Second Browser/File List Window

Ideas for improvements and requests for new features in XnView Classic

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Do You want Second Browser Window ?

Yes
8
27%
Yes, but with ability to display folder tree too (next to preview)
15
50%
No
7
23%
 
Total votes: 30

Dreamer
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Post by Dreamer »

What you think about this, Pierre?

Could you add this feature (in the future, I know you're busy now) ?

Thanks.
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Post by ckit »

I support this, as long as it can be disabled or enabled.
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Post by ckv »

I don't know did some one already suggest this, but...

Why not just allow more than one browser tab? So this way you could just open two or more browser tabs and use window tiling. Also some kind of docking / lock for tiled browser windos would be creat.

Hopefully some one understand what I mean :)
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Post by Olivier_G »

I don't like the idea of adding another browser window in the normal layout, as it really becomes a over-the-top "File Manager" feature.
Using a File Manager (or even a second instance of XnView) and/or some use of "Copy/Move To Folder" is usually fine, no?
ckv wrote:Why not just allow more than one browser tab? So this way you could just open two or more browser tabs and use window tiling.
Also some kind of docking/lock for tiled browser windows would be great.
Hopefully some one understand what I mean :)
Yeah, I much more prefer this way of doing things... :)
See: it was understandable... although I had some trouble with the "docking/lock" feature

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Post by ckit »

Oliver_G,
You're right, I wouldn't give up using "xplorer2 pro" for dual pane support in XnView.
This is something that could be a "heated debate" topic for some.
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Post by ckv »

Olivier_G wrote:Yeah, I much more prefer this way of doing things... :)
See: it was understandable... although I had some trouble with the "docking/lock" feature

Olivier
Yeah and this probably would be easily done without much extra coding.

And about the docking/lock, this can be explain by example:
Open two images in XnView and tile them horizontally. Now if you resize XnView main window the tiled image windows don't change their size with the main window. So it could be great if you could dock them to the main window size and lock the windows size so you cant move / change their size.
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Post by Dreamer »

I want just another mode/layout with two file lists, two previews and file manager's hotkeys - Tab, F5 ,F6 and Insert/Space - other hotkeys works already in xnview (F2, F3, F4, F7, DEL, Shift+DEL...).

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+--------+---------+--------+---------+
|        |         |        |         |
| folder | preview | folder | preview |
|  tree  |         |  tree  |         |
|        |         |        |         |
+--------+---------+--------+---------+
|    image1.jpg    |    image5.jpg    |
|    image2.jpg    |    image6.jpg    |
|    image3.jpg    |    image7.jpg    |
|    image4.jpg    |    image8.jpg    |
+------------------+------------------+
This layout could have its own size/position.
I don't want any special file manager's features.

Main advantages:

- you could copy/move files easily as in file managers with F5/F6
- you could see preview of images you want copy/move (impossible in file managers)
- you could see details of several images in different folders at once
- no need to move and resize two instances of xnview and then move and resize back
- no need to switch between two instances of xnview (and other opened windows) with alt+tab

It would be the same as current "Tab" feature, just switching would be with Tab key and it would be in the same window.

Copy/Move F5/F6 features would be the same as current "Copy to/Move to" features, just target directory would be always directory in other file list on the other side.
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Post by Guest »

Dreamer wrote:
JohnFredC wrote:
Main disadvantage of file managers like Total Commander is that you can't see preview image
This is patently not true...

...Other side-by-side file managers that do show thumbnails include SpeedCommander, DOpus, Servant Salamander, Frigate, FreeCommander, and many others.
But I did't meant "thumbnails", I meant preview image

I'm using Servant Salamander - I can see preview image there, but only after pressing F3, then Escape and so on...

I need to see preview image always, while I copy/move... images, like this

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+---------------------------------------+ 
|                                       | 
|                preview                | 
|                                       | 
+-------------------+-------------------+ 
|  image1.jpg       |  image5.jpg       | 
|  image2.jpg       |  image6.jpg       | 
|  image3.jpg       |  image7.jpg       | 
|  image4.jpg       |  image8.jpg       | 
+-------------------+-------------------+
Any (freeware) program knows that :?:
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Post by Danny »

To throw in my 2 cents, this is how i would like to use it:

