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.
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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:
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.
Go To List After Find
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.
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.
Refreshes the folder database using the selected drives
Calls up the folders database in Notepad
Five check boxes which correspond to available drives on the host PC
Late date that the database was updated
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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
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.
Shows the revision level of the installed version of gbNavigate