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how can I convince XnView to sort order same as system ?

Post by secarica » Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:38 pm

I changed the sort order of filenames on my system (WinVista x64) the classic way, i.e. first is 02052014433.jpg and then 2014-03-17_145659.jpg. However, XnView insist to consider 2014 smaller than 02052014433 and displays that one first.

How can I convince it to follow the system filename sort order, whatever that is ? (i.e. to follow a system setting, not an own setting)

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Re: how can I convince XnView to sort order same as system ?

Post by quapurna » Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:13 am

halo, cristi.

In Browse mode, I use the thumbnails layout. I also make the header appear, via the menu:
View > Sort by > Show header (at the bottom of the drop-down menu)

Then I can select which fields appear on the header by right-clicking the header.

To make the order ascending or descending, I simply click the field on the header.

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Re: how can I convince XnView to sort order same as system ?

Post by secarica » Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:19 pm

This has nothing to do with my question. I know how to sort order in ascending or descending, but either in browser mode or in view mode XnView will display in this order (if in ascending mode)
22.jpg
122.jpg
regardless if the operating system was specifically instructed to display the sort order based on first digit in string, i.e.
122.jpg
22.jpg
^

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Re: how can I convince XnView to sort order same as system ?

Post by xnview » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:40 am

which os? Do you use "sort by name (numeric)"?
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Re: how can I convince XnView to sort order same as system ?

Post by quapurna » Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:02 pm

Oops, sorry.
I did not realize that "Name(not numeric)" field is not available when we right click the header.

Pierre, is it possible to add "Name(not numeric)" field so that we can quickly use that sort without having to go to the menu or use sort-by icon on the toolbar?

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Re: how can I convince XnView to sort order same as system ?

Post by xnview » Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:33 am

when you click on 'name' button to sort it's not 'name (numeric)'??
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Re: how can I convince XnView to sort order same as system ?

Post by quapurna » Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:59 am

xnview wrote:when you click on 'name' button to sort it's not 'name (numeric)'??
Pierre,
Here is the difference of file-sort when I click "Name" button compared to the "Name(not numeric)" button.


Ascending; click the "Name" button:

22.png
122.png
2014-03-17_145659.png
02052015433.jpg
a22.png
a122.jpg
aza.png


Ascending; click the "Name(not numeric)" button:

02052015433.jpg
122.png
2014-03-17_145659.png
22.png
a122.jpg
a22.png
aza.png

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Re: how can I convince XnView to sort order same as system ?

Post by xnview » Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:36 pm

See Issue 564 for current status and details.
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Re: how can I convince XnView to sort order same as system ?

Post by secarica » Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:47 pm

quapurna wrote:I did not realize that "Name(not numeric)" field is not available when we right click the header.
And I was not aware about what the item "Name (not numeric)" does in XnViewMP menu sort order list.

By reading this thread, at least that solved somewhat my original question: although it does not follow the operating system (WinVista64) global setting, changing the sort order via not numeric in XnViewMP browser mode it keeps the sort order in viewer mode also (I almost never use the browser).

Thanks for the tip and discussion :)
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