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Xenon File Manager Portable 1.3.9.1 Beta

Application: Xenon File Manager Portable
Category: Utilities

About:

Xenon is a file manager with portable file assocations, plugins, etc. It has built in search, bookmarks, etc.

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Download Xenon File Manager Portable 1.3.9.1 Beta
(MD5: 016475ebde45015946dca2ab310b66cf | 1.8MB)
Note: You will need to extract to X:\PortableApps\XenonPortable not X:\PortableApps

Notes:

1.3.9.1 Beta:

  • Copy, Move, and Delete windows now have cancel buttons.
  • Bookmarks updated, Captions now supported.

1.3.9.0 Beta:

  • initial release

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The installer seems corrupt,

The installer seems corrupt, 7z SFX crashes each time I double click the file. If I use 7zip and just use the extract function, it works, but the SFX itself seems broken.

Edit: The app itself works great, there is a .svn folder left behind in "Xenon\App\xenon\toolbar\MI3-Crystal"

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OK, I'll try to get a

OK, I'll try to get a working sfx later.

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Yes!

I was just thinking about this today and yesterday while going through and organizing some files. Sweetness.

Note: Well Xenon should be stable shouldn't it? Blum *patrick claps for his pun*

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Some people easily amuse

Some people easily amuse themselves....;)

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Works greatly

It works fine, tough the delete prompt isn't translated. And the already known bug of the installer. I like the copy/cut/delete images (if I had a big file to move...)

I found these strings untranslated, by the way (minor things):

ADDTEMPLATE=Adicionar Modelo
ALLFILES=Todos os Ficheiros

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Look!

Xenon made the Front Page of Wikipedia! Blum

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:-)

Horray. LOL!

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Some Small Suggestions

I just wanted to suggest some minor features that would be nice, the cancel one is the most important to me.

  • A 'Cancel' button on the File Copying & Cutting & Pasting image windows to stop the operation.
  • Homepage doesn't seem to work for me.
  • Maybe aliases for the bookmark paths.
  • I'm having a problem with setting a homepage not working.
  • Would it be hard to have the search results when typed in the search box directly from Xenon display inside the file manager area?
  • Resizable tree view?
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    This is, unfortunately, the
    • This is, unfortunately, the least possible of all.
    • I'll look into that.
    • Not a bad idea.
    • In what way?
    • Yes, but not impossible.
    • That would be quite tricky.

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    Crystal Icon Set

    I got bored tonight, so I stayed up late and made a Crystal icon set to show off my hardcore Paint.NET skills. Blum

    Download Crystal Toolbar Icons

    Preview Crystal Toolbar Theme

    P.S., that's only an Ubuntu theme, not Linux.

    If anyone wants to re-do them, don't be shy. Blum

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    feedback

    strange behaviour:

    - download newest version
    - install it
    - open it
    - click on network drive
    - open dialog get visible
    - click cancel
    - error message occures : "Datei kann nicht kopiert werden: Die Quelldatei oder der Quelldatenträger kann nicht gelesen werden." e.g. Can't copy file: can't read source file or volume

    windows xp german

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    Yeah, It doesn't work with

    Yeah, It doesn't work with network drives.

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    o_O

    so the tool is not handy for people using network drives?

    i will check what will happen on virtual drives.

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    OK! 1.3.9.1 Beta is out. I

    OK! 1.3.9.1 Beta is out. I actually managed to get the copy/move/delete windows to have a working cancel button!

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    Sweet

    Thanks so much! I'll test it out for sure.

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    Great

    It is great, and no, I don't any translation correction to say (once in a lifetime I didn't screwed up Wink ).

    Seems stable working on Windows Vista HP pt-PT without SP1 yet (waiting for pt-PT release without being RFM Sad ).

    Also, a feature I think it would be nice: support for opening shortcuts on Xenon instead of Windows Explorer (I though of making an association but that would open on another window).

    Blue is everything.

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    Not a bad idea. I just added

    Not a bad idea. I just added it to the source. It only took 4 lines of code.

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    New icon?

    I've created this image in gimp and could create an icon from it that contains all the required bit depths and sizes.
    Link

    Let me hear what you think. It's just a suggestion. Smile

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    Not bad. The thing is that

    Not bad. The thing is that Xe should be purple. (That is what the element Xenon looks like in a neon sign.) It doesn't look like it would look very good in 16x16.

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    AWSOME work i like this

    AWSOME work i like this Icon, better than my! i know my version had the wrong proportion Wink

    Hell was full, so I came back!!!
    Sorry for my lousy English!!!

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    Can anyone check the latest

    Can anyone check the latest package for paf compatibility (except installer)? Thanks.

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    A couple issues:

    A couple issues:

    • need a help.html in the XenonPortable directory
    • in AppInfo, the icon should be appicon.ico
    • the splash screen is in a XenonPortable dir under Data, it should be in the source dir
    • there is an assoc.ini in the source dir

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    I left that out because it
    • I left that out because it looks like it has PortableApps trademarks.
    • Thanks
    • I put it there so the launcher would not have to extract it to a temporary directory. It also allows the user to change or disable the splash screen. Is there a problem with that.
    • That is there because the launcher extracts it on first run. It will be removed when I can use the installer.

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    1. you could make your own,

    1. you could make your own, it's not really big issue though

    2. no problem

    3. Why would the launcher need to extract it to a temporary directory? Does AutoIt not allow you to compile the image into the exe? This is how it is done with NSIS. I'm not sure if it's an issue or not, I understand your point of keeping it in Data.

