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Feature Requests and Suggestions / Re: Dark Mode
« on: April 16, 2019, 11:08:13 »
I managed to get it pretty dark by using the custom color configuration. Basically, black columns background and colored file types. Unfortunately the rest of the UI can't be customized, but it does fine like that too.

Support and Feedback / How to copy from http
« on: April 16, 2019, 11:05:43 »
Is copying from web-sites supported ?

I mean, if we just have a website like which contains a lot of files that would take way too much time to manually click and save, it there a supported method to browse and copy them ?

Feature Requests and Suggestions / Copy/Move with full permissions
« on: March 01, 2017, 11:54:57 »
Is there currently a way to copy files/folders and keep all permissions ?
There's a closed topic about this, but it's an important feature.

Would an option to also keep share permissions be possible ?

Feature Requests and Suggestions / Re: Archives lha
« on: March 01, 2017, 11:47:20 »
There are many old archive types that may still be used today, but true, it's a lower priority matter.

Old DOS navigator could access all archive content at that time by simply pressing enter on the archive file. You could even copy the contents like you would from any directory.

There is no logic in having weird key combos for that, enter will suffice and be a better option.

Support and Feedback / Re: Java executables treated as archives
« on: March 02, 2015, 08:53:59 »
If you require, you can set the files to be treated as .exe files no matter the file manager you use.

"Content Type"="application/x-msdownload"

This makes it executable from anything, including explorer.

I use this tactic to define a custom .exe extension to prevent virus contamination of my command center application.

Feature Requests and Suggestions / Re: Features-Updates-Mods
« on: February 26, 2015, 12:32:53 »

Support and Feedback / Re: Java executables treated as archives
« on: February 26, 2015, 09:56:06 »
Question though. Why are *.jar files added to that extension as archives by default? Surely in the majority of setups *.jar files should always be treated as executables?
.jars are archives in default windows environment. No reason to treat them otherwise. They should not be just exec'd 'as are' except if one really knows what he want to do.
Just like treating .doc files as .zip (which they are) would not be that useful either.

If it was another program than java.. yes..  But it is java..  horrible , scary, crappy, dangerous java.. 
Don't ever use java..  Your life will be so much better.. :)

(Sorry I just really dislike java... )

Anyway. The whole system how extensions and virtual file system are connect are going to be change. So maybe when that is redone it might change.. maybe
Totally agreed, but sometimes java is a necessary evil, at least until more larger OEMs move away from it.
For example, I have to use this obsolete trash of jre 6 for CISCO DM, since it will not work otherwise and tehres no new version of it.

Feature Requests and Suggestions / Re: Icon
« on: February 26, 2015, 09:44:52 »
Hello, how about change icon? In win8 with medium size of icons its looks little blurry.
How about something like that?

Definitely looks good.
+1 for it being the new official MC icon.

As an old user of turbo navigator, I used to use the Space tab to select individual files and folders to get the size before copy them to the other panel.

This function will be a great improvement except if it already exists amongs all the already fonctionnal functions.
Regarding that,
Current/focused file size should always be displayed on the lower bar somewhere.

Feature Requests and Suggestions / Fix request: colors in search mode
« on: February 26, 2015, 09:41:24 »
If I start a file search, found files are not displayed with colors, but with default.
This makes further filtering difficult.
MC should be updated to apply color filters to search results also.
Thank you.

Support and Feedback / Re: Bugs - Delete Recylebin folder
« on: February 26, 2015, 09:38:02 »
It is recreated, but after a while  (its not that).
Of course deleting itself to itself will not work, the option was not enabled.
It seems to work correctly now; I will do further testing on the initial system.

Support and Feedback / Bugs - Delete Recylebin folder
« on: February 23, 2015, 08:23:17 »
*F02-7 Bug: Some file/folders not actually deleting (no error).
Example: i try to delete $RECYCLEE.BIN. It does not actually delete, but I get no error either. It deletes fine from my old WN though.

