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Support and Feedback / Re: removed file extensions
« on: July 19, 2011, 09:24:12 »
"Took me too long to find how to start the folder tree on a single explorer window, but I found it"

Strange that you "found it". Because that is not supported. Kind of makes the program a bit unusable because the whole idé of the commander style is two have 2 panels. A source and target panel.

Multi Commmander does not hides any file extension. You even got an own column for it. Only way to change that is to remove that column. and configure it not to show a file extension.

I'll have to manually re-enter all 15 or so registry entries that FORCE file extensions to be visible.
Multi Commander does NOT change anything in the registry for windows, or changing any file extension association.

Your product isn't exactly safe.
It is a file manager.  A product thats allows you to remove,delete,rename files can't be safe. Nothing is changed/removed by it self.
Its all up to the of the user.


It will work in the next version.

(The other search issue you found is also fixed now)

You can select the difference of two folders, So the files that differs are selected. But a complete file/folder synchronization is not implemented yet, But it is very high up on the list of features to be include.

Looks like Hex search have stopped working. I will take a look at it.

Support and Feedback / Re: Little bug in search files page
« on: July 18, 2011, 11:48:02 »
You are correct.

I was able to reproduce it now. I will have a look at it.

Thanks for reporting this.

Support and Feedback / Re: NAS not showing
« on: July 15, 2011, 22:23:40 »
I have no problem accessing mine.

I need more information to be able to figure out what your problem is.

Feature Requests and Suggestions / Re: Portable version
« on: July 15, 2011, 17:22:31 »
Lesmo16 was right, It was storing session information on the host computer.

A check that was checking if Multi Commander was registered or not was still left in after the change to free edition.
And it made it still store session information on the host computer. But that is now fixed.

Update to the latest beta and it should work. (At least build 789)

(How to download beta version)

Support and Feedback / Re: Little bug in search files page
« on: July 15, 2011, 15:51:07 »
I'm not able to reproduce it.

I think that I seen that happen before. Think it happens sometimes but not always.

Will keep an eye out for it.

Support and Feedback / Re: NAS not showing
« on: July 15, 2011, 11:15:29 »
Are the NAS or network shares mounted ?

Can you access it as \\server\share or just \\server ?

Support and Feedback / Re: Explorer Panel - List View
« on: July 15, 2011, 09:55:56 »
No not yet.

At the moment only "detailed view" is supported.

More view modes are on the todo list and will be added in the future.

Feature Requests and Suggestions / Re: Portable version
« on: July 14, 2011, 19:27:52 »
It should be possible and it have worked like that before.

I will check it out later and see if anything changed.

Feature Requests and Suggestions / Re: Portable version
« on: July 14, 2011, 18:38:02 »
When transferring Multi Commander to the Portable (USB) Device using the tool inside Multi Commander, Multi Commander is configured to store all settings and configuration and everything other personal data that Multi Commander saves on the portable device and not the host computer.

If you want to create translations of texts used Multi Commander you can do that in 2 ways. Using the built in language editor or by editing the language files manually using your favorite text editor.

Getting Started
All language files are stored as language packs. If you want to submit the changes you should not unpack them and edit them.
What you do is to start the built in language editor. This in Unpack all language files into the userdata location.
After that you can edit the unpacked files. When done select Export/Send from the language editor to generate a new language pack.
The Generated language that is sent to be included/update in MC has a different structure then the file layout you see and the layout of the Language Pack.
So thats why you should use the built in Export/Send function. even if you edit the files externally.

Add Support for New Language
Open the Language Editor and in the language list select "Add New Language"
A dialog will be shown where you specify the name and properties of the language.
(Make sure that culture name code is provided, Without it the language will not work)

Add Support for New Language - Manually
Open the Language Editor so that the language files are unpack.
Then go to C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\MultiCommander\UserData\Languages\ and add en entry in the SupportedLanguages.xml file

Translate - Built in editor
Start the language editor by starting "Menu->Extensions->Language Editor"

You will see 3 dropdown lists. The first is Plugin type, second is Plugin/Extension, third is Language.
When you select a language other then English you will see the English text in italic and red color.
and when you writing a translation an item will turn black and bold. Bold indicate items that are changed but not saved.

The category name is just placeholders and do not need to be translated.

If an text item is not translated Multi Commander will fall back to the English file for that text item.

The language file will be save as "<AppOrPluginName>_lang_<culture code>.xml" ( eg. MultiCommander_lang_de.xml )

Not all text must be translated for it to work. When running Multi Commander with none-English language set. If it does not find a text string in the set language it will fall back and use the English for that string.

Translate - Alternative way
If you want to edit the files using an external editor. You first need to duplicate the english files.

