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by astewart
2021 Mar 09, 01:29
Forum: DeskRule search engine
Topic: deskrule v2.3 released
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: deskrule v2.3 released

As good as X², I might have to actually try this product out. If you like it, but your loyalty to xplorer² says you do everything you need there, you might be interested in this Autohotkey script. You can invoke deskrule from the context menu in xplorer² instead of using the Find function. Then Aut...
by astewart
2021 Mar 08, 18:39
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: 1st buglet discovered
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: 1st buglet discovered

As a neo-AHK user, can you please post the code you use with AHK to silence the Quickview window? -------------- PJ in FL This is a portion of a larger script that uses XButton1 to close or minimize any window under the mouse as appropriate. For a hand full of programs, I want minimize, and for som...
by astewart
2021 Mar 04, 20:30
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: Xplorer² @ Wikipedia
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Xplorer² @ Wikipedia

In a fit of nostalgia, I went to Wikipedia to look up some software birthdates. Looking at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_file_managers I found very old info for Xplorer². Latest stable version December 13, 2017; 3 years ago (3.5.0.2) There are also some question marks in the tables for...
by astewart
2021 Mar 04, 18:17
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: 1st buglet discovered
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: 1st buglet discovered

... "bug" reported by astewart, it will be fixed ... peek preview isn't compulsory, like covid vaccination, so you don't have to worry about it :) Yay, after a decade of radio silence, I have a bug kill. I have already vaccinated myself against this viral bug with an Autohotkey exception for the WT...
by astewart
2021 Mar 04, 01:41
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: 1st buglet discovered
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: 1st buglet discovered

A peek preview nano-bug: the peek display can be dismissed with "any" key, but if that key is alt-F4, then alt-Q is no longer responsive. I have an Autohotkey script that quickly closes any window under the mouse using xbutton2 to raise the window and send alt-F4. I reflexively use it everywhere and...
by astewart
2019 Mar 29, 17:38
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: Pop up window behind the main window
Replies: 10
Views: 279

Re: Pop up window behind the main window

@astewart, is this "window behind" problem something that started with the latest version 4.2 or you had it before? As I said, it's been happening for some time, but I don't know how far back it goes. when you try to delete (e.g. a PDF) from xplorer2, doesn't the quick previewer hide the preview? T...
by astewart
2019 Mar 27, 17:09
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: Pop up window behind the main window
Replies: 10
Views: 279

Re: Pop up window behind the main window

what happens when you do the same thing in windows explorer? For me, same File in Use dialog, but in front as expected. The explorer window has a normal cursor, not Wait, and can be made active (selection changed, etc), but the File in Use dialog remains on top, inactive, while moving around the ma...
by astewart
2019 Mar 26, 20:56
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: Pop up window behind the main window
Replies: 10
Views: 279

Re: Pop up window behind the main window

He's not the only one seeing this. Right now I have a folder in my %Temp% dir, PDFXShellExt, and one file in it, which are in use by xplorer² according to Unlocker. If I try to delete with the Delete toolbar button, I get the dialog File In Use popping up behind the main xplorer² window. Depending o...
by astewart
2018 Feb 16, 19:01
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: xplorer2 v4.0 released
Replies: 31
Views: 1743

Re: xplorer2 v4.0 released

the idea is that unless you run a macro, you are not sure it works properly, so there's no point saving it. If you watch the demo videos in the announcement page at the top of this discussion, you will get a better picture how it is designed to work OK, I didn't watch the video before. But in the v...
by astewart
2018 Feb 16, 04:30
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: xplorer2 v4.0 released
Replies: 31
Views: 1743

Re: xplorer2 v4.0 released

I complained about having to run macros to really save them during beta testing... nikos just said you can click debug and then stop it instead of running but I don't like that either... maybe many others will complain and nikos will fix it :) Well, if you don't know the secret handshake (saving is...
by astewart
2018 Feb 15, 21:52
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: xplorer2 v4.0 released
Replies: 31
Views: 1743

Re: xplorer2 v4.0 released

No problem with installation or new key (lifetime user). I had a problem with macros, though. If I create a new macro and "Save"/name it, but don't "Run" it, it's not actually saved. If I "Run" it and then "Save" it, it's not saved. If I "Save" it and then "Run" it, it IS saved. Also, if I create a ...
by astewart
2016 Mar 10, 18:54
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: x2 v3.2 final(?)
Replies: 17
Views: 1710

Re: x2 v3.2 final(?)

nikos wrote:do you have the advaced option set "color coding applied on inactive views"?
I also have this set. Unsetting makes it behave as you say. I also consider having archive bg applied to the inactive pane as useful. I thought it was a feature.

Alan
by astewart
2016 Mar 09, 19:23
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: x2 v3.2 final(?)
Replies: 17
Views: 1710

Re: x2 v3.2 final(?)

* registry setting rgbZipFolderBgcol sets the background color when browsing special folders like ZIP/7Z/RAR archives. In dual mode, if the inactive pane is showing the archive background color, and "Same folder" (Force) is used to an non-archive folder, the inactive bg doesn't change until that pa...
by astewart
2016 Mar 06, 08:54
Forum: DeskRule search engine
Topic: build 1206 released
Replies: 12
Views: 2256

Re: build 1206 released

Agreed, Contents combined with any comparator is probably sufficient. Contents with any arithmetic operator would be a syntax error, unless you were prepared to introduce a substring notation, say Contents{6-9} for a four character substring. I could think of uses for that on the headers or tails of...
by astewart
2016 Mar 06, 07:09
Forum: DeskRule search engine
Topic: build 1206 released
Replies: 12
Views: 2256

Re: build 1206 released

Sure, I already have saved searches for some purposes, but "Save search" saves properties and a set of values/ranges for those properties. In my use, new values/ranges are extracted from a live data set. The AutoHotkey "hack" is to extract that data to generate and run a Detective rule with one keys...