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Tips and Tricks

1. You can minimize the program to the system tray (choose this option in Preferences).

2. You can disable the fade-out effect that occurs when you close windows (choose this option in Preferences).

3. You can close any dialog box using the Esc key.

4. Using the right mouse button, you can view context menus for the lists of disks, folders and files, as well as the categories tree and contacts.

5. When working with several catalogs, you can view and open the list of the last 10 catalogs by selecting the File | Recent files item in the main menu.

6. While creating reports, you can arrange data columns in any order and exclude the columns you do not require.

7. If your boxes with disks are numbered, or if you are going to number them, you can specify these numbers in the catalog. Both automatic and manual numbering of disks are supported.

8. You can add new categories and also edit and delete those already present. Please note that when you delete a category, all disks and subcategories within it will also be deleted.

9. You can use drag-and-drop to move categories or disks.

10. Categories can work in two modes - normal or advanced. The advanced mode displays all those disks in subcategories of the selected category. You can use the Categories menu to select the mode you require.

11. The column that contains the sorted data is highlighted.

12. You can open any catalog without launching the program itself - just click it in Windows Explorer.

13. You can use drag-and-drop to change the order of columns. You can also hide unnecessary columns by right-clicking their headers and selecting the corresponding item in the popup menu.

14. You can resize columns by using the mouse to drag column headings.

15. You can run or open any file in the catalog if the corresponding disk is available. To do this, right-click the necessary file and select Execute.

16. You can open any catalog file, folder or disk in the Explorer window. To do this, right-click the item you want to open and click Open in Explorer.

17. Not only can you add CDs and DVDs to your catalog, but also all other disks supported by your computer (ie floppy disks, hard disks, removable disks, mounted network disks, etc). You can also add separate folders to the catalog.

18. You can view the list of disks separately by type or all types combined. This is carried out by selecting the corresponding item in the View menu or by clicking the corresponding toolbar button.

19. You can add a comment for any disk, folder or file by right-clicking the necessary item and selecting the Properties item.

20. By clicking the header of a column, you can sort the list of disks or  files by column type.

21. You can hide the toolbar using Preferences.

22. To disable tool-tips, deselect the option in Preferences.

23. You can display the database size on the main window title bar (choose option in Preferences).

24. Detailed statistics on disks, folders and files can be viewed using the Tools | Statistics menu item or the corresponding toolbar button.

25. Each window automatically saves its position and size.

26. You can quickly delete all disks from the database using the File | Clear database menu item. Please be careful when you select this item.

27. Detailed information on each disk, folder or file can be viewed both in the main window and the search window. To do this, right-click the necessary item and select the Properties item.

28. You can search a particular disk for files and folders by right-clicking the necessary disk and selecting Search in this Item in the context menu.

29. You can search a separate folder for files and folders on any disk by right-clicking the necessary folder and selecting Search in this Folder in the context menu.

30. You can carry out separate or combined searches for disks, folders or files by selecting the corresponding options in the search window.

31. Search phrases and search paths are automatically saved.

32. You can use the following wildcard characters in your search: "*", "#" and "?".



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