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Author Topic: CFi ShellToys 7.3  (Read 5040 times)

Curt

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CFi ShellToys 7.3
« on: October 22, 2011, 09:37:50 AM »
CFi ShellToys has been talked about many times in our forum, but it doesn't seem to have a thread of its own, so I am starting this new thread, merely to tell that ShellToys has been updated to version 7.3. I use ShellToys many times a day, and have done so for some years; It makes life easier ;-)

You get 54 shell extensions, and 25 shell tools, and a Control Panel, and a tabbed CFi Explorer, for:
£20 (approx. USD $33, EUR €23), after annoying "system ID"-procedure.
45-days trial.

http://www.cfishelltoys.com/

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Changes and additions in ShellToys 7.3.0:

    Clipboard+ now supports Rich Text (RTF) clipboard content, and pastes formatted text when the Paste To Window option is used (if the target window supports RTF).
    Clipboard+ can now paste graphics as well as text directly to another window.
    Clipboard+ now allows text/RTF clips to be edited.


    Batch Rename adds a new renaming tool — the ability to rename MP3/WMA files based on their audio-tag details.
    Batch Rename now includes a 'Quick Preview' area to provide live feedback about the resulting new names as you change options.

    CFi Explorer adds a number of small improvements: optional close buttons on tabs; clearer feedback when drag-reordering tabs; an easy option to reopen a closed tab; an option to clear folder history on exit; an option to close all tabs but the current tab; a tab can be closed by middle-clicking it.

    If CFi Explorer receives a notification to open a particular folder in a new tab, it now checks whether that folder is already open and, if it is, switches to the appropriate tab rather than duplicating it.

    In CFi Explorer you can now use Back/Forward buttons on your mouse or keyboard rather than clicking the Back/Forward toolbar buttons or keyboard shortcuts.

    In CFi Explorer, if you enable the option to include an 'Open in CFi Explorer' item on the context menus of drives and folders, those folders will be opened in the existing CFi Explorer window rather than a new window.


    Browse Media and Play Media Album add a new, shared 'skiplist' feature, allowing you to skip audio tracks you prefer not to play.
    The audio tag editors in Browse Media and the Media Info window now provide support for a wider number of common tags including Comment, Composer, Publisher and AlbumArtist.
    Browse Media now lists more information about individual audio tracks when the folder contains a compilation of tracks from different albums.

    In Convert Audio Files the option to convert to/from Ogg Vorbis format has been removed (temporarily, we hope).
    Fixes a bug in which ShellToys' audio components would be unable to play (or retrieve information about) some 320kbps MP3 files.


    Change Date & Time has been redesigned to provide an easier and neater way to select dates and times. In addition, for single images containing EXIF information, the creation/modification date can be set to match the EXIF 'Date taken' tag.
    In Change Date & Time, hold Ctrl and drag-drop a file into the window, and the creation/modification fields will be populated with the datetimes of the dropped file.


    Split File (and its file reassembler) and Shred File are rewritten to process files considerably faster, and to support multi-gigabyte files.

    Shortcut Target supports the new Pinned Site Shortcut (.website) files introduced by Internet Explorer 9.

    Run With Parameters now includes the (obvious, but previously-missing) option to run an application with administrator privileges.


    The Shut Down menu now includes a 'Switch User' option in Windows XP and higher.

    Fixes a bug in Clipboard+ in which searching for clips (Ctrl+F or F3) could fail.

    Fixes a bug in Clipboard+ in which the wrong window might be targeted when pasting a clip if the Clipboard+ window were pinned open.

    Fixes a bug in Resize Images in which the resized image could be slightly smaller than it should be.

    Fixes a variety of other small-but-annoying bugs, and adds numerous other improvements and redesigns.

