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Support and Feedback / Release 13.3 (2969)
« on: December 12, 2023, 09:56:14 »
Thanks for the new release Mathias.

Can you provide brief examples of the arguments available to new Custom Commands MC.BackupConfig and MC.RestoreConfig?  Thanks.

BTW the Changelog says build ( 2968 )  ;)

Support and Feedback / Problem with
« on: November 30, 2022, 00:14:44 »
Hi Mathias.

I have found a problem with  I have 50 scripts in the zip (each identified only by its GUID).

If I modify a script with MC's editor and save the changes, the zip is updated.  So far so good.  But...

When the zip is rebuilt with my changes all files in the archive are given the same date/time stamp and all file attributes are removed.

So I have no way to identify which file in the archive was changed; there is no visible  connection between the GUId and the script name.

Support and Feedback / Crash on 2022-05-16
« on: May 16, 2022, 12:25:07 »

I'd appreciate any feedback on crash ID  12-C116UQ when you get around to analysing it.


Support and Feedback / Update from v10 to v11.2
« on: July 04, 2021, 19:28:15 »

Can you confirm that MultiScript UDCs will not work after the update until each one is converted to the new format (I thought the conversion was automatic)?

Although the was created in the Scripts folder and each .udc file referenced a #file: in my original script files (eg. Copy File In Focus.mcs), none of them worked...

Can you clarify the conversion process, please?

Beta Releases / v10.0 b2726 Layout Issue
« on: September 21, 2020, 17:04:12 »

I have a Layout Issue with b2726.  I cannot get rid of the last toolbar below the menubar.

I never use toolbars and I would like to reclaim the space at the top of my screen.

The menu option View > Toolbars > Standard keeps reverting to "ticked" after every restart.

Support and Feedback / Browse Filesystem Timeout
« on: June 08, 2020, 10:55:11 »
Hi Mathias.

Can you explain the setting Browse Filesystem Timeout (ms) under Configuration -> Core Settings -> Filesystem tab?

What is the significance of changing the value there?

I have Alt+F7 mapped at the OS level, so I cannot use that.

I simply use Menu > Extensions > File Search.

OK - More info:
  • If I Click the "Advanced" button (to check RES1:  is selected) and click "Start", it crashes every time
  • If I just enter a file type and path and hit Enter, the search succeeds (but in the old-style panel)
  • If I just enter a file type and path, the "List Result in" (bottom left) is unselectable (see screenshot)

Support and Feedback / v8.1
« on: May 09, 2018, 13:03:13 »
Hi Mathias.

Do you plan to update the MC downloads page to list 8.1 (build 2452) as the current version?

Support and Feedback / Determine which Panel has focus
« on: March 08, 2018, 13:07:22 »
Is there a way to determine which of the two explorer panels has focus (ie., LEFT or RIGHT)?

I have reviewed the documentation and searched the Script sub-forum but found nothing.


Feature Requests and Suggestions / Minimise to Tray Enhancements
« on: February 15, 2018, 11:21:42 »
Hi Mathias.

I have recently started using "Minimize to tray instead of closing".

It would be really useful to have a configuration setting to "Start MC minimized to tray" so I can start it automatically with the OS and have it in the tray ready to use.

Also, once minimized, the only ways to actually close MC are:

  Right-click the tray icon and click "Close Multi Commander (I do not really want to reach for the mouse) or
  Choose the File menu and select "Exit"; but...  then I have the "Are you sure you want to exit Multi Commander" dialog.
It would useful if that dialog could be suppressed with a configuration setting, so that MC closes immediately.

Support and Feedback / Last Modified Date Often not Populated
« on: July 15, 2017, 19:16:17 »
Build 2360, Win 7 Pro, x64


there is an issue with Last Modified Date in build 2360 and the last 3 or 4 builds.

This happens frequently after re-starting MC.  F5 causes the column to be repopulated (of course), but I cannot pin down when or why it happens.  There is nothing in the logs...

Anything I can test?

Support and Feedback / Column Sizes Lost in REG: after Restart
« on: July 15, 2017, 19:08:58 »
Build 2360, Win 7 Pro, x64

Mathias there is a column size issue for REG: tabs in build 2360 that was not present in build 2347.

It seems only to happen when the REG: tab is NOT in focus when MC is closed and reopened.

"Remember open path" is checked in "Explorer Panel Settings".

Steps to reproduce:

1: Arrange all tabs as per "1 Default Tab Layout" image
    Ctrl+Tab to REG: tab on right-hand side and note column widths (as per "2 Column Sizes for REG Tab" image)
    Ctrl+Tab to tab1 on right-hand side
    Close MC

2:Restart MC then Ctrl+Tab to REG: tab on right-hand side
   Note column widths (as per "3 Column Sizes for REG Tab After Restart" image)

This happens in every test I have done (more than 20).

If you need more info, let me know.

Feature Requests and Suggestions / MultiUpdate Behaviour
« on: September 06, 2016, 13:35:01 »
I have 2 installations of MC (both Portable, 64-bit).

I want the "test" environment to download available Betas, but the "live" one to download only stable installs.

The problem is that MultiUpdate stores its settings in the registry (not good for a Portable app, IMHO).

This means that if I download a Beta in the test setup, the next time I use the live setup it, too, will download the Beta.

My request is that MultiUpdate stores its settings in a local .ini (or .xml) file instead.

But only in a specific situation in MC 6.4.6 (2246)...

If I lock all my tabs (Allow Subpath change); close MC; reopen MC: all is well: no logged error and all tabs (including REG:) remain locked.

But if I load a set of tabs from a .mctab file, I get the error logged, and the tab is, indeed, not locked.

