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NEW FEATURES IN 4.00

** - ADD /F AND /K AND /C TO COMMAND LINE OPTIONS

These features allow the user to select how much memory
will be used by QDISK and what the hot-key will be.

** - ADD NON-RESIDENT OPTION TO COMMAND LINE

This feature allows the program to be run in a non-resident
mode, for those users with limited memory.

** - ADD HEX VIEW OPTION TO ALT-F4 KEY

This feature allows for a file to be viewed in a debug style
hex dump format.

* - ADD SPACE BAR AS PGDN IN VIEW MODE

This simple touch makes viewing a large file much easier.

* - DON'T DELETE THE FILE ON A COPY UNTIL WE ARE SURE THAT THERE IS
ENOUGH ROOM FOR THE COPY

In previous versions, when a file was copied, it was first
deleted from the destination disk and then the copy was attempted.
This could result in the loss of the file, if there was not enough
room on the destination. This has now been fixed.
NEW FEATURES IN 4.01

** - ADD /T OPTION TO SET THE DEFAULTS FOR THE TOGGLE OPTIONS

This features allow the 4 toggle defaults to be set on the
command line when the program is loaded. These are the switches on
the alt menu, keys F1 through F4.


The format of this command is as follows:

/T:ABCD

"A" may be a 0 or a 1 to set the wordstar mode OFF and ON.
"B" may be a 0 or a 1 to set the confirm mode OFF and ON.
"C" may be a 0 or a 1 to set the wordwrap mode OFF and ON.
"D" may be a 0, 1 or a 2 to set the text format mode to OFF,
ON and HEX

** - ADD IN HEX EDIT MODE

This powerful feature add a hex editor to the hex view mode.
You may enter your data in either hex or ascii and save the changes
to disk as needed.

To activate the hex edit feature, hold down the key and
press the while in the HEX format View mode. The cursor will
appear in the upper left corner of the screen. User the arrows to move
around the screen. Home and End will work for the current line. To
change sides, press the TAB key. When you have finished the edit,
press the key. If you have changed any data, you will be asked
whether you wish to write the data to disk, or to abort the edit.


** - ADD IN DIRECTORY TREE COMMAND

This is a very useful feature for hard disk users who need to
see a graphic of the directory tree structure.

To activate this feature, hold down the key and press
the . The screen will clear while the tree is read and built. Then
You will be shown the tree. To return to the normal directory display
press the key.
NEW FEATURES IN 4.01

** - ADD /H OPTION AS SECONDARY HOT KEY VIA SHIFT STATES

Through user feedback, a second hot-key has been added. It is
set on the command line with this feature and allows for the program
to be popped up via the alt/shift/control key combinations.

The default secondary key set is Alt-LeftShift. To change this
enter the following on the command line:

/H:12

Where 1 and 2 may be any of the following:

A - for the Alt key
C - for the Ctrl key
L - for the LeftShift key
R - for the RightShift key


** - SHOW TRUE HOT KEYS IN START AND RE-START MESSAGES

The actual hot-keys are now shown on the screen each time the
program is loaded or an attempt to re-load the program fails.

** - ADD /S OPTION TO SET SORT ORDER DEFAULT, ALSO KEEP SORT WHEN EXITING

The sort order of the files may now be pre-set on the command
line and will stay active whenever you are in the directory mode.

To set the sort order on the command line, enter the following:

/S:#

Where # is 1 for Name, 2 is for Extension, 3 is for Size and 4 is
for Date.
NEW FEATURES IN 4.02

** - ADD RUN A PROGRAM OPTION AND NEW MENU

There is a new menu which is displayed by holding down the
left shift key. At present there is only one option on that
menu, F1. When you press shift F1, you will be asked for a
program name to run. If you press RETURN and nothing else, the
file currently highlighted will be executed. If you enter a
program name, it must be in your path or the current directory
and the highlighted file will be passed to it as a command line
argument.

