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Last post Author Topic: Listary 4 released - tons of new features  (Read 19078 times)

rjbull

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Listary 4 released - tons of new features
« on: March 07, 2013, 02:44:52 PM »
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Listary

Files at your fingertips

Listary is a unique search utility for Windows. Not only does it make file browsing truly flexible -- thanks to its multi-file managers support -- but the ultra-compact UI also redefines minimalism. The lightweight design doesn't stop it from providing various advanced features however, that may fit the needs of both casual and power users alike. All you have to do is just type the file name that you’re looking for, and Listary will display the search results at breakneck speed.

* Current Version: 4.00 (Build 1161)
* License: Freeware (for personal use only). For commercial purposes, please purchase Listary Pro.
* System Requirements: Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP SP2 (64-bit supported)

What's new in this version?

Listary 4 is rewritten from scratch with tons of new features and tweaks.

* New: Disk and subfolder search
* New: Projects
* New: Actions
* New: Fuzzy navigation
* New: History
* New: You can now use Shift + Up/Down to jump to the next/previous section
* New: Fuzzy match
* New: Clover support
* New: FreeCommander XE support
* New: Latest version of xplorer2 support
* New: XYplorer find-as-you-type support
* New: Everything support
* New: Tutorial
* New: Toolbar and menus can be customized
* New: Both panels of Directory Opus are listed in Currently Opened Folders
* New: Both panels of Total Commander are listed in Currently Opened Folders
* New: Currently Opened Folders can be added to toolbar
* New: Setting to disable find-as-you-type
* New: Setting to disable fuzzy matching
* New: Invoke command by keyword
* New: Add many new commands
* New: Support using Total Commander 8.x to replace file dialogs (7.x is no longer supported)
* New: Delphi list control support
* New: XnView support
* New: Check for updates automatically
* Improved: Search performance
* Improved: Search ranking
* Improved: File dialog file name textfield will restore its previous text after unselecting a list item
* Improved: Auto-expanding folder
* Improved: Change portable version user data location
* Improved: The same folder will only be listed once in Currently Opened Folders
* Improved: Improve search performance
* Improved: Improve Options dialog layout
* And many many more…

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Re: Listary 4 released - tons of new features
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2013, 04:02:03 PM »
Thanks for the heads up rj :Thmbsup:


Well, I've finally installed it (I bought a license 14 months ago - first used today, worked fine!)
Unfortunately, it doesnt seem to work with Dopus...
Tom

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Re: Listary 4 released - tons of new features
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2013, 04:10:30 PM »
Quote from: Listary 4
* New: Both panels of Directory Opus are listed in Currently Opened Folders
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« Last Edit: March 07, 2013, 04:27:40 PM by Curt »

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Re: Listary 4 released - tons of new features
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2013, 12:39:43 AM »
Just upgraded from version 3, and it seems it still does not support selecting multiple files :(.

Also, it apparently needs admin privileges to run, so it doesn't start with Windows automatically anymore.

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Re: Listary 4 released - tons of new features
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2013, 01:27:42 AM »
Start with Windows is default setting:

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-did you "import old settings"?

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Re: Listary 4 released - tons of new features
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2013, 02:04:31 AM »
It's checked, and it runs fine if I log into the admin account, but on my normal account it does not start.

If I run it manually, I get a dialog asking for admin privileges.

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Re: Listary 4 released - tons of new features
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2013, 02:45:25 AM »
I have the same problem as Jibz. It does autostart, but asks for admin privileges. Probably need to contact the developer about it.

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Re: Listary 4 released - tons of new features
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2013, 05:27:36 AM »
I wish it just had its old clean interface back. (The one thing I like about the new Fuzzy Search feature is that I can disable it...)

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Re: Listary 4 released - tons of new features
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2013, 07:55:36 AM »
Hello everyone, developer of Listary here.

Unfortunately, it doesnt seem to work with Dopus...

Listary won't show up automatically in DOpus, please press the hotkey Win + S (or Win + W if you upgraded from version 3) to activate it manually.

Also, it apparently needs admin privileges to run, so it doesn't start with Windows automatically anymore.
I have the same problem as Jibz. It does autostart, but asks for admin privileges. Probably need to contact the developer about it.

Listary 4 needs to be run as administrator. If you're using a standard user account you created yourself, you may be out of luck. I'm working on a solution to let Listary run at startup under non-admin accounts now.
 
I wish it just had its old clean interface back. (The one thing I like about the new Fuzzy Search feature is that I can disable it...)

