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v2.7.1111.2313 2011-11-13
  • New: 'Toggle bookmark' and 'Move to next bookmark' options in search results.
  • New: Search results can now be sorted.
  • New: Search results shows the type of the file.
  • Bug: 'Configure to use Notepad++' option in Settings will not work in 64-bit Windows.
  • Bug: Minor UI changes.

  • v2.6.1108.2521 2011-08-15
  • New: Reduced startup time by registering the assemblies in GAC.
  • New: Shows tooltip for search options.
  • Bug: Was crashing when incorrect Include or Exclude masks are specified.

  • v2.5.1106.3921 2011-06-29
  • New: Shortcuts: Ctrl+Right Arrow for Expand and Ctrl+Left Arrow for Collapse.
  • New: Shortcuts: Ctrl+W for closing a tab.
  • New: Shortcuts: Ctrl+1/2/3 for Search Options, Search Results and File Preview.
  • Bug: Was crashing sometimes when stopping the search.
  • Bug: Cannot use the Tab key to change the focus from File Preview.
  • Bug: Caret was not moving to the highlighted text in File Preview.

  • v2.4.1103.2622 2011-03-16
  • New: Trim the search results to show only the relevant content instead of the full line. Option available in Settings.
  • New: File properties dialog in the search result.
  • New: Export the results to text and HTML file.
  • Bug: Was detecting non-English language files as binary files.
  • Bug: Was crashing sometimes when stopping the search.

  • v2.3.1102.3223 2011-02-22
  • New: Popup menu displayed on right-clicking the tabs to close the tabs.
  • New: Export the results to XML file.
  • Bug: Reduced the time taken for creating new tabs when PHiSearch was already running and search is invoked from folder options of Windows Explorer.
  • Bug: Configuration file was sometimes getting corrupted while shutting down.
  • Bug: In Windows 7, the progress bar in the taskbar was still active when a tab is closed while the search was going on.

  • v2.1.1011.3811 2010-11-28
  • New: Reduced startup time
  • New: Made the button in the top-right corner blink noticeably when an update is available.
  • New: PHiSearch can be started from Start -> Run.
  • Bug: Was crashing when PHiSearch fails to contact the server while checking for updates.
  • Bug: UTF-16 files was incorrectly being identified as binary files.
  • Bug: Results from the previous lengthy search was coming into the new search result.

  • v2.1.1008.2307 2010-08-13
  • New: Status bar shows the number of errors that occured during the search. Clicking on it shows the list of errors.
  • New: File viewer shows the error that occured while loading a locked or missing file.
  • New: Window position is saved while exiting.
  • Bug: Was crashing when trying to process a file locked by another process.
  • Bug: Was crashing when trying to process a path with more than 260 characters.
  • Bug: File viewer was getting stuck when viewing files with NUL characters at the end of the file.

  • v2.0.1007.2413 2010-07-14
  • New: Entirely re-written in C# 4.0 and WPF
  • New: Multi-tabbed interface
  • New: 50% performance improvement when compared to previous version
  • New: Support for regular expressions
  • New: Configure the valid and invalid file extensions to improve performance and accuracy of search alogrithm
  • New: Runs on 32 and 64 bit versions of Microsoft Windows
  • New: Checks for updates automatically