Done: HxD: group columns together

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lordcanty
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Done: HxD: group columns together

Post by lordcanty » 23 Mar 2007 23:32

Hi, first of all thanks for this awesome program. I've been looking for a light, non-bloated hex editor capable of handling big files (+1GB) and this is by far the best and fastest, and even free. Very impressive!

Could you implement some option to group several columns together? I often use hex editors to read headers and such, so I think it would improve readability a lot. For example, instead of:
0F 54 5A 58 5A 00 01 04
I find much easier to read (to identify offset pointers, values, etc) like this:
0F54 5A58 5A00 0104

Maybe you could add some config option to change how many columns are grouped together (1=none, 2 like my example, 4...).


Another (much minor) request: could you add some option to turn off the first line ("offset / column numbers / ")? While I browse data sometimes it's a bit distracting, though it's not too important.


Thanks a lot!

Maël
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Re: HxD: group columns together

Post by Maël » 24 Mar 2007 17:44

Hi lordcanty,
thanks for the kudos!
lordcanty wrote:Maybe you could add some config option to change how many columns are grouped together (1=none, 2 like my example, 4...).
In a couple of days I'll release a new beta version of HxD that contains this functionality (I already implemented this some time ago in my development version).
lordcanty wrote:Another (much minor) request: could you add some option to turn off the first line ("offset / column numbers / ")?
I'll make an option, though not for the coming version as it is nearly complete and soon ready for beta stage.

lordcanty
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Post by lordcanty » 25 Mar 2007 11:30

Thanks a lot, grouping columns is the only feature I was really missing. I can't wait! :D

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Post by Maël » 04 Apr 2007 14:08

Done in actual beta version (see download section)

lordcanty
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Post by lordcanty » 06 Apr 2007 10:42

Thanks, works great as expected.

One thing, seems changed settings in Options->View tab aren't applied until you restart the program, unlike when you modify them in the view menu. Is this a bug or the intended behavior?

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Post by Maël » 06 Apr 2007 13:26

They should be applied for new windows, old windows keep their view settings, the view menu sets options for each window individually.

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