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Option to set the preview-height…

Post by Clo » Sun Aug 14, 2005 11:57 am

:) Hello All !

- Using the default browser-layout (4), there is sometimes a minor problem to display text files as preview :
- The minimal preview-height is fixed in the program, and some text files can have an empty top -for several lines- hence nothing is visible first.

- While testing to check TXT files in the browser, I found even that sometimes the preview area can have a null height when a folder contains TXT files only (or else types, but not any image), when it's open the first time.
- This has been pointed out in that thread by a user who complained that the TXT no longer worked in preview.
• So, I guess that an option :
Browser >> Preview >> Minimal height of the preview area [ nn… ] pixels
should be useful.

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Post by helmut » Sun Aug 14, 2005 4:46 pm

Once the preview bug is fixed, will you still need a new option?

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Nothing more is urgent---

Post by Clo » Sun Aug 14, 2005 5:54 pm

¤ Hi !
- Not specially soon… :P
- It should be nice to get this one in the very next version, though.
- And there is already a pretty bunch of proposals pending (others' and mine) …
• They risk to be plagiarized if not applied ! ;)

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Re: Option to set the preview-height…

Post by xnview » Fri Aug 19, 2005 4:21 pm

Clo wrote:- Using the default browser-layout (4), there is sometimes a minor problem to display text files as preview :
- The minimal preview-height is fixed in the program, and some text files can have an empty top -for several lines- hence nothing is visible first.

- While testing to check TXT files in the browser, I found even that sometimes the preview area can have a null height when a folder contains TXT files only (or else types, but not any image), when it's open the first time.
- This has been pointed out in that thread by a user who complained that the TXT no longer worked in preview.
Sorry i don't understand the problem.
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Please, read again…

Post by Clo » Fri Aug 19, 2005 4:40 pm

:) Hi Pierre !

1. Just like I described in my previous message above : randomly, sometimes the minimal height of the preview is missing (H=0), we have just the active stripe to enlarge it. Like I said, this occurs especially when a folder doesn't contain any image, but only text-files or so.

2. Even when the minimal (hard-coded ?) height exists in the same case, sometimes the tops of the text-files display nothing, because some texts have several empty lines at their tops. It should be "comfortable" to get an option in order to force a minimal height of the preview; that should allow to see the first rows of the text, even when the top is pretty empty for several lines… and that users can think there is a problem with these files.
- Win 98 SE

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Re: Please, read again…

Post by xnview » Fri Aug 19, 2005 4:47 pm

Clo wrote:1. Just like I described in my previous message above : randomly, sometimes the minimal height of the preview is missing (H=0), we have just the active stripe to enlarge it. Like I said, this occurs especially when a folder doesn't contain any image, but only text-files or so.
Strange, i have not this problem.
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INI variable ?

Post by Clo » Wed Aug 24, 2005 12:36 am

:) Hello !

- This is a random issue, but really annoying…
- Since it could occur rarely, what about a simple INI variable entry with the actual "Preview" ones ? Something like :

PreviewHeight=…
PreviewMinimalHeight=nn
where nn is the minimal wanted height in pixels.
This entry might take precedence if the actual "PreviewHeight=…" is smaller, indeed…
- So, no need to add an option in the program-interface, the users will add this in the INI "by hand" when needed only…

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Post by helmut » Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:35 am

Clo, thank you for your idea. At the moment you are still discussing a workaround for a bug. Let's focus on finding the bug, not on possible workarounds.

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