Support and Feedback / Is the site down ?
« on: February 20, 2015, 09:50:16 »
I currently cannot access the main MC site.
I have ICMP response, but nothing will open.
Is the site down or is it something on my side of the pipeline wrong ?

Feature Requests and Suggestions / Re: Features-Updates-Mods
« on: February 18, 2015, 09:55:47 »
A new feature that may be truly useful to have is mounting a shadow copy volumes. Since hardlinks already are supported, mounting shadow volumes would be a good next step.

Support and Feedback / Re: Bugs F02
« on: February 13, 2015, 13:14:08 »
I was looking for an option to automatically refresh colors upon folder change (if too hard to implement for attribute change).

Support and Feedback / Re: Bugs F02
« on: February 13, 2015, 11:31:49 »
Its a server from Samsung which has very strict security policies.

I have finally managed to set the file colors as I need directly from the XMls.
They look like this:

Basically, colors are set for file types and they are a little darker if files are hidden.

One new issue I encounter now: when changing attributes from hidden to not hidden or vice-versa, the file colors do not update, even if I change folder and even with rescan option active. The only way to update this is by restarting MC. So file color attributes should be reloaded after files change. Renaming does reload FC properties, so they do change color if renamed, but that does not apply for changing attributes.

Support and Feedback / Re: Bugs F02
« on: February 13, 2015, 10:23:22 »
It crashes at folder listing command.

2015-02-13 08:16:25 < 200 Command OPTS okay.
2015-02-13 08:16:25 > TYPE A
2015-02-13 08:16:25 < 200 Command TYPE okay.
2015-02-13 08:16:25 > MODE S
2015-02-13 08:16:25 < 200 Command MODE okay.
2015-02-13 08:16:25 > STRU F
2015-02-13 08:16:25 < 200 Command STRU okay.
2015-02-13 08:16:25 > CWD /
2015-02-13 08:16:25 < 250 Directory changed to /
2015-02-13 08:16:25 > PORT 106,113,122,117,87,34
2015-02-13 08:16:25 < 200 Command PORT okay.
2015-02-13 08:16:25 > LIST
2015-02-13 08:16:28 = Connection Lost.

The normal response in this case would be: "could not get directory listing."
So it crashes between LIST cmd and returned response.

Feature Requests and Suggestions / Re: Features-Updates-Mods
« on: February 13, 2015, 10:18:15 »
Thanks. The grids were enabled, but not the main root option itself. They seem to be ok now.

MCIcons.dll -- then I'll try to make an icon set.
Does any XML point to the .dll or is the name hardcoded ?
(Can I point to like MCIcons2.dll or i'll have to use the original file itself ?)

I will do extensive tests on file types.
I intent for certain extension classes to point to certain external programs when viewed.

As for the quick search, I currently use a system that spawns a mini-search box when pressing Alt-X, but things seem to behave ok with the more direct approach MC has.

Feature Requests and Suggestions / Re: Features-Updates-Mods
« on: February 13, 2015, 07:51:47 »
I kindof improvized.
Auto-resize was locked/grayed.
I have added an extension column, then I could resize the primary (name) one.
Cfg was manually saved on exit and now seems it remembered it.
Some delimitation lines would of been nice though.
This improvisation also fixed the next issue, I can sort by extension since the tag is now there.

Where can we find the command codes for KB configuration ?

Suggestion: All compare options in edit could be in a sub-menu (only 1 compare remaning in the main), they take a lot of space in Edit tab.

About the icons, I could try to design some at a point, but probably switching between icon sets should be supported, although is not something that important.
And they can be in a pack file, don't have to be separate.

I did switch to portable version and I will be doing more tests with this one.

How do you switch to internal picture viewer instead of external windows one ?

I found the search customization. One can switch between Alt-key and Ctrl-Alt-Key.
I will do for now.


Support and Feedback / Re: Bugs F02
« on: February 13, 2015, 07:49:45 »
FTP still crashes.
I have attached the debug info.

