Browse Windows

By double-clicking on the data source in the Control window (or by using the Browse command in the menu) a browse window will be opened. Such window is similar to the standard Windows Explorer and is used for the same tasks.

browse window

The user can browse the directories, move, copy or delete files, change file attributes etc. The layout of the browse windows can slightly differ depending on the data source type (e.g. FTP browse windows contain some additional panes). The data source pane in the Control window is updated immediately after the browse window creation. A new icon, representing the currently created data source instance, appears as a sub-node in the tree directly under the data source icon. The user can instantly see all existing browse windows opened for the respective data source and make any of them active by a mouse click or by opening a new one. The simultaneous opening of two data sources in one browse window (which is the default behaviour of all FTP data sources after the software installation) is a very useful option as well. In the left pane the user can see the directory structure of the FTP server while the directories of the local machine ( "My Computer" ) appear in the right pane. This simplifies the "drag & drop" and clipboard operations by file transfers and offers a better overview of the files the user currently works with. To control the appearance of an additional data source in the browse window, the data source properties in the Control window can be used.

The single browse window can consist of following panes:

File Tree

This pane works exactly the same way as in the Windows Explorer. Users quickly find files and get the best possible overview about the directory structure.

File List

This pane is similar to a Windows Explorer layout as well. The files from the current directory are listed here. The menu can be used to adjust the appearance of the file attribute columns.


This pane can consist from up to three sub-panes (depending on the data source type):

Details - Connections

This pane appears by data sources supporting multiple simultaneous connections (currently all except "My Computer"). Each row represents a separate thread handling a network connection to the server. You can see the connection status, transfer speed, info about the currently processed request, error status etc. The number of connections can be set in the appropriate properties dialog. There is also a simple context menu (displayed via right mouse click) allowing control of the connection state, or the ability to send a custom command to the server (FTP data sources only).

Details - Protocol Log

This pane provides protocol-specific information about each connection in a network-based data source. Listed here is everything that was sent to the server, as well as received data. This is useful especially for experienced users and can help to find the cause of eventual communication problems between the client (BitKinex) and server. The context menu described above is also available in this window.

Details - Subrequests

All types of browse windows feature this pane. Each row in the list represents a single request generated by the user or by the application self. For example, when the user browses through the server directories, scan requests are automatically generated and queued in this request list. The data source instance (represented by the browse window) processes these requests one by one to obtain the data needed to display the file list. Use this pane to verify the proper registration of your requests.

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