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+--------+------------------+
|        |    image5.jpg    |
| folder |    image6.jpg    |
|  tree  |    image7.jpg    |
|        |    image8.jpg    |
|        |------------------+
+--------+    image5.jpg    |
|  pre-  |    image6.jpg    |
|  view  |    image7.jpg    |
|        |    image8.jpg    |
+---------------------------+
One folder tree is enough for me.
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Post by Dreamer »

Danny wrote:To throw in my 2 cents, this is how i would like to use it:

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+--------+------------------+
|        |    image5.jpg    |
| folder |    image6.jpg    |
|  tree  |    image7.jpg    |
|        |    image8.jpg    |
|        |------------------+
+--------+    image5.jpg    |
|  pre-  |    image6.jpg    |
|  view  |    image7.jpg    |
|        |    image8.jpg    |
+---------------------------+
One folder tree is enough for me.
I don't need folder tree at all, but som users need it (more above) - therefore it should be able to disable it.

All I need is this - file manager system with one preview:

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+---------------------------------------+
|                                       |
|                preview                |
|                                       |
+-------------------+-------------------+
|  image1.jpg       |  image5.jpg       |
|  image2.jpg       |  image6.jpg       |
|  image3.jpg       |  image7.jpg       |
|  image4.jpg       |  image8.jpg       |
+-------------------+-------------------+
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Post by TsunamiZ »

Great idea. Support!

I made a similar request before...

Dual pane file browser [with visuals]...
http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.p ... sc&start=0
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What's Up...

Post by S-ed »

Still actual...

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+----------+----------+----------+----------+  +----------+----------+----------+----------+
|          |          |          |          |  |          |          |          |          | 
|  folder  |          |          |  folder  |  |          |  preview | preview  |          |
|   tree   |          |          |   tree   |  |          |          |          |          |
|          |          |          |          |  |  folder  |          |          |  folder  | 
+----------+  preview | preview  +----------+  |   tree   +----------+----------+   tree   |
|image1.jpg|          |          |image5.jpg|  |          |image1.jpg|image5.jpg|          |
|image2.jpg|          |          |image6.jpg|  |          |image2.jpg|image6.jpg|          |
|image3.jpg|          |          |image7.jpg|  |          |image3.jpg|image7.jpg|          |
|image4.jpg|          |          |image8.jpg|  |          |image4.jpg|image8.jpg|          |
+----------+----------+----------+----------+  +----------+----------+----------+----------+
+----------+----------+----------+----------+  +----------+----------+----------+----------+
|          |          |          |          |  |          |          |          |          |
|  folder  |          |          |  folder  |  |  folder  | preview  |  preview |  folder  |
|   tree   |          |          |   tree   |  |   tree   |          |          |   tree   | 
|          |image1.jpg|image5.jpg|          |  |          |          |          |          |
+----------+image2.jpg|image6.jpg+----------+  +----------+----------+----------+----------+
|          |image3.jpg|image7.jpg|          |  |     image1.jpg      |      image5.jpg     |
|  preview |image4.jpg|image8.jpg| preview  |  |     image2.jpg      |      image6.jpg     |
|          |          |          |          |  |     image3.jpg      |      image7.jpg     |
|          |          |          |          |  |     image4.jpg      |      image8.jpg     |
+----------+----------+----------+----------+  +---------------------+---------------------+
+----------+----------+----------+----------+ 
|          |image1.jpg|image5.jpg|          | 
|  folder  |image2.jpg|image6.jpg|  folder  | 
|   tree   |image3.jpg|image7.jpg|   tree   | 
|          |image4.jpg|image8.jpg|          | 
+----------+----------+----------+----------+ 
|                     |                     | 
|      preview        |       preview       | 
|                     |                     | 
|                     |                     | 
+---------------------+---------------------+
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Post by ghost zero »

btw: if you want to use a an IE based web browser that has split screen view option, use maxthon 2 :)
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Re: Second Browser/File List Window

Post by ghost zero »

i like this method the best, because it still emphasizes the file manager aspect. it allows efficient moving of files/folders between panes.

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+----------+----------+----------+----------+ 
|          |          |          |          | 
|  folder  |          |          |  folder  | 
|   tree   |          |          |   tree   | 
|          |image1.jpg|image5.jpg|          | 
+----------+image2.jpg|image6.jpg+----------+ 
|          |image3.jpg|image7.jpg|          | 
|  preview |image4.jpg|image8.jpg| preview  | 
|          |          |          |          | 
|          |          |          |          | 
+----------+----------+----------+----------+