So, is there a way to prevent the directory shrinking thing while keeping the current settings ?

Support and Feedback / Re: Bugs F02
« on: February 12, 2015, 14:38:29 »
I will do further testing on the FTP.

The rename thing is a problem and its best to be avoided. Starting to rename protected folders with locked sub-content can even break the OS. That's one of the causes we use we use file managers after all, to evade windows bad things from happening.
About the fonts, yes, Normal style vs Bold Style. Folders in Bold get set to normal when focused. This causes a shrink effect.

Feature Requests and Suggestions / Re: Features-Updates-Mods
« on: February 12, 2015, 14:23:40 »
Note: for command bar, I'm referring to the bar where hints are displayed and you can enter commands there.

I will review the ones that you said are already implemented or at least a little tweakable.

Thank your four your reply.

Feature Requests and Suggestions / Re: Features-Updates-Mods
« on: February 12, 2015, 13:29:53 »
So far...

Multiple columns. Implemented as List View mode

Option not to remember a file selection or not when changing folder. Implemented (see Explorer panel settings)

Internal edit/view/others. Internal file assotiations can be set (respecting relative paths)

Symlink/hardlink creation support. Implemented (see Tools > File Links)

Thanks for the answers.
Multiple columns do not work if implemented. I have the List View mode enabled. It is one of the first settings I did. See screenshot in my initial post.
File selection remember mode does not apply for the top drive buttons.
I am not talking about file associations, but the ability to read certain formats with no external WOS systems. (Example: even from the old DN in DOS mode if I strike enter on a .wav file, it can play without anything additionally installed/nothing external.)
Links system - [Confirmed].

Feature Requests and Suggestions / Features-Updates-Mods
« on: February 12, 2015, 12:33:23 »
[New Features]
New features a powerful FM should have.
Stages: Proposed/ Approved/ In Progress/ Implemented/ Field-Tested

*F02-1   Multiple actual columns (Status: Proposed; Origins: All FMs; Type: modification/update, high priority)
There are no subcolumns.
If only one basic column is selected (name/ext), files are displayed as big list since no subcolumns exist.
to illustrare, please compare the two screenshots:

See the difference ?
The visible nuber of files is very limited compared to a multi-column display.
This is something of great importance in file management.
We should adapt the current column system to be able to work this way.
In this manner we can have both the important information and geenral view of a large subfolder (like the ones from windows).
  +F02-2 Related: Filter by extension with no extension column
While having only one main column (name, that includes n+ext) there should be the possibility to list files by extension also, without having to add an entirely separate extensions column.

*F02-3   Focused file size/date displayed the lower information area  (Status: Proposed; Origins: DN; Type: modification/update)
Any files that is cursor-on (focused) shown display at least its size and dates (perhaps attributes also) in the lower area where
we currently have information about selected folders.
Also, the total space should sum when multiple files are selected.
This is critical information that must be seen at all times without requireing additional commands/maneuvers.
  +F02-4 Related: F3 should be used to display 'calculate folder size' values. (Status: Proposed; Orgins: DN; Type: small update)
Since it's use can be dual (for viewing files and getting folder size) it really should be implemented.

*F02-5: Space selection to next row (Status: Proposed; Origins: DN, Type: small modification)
Current file selection system is pretty unfriendly.
If you want to select a few random files is not that nice.

Desired functionality: when pressing space to select a focused file, the focus should move on the next file (below).
This will cause a file list to be selected efficiently by keeping space pressed. This is widely used in file managers.
Not having this option is pretty bad. Shift-based selection is unreliable.
  +F02-6 Related: Option not to remember a file selection or not when changing folder (Status: Unknown). If one does not exist, it should be added. (Status: Proposed; Type: small modification)
This also applied for selecting the drive and going to root instead of a sub-sub-sub folder previously accessed. 
  +F02-14 Related: when copying files, with unselection on, all file are unselected initially instead of being unselected independently after copy-move.
This is a big problem in case of accidental stop of copy/move.
*F02-7 File colors rules editor needs Enable button (Status: Proposed; Type: small modification)
When you edit file colors you get that warning that you need to enable them or they will not apply.
The best thing is to replace that with an enable button that has the same function as the color wheel apply checker.
I really took some time as new user until I could find that checkable option which was not in any relevant menus.

