Release 7.20

XYplorer 7.20 has been released on 09-Jun-2008. Here's a quick introduction to the main new features:

Support for editing Unicode filenames. Finally, XYplorer supports inline renaming for filenames containing non-ANSI Unicode characters.

Warp speed through new "treeless browsing". Ever since, the Tree shows basically the same path as the Window Title, the Address Bar and the File List: If you change the current path by any of the numerous ways available in XYplorer, the Tree is automatically adjusted to the new location. Even, if you don't really need that service... The new toggle "Auto-Synchronize Tree" allows you to turn off the Tree temporarily. Here are some of the reasons for doing this:

(1) It offers a uniform maximum browsing speed that's totally independent of the nesting depth of the target locations. For example, if you quickly need to check size and version of a particular system file, it is totally pointless to expand the tree down to system32, because all you need is a quick glance at that file in the file list. Or, if you have a script that needs to visit some location -- why should the tree get busy here?

(2) It keeps the Tree in a stable state and position while browsing. For example, this can be valuable when collecting stuff from various locations via drag+drop into a couple of target folders -- no need to scroll the tree anymore: The Tree just sits there and waits.

(3) It makes consequent use of XYplorer's many ways of going to a new place: Address Bar, Tabs, Catalog, Favorites, History, Hotlist, Breadcrumb, GoTo, UDCs, Scripts, etc. ... they all work flawlessly without the Tree, and if you just need to go somewhere to work with certain items, you may well be completely uninterested in their position in the file system -- no need for a Tree to show you.

New popular button "Copy Path/Name". A new toolbar button for a common task: copying the full path/name of a file item to the clipboard:

The button comes with an extensive context menu (as most of XYplorer's toolbar buttons):

New submenu "Shortcut Target". The context menu of *.lnk files (aka Shortcuts) now features a special submenu containing three pretty useful commands: Go to Shortcut Target, Copy Shortcut Target Item, and Copy Shortcut Target Name:

Faster startup. Fundamental re-engineering of core components resulted in notably shorter load times: around 0.6 seconds (!) on a typical 2 GHz processor.