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Synchronized Browsing
« on: March 28, 2014, 11:26:30 »
Should it be possible to activate an option which allows the "Synchronized Browsing"?
I mean the same that FileZilla provides: when I have two specular folders, I need to move into subfolders in both panels at the same time.
It is also present in FreeCommander XE (as "Linked Browsing") but I believe yours is much better. I believe it's an importan feature. Thank you.

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Re: Synchronized Browsing
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2014, 15:31:19 »
Hello authors! No news about this feature?

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Re: Synchronized Browsing
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2014, 12:26:14 »
It is on my list but it is not something that can be easily added so it is not at the top.

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Re: Synchronized Browsing
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2014, 14:46:01 »
Thank you for the answer! I believed it was just replying the change directory command on the other side... But, as a programmer, I understand very well when something appears easy (at the user's eyes) but it is not (for developers), so if it is not so easy... well.. I'll wait with hope that one day you'll find the time to add such a useful functionality ;)
Thank you and best regards

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Re: Synchronized Browsing
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2014, 15:30:30 »
If would have been if everything was hardcoded. But MC is built around a plugin architecture. And every tab is like its own application that is run inside the MC framework. So when you open 4 Explorer Panels you have 4 separate instances of the Explorer Panel running, And normally they do not know anything about each other.

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Re: Synchronized Browsing
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2014, 15:11:54 »
Well, I understand your reasons. Just look at the number of views for this topic. I believe it means that people really wants Syncronized Browsing;)

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Re: Synchronized Browsing
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2014, 15:39:01 »
Going after number of view to add a feature or not is not a good idea.. might just be you that have reloaded the page 100 times. :)

Anyway.  You can actually do sync browsing using MultiScript..

Create a command of MultiScript type and then assign a hot key to it..like shift+return.

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@var $sourceFocusPath = GetSourceFocusPath();
@var $targetPath = GetTargetPath();
@var $name = PathGetNamePart($sourceFocusPath);
@var $newTargetPath = $targetPath ^ $name;

// Make sure that the source item is a folder
if( IsFolder($sourceFocusPath) )
{
  // Make sure that the new target path exists and is a folder
  if(FileExists($newTargetPath) == 2)
  {
     MC.Explorer.Goto SOURCE="{$sourceFocusPath}" TARGET="{$newTargetPath}"
  }
}
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