I took a bit of a break. It happens every year when autumn starts. I guess it takes few weeks or so for the body to get used to the idea that winter is coming. It’s colder and there’s less light which makes you dead tired, all the time. I’ve been boosting my serotonin and melatonin levels with eggs (they contain tryptophan) and it has helped a lot. Feeling good and energized, so I started to work again few weeks ago.

I don’t really remember why I started to work with SumatraPDF last week but it has resulted in almost complete rewrite of the QuickView system. The plan has been to finally add the plugin support I’ve meant to do for a long time. It’s pretty much finished already but it’s still in a prototype application. I need to move it from there to CE which takes about a week or so.

So before I start breaking the existing QuickView, I though I’d release a snapshot. It’s now possible to open PDF, XPS, CHM, CBR, CRZ and DjVu files in QuickView if SumatraPDF is installed to the system. SumatraPDF does support few other formats too but there’s some issue which makes it hang when used in CE so I disabled those formats.


You can download SumatraPDF from here:

TIP, If you want to use the portable version, just create sub folder named Plugins next to CubicExplorer.exe and put SumatraPDF.exe in there.

EDIT, it’s also possible to put SumatraPDF in the same folder where CubicExplorer is but there’s a bug in this snapshot which requires you to rename SumatraPDF.exe as Sumatra.PDF.exe before it works.


Change Log

  • Added support for SumatraPDF to QuickView.
  • Added Lock Panels options.
  • Added TrackChangesInMappedDrives advanced options in FileView and FolderTree.
  • Fixed random crashes when closing a tab.
  • Updated Spanish translation. (thanks to juanmanuel)
  • Updated Norwegian translation. (thanks to lars.h.eriksen)

CubicExplorer (SVN Snapshot)
Installer (3.1MB)
Portable (3.6MB)