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XYplorer 20.90
- Middle Truncation. Now you get the option to truncate overflowing filenames in the middle instead of at the end. Useful because the end of the name often has interesting info bits like dates or serial numbers.
- Dark Mode with Adaptive Colors. Now you can control the retina-friendliness of the Dark Mode. It's your choice whether brighter colors (selections, filters, highlights, etc) are automatically dimmed down a bit to make them softer on the eye.
- Duplicate Image Finder. Now the hash is also generated for ICO and CUR files, so these image types will also be searched and found
- Compilation Soundtrack. Compiled to the music of Bob Dylan

XYplorer 20.80
- Duplicate Image Finder. Now you can find image dupes, and fast. Quite handy when sweeping your photo collection. You can even sort images by visual similarity, an interesting feature and hard to find elsewhere.
- Compilation Soundtrack. Compiled to the music of Skip James

XYplorer 20.70
- This Is A BIG Maintenance Release. There have been numerous minor fixes and enhancements since 20.60
- Compilation Soundtrack. Compiled to the music of Blackberry Smoke

XYplorer 20.60
- Highlight Hovered Items. Now hovered items are optionally highlighted everywhere in the app. Huge usability boost
- Custom Tab Bar Height. Now you can modify the height of the tab bars on-the-fly by Ctrl+Shift+Wheel over any of them. Makes a larger click and drop target, and a lighter look
- Volume Labels In Folder View Settings. Now you can use volume labels instead of drive letters to specify the drive or folder to apply the settings to. Lets you store individual settings for your removable drives independently of ever-changing drive letters
- Compilation Soundtrack. Compiled to the music of Marc Bolan

XYplorer 20.50
- Filter By Properties. Now you can filter the file list by each of the hundreds of available item properties. E.g. you can show only those photos with a certain aspect ratio, or only those MP3s from a certain artist
- Filter By Lengths. Now you can filter the file list by the item name lengths. E.g. you can show only those items with 12 or less characters in the name, or only items longer than 259 characters
- Focus Next Selected Item. Now you can assign a keyboard shortcut of your choice to each of two new commands that move the focus to the next or previous selected item. Quite useful to quickly browse through the currently selected items while giving the mouse a rest
- Full Name Column Select. Having a hard time hitting the name of a short named file? Now you have the option to use the full width of the name column as click target. Should increase your hits
- Shuffle Your Files. There is a new dice shaped button on the toolbar. If you are feeling lucky and bored at the same time you can use it to shuffle your image, sound, or video collections
- Fat Recent Location Pin. Now the current path pin is drawn fatter than the others. So you know where you are at a glance
- Quick MIDI Preview. Now the Quick Audio Preview supports MIDI files
- Set Extension. Now the dialog has a Most Recently Used (MRU) list
- Flexible Size Format. This format has been improved to take even less horizontal space in the Size column
- Compilation Soundtrack. Compiled to the music of The Sweet

XYplorer 20.40
- Content Search and Preview. Now both 64-bit and 32-bit IFilters are supported. This broadens the support for previewing and searching the textual contents of complex document formats (e.g. Office files)
- Quick Refresh List. The white space context menu of the file list now features the command "Refresh List". A little gesture towards heavy mouse users
- Color Filters. Now you can optionally have Color Filters fill the whole column. Makes them more visible, especially with short-named files
- Previewed Audio Formats. Added DSD and DSF files (Sony’s DSD Stream File) to the previewed audio files. Note that this format is ID3V2 compliant and thus XYplorer will show the tags in the Preview Panel and in the various ID3-Tag columns. Needs a matching CODEC installed, of course
- Mouse Down Blow Up. The new "Fit width only" option is perfect for quickly previewing vertical images in best resolution for vertical-only panning
- Mouse Down Blow Up on Thumbnails and Icons. Now the middle mouse button can be used. Frees left and right button to perform their traditional tasks
- Compilation Soundtrack. Compiled to the music of Sanford Clark

XYplorer 20.30
- Numerous minor fixes and enhancements since 20.20
- Compilation Soundtrack. Compiled to the music of Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

XYplorer 20.20
- Append to Clipboard. The new Append command allows you to append files to the files that are currently in the clipboard. Hunt and collect.
- Clipboard Peek. Now the "Edit Clipboard" button provides a real-time indication of the current clipboard contents, so you always know whether there is something in the clipboard and of what kind it (text, image, files). The clipboard is no black box anymore
- Restore Previous Clipboard. Ever accidentally lost some valuable clipboard contents? Argh! Relax. The previous state of the clipboard is now automatically stored whenever the clipboard changes, and you can toggle the current and the previous state by using the new Restore Previous Clipboard command
- Nested Hamburger. Now the Hamburger menu in the Breadcrumb Bar ("Recently in the Breadcrumb Bar I asked for the Hamburger menu...") supports submenus
- Compilation Soundtrack. Compiled to the music of The Last Internationale

