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XTREE FAN PAGE HELP
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|SITE NAVIGATION COMMANDS

- |DIRECTORY COMMANDS

- |FILE COMMANDS

- |GUESTBOOK COMMANDS

- |FORUM COMMANDS

- |AUTOVIEW COMMANDS


 
 
|SIGNS AND SYMBOLS FOR LINKS
 
 
|HINTS FOR CERTAIN BROWSERS
 
 
|WHAT THIS SITE IS ALL ABOUT ?

 
 
 
 
 
 

SITE NAVIGATION COMMANDS


 

 
DIRECTORY COMMANDS:
Relog_site
Re-enters the XTree Fan Page from the very top URL adress. Use this command if anything has gone wrong with frames or JavaScript.
JavaScript_On
JavaScript_Off

Switches to the directory version with resp. without JavaScript. If you have any trouble with JavaScript always use the non-JavaScript directory and be so kind to report your problems to the ] !
Small_font
Switch to a smaller font size. If you use a lower than 1024 x 768 screen resolution this may give a more appropriate appearence. Default is the large font size.
Large_font
Switch to a larger font size. If you use a 1024 x 768 or higher screen resolution this may give a more appropriate appearence. The large font size is the default one.
Send_Mail
Send a mail to the author of the XTFP.
View_files
View the first file; regardless whether you click on the first item in the 'directory window' instead, you will be able to browse through the entire XTree Fan Page files by using the respective "Next_file" commands at the bottom of each page.
Auto_view
XTreeGold users will know what this term will mean, however, the more common designation would be something like "view with frames". The "Auto_view"-mode let's you view all the same files listed in the directory just with three small frames around it, in order to provide a different (more convenient maybe for some users) way to browse through the XTree Fan Page files, with a files overview and link pane always being present at the left part of the screen.
Showall
List all HTML-, image-, text-, and download-files as links in one screen. The function is similar to the XTree "Showall"-command. Furthermore, files updated or added withing the last 48 hours are marked as "NEW". All files are given as links, which open in a new browser window/instance. If your browser doesn't support multiple windows/instances, you have to click on the browsers "Back" (left arrow) button to return.
Search_site
Calls a CGI script to search all files of the XTree Fan Page (except the Guestbook) for any terms you like. Because the script does perform a "live-search" rather than rely on a reference index, the outcome will always be up to date. Please note that the results of a web site search will just consist of a list of links to the file(s) containing the keywords, and to find your terms *within* a particular page you have to additionally invoke your browser's find/search function on that page.
?_HELP
This screen.
 
 
 
FILE COMMANDS:
Directory_view
Go to the directory page.
Previous_file
Go to the previous file in the order of the XTree Fan Page (*not* the previous page of the browser's history !).
Printable
Turns the classic yellow on blue DOS/XTree colour scheme into a printer friendly black & white one.
Note, that this feature requires JavaScript capabilities of your browser (otherwise the "Printable" command is not available and appears inactive).
Also note, that, in contrast to the "Small_font" and "Large_font" commands, the printable view mode is *not* preserved while browsing through the pages (a.k.a."files") back and forth (for reasons of site layout consitency).
And finally, this command also is not (yet ?) available at the Guestbook and XTree Forum pages, nor at some XTFP special views/functions like Auto_view, Help, Showall, or Search.

Restore
Restores the classic yellow on blue DOS/XTree colour scheme (available instead of "Printable" if in black & white printable-view mode).
Next_file
Go to the next file in the order of the XTree Fan Page.
Small_font
Switch to a smaller font size. If you use a lower than 1024 x 768 screen resolution this may give a more appropriate appearence. Default is the large font size.
Large_font
Switch to a larger font size. If you use a 1024 x 768 or higher screen resolution this may give a more appropriate appearence. The large font size is the default one.
Top_of_page
Jump to the top of the current page. This is much faster than scrolling.
Bottom_of_page
Jump to the bottom of the current page. This is much faster than scrolling.
 
 
 
GUESTBOOK COMMANDS:
Directory_view
Go to the directory page.
Previous_file
Go to the previous file in the order of the XTree Fan Page (*not* the previous page of the browser's history !).
Next_file
Go to the next file in the order of the XTree Fan Page.
Archive /
Current

These commands toggle between viewing the current respectively archived entries. The Guestbook holds 50 entries in the current view. Prior entries are archived and can be viewed by toggling to the archive view.
Remove_frames
Removes the frames, but at the same time also the navigation commands at the bottom of the screen. Use it if you have any inconvenience with viewing the Guestbook in frames. However, non-frame capable browser will neither ever show this option nor the frames, but just the Guestbook unframed.
 
Guestbook commands within the page:
Add a new entry
Jump to the form to add a new guestbook entry.
Submit (Button)
Submit your guestbook entry.
Delete (Button)
Delete all the words typed in the entry box, if not already sumbitted.
 
 
 
FORUM COMMANDS:
Directory_view
Go to the directory page.
Previous_file
Go to the previous file in the order of the XTree Fan Page (*not* the previous page of the browser's history !).
Next_file
Go to the next file in the order of the XTree Fan Page.
Archive /
Current

These commands toggle between viewing the current respectively archived entries. The XTree Forum holds 100 entries in the current view. Prior entries are archived and can be viewed by toggling to the archive view.
Top_of_page
Jump to the top of the current page. This is much faster than scrolling.
Bottom_of_page
Jump to the bottom of the current page. This is much faster than scrolling.
 
