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Gianluca
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05/05/2013
Gianluca
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SyMenu Open folder

Prerequisites
SyMenu version 2.04 or higher.

Description
I really hate when SyMenu opens a folder in Windows Explorer because I'm used to work with some Explorer replacement tools. BTW my favourite one is Total Commander.
Well when SyMenu opens a folder I usually have to copy the full path from Explorer and past it to TC to do what I need because I totally disaccustomed to the way Explorer works.

But since SyMenu supports a "rude and raw" plugin system, why don't write anything to make this work for me??? Well this is the spirit of IT programs!!

This is a very first release of the plugin. It only works when the Explorer replacement is already running and I add 4 possible programs: Free Commander, Multi Commander, Total Commander, Unreal Commander.

Installation:
- Download the archive and extract the entire folder contained into \SyMenu\Plugin\

UPDATE

2013.11.14 - New Version v0.2
- Fixed some bug in Total Commander: now the new tab is opened on active side and not always on the left one.

2014.09.21 - New Version v0.3
- Added XYplorer.

2015.01.03 - New Version v0.4
- Added Q-Dir.

2015.01.14 - New Version v0.5
- Bug fix.

2015.08.09 - New Version v0.6
- Added Double Commander

2017.02.25 - New Version v0.7
- Fix for Unreal Commander beta version

2018.01.02 - New Version v0.8

- Added Cubic Explorer

SyMenu.Plugin.OpenFolder.zip
edited by Gianluca on 02/01/2018
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PoWi
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05/05/2013
PoWi
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Hi Gianluca,
WOW - that's great! I also use TotalCommander and also hate opening folders in the Eplorer. smile
I use TC as one instance only - so it should be possible only to start TC again.

btw. I get no entry for plugins in menu.
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Gianluca
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06/05/2013
Gianluca
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Well to make SyMenu shows a menu entry for plugins you have to "install" at least one plugin.

To "install" a plugin you have to:
  • update SyMenu to the last available version
  • download the plugin
  • unzip the package inside the SyMenu 'Plugin' folder (you can find it at the same level of Config, Icons, Profiles and ProgramFiles folders)
  • every SyMenu plugin must reside inside a specific subfolder. In case of this plugin its folder is called 'SyMenu.Plugin.OpenFolder'
  • restart SyMenu and configure your new plugin
I know that the procedure could be automated but for now it is not possible.
Let me know if you have any problems with that (it is experimental yet).
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PoWi
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06/05/2013
PoWi
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Thanks Gianluca.
My "problem" was that the plugin-dll was directly in the plugin-folder - not in a separate subfolder.
Now all works.
Opening folders from SyMenu in TC works fine - tested with about 4 folders.
It opens everytime a new tab in TC. That's good! smile

If I found bugs, I will let you know. But for now - nothing. smile
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Gianluca
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06/05/2013
Gianluca
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Ok I've just updated the Plugin Summary thread with these instructions to install a plugin.
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PoWi
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22/05/2013
PoWi
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Just one word: GREAT! Applause
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21/10/2017
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