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Since I personally wrote this program, use it the most often of any of my software programs, and also tested the earlier 154 versions of it, I found some things that make it faster and easier to use.  These would be some of my suggestions.


f5:  If a file or a drive updates somewhere on your computer and not by this program, this program will not know that it should refresh.  It does not simply run in the background slowing down your computer.  Just use the f5 key for "refresh" if you think it is not showing all drives or changes.

RIGHT CLICK for MENUS - Most of the functions in the file list area or even the directory list area do not show unless you right click the area to get its private menu.  For the file list area, note that when you right click it, that the options are many.

COPY and MOVE:  Even though "ctrl c" works as well as "c" and "ctrl v" should work as well as just "v", I never use the complex stuff.  After highlighting files, I myself only use "c" for copy and "x" for more, and then after left clicking where to go, I just use "v" to paste it.  Its .... easier.

DISPLAY JPG:  The commands for displaying jpg and a few other photo formats are listed in help.  but in general you would highlight a jpg or jpeg or bmp file and then use "d" for display and then most likely "l" to make it larger.  From there the lower case keys that have "<" and ">" on them (no not use shift) can work for manual travel through that directory.  Or just press "a" for automatic and then you can use "1" to "9" for the number of seconds between photos.  Recall that the "esc" key gets you out of this.

SAVED LOCATIONS - Yes, you can save your file locations to go to on either side of this program - that allows two file areas.  The way that you do it is to go to this location the hard way once.  And yes that location can be a thumb drive or external hard drive as well.  Then under the drop down menu, under settings, left or right directory, look to add it to the favorites in your drop down list.  When you have added the ones you want, be sure to set the start up point where you wish to program to startup up each time, and then again under settings, choose "save now" to save the selections you just added.  Saved file locations to go to I consider one of the things that I like the most about this program.  Speed getting to normal places you frequent.

SHORTCUT KEYS for HIGHLIGHTING FILES - For those pros who are used to shortcut keys to save time highlighting files .... and yes, you new people also to these tricks, yes some shortcut keys can save time highlighting files in the file list areas

  • ctrl - key can add one file to the highlighted area or delete just one at a time
  • shift - key can do a range.  How?  Highlight the top file of a range.  Hold down the shift key and click the bottom of the range.  All in between including the ends should highlight
  • ctrl a - should highlight all in an area.

Note that the above is only for usage in the file list areas - the wider areas that show files.  The directory areas only allow one directory (and all inside) to be copied or moved at one time.

F2 - DRIVE USAGE - Note that the f2 key will show all drives active that can be used by this program.  You see a drive that is not connected?  see the below to re-connect drives using the operating system and then in this program when done, press "f5" to refresh to see those drives.

WHAT ARE THE DISPLAY COMMANDS? - If you forget the display commands and are already in jpg display mode?  Just press a not legal button for display and instead of a change, you will get a list of what the commands are.

f1 HELP !! - When in doubt, note that we included a short help on this program for copy and move, and then a much larger normal one that can also be accessed by the f1 key.  Note that in the larger (f1) help file that you also do searches for subjects.


ROTATE PICTURES: In general we did not compete much with the Windows operation system.  We could find routines there in my computer for rotating (highlight the file name , and right click I believe to get to rotate).

ASSOCIATE PROGRAMS: When you double click a file such as "txt" or "doc" the program will ask your computer to start up the program associated with it and using that file you just double clicked.  What if you do not like the file that you clicked?  Again, the windows operating system if you highlight a file - such as one ending in "txt" and right click it may allow you to change the program you wish to use to view it.

RE-CONNECT DRIVES:  Again, your operating system can do this.  We just go into my computer and find the network drive, such as another computer on our internet, that we wish to connect to.  In the case of our Windows 7, it will often just show a red X on that computer meaning that it is no longer connected.  Left clicking that computer drive generally conencts it.




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