*F02-8 Custom upper icons (Status: Proposed; Origins: WN; Type: modification, low priority)
The move, delete, copy, find etc icons on the top area look way too similar.
There should be the possibility to choose external ones. An icon subfolder with proper naming should make customization easy.

*F02-9 Portability (independent of OS cfg/settings) (Status: Proposed; Origins: DOS, Type: modification, very high priority)
All configuration must be stored locally (InstallpathToMCmd\CfgSubfolder), not in user windows junk folders or registry.
A file manager must be able to run completely configured by its onw files, not by depending on operating system limitations.
There is no rason whatsoever to keep the cfg files in the windows user trash folders.
If user-based setup is needed, user subfolders with the custom configurations can be crated even more easy to InstallpathToMCmd\CfgSubfolder\UserName.
This is one of the most important issues for It experts.
File managers need to unpack and run in many situations where installation is not possible or file system is broken enough not to allow corresponding access to user trash folders.
 +F02-10 Related: overwriting default XMLs.
I have studied the file color-related XMls and found that it actually exists in 3 places at once. I did overwrite the default one with the my completed color configuration that is now seen as [default].
Although this is not a feature request, I would like to know if the overall configuration can be overwirtten in the same manner and what XMLs correspond to what settings (or can you overwrite all-in-one somehow ?).

*F02-11 Internal edit/view/others (Status: Proposed; Origins: DN, Type: new features)
A good FM must be able to view/edit files. I'm not saying to incorporate movie player or anything, but to be able to view basic file types (including well known image formats), or play an audio file without depending on the OS or installed externals is very important.
Let's be serious: notepad ? Even DOS editors are more advanced. 
 +F02-12 Related: Hex editor (Status: Proposed; Origins: DN, Type: new feature)
Sufficiently to say. A hex editor is essential for advanced file users.

*F02-13 Menu bar needs cloak/decloak button (Status: Proposed; Type: small modification)
Top menu bar needs a simple hide/unhide button. New users don't know about Ctrl-M. The button can be placed on the top icons raw.

*F02-14 Symlink/hardlink creation support (Status: Implemented)
-This was updated, it does exist.

*F02-15 Goto File (Status: Unknown; Origin: DN; Type: small modification)
In the file/dir area, pressing a key combo should enable a quick search by file name with autofocus.
So lets say I press alt-x, then when I start to type something, the focus automatically goes to the file starting with that character or multiple characters.
This is widely implemented in many FMs.

*F02-16 Custom Ctrl+lower buttons (Status: Unknown; Origin: DN; Type: update)
In the lower side we have the evryday view-edit-copy-etc buttons.
While pressing ctrl, new buttons do appear but they have nothing on them. Can this be customized ?
Certain actions could be bound there if customization would allow it.

*F02-17 Command bar customization (Status: Proposed; Type: modification/update)
1st of all, it should be placed in the lower area, not the top. Top positioning is very inconvenient for users that type a lot of commands.
2nd, it could be made customizable to be able to have colored prompt on black background (or any color combo, similar to the file area)

*F02-28 Removable spamtrash from drive area selection
Some users that manage files well do not use at all the windows spam folders (My Doc, My etc, Fav, Downloads, Public).
Those options should be removable from there. This could be done by allowing customization of that area.
Spamtrash folders should not be mandatory stuck with drives, network and registry.

There are still existing features I have not yet studied, but the above can turn this FM into a truly powerful tool. I am willing to debate any technical issues and even help with some issues and hope to get more time so I can even help some of the implementations if needed.
Hope this FM will continue to evolve and become the best available.

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