I have been using Bulk Rename for years, and I love it. I love it so much that I've decided to make some little suggestions to help. =]
First off, it would be nice having the keyboard to work like in windows explorer (enter opens folder/file, backspace moves up). And Ctrl+D (or Ctrl+F) would be better than Ctrl+J to change directories, since you can input it with only your left hand. Or having an address bar, maybe. Another thing that would be really, really useful: when you finish renaming something with F2 and press enter, it should automatically move to edit the next filename.
Maybe this one is already in there, but I couldn't find. In Import Rename Pairs, there should be a keycode to the previous filename, so that you can have access to the old filename instead of replacing it. Like %oldname or something similar.
The 16x16 icon of the application is nice in the .exe, it would fit well as the program icon for the taskbar too.
About the ViceVersa PRO advertisement, it is in a different color than that of my current windows theme, and it really pops out. I'm not against the advertisement at all, I just think it should be in a discrete font (not having bold parts) and fit the application's overall (or being hideable, too). It's not present in the 98SE, so I'm using it.
And, finally, for the new users, I think it should have an option of having tooltips enabled, giving a hint of how every box behaves (or having user-friendly hint balloons, so that people can easily figure out what to do before being scared). There should be an easy straightforward tip on how to rearrange 'Track - Artist' to 'Artist - Track' on RegEx, too.
Thanks, and be safe.
Just some other things I've thought. Are files/folders renamed when you drag them to a .bru profile? That would be great. Or when you drag them to the lower part of the screen.
I've never got the undo batch files to work. If it isn't just me, I think a proper bulk rename undo file would be nice, too.
Last edited by BrianEno
on Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:56 pm, edited 4 times in total.