Inconsistent/Different behavior of "space bar" in Browser and Viewer interfaces for video/audio files (v0.96.4 64bits)

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Inconsistent/Different behavior of "space bar" in Browser and Viewer interfaces for video/audio files (v0.96.4 64bits)

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Inconsistent/Different behavior of "space bar" in Browser and Viewer interfaces for video/audio files

Hi,

As shown in the screencast (https://bit.ly/3guH7RJ), there is an inconsistent behavior of "space bar" in Browser and Viewer interfaces for video/audio files

Settings>Interface>Keyboard = SPACE set to "no action" or "next file"
Viewer: Play/stop reproduction
Browser: Nothing happens
Expected behavior of the SPACE bar => Play/stop reproduction also in Browser interface.

If you need further information, please let me know.

Thanks!
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Re: Inconsistent/Different behavior of "space bar" in Browser and Viewer interfaces for video/audio files (v0.96.4 64bit

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:bugconfirmed: Thanks to your detailed description I can reproduce
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Re: Inconsistent/Different behavior of "space bar" in Browser and Viewer interfaces for video/audio files (v0.96.4 64bit

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@xnview

I'm glad you could reproduce the bug.

a) Just clarifying my former message, the expected behavior refers only to SPACE set to "no action" (previously I mentioned "next file" too).
So, the expected behavior of the SPACE bar in that case is:
Play/stop reproduction in Browser/Viewer interfaces, as well as in Fullscreen

b) Taking the opportunity of this direct communication with you, I'd like to make the connection of this topic to another one:
Add autoplay button in the player bar: viewtopic.php?f=60&t=34513

I'm connecting both topics because IMO they are the main XnViewMP usability shortcomings when dealing with video/audio files: (a) lack of the space bar to play/stop the reproduction working on every interface, and (b) the difficult access/toggle of the auto-play setting (the suggestion is a toggle button directly available on the playback toolbar, or even on the main toolbar).

Thank you!
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