Auto contrast vs. Quick-copy shortcut

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shkin
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Post by shkin » Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:34 pm

Dreamer wrote:
shkin wrote:That is why the shortcuts should be configurable. :)

In fact, I don't mind so much that the shortcut will change as long as it is still there. But still, I definitely do not want to use an additional app for shortcuts and don't understand the logic of changing one feature in favor of another one. Maybe it's just me, but inconsistency really bugs me.
This was a mistake / bug, every software has bugs.
What was a mistake? Auto contrast and auto levels existed before new copy/move were introduced. They had logical shortcuts.
Dreamer wrote:Believe me, it's MUCH worse in other programs - and I really don't know anyone who cares about the users as much as Pierre (author) - check the number of posts from him (9901!!) - and that's just the forum posts!
It's a bad argument about other programs and their developers. Of course there are lots of horrible software. What's the point? Doesn't mean that XnView cannot be better than it is now. By no means I'm saying that Pierre is not supporting his program well or doing something wrong. However, I believe that making the program consistent and its interface streamlined is one of the most important tasks. As of now it is probably one of the weakest points of XnView. We all know too well how many programs failed just because more and more features were added but the logic and simplicity were lost.

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Post by Dreamer » Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:58 pm

shkin wrote:
Dreamer wrote:
shkin wrote:That is why the shortcuts should be configurable. :)

In fact, I don't mind so much that the shortcut will change as long as it is still there. But still, I definitely do not want to use an additional app for shortcuts and don't understand the logic of changing one feature in favor of another one. Maybe it's just me, but inconsistency really bugs me.
This was a mistake / bug, every software has bugs.
What was a mistake? Auto contrast and auto levels existed before new copy/move were introduced. They had logical shortcuts.
Author didn't know about the existing "auto" shortcuts, me either, I have checked the Help, but those I have suggested seem to be free.
shkin wrote:
Dreamer wrote:
shkin wrote:That is why the shortcuts should be configurable. :)

In fact, I don't mind so much that the shortcut will change as long as it is still there. But still, I definitely do not want to use an additional app for shortcuts and don't understand the logic of changing one feature in favor of another one. Maybe it's just me, but inconsistency really bugs me.
This was a mistake / bug, every software has bugs.
What was a mistake? Auto contrast and auto levels existed before new copy/move were introduced. They had logical shortcuts.
Dreamer wrote:Believe me, it's MUCH worse in other programs - and I really don't know anyone who cares about the users as much as Pierre (author) - check the number of posts from him (9901!!) - and that's just the forum posts!
It's a bad argument about other programs and their developers. Of course there are lots of horrible software. What's the point? Doesn't mean that XnView cannot be better than it is now. By no means I'm saying that Pierre is not supporting his program well or doing something wrong. However, I believe that making the program consistent and its interface streamlined is one of the most important tasks. As of now it is probably one of the weakest points of XnView. We all know too well how many programs failed just because more and more features were added but the logic and simplicity were lost.
Yes, I said it's much worse in other programs (BTW I didn't mean a bad software, I meant a very good software!), but it doesn't mean it's really so bad in xnview. It has too many features - and there are not enough free meaningful keyboard shortcuts, so each feature cannot have its own shortcut.

We are too OT now, so if you'd like to continue, please start a new topic.
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Post by shkin » Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:13 pm

Dreamer wrote:
shkin wrote:
Dreamer wrote: This was a mistake / bug, every software has bugs.
What was a mistake? Auto contrast and auto levels existed before new copy/move were introduced. They had logical shortcuts.
Author didn't know about the existing "auto" shortcuts, me either, I have checked the Help, but those I have suggested seem to be free.
That is exactly my point: even the author doesn't know the functionality of the program, although these shortcuts are indicated right in the program itself under Image|Map. It just cries for restructuring and streamlining. Anyway, you are right about one thing: we are getting OT. Everything else seems helpless, so I quit writing here.

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