Version 1.2.0 released

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Version 1.2.0 released

Post by mike » Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:54 am

Hi, folks!

v1.2.0 is finally released: ... mander.dmg
The build is available in auto-update system.

What's new in this version:
  • General UI overhaul: File panels presentation was rewritten from scratch.
  • File panels can now be scrolled without cursor movement.
  • Added customizable file panel layouts.
  • File columns can now have dynamic width.
  • Added a new feature: Themes.
  • Added Dark Mode support.
  • Sort mode indicator in the top-left corner became a button with a pop-up options list.
  • Added the file icon size option: 1x, 2x, or disabled.
  • Thumbnail generation now respects HiDPI displays.
  • When using Quick Search, the “Show only matching items” option is now selected by default.
  • Quick Search now underscores query matches in file names.
  • Improved saving and restoring of window states.
  • Added cascading of new windows.
  • All alert windows can now be controlled with arrow keys.
  • Improved drag & drop functionality.
  • Fixed the issue with Ctrl+Tab processing.
  • Date Added column is now shown in Full view mode.
  • Added new hotkeys to scroll the file panel without moving the cursor: Alt+Home, Alt+End, Alt+PageUp, Alt+PageDown.
  • Shift+Cmd+C/Alt+Cmd+C now copies file names/paths of all selected items.
  • When working with FTP, Cmd+R forces the VFS to reload a directory listing.
  • Fixed stability issues with SFTP connections.
  • Added support for .xz archives.
  • Allowed opening of partially damaged archives.
  • Added automatic encoding detection when working with archives.
  • Volumes are now properly ejected after being unmounted.
  • OS X 10.10 is no longer supported
Here I have to say a big "Thanks!" to people who helped a lot with feedback information and various suggestions:
d0ublezer0, darek, sasha, JayB, moonrak, don, SlavaU, warpkanal, hugo187, dawid.
Guys, I can't image working out such pile of different tasks without your assistance.

With regards,

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Re: Version 1.2.0 released

Post by swoop » Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:23 pm

Absolutely massive! Mike, you are a wizard of the highest order!!

Thanks and enjoy well deserved weekend!
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Re: Version 1.2.0 released

Post by darek » Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:06 am

Great job, Mike! I love the brief mode especially -- that's what I desperately needed. And it's great to see that the tool didn't lose its snappiness after switching the UI code. You did very, very well there :)

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Re: Version 1.2.0 released

Post by warpkanal » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:01 pm

NC has now replaced Crax as my main filemanager. Thanks!

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Re: Version 1.2.0 released

Post by hyzhangzhy » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:19 am

Great job, Mike

Like the new Dark theme very much. :)

Thanks again. 👍

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Re: Version 1.2.0 released

Post by dvz » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:50 am

Can I put a bit of criticism?
Classic theme in new version is very different from previous version and looks unfamiliarly.
1. In previous version panels were visually well separated with double lines. Now the the separation is not clear.
2. There are no vertical column separators in brief mode. It complicates the perception.
3. Information in bottom panel became too overloaded after merging into one line. Also date format is different from date format in list view.
4. But the ugliest thing is scrollbars. They are always visible, displayed with unconfigurable light color (on dark background) and have unconsistent behavior - horizontal scrolling in brief mode versus vertical scrolling in list mode.

The interface of previous version in classic mode was ideal for my almost 20-years habits.
If no any way to replicate it with settings in new or future versions (due any reason), then is any way to fallback to version 1.1.5?

p.s. sorry for my English, I can provide better explanation in Russian...

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Re: Version 1.2.0 released

Post by mike » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:10 am

Yes, things have changed.
Sorry, but I don't have resources to maintain two absolutely different presentation modes with their own codebases and to add new features at the same time. It's very unlikely that ASCII-art decorations will return in NC.
If you can't stand this new UI - previous versions are always available here:

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Re: Version 1.2.0 released

Post by dvz » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:05 pm

It seems that it is time to change my habits :)
I think, that if you find a way to provide ability to change scrollbar colors or make them transparent, than it will be a good feature.
Light scrollbars on dark background are very annoying.
In any case thank you for your great job.

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Re: Version 1.2.0 released

Post by moonrak » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:34 am

You did it, Classic Mode is out, Dark Mode is in.
Time to leave the yearnings about Tree Gold times with blue background.
The Dark Force is calling me now.

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Re: Version 1.2.0 released

Post by maxim » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:28 am

Mike, thank you for your hard work. This release made my day : ) Rethinked brief mode is great, especially in folders with lots of files.

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