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VuDu
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Sorting order

Post by VuDu »

Hello! once again thanks for this great free-software!
I use xnview to browse lots of pics and i use pics named like:
1_pic1.xxx
2_pic2.xxx
3_pic3.xxx
...
15_pic15.xxx
...
38_pic38.xxx
and i have this little problem using xnview:
the MS Windows Explorer sorts the images (correctly IMO) this way: 1...5...10...15...20... and so on, but xnview doesn't.
Instead it sorts like:
11,12,13...19,1,20,21,22...29,2,30,31,32...39,3,40,41... and so on.
this is really annoying because each time i open the pic nº1 instead of starting from the top of the list is stars after all the 1X, 1XX and 1XXX numbers. and turns whats a sorted list in something that we could call a big mess. :(

well, it would be great if you fixed it, because i searched for any option that could change the sort order and found nothing.

thanks ;)

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Intel Pentium 4 on Windows XP with sp1 with the latest XnView RC3 version :)
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Re: Sorting order

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|VooDoo| wrote:and i have this little problem using xnview:
the MS Windows Explorer sorts the images (correctly IMO) this way: 1...5...10...15...20... and so on, but xnview doesn't.
Instead it sorts like:
11,12,13...19,1,20,21,22...29,2,30,31,32...39,3,40,41... and so on.
this is really anoying because each time i open the pic nº1 instead of starting from the top of the list is stars after all the 1X, 1XX and 1XXX numbers. and turns whats a sorted list in something that we could call a big mess.
Use 'View->Arrange by->Name (numeric)' to sort the files numerically.
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Post by VuDu »

well changed a lil bit, but still isn't sorted right.
now it sorts this way:
10
11
...
18
19
1
4
5
...
8
9
20
21
...
28
29
2
30
31
...
38
39
3
40
41
...
the difference is that the 4,5,6,7.... aren't in the end of the list
restarted and stuff.. nothing changed

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weird... is that in some folders (with more the 100 pics) they sort it almost perfectly. it just messes with the number 1 and 2. something like:
3
4
5
...
10
...
18
19
1
20
21
...
28
29
2
30
31
32... and from here sorts it ascending
lol found one thing that might help.
my pics are named #_name.xxx and if i rename them to #-name.xxx they get sorted the right way.
omg! what the problem with the _ ?
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|VooDoo| wrote:lol found one thing that might help.
my pics are named #_name.xxx and if i rename them to #-name.xxx they get sorted the right way.
omg! what the problem with the _ ?
Oh yes, right. Strange :D
Pierre.
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