Different default settings?

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Different default settings?

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I think some default settings should be changed. Default settings are very important for new users. For example:

- default windows view and layout is too small, also preview is too small, but I think this is a bug
- hide scrollbar - enabled
- quick slideshow delay, currently it's just 500ms, I'd change it at least to 2000ms
- show hidden files and folders - disabled (better for new users IMHO)
- view info: {Directory}{Filename} Tag: {Tag status} - I think directory is quite useless info, i'd add rather more info, it's always easier for user to delete what he doesn't need, I suggest this:

<File Index> <Filename> <Format (short*)> <Size KB> KB <Width>x<Height> ((<Date Taken [A d.m.Y H:M:S]>)) ((<Make>)) ((<Model>)) ((<Zoom>% )) ((<Tag status>)) ((<Rating>)) ((<Color label>))

Or lite version without rating, color label...

* , not implemented yet :(

- the same for browser tooltips: <b>{Filename}</b><br>{Modified Date}/{Size KB} Kib - modified date is useless IMHO, EXIF date taken is much more important these days

- last but not least - thumbnail labels - at least replace EXIF description with date taken, perhaps also format name with image width x height. My options (from Win version):

Filename
Custom 1: <Date Taken [A d.m.Y H:M:S]>
Custom 2: <Width>x<Height> - <Size KB>KB <Model>

- double click - fullscreen <> browser | fullscreen <> viewer **
- middle click - browser <> viewer **

** Most video/movie, TV, satellite, web-tv players use double click to enter/exit fullscreen.

Your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Re: Different default settings?

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Dreamer wrote:I think some default settings should be changed. Default settings are very important for new users.
Ok
<Format (short*)>
What is?
- double click - fullscreen <> browser | fullscreen <> viewer **
I'm not sure about this one, many users open the view with double click...
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Re: Different default settings?

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xnview wrote:...I'm not sure about this one, many users open the view with double click...
Yes, it's my case ! :)
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Re: Different default settings?

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<Format (short*)>
What is?
It's a feature - already requested here. You have added similar options in the Win version 1.97 - Rating (number), Colour label (number), so what about this? Or is it too late?
- double click - fullscreen <> browser | fullscreen <> viewer **
I'm not sure about this one, many users open the view with double click...
I know, but for normal users it's important to toggle between browser and fullscreen and it would be easier with double click IMHO. I know many XnView users, especially forum users will be against, but this is only for new users, it won't be changed for old users. Double click is (more or less) a standard to toggle fullscreen.
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Re: Different default settings?

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Rotate counter-clockwise should be listed before clockwise by default so that left is before right.
Attached preview panel should be the default. Otherwise, the what is visible doesn't resemble layout#s in menu
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Re: Different default settings?

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marsh wrote:Rotate counter-clockwise should be listed before clockwise by default so that left is before right.
Where?
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Re: Different default settings?

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xnview wrote:
marsh wrote:Rotate counter-clockwise should be listed before clockwise by default so that left is before right.
Where?
In browse-mode toolbar.
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Re: Different default settings?

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Please, could you test XnViewMP 0.25
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Re: Different default settings?

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Rotate buttons are fixed in v.0.25
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Re: Different default settings?

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New suggestion - mouse wheel option - change to "previous/next file".
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Re: Different default settings?

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Dreamer wrote:New suggestion - mouse wheel option - change to "previous/next file".
Yes, this is less stressful for navigating images (for my hands at least).
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Re: Different default settings?

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Everywhere I install XnView I have to change this option. :|
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