XYplorer 20.10
- Clipboard Markers. A new way of marking items that are currently in the clipboard, whether they are cut or copied
- Sorting. Now you can choose between three sort methods in folder tree and file list: Binary, Textual, Natural
- Recent Location Pins. Now you can customize the color and the number of the pins
- Reset Zoom. Now you can reset the font zoom to the startup values by pressing Ctrl+0
- Compilation Soundtrack. Compiled to the music of The Raconteurs

XYplorer 20.00
- Recent Location Pins: Navigating a huge folder tree is much easier with pins at your recently visited locations. One of those features you will never want to miss again
- Custom Colored Tabs: Now tabs can be individually colored
- Wheel Scroll Lines: Now you can customize the number of lines that are scrolled for each notch that the mouse wheel is rotated, independently of the host system settings
- Compilation Soundtrack: Compiled to the music of Gillian Welch & David Rawlings

XYplorer 19.90

Clipboard Viewer:
- What’s in the clipboard? What will happen when I paste now? Curious? Need to know for sure? Well, just hover the "Edit Clipboard" or "Paste" button in the toolbar for an instant preview of the current clipboard contents. No clicks required. And it even works for images

Paste Text As Item:
- Now you can paste a copy of the item(s) referred to by textual clipboard contents. Works with local paths and even with web addresses. Which means you can download a file to the current folder right from an http path in the clipboard

Dropped Messages From Thunderbird:
- Now, additional to Outlook, also emails dropped from Thunderbird are processed along the your settings for dropped messages

Editing Dropped Messages:
- Now you can trigger an edit prompt for each field you please (From, To, Subject, Date Sent). Helps when archiving emails

Transparent Images Preview:
- Now you have four options for how to display the transparent areas in images: Neutral, Grid, White, Black

Hover Box With Transparency:
- Now it supports the user-selected transparency background (Neutral, Grid, White, Black), and you can easily change it on-the-fly while the Hover Box is shown

Compilation Soundtrack:
- Compiled to the music of Mike Doughty

XYplorer 19.80
- Multi-User-Tagging. The concept of Multi-User-Tagging, i.e. sharing file tags within a networked team, is around for quite a while in XYplorer, but the first implementation lacked power, comfort, and elegance. Not anymore
- If you are looking for a way to implement a shared tagging system, you found it. Easy setup, fast automatic real-time synchronization, access control, and a large number of independent fields (Label, Tags, Comment, and 16 freely definable Extra Tags) for each file
- Give it a try, annotate a file and have all your team members see your notes in real-time in their file manager. And see their comments in your file manager. Your team is fully connected
- Status Log. Now the last 1000 changes in the Status Bar are permanently logged. It might be interesting to see what those rapidly changing Status Bar messages actually said, or what exactly you were doing 15 minutes ago. Now you can find out
- Compilation Soundtrack. Compiled to the music of Fanny, "The Godmothers of Chick Rock."

XYplorer 19.70
- File Tagging. Now you have sixteen freely definable Extra Columns, sixteen user fields for each file and folder, fields that you can fill, display, sort by, search for, carry around on a stick, and share with your team
- Quick Jump. Now double-clicking a cell in the Path column will open that path and auto-select the double-clicked item
- Compilation Soundtrack. Compiled to the music of Kurt Vile

XYplorer 19.60
- Maintenance: This is primarily a maintenance release with lots of bug fixes and small improvements, especially concerning the new Dark Mode
- Disallow Delete By Key: Now you can prevent accidental deletions-by-key in the folder tree
- Confirm Delete: The Confirm Delete prompt has been much improved
- Selection Stats: The Selection Stats dialog prompt has been much improved
- Random Rename: For what it's worth, now you can rename any number of files to random strings. Might come in handy if you make your money as a spy
- Compilation Soundtrack: Compiled to the music of Larkin Poe

