Version 262 (2013-12-6)
Version 261 (2013-12-3)
Version 260 (2013-11-17)
Version 259 (2013-11-12)
Version 258 (2013-10-8)
Fixed bugs Media Preview sometimes locks files. Search box looses keyboard focus after a key stroke in Control Panel, etc.. Right Shift key remains pressed when navigation occurs with right shift key down. Restoring tabs ignores window position settings. Recurrence: in single click mode, tabs are opened by a click on non-compatible view. Added Now user can specify network time-out period and retries. (Options -> General) An option to hide Tab Bar if it has only one tab. (Options -> Toolbar) An option to sort tab/file histories by name. (Options -> History) An option to disable to drop a versatile bar item to another item in the same bar. ( Versatile bar context menu) Updater dialog shows release notes when a new version is found. A button to delete autocomplete history of filter box etc. (Options -> Miscs.) Tests *Drop helper tips (Options -> Folder View -> Drop Helper) 2 small windows (Copy and Move) are displayed while dragging file over folder. Copy or Move operation is executed by dropping onto these windows. *File rename tool is added. From keyboard shortcut, or context menu of active tab -> actions to current view -> "Rename items..."
Version 257 (2013-8-6)
(Fixed) Fails to apply .ico file to Versatile Bar items.
Version 256 (2013-8-1)
(Added) Multi monitor support. An option to open window in the screen where the mouse cursor is located. (Options->Window, Desktop Tool) An option to move the captor window to the screen where the mouse cursor is located. Text / background custom colors of the Compatible Folder View, Now you can set item colors specifying path/name/extension, etc.. shell context menu (optional) to change colors (limitation) only back colors are applied on the desktop, when drop shadow of icon label is enabled. Tabs Now you can create a new window by dropping a tab to anywhere. (Options-> Tab3) Left and right padding of tab. (Options -> Appearance) Now tab font styles can be set. An option to allow tab history duplication. An option not to close a tab on navigation failure. Previews An option to choose which monitor is used for fullscreen preview. Now fullscreen Preview window can be locked. Press an assigned keyboard shortcut or click the lock button on the screen. Preview tip can be displayed in other monitor while the fullscreen is locked. Now image files are fullscreened. Keyboard shortcuts to play next/previous media file in the folder while fullscreen. Fullscreen slideshow. Scrollable text preview, to the limit of 16KiB. Press num pad 4 and 6. Now you can set text and background color, and font styles of text preview. An option to try to display in specified max size. New preview stop button. (Button Bar) Playlist file support. - .pls, .m3u, .m3u8, .wpl. Now Music preview uses folder.jpg in the same folder when no album art is embedded in the file. An option to disable hardware acceleration. (limitation) Software rendering is used for movies encoded by H.264 in the secondary monitors. Exporting and importing settings. Now uses XML file. Now importing takes effects instantly. Now ShellExecuteHooks can be enabled from UI, to capture windows. (Options->Window) option to capture Win + E key. Desktop Tool An option to suppress Desktop Tool Menu by double click. (Desktop Tool toolbar -> context menu) An option not to capture a window which is opened by Desktop Tool. (Options -> Desktop Tool) Versatile Bar An option not to start drag & drop versatile bar items. (Versatile Bar background context menu) 'Pass-through' option of Ctrl+F (Focus to the search box) and Ctrl+W (Close the window). By setting to 'pass-through', those key strokes reach to the system and other applications. (If not, QTTabBar eats these keys even when other keys are assigned to those functions or the functions aren't enabled.) Press Shift+Esc in the keyboard shortcut page of Option dialog. Now you can set icons - Group, Application Launcher item, Versatile Bar item from context menu. Sorting options of subfolder menu items. Column width in 'List' view style of Compatible view. Now you can choose how many items are displayed in the Tab Switcher window. Scripting. Automatic Updates. (Fixed) A focused but not selected item is executed by pressing Enter key in the folder view. Options window Option window freezes for several seconds on opening because of accessing to the network folders. Text box of 'Open specified folder when the last tab closed' does not save entered path text. 'Restore defaults of this page' button fails to restore defaults in some pages. Checked state of 'Clear the recent files history on log-off' check box is not saved. Navigation sound is not played no matter which option is selected. Layout collapses in high-DPI environments. Shortcut file icons in menus lack overlay icons. Esc key closes not only preview window but its parent menu. By opening a link file, a dialog says 'QTTabBar failed to navigate to...' Fails to load plugins with Static attribute. Group menu won't disappear after items are removed. Locked tab settings are ignored when: alt + Up key is pressed. navigated by the AddressBar. 'open' is executed in the folder context menu. (limitation) The above 2 issues still ignore 'Prevents other tab from selected' option. This behavior is confirmed. Folder and drive items in Application Launcher menu don't use its icon but default folder icon. Window freezes for several seconds by touching tabs which point to network folder, showing tooltip, contextmenu, subfolder menu. Now they use short time-out. Maximized window size changes unexpectedly when 'Resize window when tab row count changed' is enabled. Now 'No full-row-select' is applied instantly after view mode changed. Preview window which is triggered by keys disappears if mouse cursor is above another media file. Sends wrong data to the Clipboard in the 'DROP FILE LIST' format. It lacks 1 byte zero termination and can be a potential cause of crash. Windows are scattered sometimes by opening a group especially right after logging in. Group menu forgets to save separators. A new tab might opensby rapid operation. Uninstallation fails to clean up all the registry entries. Ignores file associations and opens as a tab when other apps try to open a zip file, when ShellExecuteHooks is enabled.