*** THIS FEATURE WILL ONLY WORK IF YOU POPPED UP QDISK FROM ***
*** THE DOS PROMPT. NOT IF YOU ARE IN ANOTHER APPLICATION! ***

** - LENGTHEN DIR NOTES TEXT FIELD TO 65 CHARACTERS

The directory notes function now supports descriptions up to
65 characters each. There is a conversion utility to modify your
old description files for the new format.

** - ADD STATUS LINE TO VIEW MODE

When in view mode, there is now a status line showing the
current file being viewed and the function keys for search and
repeat search.

** - ADD UNSORT OPTION

When a sort option has been selected, it stays in effect
until another option is selected. This function allows for the
sort option to be turned off.

** - ACTIVATE THE INSERT AND DELETE KEYS

When ever you are entering text, you may now use the insert
and delete keys to help edit your text.

* - ALLOW ALPHA KEYS ON COLOR SELECTION MENU

When selecting colors from inside QDISK, you may now press
the letter of the color you wish to select.
NEW FEATURES IN 4.03

** - ADD QDINSTAL PROGRAM

Add an install program to set certain defaults permanently
into the program, such as color, sort seq, and display format.

** - ADD IN SUPPORT FOR 43 LINE EGA AND 50 LINE VGA MODES

Add an option on the shift menu to change the directory size
to 43 or 50 lines for other monitor settings. Also needed is the
command line switch /V:E to set for EGA and VGA in the screen save
code. This option will require 4k of memory for the extra screen
area being saved.

** - ADD IN ASCII TABLE

Add an ASCII table on the shift menu via shift-F3. Use the
arrows to move up and down, to return to normal mode.
NEW FEATURES IN 4.10

** - ACTIVATE CLOCK IN DOS MODE

The clock may now be left on when you exit QDISK and return
to either DOS or an application

** - DO NOT CLEAR MARKS WHEN SORTING A DIRECTORY

The marked files are now kept marked when the directory is
resorted to any mode but un-sorted.

** - ADD DESTINATION PATH AND DESTINATION SPACE TO DISPLAY

A default destination may be set so that when a lot of files
are being moved or coppied, you only have to set the destination once.

** - ALLOW FILE NAME TO CHANGE ON A COPY

** - ALLOW SWAPPING OF SOURCE AND DESTINATION PATH

** - ADD ERROR MESSAGE IF DIRECTORY IS EMPTY

If the directory you wish to view is empty, you are asked for
another path or disk.

** - ALLOW EDIT OF FILE NAME DURING RENAME FUNCTION

** - ADD HEX TO ASCII AND ASCII TO HEX CONVERTER

You may now convert an ASCII number to HEX and a HEX number
to ASCII decimal.

** - ACTIVATE POP-UP WINDOW TO THE CURRENT ACTIVE VIDEO MODE SIZE

If you have an EGA or VGA monitor and run in 43 or 50 line mode,
QDISK will pop up in the mode of the current screen.
NEW FEATURE IN 4.11

** - INCREASE SPEED IN DIRECORY SORTS

An increase of 400% has been achieved in the sort logic.

** - ADD IN ARC VIEW MODE

You may now view the contents of an ARC file.

** - ADD IN SPC MODE

This is a SPeCial mode. If you set this mode, the file extetion
will decide how the file is shown to you.
NEW FEATURE IN 4.12

** - MAKE DIRECTORY TREE LIVE

The directory tree function, CTRL-V, is now a fully functional
tree. You may move around directories by using the 4 arrow keys,
the HOME key and the END key. You may also select a directory by
typing the first letter of the directory name. The highlight bar will
be moved to the next directory down in the tree that starts with the
letter entered. The tree image is kept in memory and is updated
whenever you create or remove a directory so that the directory does
not have to be read from the disk each time you access it.

** - DONT MOVE '.' AND '..' FILE ENTRIES

The sort function in version 4.11 moves the '.' and '..' entries
during the sort operations. These files are now left at the top of
the directory list after a sort is completed.

** - FORMAT A: TO 360K

The addition of diskette formating via the Shif-F7 key. This will
format drive A: to a 360k floppy. We soon hope to have other formats
available.



  3 Responses to “Category : File Managers
Archive   : QDISK335.ZIP
Filename : QD412.AD

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