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I started working on v5.3 update, but I am short on ideas, so why don't you drop us your own idea for improvement?
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A full Norton Commander mode, with white-on-blue colors and a button bar on the bottom side of the window. :)
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I already gave you my ideas before, but it seems Tuxman is just as hyped about some UI changes as I am lol.

Seriously, though ... nope, nothing new, really. It does what I want it to as I want it to.
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There have been extensions and work-arounds created by users over the decades that could make for useful extensions to the X2 base code. This would help new users of X2 to immediately gain the benefits of these extensions without needing to dig through years of forum entries, try, fail and try again to successfully integrate each one, then finally, after years of integration, see that all the effort was worth it, just as Windows 27 is released and dooms all file handlers that don't pay homage to Bill Gate$ to the scrap heap. :D
  1. Fix the missing $C and $U tokens when executed against an empty folder. Even empty folders have parents!
  2. Some of Kilmatead's extensions could be incorporated into X2 base code to prevent them becoming obsolete in future versions:
  3. Snakebyte's Menu++
  4. Snakebyte's MenuHack
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To the list Kilmatead extensions mentioned by PJ, I would add Endian Plugin 1005. It is utterly essential to my work, and I'd love to see it become an internal part of x2.
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if kilmatead's plugins work, why reinvent the wheel?
I was thinking about new features or improvements
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nikos wrote: 2022 Oct 05, 06:41 if kilmatead's plugins work, why reinvent the wheel?
I was thinking about new features or improvements
"...help new users of X2 to immediately gain the benefits of these extensions without needing to dig through years of forum entries..."

I guess I'm assuming you have an interest in growing the user base. Maybe I'm wrong.

"...Unfortunately there were issues with it and it has never been working...."
Some do, some don't. Again, better to have these added as new features than lost when the code breaks and the original authors (Kilmatead, Snakebyte...) are no longer around to support them.

Also, there are NOT plug-ins, they're bandaids.
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γεια σας

Proper implementation of a drive bar above each window in dual pane mode.
Yes I know you created a hack for this which I use on a old pc but upon installation of X2 in a new PC I can't get the hack to work.
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I was thinking about this... I am thinking of putting it together with the dual-tree added in v5.2
is that how you consider using it? with or without the tree?
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+1 for Kilmataed's and Snakebyte's work getting into x2 officially.

How many new users are going to find these? To a new user, these will be new features, for anyone else already familiar wth them and use them, they now know that this will be supported going forward.

Kilmataed and his musings hasn't been around for a while now, Snakebyte as well I think. These useful additions WILL break at some point and who will fix them?
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that would be an insult to kilmatead's legacy ;)
what I should do is perhaps write a blog post about these useful plugins so that people outside this forum will know about them
... only problem is that I don't use any of them, so perhaps
pj wrote: 2022 Oct 04, 17:35PJ
who had the idea, should write them up?
This is a serious proposition :)
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nikos wrote: 2022 Oct 06, 11:22 that would be an insult to kilmatead's legacy ;)
what I should do is perhaps write a blog post about these useful plugins so that people outside this forum will know about them
... only problem is that I don't use any of them, so perhaps
pj wrote: 2022 Oct 04, 17:35PJ
who had the idea, should write them up?
This is a serious proposition :)
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nikos wrote: 2022 Oct 06, 08:06 I was thinking about this... I am thinking of putting it together with the dual-tree added in v5.2
is that how you consider using it? with or without the tree?
I don't use trees at all. Only time I use tree is in vanilla explorer.
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Neither do I, honestly. (I never even liked Xtree.) I used trees a lot in the past, but a few years with several file managers have made me prefer to click through the folders directly.
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I think adding KIlmatead's extensions to X2 would actually be a way to honor him!

You asked for input, but when people give you some (that you apparently don't want to do) you make (non-technical) excuses as to why it would not be good. It is not necessary to include all of those addons from the two folk heros, but maybe several WOULD be useful enhancements.
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