Script to load tabs:
Code: [Select]
@var $xTabFile = "${mcconfigpath}" + "\\MultiCommander Tab Config.mctab";

// Do NOT move the line below or Colouring Rules break!
MC.Explorer.SetColoringRules NAME="";



Let me know if you need more info Mathias.

Support and Feedback / Unexpected Error for a REG: Tab
« on: August 11, 2016, 17:09:48 »
I have a default set of tabs across 2 Explorer Panels, all of which are Locked - Allow Subpath change.

But since installing  build 2242, I get an entry in the log at startup, such as:

"2016-08-11 15:48:55.745 [3012] Cannot lock path. Path don't exists : REG:\"

I am able to set the tab to "Lock Tab - Allow subpath change"

It would be useful to have the 'Audio Length' column work for flac files.  The 'Length Total' column works OK, but is slow because of the recursive scanning.


Support and Feedback / MultiRename Hotkey
« on: August 03, 2016, 14:39:06 »
Not sure if this belongs in Feature Requests, but...

It would be really useful to be able to assign a hotkey to Extensions -> MultiRename, but I cannot find the entry in keyboard customization.

Is it not there, or am I having (another) senior eyesight day?



Support and Feedback / Problem with REG: and MozillaPlugins Key
« on: July 31, 2016, 17:03:58 »
Using the REG: virtual filesystem and the key HKLM\Software\MozillaPlugins, none of the subkeys can be opened.  Regedit is OK with them.

They all begin with '@' (e.g., so I guess that's the problem.


Feature Requests and Suggestions / Empty Search Results Tab
« on: July 18, 2016, 18:06:11 »
Hi Mathias.

I know you plan to eventually do away with Search Results in explorer panel tabs, but in the meantime...

The File Search Results tab is created as soon as the Find Files dialog is instantiated.
If the Find is then cancelled, the dialog is dismissed but the empty File Search Results tab remains.

Is it relatively simple to implement a change in behaviour such that the tab is closed if the Find is cancelled (one less tab to close or to be distracted by)?



Script / Unexplained if() Behaviour in MultiScript
« on: June 28, 2016, 18:07:59 »
Can somebody please explain the behaviour as shown in the debugger output below (Jungle?  Mathias?  Anyone with a brain younger than mine...?)

The variables' values clearly show that execution should never enter the if().  And yet...




In the spirit of WasabiNME's post here,1774.0.html, this has to be, I believe, a bug or at least an oversight.

It is a folder size issue:  if any file/folder is selected in the active tab then calculation of folder sizes - using shortcut Shift+Alt+Enter or Menu->Tools->Calculate folder size - fails.  If this were changed, it could, for example, allow users to determine if they can copy/move the selected files/folders to the target.

Can you please take a look and either add it to the next release, or explain why it would not be practical.



User Contributed Content / Updating MC Documentation in 2016
« on: June 05, 2016, 23:27:50 »
I would be very happy to help with updating the online documentation; there are quite a few omissions by now and (without any disrespect whatever intended) some of the English could be "tidied up".

I fully understand the additional workload that documentation places on a developer (I was one for 40 years), and we cannot expect Mathias S to do everything in his spare time ;)

Support and Feedback / Problem with String Concatenation
« on: May 11, 2016, 14:41:52 »
Apologies if this is a long post for a simple problem, but I wanted to give as much info as possible.

This started as a simple diagnostic exercise to check that I was correctly getting the source paths of all 5 open tabs in the left explorer panel.

The script (note line 6 , beginning "$Paths...") is:
Code: [Select]
@var $Paths = "";
@var $n = 0;
for ( $n=1; $n<6; $n++ )
  MC.SetActiveTab PANEL=LEFT TAB={$n};
  $Paths += GetSourcePath() + "\r\n";
MessageBox ("Output",$Paths,0)

The Output, as expected, is:
Code: [Select]

If I change line 6 to:  $Paths += $n + GetSourcePath() + "\r\n";  the output, NOT as expected, is:
Code: [Select]

It seems everything after $n is ignored in the concatenation !?

If I change line 6 to:  $Paths += GetSourcePath() + " " + $n + "\r\n";  the output, again NOT as expected, is:
Code: [Select]
C:\Alan\ 1C:\Zip\ 2C:\Tools\ 3C:\Temp\ 4C:\Users\Alan\ 5

Once again, it seems everything after $n is ignored.  Is this expected behaviour?  Is there a workaround, or am I doing something wrong?

According to the documentation:  "Conversion from string to number and number to string are often done automatically, making it possible to concatenate a number variable or constant to a string."



Prompted by my question in,1726.0.html

Can MC.RunUserCmd also run Multi-Scripts (or only Custom commands)?

I have a working Multi-Script bound to Ctrl+Backspace as follows:

Code: [Select]
# Go to Drive Root
MC.RunCmd ID=ExplorerPanel.41053;
# Go to top
MC.RunCmd ID=ExplorerPanel.41075

(Some of my tabs are locked below the physical drive root, so "Drive Root" is actually "Tab Root").

However, when I attempt to include this at the end of a new Multi-Script with
Code: [Select]
MC.RunUserCmd ID=41137de592511df9a3a39b11165bcf44

only the "# Go to Drive Root" is run.  The "# Go to top" never executes.

Any ideas?


Support and Feedback / Asynchronous Commands
« on: May 03, 2016, 00:20:45 »
Hi Mathias.

Could you please provide a list of ALL asynchronous commands in MC?

I have been bitten in the backside by several Custom/MultiScript UDCs I have been testing lately because of (maybe) asynchronous commands.

Such a list would be a great help in writing UDCs more succinctly and efficiently.

Since this request relates to Documentation (I suppose) I have a proposal to put to you:  may I email you privately (you have already PM'd me) ?



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