I'm EXTREMELY confused by the interface after working with it for almost two hours.
The interface is somewhat strange, yes. I suspect that's in part owing to attempting to put everything
on a single screen without a help file.
It X's files, and then it doesn't. It won't preview parts of names, and despite examples using $$ everywhere, it shows nothing.
I think "X-ing" files, marking them for operations, is controlled by more than one thing. That is, you have to specify the right wildcard in the top left hand box, and
ask 1-4a to perform an operation. E.g. if I want to search-and-replace say "044" in a filename with "zzz," it doesn't mark files with an X until the right wildcard is set, and
I've ticked the "Replace" box, and
set the search text to "044."
I doubt that helps very much; I only needed 1-4a for simple operations, mostly inserting or replacing bits of text, though I didn't have any problems with those. Since I discovered the power of Total Commander's inbuilt equivalent, I've seldom used 1-4a.
Just noticed something else. If I launch it form a COMMAND.COM DOS box under Win2K, it comes up with a plain top bar. If I launch it with the switches "/e /noc" (expert mode, no online check = don't connect with the Internet) it announces its version number on the top bar.
Possible work-around for the looong FAQ: save to disk, reduce HTML to plain text, search/view with your favourite file searcher/viewer?