12.17.4 beta: Parts of location bar in bottom-left corner of screen

Still happening 12.18
Was renaming filename with Folder name this has not changed for a long time.
I highlight the folder name in the Left Lister
Click button command Clipboard COPYNAMES=nopaths REGEXP "(.+)\s*\s*( S)s*(\d)" "\1"
I them highlight the filename in the right lister and a rename button should appear but it did not that was when I noticed the extras in the bottom left of the screen and that both listers were Source
Preferences / Miscellaneous / Advanced [Troubleshooting]: mixed_dpi_mitigations False
Preferences / Display / Transition Animations All On
Jon asked When you say both windows are source, does that state continue if you click on the status bar? No they go back to Source and Destination

Could you explain that part in more detail? A rename button appears somewhere when you have files selected? Or is the button always there but changes from disabled to enabled?

Do you have any toolbars turning on and off when you change which side is source, or anything like that? Anything that moves parts of the window around when you change sides.

The button is hidden if no files are selected
The first line of the button is

Do you have any toolbars turning on and off when you change which side is source, or anything like that? Anything that moves parts of the window around when you change sides.


This only started with 12.17b4, What I was doing today has not changed since before 12.17b4
The time before when it happened I was copying from Right to Left with copy button

Copy AS

It may have happened before I highlighted the Folder name in the Left lister as I only noticed something wrong when I highlighted the filename in the Right lister and my Rename button did not appear in the Toolbar

Had already renamed about 10 files the button I may have used just before was either

Copy Move TO /DestPath1
Go "G:\TV Series 2019\TV Series 2019 OnGoing" openinleft
Select FIRST


Copy Move TO /DestPath1

But neither have been changed since along time before 12.17b4

We've made a change for 12.18.1 which restores the transition animation code to almost the same as before 12.17.4, and changes the way we detect mixed DPI. (We'll detect it on a display change, then cache the result, instead of testing for it each time we need to know if it's on or off. Those tests were the only thing added to the animation code in 12.17.4.)

12.18.1 was released today. Please test with that, without any config changes, for a while to see if the problem still happens.

If the problem comes back with 12.18.1, then please try turning off transition animations again to see if it still happens. (Maybe it isn't really related to them after all.)

Additionally, in 12.18.1 we have added a little utility which we'd like you to use to find out some information about the weird "location bar bits" in the bottom corner of the screen. Next time you see these, please click in the file display and press > to display the command field, and enter the following command:

Then press return.


This will display a little window with a crosshairs icon. You can grab that icon and drag it over windows to find out information about them.


Please drag the crosshairs over those mysterious location bars in the bottom-left corner of the screen. When the mouse is over the bars, release the left button (to stop the Window Info from updating any more), and then use the Copy button to copy the details to the clipboard and paste it in here.

Please do this for each of the different bars that appear (e.g. there were four in your last screenshot) in case the information is different.

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@onedot3 Did you have a chance to try the Window Info utility?

Not yet as it has not happened since 12.18.1