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Support and Feedback / Get search result in same panel
« on: April 23, 2021, 23:08:01 »
Is there a way to make a Find Files result go to a tab in the same panel rather than always to the opposite panel?

In Windows 10 for PC's is there a way to have Multi Commander open instead of File Explorer when I click on a folder or folder shortcut that is on the desktop or in Start?

If not, I would request/suggest that such a feature be created if possible. Perhaps there would be a way to do that from Windows but I tend to doubt it.

I would like to have MC open with a wider folder tree width. Is that possible? I notice that the widths of columns in the explorer panel can be changed and saved by right-clicking on the column headings. Is there a place to do the same with the folder tree?

Support and Feedback / Can't copy files to or from portable device
« on: November 15, 2017, 19:20:20 »
I drag a file that is visible on the Explorer Panel of a portable device (phone, which is attached via USV port to my pc) to my pc's desktop or other folder, but nothing happens.  I can see the gray rectangle icon with the gray file name and the plus sign (for copy) move along as I drag, but when I release the mouse button, the file I'm trying to copy doesn't appear in the destination. OR if I try to move a file on portable device somewhere else on the portable device I get two error messages as in attachment.

When I do the same thing using Windows File Explorer (Win 8.1) it copies in either direction with no problem.

Support and Feedback / Folder Tree Horizontal Scroll Bar
« on: October 03, 2017, 01:45:06 »
Is there any way to turn off the horizontal scroll bar at the bottom of the Folder tree? It often shifts spontaneously left and right when I am in the middle of moving a file to another folder. Rather annoying.

In the View Mode Settings under the Display tab of Explorer Panel Settings, the Tooltip options affect the "File Information" pop-up which appears after hovering over a file for about a second.

It seems to me that "Tooltip" is a misleading name to give that pop-up.  In my experience, tooltips are pop-ups for tool icon buttons such as those in the Toolbar. A more useful name would be something like "File Info pop-up."

I wasted a lot of time perusing the various Configuration settings trying to find a way to eliminate the "File Information" pop-up which for me was more nuisance than useful information. I finally went to the forum and found the answer in the Feb. 19, 2017 reply to FileM, who had the same trouble I had.

I think FileM and I would have quickly found where to eliminate the pop-up if its configuration setting had had a more accurately descriptive name.

Why doesn't the date in the date column in the Explorer panel update for any of the various Config xml files after I change a Core setting or an Explorer Panel setting? The modified date doesn't get updated in the File information window (see attachment) of a given file either.

When I make and save settings changes, how do I know which of the several config files the changes are made to?

When I set the panel split size to 100/0 and then check "Remember split size between restarts" in the Configuration- Core Settings window, the next time I open Multi Commander (x64) v7.5 (build 2381), I get what measures out to be about 83/17 instead of the requested 100/0.  The same thing happens in reverse for a 0/100 setting.  The configuration setting does remember the 25/75, 50/50, and 25/75 splits properly.

Is there a way to get the 100/0 split remembered correctly? If not, does anyone know of a workaround, such as perhaps some kine of startup command switch or anything else?  I hardly ever need or use a split window, and so it's a nuisance having to change the default of 50/50 to 100/0 every time I open the file manager.

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