The old UI is too small to display full paths which are necessary for the new features in v4. We have to move on :)

Thanks rjbull for the post, and thanks Curt for the replies  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Listary 4 released - tons of new features
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2013, 07:56:34 AM »
So if we turn off the new (and annoying) "new features", we don't need an oversized GUI. An option to have a smaller font would be appreciated.

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Re: Listary 4 released - tons of new features
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2013, 08:54:46 AM »
removed the previous version and did a clean install. the new version definitely feels more zippier. thanks @Channing! :up:

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Re: Listary 4 released - tons of new features
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2013, 10:38:37 AM »
I welcome the new version!  Thanks.

Just fyi for folks, I use Listary along with Direct Folders.  Listary is the main tool, for all the features it supports.  The overlapping features in DF I turn off.  The ones I leave on are:
--the info panel (useful for navigation and floats above the window)
--resizing the window, and default sort (detail mode) (Listary doesn't do this)

one thing neither program does is allow the user to set the column widths in detail mode.  I always find the default column width of the first column (the filename) to be too narrow.  I always want it to be wider.  Can't find a way to do this.  A feature request, if I may!

A screenshot of both in action:
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Re: Listary 4 released - tons of new features
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2013, 10:42:04 AM »
I must say, this is pretty cool!

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Re: Listary 4 released - tons of new features
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2013, 11:35:58 AM »
Thanks rjbull for the post, and thanks Curt for the replies  :Thmbsup

Thanks for the response on Dopus Channing!
I wuz intending to follow up and search help/forum (guess I really should have done that first :-[)
Tom

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Re: Listary 4 released - tons of new features
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2013, 12:38:09 PM »
Have been running v4 throughout the beta testing period, and gotta say I love it  :-*

Instant system wide searches is fantastic.

Good job Channing  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Listary 4 released - tons of new features
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2013, 07:38:29 PM »
Does anyone know if there are currently any valid coupons for the pro version?
Looks like they had a 50% at bitsdujour a while back....

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Re: Listary 4 released - tons of new features
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2013, 07:51:47 PM »
It is not that expensive, is it?

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Re: Listary 4 released - tons of new features
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2013, 08:53:15 PM »
Twice as that!

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Re: Listary 4 released - tons of new features
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2013, 10:11:11 PM »
The new Listary search capability is going to change my life!
It is lightning fast, so smart (fuzzy) and so much keyboard friendly.
Man ... I am going to Ctl+O then Win+S a lot.

The only complain I have is: It does too much when I hit ESC key on the "Action" menu. The "Action" menu is closed, so as the "Path" menu from where I hit "Right" key is also closed and there is more, it also clear whatever I have typed into the "Search" field.

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Re: Listary 4 released - tons of new features
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2013, 11:18:46 AM »
It is not that expensive, is it?
In all seriousness; No, $20 is more than a fair deal.  And kudos to the developer for allowing full functionality in the free version too.   :D

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Re: Listary 4 released - tons of new features
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2013, 11:19:57 AM »
See!  8)

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Re: Listary 4 released - tons of new features
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2013, 11:29:12 AM »
how current users pay the upgrade? just buy a new license?

i didnt get any email about the new version  :-[

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Re: Listary 4 released - tons of new features
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2013, 12:13:58 PM »
how current users pay the upgrade? just buy a new license?

i didnt get any email about the new version  :-[

According to the site you get free upgrades:

Life-time updates for free for all future versions

I just downloaded the new version and used my registration code from version 3 :Thmbsup:.

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Re: Listary 4 released - tons of new features
« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2013, 08:59:12 AM »
Looks like it'll be on BDJ again soon
http://www.bitsdujou...e/all-discount-codes
 ;D

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Re: Listary 4 released - tons of new features
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2013, 11:21:08 AM »
Grrr  Gotta find a new hotkey again! The Listary default is the key already taken by OneNote.

I hate trying out new hotkeys, mainly because there is no way to know what is taking up my existing hotkeys! I do use Marek's hotkey tool but that only tells me if a particular hotkey is in use; not what it is for. And about every other time I am trying to find a new hotkey - if the program doesn’t tell me a hotkey is already in use - I just type in the new one and cross my fingers to see what happens, and I often end up trying Win+L and locking my user out!

I guess no one knows of a utility out there yet that can tell me what hotkeys are being used by which programs? It would make things so much easier!

BTW, the new Listary Pro looks great, and I'll try it out as soon as I find a decent hotkey for it!  ;)

Thanks!

Jim