Note to XnView Opera Users

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J Smith
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Note to XnView Opera Users

Post by J Smith » Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:30 am

Opera has released version 9.50 with a significant change that royally screws some XnView users.

Many XnView users select images from the Opera cache, copy them to a new directory, and then look at the directory thumbnails with XnView to see if there are any they need to review again or possibly keep.

To do this, you must be able to identify the images in the cache to avoid opening XnView in a cache directory and having to go though thousands of useless nonimage files. This requires a full function file manager to sort and select on name, date, extension, and size.

This process saves time over individually saving and naming files when you see them on the internet.

Opera has removed the file extensions from the files in the cache. You can't distinguish an image file from a css file in cache. None of the ways around this problem are as quick as selecting files by extension and size and all involve hours rather than minutes.

This change also makes difficult finding video files.

See comments about this change at the my.opera.com desktop browser forum:

"v. 9.5 disk cache (file extensions and fragmentation)'

http://my.opera.com/community/forums/to ... ?id=238293

"Why I Went Back to 9.27 - Opera browser"

http://my.opera.com/community/forums/to ... ?id=237855


Apparently Opera didn't know that anyone used the cache file extensions. Opera users who use the extensions need to tell Opera that they indeed do use them.

Anyone can register and post at the above forum.



Please forward.

Guest

Post by Guest » Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:24 am

What happens if you unselect "Recognize only by extension" option from the XnView browser optins?

J Smith
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Post by J Smith » Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:18 am

That might help once you got to XnView.

But the problem is if you have, say, 5,000 files in cache and you want to look at the jpgs larger than 25K or 50K to find good images, you can do that with file management software. You can sort or select for just those files and then copy and paste them to a new directory.

However without extensions, there is no easy way to separate images from text files to avoid having to open all 5,000 files.

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