[REQ:] Option to ignore inserted removable media on start up

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[REQ:] Option to ignore inserted removable media on start up

Post by Lesmo16 » Tue May 17, 2005 10:42 am

I think it's a bit annoying and time consumpting, that xnView reads the content of any inserted CD/DVD at start up.

Therefor I like to suggest an additional CheckBox in Options -> General -> Startup.
The caption could be: "Ignore removable media on startup"
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Re: [REQ:] Option to ignore inserted removable media on star

Post by xnview » Tue May 17, 2005 7:13 pm

Lesmo16 wrote:I think it's a bit annoying and time consumpting, that xnView reads the content of any inserted CD/DVD at start up.

Therefor I like to suggest an additional CheckBox in Options -> General -> Startup.
The caption could be: "Ignore removable media on startup"
Perhaps i must (like explorer) ignore removable media and network drive????
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Re: [REQ:] Option to ignore inserted removable media on star

Post by helmut » Tue May 17, 2005 7:54 pm

xnview wrote:
Lesmo16 wrote:I think it's a bit annoying and time consumpting, that xnView reads the content of any inserted CD/DVD at start up.

Therefor I like to suggest an additional CheckBox in Options -> General -> Startup.
The caption could be: "Ignore removable media on startup"
Perhaps i must (like explorer) ignore removable media and network drive????
Think ignoring those drives at startup is o.k., unless the startup dir points to a removeable medium or a network drive. During usage of XnView, those drives must be available.

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Re: [REQ:] Option to ignore inserted removable media on star

Post by xnview » Thu May 19, 2005 7:42 pm

Lesmo16 wrote:I think it's a bit annoying and time consumpting, that xnView reads the content of any inserted CD/DVD at start up.

Therefor I like to suggest an additional CheckBox in Options -> General -> Startup.
The caption could be: "Ignore removable media on startup"
After verifying, i have no checking of my removable or netword drive...
Someone has the same problem as Lesmo16?
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Post by Lesmo16 » Mon May 23, 2005 4:00 pm

Any information about the following option is appreciated! :wink:

Options -> Browser -> File List:
File List: "Scan headers in folders: Exclude Floppy/CD/DVD"

I want to avoid, that the drive with an inserted removable media starts to seek (to rotate) at start-up.
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Post by Olive » Mon May 23, 2005 6:52 pm

Lesmo16 wrote:Options -> Browser -> File List:
File List: "Scan headers in folders: Exclude Floppy/CD/DVD"
Perhaps that should be the default setting. Some months ago I read in an other software's forum that scanning headers for a dvd (up to 10000+ pics) is very time and power consuming.

Here is the quote:
First, congratulations for 7, it has almost become a decent picture prog after the mess in 6. Still, there is a a "feature" left that makes it impossible for me to use it and I wonder how anyone can. It is that header scanning when you browse a folder. Well, a usual picture folder contains a few hundred to a few thousand pics. Imagine how long it will take to scan a folder on a dvd of 10000 pics? Yea, about 2 minutes in which the CPU goes to 100%, stopping other programs to respond, heating it from 40°C to 61°C and making the fan going 3500 rpm. I cannot understand this feature, who could need it? If someone needed something like that, he could use the database feature, but the scanning even takes place on removable drives and folders that are not allowed to be in the database, like temporary download folders in which easily 50000 or more pics are.

But the worst thing is, it doesn't scan the headers one time, but each time you do something like watch a single pic in full screen and return to the browser. So I watch one pic, wait 5 min for scan to end, watch another, wait another 5 minutes... What is this for? Why could it just scan new or changed files? The same if you change the folder and return, again, wait 5 minutes.
I don't know whether the same thing happens with XnView because I've never burnt such DVD though.

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Post by Lesmo16 » Mon May 23, 2005 7:17 pm

@Olive:
Thank you very much for your detailed information - very interesting!
Olive wrote:Perhaps that should be the default setting.
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Post by Lesmo16 » Wed Jun 15, 2005 6:08 pm

Olive wrote:
Lesmo16 wrote:Options -> Browser -> File List:
File List: "Scan headers in folders: Exclude Floppy/CD/DVD"
Perhaps that should be the default setting.
I also think this should be default.

So this is still unsolved in RC7.
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Post by ckit » Thu Jun 16, 2005 7:22 am

I support this as well :)

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