XYplorer 19.50
- Dark Mode
- Compilation Soundtrack

XYplorer 19.40

- Archive Contents Preview. Now you can preview the contents of archives just by hovering the file icon. No clicks required. Works for ZIP and, if WinRAR and/or 7-Zip is installed, for RAR, TAR, GZ, 7Z, and many other archive formats
- Live Filter Box. Now you can choose the position of the Live Filter Box. Either it is shown right of the Address Bar, or in the left end of the Status Bar
- Hover Box Icon. Now you can toggle the visibility of the file icon in the status section of the Hover Box: Simply press key "I"
- Hover Box Status. Now you can cycle the amount of information shown in the status section of the Hover Box: Simply press key "S"
- Compilation Soundtrack. Compiled to the music of Khruangbin

XYplorer 19.30

Folder Contents Preview:
- Now you can get a folder contents preview in the Hover Box. Simply hover a folder and see its top 20 items instantly listed in a small popup. Works in the folder tree and the file list. Addictive is an understatement. This will change the way you work. Your file management will become smooth and silent through a reduction of futile clicks

Mouse Up Show Down:
- Now it’s available also in the folder tree. Like in the List it works on mouse up on the folder icons. Lets you quickly peek into folders without leaving the current location. Lets you even list and open files right from the tree

Canvas Color Toggle:
- Now you can quickly toggle the background color of the Hover Box for images. Cool feature for photographers

Invalid Filename Warning:
- Now you get a warning in the status bar when a file or folder with an invalid filename (invalid in the Windows shell, not in NTFS) is selected in the file list. Leading or trailing spaces are made visible by a replacement character

Horizontal Scrolling:
- Now Shift+Wheel horizontally scrolls folder tree and file list

XYplorer 19.20
- Mouse Up Show Down. What about a mouse-driven instant non-invasive Folder Contents Preview that lets you look into a folder without opening it? You can jump into subfolders or open files right from the preview. You will get hooked to this amazing speed booster in a second and never look back
- Tab Colors. Now you can have the selected tab auto-match the color of the breadcrumb bar of each pane. So what? Well, try it. It makes a lot of sense in terms of user guidance and interface balance
- Tree Path Colors. Just like with tabs you now can also have the "Tree Path Tracing" auto-match the color of the breadcrumb bar of each pane. It’s a small thing but it makes everything look better
- Drag and Clone. In all small lists where you can drag items to a new position you now can drag-and-clone an item by Ctrl+Drag
- Remove Search and Filters. The context menu of the Search Information Bar and Filter Information Bar now tells you what you can do with a double click: Remove the search, or the filter. You always could, but now you know

XYplorer 19.10
- This Is A BIG Maintenance Release. A major Windows 10 related issue regarding XYplorer’s portable devices support has been finally resolved, and there have been numerous minor fixes and enhancements since 19.00.

XYplorer 19.00

Hover Box:
- XYplorer’s zero-click wonder, the HoverBox, now supports thumbnail previews for text, image, video, office, and PDF files. A pleasure for your eyes and your tendons. Immediate addiction guaranteed

Select On Hover:
- Optionally you can now select list items by just hovering their icon. Another comfy zero-click service

Find Hidden Files:
- The new "Find hidden" option lets you find all items regardless of any settings that might currently hide them

XYplorer 18.90
- Drag Status Box. The Drag Status Box™ is a color-coded information box shown at the mouse pointer when hovering over a drop target
- You turn it on/off here: Configuration | General | Menus, Mouse, Safety | Safety Belts | Show drag status box. That’s all you need to know. The rest is plug and play as they used to say many moons ago. Nothing to learn, nothing to know. It just works in a natural self-explaining way in full harmony with the universe
- The Drag Status Box moves with the mouse while dragging 5 items from the file list to the folder tree
- Prevent Unwanted Dragging. Now you can disallow dragging from folder tree and file list independently. Lets you for example protect the tree from potentially disastrous drag-and-drop mistakes while keeping the list drag-ready to rock

These are the options you want to play with for better drag-disaster protection:
- Configuration | General | Menus, Mouse, Safety | Safety Belts | Disallow left-dragging from folder tree
- Configuration | General | Menus, Mouse, Safety | Safety Belts | Disallow left-dragging from file list
- Drag-disaster protection here
- Toolbar Font Size. Now Ctrl+Wheel over the Toolbar changes the button captions font size on the fly and with high granularity
- This only works when toolbar button captions are turned on. Do it here: Tools | Customize Toolbar (Ctrl+Shift+F9), then Options | Show Button Captions

XYplorer 18.80
- Open Throw Away Clone. Now you can open a clone of the current XYplorer instance in read-only mode. You can use such a clone for quick in-between jobs that should not affect your main configuration. Highly useful
- Selection Colors. Now you can customize the text and background colors of selected items. Offers you a break from the age-old white-on-blue without messing with the Windows system-wide color settings
- Vertical Grid. Now you can have vertical grid lines in the details view
- Live Filter Highlights. Now the matching parts can be highlighted
- Filename Length Info. Now a yellow warning icon is shown in the box when the new filename would trigger a move-on-rename
- Toolbar Captions. Now you can customize the number of caption lines. The more lines you use the less horizontal space is taken by each button
- Scripting. Added Compound Assignment Operators .=, +=, -=, *=, /=, =.

