REQ: Thumbnail Label: Custom on/off

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REQ: Thumbnail Label: Custom on/off

Post by helmut » Wed Jun 08, 2005 8:20 pm

It might be useful if the user can quickly switch from their custom label back to the default label. With a checkbox "[x] Show following info in Thumbnail label" this could be solved easily.

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Not sure whether this is really needed by users.

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Re: REQ: Thumbnail Label: Custom on/off

Post by Lesmo16 » Wed Jun 08, 2005 9:31 pm

helmut wrote:It might be useful if the user can quickly switch from their custom label back to the default label. With a checkbox "[x] Show following info in Thumbnail label" this could be solved easily.
Veeeery good idea! :D

But I want to top it ... :P
I don't like the suggested CheckBox, because I don't know where to place it for quick access.

Instead I like to suggest another entry in the "View" -> "View as" menu.
IMO it should be the 2nd entry, named "Thumbnails & User Labels".
So the user can store his personal set of thumbnail labels and can activate it with menu, with F9 or with mouse.

Should be as easy to integrate in xnView - perhaps easier.

So what do you think? :wink:
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Re: REQ: Thumbnail Label: Custom on/off

Post by xnview » Thu Jun 09, 2005 7:20 am

Lesmo16 wrote:
helmut wrote:It might be useful if the user can quickly switch from their custom label back to the default label. With a checkbox "[x] Show following info in Thumbnail label" this could be solved easily.
Veeeery good idea! :D

But I want to top it ... :P
I don't like the suggested CheckBox, because I don't know where to place it for quick access.

Instead I like to suggest another entry in the "View" -> "View as" menu.
IMO it should be the 2nd entry, named "Thumbnails & User Labels".
So the user can store his personal set of thumbnail labels and can activate it with menu, with F9 or with mouse.

Should be as easy to integrate in xnView - perhaps easier.

So what do you think? :wink:
Hum, don't know what is better. But check box is the simpliest way...
What do you think?
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Post by Lesmo16 » Thu Jun 09, 2005 4:45 pm

The entry "Thumbnails & User Labels" in "View as" menu is absolutely consitent. No new control is needed.
The activation is completely embedded in the actual existing structure.
Selection is made (with mouse) from menu, or by toggling through the list with F9.
Everybody knows intuitive where to find and activate it.
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Post by helmut » Thu Jun 09, 2005 7:04 pm

Lesmo16 wrote:The entry "Thumbnails & User Labels" in "View as" menu is absolutely consitent. No new control is needed.
The activation is completely embedded in the actual existing structure.
Selection is made (with mouse) from menu, or by toggling through the list with F9.
Everybody knows intuitive where to find and activate it.
As written above, I'm not sure how often toggling Custom labels on/off is really needed. If you add it as a new View (in menu 'View as') all users will stumble over it regardless of whether they will actually need it or not. And toggling between modes pressing F9 several times will become even harder. Last not least naming this special thumbnail view would be challenging (Thumbnails, Thumbnails & Details, Thumbnails & Custom Labels?)

I'd prefer to keep this setting separate in the options.

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Post by Lesmo16 » Thu Jun 09, 2005 7:13 pm

helmut wrote:If you add it as a new View (in menu 'View as') all users will stumble over it regardless of whether they will actually need it or not. And toggling between modes pressing F9 several times will become even harder.
Hm, with F9 that's true for sure.
But there are the 2 other ways: Menu entry in main menu and ListBox in small icons group.
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Post by Dreamer » Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:38 pm

Lesmo,

In 1.81 with the custom views* maybe :wink:

* - more here

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