Contents of the 051-FIX.TXT file
Update information for Release 0.51 of WinNAV
The following describes some of the new features and enhancements to
WinNAV since release 0.50, and points out some of the corrections and
bugs that were corrected.
Additions and Modifications Since Release 0.50
oImplemented all features necessary to allow WinNAV to be used
as a replacement shell for Program/File Managers, including
proper detection of WIN.INI "load" and "run" settings, and
warning messages that the Windows session will terminate on
"Exit" from shell.
oAdded "End" and "Kill" windows session to File popup menu to
allow termination of Windows session from any WinNAV module,
even if WinNAV is not used as the Windows shell, for quicker
closings. [Caution: "Kill" windows session does just that,
i.e., it kills windows and all open applications (including
open DOS applications) without further prompts to the user;
it exits immediately to DOS with out closing any modified or
open files, and should be used with care.]
oAdded "Option" menu bar selections.
oAdded option to toggle lower and upper character display of
file and directory names in listbox.
oAdded option to toggle automatic refresh of list window on and
off; when on, the file list is refreshed each time WinNAV
becomes the active window.
oAdded option to toggle Quick View word wrap feature on and off.
oAdded option to toggle error/message bell (beep) on and off.
oAdded option to toggle auto view on and off when using up and
down cursor keys, allowing faster keyboard movement through
file listings. When off, user must press spacebar to display
the selected file.
oAdded additional error checks and message boxes.
oAdded current directory as the default for File Copy and Rename
functions. Note, if no directory precedes the filename, the
root directory is presumed on rename.
oFile Delete and Rename also work on directories (directories also
being files). Also note that directories and files can be "moved"
on the same disk by using the File Rename function, and naming
a new path.
oAdded detection of removable ("Rem Drv"), fixed ("Fix Drv") and
remote ("Net Drv") drives when same are selected in list box.
oDisabled auto view display when selected item is a "removable"
disk drive, in order to avoid MS Windows hardware messages and
lockups which result when some hardware system's do not have
a disk in the selected drive.
oChanged [Shift]+[F8] "Switch" active window to [Control]+[F8].
o[Shift]+[F8] now enables Extended List "Add Mode." Add mode is
indicated by a flashing list-box cursor.
oAdded save on exit for preview window word wrap mode, key view
mode and message beep options, so that they become the defaults
for next session.
oEnhanced global/local explore capabilities. All subdirectories
are now displayed, rather than just those matching filespec, and
parent directories ".." are no longer included in global or
oMoved bulk of local data segment's text strings to resource files
to increase available local memory, and to ease translation of
WinNAV to other languages. [Target languages include French and
Spanish. Any translators want to volunteer?]
oOther miscellaneous enhancements.
Corrections and Fixes Since Release 0.50
oCorrected spelling of "Togle" to "Toggle" in "Window" popup menu.
oFixed bug which resulted in system lockup, upon application/file
launch, after a global explore.
oFixed bug in List Local and Branch dialog functions which resulted
in erroneous drive/path changes related to root directories.
oFixed bug which resulted in truncation of parameters in launch
oModified code that prevented executable files, i.e., *.BAT, from
being edited through the use of the File/Edit popup menu; the
old code assumed the executable file was a secondary command and
oFixed and enhanced directory/drive switching via list box.
oFixed bug which prevented launching multiple copies of WinNAV.
oFixed bug which prevented Quick View to display text/snoop views
of files larger than view buffer (approx. 10k). [Note: Sometimes
a large file may still not initially display; if this occurs,
toggle the Option Menu Word Wrap on and off to reset buffer.]
oFixed bug in File Launch Menu, List Path (Local and Branch)
and Global Explore which sometimes resulted in system failure
after saving New or Updated list items.
oFixed bug which resulted in unrecoverable application errror
when application was launched with tile windows request and
WinNAV was not set for minimize on launch.
oOther miscellaneous fixes.