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Clone custom layout

Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 12:23 pm
by neher
Dear Forum,

Some while ago set the Browser layout on the -more powerful- desktop computer just the way it suits my workflow. Saved it as Layout A.

Now I'd like to have the same layout on a second -less powerful notebook- computer: searched for various combinations of "clone / copy / custom / browser / layout, in help, this forum and via google : somehow the only answer is that one can save the layout : had already noticed ...

My question to forum members is : "how can I clone that 'perfect' layout to the second computer, please?"

Spoiler : picking the 'Free' layout option shows elements of the layout I'd want, but not all elements can be moved to where I want them.

And in case you wonder what's so special : divide the screen in two halves, on the right hand side the Preview occupies the bottom two-thirds, and Info the top one-third ; on the left hand side place side by side Folders, at one-third the width of that half, and Thumbnails occupying two-thirds of that side.

Also changed the menu bar icons - icons were added, removed, or moved along : would seem easiest to copy (part of) an .ini file - on the assumption that such exists on my computer? If not, then what?

Looking forward, met vriendelijke groet (Dutch for 'with friendly greeting'),


Re: Clone custom layout

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 10:58 am
by xnview
you can copy the file, saved as layout?.dat in the config folder

Re: Clone custom layout

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 4:10 pm
by neher
Dear Pierre,
Thank you for the reply.
For those forum visitors who, like me, don't really know their way around the Win10 folder hierarchy: the XnViewMP config folder can be found at C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\XnViewMP
Met vriendelijke groet,