New File Browser for ZX-UNO

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Re: New File Browser for ZX-UNO

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v0.11
  • Added fullscreen browser mode (toggle mode with Symbol Shift + F) which tries to show the loading screen from the currently selected .sna or .tap file.
  • Text is now displayed with proportional widths to show more characters in longer filenames.
Download here.

If you need to rollback to the previous version.
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Thank you for the new version. Everything works great.
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pjrodriguez wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:36 pm
Thank you for the new version. Everything works great.
You're welcome! Thanks for the feedback.
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Thanks, Bob :)

Been busy lately but will let you know when I tried it.
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Absolutely fantastic!. All working perfectly. I can't live without this browser now in my ZXUno :)
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Great stuff, all good here :)
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bob_fossil wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:12 am
If you need to rollback to the previous version.
In recent versions, it is already impossible to delete the TMP directory to speed up loading?
What is the latest version, where I can still do it, because each time I wait for 17 seconds - this is very annoying: ((
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azesmbog wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:45 pm
In recent versions, it is already impossible to delete the TMP directory to speed up loading?
What is the latest version, where I can still do it, because each time I wait for 17 seconds - this is very annoying: ((
From the manual:
Q: Why does it take 15-17 seconds to enter the browser when I press the NMI?

A: On first run, the browser checks for the /TMP folder and creates it if it isn't there. It then tries to open and writes the contents of the RAM (49152 bytes) to a file /TMP/BROWSE.NMI. Creating the /TMP folder and BROWSE.NMI file for the first time seems to take more time.

Q: It's still taking 15-17 seconds to enter the NMI browser after the first run.

A: If you're still getting a significant delay on subsequent NMI presses, the delay may be due to the write speed of the SD card / ESXDOS hardware. On 2 SanDisk cards I have, the delay is 1-2 seconds. On another Samsung Micro SD card inside an SD card adapter the delay increases to 15-17 seconds. So if possible, try another brand of SD card to see if you get better results. You can also run BRWSCFG and turn on the 'No NMI write (Slow SD Cards)' option. This will run the NMI without saving the RAM to a file on startup. This will still let you use the NMI as a fast file browser to autostart your .tap, .trd and snapshot files but snapshot saving and POKEs are disabled and will invariably reset or crash when you exit the NMI.
So to enable the option, run .brwscfg, select the 'Advanced' category and set 'No NMI Write (Slow SD Cards)' to 'On' and save your settings.
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bob_fossil wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:54 pm

So to enable the option, run .brwscfg, select the 'Advanced' category and set 'No NMI Write (Slow SD Cards)' to 'On' and save your settings.
I am sorry that you had to paint me in such detail, but English is not my native language. Therefore, I do not always capture the essence, even in the description. I wanted to go to Help, but it didn’t work right away, so I asked.
Thank you, it all worked out. It is important for me only to quickly open files, for testing, that's all. I’m not interested in the recording now.
Someday I will test my set of files on other SD cards
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azesmbog wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:54 pm
I am sorry that you had to paint me in such detail, but English is not my native language. Therefore, I do not always capture the essence, even in the description. I wanted to go to Help, but it didn’t work right away, so I asked.
Thank you, it all worked out. It is important for me only to quickly open files, for testing, that's all. I’m not interested in the recording now.
Someday I will test my set of files on other SD cards
No need to apologise. I suspected it might have been a language issue. I appreciate the effort it takes to learn another language and then try and communicate with others using it. Funnily enough, I added this option back in v0.08 specifically for people like you when I fixed the other problem where the TMP folder wasn't automatically being created when you launched the NMI. :)

Previous released versions are still hosted on my web space. You can travel back in time (and features) by changing 'latest' to a version number in the download URL. So to go back to version 0.04, you can do:

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http://www.thefossilrecord.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/zx/BROWSE_004.zip
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