XYplorer 18.70
- Filename Length InfoNow you can have a little info bar at the right end of the inline rename box showing the current length of the filename and also (in parentheses) the length of the full pathThe bar turns red when the item name is overlong (longer than 259 characters) and warns you if you enter characters that are not valid in a filename
- Find Text in Text BoxesNow all text boxes support a basic find dialog that lets you search for strings inside the text
- More LabelsRaised the maximum number from 16 to 32, so now you can label your files with up to 32 color labels
- Hover BoxNow it supports previewing cursor files

XYplorer 18.60.0200
- Minor bug fixes and enhancements

XYplorer 18.60.0100
- Minor bug fixes and enhancements

XYplorer 18.60.0000

Self Update:
- Now the updated app will auto-run after self-update

Transparency Grid:
- Now you can customize the two checkerboard grid colors
- Numerous Small Improvements and Fixes

XYplorer 18.50.0300
- Minor bug fixes and enhancements

XYplorer 18.50.0200
- Change log not available for this version

XYplorer 18.50.0100
- Minor bug fixes and enhancements

XYplorer 18.50.0000

Toolbar Captions:
- Finally XYplorer’s newbie-friendliness extends to the toolbar. If you ever wanted to know what those colorful toolbar buttons actually do, this version comes with optional captions. To turn on the captions use menu command Tools | Customize Toolbar... (Ctrl+Shift+F9), then click the Options button in the Customize Toolbar dialog, and tick Show Button Captions. Well, this is definitely a newbie-only feature (but hey, we all should honor our inner newbie once in a while). Fortunately you can scroll the toolbar (by dragging it with the mouse) to move the rest of the buttons into view

Sync Caps:
- Now Sync Folders ensures that the capitalization (lower/upper case letters in the item names) of the target files and folders exactly matches that of the source items. There is nothing to learn. It just works.

Filtered Sync:
- Now you can explicitly include and exclude files and folders from Sync Folders by passing a list of patterns to the job. Wildcards supported. Scripting abilities needed

Shortcut Overlays:
- Now you can say no to shortcut overlays

XYplorer 18.40.0100
- Minor bug fixes and enhancements

XYplorer 18.40.0000

Sync Folders:
- Finally XYplorer lets you synchronize two folders. It's a one-way sync, also known as mirror sync: The target folder is made to be like the source folder. Now it's just a toolbar button away
- Advanced Users: Scripting support lets you create buttons or batches for frequently recurring sync tasks

Time Stamping:
- Now you can easily "touch" files (set the filetime to now) via the context menu

Know Your Clipboard:
- The Paste toolbar button now shows what's in the clipboard, i.e. the stuff that will be pasted if you click the button

Backup Speed:
- Backup operations are much faster now when most items are skipped, which is the common case in large incremental backups

XYplorer 18.30.0000
- Touchscreen Mode. Bigger icons are just a click away now. Big enough to be touched with big fingers. The fonts get bigger, too. Easier to read in harsh lighting conditions.
- Time Stamping. Now you can edit file dates right from the list column. You can even paste a file date from the clipboard directly into the column. Multiple files can be stamped in one go.
- Age Display. The unit "week" has been replaced by "month". Easier to process for most brains assumingly.

XYplorer 18.20.0300
- Minor bug fixes and enhancements

XYplorer 18.20.0200
- Minor bug fixes and enhancements

XYplorer 18.20.0100
- Change log not available for this version

XYplorer 18.20.0000
- Age Circles: Little visual helpers that let you instantly grasp the rough age of a file. No more brain power wasted on deciphering date strings. Addictive killer feature of the year so far
- Age Tips: Now when you hover any cell in any date column the corresponding age is displayed in a tooltip

XYplorer 18.10.0100
- Minor bug fixes and enhancements

XYplorer 18.10.0000

Hamburger at the Breadcrumbs:
- A new button brings some often used commands closer to the mouse. Actually we should have made it a Cheeseburger to attract the mouse even more. The button pops a menu that is fully customizable. However, you need to acquaint yourself with light programming skills to make it happen. No worries, even the default commands will likely streamline your workflow

