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Right click: Open Containing Folder

Post by Troken » Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:13 pm

Hi,

a very handy feature that (at least) I would use daily, and that I cant imagine would be hard to implement:

In the thumbnail pane, when right clicking, add "Open Containing Folder". Choosing this would open up a ordinary windows folder where the file is located - with the file selected. Easy and convienient, dont you think?

Idea came from Foobar 2000, very handy when you want to do an operation outside the program.

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Re: Right click: Open Containing Folder

Post by Dreamer » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:53 pm

Added in 1.97 beta 1, but I don't think it should be the first item in context menu. :|

Moved to "1.97 Testing - Feedback".
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Re: Right click: Open Containing Folder

Post by xnview » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:04 am

Dreamer wrote:Added in 1.97 beta 1, but I don't think it should be the first item in context menu. :|
Second?
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Re: Right click: Open Containing Folder

Post by Troken » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:30 am

I agree, should be 2nd–5th somewhere. But it works very nice.

And I guess that "Open containing folder" is better than "Open container folder". Any native english opinion?

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Re: Right click: Open Containing Folder

Post by xnview » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:17 pm

Troken wrote: And I guess that "Open containing folder" is better than "Open container folder". Any native english opinion?
Or "open file location"?
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Re: Right click: Open Containing Folder

Post by Troken » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:47 pm

xnview wrote:Or "open file location"?
Yes, why not?

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Re: Right click: Open Containing Folder

Post by oops66 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:08 pm

Or: Open Windows Explorer ?
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Re: Right click: Open Containing Folder

Post by JohnFredC » Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:35 pm

Some of us have redirected Explorer to another tool.

I vote for "Open containing folder"
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Re: Right click: Open Containing Folder

Post by Troken » Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:38 pm

oops66 wrote:Or: Open Windows Explorer ?
Well, is it called Windows Explorer in all Windows versions?
For consistensy with XnViewMP (if this will be added there too), I would not use that term.

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Re: Right click: Open Containing Folder

Post by oops66 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:01 pm

In this case, why not only : "Explore" or "Explore in folder" ?
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Re: Right click: Open Containing Folder

Post by ckit » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:03 pm

It is possible to set other file managers like xplorer2 pro to open folders by default instead of Windows Explorer so I think it should stay as "Open Containing Folder"
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Re: Right click: Open Containing Folder

Post by ckv » Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:32 pm

Currently "Open Containing Folder" is shown in the folder context menu too, but it doesn't do anything. I think "Open Containing Folder" should not be shown in the folder context menu.

This feature could be improved by using method supported by windows explorer. You can pass /select,"<filename>" command-line option to explorer.exe (Windows Explorer Command-Line Options) to open the containing folder . With this method the file you used to open the containing folder is also selected in opened folder.

Example:

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explorer.exe /select,"C:\somefolder\foo.bar"
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Re: Right click: Open Containing Folder

Post by Dreamer » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:45 pm

xnview wrote:
Dreamer wrote:Added in 1.97 beta 1, but I don't think it should be the first item in context menu. :|
Second?
All other items are used to open the current file, this will open the current folder, so it should be placed below all "file" items:

open
open in fullscreen
open with
<here?>
open all selected
<or here, since "open all selected" is still to open file(s)>
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Re: Right click: Open Containing Folder

Post by Troken » Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:32 am

Dreamer wrote:All other items are used to open the current file, this will open the current folder, so it should be placed below all "file" items:
open
open in fullscreen
open with
<here?>
open all selected
<or here, since "open all selected" is still to open file(s)>
Here is a screenshot from Foobar2000 as an inspiration. The item is placed almost last in the list.
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Re: Right click: Open Containing Folder

Post by Dreamer » Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:03 am

OK, changed in beta 2.

Closed.
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