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  • How to use Folder Compare View's 'Toggle Differnce'

    Hi, I notice When use Folder compare view, one functionality
    named 'Toggle Difference', But I can not see this function h
    ow to use .

    What ever I do , all is nothing to change.

    This is a bug or Unrealized function ?

    BTW: Text compare view's this function work fine.
    only Folder compare I can not understood.

    my system is linux 64 bit. BC 3.15
    Last edited by zw963; 01-Oct-2012, 04:27 AM.

  • #2
    Hello,

    First, please update to the latest release of BC3 (3.3.5). All BC 3.x updates are free for 3.x users. You can update from the Help menu -> Check for Updates, or from our website's Download page.

    If you could post a full screen screenshot, that would help. Are the files detected as different when they shouldn't be? Or are they detected as equal but not hiding when you switch to Show Differences? Does this behavior reproduce in the latest version (3.3.5)?
    Aaron P Scooter Software

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Aaron View Post
      Hello,

      First, please update to the latest release of BC3 (3.3.5). All BC 3.x updates are free for 3.x users. You can update from the Help menu -> Check for Updates, or from our website's Download page.

      If you could post a full screen screenshot, that would help. Are the files detected as different when they shouldn't be? Or are they detected as equal but not hiding when you switch to Show Differences? Does this behavior reproduce in the latest version (3.3.5)?
      I'am so sorry, I use version is 3.35, it is a typo.

      It problem is : ` toggle differnce' is a Toggle, When I invoke it, It ought to hide 'Difference files' , and invoke it again, it ought to redisplay the 'Differnce files' , the fact is, What ever I do, it always show left differnce and right differnce ( a newer with a older always be showed).

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      • #4
        Hello,

        I see you are in "Toggles" mode. In Toggles mode, we have a different toggle for a variety of stats: Different, Newer, Older, and Orphan are all "different" files.

        Different (two red squares) are files that are literally different in content/size, but have equal timestamps (or timestamp is disabled).

        You are likely looking for Newer and Older toggles. This is a button with a Red square on the left and gray square on the right, and a button with a gray square on the left and a red square on the right. Enable both of these, along with Different (two red squares). Together, these three buttons will show different files.

        You can also enable the Orphan (blue square) toggle buttons as well, if you wish to view these files.

        If you use the View menu, you can quickly select a specific set of toggles, or you can switch to the default Dropdown mode for a set of buttons.
        Aaron P Scooter Software

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        • #5
          Oh, my God!

          I understood , Thanks.

          BTW: I have not see a both red situation until now.. So unless you say, I really can not know this.

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          • #6
            If you use the View menu -> Legend, we describe a bit there and in the Help file. Both red is less common unless you disable timestamp comparison, but it can crop up. You can take two different files, then use the Touch command to make their timestamps equal if you wanted to create the scenario.
            Aaron P Scooter Software

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