XnView Shell Extension (Support & Development)

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XnView Shell Extension (Support & Development)

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XnView shell extension allows for viewing a thumbnail of the selected image in the context menu of MS Explorer.

XnView shell extension 2.0 in action:
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The XnView Shell extension can be downloaded on the XnView Download page.

Direct link is http://download.xnview.com/XnShellEx.exe
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V1.2 available
http://download.xnview.com/XnShellEx.exe
4 languages, thumbnail size
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if shell would support languages.. why don't you use Xnview one .. so no need to include or make a new lang file..
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XnShellEx.exe v. 1.2 Error at installation

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:) Hello Pierre !
¤ I just attempted to install this program. I got this error-message

* Does it work under Win 98SE ? I didn't see it doesn't work with this OS in the start-post…

:mrgreen: Kind regards,
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Re: XnShellEx.exe v. 1.2 Error at installation

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Clo wrote::) Hello Pierre !
¤ I just attempted to install this program. I got this error-message

* Does it work under Win 98SE ? I didn't see it doesn't work with this OS in the start-post…

:mrgreen: Kind regards,
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Hmm, thats strange I didn't have any problems installing XnView ShellEx v1.2.
However my XnView is installed in C:\Program Files\XnView not sure if it makes a difference or not.
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Re: XnShellEx.exe v. 1.2 Error at installation

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Clo wrote::) Hello Pierre !
¤ I just attempted to install this program. I got this error-message
* Does it work under Win 98SE ? I didn't see it doesn't work with this OS in the start-post…
Strange, someone else with the same problem on Win98SE?
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What DLL ?

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:) Hi again Pierre !
- The snag is that the error-message doesn't tell WHAT other needed file is missing or not found WHERE…
- I thought that under Win 98 SE, the System-dir is C:\windows\System, while it's C:\windows\System32 in NT-based OSs.
- Moreover, the variable for CSIDL_SYSTEM is not supported by Win 98:

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- On this pic - a part of a Registry variable-strings viewer result-window-, it's obvious that %SYSTEM% or so can't work; it could be possible to force Win to set it, but this needs a Shell32.dll version 5.0, while the newest supported by Win 98 SE is mine : v. 4.72.3612.1700, already newer than the original one (patch…)
•  Hence, whether the issue is located around this, the full paths could solve the problem…
:mrgreen: Kind regards, Claude
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A suggestion:

If it's not too hard and/or cumbersome to code, how about a way for a user to limit the thumbnail, such as no thumbnail preview for images over 2 megs in size?

This extension is almost perfect for a not so computer savvy friend running '98 with only 64megs of ram.
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supported formats

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What image formats are supported on the thumbnail view?
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dani wrote:What image formats are supported on the thumbnail view?
The most used, not all
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Shell extension dies horribly when corrupted/malformed JPEGs are right-clicked, which makes it a little annoying to delete them.
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aardvarko wrote:Shell extension dies horribly when corrupted/malformed JPEGs are right-clicked, which makes it a little annoying to delete them.
Could you send a sample, please?
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How about a submenu?

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I would prefer to view the thumbnail in a submenu. Is it possible to get this as an option?

My explorer context-menu is becoming a bit long :)
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If you right click on a Nikon D70 NEF raw file the shell extension locks the explorer for some seconds an then crashes (the explorer).

Is it as a workaround possible to exclude this file type?
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