Request: The <no file> tab should be dynamic & be used

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Request: The <no file> tab should be dynamic & be used

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Recent files launched in empty window should use the first available <no file> tab

Currently in an earlier test in 0.30 it doesn't launch in the <no file> tab as expected:
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Same thing when I close all Xnview MP tabs to revert to <no file> tab, then I open browser, go to a directory and launch an image and see that the <no file> tab still get's unoccupied.
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I believe this is not a bug but a missing feature.
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Re: MP 0.30 Win: The <no file> tab should be dynamic & be us

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Also,

Should <Not a file> be better named as <Empty> or <Blank> ....Which name sounds better in foreign languages too?
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Re: Request: The <no file> tab should be dynamic & be used

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budz45 wrote:Recent files launched in empty window should use the first available <no file> tab
budz45 wrote: Same thing when I close all Xnview MP tabs to revert to <no file> tab, then I open browser, go to a directory and launch an image and see that the <no file> tab still get's unoccupied.
First of all, thank you so much Pierre for adding this initial feature (<Empty> tab :) ) back in the previous beta 0.30 can't remember. :)

Right, for the above quoted I think a tickbox option that would go somewhere in the settings, something named like;
-Empty tabs: Always occupy these first

so by enabling such this option, anytime a file is launched from the browser or elsewhere and an empty tab (<Empty>) is available, that first empty tab would be used first. Perhaps maybe this option should be ticked by default, perhaps not.

I think users would love it.
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Re: Request: The <no file> tab should be dynamic & be used

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Right,

Or how about NO Tickbox setting at all (not needed)! Instead just make a default behavior of the <Empty> tab always auto-removing (very quick auto-closing) when opening a new file is opened from Browser, Recent Files or Win Explorer/File-managers (non-drag 'n' drop)... Would that be more better?

You see it might be more better as the <Empty> tab has no real significance (currently) in XnView MP except just as an option to see if a user doesn't want display Browser on startup or as another option to display if user does not want the last tab upon closing to close the program.
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Re: Request: The <no file> tab should be dynamic & be used

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So,

related issue here:
Subject: MP 0.32 Win: Superfluous tab

So this tab issue needs to be resolved to work with the following:
>>"Opening a file from Browser"
>>"Opening a file from Win Explorer/external file-manager"
>>"Recent Files"
>>"Capture" (screen capture)
>>"Web Capture"
>>"Import Clipboard" ---> upon when a new clipboard image is opened in a tab, it would use first available <Empty> tab

All of these above listed file-opening methods exist for opening files in XnView MP tabs. So whenever there is a first <Empty> tab not used it should get occupied first or simply just fast auto-close.
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Re: Request: The <no file> tab should be dynamic & be used

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Please check XnViewMP 0.48
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Re: Request: The <no file> tab should be dynamic & be used

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xnview wrote:Please check XnViewMP 0.48
Thank you. Fixed in XnViewMP 0.48 :)

Tested and works:
budz45 wrote: So this tab issue needs to be resolved to work with the following:
>>"Opening a file from Browser"
>>"Opening a file from Win Explorer/external file-manager"
>>"Recent Files"
>>"Capture" (screen capture)
>>"Web Capture"
>>"Import Clipboard" ---> upon when a new clipboard image is opened in a tab, it would use first available <Empty> tab
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