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dbareis

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Many Suggestions, Features and some Bugs
« on: October 14, 2014, 09:49:36 »
Hi,

I haven't been using the app for long but I'm very happy I found it and intend to continue to use it otherwise I would not be bothering with this feedback.

I want to use this application for work and mostly exclusively to look at other computers.  Please let me know if some of the following is configurable, I have gone through the options many times but they are all over the place and no search (like chrome has).  This is my first suggestion, others:

  • BUG?: None of the 3 "save on exit" options ticked, yet when I open the app without parameters I get many tabs all pointing to "c:\".  At the very least only restore one directory once...
  • FEATURE: Perhaps related to be above, if I start the app with some directories that don't exist then it creates one or more tabs to "c:\". I'd like an option not to do this at all but if it is to do it then it should do this properly and go to the root folder ("\\Computername" or "\\Computername\c$").
  • BUG?: Disabling the "Quick Launch" toolbar only works until the app is restarted.
  • BUG!: I open (via .ini) many shared folders in left pane and one to the users "temp" directory on the right hand side. Quite frequently each folder is duplicated including the ".." on the right side local drive.
  • BUG!: The color picker dialog doesn't work until the vertical bar (shading?) on the right is clicked
  • BUG!: When starting from default configuration, dragging columns to reorder them and "save current layout as default" doesn't do so but restores the original default.  After adding a column saving works, after that saving seems to work for subsequent column reordering.

  • BUG?: The "Remember Split" option I had to try to set multiple times, I don't know if this is a general issue saving configuration or something else is going on.
  • Suggestion: The app displays "[Admin]" on the left of the title, please move to after (and/or allow disabling), when many apps open all you see on the start bar is "[Admin"] XYZ....", I have set a title with "-t" that starts with "XYZ" and I don't group icons and use multiple instances (one per computer).
  • Suggestion: The tabs start with "[C]" or "[ComputerName]", there appears to be configurability to alter this but none to move it to the end. The tabs don't display the full text so I'd like to at least see the important it.
  • Suggestion: I'd like an option for the tabs to be bigger and over multiple lines
  • Suggestion: Registry only works on local workstation, if I am connected to a remote computer, I'd like that computers registry loaded. More generically, I'm hoping that the computer name will be available to any batch or MC scripts I create.
  • Suggestion: I'd like regular expression matching as an option for color matching rules.
  • Suggestion: I've worked out how to highlight the current pane, I haven't found this for current tab and it is very hard to see which it is.
  • Suggestion: When starting the app there seems no way to make the first tab on the first pane the default. You can only set the last tab on either pane.
  • Suggestion: File info tooltip should include the color rule name that was applied.
  • Suggestion: Optionally cascading color rules would be nice, allowing multiple rules to set different attributes for example hidden files may have a certain background color and following rules might set bold (for system attribute) etc.
  • Suggestion: I was hoping that I would be able to set the split on the command line but failing that set up the split set the "Remember Split" option, close and restart the app and turn off the "Remember split" option and it would remember the original split but not any subsequent changes I'd make in a session.
  • Suggestion: Many Tab options are not available on the .ini file
  • Suggestion: The INI file reading is very touchy and no error messages, it took me a while to realise that unlike real ini files you can't indent the value names and you can't have trailing whitespace.
  • Suggestion: The app need MultiCommander right click options, for example right click on folder "new tab"
  • Suggestion: If you accidently choose name instead of extension you clear the other fields, even changing this back doesn't restore the cleared data, ideally the app would not clear anything that is valid for the new "Field"

Most of the above were tested on WINXP some on Windows 7 (MC v4.5.1 (build 1769) 32 bit edition).  Anyway thanks for the app and making it free.
« Last Edit: October 15, 2014, 08:46:13 by dbareis »

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Re: Many Suggestions, Features and some Bugs
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2014, 09:07:11 »
  • BUG?: None of the 3 "save on exit" options ticked, yet when I open the app without parameters I get many tabs all pointing to "c:\".  At the very least only restore one directory once...
  • BUG?: Disabling the "Quick Launch" toolbar only works until the app is restarted.
  • BUG!: I open (via .ini) many shared folders in left pane and one to the users "temp" directory on the right hand side. Quite frequently each folder is duplicated including the ".." on the right side local drive.
  • BUG!: The color picker dialog doesn't work until the vertical bar (shading?) on the right is clicked
  • BUG!: When starting from default configuration, dragging columns to reorder them and "save current layout as default" doesn't do so but restores the original default.  After adding a column saving works, after that saving seems to work for subsequent column reordering.

