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GBIC >> Freeware >> gbNavigate Help

gbNavigate - Online Help

This page provides the latest online Help information for gbNavigate. gbNavigate is a freeware program which provides an extremely easy-to-use method of searching for a folder and then opening that folder in a window of its own. Search features can span up to 5 drives and refreshes of the folder database are extremely fast.

Overview     Menu Selections    



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Overview

gbNavigate's main (and only) screen is shown below. In addition to the buttons and textboxes within the window gbNavigate offers the following menu options:
Options
Auto Close
Auto Open
Go To List After Find
End Only
.Within
Delete Settings
Web Site
Web Site
Online Help
Online Update
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About
Data for gbNavigate is kept in a single text file. The file name is fixed and must be kept in the same folder as the gbNavigate executable.

While gbNavigate provide a convenient way of creating and searching the folders database, users may also use a standard text edit to edit the content of the files (although that should be a rare requirement).

The following controls/features are found on the main screen:

  • Entry textbox
    Text entered here is used for Find and Find Within operations.
  • Find
    Uses the content of the Entry textbox to perform a search against the database
  • Find Within
    Uses the content of the Entry textbox to perform a search against the results of the last Find/Find Within operation
  • Result Counter
    Displays the count of folders found that match the serach criteria
  • Display Options
    Choice of displaying the folder in a DOS, Explorer, or standard window
  • Folders listbox
    Displays all folders matching the most recent Find/Find Within operation.
  • Refresh
    Refreshes the folder database using the selected drives
  • Edit
    Calls up the folders database in Notepad
  • Drives
    Five check boxes which correspond to available drives on the host PC
  • Date
    Late date that the database was updated


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Menu Options

gbNavigate provides two menus - Options and Help.

Options menu selections include:

  • Auto Close
    Automatically exits from gbNavigate when a folder window is opened
  • Auto Open
    Automatically opens the folder when a single folder match is found
  • Go to List after Find
    After a Find operation, focus is set to the listbox so that the up/down arrow keys can be used to cycle between the Find results.
  • End Only
    Alters Find action so that only the end folder of a path is used to find a match
  • .Within
    As a keyboard speed feature, any search string ending in a period '.' will tell gbNavigate to use the Find Within command rather than the Find command when Enter is pressed. The period is not used in the search itself.
  • Delete Settings
    Deletes all registry settings for gbFind

Help menu selections include:

  • Web Site
    Opens the default browser at Gary Beene's Freeware Information Center
  • Online Help
    Opens the default browser at the gbNavigate Online Help page.
  • Online Updates
    Opens a dialog window from which the latest version of gbNavigate can be downloaded.
  • About
    Shows the revision level of the installed version of gbNavigate