MP 0.20 Win: INI changes not saved when dialog dismissed

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MP 0.20 Win: INI changes not saved when dialog dismissed

Postby JohnFredC » Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:45 pm

MP should save any changes made to Settings when the dialog closes.

If MP crashes after a setting is changed, the setting is not remembered.

This issue also applies to layout changes.
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Re: MP 0.02 Win: INI changes not saved when dialog dismissed

Postby oops66 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:59 pm

JohnFredC wrote:MP should save any changes made to Settings when the dialog closes.
If MP crashes after a setting is changed, the setting is not remembered.
This issue also applies to layout changes.

Yes but this is also the case for the XnView 1.9X standard version (same behavior)
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Re: MP 0.02 Win: INI changes not saved when dialog dismissed

Postby JohnFredC » Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:52 pm

MP is the new thing. Behavior should be changed in MP.

Please. 8)
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Re: MP 0.02 Win: INI changes not saved when dialog dismissed

Postby Dreamer » Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:18 pm

I think this is normal, it's annoying, I agree, but when I change several options I always restart XnView - but this is not enough, I lost the preview and it's impossible to re-enable it completely, now I can see only preview or only file info (properties/EXIF...). :(
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Re: MP 0.02 Win: INI changes not saved when dialog dismissed

Postby oops66 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:22 am

JohnFredC wrote:MP is the new thing. Behavior should be changed in MP.
Please. 8)

Yes I agree too (need to be changed for both MP and v1.9X)
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Re: MP 0.20 Win: INI changes not saved when dialog dismissed

Postby XnTriq » Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:15 am

A program that's as customizable as XnView should have Apply buttons on every “page” of the options dialog, IMO.

  1. The buttons should be grayed-out when you enter the dialog and become active when you make changes.
  2. Clicking an Apply button should write the settings of the current “page” to xnview.ini.
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Re: MP 0.20 Win: INI changes not saved when dialog dismissed

Postby oops66 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:51 am

XnTriq wrote:A program that's as customizable as XnView should have Apply buttons on every “page” of the options dialog, IMO.
  1. The buttons should be grayed-out when you enter the dialog and become active when you make changes.
  2. Clicking an Apply button should write the settings of the current “page” to xnview.ini.

Very good idea, I support +1 (so into the tool bar I guess ?)
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Re: MP 0.20 Win: INI changes not saved when dialog dismissed

Postby JohnFredC » Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:23 am

Very good idea, I support +1 (so into the tool bar I guess ?)

Well, I think in the dialog, but for layout changes etc also, if they are not automatically saved, then a toolbar button "Save config" would be useful for peace of mind.
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Re: MP 0.20 Win: INI changes not saved when dialog dismissed

Postby XnTriq » Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:15 pm

PSPad and TotalEdit are good examples.
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Re: MP 0.20 Win: INI changes not saved when dialog dismissed

Postby helmut » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:30 am

Saving changes right after closing "Settings" dialog is a good idea - but still not implemented.

Note:
Perhaps the settings could be split into "xnview.ini" and something like "xnsession.ini". "xnsession.ini" would contain all session related stuff like recent files, session, ....

:arrow: Moved to "Suggestions"
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