Version 130 (2013-4-10)
(Fixed) Bug: Search text is not cleared after tab changing, and file search begins in new active tab.
Version 129 (2013-4-7)
(Fixed) A critical bug : Keyboard shortcuts of plug-ins involved might be fired accidentally when a key shortcut of any plug-in is pressed. 'Edit attributes', 'Create Sequentially Named' are involved. The former might edit attributes of selected files silently. Special folder tabs (My document, My Computer, etc.) cannot be reordered. Fails to execute Internet Shortcut file (.url ). Items in Navigation pane cannot be drag & dropped. Items in Navigation pane fails to get focus. Bugs when 'Close all tabs when group opened' and tabs are locked. Menu texts of Versatile bar are wrongly applied. Tabs are opened by click on folder icons if single click mode in the Folder Options. Preview won't be displayed when tooltip is disabled in Folder Options. (Added) New options of behaviors when click on Navigation pane, Address Bar, Versatile Bar. (Options -> Tab & Window) 'Contact' field is added to Language File. Test of scripting. See and try to run sample.js. Language File Editor is also updated.
Version 128 (2013-3-10)
(Added) Now users can download/upload skin images and language files from/to cloud storage. ( Options -> General, Appearance, Desktop Tool, and Button Bar Option ) Language File Editor that supports translation. Old language files need to be converted with Language File Editor. ( Load from file.) Delay times before Previews is displayed, on folderview and subfoldermenu. ( Options -> Preview, Subfolder menu ) Group items can be locked at opening. ( Options -> Group ) A new category - 'files on the desktop' is added to Desktop Tool Menu. A option to show Desktop Tool Menu by single left click and middle click on the desktop. Now Desktop Tool Menu is available even if desktop icons are hidden. 'Restore defaults of this page' button on Option window. A keyboard shortcut to show history menu of active tab. Cursor loop works on compatible list view. Tab Bar can be toggled between RTL and LTR. (Fixed) Navigation occurs by executing a link to folder even if active tab is locked and in-place navigation is forbidden. Fails to open volume mount points and junctions on network in tab. Fails to open a shortcut file to Library Items in tab. Keyboard shortcuts without modifier keys do not work on Control Panels. Exception dialog when right clicked on group management menus. Desktop Tool menus go behind the taskbar if 'Auto-hide taskbar' is on. explorer.exe crashes occasionally when a drive is unmounted. 'Rename ambiguous tab automatically' fails to draw texts on RTL. Drag & Drop starts accidentally by activating a tab. Now new versatile item follows other text label state. Tab forgets its first travel log when new window is opened from a group. Fails to rename current folder if TabBar is not enabled. New rename dialog. (Plugins) Now ITabs are identical if they point to the same tab. Implements IPluginServer.HitTest method. now it uses the argument. IPluginServer.SelectedTab returns current path even if Tab Bar is not enabled. IPluginServer.GetMenuRenderer uses '&' prefix (Installation) Now tools are installed to 'C:\Program Files\QTTabBar' Installer creates items in start menu (option). The path is 'C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\QTTabBar'. (Framework) Distributor.exe ( Language editor and downloader) requires .net Framework 4 Full.
Version 66 (2012-12-15)
Fixed: Explorer crashes when mouse cursor is placed on a NTFS junction point icon.
Version 65 (2012-12-15)
New: An option to fix width of columns when 'List' mode for compatible view. File name tip for 'List' mode for compatible view. Desktop tool menu supports RTL Windows. Fixed: Search box of explorer window loses keyboard focus on search starts. Navigation window (folder tree) loses keyboard focus after navigation starts. 'Clear' buttons of Option window History tab don't work. Double-clicking on files opens new Tab when the tab is locked and prevents in-place navigation. Stripe colors for compatible view overwrite NTFS compression color and encryption color. Now time-outs when opening a group that contains 'slow' resources. Now time-outs when displaying a context menu for 'slow' resources. Fails to navigate to 'Recent places', 'Favorites' or a link to search result. Fails to get icons of 'Recent places' and 'Favorites' Desktop menu won't appear when taskbar double-clicked on Windows8 Location of BusyForm of desktop tool is out of the screen. Desktop menu closes when clicked on title menus to open or close children. Now BusyForm closes by Esc key. Now Color dialogs save custom colors that users create.
