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OS: Windows XP. Program version 3.31.
There are many icons that are NOT labeled.
When you put a mouse cursor over the program icon, there is no label available.

Moreover, Help does not describe how to use the program. It just lists Keyboard shortcuts.

Here is a revised Help file, which lists unlabeled icons.
Q-DIR Help

1. Main Menu
Add to Favories (click X to cancel), Magnify icon, Help, To Tray,
Minimize to Tray, Minimize

Favorites>Add to Favorites - Default=Current 4 Q-DIR folders
>Organize Favorites
>Folder - Select to add to Favorites
>Quick-Links - Access saved layout

Extra Icons

Toggle /Normal Windows/Left Desktop Window/Show First Desktop Icon
Dn - One for all (Common Desktop Window)/All have one (Desktop icon)
Q-Dir Reset (Default 4 windows arrangement)
3-Dir (Only one at the top)
3-Dir (Only one at the bottom)
2-Dir (Tile Horizontally)
2-Dir (Tile Vertically)
4-Dir (Tile Vertically)
4-Dir (Tile Horizontally)
3-Dir (Tile Vertically)
3-Dir (One in left pane)
3-Dir (One in right pane)

2. Navigation Using Icons
Toggle Show Desktop, <- Back, -> Forward, Up, Create a New Folder, View (Toggle), View (Select),
Switch to Desktop, Dn (Select> Enter or Double-click), 'My Computer' (Select> Enter or Double-click)

3. Objects Menu (under File/Folder list)
Run, Delete, Cut, Copy, Paste, Filter or highlight, Quick-folder menu
Quick-folder menu> Quick-Link's management
> Add Quick-Link
> Folder selection / Change

4. Extras

a. Rename
Select File/Folder
F2 - Toggle Rename/Rename Name Only

b. Search
F3 - Search Menu
File>New (Cloning) - Create another instance of Q-DIR

c. Filter files to display
A. CTRL+M Toggles 'Display Select-Filter window' at the bottom
* Specify file pattern using wildcards, none are implied.
* For example, a*.*, *.txt, *.htm?
Filter Selection icon - pull-down menu
* Hide browsable subfolders checkbox
* Display non-mathing files checkbox
* Display matching files checkbox
* I don't need - Show all files
Up arrow - ???
Dn arrow - ???
B. Run,
C. Delete, Cut, Copy, Paste
D. Toggle 'Filter or highlight'
E. Quick-Folder menu
>Quick Link's management
>Add Quick Link
>Folder Selection/Change

d. Screen Magnifier - Press Alt-L repeatedly to magnify or Esc to reset.
Alternately, move the Magnify icon where needed.
Keyboard layout

[CTRL+X] Cut
[CTRL+C] Copy
[CTRL+V] Paste
[CTRL+A] Select all.
[CTRL+SHIFT+A] Invert Selection.
[CTRL+S] Focus the Address
[CTRL+Z] Undo
[CTRL+Q] Menu Quick-Link's
[CTRL+M] Select-Filter On/Off
[CTRL+N] New Folder.
[CTRL+?] [?=Left/Right/Up/Down] Select more than one item.

[STRG+ALT+(Driver-Char)] Fast Driver Switch.

[DELETE] Delete
[BACKSPACE] View the folder one level up.

[F2] Rename selected item.
[F3] Search for a file or folder.
[F4] Display the Address bar list in activ view.
[F5] Refresh the active window.
[F7] Show Desktop-Menu.
[F8] Show My-Computer-Menu.
[F11] Full Screen: on/off
[ESC] Full Screen: off

[ALT+L] Screen magnifying.
[ALT+V] Move items to ... .
[ALT+K] Copy items to ... .
[ALT+ENTER] Displays the properties of the selected object.
[ALT+LEFT] Go back.
[ALT+RIGHT] Go forward.

[SHIFT+F5] Show viewmenu
[SHIFT+F6] next view mode (Detail,...)
[SHIFT+F10] Display the shortcut menu for the selected item.
[SHIFT+DELETE] Delete selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin.

Some Features

Favorites : Quick access to most often used folders.
Drag&Drop : Move files by dragging in Q-views, and other programs such as MS Explorer.
Clipboard : Copy/ Paste between the Q-Dir directory views, and other programs such as MS Explorer.
Folder-Type : ZIP-, FTP-,cabinet-,network-, system - folders, shortcuts ...
Views : Large icons, tiles, list, detail, thumbnail (Vista: extra large symbols) .
Export : to XLS, CSV, TXT, HTML.
Popup Menus : Desktop, My Computer.
Screen magnifier : anything on the screen can be enlarged.
Color Filter : Different colors for different item types (e.g. *.log;*.txt).
Highlight-Filter : Effective way for fast items highlighting.
File-Filter : Allows for quick and easy filtering of the items.
Columns : All columns support, and save function .
Quick-Link's : For fast folder access.
Folder-Select : Fast & flexible folder selection address-bar/ desktop menu/ my-computer menu/...
Multi-INI : Several INI files for Q-Dir.
Tree-View : Simple and quadruple.
Preview : Allows a quick preview.

Thanks for the tip.
Thanks for the tip.
Thanks for the tip.
Thanks for the tip.
Will try in the next version to integrate.

It takes time to see which folder has the largest size.
May I suggest that the program should also show the folder size on the SIZE column. This way, I can see all folders with their sizes and arrange them so that I know which folder are occupying much space and delete some files to increase disk space.

It is only advice to improve qdir.
File or Folder search, Web browser, Reg Editor and File Renamer are very small and quite useful as well.

I was using Shellfree Exploter until I ran across Q-Dir.
It is a very good explorer replacement, & I have not used it much. I work with a lot of files on a daily basis, & having the ones I use most open with 1 click is very helpful. The preview panel is also a great feature. When I find a job I plan to send you some $$$$ to help you out.

Copy paste files (or dirs) via drag and drop
From one panel to another does not work. There is no error but nothing gets copied or moved.

Can I somehow disable the click sound when opening a drive/folder?
I cannot seem to find an option to disable it. You have created a great program, thank you.

I can see you use Explorer shell, so I don't know what are your limitations in this basic frame.
But I terrible need bigger fonts for files and directories (eyes problems), and I am used to have middle size icons in "Details" view. Your implementation of Quick-Link is great, but as you know, tab using for favorites is also extremely useful.

I enjoy your Q-Dir much.
Please give the map size after the green maps and not only when they are opened.

Feature to show Quick links as icons(or tabs) on "that bar"
Small Bug: When I click Quick-folder icon, menu appears, but when I Right click on that menu(acidentally) some error happens


Quick-Link's :hold your breathOptimize your processes.Restore Desktop icons
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