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Immersive Explorer for Windows 8, 8.1 x86/x64 or Windows 7

Immersive Explorer is an open source alternative to the default file explorer included in Windows (known as Windows Explorer).
It is designed to provide an "immersive" experience to the user by focusing on the content rather than hiding it behind icons and large window chrome and borders. It allows the user to avoid opening different applications and switching between multiple windows when doing tasks as simple as viewing a picture, thanks to the built-in viewer.

Although it is not a Windows 8 "Metro application", Immersive Explorer is designed around the "Metro" user interface guidelines. It is optimized for tablets and computers with touch-screens, but it also offers a great experience for mouse/keyboard users (with features like scroll-to-zoom, keyboard navigation).

Immersive Explorer is based on Win32/.NET/WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation). It uses graphical hardware acceleration to display fluid animations and transitions, making it look more modern than the default Windows File Explorer. Note that it's not a complete replacement for the Windows Shell (it's just an alternative to the Windows Explorer) and it doesn't even need administrator rights to be installed.

As Immersive Explorer is not based on WinRT, it means that it can't run on Windows RT devices such as Surface RT (but it works great on Windows 8/8.1 tablets like Surface Pro).


Release Notes (current version : 1.1, released 2014/12/07)
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Immersive Explorer

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Comments about Immersive Explorer


Volker - 2014/12/16 17:24
Immersive Explorer ist ok.

Aber :
Obwohl ich 5 mal die letzte Version (1.1) installiert habe
kommt immer die Meldung:
Update available
This beta Version has expired. Do you want to download the
latest Version ........... ?

Ohne Netzverbindung ist absolut keine Nutzung möglich.

Was kann ich tun ?

jade - 2014/12/13 13:37
très beau travail. la prévisualisation de type de fichiers supplémentaires serait un plus non négligeable : flv par exemple. sinon, rien à redire.
Kumar Sparsh - 2014/12/11 17:01
Please, Manici. Set the expiration date to some few decades, so that, those who can't be online everytime, either they want to download updates or not; as per their own decision. Either they install newer versions or they use the older one as much as they want.
Pessito99 - 2014/12/08 21:09
como la desinstalo?
Quark - 2014/12/14 03:09
Start the intallation file again. Than you can choice the menu item deinstal.
RanzickX7 - 2014/12/08 01:27
Finally!! Thanks dude. i've been waiting for this so long.
But, you only have 7 days until the app expired. are you sure?
Thanks anyway, i love the aerosnap!
Julien MANICI - 2014/12/08 02:08
Yeah, there will be another update this week.
7 days before expiration should do it!

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