0.53: Improvements for File associations

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0.53: Improvements for File associations

Post by budz45 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:30 am

Hi,

Since XnViewMP 0.50 (Windows) we have the resurrected ability to associate file-types to XnViewMP using it''s supplied 'Associate' tool.

There are some minor suggestions to functionality which I have noticed needs improving:


1.) After associating my file-types with XnViewMP, I used some file-type related tools such as File-managers which can analyze and display the file-extensions. I observed that some extensions need to be considered in a future version.

screenshots of my detection (click to enlarge):
Image Image

rle <-----in future must use same XnviewMP file ext icon as BMP

jfif <-----in future must use same XnviewMP file ext icon as JPG
jpe <-----in future must use same XnviewMP file ext icon as JPG

nef <-----in future must use same XnviewMP file ext icon as RAW

references:
http://www.xnview.com/en/formats.html
http://www.why-not.com/articles/formats.htm#BMPDIBRLE
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2.) Small suggestion: The XnViewMP 0.53 association tool currently does not write "Type Name" to each file Extension in the registry. A quick use of the freeware tool, FileTypesMan, shows this to me.

for example;
For Bitmap (.BMP), XnViewMP currently just describes it as "BMP file (.bmp)" - When I think it could be better described as "XnView Bitmap (.bmp)"

from what I understand the Win Registry has two fields to be use which are 'type name' and 'type description'

two screenshots which show different associated file extension on my system giving a suitable 'description';
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3.) Right, according to what FileTypesMan is telling me on my system, it seems that XnView 1.9x standard supports ICO association without changing file-type icon for .ICO . This is really impressive that XnView 1.9x does this and is the native way Win Explorer does it too.

Maybe what I did was to manually associate .ICO with XnView 1.9x using Win Explorer's "open with" <--'set default application' , which is what could have made Win Explorer assign no icon to it and leave it default because remember .ICO on Windows does not need file-type icon in association because it is an 'icon' itself.
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I would like XnViewMP to do it this same way too.

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4.) Question: Where is the 'ICNS' file extension written to in registry? XnViewMP has associated it on my system but I cannot find it in FileTypesMan...
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Re: 0.53: Improvements for File associations

Post by sullysnet » Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:08 am

is the file associations set in MP like the old version or do you need to do them manually? I had an issue moving from old version to new
version before it was released. So I wanted to know if it is still an issue before spending time moving to MP.

thanks

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Re: 0.53: Improvements for File associations

Post by budz45 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:14 am

Use the tool like so:

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I think that this tool was created to address certain limitation under Windows 7 file associating
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Re: 0.53: Improvements for File associations

Post by sullysnet » Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:40 am

thanks so much. I will try it out. I can also revert back since I've done it a few times I was just hoping to make the switch over and not go back.

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Re: 0.53: Improvements for File associations

Post by GCRaistlin » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:03 pm

Will Associate tool associate "more than 500 file types" that XnViewMP support? Now the list looks more than modest.

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Re: 0.53: Improvements for File associations

Post by budz45 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:17 pm

GCRaistlin wrote:Will Associate tool associate "more than 500 file types" that XnViewMP support? Now the list looks more than modest.
Currently it only supports the most common-needed file types and the tool is not yet completed with the full absolute list
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Re: 0.53: Improvements for File associations

Post by m.Th. » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:35 am

budz45 wrote:
GCRaistlin wrote:Will Associate tool associate "more than 500 file types" that XnViewMP support? Now the list looks more than modest.
Currently it only supports the most common-needed file types and the tool is not yet completed with the full absolute list
RAW files, brothers, RAW files... there is the business:

http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.p ... 82#p112712

Also, I'd suggest, since Pierre is a graphics wizard, to generate the icons for the files.
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