Forum commands within the index page
Post a New Message
Jump to the form to add a new Forum posting.
Search /
Personalize Display

This function lets you specify whether only messages matching a certain search criteria will be shown, or to adjust the number and order of messages to be displayed.
Preview Message
(Button)

Preview your posting as it will appear at the Forum page when finally submitted. This gives you the chance to check if everything will look as intended, and to go back (using your browser's "Back"-button) and correct things not fitting your intentions.
Post Message
(Button)

Instantly submit your Forum posting.
 
Forum commands within the message page
Read Responses
Jump to the survey of links of responses to the current message.
Post a New Response
Jump to the form to add a new response to the current message.
Return to the Index
Go to the message index page.
Previous
View the previous message of the index.
Previous in Thread
View the previous message of the current thread.
Next in Thread
View the next message of the current thread.
Next
View the next message of the index.
Preview Message
(Button)

Preview your posting as it will appear at the Forum page when finally submitted. This gives you the chance to check if everything will look as intended, and to go back (using your browser's "Back"-button) and correct things not fitting your intentions.
Post Message
(Button)

Instantly submit your Forum posting.
 
 
 
AUTOVIEW COMMANDS:
Directory_view
Returns to the directory view. If you visit the XTFP with a non-JavaScript 1.1 capable browser (i.e. call the Auto-view mode from the "JavaScript:Off" directory version), this will be the only available command
Previous_file
Go to the previous file in the order of the XTree Fan Page (*not* the previous page of the browser's history !). This function will only work properly with JavaScript 1.1 capable browsers (such as Netscape 3.x or above and MSIE 4.x).
View(Zoom_In)
View the current file, using the entire screen, i.e. remove all frames and invoke the standard file view mode. This function will only work properly with JavaScript 1.1 capable browsers (such as Netscape 3.x or above and MSIE 4.x).
Next_file
Go to the next file in the order of the XTree Fan Page. This function will only work properly with JavaScript 1.1 capable browsers (such as Netscape 3.x or above and MSIE 4.x).

 
 
 
 

SIGNS AND SYMBOLS FOR LINKS


 

[No symbol]
Internal links within the XTree Fan Page site, opening another page in the same window.

Directory_view

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Internal links pointing to a target on the same page.
|Bottom_of_page
 /
Internal links, opened in a new browser window/instance. If your browser doesn't support multiple windows/instances, you have to click on the browsers "Back" (left arrow) button to return.
/Help
 >
Link to an external page, opened in a new browser window/instance. If your browser doesn't support multiple windows/instances, you have to click on the browsers "Back" (left arrow) button to return.
>www.ztree.com
 )
Link to an external page, opened in the same browser's window. This will leave the XTree Fan Page; you have to click on the browsers "Back" (left arrow) button to return.
)ZTreeWin Forum
 ]
A "Mail to"-link which opens a "Create new mail" dialogue with predefined recipient on your browser.
]info@XTreeFanPage.org
 ^
Archive of executable files to download, either from an internal or external source
^arc2zip.zip
 }
Text or graphics file for additional information, to be downloaded (right-click on it and select "Save as...") or viewed in a new browser window/instance (if your browser doesn't support multiple windows/instances, you then have to click on the browsers "Back" (left arrow) button to return).
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NOTE: Currently these signs and symbols are not used with the Guestbook and Forum pages (because of their character as external respectively CGI-script applications).


 
 
 
 
 

HINTS FOR CERTAIN BROWSERS


 
 

If you have a lower than 1024 x 768 screen resolution, or if you're using the >Opera browser, you may get a more appropriate appearence when switching to the Small_font version by clicking on the respective command on the Directory page.
Note: This option will not work in some older browsers, but then the smaller font is displayed anyhow.
 
 
 
 

WHAT THIS SITE IS ALL ABOUT ?


 

The XTree Fan Page is entirely dedicated to the legendary Xtree (tm) file managing software, featuring Xtree history, Xtree people, an exhaustive Xtree version chart, a survey of Xtree clones (like ZTree ), Xtree Tips&Tricks, Xtree related software for download, a Xtree bookstore, and much more...
 
With this first comprehensive homepage on Xtree I try to collect and publish *every* relevant information on Xtree and it's history you could think of. Of course this project will be a work in progress (as anything on the web should be) and I will perform a frequent update on this site with any further information on Xtree I get aware of.
 
Now, what is XTree ? XTree is a software for organizing files on PC's harddisks and floppies, introduced to the public in the mid 1980's by Executive Systems Inc., San Luis Obispo, CA (later to become Xtree Company), as a complete new kind of file managing utility. They proudly presented one of the first attempts to something like a "Graphical User Interface" for the pure command-line world DOS has been these days:
 
"The purpose of Xtree is to facilitate the file and directory maintenance process by providing you commands to access, delete, rename, view, move, list, or show any and all files within any and all directories on your floppy and hard disks.  Xtree is remarkable for its ease of use, clarity of organization, and multitude of services. Xtree presents a visualization of the directories, subdirectories, and files on your disks in clear, graphic screen displays. Statistical data is also displayed at all times; this data is updated as you perform your tasks." (Quoted from an early XTree manual)


 
 
 

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Last updated 08-21-05

 

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