Navigating through directory history (using alt-left/right) not as expected

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Navigating through directory history (using alt-left/right) not as expected

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When using alt-left/right for navigating through directory history, the history is no longer navigated in an expected manner (like 9.22 en previous versions did).

Steps to reproduce:
  • Goto 'C:\'
  • Goto 'C:\ProgramData'
  • navigate back using 'Alt-Left' (I'm back in 'C:\')
  • Goto 'C:\Program Files''
  • navigate back using 'Alt-Left'
  • You now in the folder 'C:\ProgramData' instead of 'C:\' like in TC9.22
Might this have something to do with the new UI-feature?
History: Only show directories in which the user performed some operation (configurable).
If so, it would be nice to have an option to disable/enable this feature, as I use Alt-Left/Right a lot to traverse folders.
Also, other programs (like explorer) have the same behavior when using alt-left/right.

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Re: Navigating through directory history (using alt-left/right) not as expected

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This isn't a bug, it's a feature! In TC 9.22, you would lose all the history beyond the current history position at this step:
- Goto 'C:\Program Files''

Therefore when you go to a different directory, it is now always appended to the end of the history.

If you want the old behavious, please add the following to wincmd.ini under [Configuration]:
HistoryCut=1
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Re: Navigating through directory history (using alt-left/right) not as expected

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ghisler(Author) wrote:
2020-02-11, 09:36 UTC
If you want the old behavious, please add the following to wincmd.ini under [Configuration]:
HistoryCut=1
11.02.20 Fixed: Changed default of HistoryCut option from 0 to 1 until a better solution is found (32/64)

Thanks - because the other navigation is not intuitive.

But when you using 'Enter' en 'Backspace' to navigate, I would expect te following behavior (as it is now):
  • Goto 'C:\'
  • Goto 'C:\ProgramData'
  • navigate back using 'BackSpace' (I'm back in 'C:\')
  • Goto 'C:\Program Files'
  • navigate back using 'BackSpace' (I'm back in 'C:\')
  • now navigate back using 'Alt-Left' (using the history navigation)
  • you're back into 'C:\Program Files'
  • navigate back using 'Alt-Left'
  • I'm back in 'C:\'
  • navigate back using 'Alt-Left'
  • I'm in 'C:\Program Files'
  • navigate back using 'Alt-Left'
  • I'm back in 'C:\'
  • navigate forward using 'Alt-Right'
  • you're in in 'C:\Program Files'
This works perfectly as expected!

So I think the 'HistoryCut=0' method navigation way is not needed, as it introduces a strange navigation feeling.

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Re: Navigating through directory history (using alt-left/right) not as expected

Post by *ghisler(Author) »

The problem with 'HistoryCut=0' is that you lose all those directories to which you went before going back. It would be nice to preserve them somehow for the Alt+Cursor down history list.
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