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date 30.Mar.2022

■ xplorer² v5.2 released, codename NASA

When you work for NASA or the ISS, and you spread your celestial operations in a few tens of monitors of varying sizes and resolutions, you cannot afford your file manager to get out of shape when moved from one monitor to the next — that's how comets end up colliding with earth. The latest installment of xplorer² saga is "permonitorv2" DPI aware, so its user interface should render smoothly when you pop it from one to a different monitor, maintaining fonts and proportions, and scaled appropriately for the current monitor display resolution. A lot of work has gone into this new multimonitor awareness, sadly destined to remain undiscovered for xplorer² users with less illustrious careers. Still it had to be done, and now it's out of the way.
To activate smooth monitor switching, leave the default installer option Multi-monitor manifest ticked, and make sure you don't override any of the high DPI compatibility settings of xplorer² desktop icon properties.

Other improvements of note include: (see the changelog for the full list of changes)

individual dual pane trees

Upgrade information

Version 5.2 is a free upgrade for most people that already own v5.x licenses — except those received gratis as a free upgrade from v4.x. These customers as well as those with with old v4.x keys can upgrade to the latest version with a discount.

Please use Help > Check for updates menu command or the equivalent from ribbon's File leftmost tab to get the new version. If you don't have xplorer² installed try the download page for your free trial.

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