Version 64 (2012-12-5)
New: Now supports Right-To-Left Windows (Arabic, Hebrew, etc.) An option to swap mouse X1 and X2 button. (Options -> General) Alternate row color for compatible details view. (Options -> Folder View) Now supports NTFS junction point. To avoid long busy wait, uses time-outs when handling dead links, junctions and symbolic links to disconnected network resources. Red arrows in menu indicate that items are not resolved. Press right cursor key (left in RTL) to retry to resolve with relatively long period. Background colors for Vertical Versatile Bar and Bottom Tab Bar. (Options -> Appearances(Toolbar)) New menu style "Windows 8" (Options -> Appearances(Toolbar)) Hash window transparency Fixed: An exception occurs when the last tab is closed by double-click. Flickerings while no-full-row-select in compatible details view. A tab size is incorrect when restored by Ctrl+Shift+Z key when animation is enabled. Extra keyboard shortcuts to move cursor in Folder View. Implementation was forgotten. Known restrictions for RTL Still undone for several forms and controls including Option window. Toolbar background image is not drawn properly. Drop shadows of menus are not in proper direction.
Version 33 (2012-11-17)
Fixed problems with the folder view customized by some kind of software or tool. Those tools make the view compatible with XP and Vista in order to disable full-row-selection feature and enable to arrange/order file icons freely. Added: +The compatible mode of the folder view (Options -> Folder View -> 'Compatible list view style') +Option to disable full-row-selection of Details View +Option to display column header always +Option to draw watermark image on the view background of customized folders for pictures, music and videos.
Version 32 (2012-11-11)
New features: Now Tab Bar can be placed at the bottom of the window. Auto-hide mode of toolbars. (Options -> Toolbar) Now vertical versatile bar and bottom tab bar can be enabled alone. "Management toolbar" provides fundamental functionalities ( key shortcut, preview, etc.) without any other toolbars. New button to stop Preview temporarily. ( ButtonBar ) D&D hover wait time to activate a tab. (Options -> Tab) D&D hover wait time to show subfolder menu on folder icons. (Options -> Subfolder menu) Now sub items in a Group are arrangeable in menu. Now a Group can have paths which point to unconnected network folders or removable disks. A option to disable mouse wheel on tabbar to change active. (Options -> Tab) Context menu on the Folder Band (command bar) of Windows7. A trial to track folder icon changes. Now tab text position can be adjusted per pixel. (Options -> Appearance(Tab) -> Tab title text -> Text offsets) Test of tab animation. (Options -> Tab) New key shortcuts: to swap active tab location with left and right one. to show or hide toolbars. Preview window refined. Search box in keyboard shortcut finder window. Changed the sorting rule in Subfolder menu. Items that contain numbers are sorted in the same way as OS. FIXED BUGs: FOLDERS WON'T EVEN OPEN when installed to non-Japanese Windows... Preview window sometimes displays what is not under the mouse cursor. RestoreWindow.exe fails to restore closed tabs. A tab sometimes remains after the folder which the tab points to is removed. Subfolder menu sometimes won't change its containts after files or folders are dropped onto it. Another than top-most explorer window captures tab. "Restore default settings" button of Option omits and leaves unrestored a few feautres. ShellExecuteHook handler sometimes fails to capture new explorer process. ShellExecuteHook handler fails to capture 32bit apps on 64bit Windows. (To enable this feature, you need to set the following registry value ) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer EnableShellExecuteHooks = (DWORD) 1 File Name Tooltip (Options -> Folder View) is not refreshed and displays wrong file name when 2 adjacent files have the same size in pixel. File Name Tooltip misinterprets ampersand character in file names. Desktop tool forgets menu expand state. QTTabBar activated in Internet Explorer disables the one in Shell. Some kind of menu won't disappear after item is clicked. Trying to get hash of files which contain semicolons in name causes exception. Tab orders of controls in Option window are in chaos. In Option window, tab size mode combobox changes tab render mode combobox value. Single row mode might cause infinite loop and freeze explorer. Insertion mark of TabBar appears in wrong location when single row mode. Unnecessary value is added to Tab skin sizing margin. Explorer process terminates with error when fails to open network folder and the window is closing. Explorer process terminates with error when a removable media is unmount and the window is closing. An exception occurs when invalid language file is applied in Option window. phew..
Version 126.96.36.199 β2 (2011-6-3)
Fixed: exception when Apply button of Option dialog window pressed Added:
Version 188.8.131.52 β1 (2011-6-3)