When opening the language editor it will unpack the language file into C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\MultiCommander\UserData\Languages\
(or type ":gouserdata" in the command line field)

Then search the for all "*_lang.en.xml" file and then copy them.
Then rename them with the correct "culture name" code  (For example for german that would be *_lang_de.xml, for swedish it is *_lang_se.xml )
Then after that you can edit them using any text/xml editor.
Just make sure the file are save using UTF-8 is there are any special characters.

If you do not translate one text item. Then remove that item from your translated language files. Do not keep it in english in your translated file. Because MC will automatically pick up the english text if a translated item does not exists. Also you will easily find what text are missing translation later on if you open the built in language editor. Since all text that are missing translation is shown in red.

Generate Language Pack
To generate a language pack file that contains all the language files for a specific language, Press the "Export" button in the language editor. It will generate a language pack zip file with all the language file for the selected language. The files in the zip file are organized in a way to fit the build process of Multi Commander. So when sending in a Language pack to be included into the release. This format is preferred.

Submit Language Changes
If you create a new translation for Multi Commander we would be happy to included that into the installation of Multi Commander.
Even if the translation is not 100% complete we will accept it into the release.

First make sure the language you want to export/send is the selected one. Then press the Export/Send button.
You will now see an export dialog that allows for a couple of options on language pack format and how to submit it.
When submitting a language pack to be included into Multi Commander you must select one of the "Internal format ..." options.

Submit - Using File
If you want to the language pack in a file that you can send your self, Then select "Internal Format (Submit to developer using E-mail)"
You then send that file to me using email

Submit - Using HTTP
You can also have Multi Commander submit the language directly to the server. Then select "Internal Format (Submit to developer using HTTP)"
When submitting using HTTP you will also have to enter an Submit Key on the submit page that is shown when you press OK.

If you do not have an Submit key, Send me an e-mail and I will give you an personal submit key to use.

Feature Requests and Suggestions / Re: New file shortcut...
« on: July 14, 2011, 15:05:01 »
There are some plans for creating file from template files and thinks like that.

But right new you can create an empty file with a commandline command.

if you write "cf <filename>" (cf stands for CreateFile) in the Command line field. An empty file with that name is create in the current location.

You can also create a User Command that are using Multi-Script, and there use the function SaveStringToFile(...) (and save an empty sting to a file for you want the file to be empty) and then assign that user command to shortcut and button or menu.

If you need any help drop a message.

Okey. I get it now.

Able to set the path of both the left and right panel from one command.
I see how that can be useful.

I will be there in the next release.

- Mathias



Thanks for you feedback..

Single Click
- I had that working before, But it is disabled now because it had some bad side effects. I will put it back on the todo list and have another look at it.

- I'm not sure I understand what you want to do. But I think it can be done with creating a Custom Command and then assigning at Aliases for that command. But maybe there should be a better way of doing that.

List Mode
- Right now only detail mode is supported. Thumbnail mode and short list mode are on the roadmap and is being planed.

Run From Inside Archive
- You can view/edit from inside archive if you choose Edit/View from the internal commands (F3/F4) and not double click.
But it probably should also be handed if you press return/double click on them too.. I will have a look at it.

Seperate Disk/Adress Toolbars
- The whole toolbar/tabbed toolbar thing is something that I'm not happy with and is on the roadmap to be changed. Exactly how it will be changed I don't know yet. There is some limits on what can be shown in the panels because of the plugin design.

Registered vs Free
- There is no difference. Before a trial/registered version was available and a free but time limited license was offered. But this license will expire at the end of this month. And instead of going commercial I decided to change Multi Commander and release the full version for free. There still is some references to "Registered Version" in Multi Commander because i missed to removed them. They will be removed.

That being sad. I can not promise that Multi Commander will be free forever. Only that there is no plan to change it back anytime soon.
However, everybody who helps me improve and translate will receive an personal license that will never expire. This to guarantee that Multi Commander always will work for them, Even if Multi Commander would change back to require license in the future.

- Mathias

Feature Requests and Suggestions / Re: Portable version
« on: July 13, 2011, 12:39:12 »
To transfer and configure Multi Commander for portable device you select

"Menu->Help->Install Multi Commander on USB Device".


When transforming Multi Commander from require registration to free version, a check if Multi Commander was registered was by mistake left in. And this will be removed for the next update.

Until then. You can download this quick fixed version

v1.1.0 Build (783)  32bit
v1.1.0 Build (783)  64bit

Or you can copy the install folder of Multi Commander to a portable device. The problem with this is that the configuration is not changed. And when starting Multi Commander from the USB Device it will store settings and session information on the host computer.

Using the "Install Multi Commander on USB Device". Multi Commander will be configured to store all this things on the USB Device so that nothing will be written on the host computer.

- Mathias

Beta Releases / Beta - Movie Information in Columns
« on: June 25, 2011, 14:15:38 »
I have gotten a lot request about adding a way to show movie information in columns for movie files.

Well. It is now possible. You can now show IMDB and/or RottenTomato movie information as column information.

