Viewer orders next/prev files same as Browser's 'sort' order

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Viewer orders next/prev files same as Browser's 'sort' order

Post by budz45 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:15 pm

Hi,

In latest XnViewMP 0.51, I have noticed that when I next/prev on picture file (in "View") that is in a folder of other picture files....When viewing in "View" it just follows the same file list sort order as the "Browser"....

Example; if I sort by 'modified' my folder of picture files, then the "View" would just follow this same sort order

So I would like the "View" just to use the default sort order of sorting by 'filename' which would be independent of whatever I have set in the "Browser"....Otherwise a separate setting option could exist to control this.
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Re: Viewer orders next/prev files same as Browser's 'sort' o

Post by foxyshadis » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:00 pm

It's done that in regular XnView forever, if that wasn't the case in older MP then it was an inconsistency that was corrected. Having two separate sort orders would be a feature request since it needs UI to handle it.

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Re: Viewer orders next/prev files same as Browser's 'sort' o

Post by budz45 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:48 pm

Thank you for correcting me foxyshadis. I never knew this was an all-time legacy feature, so in that case....

I am now making this a feature request to add an option (or ini edit) for this :D
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Re: Viewer orders next/prev files same as Browser's 'sort' o

Post by budz45 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:45 pm

foxyshadis wrote:separate sort orders would be a feature request since it needs UI to handle it.
ok perhaps a combobox could be added in Settings>view>Misc

Like this 8)
Clipboard 1 --xn sorting view mode.png
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These would be the choices for this requested combobox:

- Default (same as Browser)
- Name
- Size
- Type
- Modified date
- Created date
- EXIF date
- Print size
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Re: Viewer orders next/prev files same as Browser's 'sort' o

Post by helmut » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:17 pm

A very long time ago we had two sort orders in XnView Classic, one sort order for browser mode and one for the navigation in image view mode. This caused a lot of confusion and I'd be VERY hesitant to introduce two sort modes, again. What would be the benefit?

I'd consider the differing sort orders in XnView 0.56 as a bug.

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Re: Viewer orders next/prev files same as Browser's 'sort' o

Post by budz45 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:23 am

helmut wrote: I'd consider the differing sort orders in XnView 0.56 as a bug.
:? Why would you think that?

Look at my mock-screenshot and you will see that the combobox says "Default (same as Browser)" <----- so if left like this and untouched by user then there would never be any "confusion" problem
helmut wrote:What would be the benefit?
For me I treat the Browser as a file explorer and always have the Browser sorted by Modified Date, however when I double-click to open an image (from Windows) into XnViewMP I just want to view the image file and all the other director's images in a standard sort of sort by NAME and not what I am using in Browser
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I still prefer to have a separate sort order for View mode and the combobox setting I made in that mock-screenshot is perfect for this.

This is not an urgent request so more discussion on this from other users is welcome
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Re: Viewer orders next/prev files same as Browser's 'sort' o

Post by helmut » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:08 pm

What I meant in my previous post: As long as we don't have such a setting the sort order in view mode should match exactly the sort order of browser mode. If it differs, I'd consider this is a bug.

Sure enough your mock-up and description is correct and good, but would be an enhancement for both XnView Classic and XnView MP.

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Re: Viewer orders next/prev files same as Browser's 'sort' o

Post by budz45 » Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:14 pm

Maybe an Ini Tweak could be added for this feature before adding any GUI changes
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