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Questions about custom columns

Post by *misvin » 2019-06-10, 17:53 UTC

Hi,

Today I have 10 locked Tabs in the left panel and 5 locked Tabs in the right panel. (Total Commander 9.22a version)
All Tabs have the following (default) columns: Name, Ext, Size, Date and Attr.

What is a recommended (short) way to make the following changes in all existing Tabs and in all new Tabs:
1. Rename the "Ext" column to "Extension".
Note: Custom Columns dialog box does not allow you to change the caption of "Name" and "Ext" fields.

2. Rename the "Date" column ([=tc.writedate] field) to "Modified Date".

3. Add a new "Creation Date" column ([=tc.creationdate] field) between the "Date" and the "Attr." columns.

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Re: Questions about custom columns

Post by *petermad » 2019-06-11, 08:02 UTC

2misvin
1. Rename the "Ext" column to "Extension".
You can "rename" the default extenesion column by editing line 1140 in your language file.

Change for example
1140="Name\nExt\nSize\nDate\nAttr"
to
1140="Name\nExtension\nSize\nDate\nAttr"

If you don't use a language file you can make one, just with tha line.
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Re: Questions about custom columns

Post by *misvin » 2019-06-11, 09:07 UTC

petermad wrote:
2019-06-11, 08:02 UTC
If you don't use a language file you can make one, just with tha line.
I use English version of Total Commander without additional languages.
Quote from TC Help: "The language information for English is stored in the file totalcmd.exe itself, for all other languages in external .LNG and .MNU files. The name of these language files starts with WCMD_ (e.g. WCMD_FRA.LNG and WCMD_FRA.MNU for the French language)."
Can you explain me in details how to create a language file (its name, location and type)?
Do you mean to make changes in the existing C:\Program Files\Total Commander\LANGUAGE\WCMD_ENG.MNU file?
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Re: Questions about custom columns

Post by *petermad » 2019-06-11, 09:46 UTC

Make a text file with the name wcmd_eng.lng in the Language folder of TC.
Put this content in the file:

Code: Select all

English
1140="Name\nExtension\nSize\nDate\nAttr"
In TC's language setup now choose: "English (wcmd_eng.lng)" in stead of just "English".
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Re: Questions about custom columns

Post by *misvin » 2019-06-11, 10:53 UTC

Thanks. It works.

I still wait for answer on my second question: how to make custom-defined columns in a specific tab the default columns for other (existing and new) tabs.

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Re: Questions about custom columns

Post by *petermad » 2019-06-11, 11:31 UTC

The only way to change custom columns for existing tabs is manually tab by tab. New tabs will use the columns that are present when they are made.

Maybe someone here can make an AHK script that changes columns in all existing tabs
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