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SG hotkey/fastest way 2020-03-05 05:47:51
Hi there,

Is there a way I can quickly open 2 files, one goes to left and one goes to right for quick comparison instead of right-clicking and selecting "set as left" for one and "set as right" for the other one.

Thank you.
SG



Anders Re: hotkey/fastest way 2020-03-05 19:42:23
Admin:
From Windows explorer?
You can select two files and drag and drop them on Diffinity, or drop them on a shortcut to diffinity.

A feature not yet added to Diffinity is to be able to select two files in Windows Explorer and select "Diff selected files", for now only the set left/right commands are available.

/Anders

Anders Re: hotkey/fastest way 2020-03-05 20:13:15
Admin:
I realized you can actually get this with one click if you use the Send To feature on the Windows explorer context menu.

For this to work you need to copy a shortcut to Diffinity.exe to this folder (replace ):
C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

Then you can select two files, right click, select Send to -> Diffinity

/Anders

SG Re: hotkey/fastest way 2020-03-06 01:45:11
Hi Anders,

Thanks for your reply.
Yes, on windows 10.
For example, I have 2 folders, one is named 1A and one is 1B.
There are 10 files with same file names in 1A and 1B. I would like to compare them all.
How can I compare first file from 1A and 1B without putting them together? the "set as left" and "set as right" is really tiring if I have more than 100 files and I want to look at them one by one.

Possible you can add hotkey for them? say
shift + left = set as left
shift + right = set as right
or this can be changed/customized by user in preference.

Thank you.
SG

Anders Re: hotkey/fastest way 2020-03-06 10:33:01
Admin:
If you drag the two folders two Diffinity you will open a folder diff of them, then you can diff each file individually or all at once from the folder diff view.

Does that work for you?

Rich Re: hotkey/fastest way 2020-03-13 12:48:51
Or, you can pass the -folderDiff parameter when starting Diffinity, e.g.

[path to Diffinity.exe] [path to folder 1A] [path to folder 1B] -folderDiff

I use XYplorer instead of Windows Explorer and have this set up as an application shortcut so it's easy to do

SG Re: hotkey/fastest way 2020-03-18 01:16:35
I think dragging the folder to diffinity is ok but my folders are in 2 different folders with same name. This does not solve the issue.
Command may be better but this takes lots of time as I have more than 100 files.

Thank you.
SG

Anders Re: hotkey/fastest way 2020-03-18 19:59:45
Admin:
"For example, I have 2 folders, one is named 1A and one is 1B.
There are 10 files with same file names in 1A and 1B."

In folder diff, just open 1A on the left side and 1B on the right side then. Or I might be missing something, that is what is available anyway.

We will most likely not try to add global hotkeys in Windows.