RC6: MDI does not work with folder tabs

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RC6: MDI does not work with folder tabs

Post by helmut » Sun Jun 12, 2005 9:12 pm

Even if many people don't know and don't care, XnView is an MDI application (Multiple Document Interface). This means that one should be able to work with one or multiple child windows. Normally these child windows are all maximized and thus have all the size of the main window.

When setting a child window to normal state, MDI still works. But when using one of the folder tabs, all child windows are maximized, again. This means that when using folder tabs, MDI does not work properly. Bug.

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Post by Olive » Mon Jun 13, 2005 3:39 am

Do you mean that clicking a tab should only give focus to the corresponding child window, rather than maximizing all of them? Probably right, but it doesn't bother me a lot since tabs are precisely an alternative to MDI for managing several files within a single window.

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Post by Lesmo16 » Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:57 am

Olive wrote:... tabs are precisely an alternative to MDI for managing several files within a single window.
Absolutely agree, and IMHO tabs are the better choice.

I personally don't use the MDI abilities of xnView, and like I could see from other threads many people didn't even know about the MDI abilities.
XnView could get a little smaller and perhaps a little faster, if Pierre could remove all the MDI stuff.
Would a poll about this make sense?
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Post by helmut » Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:39 am

Lesmo16 wrote:Would a poll about this make sense?
First a discussion, then perhaps a poll. But after 1.80 final, please.

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Post by marsh » Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:52 am

I'm not sure I understand. I brought up 4 windows and unmaximized them, tiled them. I then selected tabs and they were not maximized again.

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Post by Olive » Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:58 am

I'm liking this new tab feature - and closing them with middle-click is excessively handy :)

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Post by Olive » Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:02 am

marsh wrote:I'm not sure I understand. I brought up 4 windows and unmaximized them, tiled them. I then selected tabs and they were not maximized again.

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Click one tab then an other and the pics will be displayed in maximized windows...

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Post by Lesmo16 » Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:03 am

helmut wrote:
Lesmo16 wrote:Would a poll about this make sense?
First a discussion, then perhaps a poll. But after 1.80 final, please.
Yes, that should be the way ... :wink:
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Post by marsh » Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:13 am

Olive wrote: Click one tab then an other and the pics will be displayed in maximized windows...
I hope my posts were not off-topic, but I don't think I'm seeing this effect.
I cascaded my windows and chose between them using tabs, with no maximizing effect.
I opened new windows from browser. Selected many tabs. Again, no maximizing effect.
Perhaps this depends on options selected?

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No problem here

Post by Clo » Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:00 am

:arrow: All

:) Hello!

- I tested that with Win 98 SE, and it's the same than @ marsh's for me;
• Open three pics successively,
• Click "Tile"
• Click "Tile Vertical",
- When I click on any tab, the corresponding child-window gets the focus, and keeps its size, even when adjusted smaller by hand (I did for the three)
• Minimize all, then restore all :
- All windows recover their previous sizes; clicking again on the tabs doesn't cause any maximized window… :?:

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Re: No problem here

Post by Olive » Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:06 am

Clo wrote: - When I click on any tab, the corresponding child-window gets the focus, and keeps its size
Curious... And what happens if then you click an other tab then an other again? I'll invariably end up with a maximized view of the focused tab.

[Edit] Basically:
0. "options>view>maximize view when open" is unchecked. the browser child window is not maximized.
1. open pic --> tab 1
2. open pic --> tab 2
3. open pic --> tab 3
>Tab 3 is focused - child window 3 *is not* maximized<
4. click tab 2
>Tab 2 is focused - child window 2 *is not* maximized<
5. click tab 1
>Tab 1 is focused - child window 1 *is* maximized<

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Even for one century…

Post by Clo » Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:19 am

:arrow: Olive

:) Hi !
- Nothing wrong happens, even changing the layout V >><< H or to cascade. I can click each tab endlessly, that works like that should : fine !

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Post by Olive » Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:30 am

Okay, thanks for (dis)confirming :D

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