  • BUG?: The "Remember Split" option I had to try to set multiple times, I don't know if this is a general issue saving configuration or something else is going on.
  • Suggestion: The app displays "[Admin]" on the left of the title, please move to after (and/or allow disabling), when many apps open all you see on the start bar is "[Admin"] XYZ....", I have set a title with "-t" that starts with "XYZ" and I don't group icons and use multiple instances (one per computer).
  • Suggestion: The tabs start with "[C]" or "[ComputerName]", there appears to be configurability to alter this but none to move it to the end. The tabs don't display the full text so I'd like to at least see the important it.
  • Suggestion: I'd like an option for the tabs to be bigger and over multiple lines
  • Suggestion: Registry only works on local workstation, if I am connected to a remote computer, I'd like that computers registry loaded. More generically, I'm hoping that the computer name will be available to any batch or MC scripts I create.
  • Suggestion: I'd like regular expression matching as an option for color matching rules.
  • Suggestion: I've worked out how to highlight the current pane, I haven't found this for current tab and it is very hard to see which it is.
  • Suggestion: When starting the app there seems no way to make the first tab on the first pane the default. You can only set the last tab on either pane.
  • Suggestion: File info tooltip should include the color rule name that was applied.
  • Suggestion: Optionally cascading color rules would be nice, allowing multiple rules to set different attributes for example hidden files may have a certain background color and following rules might set bold (for system attribute) etc.
  • Suggestion: I was hoping that I would be able to set the split on the comamnd line but failing that set up the split set the "Remember Split" option, close and restart the app and turn off the "Remember split" option and it would remember the original split but not any subsequent changes I'd make in a session.
  • Suggestion: Many Tab options are not available on the .ini file
  • Suggestion: The INI file reading is very touchy and no error messages, it took me a while to realise that unlike real ini files you can't indent the value names and you can't have trailing whitespace.
  • Suggestion: The app need MultiComander right click options, for example right click on folder "new tab"
  • Suggestion: If you accidently choose name instead of extension you clear the other fields, even changing this back doesn't restore the cleared data, ideally the app would not clear anything that is valid for the new "Field"

Most of the above were tested on WINXP some on Windows 7 (MC v4.5.1 (build 1769) 32 bit edition).  Anyway thanks for the app and making it free.

1. It works. You might have previously save session data that it picks up.
2. If you hide it, it comes back. To Disable you need to disable it in settings.
3. Yes know issue that can happen often on slow drives. in some werid situations, Not able to reproduce it. It is some kind of cache sync issue.. Just refresh and it fixes it self.
4. Yes you need to click the color button to change the color.. not sure what you expect ?
5. That can sometimes happens, depends on the situation.. But it is fixed in the current beta.
6. Works for me.. But there is a minimum size..
7. Maybe or but maybe not.. I need it where it is myself.
8. ?
9. Changing tab font/size is planned.. But multiple rows of tabs are not coming
10. Editing registry on remote computer will not be supported.
11. It is not there because of performance issue.(RegExp is a slow dog.) But there are plans to maybe solve that with some regex caching. But not sure.
12. Try change to another color and/or solid color.  Active tab is shown a bit lighter
13. It sets the active tab to the same as ti was when you closed it. (except if you start by own setup file. But then you can set it there)
14. Maybe.. Not sure it is possible to add without big changes
15. Was planed but confused users and users did not understand it.
16. as command line parameter ?  no that is not possible.
17. Most are but not documented (yet). Look in the session data for what is saved about the tab when closing MC. the same tags can be used in the .ini file.
18. It is windows fault. I use Windows API to read the ini file and it is a bit sensitive.
19. ? You can create new tabs by right clicking on tabs.
20. That is already fixed in beta. (or alpha.. or something.. last week)