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Issue with play/stop media preview by using the space bar (0.96.2)

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:30 am
by cadu
Edited 2020-06-18: The thread title was changed, since now the space bar is working as of XnView MP 0.96.2, but with a focus issue (the user need to click with the mouse on the preview window to the space bar shortcut start working).
Could you please consider improve on that, in order to make the space bar to play/pause when pressed from wherever any XnView?
Thank you!

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Hi,

Currently, there is no shortcut to play/stop media (video/audio).

Considering the scenario autoplay setting is off, to play/stop media file through a shortcut would be really handy.

I think one key/shortcut would be enough, since you hit first time to play, and same key again to stop media preview.

Thanks for considering it,
Carlos

Re: Add shortcut to play/stop media (video/audio) preview

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:23 am
by Sirio
Yes, I think the space-bar key should be the play - pause function for video.
Both in browser mode and in View mode.
Many softwares use this short-cut.
Thanks

Re: Add shortcut to play/stop media (video/audio) preview

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:58 am
by Sched
+1 for this idea! I think is an essential shortcut ;)

Re: Add shortcut to play/stop media (video/audio) preview

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:46 am
by Sirio
Well, with the version 0.92 now the space bar is working as a Play/Stop, but only if the preview window is activated, I mean, until I don't click with the mouse on the preview, the space-bar don't works. And if I click again in another part of the program, such as thumbnail, the space-bar don't work any more?
Is it possible to make the space-bar always active for Play/Stop video and audio preview?
Anyway, the space-bar is not used in others functions as short-cut.

Bonne journée

Re: Issue with play/stop media preview by using the space bar (0.96.2)

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:47 pm
by cadu
Hi,
The same issue reported by @Sirio remains as of XnView MP v0.96.2:
"(...) the space bar is working as a Play/Stop, but only if the preview window is activated".
This issue makes the Play/Stop through the space bar quite ineffective, since after selecting every media in the browser you need to click on the Preview Window later.

Could you please consider improve on that, in order to make the space bar to play/pause when pressed from wherever any XnView?

Thank you!
Carlos