A short explanation on each XnView Options !

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oops66
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A short explanation on each XnView Options !

Post by oops66 » Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:58 pm

Hello,
Step by step XnView has more and more possibles customizations (Users Options), this is great but for a neophyte user (and even an expert), this can be sometimes confusing.
Then it would be very interesting and especially useful to have an explanation on each XnView options (into the Options menu panel, maybe by pressing the F1 key ? - or tooltips ? ).
Or maybe, it would be easier to only have a short explanation page for each Options per "options Tabs" in a first time ?
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Post by helmut » Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:50 pm

Yes, I second that. XnView's options are quite mighty but often the short sentences leave the user in the dark what the option does.

A longer while back Xyzzy has created a FAQ Options' descriptions for 1.82. That FAQ should be updated and then the contents should be integrated into XnView. A tooltip help for immediate assistence would be good (normally I don't like tooltips because they often show up when you don't want them, but here they would be helpful).

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Post by oops66 » Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:28 am

Thanks for this helpful and interesting link Helmut (even if it is about the v1.82)!
...XnView's options are quite mighty but often the short sentences leave the user in the dark what the option does...
I agree.
...normally I don't like tooltips because they often show up when you don't want them, but here they would be helpful...
Me too.
...That FAQ should be updated and then the contents should be integrated into XnView. A tooltip help for immediate assistence would be good...
I agree too.
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Post by DreXor » Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:00 pm

2 cents on this topic :

perhaps have the hover context description on each option?

and not harping on the help file but alot of the reference pages in it have empty tables with headers for wha you're looking for with no description information (rather have the mighty software than the mighty helpfile :mrgreen: )

example search for "subfolder" in the help file, returns 1 result, a long table with only 1 descriptor in it.

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