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xplorer2 4309 beta

Post by nikos » 2020 Mar 01, 08:51

another beta version with some improvements as recommended by tester(s)
www.zabkat.com/test/xplorer2_setup64_ult_beta.exe

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Re: xplorer2 4309 beta

Post by pschroeter » 2020 Mar 04, 07:36

I've been been trying this beta out and appreciate the changes you made. I'll keep playing with, but I get the feeling we are getting close to the final release.

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Re: xplorer2 4309 beta

Post by nikos » 2020 Mar 04, 09:33

unless you come up with some other glitches or recommendations, I'm done! :)

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Re: xplorer2 4309 beta

Post by FrizzleFry » 2020 Mar 12, 03:28

I'm getting something strange in this latest beta. When I open any alternate layouts (Window menu) from the default layout window x2 opens that layout as expected but also the Control Panel opens. The CP window does not open when starting layouts from alternate layouts.

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Re: xplorer2 4309 beta

Post by nikos » 2020 Mar 12, 08:13

even after a reboot?

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Re: xplorer2 4309 beta

Post by longfellow » 2020 Mar 12, 11:28

Beta's working fine here. I've taken the new features for a test drive and haven't been able to break anything. :)

I can't reproduce the layout bug FrizzleFry mentions above.

One thing that does need to change is having all the help linked to open in Internet Explorer. IE is legacy software now, just let help open in the user's default browser. YouTube is dropping support for IE, so one day soon the links to your "How do I?" videos won't work.

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Re: xplorer2 4309 beta

Post by neko » 2020 Mar 12, 12:13

longfellow wrote:
2020 Mar 12, 11:28
One thing that does need to change is having all the help linked to open in Internet Explorer. IE is legacy software now, just let help open in the user's default browser. YouTube is dropping support for IE, so one day soon the links to your "How do I?" videos won't work.
This!! How can that be the case in 2020? :shock:

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Re: xplorer2 4309 beta

Post by FrizzleFry » 2020 Mar 12, 15:00

nikos wrote:
2020 Mar 12, 08:13
even after a reboot?
A reboot seems to have cleared up that Control Panel thing... it seems I remember that happening once before...

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Re: xplorer2 4309 beta

Post by nikos » 2020 Mar 13, 06:42

there is an advanced option that disables IE as the default help engine, search for BROWSER in the advanced options dialog

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Re: xplorer2 4309 beta

Post by neko » 2020 Mar 13, 10:21

Thank you Nikos. I have to say that I didn't even try to find out if there is option for that. Of course there was, this is xplorer2!

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Re: xplorer2 4309 beta

Post by longfellow » 2020 Mar 13, 11:04

nikos wrote:
2020 Mar 13, 06:42
there is an advanced option that disables IE as the default help engine, search for BROWSER in the advanced options dialog
Well, who knew? :)

Unfortunately, this does not quite work. The "How do I?" topics open correctly in the user's default browser. but trying to open the Quick Start Guide gives a "File not found" error. The Quick Start Guide is where it's supposed to be, at

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C:/Program%20Files/zabkat/xplorer2/x2help.htm
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file:///C:/Program%20Files/zabkat/xplorer2/x2help.htm%23toc
I would guess the "%23toc" is what's throwing it off?

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Re: xplorer2 4309 beta

Post by neko » 2020 Mar 14, 10:17

longfellow wrote:
2020 Mar 13, 11:04
I would guess the "%23toc" is what's throwing it off?
Yes, it is that "%23" (which is #). file:///C:/Program%20Files/xplorer2/x2help.htm#toc works just fine, as other anchors on that page.

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Re: xplorer2 4309 beta

Post by nikos » 2020 Mar 15, 09:38

xplorer2 is sending the #toc string correctly but your browser must be mangling it. Which internet browser are you using? I tried chrome and it works as expected

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Re: xplorer2 4309 beta

Post by longfellow » 2020 Mar 15, 17:19

I'm using Brave, which is Chromium based and should render the same. To be sure, I also tested this in Google Chrome, which also mangles the URL and throws the file not found error. So why does it work for you, but not me? I suppose it could be something systemic, but I can't think what. Parsing the URL is handled by the browser, not the system.

It's definitely the encoded number sign ('%23') which is causing the problem; if I substitute the number sign ('#') for the encoded number sign, it works as it should.

(btw, Win 10 here)

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Re: xplorer2 4309 beta

Post by nikos » 2020 Mar 16, 08:48

the help file URL is sent correctly out of xplorer2, so I don't think there's something else I can do?

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