PopTray 3.0 (pre-beta 0.6)

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PopTray 3.0 (pre-beta 0.6)

Post by Renier » Mon Feb 17, 2003 10:53 am

Had a chance to do some work on PopTray 3.0 again this weekend. Fixed the AV bugs (I hope), changed the Advanced Info, other small bug fixes, and started work on the plug-ins.

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(+) Customizable XP-look Toolbars.
(+) Remember Viewed Messages.
(+) Save/Open Attachments.
(+) XP Theme Support.
(+) Preview Attachment icons.
(+) White List & Black List.
(+) Plug-ins (Notify).
(+) Preview Top n lines only (option).
(+) First wait x seconds before first check (option).
(+) Snap to Screen Edges.
(+) Preview shows Decoded and Raw message.
(+) Save Preview window position (with multiple window support).
(+) Font Customizable in Preview.
(+) Preview Read-Only (option).
(+) TrayIcon indicating busy with Delete.
(+) Hide Viewed Messages (option + button).
(+) Import Rules.
(+) Log Rule Action.
(+) Multiple selection right-click add to rules.
(+) Translations Added (Arabic,Portuguese,Spanish Latin America)
(*) New Look (Icon-Tree) Options.
(*) New Look Rules.
(*) New Look Preview (with CC,X-Mailer too).
(*) Moved rules to different INI file.
(*) TrueColor TrayIcons on WinXP.
(*) Account Color on TrayIcon during checking.
(*) Animated TrayIcon during checking.
(*) From preview reply with selected body text.
(*) Removed MixColors option.
(-) Sort Languages drop-down.
(-) Increased mailto: reply to 2000 chars.
(-) HelpFile when path specified on Command-line.

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Poptray 3 pre-beta

Post by AdamGilchrist » Mon Feb 17, 2003 11:19 am

Very nice!

One thing though, would it be possible to have the old checking for mail symbol (the lighting flash or whatever it is) as an option? The star seems rather big and eye catching.

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Post by ilNebbioso » Mon Feb 17, 2003 11:21 am

I prefer the star... Did I purpose icon themes??? :D

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Post by Renier » Mon Feb 17, 2003 11:24 am

I also prefer the star. I brought in the start because I wan it to change color to the different accounts, so you can see which account it's checking. The colored flash didn't look good.

Maybe a smaller star?

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Post by AdamGilchrist » Mon Feb 17, 2003 11:32 am

Or an option for nothing when it checks? For me, I'd be happy with nothing happening (apart from when it recieves something).

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Post by ilNebbioso » Mon Feb 17, 2003 11:35 am

Well, I think the rolling star is better than lighting flash.... so, now, Renier, I think you have to add an option to choose between old and new tray icon.. :D

Regarding colors on tray, I don't actually know which color is one account.. But, if on each tab I could see (as option, please!) each account name colored in the right way I think we'll find the way to remember it!

Regarding new messages on the accounts... Some of us purposed you in the past regarding having the number of new/total messages for each account (i.e. 3/5: 3 new on 5 messages): why don't you also use a very colored envelope (yellow? red? blue?) to say "you have new messages in this account!!"???

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Post by ilNebbioso » Mon Feb 17, 2003 11:44 am

After upgrading to 0.6 I looked that star didin't move anymore while checking.

So, I looked at options and flagged on the animated tray icon option. Now stars rolls again, but when it finish checking I have in tray an open envelope changes with the total of new messages to be read on all (more that 15) accounts. When I viewed all new messages, the envelope is now just one, and closed.

Until 0.5 I got only the new messages to be read... what does the open envelope mean???

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Post by Renier » Mon Feb 17, 2003 12:32 pm

ilNebbioso wrote:what does the open envelope mean???
Nothing really. When you select Animated Tray, the number just flashes.

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Post by Renier » Mon Feb 17, 2003 12:34 pm

AdamGilchrist wrote:Or an option for nothing when it checks? For me, I'd be happy with nothing happening
Yes, maybe I can make it an option. Show checking or not.

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Post by ilNebbioso » Mon Feb 17, 2003 12:48 pm

Renier wrote:
ilNebbioso wrote:what does the open envelope mean???
Nothing really. When you select Animated Tray, the number just flashes.
:?: :(
I hope we'll back as for 0.5
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Post by John » Mon Feb 17, 2003 12:48 pm

Hi Renier,

Pre_beta 0.6 works well here. After all the run time errors from I sent you from the previous versions, this one works very well on XP Pro using a DSL connection. The only problem is that I think the Animated Tray Icon and the Rotate Icon For Each Account should be checked by default. The unchecked status may cause some confusion for awhile as your users are used to the rotating icons. I also think you have to add an option to choose between old and new tray icon, or nothing at all.
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Post by John » Mon Feb 17, 2003 1:00 pm

Renier wrote:Maybe a smaller star?
Yes, lets try a smaller star. :wink:
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Post by AdamGilchrist » Mon Feb 17, 2003 1:39 pm

Also, I like the option to log certain rules, and not others. But it doesn't seem to work. I've deleted the rules from poptray.ini incase that would help. Enabling log rules for one rule enables it for all of them.

Is it useful to point these sort of things out for a pre-beta? I know it's kind of experimental at the moment.

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Post by Renier » Mon Feb 17, 2003 1:54 pm

It seems the Access Violations wasn't WinXP related, but related to not having any language (.ptlang) files in the PopTray directory.

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Post by Renier » Mon Feb 17, 2003 2:32 pm

AdamGilchrist wrote:Is it useful to point these sort of things out for a pre-beta? I know it's kind of experimental at the moment.
Yes, it's very helpful. I know of some bugs, but I don't know of all bugs, so pointing more out sure helps.

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Post by Bateman » Mon Feb 17, 2003 2:37 pm

I really like the new beta!!

Suggestions:
1- Is it possible to put the progress bar in the mails tab back to the top? First I got used to it up there :D and on the other hand it hides a part of the status line while checking which isn't that aesthetic-looking :wink:

2- Another point is the "Advanced show info" function: Would it be possible to resize the font (make it smaller) because when viewing the information one has to scroll around a lot. Would be slighty more comfortable.

3- One more for the cosmetics: when first starting PT (Options) the window with all features is a too small, one has to scoll down to see all.

And btw, I would prefer a smaller star while checking, too.

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Post by Renier » Mon Feb 17, 2003 3:08 pm

I'm running out of space on the toolbar, that is why the progress meter has moved to the bottom.

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Post by Renier » Mon Feb 17, 2003 4:31 pm

Another thing I added but forgot to mention is the much requested "wait before first check" option. Should be handy for the DSL/Cable modem guys, I guess.

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Post by ilNebbioso » Mon Feb 17, 2003 5:45 pm

I found a little problem viewing stats: the window now is empty, without any data! :cry:

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Post by Bateman » Mon Feb 17, 2003 6:44 pm

Renier wrote:Another thing I added but forgot to mention is the much requested "wait before first check" option.
Veeery handy! Thanks Renier!!! Do you already know when all the icons will have the same look and layout? The new icons look a bit strange combined with the old ones from 2.1.

One thing: the "hide" icon in the "Mails" tab is out of line with the others.

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