You may need to enable the → submenu by checking "Enable the 'File|Folder' Submenu" in → , General|Features section.
This tool is similar to the file manager applications which are native to all operating systems: Windows Explorer, Mac OS X Finder, Linux/KDE Nautilus, etc. The main advantages of using one or more "Browse Files" tools over the native counterparts are:
Tightly integrated in XMLmind XML Editor.
Does not use much screen real estate.
Makes use of all XXE plug-ins. For example, if you install the "JEuclid image toolkit plug-in" add-on, you'll be able to preview MathML equations.
Last but not least, if you have the "WebDAV virtual drive plug-in" add-on and/or the "FTP virtual drive plug-in" add-on installed, you'll be able to manage files stored on all sorts of remote servers. Installing such add-ons is done simply by using . →
Figure 7.2. The "Browse Files" tool showing the source files of our DITA tutorial
Browse previously visited folder.
Browse previously visited folder by undoing the . action
Browse parent folder.
Split the "Browse Files" tool in two parts, making it easy to drag/drop or to copy/paste files between these tools.
Open a "Search Files" tool allowing to search by their contents the XML files found in this folder.
This checkbox adds a thumbnail after each list item corresponding an image file.
This facility makes use of all the image toolkit plug-ins currently installed in XXE. If you are missing an image format (e.g.
SVG), please install the corresponding image toolkit plug-in (e.g. "Apache Batik image toolkit plug-in") using . →
Update what is displayed by the "Browse Files" tool. Clicking this button is needed when the content of the folder is modified outside XMLmind XML Editor.
Below the toolbar is found an interactive pane containing a visual representation of the folder:
Up, Down, Shift+Up, Shift+Down may used to select one or more files. These shortcuts work as expected in any multi-selection list.
Press Enter to open the selected file. If the selected file is an XML file, it is opened in XXE. If the selected file is not an XML file, a dialog box is displayed allowing the user to choose a helper application.
Press Shift+Enter to open selected XML file in read-only mode.
Shift+ , Ctrl+ may used to select one or more files. These actions work as expected in any multi-selection list.,
Double-click on a file to open it. If the selected file is an XML file, it is opened in XXE. If the selected file is not an XML file, a dialog box is displayed allowing the user to choose a helper application.
Right-click on a file to first select it and then to display the following popup menu:
The customary keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+A, Ctrl+X, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, Del, Backspace work as expected in any file manager.
The "Browse Files" tool is fully drag and drop enabled. It supports the copy and move operations. It does not support the link operation.
Note that when an XML file is dragged and dropped onto XXE, the document is always opened or reopened in XXE.
 Details about the lock are given by the tooltip of the file icon.