XRay Updated With Improved Panther Performance

Rainer Brockerhoff has released an update for XRay, bringing it to version 1.0.7. XRay is a file utility designed to be more extensive than the Mac OS "Show Info" function. The update features improved Panther performance and other bug fixes. According to Rainer Brockerhoff:

Rainer Brockerhoff announces the release of version 1.0.7 of XRay, the File/Folder information utility for Mac OS X.

XRay offers users a much more detailed view of files, folders, applications and volumes than Mac OS Xis "Show Info" window does. Permissions can be changed without resorting to obscure terminal commands. Type, creator and extension can be examined and changed, and their effect on file-application binding is shown immediately. Types, creators and extensions can be selected from pop-up menus built from the systemis own databases.

This version has bug fixes for Panther compatibility and minor improvements, among them:

  • When running on Panther, the Finderis label colors and names are now shown in the same order that they appear in the Finder (which is different from the Classic Finderis order)
  • Editing type and creator ASCII values now works again under Jaguar
  • There are two new preferences for the "Type, Creator & Extension" panel: "Show native applications not in iApplicationsi folders" and "Show classic applications not in iApplications (Mac OS 9)i". They are off by default; this will cut down the panelis popup menus down to a more manageable size. Also, the popups will no longer show applications contained in .app packages
  • The popup menu in the built-in file browser now has a "Copy Path" item, which will copy the fileis full path to the clipboard. The actual path is also shown in the menu as a disabled item
  • The "Edit" menu now has a "Copy Path" item as well, this will copy the top windowis full path to the clipboard
  • The "Type, Creator & Extension" panel now has a "Open Item in Application" button, which will become active only if there are no unsaved changes. This will open the current item in its assigned application

You can find more information about the XRay update at the Rainer Brockerhoff Web site. XRay 1.0.7 is available for US$10.00.