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ShellExtension suggestions

Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 4:43 pm
by Henry_Jones

I cannot say thanks often enough for the first x64 ShellExtension, I was missing this since I installed Vista x64 on my machine.

Anyway, a have some ideas for this addon:

- free selectable preview size, or at least some square ones, 250x250 being my favorite one
- option to copy the current picture to the clipboard (the image data not the path as with the normal copy
- make convert and "set as background" (which is available for the most used formats anyway from the system) options in the submenu or configurable at all
- move all options to a tool window that opens at request or (even better) make the options available from within XnView (cause I guess with some more ideas, the options in the submenu will quickly stack up)
- rename the "no preview for EPS/PDF" to "preview..." cause such options are always confusing

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:03 pm
by Nighted
I agree. Let's keep the context menu as clean as possible. Let the end user decide what they want there.

Personally, I would only need the preview, because once I had everything set the way I wanted, there would be no reason to access the settings again any time soon.

Also, I agree with with letting the user choose the preview dimensions.

And, how about allowing the user to click on the preview and have the image actually open in a viewer (again, set in the options which can be tucked neatly away.)

I think what myself and the original poster want is almost perfectly implemented in this program, FirmTools ShellExtension.

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:36 am
by Nighted
Hmm...Ok, I've tried the new 1.7.0. I guess none of these suggestions got accepted.


Thanks anyway for all your work.

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:18 am
by Henry_Jones
Seems the ShellExtension is a byproduct, even a very good one. So the ideas may take a while to be integrated...

The firmtools Addon ist not available in x64 version, AFAIK XnView is the only x64 Context preview at the moment.

For the "configurable" preview size, I "hacked" some of my liking into the dll ;), works great.