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DFSee 15.2 released; more mouse/clipboard support

Tuesday July 31, 2018  By: Jan van Wijk

DFSee version 15.2 has been released.

MINOR release, meaning you get it for FREE if you have a 15.x key already.

However, it is a rather major update for user-interface in regard to
mouse-marking and full clipboard support on all platforms. For example:

- Simply use Ctrl-V to paste a (full path and) filename into a the file dialog
- Copy contents from a DFSee entryfield with Ctrl-C, paste to another with Ctrl-V
- Mark a range of bytes in the HEX-editor, and paste it into another sector
- Mark an area in the output-window with Ctrl-C, then paste it into a support email
- Mark part of a message window (or use Ctrl+A for ALL), copy it to the clipboard
with Ctrl-C, then paste it into an email or text document

Keyboard alternative keys like Alt-C/Alt-V and mouse like Ctrl-Click/Alt-Click
are available for clipboard support as well, see the help pages for details.
(for example: press <F1> 3 times, and page-down to item #100)


As usual there are also several minor problem fixes and enhancements,
like a new option on the GPT command to change the partition name and
an improved FINDMFT/FIXBOOT for NTFS recovery. For details, see below.


Note: Version 14.8 (or later) users can update directly using the menu:

Program Updates / Downloads ->
Get latest STABLE update

(Works with the OS/2, Windows, Linux and macOS versions, if WGET is there)


DFSee is a very powerful disk-utility with disk partitioning,
smart imaging or cloning of partitions or complete disks,
filesystem and disk analysis, directory/file browsing with
edit/view/copy capabilities including limited UNDELETE.

More details at:

Download links from the DFSee website:

Or from the HOBBES website:
or (after processing):

Functional changes since 15.1

- BSFIND: Changed '-f' start position default mcs-unit to sectors
- Bootsector: Removed (usualy incorrect) BeFS bootcode detection
- CC: Clipboard Copy, copy lines from output window to clipboard
- CMD: External command output, crude TAB expansion to 8 spaces
- CP: Clipboard Paste, copy clipboard text to the output window
- CV: Copy selected value to the clipboard as a (Hex) string
- DOS: Support the (local) clipboard functions, within DFSee only
- FILEDLG: Filename entryfield, allow path-separator '\' or '/'
- FILEDLG: Support Drive + rel-path + wildcard like 'H:sub\*.log'
- FILEDLG: Support relative-DIR like 'test\' or 'tmp\images\*.imz'
- Filenames in commands, allow either '/' or '\' path separators
- GPT: 'pid -name:newname' will change the name of a GPT partition
- HEXED, DISASM: Fixed DISTORM bugs when compiled for 64-bit (macOS)
- HEXED, DISASM: Highlight current instruction code bytes at top
- HEXED, DISASM: Mouse doubleclick will 'jump' to that instruction
- HEXED, DISASM: Use temporary mouse-drag MARK for clipboard copy
- HEXED: Correctly highlight current buffer for odd nr of columns
- HEXED: Extra PREV and NEXT buffer (total 9 now) for large screens
- HFS: Better HFS superblock detection (no BSFIND false positives)
- Linux: Copy-TO-Clipboard goes to both PRIMARY+CLIPBOARD X-selections
- MBR: Include version and language for detected Airboot bootmanager
- NTFS: FINDMFT command to locate the MFT area (for fixboot)
- NTFS: FIXBOOT (non-spare) correct cluster size for FS < 2 GiB
- NTFS: Menu item: 'Find MFT location, for Fix' doing a FINDMFT
- OS/2: Set status title on CMD-window title-Bar and Window-list
- PART: Avoid 'no active partition' warning on APM style 1st disk
- Switch -lvmsize forces use of LVM disk size + related warnings
- Switch -sigint enables Ctrl-C aborting, disabling Copy-to-Clipboard
- UI: Ctrl-C handling in Windows respects '-sigint' switch now too
- UI: Alt-A in HEXED marks whole current item (sector/cluster/block)
- UI: Ctrl-C/Alt-C Copy-to-Clipboard for HEXED, ASCII or HEX-pairs
- UI: Ctrl-C/Alt-C Copy-to-Clipboard for MsgBox (warning/error/about)
- UI: Ctrl-C/Alt-C Copy-to-Clipboard for TextView (mostly help items)
- UI: Ctrl-C/Alt-C Copy-to-Clipboard for Lists, Buttons, Menu-heading
- UI: Ctrl-C/Alt-C Copy-to-Clipboard for Output-window (marked or window)
- UI: Ctrl-V/Alt-V in HEXED paste from clipboard with ASCII or HEX-pairs
- UI: Ctrl-A MARK-ALL entryfield, msg/help text and output windows
- UI: Ctrl-X/Alt-X CUT entryfield marked-area to clipboard, unmark
- UI: Cursor for INSERT/REPLACE mode larger, to platform standard
- UI: DELETE in entryfield deletes marked-area, one char if no mark
- UI: Dedicated desktop footer text when output-window has focus
- UI: Drag-MARK: Auto scroll LEFT/RIGHT if mouse outside window
- UI: Drag-MARK: Auto scroll UP/DN when mouse above/below window
- UI: Entryfield Ctrl-V/Alt-V PASTE from, Alt-C COPY to clipboard
- UI: Fixed Ctrl-C bug causing input-repeat or garbage on OS/2
- UI: HEXED: Display marked-area in ASCII pane and in HEX pane
- UI: HEXED: Fixed odd behaviour on Pgup/Dn with large window size
- UI: HEXED: Support 'wrapped-line' marking by mouse-dragging
- UI: INSERT mode, 'set insert on/off' command sets insert state
- UI: INSERT mode, default ON at startup, -insert- switch reverts
- UI: Mouse Alt+Click or Ctrl-Click MB2 copies (mark) to clipboard
- UI: Mouse Click+Drag MARKS in Help/Msg/Text/Output/HexEdit window
- UI: Mouse Ctrl+Click pastes from clipboard in Entryfield + HEXED
- UI: Mouse DoubleClick (sometimes Single Click too) UNMARKS
- UI: Paste Entryfield/HEXED to mark ONLY if cursor is IN mark
- UI: Set OS window title on program exit, try to restore original
- UI: Set OS window title to currently open object description
- UI: Support multi-line marked area in Output-window and Help
- UI: UNIX, insert STARTDRAG msg to get correct mark anchor position
- UNIX: Error popup on missing clipboard utils xclip/pbcopy/pbpaste
- UNIX: Relocated temporary filename(s) to temp dir '/tmp/....'
- macOS: Startup 'su'/'disable SIP' hint on inaccessible bootdisk
- macOS: Changed 'Display OS device/disk info' to show ALL disks
- macOS: Menu item: 'Show SIP status' (Invisible macOS boot disk)
- macOS: Probe /dev/rdiskN devices on startup, to see more disks
- macOS: Recognize APFS FS in FileSystemOnly (synthesized) disks
- txLib: New ExecRedirectIO function similar to `command` on UNIX

Regards, JvW


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