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XE considerations ...

#1 Post by AEN007 » 08.04.2011, 17:35

9April2011
I just noticed that FCXEpα has NO infotip pops whether enabled or not ...

The Move Tabs hotkeys don't work like before. The tab moves 1 postition left or right,
but focus does not stay with the tab just moved - unlike before (which was better ...)

Settings gives some options for the ini FormatTimestamp= entry, but it seems possible to manual edit the ini to any format ...
I wish I could use hh:mm:ss for files like exe and use hh:mm for all others ...
would work fine with the display custom conditions ...

8April2011
What/How about a split 2/3-1/3 hotkey?
What/How about second pane resizes as pane1 variable name column size changes?
What/How about un/hide StatusBar? - That is VERY common feature ...
What/How about a un/hide TitleBar hotkey? - IrfanView has that, for example ...
What/How about a un/hide MenuBar hotkey? - IrfanView has that, for example ...
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Re: XE considerations ...

#2 Post by 14u24me » 10.04.2011, 07:55

AEN007 wrote: The Move Tabs hotkeys don't work like before. The tab moves 1 postition left or right,
but focus does not stay with the tab just moved - unlike before (which was better ...)
I agree

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Re: XE considerations ...

#3 Post by AEN007 » 10.04.2011, 08:45

13April2011
AEN007 wrote:9April2011
I just noticed that FCXEpα has NO infotip pops whether enabled or not ...
I just noticed that FCXEpα has info/tool/tips ONLY on a "mouseover" instead of when "in focus"/selected ...
(like it was with 9b and all other FilExplorers) ... maybe that could/should be a setting option:
Always, Only with MouseOver or Never ... ???
Am also looking forward to the next version with the ToggleInfoTips hotkey working ...

10April2011
Custom Columns has the Sorting ASC/DESC option but I don't see what effect this option has.
If the view is sorted on name column and I do my sort date hotkey,
the view sorts by date in ASC or DESC depending on whether the name column was sorted A or D.
(This seems true of ALL changes in sort options.
XE sorts the new column based on how the previous column was sorted.)
It seems to me if I have the date column set to DESC, then when I switch to sorting by date,
the view should FIRST sort by DESC regardless of how the other column was sorted.
I don't know if this is a "bug" or not ...

It would be nice if users could go between the left & right sections of the Settings popup window with the keyboard ...like was possible before... not just with the mouse like is only possible with XE ...

It would be nice if the Shift(or whatever)+anyletter hotkey(s) did not kill off 26 hotkey combos ...
Shift-W does not work as a hotkey even if there is no drive W ...
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Re: XE considerations ...

#4 Post by AEN007 » 28.04.2011, 05:55

28April2011
The FCXEpα seems to have a BIG problem with highlighted/selected items.
1) FCXEpα gives no info/tool/tips for a highlighted/selected item.
2) If I go between tabs or panes, already highlighted/selected items are not immediately responsive. For example, I have to hit F2(Rename) at least twice. If the the item was not highlighted/selected, when I switched to the tab/pane, the item is immediately responsive after highlighting/selecting.
3) Highlighted/Selected items do not remain highlighted/selected after a manual or automatic FCXEpα refresh. This is driving me crazy. FC9b and most all other (freeware) filexplorers keep highlighted/selected items highlighted/selected after a refresh.

17April2011
The "DOS" box popup doesn't behave "normally" as far as setting the placement & size.
The 9b "DOS" box popup and all others in general allow setting/fixing
the placement & size under the "Properties" option.
Users can make settings & then save the settings for all similarly named "DOS" boxes.
(This is written to registry @ HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console).

The FCXEpα "DOS" box placement & size cannot be set through Properties.
One has to use the "Defaults" option - which is then not specific to the "FreeCommander - DOS" popup.
I do not know why the FCXEpα "DOS" box behaves this way ...
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Re: XE considerations ...

#5 Post by Marek » 28.04.2011, 19:23

It would be nice if users could go between the left & right sections of the Settings popup window with the keyboard
It is possible with TAB key.
1) FCXEpα gives no info/tool/tips for a highlighted/selected item.
3) Highlighted/Selected items do not remain highlighted/selected after a manual or automatic FCXEpα refresh.
Works for me properly. How can I reproduce described problems?

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#6 Post by Marek » 28.04.2011, 20:03

The "DOS" box popup doesn't behave "normally" as far as setting the placement & size.
Thanks for the info about DOS box properties and registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console.
I have changed the DOS box and now the info from the registry will be used.