Read more about it on the blog

You need at least build 770 to test this out.

Post all Questions and Issues about this feature here until it is available in the regular version.

Support and Feedback / Re: How do I unpack
« on: May 09, 2011, 18:56:43 »
Hi Imagic.

There are two ways you can do this.

1. Select the files you want to unpack and the press ALT+F6 (or Menu->File->Unpack ) and in the filter field you can specify the files you want to unpack or not unpack.
Start the filter with the - sign to exclude items.  eg. "-*.txt" to skip all .txt files.

More info about unpacking

2. You can do a normal copy operation by pressing F5 ( or Menu->File->Copy ) and then press "Options >>"
and select "Unpacker" as FileOperation plugin. This will copy all files and folders as normal but when it finds a zips, rars or 7zip archives it will unpack them instead of copying them. (As a shortcut you can press Ctrl+P to move the input focus to the plugin selection box)

In the filter box you specify files/folders to include or exclude. If nothing is specified everything will be copied.
(To exclude a folder you can write "-/folder")

To set this options as default you need to open up the copy dialog fully by clicking on the "Advanced >>" button.
And then press the "Save as default". But be aware that then this options will always be set when opening the copy dialog.

A much better way is to use presets.
Preset can be auto loaded or loaded with the F-Keys from the copy dialog.
To create this presets you need to press the "Advanced >>" button and then click on "Set/Change Preset"
There you can save the current options of filters/plugin/target path to a preset that you then can load by pressing an F-Keys ( eg. F1 ).
You can also choose to auto load presets based on the path you start a copy operation from.

More information about the copy dialog
More information about presets
More information about filters

Hope this is to any help for you.

You need any more help, then just leave a message.

- Mathias

Support and Feedback / Re: Explorer Panel layout
« on: May 04, 2011, 22:11:32 »
1.How to save current column setup to a set

Unfortunately you can not do that. Yet! But that sounds like a good thing to include. So I will try to include this in the next version.

2. How to make my column set default (without assign it to all drives manually)
You should be able to change the "Default" column set in the Column Set editor. But it looks like there is an error here. the default column set is  not displayed. I will try fix this.

A workaround is to create a new column set. And then under "Autoload on Path" you add all the paths or drives you want that column set on. And if you enter root paths this will overtake the default columnset for that drive.
Be sure to also check the "Valid for all subpath under this path" when adding paths.

See Attachment for screen shot

- Mathias

Support and Feedback / Re: Amiga Directory Opus
« on: May 02, 2011, 21:29:32 »

I actually used it myself on the amiga in the good old days. :)

Change Event..

To be able to change the events of the button you can do that two ways.

1. If you want a button to go to a path/file or launch a file. Then the easiest way is to enable the "Wizard mode" for the button panel.
That is done by clicking in the last button on to the right on the last row (Named "Wizard Mode (On/Off)").
(You also have that option under the "Menu->Configuration->Toggle Button Wizard Mode")

When the button panels background have change color, you can then drag and drop a file or folder to a button.
You will the get a dialog box where can select what should happen when the button is pressed, If it should open the file or
go to it.

2. If you want assign another actions to the button you have to do it via the Button editor ( Menu->Configuration->Button Editor )
When that dialog is shown, You first click on the button you want to change and the dialog will update with the settings for that button.
You can then modify it. and there are a lot if internal command you can assign to it. And for really powerful command you can write scripts.

Rearrange button is also done in the Button Editor.
You first select the button you want to move. Then press the "Swap" button, Then you press the button you want to swap place with.

More information about the button editor is available here

If you need help to modify a button for a specific task, just leave a post and I will try to help you.

- Mathias

Feature Requests and Suggestions / Read Before Posting
« on: May 01, 2011, 13:49:02 »
Use this forum for posting suggestions and feature requests that you would like to see in future version of Multi Commander.

If you have idea of feature please provide as much information as possible on how you think it should work.
The more information you provide the bigger chance it is that it can be added. Lots of the time it takes to create a new feature is to figure out how it should work.
And the more information you can provide the easier it will be to create.

Script / Read Before Posting
« on: May 01, 2011, 13:37:15 »
Use this forum for question about scripting in Mulit Commander or to share scripts that you have made.

Beta Releases / How to get beta releases
« on: April 24, 2011, 12:38:07 »
To make Multi Commander check for beta release at startup you need to activate that in its configuration

In the configuration for "Core Configuration" (located under the "Configuration" menu) there is a check box.
"Check for and download and update of beta version of available"

If this is checked Multi Commander will look for a new Beta Version at startup.

If you do not what to always check for beta version at startup you can also update to the latest beta version by running the MultiUpdate program separately. And in the settings for MultiUpdate there is a checkbox for "Download unstable beta if exists".


Beta release are to be considered unsafe. They contain feature and fixes that are not yet fully tested. So test them at your own risk

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