Dark Mode Icons Revisited

FolderSizes v9.5.419.0 now automatically adapts its navigation and menu icons whenever the product’s dark mode theme is selected.

Dark mode icons

Dark mode icons are now rendered with light borders and dark backgrounds, improving the experience considerably. All while still scaling perfectly (with no loss of clarity) at any monitor resolution.

As per usual, the screen shot above doesn’t do this effect justice. Download the latest version of FolderSizes and see it for yourself.

Posted: March 8, 2023 1:55 am

FolderSizes 9.5 is Released

Allow me to begin this blog entry with a brief story.

Shortly after the release of FolderSizes 9.0, we received an email from a customer who was mildly disappointed with our dark mode theme. He felt it was lackluster, and shared the opinion that it had been developed by people who didn’t actually use dark mode software applications.

Unfortunately, he was right. Our early attempts at implementing a dark theme were not ideal for a number of reasons. Sure, it was “less bright”, but didn’t truly embrace the look and feel of modern dark mode applications.

Well, no longer.

With the release of FolderSizes 9.5, we introduce an all-new “black” theme that permeates every aspect of the product’s user interface.

Screen shots don’t really do the new version justice, but here’s another.

And of course we didn’t just implement a new dark theme for v9.5 – there are many other improvements. It’s fact, it’s one of the largest “minor version” releases we’ve ever published.

FolderSizes 9.5 is a free upgrade for anyone that owns a v9.x license. We hope you’ll download the latest version and try it for yourself.

Posted: February 26, 2022 2:49 am

How to find files without extensions

FolderSizes can be used to locate files that don’t have an extension. Such files are fairly pervasive in modern Windows file systems, but can pose a problem in some cases (such as during storage migrations).

Fortunately, the FolderSizes Search tool can handle this task easily.

Start by launching the Search tool and adding whatever Search Paths you need. Next, create a single file rule by clicking the New Rule button and choosing New File Rule.

The screen capture below shows the file rule configuration. Specify “*.*” in the Name masks field, then select the Exclude matches option.

We’ve created a file rule that excludes all files with a dot in their name.

Now simply run the search to display a listing of files without extensions.

Posted: December 2, 2021 1:52 am

FolderSizes 9.3 is Available

Today we released FolderSizes 9.3 – a minor version update that’s free for all v9 license holders.

So what’s new in this release? First and foremost, FolderSizes v9.3 includes official support for Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022.

We’ve also updated product icons throughout the user interface, along with a number of other general (mostly minor) theme improvements. As an example of the latter, the File Reporter window’s toolbar has been streamlined and consumes far less vertical space. We’ve also improved text clarity in a number of areas.

For more info, see the release notes page of our website. Or perhaps you’d rather skip right to the new version download?

As always, your feedback regarding this new release is most welcome.

Posted: October 16, 2021 6:09 am

Our Commitment to Customer Security

Personal and business computing security has been on everyone’s mind as of late, and for good reason – the Internet is full of very real dangers.

In this blog post, I’d like to briefly discuss one aspect of Key Metric Software’s ongoing customer security strategy – ensuring the safety of the software products themselves. And for most, this means keeping our software products free from malware and adware.

The second of these (adware) comes down to commitment – we’d never use adware mechanisms as a means of monetizing our software products. Nor do we need to because if you build products that work well, people will pay a reasonable price for them.

Preventing the proliferation of malware to our customers is a much more serious challenge, and one we take very seriously. But first, a point of clarification – we can only control our own software distribution channels. As such, you should only download Key Metric Software products from our product websites.

Concerning the technical challenges of remaining malware-free, we utilize an array of tools and technologies for this purpose. Using FolderSizes as an example, we start with a hardened software build environment that produces software components signed with an Extended Validation certificate. The resulting installer package (which is also EV signed) is uploaded to a secure host that is monitored continuously. We also run release builds through multiple malware detection engines. For example, here’s the VirusTotal scan result for the latest version of FolderSizes at the time of this writing.

I’ll discuss other aspects of our customer security strategy in future posts. In the meantime, please stay safe and always download software products from a trusted source – directly from the vendor whenever possible, as we have a vested interest in keeping our customers safe.

Posted: September 4, 2020 2:33 am