Rescue: Expand keyboard shortcuts in PE Explorer (plus bug report)


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First, the bug report: When mousing over any of the system tray icons in the lower-left corner of the Rescue environment in order to reveal their tooltip, clicking the button while the tooltip is displayed only dismisses the tooltip rather than actually launching the application.

With respect to Macrium PE Explorer, it would be handy if it were expanded to support executing the following commands via their standard Windows keyboard shortcuts, since it already supports executing these commands with the mouse:
Enter = Open file/folder
Alt+Enter = Open Properties
Backspace = Jump one level up in folder hierarchy
F2 = Rename
Alt+D = Highlight address bar (and can the address bar have a white background "inset" like it does in regular Windows Explorer?  I didn't even see it there for a long time, and the current design language does not make it clear that the field is editable, even though it is.)

Even better would be to make the Rename function work consistently with newer versions of Windows, where only the portion of the name before the last dot is highlighted for files (but not folders), thereby allowing users to select Rename and immediately start typing a new name without clearing the existing file extension and having to retype it.

Edited 15 April 2018 6:37 PM by jphughan
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Added keyboard shortcut and design tweak request related to address (folder path) bar

Edited 15 April 2018 6:40 PM by jphughan
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jphughan - 15 April 2018 6:40 PM
Added keyboard shortcut and design tweak request related to address (folder path) bar

Thanks for the feedback!

PE Explorer is a 'Get out of jail' utility and not a core functional component of Macrium Reflect. There is no end to the amount of customisation and functionality we could add to the WinPE/RE shell, and that's the problem.  If we do this then something else won't get done that's more relevant to the product.  If bugs are found then we will definitely fix them,  but we're not enhancing PE Explorer functionality at this point in time. 

PS:  Apologies if the above sounded dismissive, that wasn't my intention.  Please keep the feedback coming.

Kind Regards

Nick - Macrium Support

Edited 15 April 2018 6:54 PM by Nick
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Fair enough, and no worries about tone. I get that engineering resources are finite and that PE Explorer is something that most users might never even encounter. Maybe keep this if you have an intern with some extra time someday. I’ll definitely keep the feedback coming though! Smile
Edited 15 April 2018 7:03 PM by jphughan
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