Project: XWorkplace

XWorkplace is the successor to Ulrich Möllers popular XFolder WPS-Enhancer utility. It contains all of its features and a lot of new ones. XWorkplace is Open Source software under the GNU General Public Licence (GPL), probably making it the most feature-rich freeware Workplace Shell enhancer on the planet. Everyone is kindly invited to join the project and contribute -- be it small bugfixes, or add the feature that you've always wanted to see in the WPS.

Some of the features of XWorkplace are:

  • All the features of XFolder 0.85, of course, except the bugs. XFolder is no longer maintained.
  • Much better navigation and access of objects in the WPS through things like folder content menus and object hotkeys.
  • Folder enhancements such as status bars and global sort settings.
  • Folder split views a la Windows.
  • Enhanced file operations: a trash can, which intercepts all WPS deletes, and a new implementation for data file associations.
  • Many keyboard and mouse enhancements similar to those of NPS WPS and WarpEnhancer, such as sliding focus.
  • Lots of new settings pages everywhere to make your system configuration easier ("Sounds" object, "WPS Class List" object, "Drivers" and "System paths" pages in "OS/2 Kernel", and much, much more).
  • New system sounds.
  • A "virtual desktops" feature.
  • Enhanced WPS backup mechanisms.
  • A complete rewrite of the OS/2 shutdown procedure. You can skip hung apps, automatically reboot, and even reboot to another partition.

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