This release brings many new features that should make FileSearchEX a little more enjoyable to use. I personally like the pipe “|” delimited support in the “Look In” box. You can specify both a local drive and network UNC path to cover a lot of ground when searching. The “Common Locations” drop down behavior to the “Look In” box was an often requested feature that made it into this release as well. We’re calling it “Keyword” types to show how we expand them to what they truly are.
Thanks to all the emails and comments requesting features. Before we start to beatify the product with images and colors we want the functionality sound. We welcome all feedback, however, as it lets us know what to shoot for. Our goal is to keep the look pretty much to what it is now, but hideaway all the advanced settings so that new users (and users with simple needs who don’t care) don’t have this monstrosity to navigate through. Simple … clean … unobtrusive, that is what FileSearchEX is striving for.
During the v1.0.5 suggestion period at least one request came in for a font change to the “Search Results” ListView. Is this truly desirable? You can change the font size in Windows 7 per user login. In fact, mine is personally set to 120 DPI and the font is pretty big I think. Are people wanting fonts customizable for everything, like all text boxes and labels? We need several more requests before that gets considered.
Take care and happy searching.
August 11, 2011
. Added support for pipe “|” delimited entries in the “Look In” box.
. Added option to search using keyword types “Desktop, My Computer, etc”.
. Added option to sort search results automatically.
. Added option to customize file extensions when file content searching.
. Fixed tab order on main form.