Default and locked settings

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klementin
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Default and locked settings

Post by klementin »

Hello!
Shouldn't it be possible to set default settings, with the option to lock them for users?

The reason is that if you want to distribute this in a corporate environment, you wouldn't want users to be able to change settings, such as check for updates, for example.

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user0
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Re: Default and locked settings

Post by user0 »

how about
- install in folder that user have no write rights, eg program files
- disable catalog caching in xnview
klementin
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Re: Default and locked settings

Post by klementin »

Hi!
I understand your thinking, but we still want users to be able to change certain settings in the program, but not things like themes and updates (as an example).
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Re: Default and locked settings

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klementin wrote: Mon Sep 18, 2023 12:24 pm The reason is that if you want to distribute this in a corporate environment, you wouldn't want users to be able to change settings, such as check for updates, for example.
which settings do you want to lock?
Pierre.
klementin
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Re: Default and locked settings

Post by klementin »

Hi!
This is what I can think of right now:

[Locked] Tools -> Settings -> General -> Check for program updates: Never
[Disable/Remove] Help -> Registration
[Disable/Remove] Help -> Purchase
[Disable/Remove] Help -> Make a donation
[Disable/Remove] Help -> Check for update

And to make a default settings file for the all users. Let's say "%programfiles%\XnViewMP\xnview_default.ini" in the program catalog, which is then merged with the userssettings in "%appdata%\XnViewMP\xnview.ini". We are thinking on buying this program into our corporate Citrix desktop environment.
lololo
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Re: Default and locked settings

Post by lololo »

Hello,
I would also be very interested in this implementation