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Post by nikos » 2004 Oct 09, 15:04

I've been adding some nice new features to xplorer2:
* folder tabs
* better file copy

The following link will give you access to the betas:
See the included README.txt file for details on installing and running

www.ps.ic.ac.uk/~umeca74/dbmon.zip (2.3MB)

thanks for your feedback!

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I like new tabs!

Post by devic » 2004 Oct 09, 15:46

very nice idea with tabs! I will use it instead of normal xplorer2 :)

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Post by yan_00_s » 2004 Oct 09, 17:29

Tabs. Yet another reason to get addicted to xplorer² ... :)

Great new feature.

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Post by longfellow » 2004 Oct 09, 18:35

Is it possible to move among the tabs using the keyboard, or are we stuck with the mouse for now?

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Post by nikos » 2004 Oct 09, 18:52

ctrl+alt+arrows
there's a tip about this
if you diff the old and new help and tips file you'll discover some goodies!

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Post by longfellow » 2004 Oct 09, 21:56

OK, thanks! Goodies, indeed! :)

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xplorer2 in now truly Quadratic!

Post by pmike » 2004 Oct 11, 04:51

With tabs, x2 in now truly Quadratic! :D

Good work, Nikos.

P.S.
My only dislike of scrap frames is that they open a new window.
Could a future x2 have scrap frames launch in tabs instead?

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Post by bloomfield » 2004 Oct 11, 07:12

Great job!
I was expecting impatiently those features for some time :). Now x2 can realy aim to the best file explorer title.

PS: Just an idea: Put numbers in front of tab names like "1: Test @ D:\" and put shortcuts ALT + 1, ALT + 2 to switch directly to the tab (this is how SciTE does).

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Post by nikos » 2004 Oct 11, 07:33

scraps in tabs is a good idea but difficult to implement

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Post by rulle » 2004 Oct 11, 10:26

Thanks for the tabs, they're great. A method used for creating new tabs which I find very convenient is by double-clicking in the empty space next to a tab (examples are Opera browser and foobar player). Would it be possible to implement this in x2?

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Post by nikos » 2004 Oct 11, 10:49

this is easy but not consistent
to start with there are no tabs showing so there's nowhere to click!

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Post by rulle » 2004 Oct 11, 11:49

Maybe if there was an "Always show tabs" option it would be consistent enough?

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Post by nikos » 2004 Oct 11, 12:42

isn't that a waste of space though?

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Post by joeking » 2004 Oct 11, 18:38

just an observation

if you start the 1.0.03 version then try to start the beta version you don't get the folders groups option in the customize menu.

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Post by nikos » 2004 Oct 11, 19:01

you can't run 2 versions in parallel, unless you use the /P command line switch. otherwise the 2nd copy will run as a new window in the first process

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