No version info in window title

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No version info in window title

Post by helmut » Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:50 am

Currently one can see the version info in the window title of XnView.

I suggest to remove the version info for the following reasons:
- When minimized to the taskbar there is little space and the title is truncated. Here, it's more important to see the file currently opened than the version number
- Version number in title bar is non-standard

If really needed, the version number can be seen in menu "? > Info".

Please note that I ask for removing the version number in the final version, only. For test version (alpha, beta, and release candidates) displaying the version number in the window title is very important and a must.

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Post by XnTriq » Sun Mar 11, 2007 6:30 am

libtest ([url=http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?t=11866]Some suggestions[/url]) wrote:1. Remove the version from the title bar. It doesn't belong there and is unnecessary. Also, when in viewer mode, it occupies precious space on the taskbar that would otherwise be used for the file name (screenshot). I checked and not a single app of more than 50 we use on our network shows the version number in the title bar.

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All happy !

Post by Clo » Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:58 am

:arrow: XnTriq

:) Hello !
… I checked and not a single app of more than 50 we use on our network shows the version number in the title bar.
• So, they don't use Total Commander, since it shows the version number and even the user's name
(the one stated in the licence) or <Unregistered> instead !

- A pretty bone of contention too :P

• I ought admit that this doesn't bore me a lot, I've several versions of the TC and of XnView installed,
so it's rather useful for me.

• To make everybody happy, what about extra INI entries like :

A.
TitleBarShows = Flag


Image0 : Only the name of the programme
Image1 : The name of the programme + version
Image2 : The short name+path of the current file
Image3 : The full name+path of the current file
Image4 : Custom caption

• Possible allowed sums would be :
1+2
1+3
1+4
--------------------------------
B.
TitleBarCaption = Text

- Limited up to n…characters.
:?:

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Post by helmut » Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:18 pm

XnTriq wrote:
libtest ([url=http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?t=11866]Some suggestions[/url]) wrote:1. Remove the version from the title bar. It doesn't belong there and is unnecessary. Also, when in viewer mode, it occupies precious space on the taskbar that would otherwise be used for the file name (screenshot). I checked and not a single app of more than 50 we use on our network shows the version number in the title bar.
Good that you have found this link, XnTriq. I fully agree with what libtest has written.

@Clo: I don't think that a setting is needed. A setting might be helpful for few power users / testers who have many versions installed, but 99.9% of the users won't need this setting.

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Post by ouistiti » Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:58 pm

I guess that INI entries would be useful, not only for some users,
but also for Pierre when he releases ß-versions,
just a flag to change instead of modify the codes each time.

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Post by helmut » Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:28 pm

ouistiti wrote:I guess that INI entries would be useful, not only for some users,
but also for Pierre when he releases ß-versions,
just a flag to change instead of modify the codes each time.
I think it's important that test versions of XnView are hard-branded, that means that the version branding cannot be removed. When using .ini files it could be changed too easily, not just by the XnView author.

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Post by Dreamer » Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:16 am

I agree with Helmut.
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Post by xnview » Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:39 pm

helmut wrote:
XnTriq wrote:
libtest ([url=http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?t=11866]Some suggestions[/url]) wrote:1. Remove the version from the title bar. It doesn't belong there and is unnecessary. Also, when in viewer mode, it occupies precious space on the taskbar that would otherwise be used for the file name (screenshot). I checked and not a single app of more than 50 we use on our network shows the version number in the title bar.
Good that you have found this link, XnTriq. I fully agree with what libtest has written.
It's an error, version number should not be here!
Pierre.

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Post by harrisc » Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:55 am

When I installed v 1.90.2 the title bar shows 1.90.1!

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Post by helmut » Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:24 pm

harrisc wrote:When I installed v 1.90.2 the title bar shows 1.90.1!Chris
I think the version info is correct, it's more likely that you have a wrong package or the wrong version is included in the package. Which package did you download and where did you download it?

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Post by harrisc » Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:11 pm

I downloaded the English program on 9 Fbeurary via the Xnview site. I did this on 2 separate computers. I can not remember where was request was directed.

I have now downlaoded the real 1.90.2! All OK

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Post by helmut » Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:46 pm

harrisc wrote:I have now downlaoded the real 1.90.2! All OK
Good to read. :-)

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Post by helmut » Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:01 pm

In XnView 1.93 final, the version number in the window title is back. :-| :bug:

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Post by ckit » Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:08 am

I think Clo's original idea should be considered to fix this for future versions.
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Post by helmut » Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:22 pm

ckit wrote:I think Clo's original idea should be considered to fix this for future versions.
No, see reasons above. But Pierre should check and improve his release process to avoid such problems.

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