Topic: Suggestions to fix
I use your software many years. It is easy and fast. But I have some issues those very annoyed me because they occured every day use . Can you please fix them or release it open source to fix by community?
1. Rar does not understand Russian symbols in the file patch. So it is impossible to extract any rar file to the russian-named folder. So rar plugin is useless.
2. Many Zip files cannot be extracted. So I use 7zip to extract zip. So now it is also useless.
3. I use a remote PC in my home lan that can go to sleep. It this happen, the program freezes to 2-3 minutes. It is very annoyed. So please change your directory watch code to do not track with this very large timeout.
4. I use many scripts for Shortcuts menu. But it does not allow to use subdirectories. A large list of shortcut scripts are very bad to fit my notebook screen height. Please add submenu feature.
5. I often compare two directories, but your code from Tools>Compare directories works incorrectly with subdirectories, so it is useless now because it produces an error meaning. I deleted many times useful info because this. Please add a possibility to call other process (I will write bat file for external software).
6. I need in a tool to compare files in a binary mode. I use AptDiff. But 50% of times I also need in a text compare. So two menu items are required instead one: Tools > Compare focused files for text and binary files separately.
7. I do not understand how to write a Shortcut to call left and right directory location to it. It is very needed but unfortunately only a current directory can be used.
8. I often call *.bat files and external programs like git. But your bottom line edit is useless because the called window is closed immediately. I even cannot read anything. So I execute cmd first and enter these s needed command. This 2-stage call is very annoyed. Please do not close cmd.exe process window!
9. Internal viewer is not compatible with utf8. I have many html files in my web development needs, so I need edit any file instead of simple view it using internal viewer.
10. Explorer file search feature does not work with Windows 8/8.1. Probably it is not working here since Windows 7 but I do not remember where this feature has lost.
11. The program moves files very slowly. It is very required feature. It seems it copies the file then remove old file. But on the same hard drive it is useless. Just move works in Windows Explorer. Did you tried to move git-based projects? It is very slow process. Often zip and move then unzip is faster.
12. File copy feature should be created using call of external process to not freese all features. Just add a possibility to call Commander itself with a command switches like Commander.exe -operation copy C:\somefilefrom D:\Somedirto. Also allow to specify external copy and move software.
13. Add a possibility to use own external two-param shortcuts scripts like in Shortcut menu - so your Tools menu should be replacd with any external tools.
14. I often need to wol my second computer fro sleep mode. So please allow to use external scripts for your Directory shortcut feature. I simple need to call external program that wol using a network packet, wait for 3-5 seconds then Commander may show this directory.
Why I do not use any other pain or free Commander alternatives like TotaCommander? It is because they very slow. Also they lack checkbox feature to select files to copy/move/delete. Also your Ctrl-V feature is very usable. I use it many times per day.
I really ready to write my Commander clone to fix any issues I already have with you Commander, but I hope it is easy to ask you to fix all the issues or just realise open source version if cannot support it anymore.