    4. Ok

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    3. It is stored in the

    3. It is stored in the executable, but it must be extracted to a folder before it can be used.

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    For 3

    Yea, I believe that's what NSIS does, too.

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    Hmm...where does NSIS

    Hmm...where does NSIS extract it to, i never noticed this.

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    TEMP

    Temp I believe, or at least I thought. I'm probably wrong, but I thought it had to extract its resources.

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    Me again

    I've changed some things in the icon, resized it to the different sizes and optimized it.
    Then I created one single .ico file containing all of them.
    It can be downloaded from here.
    (There's also a zipped version of a modified big one). Tell me what you think. Blum

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    !

    Perfect. That is awesome!

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    One Feature Request

    I only have one request. I don't know how easy this would be, but what about adding a tabbed layout view. That way you could open several different folders in the same window. That is the only reason I still use ExplorerXP.

    I also found a little bug. If I already have Portable Firefox open and go to the help, a dialog box pops up that says I need to close firefox before another instance of firefox can be opened. Shouldn't the help just open in another tab in firefox?

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    Don't worry. That is planned

    Don't worry. That is planned for the next (big) version (1.5).

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    ???

    The tabs or the bug?

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    Tabs. Xenon just opens the

    Tabs. Xenon just opens the program you have associated with for HTML files. If you have a local firefox browser open it will not be able to open the file.

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    Firefox

    I had portable firefox open and internet explorer closed at the time. The default for HTML files is internet explorer, but it still tried to open the help with portable firefox. If I open any HTML file on my computer it defaults to IE. Maybe something else is going on.

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    I tried

    1.4 and it seems like the bug is fixed.

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    Just so everybody knows I

    Just so everybody knows I have released version 1.4.

    http://www.mi3soft.info/?page=noblegas.xenon

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    Cool

    I'm not gonna request anymore features, only point out some bugs now as I really want this one to go public here. These might have been mentioned before, I didn't read the whole thread.

    Here's the bugs I'm noticing.

    1. Cannot add bookmarks that to not reside on the drive Xenon is running from. I know people will rarely do this, but I'm just pointing it out. I don't expect a fix.
    2. When closing the bookmarks window, that ListView array 1d and 2d Display window appears, which doesn't seem like it needs to be shown, perhaps try to hide this.
    3. As for the Xenon search, how about having it a different default size, so you can still see the Xenon window behind it, or maybe have a 'Go Back to Xenon' button on the search window or something.
    4. Homepage doesn't work setting it for different drives, but again I don't expect it to, it's Xenon Portable. Smile
    5. Cut doesn't seem to work when clicking the button, and pasting files displays the cut screen.

    I think those are the only problems I had. It's looking awesome!

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    1. Yeah, it's by design. 2.

    1. Yeah, it's by design.
    2. I hate it when I forget to remove debugging messages.
    3. Not a bad idea.
    4. See 1
    5. I can't reproduce this.

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    Nice

    Its nice. I have found this bug:

    • Bookmarks seem to point always to Computer (with or without Captions)

    I can't find Patrick's 5th Bug (lets call it that way Wink and mine is José's Bug)

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    Amazing!

    I never tried it before but now I gave it a shot and its simply amazing. I really like it. It was a little slow in displaying the folder content but I have to use it more to really compare this. Other than that I have some suggestions:

    • Association editor could have a save&cancel button
    • It would be nice to have a delete icon next to copy/cut/paste
    • Whats the "show..Item" thing for?
    • I really like the tile view!!!

    Great work.

    I just realized that I still have to try Partick´s Icons and the 1.4 version. I will!

    BTW I like your "mirroring system" Smile but on you homepage, the main xenon window is moved to the right. Shouldn't it stay in its white frame?

    EDIT

    It really is slow displaying folders like Computer.
    I think the splash screen fades too slowly. Could be faster.
    Where am I supposed to put Patricks icons so I can choose them in the menu without overwriting the original ones?

    Sorry for all the (noob-)questions...

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    Lmfao, Wow

    Lol, noob for sure.

    The icons go it:

    XenonPortable\App\xenon\toolbar

    Show .. show's a folder named '..' which you click on to go up a directory.

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    thanks

    Patrick. Haven't felt so noobish in quite some time Smile

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    P.S.

    Check your mail. I think I accidentally replied from a different address.

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    I will

    when I get home. Just trying to get LBreakout done before.

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    The

    navigation at the left side of the help file isn't working.

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    Is JS enabled.

    Is JS enabled.

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    java?

    yes. But I have to retry at home. Maybe its not installed...

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    Incompatible

    It seems incompatible with Firefox.

    Why not use target="framename"?
    I might do that for you. Blum And it should work without JavaScript too.

    EDIT: I have the files needed to fix the navigation.
    They are avaliable as 'helpnavfix.zip' here.

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    Hmm. I guess it is not. I

    Hmm. I guess it is not. I had tested it before and it worked...

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    Great!

    Version 1.4 passes my tests. It works perfectly, with only one complaint. I'm on a 1440 by 990 pixel screen, and the copy, paste, delete, etc screens are rather large. Other than that, just perfect.

    Just a comment: Is there a reason that you have not used an NSIS installer? If you want, I can make you one.

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    There is a reason,

    There is a reason, licensing. Xenon is MIT, PAI is GPL. Even though MIT is compatible with GPL that would throw the license off.

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    Ahh.

    Okay. Thanks, that's kind of been a burning question in my mind for a while.

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