Recently used folders

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Richard Andersen 03/29/2006 07:00 am

I`ve been using this program for a long time and find it very handy and useful. There are a couple of problems with it though:

1. very often it does does not register recently used folders in a program, even though the other functions work with that program. That goes for MSIE 5 and 6, and Adobe programs, for example.

2. the small icon in the top right corner in Windows Explorer always disappears after you have selected a folder. Not a big problem though, for you can just click where it`s supposed to be and it will reappear, but for new users who are not aware of this, it may be confusing.

Finally, a suggestion: how about adding a menu with "recently used folders in Windows Explorer", which shows all recent folders where you have worked with files in Explorer? That would be very useful in my opinion.

thanks,
Richard Andersen
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:00 am
Thank you for your kind words and suggestions. What Windows version do you use? We have found that there is a problem recording last used folder under Windows 2000/XP. We tried to fix that, but so far, without success. We will work on this more.

2. We also tried to fix it, but sometimes it really disappears. Sorry.

3. How this would work? Record a time during which you have opened a certain folder? Or record any folder that you selected in the left-hand tree?

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MetaProducts corp.
Richard Andersen 03/29/2006 07:00 am
> Thank you for your kind words and suggestions. What Windows version do you use? We have found that there is a problem recording last used folder under Windows 2000/XP. We tried to fix that, but so far, without success. We will work on this more.
>

Well I`m actually using Win2000. I hope you can fix it, for it is really a useful function.

> 2. We also tried to fix it, but sometimes it really disappears. Sorry.
>

OK. Like I said, it`s not a big problem if you know the button is still there, though invisible.

> 3. How this would work? Record a time during which you have opened a certain folder? Or record any folder that you selected in the left-hand tree?

What I meant was recording any folder in Explorer in which you have done file operations (e.g. opened, cut, pasted etc. files).


thanks,
Richard Andersen
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:00 am
Thank you. I am going to work on this, but I will be out of town for a week. I will keep your message in my Inbox. I will let you know when I have results.

Oleg Chernavin.
Richard Andersen 03/29/2006 07:00 am
> Thank you. I am going to work on this, but I will be out of town for a week. I will keep your message in my Inbox. I will let you know when I have results.
>

That sounds good. Thank you!
Richard Andersen

Ron Horn 03/29/2006 07:00 am
> Thank you. I am going to work on this, but I will be out of town for a week. I will keep your message in my Inbox. I will let you know when I have results.
>
> Oleg Chernavin.

FYI, I`m using XP and don`t see any MRU folders, just the predefined ones. Tried Regedit and Notepad.

Ron
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:00 am
Yes, I know. It is because Windows 2000 and XP use new style Open/Save dialog boxes.

Oleg.
Ron Horn 03/29/2006 07:00 am
> Yes, I know. It is because Windows 2000 and XP use new style Open/Save dialog boxes.
>
> Oleg.

Ok. Do you think you`ll be able to support these someday or did MS make them in such a way that you can`t anymore?

I now have one MRU showing up, I guess I must have used an app that used the older style dialogs. I wasn`t paying attention.

At least AutoDialogs lets me define my favorite folders, the previous tool I used only kept an MRU.
One thing they did with the MRU that was unique though was to tie it to the specific dialog. So the MRU contained the folders you`ve used when that dialog was displayed. Not sure if AutoDialogs does this or not.


Ron
Ron Horn 03/29/2006 07:00 am
> Yes, I know. It is because Windows 2000 and XP use new style Open/Save dialog boxes.
>
> Oleg.

Ok. Do you think you`ll be able to support these someday or did MS make them in such a way that you can`t anymore?

I now have one MRU showing up, I guess I must have used an app that used the older style dialogs. I wasn`t paying attention.

At least AutoDialogs lets me define my favorite folders, the previous tool I used only kept an MRU.
One thing they did with the MRU that was unique though was to tie it to the specific dialog. So the MRU contained the folders you`ve used when that dialog was displayed. Not sure if AutoDialogs does this or not.


Ron
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:00 am
I know there is a way to get it working even with the new-style dialogs. I tried few times to understand it, but failed. I will try again.

Oleg.
Richard Andersen 03/29/2006 07:00 am
> I know there is a way to get it working even with the new-style dialogs. I tried few times to understand it, but failed. I will try again.
>

I hope you`ll get this fixed - and if you could add the feature I`ve previously asked for, it will make the program perfect, IMO. Actually I don`t mind paying for an upgrade of this kind.

Richard Andersen

Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:00 am
It will be a minor upgrade, which is free for registered users. Also, that kind of improvement is considered a bug fix, so there will be no pay for it definetely. I will have a new developer to start working on AutoDialogs updates on the next week. His primary goal will be to fix that problem.

Oleg.