM »
I¡ll comment results.

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Re: FileBox eXtender Alternatives
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2009, 03:58:48 AM »
This other morning I was upset because I was tired of working.

me too lol
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Re: FileBox eXtender Alternatives
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2009, 10:36:45 AM »
aww...and I was getting ready for a smackdown!

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Re: FileBox eXtender Alternatives
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2009, 10:38:20 AM »
Contro, I've talked a lot about these programs here.  Currently, my program of choice is Direct Folders.  See my review:
http://aram.dcmember...ware/direct-folders/

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Re: FileBox eXtender Alternatives
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2009, 04:49:46 PM »
Although I settled on File-Ex a few years ago, I've never been happy with the Recent/Favourite folder menus in the program, which are rather clunky to use.

Then recently I happened upon Folder Menu, an AHK script which I don't recall being mentioned in these forums when this subject is discussed. Like other dialog extenders, hitting a hotkey (or clicking the mouse middle button) brings up Folder Menu's flexible, customisable menu in file open/save dialogs or explorer:

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It's quick and easy to use, and for me it's an improvement on the File-Ex menus, so now I use both programs together, and the set-up works very well.

EDIT: Just Googled Folder Menu and I see it got a mention on LifeHacker about a month ago.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2009, 05:08:02 PM by johnk »

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Re: FileBox eXtender Alternatives
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2009, 05:38:30 PM »
Powerpro seems very powerful and a lot of options. Perhaps too much. I have installed this in the past as portable and I remember that have many options.
CFDbutton I'll proof. Downloaded.
Direct folder seems to be a commercial program.
Folder menu Downloaded.
I had Powerpro installed in portable mode, and see that CFDbutton and Folder Menu are portable. This is very important for me. I have Filebox eXtender in "simuling" portable mode, but the data is shared between the systems. It's not a good portable.


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Re: FileBox eXtender Alternatives
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2009, 05:39:59 PM »
tomos beat me to recommending the DC review  :)

As I use Total Commander as my file manager, rather than Windows Explorer, I don't have quite so much need, but you still can't avoid folder dialogs.  I run PowerPro and find its "Favorite folders lists for file open/save dialogs" feature very useful.

It seems to be a complete program, but i have others adopted like Virtual Dimension, Power Tray. Don't arrive in a good moment. Its presentation is not very good. The web is poor, but I think the program is good.

Not adopted.


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Re: FileBox eXtender Alternatives
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2009, 06:24:38 PM »
Direct folder seems to be a commercial program.
Direct Folders is freeware.  You get additional features for the Pro version.  These features are not that big a deal for most people.  Did you read my review?

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Re: FileBox eXtender Alternatives
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2009, 06:57:18 PM »
CFDButton is not present in some windows. Perhaps I don't understand well.
Folder Menu seems to be a launcher from the tray icon. I am using Power Tray for that purpose.
I will have to have this applications under observation.
I still think Filebox eXtender is the best.

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Re: FileBox eXtender Alternatives
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2009, 06:57:50 PM »
Direct folder seems to be a commercial program.
Direct Folders is freeware.  You get additional features for the Pro version.  These features are not that big a deal for most people.  Did you read my review?

Okis. I'll try now.

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Re: FileBox eXtender Alternatives
« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2009, 07:09:18 PM »
I have problems with AVG Antivirus. I disconnect but I obtain the same message.
Perhaps is something problematic with my pc and this program.
I am in the proofs partitions and I don't have at these moments a lot of soft here.
I don't know but don't go well.
Sorry

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Re: FileBox eXtender Alternatives
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2009, 01:03:36 AM »
I have been using Direct Folders for years and I think it's best in its class. Unfortunately, it it is not compatible with ESET antivirus.  :'(

I have just replaced FF with FileBox eXtender and it seems to work pretty well. I haven't had any problems using eXtender with OpenOffice.org Writer.

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Re: FileBox eXtender Alternatives
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2009, 04:47:38 AM »
@Contro: PowerPro is a great program - but I agree you wouldn't really run it just for the dialog extender features.    It only really makes sense if you intend to use several of its features.

I realise I didn't expand on why I find Total Commander useful.  TC has built-in "macros," which you can attach to a button on its button bar.  I added two buttons, one for UNC path+filename, one for short path+filename.  You put the cursor on a file, press the appropriate button, and TC sends that information to the clipboard.  Then you can paste it into a dialog.  XYplorer has a similar feature, bound to a hotkey instead of a button.

@superboyac: In your review, you say there's a free version of Direct Folders.  It looks to me like it's only free for personal use.  95% of my computing is done at work...   :huh:

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Re: FileBox eXtender Alternatives
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2009, 11:46:55 AM »
I have been using Direct Folders for years and I think it's best in its class. Unfortunately, it it is not compatible with ESET antivirus.  :'(

I have just replaced FF with FileBox eXtender and it seems to work pretty well. I haven't had any problems using eXtender with OpenOffice.org Writer.

Do you use the version 3 of Open Office ?

I have problems with Calc in this version . With Writer I don't Know.