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by pschroeter
2014 Feb 21, 23:34
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: Get X2 to show thumbnails for PNG files in thumbnail view
Replies: 8
Views: 1361

Re: Get X2 to show thumbnails for PNG files in thumbnail vie

nikos wrote:are these on some slow or network folder? Can you see thumbnails on your local hard disk?
No, they are just on the hard drive connected to the computer in the study. I keep wondering if it could have something to do with being saved from Paint.NET.
by pschroeter
2014 Feb 17, 20:12
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: Get X2 to show thumbnails for PNG files in thumbnail view
Replies: 8
Views: 1361

Re: Get X2 to show thumbnails for PNG files in thumbnail vie

if your pngs are large in size, make sure your thumbnail extraction limit isn't set too low (TOOLS > OPTIONS menu) Thank you for your quick answer. I had thought of that. I had the “limits for extracting” set to “0” for unlimited file size. As an experiment I set it to 100 million and it still does...
by pschroeter
2014 Feb 17, 00:02
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: Get X2 to show thumbnails for PNG files in thumbnail view
Replies: 8
Views: 1361

Get X2 to show thumbnails for PNG files in thumbnail view

I notice xplorer² doesn’t show thumbnails for PNG files though it does show a preview of the image in the Quick viewer. I also noticed thumbnails are generated for them in Windows 8 File Explorer, so I don’t think the proper handler is missing. Any ideas how I can get xplorer² to show thumbnails for...
by pschroeter
2013 Oct 28, 04:54
Forum: Computers and internet
Topic: Windows update won't install
Replies: 1
Views: 2056

Windows update won't install

I have a Windows 8 update (KB2802618) that repeatedly installs, but doesn’t take and stays in the update list. It appears to be holding up my upgrading to Windows 8.1. Any ideas? Microsoft needs to realize I don't use the Start Screen and rarely use Metro apps. While I still want to get the upgrade ...
by pschroeter
2013 Oct 10, 20:22
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: x² 2.4 "now available"
Replies: 8
Views: 1776

Re: x² 2.4 "now available"

Could you please put the date it was released in the message so I don't try to upgrade to a version I upgraded to a month ago?

Dear xplorer² customer (or mailing list subscriber)

xplorer² version 2.4 was recently released on September 6. It f...
by pschroeter
2013 Aug 27, 05:56
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: what price quality?
Replies: 22
Views: 3779

Re: what price quality?

If you don't raise the price you could use the lack of a price increase for marketing: 10 years and still only 30 dollars!
For some psychological reason $40 dollars seems like a big price increase to me, but something like $35.99 doesn't bother me.
by pschroeter
2013 Jul 14, 06:55
Forum: Computers and internet
Topic: Way to edit Microsoft Word 2013 right-click menu?
Replies: 1
Views: 3645

Way to edit Microsoft Word 2013 right-click menu?

Can someone help me with directions to edit the text right-click menu in Word 2013? Or point me to better directions with VBA or an addin? I recently upgraded from Word 2002 and I am shocked by what Word no longer lets me do, such as customize right-click menus and other parts of the interface. I wa...
by pschroeter
2013 Jun 27, 21:41
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: Using Shred on the HD of an XP computer I'm about to retire
Replies: 2
Views: 664

Using Shred on the HD of an XP computer I'm about to retire

I'm thinking of using the Shred function in xplorer²’ to wipe a hard drive of an Windows XP computer I getting ready to retire. I don’t think I need to shred everything but is everything outside the Windows and Programs folders safe to erase?
by pschroeter
2013 May 25, 19:38
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: Congrats, X2 got mentioned on Lifehacker again
Replies: 1
Views: 712

Congrats, X2 got mentioned on Lifehacker again

http://lifehacker.com/top-10-paid-apps-that-are-well-worth-their-price-509701475 The article is "Top 10 Paid Apps That Are Well Worth Their Price." It is listed at number 2 2. Xplorer2 and Path Finder Windows Explorer and the Finder are pretty simplistic, and sometimes that's good. But when you nee...
by pschroeter
2013 May 12, 21:23
Forum: x2 / 2X General
Topic: New monitor stretching video display horizontally
Replies: 1
Views: 6015

New monitor stretching video display horizontally

I recently replaced an old CRT monitor with a new LCD monitor. The new monitor is wide screen, as every monitor I looked at was. Now everything shown on screen is stretched side to side by 30%. Is there a way to correct this? I thought the video drivers would recognize the situation automatically, b...
by pschroeter
2013 Feb 02, 07:57
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: blog: do it like aristotle
Replies: 42
Views: 10725

http://www.historyonthenet.com/Medieval_Life/images/huntersinthesnow.jpg (And no, I don't think "Breugellian" is a proper adjectification either, but the life in art should be allowed a few nuances here and there.  And no, I don't think "adjectification" is a real word either, but he who holds the ...
by pschroeter
2013 Feb 02, 05:54
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: If I could add one new feature to xplorer²
Replies: 3
Views: 902

If I could add one new feature to xplorer²

I have decided the one new feature that would make my work with xplorer² a lot easier would be the ability to add a predefined, named, saved filter to the Autofilter menu. I see a little checkbox that appears when you name a custom filter that adds the filter in alphabetical order somewhere near the...
by pschroeter
2013 Jan 08, 05:03
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: Moving xplorer² to a new computer
Replies: 2
Views: 937

Moving xplorer² to a new computer

If I get a new computer in the future, to move xplorer² to it, will I just have to install xplorer², enter my activation code, and import my saved settings file? Will this bring over all my custom icons and settings? One of the reasons I ask it I would be jumping from Windows XP to Windows 8. Now th...
by pschroeter
2013 Jan 08, 04:49
Forum: Computers and internet
Topic: Any advice on buying a new computer and monitor
Replies: 2
Views: 2017

Any advice on buying a new computer and monitor

Any advice on buying a new computer and monitor for my father? I want a desktop that can handle the Internet, word processing, and light gaming duties. One urgent need is it should be able to run my 82 year old father’s Lotus 123 program and the spreadsheets he created for it which keep track of his...
by pschroeter
2013 Jan 07, 22:17
Forum: xplorer² Professional
Topic: blog: the truth about USB sticks
Replies: 12
Views: 3485

Re: blog: the truth about USB sticks

I remember the hard shell 1.4MB floppies my Mac Plus in the 80s used seemed so futuristic after the flat PC 5-1/4 disks with an exposed media slot where the drive read the disc, which you put in sleeves after you were done using them. I also think I remember before I got my first hard drive (20 MB w...