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Re: CFi ShellToys 7.3
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2011, 06:02:39 PM »
You get (...) and a tabbed CFi Explorer,

Easy to not notice, but CFi Explorer is a genuine Explorer replacement:

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CFi Explorer is an alternative to Windows Explorer for users of Windows 7/Vista which has one fundamental difference: it allows you to have numerous folders open at once, each in its own tab. These folders don't just look like Windows Explorer – they are real Explorer windows.

click to enlarge:

cfiexplorer.pngCFi ShellToys 7.3


CFi Explorer should be intuitive to use for anyone familiar with Windows Explorer, but here are a few notes about the basics:


Opening new tabs: Initially, CFi Explorer displays just one tab containing the Computer folder. You can open a new tab by pressing Ctrl+T, choosing Tabs > New Tab, or double-clicking the glass area containing the tabs.

Opening a folder in a new tab: There are various ways to open drives or folders in new tabs:

    Right-click a folder and choose Open in new tab
    Hold the Ctrl key when clicking a folder in the tree or double-clicking a folder in the view
    Drag-and-drop a folder onto the glass area containing the tabs. (You can do this with a folder shown in CFi Explorer, Windows Explorer or anywhere else.)
    Hold Ctrl when clicking a folder shown on the breadcrumb bar or a breadcrumb menu.

Copying or moving files between tabs: Drag the selected item up to the tab containing the target folder (using either mouse button) and hover over that tab for a moment: CFi Explorer will switch to that tab, letting you drop the items into it.

Using Favorites: Via the Favorites menu you can save the current folder – or the group of current tabs – as a Favorite. Click an item on the Favorites menu to open it in the current tab, or hold Ctrl when clicking it to open it in a new tab.

Using the breadcrumb bar: Click a folder on the breadcrumb bar (or a folder on one of the breadcrumb menus) to open it in the current tab, or hold Ctrl when clicking it to open it in a new tab.

Using tabset files: You can also save a shortcut to a single folder or the current set of tabs as a tabset file. Double-click a tabset file to open it in a new CFi Explorer window, or drop a tabset file onto the glass area containing the tabs to open it in the current window.

Using Filters: You can apply a custom file filter to the current folder to hide files that don't match the filter (or to hide files that do match it), to show only the files you want to see.

Easy sorting in Windows 7: Although Windows Explorer no longer contains a header bar in Windows 7, other than in Details view, the header bar appears in all icon views in CFi Explorer, making it as easy to sort items as it is in Windows Vista's Explorer.


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Re: CFi ShellToys 7.3
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2012, 03:15:16 PM »
looks like this has been updated again.

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Re: CFi ShellToys 7.3
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2012, 04:01:31 PM »
I believe Dmex is a similar program: http://www.andrerueb...d.de/dmex/index.html
It's free.
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Re: CFi ShellToys 7.3
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2012, 04:27:17 PM »
looks like this has been updated again.

-yes, 7.4 came 5 weeks ago, but it was merely because of minor fixes.
Because of Win 8 a major update is (slowly) approaching. false rumor? ShellToys already is working with Windows 8

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I believe Dmex is a similar program: http://www.andrerueb...d.de/dmex/index.html It's free.

DMEX has been useful for many years - I used DMEXbar on XP. But I gladly paid for the vast number of extra features in CFi Shell Toys. DMEX is of course both fine and free, but I really like CFi's huge number of available features.

« Last Edit: December 17, 2012, 12:41:23 PM by Curt »

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Re: CFi ShellToys 7.3
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2014, 01:20:59 PM »
Apparently the site is down? does it mean that dhelltoys is no longer supported and no more upgrades?

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the END of CFi ShellToys
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2014, 05:18:27 PM »
In the end of December 2012, a copy of the original British CFi ShellToys version 7.4 came out of Russia. It wasn't malware, but a copy. I know nothing about who, how or why, but since then, there have been no updates, and now the entire company has vanished. The new owner ("Rob Young") may be campaigning for some Usual Suspect-title, because "Rob Young" is associated with about 105 other domains!

http://www.cfishelltoys.com/ http://www.coolfocus.com/ www.cfisoft.com

If you want to know more, I can recommend a member$hip of Whois or similar.

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Re: CFi ShellToys 7.3
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2014, 03:45:57 PM »
Thanks Curt, is this mean thet we shouldnt purchase cfi shelltoys and there will be no longer updates?