Release 8.10

XYplorer 8.10 has been released on 30-Jun-2009. Here's a quick introduction to the main new features:

Thumbnails. Now you get thumbnails for non-picture files like PDF, HTML, MHT, EML, MSG, Office, and Video files.

Note that these thumbnails are created using the Shell, and it depends on your operating system and the installed software which file types are actually supported. In the web you can find numerous "Windows Thumbnail Plugins" that will add more thumbnail formats to the Shell and hence to XYplorer.

BTW, it's likely that also the number of supported picture file formats is increased. So XYplorer thumbnails now may also include e.g. Canon CR2 and CRW (RAW) files, and vector formats like Adobe AI.

Thumbnails were slow in previous versions. Now they are extremely fast. The thumbnails handling has been completely rewritten and thumbnails are now created on the fly. The days of waiting for a long list of thumbnails to be finished are over.
The Full Screen Preview (F11) now works for HTML, MHT, URL, NWS, EML, and MSG files in perfect original size quality.

Note that just like thumbnails (above) this service depends on the capabilities of your operating system and the installed software.

Scripting command Report now supports meta properties like Title, Author, Comments etc.

The following special fields have been added: {DocTitle}, {DocSubject}, {DocAuthor}, {DocCategory}, {DocComments}. They will retrieve meta properties from all file types that support this, e.g. Office files.

::text report("{Fullname}: Title={DocTitle}, Subject={DocSubject}, written by {DocAuthor}<crlf>", 1);
This simple line will display the full name, Title, Subject, and Author of all files currently selected in the file list.
Jump To Item. Quickly jump to any item in a large list, just as you know it from your web browser's Find Bar.
Syntax and functionality have been improved in version 8.30!

Simply type ">" plus one or more characters into the Address Bar and press Enter, and the focus will jump to the next file beginning with those characters. It's like Type-Ahead Find but done through the Address Bar or whatever location port (Catalog, Favorites, Go To, Scripts, etc.).

For example:
>xy   = jump to the next item beginning with "xy"

Wildcards are fully supported, and you can store an unlimited number of jump links in your Catalog or Favorites. Next time you want to listen to your Chuck Berry collection buried in a list of 20,000 mp3s -- just define a jump link once and the rest is a single click that takes you from one Chuck Berry to the next.

For example:
>*chuck*   jump to the next List item containing
           "chuck" anywhere in the name
>????   jump to the next List item that's 4 chars long
>*##*   jump to the next List item with at least 2 
        consecutive numbers in the name

Jump links are easily added to the Catalog and thus turned into a one-click affair:

Tip: You can jump upwards by holding Shift.

Improved support for Overlong Filenames (longer than 260 characters).
Now calculating the folder size works for folders with overlong filenames.
Now auto-refresh works for folders with overlong filenames.
Now you can browse and search folders with overlong names.
Now you can drag'n'drop overlong files, and cut/copy/paste them via clipboard. Note that currently the move/copy/delete support for overlong filenames is limited to operations on single items.
Now you can create new folders within folders with overlong names.