Requests: closing the 'Browser' tab + empty window

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Requests: closing the 'Browser' tab + empty window

Post by budz45 » Mon May 24, 2010 6:07 am

hello,

This topic of request is related to this earlier topic; http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=19643

You see, currently when I close the Browser tab it means the whole program will exit too
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1. So it would be nice to be able to close the Browser without it making XnMP exit and just close it to an empty window. So a tickbox setting named like "Closing the Browser tab exits XnView" - would be great.

2. Secondly, on an empty window, would anyone agree on an optional 'program choice' centre display like in Foxit Reader:
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Some other apps also have it too. In XnMP, on an empty window, it could show 2 program choices; "Open a file" and "Go to Browser"
A tickbox setting to be able to disable this display would also be nice (perhaps it should be enabled by default for first time users).
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Re: Requests: closing the 'Browser' tab + empty window

Post by Clo » Mon May 24, 2010 3:54 pm

:arrow: budz45

:) Hello !

• I agree and support, especially your #1 point ! Many times, I would like to close the browser but keep the programme open…

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Re: Requests: closing the 'Browser' tab + empty window

Post by vommie » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:39 pm

I also agree. In most tools this behaviour is the standard.

There could be just the empty window, or a overview (favorites, categories, some statistics, news, links to forum, wizards, buttons, quick options or such stuff)

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Re: Requests: closing the 'Browser' tab + empty window

Post by budz45 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:36 pm

Yes Vommie there could be an overview in the centre of the screen as just what is depicted on Foxit;
budz45 wrote: 2. Secondly, on an empty window, would anyone agree on an optional 'program choice' centre display like in Foxit Reader:
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There should also be the option to disable the 'overview' of choices for a fully blank window
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Re: Requests: closing the 'Browser' tab + empty window

Post by JohnFredC » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:24 pm

I like this plan... but I'd want to configure the panel contents and behavior.

Specifically it would be great to choose "buttons" from the following groups:
  • Recents: perhaps choosing from image files, folders, categories, or a combination of several open tabs (a "Project")

    Favorites: same choices!

    Actions: such as Import Clipboard, Acquire, Slideshow
This could be a useful "Home" page at anytime in XnView.
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Re: Requests: closing the 'Browser' tab + empty window

Post by budz45 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:53 am

Thank you so much for (1) : with the new option, I can now disable and use this feature (it's ticked by default) :) Pierre added it to 0.30 guys (see picture):
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Right, for feature (2) a 'program choice' centre display this feature could still be added in future as again an option in settings for when Xn MP window is empty.

budz45 wrote: 1. So it would be nice to be able to close the Browser without it making XnMP exit and just close it to an empty window. So a tickbox setting named like "Closing the Browser tab exits XnView" - would be great.

2. Secondly, on an empty window, would anyone agree on an optional 'program choice' centre display like in Foxit Reader:
Image
Some other apps also have it too. In XnMP, on an empty window, it could show 2 program choices; "Open a file" and "Go to Browser"
A tickbox setting to be able to disable this display would also be nice (perhaps it should be enabled by default for first time users).
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