'Show Info' panel has some odd behaviors

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kbyork
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'Show Info' panel has some odd behaviors

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Memo: I hope this board is still active; and that I am not just talking to myself.

I have been doing some testing with XnView MP Windows Version 0.96.2 64bits (zipped version); and have come up some 'questions', 'problems' and 'bugs'. And I fear submitting so many is just going to piss-off Pierre.
P.S.: I hope not. My apologies if I do, Pierre.

XnView appears to have two separate fullscreen views:
  • VIEW mode --> FULLSCREEN [VIEW and FULLSCREEN share the same 'Show Info' state]
  • BROWSER --> FULLSCREEN [has its own private 'Show Info' state; and can use the optional 2nd monitor]
There are also two SETTINGS for 'Show Info'; and neither appears to be functioning correctly:
  • SETTINGS>View>Info 'Always in fullscreen'
  • SETTINGS>View>Fullscreen>Fullscreen 'Show Info'
If 'Always in fullscreen' is checked; then when you switch:
  • FULLSCREEN-->VIEW mode: clears 'show info' state
  • FULLSCREEN-->BROWSER: clears 'show info' state
If 'Show Info' checked; then when you switch:
  • BROWSER<->VIEW mode: 'Show Info' state toggles ON|OFF on each successive use
    And if you then switch to FULLSCREEN; the 'Info' state is also toggled (since they share the 'Show Info' state variable)
I have not submitted this as a bug yet; to make sure it is not user error; and to see how people would like it to work.

For myself: I would like one 'show Info' state for VIEW mode; and one for FULLSCREEN mode. Both being persistent across restarts.
Which would make both SETTINGS redundant.

...but is that what others would want???
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Re: 'Show Info' panel has some odd behaviors

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kbyork wrote: Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:10 pm If 'Always in fullscreen' is checked; then when you switch:
  • FULLSCREEN-->VIEW mode: clears 'show info' state
It was like that in previous version, state is always cleared when returning from fullscreen

'Show info' state is global
For myself: I would like one 'show Info' state for VIEW mode; and one for FULLSCREEN mode. Both being persistent across restarts.
Which would make both SETTINGS redundant.
SETTINGS>View>Info 'Always in fullscreen' is to keep compatibility with previous version

But if this settings is false, we can perhaps have 2 states for 'Show info' Normal/Fullscreen...
Pierre.
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Re: 'Show Info' panel has some odd behaviors

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xnview wrote: Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:50 am
kbyork wrote: Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:10 pm If 'Always in fullscreen' is checked; then when you switch:
  • FULLSCREEN-->VIEW mode: clears 'show info' state
It was like that in previous version, state is always cleared when returning from fullscreen
Yes... And if that's what you want it to do; I will not complain.
But its name totally wrong in that case.
'Show info' state is global
(with apologies, I disagree) If I:
  • open a image in VIEW mode
  • Turn on 'Show Info'
  • Close image
  • Open another image in VIEW mode; 'Show Info' is on
  • and then switch to FULLSCREEN; 'Show Info' is on
    (so all as it should be)
  • But if I select an image from BROWSE mode and switch directly to FULLSCREEN; then 'Show Info' is still OFF
And if you reverse of this; the same inconsistency is seen.
BROWSE>VIEW>FULLSCREEN must be using a different variable than
BROWSE>FULLSCREEN
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