Add option to choose sort style in display mode...

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Add option to choose sort style in display mode...

Post by TsunamiZ » Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:44 pm

Please add option to choose file sort style in display mode [so users don't have to bring up the file browser to get that option]. Thanks.

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Re: Add option to choose sort style in display mode...

Post by xnview » Mon Jan 23, 2006 7:51 pm

TsunamiZ wrote:Please add option to choose file sort style in display mode [so users don't have to bring up the file browser to get that option]. Thanks.
If i have an option for view mode and browser mode it's too complicated for basic users...
Pierre.

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Re: Add option to choose sort style in display mode...

Post by TsunamiZ » Mon Jan 23, 2006 7:57 pm

I think it's necessary to have sort options in both modes, because users need to have quick access to choose what order they want to browse through images [by name, date, type, etc.]. Too much of a hassle to change between modes just to get that option. :?

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Re: Add option to choose sort style in display mode...

Post by xnview » Mon Jan 23, 2006 7:58 pm

TsunamiZ wrote:I think it's necessary to have sort options in both modes, because users need to have quick access to choose what order they want to browse through images [by name, date, type, etc.]. Too much of a hassle to change between modes just to get that options. :?
In an old version, i add sorting option for view and browser, but i remove it as requested by users...
Pierre.

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Re: Add option to choose sort style in display mode...

Post by TsunamiZ » Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:01 pm

Well, I think I gave you a good reason to add it back. Since that option affects the behavior of both modes, it should be in both modes.

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Re: Add option to choose sort style in display mode...

Post by TsunamiZ » Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:02 pm

Would be handy to have sort options in the image right click menu, too.

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Post by Xyzzy » Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:22 pm

I think this option is not quite useful.
Is there any scenario when it is useful (except 'user changed his mind for no special reason')?

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Post by TsunamiZ » Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:47 pm

Xyzzy wrote:I think this option is not quite useful.
Is there any scenario when it is useful (except 'user changed his mind for no special reason')?

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When you deal with heavy image management and sorting, it is very useful. When there is a lot of files, it's often necessary to sort by name, type, time, etc.

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Re: Add option to choose sort style in display mode...

Post by helmut » Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:52 pm

TsunamiZ wrote:Please add option to choose file sort style in display mode [so users don't have to bring up the file browser to get that option]. Thanks.
Are we talking of two sort orders (one for view mode and one for browser mode) or just one sort order for both modes and a way to access it in view mode?

As Pierre has pointed out, we had two different sort orders in the past, but this turned out to be very confusing. Havine one sort order and make it accessible from both view mode and browser mode sounds o.k. to me.

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Post by Xyzzy » Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:00 pm

TsunamiZ wrote:
Xyzzy wrote:I think this option is not quite useful.
Is there any scenario when it is useful (except 'user changed his mind for no special reason')?

X.
When you deal with heavy image management and sorting, it is very useful. When there is a lot of files, it's often necessary to sort by name, type, time, etc.
Yes, but I am curious what is specific need for such sort-on-the-fly.
When it is useful that you browse files in date order and for some reason you want to see next file in fe. filename order.


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Re: Add option to choose sort style in display mode...

Post by TsunamiZ » Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:01 pm

Havine one sort order and make it accessible from both view mode and browser mode sounds o.k. to me.
That's what I mean.

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Post by TsunamiZ » Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:02 pm

Xyzzy wrote:
TsunamiZ wrote:
Xyzzy wrote:I think this option is not quite useful.
Is there any scenario when it is useful (except 'user changed his mind for no special reason')?

X.
When you deal with heavy image management and sorting, it is very useful. When there is a lot of files, it's often necessary to sort by name, type, time, etc.
Yes, but I am curious what is specific need for such sort-on-the-fly.
When it is useful that you browse files in date order and for some reason you want to see next file in fe. filename order.


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Once again, it's necessary in certain heavy file management scenarios. When you have lots of dif files to sort through. Such as a photo collection or website creation, etc.

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Post by Clo » Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:25 pm

:) Hello All !

- I would wish that the sorting mode be accessible again from View.
- In example, I've often a bunch of new pics sorted by date in Total Commander where I Drag & Drop the first one onto the XnView icon in a tool-bar. Then, I can't see directly the second, because I land in XnView with another sorting mode, so I'm bound to close it, and to remake the operation for the second pic…
- Changing continually the sorting mode in the browser only is a pain in the neck.

:mrgreen: Kind regards,
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Post by Xyzzy » Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:39 pm

OK, some topics.

Shall View sorting order be persistent in one run?
And between sessions?
Only current file sequence is resorted (fe. selected files in Browser)?
Is sorting order changed also in browser after change in View?
Should the sorting options be identical as in Browser? If No, what options should be avaliable?
Should these options be cascaded? If yes, what should be the name of the menu item?

And so on...

It would be so nice if user requests were complete :|

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Post by ouistiti » Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:40 pm

Xyzzy a écrit:
I think this option is not quite useful.
Is there any scenario when it is useful (except 'user changed his mind for no special reason')?
For you probably, but please don't punish people who needs this feature ! You are not the only who works with xnView !

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