Area outside a selection darkened

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Area outside a selection darkened

Postby cday » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:47 pm

In XnView MP the area outside a selection is darkened, unlike in XnView Classic:

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The desirability of darkening the area outside a selection has been long discussed, but wasn't an option introduced within the last few years to make the action similar to that in XnView Classic? I'd love to find one...

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Re: Area outside a selection darkened

Postby xnview » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:44 am

you need to add hidden setting highlightSelection=false in [Viewer] section
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Re: Area outside a selection darkened

Postby cday » Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:35 pm

xnview wrote:you need to add hidden setting highlightSelection=false in [Viewer] section

Thanks, it works! :D

Could that option possibly be added to Settings > View -- View tab please, would also provide compatibility with XnView Classic...

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Re: Area outside a selection darkened

Postby cday » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:51 am

Could you please tell me if there is another hidden option to hide the 3x3 grid within the 'MP selection rectangle?

Personally, I've always been very happy with the simple selection rectangle in XnView Classic... :D

And it would be great - when you have time - if both darkening the area outside a selection and the grid within a selection could be added as options in the Settings > View -- View tab :D :D

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Re: Area outside a selection darkened

Postby xnview » Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:13 pm

This problem is supposed to be fixed in XnView MP 0.87. Please check and confirm the bug fix here.
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Re: Area outside a selection darkened

Postby cday » Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:25 pm

xnview wrote:This problem is supposed to be fixed in XnView MP 0.87. Please check and confirm the bug fix here.

This doesn't seem to work, selection highlighted irrespective of the View setting, no setting in the ini even when program closed... ??

[Edit: I see that the View tab - Auto play [video] setting is not present in 0.87 beta1...]

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Re: Area outside a selection darkened

Postby xnview » Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:33 pm

cday wrote:
xnview wrote:This problem is supposed to be fixed in XnView MP 0.87. Please check and confirm the bug fix here.

This doesn't seem to work, selection highlighted irrespective of the View setting, no setting in the ini even when program closed... ??

Do you close and re-open the view?
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Re: Area outside a selection darkened

Postby cday » Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:41 pm

cday wrote:
xnview wrote:This problem is supposed to be fixed in XnView MP 0.87. Please check and confirm the bug fix here.
This doesn't seem to work, selection highlighted irrespective of the View setting, no setting in the ini even when program closed... ??

Do you close and re-open the view?

O.K. takes effect only after closing and then reopening the displayed image (?) :D

Expected behaviour not anticipated... :wink:

But the setting is lost when XnView MP is closed, setting not written to the ini file?? :(

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Re: Area outside a selection darkened

Postby xnview » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:41 pm

cday wrote:But the setting is lost when XnView MP is closed, setting not written to the ini file?? :(

right will be fixed in beta 2
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Re: Area outside a selection darkened

Postby cday » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:35 pm

xnview wrote:
cday wrote:But the setting is lost when XnView MP is closed, setting not written to the ini file?? :(

right will be fixed in beta 2

Fixed in 0.87 beta 2, thanks :D


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