Dark Help for TC 10.50 - Updated July 25th 2022

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Dark Help for TC 10.50 - Updated July 25th 2022

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Dark Help files v. 10.50 (English and German) can now be downloaded at:


Darkhelp 2 has a dark background in the left menu panel, but the menu items has a white background.
It is unfortunately not possible to make the left menu panel background all black.


Old versions:
TotalcmdDark.txt wrote: Dark Help files for Total Commander 10.50

Darkhelp has a white background in the left menu panel.

Darkhelp2 has a dark background in the left menu panel, but menu items has
a white background.

It is unfortunately not possible to make the left menu panel background all
black.

The TotalcmdDark.chm (English Dark Help) file has to be placed in
Total Commanders PROGRAM directory in order to work.

The Wcmd_deuDark.chm (German Dark Help) file AND the Wcmd_deu.chm
file both has to be placed in Total Commanders LANGUAGE directory in
order to work.



Discussion and new releases:
https://www.ghisler.ch/board/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=58110


History:
25-07-2022:
Added Wcmd_deu.chm to make Wcmd_deuDark.chm being used

07-07-2022:
Release of version 10.50
Split Darkhelp and DarkHelp2 into two packages

10-06-2021:
Release of version 10.00

26-03-2020:
Release of version 9.51

04-03-2020:
Release of version 9.51 RC3

14-02-2020:
Release of version 9.50a RC1
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See also:
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=54862&start=30
https://ghisler.ch/wiki/index.php?title=List_of_unreleased_plugins#darkchmhelp
viewtopic.php?p=418455#p418455
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Re: Dark Help for TC 9.51 RC3 - Updated March 4th 2020

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Just a curious observation if I may, but could I inquire as to the logic of placing the German language files in the English folder name and the English language files in the German folder name of this package?
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Re: Dark Help for TC 9.51 RC3 - Updated March 4th 2020

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If you already have the English totalcmdDark.chm file in TC's program directory, this will be the default Dark help file. So you you don't need another English WCMD_ENGDARK.CHM help file in the Language directory. But a German WCMD_DEUDARK.CHM file will come into use if you change language to German.

And vice versa.
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Re: Dark Help for TC 9.51 - Updated March 26th 2020

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Updated for TC 9.51 final - see first post for download link.

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Re: Dark Help for TC 9.51 - Updated March 26th 2020

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Anyone got a mirror for the 9.51 dark help download files? Link above is broken. Thanks
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Re: Dark Help for TC 9.51 - Updated March 26th 2020

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2DRP535
My Webhost serverfacilities burned down, and their backup wasn't complete so https://madsenworld.dk/tc-darkhelp/totalcmd951_darkhelp.zip was one of the missing files - it is up again now.
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Dark Help for TC 10.00 - Updated March 26th 2020

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New version of the Dark Help for Total Commander 10.00 is now available - see firts post for download.

The package is now self installing - so just double-click on the downloaded totalcmd1000_darkhelp.zip file to install the Dark Help for both English and German.
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Dark Help for TC 10.50 - Updated July 6th 2022

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New version of the Dark Help for Total Commander 10.50 is now available - see firts post for download.
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Re: Dark Help for TC 10.50 - Updated July 6th 2022

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Wow thanks. Had no idea a new version of TC was even being worked on. Received no notifications of any betas or new releases at all. Not even the Check for new updates thing within the program itself works, so this was a bit of an eye-opener for me!
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Dark Help for TC 10.50 - Updated July 25th 2022

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Silent update of of the Dark Help for Total Commander 10.50 - see firts post for download.

History:
25-07-2022:
Added Wcmd_deu.chm to make Wcmd_deuDark.chm being used.

See also: viewtopic.php?p=418455#p418455
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Re: Dark Help for TC 10.50 - Updated July 25th 2022

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Understand the difference between Darkhelp 1 and Darkhelp 2. Also understand they used to be combined as one package and are now separated. I have installed an older version that came from a combined package installation. Is it possible to switch between Darkhelp 1 and Darkhelp 2 whilst running to compare layouts for visual appeal? If so, where is the switch or config change required to do this?
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Re: Dark Help for TC 10.50 - Updated July 25th 2022

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2DRP535
No, there is no way of switching between the two - but the ONLY difference between the two is that the background in the left menu panel (when unfolded) is dark in Darkhelp 2, but unfortunately menu items has a white background - that cannot be avoided. Personally I dont like that, so that is why I offer both versions.

Actually it is possible to make a kind of switching (two buttons), but for me to explain how the easiest way, I would need to know which language you are using in your TC.
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Re: Dark Help for TC 10.50 - Updated July 25th 2022

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petermad wrote: 2022-07-26, 11:07 UTC 2DRP535
Actually it is possible to make a kind of switching (two buttons), but for me to explain how the easiest way, I would need to know which language you are using in your TC.
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Re: Dark Help for TC 10.50 - Updated July 25th 2022

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1. Download and install (double-click the file from within TC)the external English language files here: http://ghisler.fileburst.com/languages/wcmd_eng.zip
2. Copy and rename %COMMANDER_PATH%\Totalcmd.chm to %COMMANDER_PATH%\LANGUAGE\Wcmd_eng.chm
3. Copy and rename %COMMANDER_PATH%\TotalcmdDark.chm to %COMMANDER_PATH%\LANGUAGE\Wcmd_engDark.chm
4. In %COMMANDER_PATH%\LANGUAGE\ copy Wcmd_eng.inc, Wcmd_eng.lng and Wcmd_eng.mnu to: Wcmd_en2.inc and Wcmd_en2.lng and and Wcmd_en2.mnu
5. Copy the TotalcmdDark.chm from totalcmd1050_darkhelp2.zip to: %COMMANDER_PATH%\LANGUAGE\Wcmd_en2Dark.chm

Make these two buttons:

Code: Select all

TOTALCMD#BAR#DATA
OPENLANGUAGEFILE
wcmd_eng.lng
%COMMANDER_EXE%,27
External English Language with Dark Help.


-1
and

Code: Select all

TOTALCMD#BAR#DATA
OPENLANGUAGEFILE
wcmd_en2.lng
%COMMANDER_EXE%,27
External English Language with Dark 2 Help.


-1
To make the buttons:
1. Mark the text in the box here above (click SELECT ALL).
2. Copy it to the ClipBoard (press Ctrl+C).
3. Right click on TC's buttonbar and choose "Paste".
I can only recommend to use this for English, since plugins will otherwise not be translated.

I tried to use filenames like wcmd_2_eng.lng and Wcmd_2_engDark.chm but that doesn't currently work viewtopic.php?p=418513#p418513
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Re: Dark Help for TC 10.50 - Updated July 25th 2022

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Thanks. Did all that but it doesn't change the Darkhelp background. The help window always displays in the Darkhelp 1 colouring type, never switching to Darkhelp 2 scheme. Tried shutting down and restarting TC, but makes no difference. Not a problem though, I'll just live with it. Thanks for trying.
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