Putting advice in 'format cannot be determined' dialog.

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marsh
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Putting advice in 'format cannot be determined' dialog.

Post by marsh » Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:44 pm

This dialog remains a top forum question. Some kind of short hint on the dialog itself might help serve as a guide:

Current:
Warning: Format of the file <some.file> could not be determined.

Proposed:
Info: Format of the file <some.file> could not be determined.
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For display of less common images, the following option is available:
Options>General>[x]Display all image file types

Other related options:
Options>General>Keyboard/Mouse>Open action (browser)

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Re: Putting advice in 'format cannot be determined' dialog.

Post by Clo » Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:24 pm

:arrow: marsh

:) Hello B. !

• I support, and I would like also a line like :
« Please, try to add this file-type in the Options >> File List (active direct link)… »
- What do you think ?
• Indeed, the indications Include - Exclude must finally be added close to the related fields as captions,
strings requested for ages and still missing :|

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Re: Putting advice in 'format cannot be determined' dialog.

Post by marsh » Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:07 pm

I agree with all those points. This dialog confronts new users most, so it would be an ideal place to experiment with short explanations (or direct option links).

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Re: Putting advice in 'format cannot be determined' dialog.

Post by ouistiti » Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:02 pm

:arrow: marsh
:arrow: Clo

I support +++

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Re: Putting advice in 'format cannot be determined' dialog.

Post by marsh » Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:54 am

:)
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Re: Putting advice in 'format cannot be determined' dialog.

Post by JohnFredC » Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:06 pm

I think the dialog should be much more informative than that!
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  • XnView was unable to open the following file:

    [path]\[filename.ext]

    Either this is not an image file, or XnView is not configured to view it.

    Enabling one of the following options may help XnView identify this file and display it properly.

    (o) Display all image file types
    ( ) Display this file type: [ext]


    [Retry] [Cancel]
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Re: Putting advice in 'format cannot be determined' dialog.

Post by helmut » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:51 pm

Would be good if the information "For display of less common format, the following option is available:" was only shown when the option is not active, yet.

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