January 8, 2009

Right-click on Location Bar to Open any Upper folder

Unlike any traditional file managers, Exp+ File Manager displays a folder path in location bar with a floating image button bar, consisting of buttons as many upper folders as current folder has. Simply put, this design is for you to left-click or right-click on any button to open an upper folder of current one. The effect of the mouse gestures varies according to panel status -- dual or single.

Dual-panel Mode

Step 1 Move cursor onto one of the buttons on floating image Location Bar, then a tip will be shown at bottom left corner immediately.



Step 2 Left-click or right-click the button.



Step 3

When right-clicking, the upper folder you choose to open will be opened in new tab of the opposite window. In our example, it will be opened in right panel.



When left-clicking, the upper folder you choose to open will be opened in current tab. In our example, it will be opened in left panel.




Single-window Mode

Step 1 the same as dual-window mode.



Step 2 the same as dual-window mode.



Step 3

When right-clicking, the upper folder you choose to open will be opened in new tab of current window.



Enlarged Location Bar:



When left-clicking, the upper folder you choose to open will be opened in current tab.



Enlarged Location Bar:




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December 29, 2008

Magical Drag & Drop 1: Open Subfolders by Dragging and Dropping to TabBar

There are so many magical drags-and-drops designed for Exp+ file manager and web browser. However, that they might haven't been made good use is the reason why we are introducing them in series.

In general, when you want to open a few subfolders, you have to open one at a time. Well, with Risingware Exp+, you can finish this lousy job by one drag-and-drop. All you have to do is dragging and dropping them to one of the tab bars. Below is an example of drag-and-drop between panels.

Step 1
Select subfolders. You can do secure selection by clicking on their icons.



Step 2 Drag selected subfolders and cross panels.



Step 3 Drop them on circled area of the opposite panel. You may drop them on a tab bar, address bar, or any other spot in that area. Dropping it on a tab will have a different effect.

Instance 1: Dropping on blank spot of the tab bar



Instance 2: Dropping on address bar



Note:

Dropping outside the marked area, like toolbar, has no effect at all.


Step 4 As a result, the three selected subfolders will be opened respectively in new tabs of the opposite panel.

In addition, as mentioned in Step 3, the tab you drop on will be replaced by the first subfolder selected in step 1.




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December 18, 2008

Use Mouse Wheel to Switch Tabs in a Millis

Multi-tabbing is nice. Then what? Have you ever given it a thought? "How can I do it faster?" Here is a trick that helps browse all tabs in no time by switching them with mouse wheel.

Step 1 Move cursor onto the circled area in one of dual panels. As you can see, you can move cursor onto a tab, tab bar, address bar, or any other spot in that area.

Instance 1: Cursor on a tab



Instance 2: Cursor on blank spot of tab bar



Instance 3: Cursor on address bar



Instance 4: Cursor on any other spot



Step 2 Scroll the mouse wheel up or down to switch to the left or right tab.

Instance 1: Switch to the right tab

Scroll down the the wheel button to switch focus from current tab to its right one. Keep scrolling down, it will keep moving right; after reaching the rightmost one in panel, it will move to leftmost one.




Note: you may use hotkey Ctrl+PageDown to do that.

Instance 2: Switch to the left tab

Scroll up the wheel button to switch focus from current tab to its left one. Keep scrolling up, it will keep moving left; after reaching the leftmost one in panel, it will move to the rightmost one.




Note: you may use hotkey Ctrl+PageUp to do that.

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December 11, 2008

Use aliases of Web Search Engine Intelligently

Although you can activate a group of web search engines in Risingware Exp+ simultaneously, you just want to search in particular one(s) at times. Well, an alias can do the trick.

Before
Use Alt+F5 to open the Manage Web Search Engines window. Make sure aliases have already been set up. Notice that you can set a few search engines with the same alias. In this way, you can call a specified group of them with a single alias.


Note: As you can see, search engines checked are Google Search and Yahoo Search, and they will be activated at every regular search.

Step 1 At web search bar, type an alias and search keywords.

Format: Alias + one Colon(:)+ Search Keywords

Note: An alias always precedes keywords, and both are separated by a colon(:). There is no difference whether you put Space between colon(:) and keywords.


In below screen capture, ‘g’ is the alias of Google search, ‘Risingware Exp+’ is the keywords.



If you want to activate more than one search engine, add ‘,’ or ‘;’ between aliases. Here ‘a’ is the alias of Ask.com.






Step 2 Press Enter key or press the Start button at the right corner to command the corresponding search engine to search the web.




After The web search engines corresponding to your aliases, Google Search and Ask.com, will search the web and present the search results to you.



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November 27, 2008

Easy steps to add additional Web Search Engines

In Risingware Exp+, you are allowed to add extra web search engines, which is currently not in the default list. And you'll find it as easy as it can get.

Step 1
Use hotkey Alt+F5 or left-click on the button at the left of search bar, then, a Manage Web Search Engines window will be opened.



Step 2 Press the Add(+) button, fields in Search Engine area will become editable. Then, Type a name and an alias for the search engine you are creating in [Name] and [Alias]* fields. Finally, press Confirm button to save settings. The following steps will lead you to find the accurate URL address to fill in.



Step 3 Type a homepage URL of the web search engine in address bar of a tab in Risingware Exp+, and press Enter. After that, type any search keyword in search bar of the search homepage. Here we take flickr.com for example, type sky as search keyword, then press SEARCH button.



Step 4 Copy the URL address of the search result page.





Step 5 Paste it onto [URL Address] field in the Manage Web Search Engines window, and replace the search keyword sky with %s. Finally, press the Confirm button.



Note*:We'll teach you how to make good use of its alias in the next article titled "Easy steps to add additional Web Search Engines".

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November 24, 2008

3 Secs to Email an Interesting Web Page

Whenever you feel like sending a web page which is interesting or informative to friends or yourself, mostly you have to do this through an email box. It is troublesome, isn’t it? Luckily, you can do this within few seconds with Web page e-Mailer in Risingware Exp+.

One-time setting of SMTP

Step 1 Press Exp+ Setup Center button at upper Function Key toolbar, or use hotkey Alt+O, an Exp+ Setup Center window will be opened.



Step 2 Switch to Web Page e-Mailer panel.

[Server address] and [Port] are required by email service provider like Gmail (smtp.gmail.com with port no. 465) or public SMTP server ms2.hinet.net / 25. After that, fill in the rest of the fields. Remember if you are not using public SMTP server, you cannot skip [User name], [Password]. Finally, press OK button.



Step 3 (Omissible) Switch to e-Mail Template panel, you can unselect default options. If you unselect [Send as an attachment], Recipients will receive a thumbnail and link without an .html attachment. If you uncheck [Always Revise template before sending out], all web pages will be sent with a template you set in e-Mail Template panel. Finally, press OK button.



How to Use

When current tab is a web page, press Web Page e-Mailer button at upper Function Key Toolbar or use function key F4 to send it out as email. If [Always Revise template before sending out] field is selected, a Web Page e-Mailer window will be opened, whose fields are modifiable. Finally, press the OK button.



In the end, your friend will receive e-Mail like this one:




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