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#7 Post by AEN007 » 01.05.2011, 10:14

Marek wrote:
It would be nice if users could go between the left & right sections of the Settings popup window with the keyboard
It is possible with TAB key.
OK! lol ... but you might want to know that SHIFT-TAB gets stuck in the right section in some cases!
I only ever tried SHIFT-TAB to go from right to left ...
What about having Ctrl-Tab to switch between tabs in the right section?
Marek wrote:
1) FCXEpα gives no info/tool/tips for a highlighted/selected item.
3) Highlighted/Selected items do not remain highlighted/selected after a manual or automatic FCXEpα refresh.
Works for me properly. How can I reproduce described problems?
OK ... I tested a "virgin" FCpα.
I still never see any info/tool/tips for highlighted/selected items.
I only ever see info/tool/tips on a mouseover of any item (highlighted/selected or not).
I only ever see the name/tip popup when the filename is longer than the name column ...

The refresh worked on the virgin FCpα BUT ONLY until I set a custom column config.
Views with a custom column config have the refresh problem ...
My FCpα always uses one of dozens of custom column configs.

What does "Count of worker threads" mean?

FCpα gives me regularly (but not more than once a day) an error message popup when I close FCpα.
The popup says
Error Deleting File or Folder ...
I suppose this has to with setting "Auto backup - once per day". It does not seem that FCpα can log this error ...

FCpα has also crashed dozens of times on my XP laptops - usually (but not always)
when in a custom view for exes with dateiversion ...
Maybe you would like to see the crashreports?

What does the Save Settings menu item do?
It does not seem to do what "Auto save settings - on exit" does
I have saved settings - then later, after FCpα has crashed, when I reopen FCpα,
the settings I saved do not seem to have been saved.
Now when FCpα crashes, I click continue,
then close FCpα - which saves the existing settings ...

Any chance we might see tweaked Pre-α releases as you make changes?
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Re: XE considerations ...

#8 Post by AEN007 » 24.05.2011, 20:47

AEN007 wrote:FCpα has also crashed dozens of times on my XP laptops - usually (but not always)
when in a custom view for exes with dateiversion ...
I tried Dateiversion on xplorer² and experienced problems (but not as many),
so I switched to Product version (not exactly the same but seems to cause fewer problems ...)
Seems extracting Dateiversion is like extracting dimensions or duration or ... from avi files ...
a major resource drain ...
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Re: XE considerations ...

#9 Post by AEN007 » 26.05.2011, 08:11

26May2011
The FreeComm "sticky" (non-search file find? - what is this feature called?) is unique & great.
I do not have to quickly type all the characters of the file name I would like FC to find/highlight; however,
I often find that it is TOO sticky ...
I don't (at the moment) have anything more specific to input/suggest but
wish that somehow the feature was not SO sticky ...
that I did not always have to hit ESC to toggle off the feature ...
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Re: XE considerations ...

#10 Post by AEN007 » 11.09.2011, 17:36

11September2011

Greetings.
Today I downloaded the latest XE ßeta (.550).
I can see after a quick review that a number of issues
I posted here (and elsewhere) remain issues ...
I can also see a number of very welcome changes
to the previous XE ßeta I was using ...
I suppose I do not need to repost unresolved issues?
Thanks for FreeComm in any case!
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Re: XE considerations ...

#11 Post by AEN007 » 28.09.2011, 15:57

28September2011
Greetings.
I hope FCXE will address the still "OPEN" items I have previously posted.

The new FCXE has the search functionality. GREAT.
I have noticed that clicking the column dividers to autosize does not work properly.
How about adding the option to choose/set search result columns?
Just a thought ...
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Re: XE considerations ...

#12 Post by AEN007 » 29.09.2011, 08:54

29September2011
Greetings.
I think it is great that FCXE allows choosing any hotkey combo(s) for the "GoTo Drive" feature.
I think it would be great if FCXE allowed choosing any hotkey combo(s) for the "Favorites - Goto" feature ...
Right now all FCXE Favorites have to have a Ctrl-Shift prefix.
2xExplorer & xplorer² both allow customizing the Favorites hotkey combo(s)...
I try to keep my hotkeys standardized/uniform across apps when possible.
There are so many hotkeys combos to remember!
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Re: XE considerations ...

#13 Post by AEN007 » 20.11.2011, 11:49

20November2011
Greetings.
How about the option for FrC to display the driver letter and/or fullpath in the titlebar?
Is(Will) there (be) a way to set the default search template?
I usually do not want to include system files.
Now I have to create a tempate for that AND
apply the template each time I open the search dialog.

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#14 Post by Karol » 21.11.2011, 07:29

How about the option for FrC to display the driver letter and/or fullpath in the titlebar?
The old option works in FC XE too:
ShowFullPathInCaption=1

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Re: XE considerations ...

#15 Post by AEN007 » 22.11.2011, 10:21

22November2011
Greetings.
Thanks for the reply!
Karol wrote:The old option works in FC XE too:
ShowFullPathInCaption=1
I did not know about this (old) ini entry.
Is/Was(Will) there(be) no way to set that via the Settings GUI?
It could also be an option to display only the current drive letter and directory
(without all the top level directories / full path displayed) ...
xplorer² does that (and also displays that for the inactive tab) ...
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