Dual Pane Commands:
- Added commands "Move to Other Pane" and "Copy to Other Pane" to the context menu of any selected items

Dual Permanent Startup Path:
- Now can define a permanent startup path for each pane. Use the field Configuration | General | Startup & Exit | Permanent startup path and enter both paths separated by a double pipe (||). For example, to open pane 1 always in C:, and pane 2 always in D:, enter C:||D:

Toolbar Goes Nuts:
- New buttons "Move to Recent Locations" and "Copy to Recent Locations" drop the list of recent locations as targets to move/copy the currently selected items to. Use command Tools | Customize Toolbar... (Ctrl+Shift+F9) to add the button(s) to your toolbar. BTW, the icon is an acorn, typically collected by squirrels in their storage locations. Well, that's the idea, collecting stuff in known places. The Copy acorn is blue as in blueprint (= copy)

XYplorer 18.00.0000
- Persistent Live Filters. Now optionally Live Filters persist across folders, and are remembered across tab switches and across sessions
- User-Defined Preview Handlers. Now you can freely associate particular file types with particular preview handlers. This means full preview control without touching the registry

XYplorer 17.90.0400
- Minor bug fixes and enhancements

XYplorer 17.90.0300
- Minor bug fixes and enhancements

XYplorer 17.90.0200
- Minor bug fixes and enhancements

XYplorer 17.90.0100
- Minor bug fixes and enhancements

XYplorer 17.90.0000

Size Graphics:
- Now the size column can have graphical representations of the byte counts right in the column. Simply right-click the size column header and choose between three options: No Graphics, Circles, Bars

Size Tooltips:
- The size column now always shows a tooltip (even if the text is not cropped) with the exact byte count of the hovered item. Saves lots of clicks when you are interested in exact numbers

Live Filtering:
- Now you can filter-as-you-type right in the file list. Try it and you will love it. A brilliant way to tame long file lists and focus on what’s important now

Icon Lists:
- Now you can specify a list of icons that are shown side by side for each item in custom columns. Write a script to determine which icons are shown for each particular file. This lets you present file information in a visually catchy way

XYplorer 17.80.0000

Icons in Custom Columns:
- Now you can create your own columns and have them display icons of your choice. E.g. you could create a column that shows a special camera icon for all photos that were shot with a Nikon. Make stand out what’s important to you, and do it in a way that works best for you and your eyes

Circles in Custom Columns:
- Now you can decorate your files with colorful circles. Brings back a long-missed psychedelic kindergarten vibe to file management

Scroll Margin:
- Introducing a smart little usability enhancer that gives some context to your cursor when moving up or down the list with the arrow keys. Lets you see where you are going before you go there. Relaxing

XYplorer 17.70.0200
- Minor bug fixes and enhancements

XYplorer 17.70.0100
- The last version, v17.70.0000, had an issue where the mouse input was not released to other processes under certain conditions. Nothing dangerous but certainly annoying. It’s fixed now.

XYplorer 17.70.0000

Hover Box:
- When hovering a file icon or caption of an image file a popup shows a thumbnail and basic file, image, and photo information. A highly addictive zero click preview.

Keyboard Navigation:
- Now you can navigate the list and open files and folders right from the Live Filter Box. Productivity boost for typers.

Live Filter Box:
- Now you can type a space to see only those items with at least one space in their name. Sounds lame but File Explorer can’t do it.

XYplorer 17.60.0100
- Minor bug fixes and enhancements

XYplorer 17.60.0000

Find Files by Path:
- Now you can find items by the name of their parent folder or full path, using a simple inline switch

New Overwrite Prompt:
- Redesigned the dialog for clarity and usability

Audio Properties:
- Now the basic audio properties (Bit Rate, Sample Rate, Channels, Length) are shown right in the Large Tiles view. Allows for a quick glance without displaying any spacy extra columns

XYplorer 17.50.0200
- Change log not available for this version

XYplorer 17.50.0200
- Change log not available for this version

XYplorer 17.50.0000

Quick Audio Preview:
- Mouse down on the file icon to hear the sound. Mouse move to scroll. Mouse up to stop. MP3, WAV, FLAC, OGG... you name it. With interactive progress bar. Probably the most convenient audio file previewer on the planet.

Support of Filenames Ending With Dot or Space:
- Those filenames are invalid in the Windows name space and the shell cannot do anything with them. Delete, rename, move, it all fails with the standard File Explorer. XYplorer now can handle them.

Extra Large Toolbar:
- Now you can have extra large buttons (48x48 pixels). Increases toolbar usability on high-resolution screens.

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