How can I block all internet requests from XnView?

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How can I block all internet requests from XnView?

Post by converter » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:26 am

Hi there,I've found out that XnView,aside of checking for updates,will eventually connect to the internet in other ways too,the most creepy of all being for me the geo location feature:that will either connect to google earth and open directly in the geo tab of the exif wndow,or try to open a page in the web browser:that IMHO should not happen at all,there should be a way to keep the program rigorously offline if you want to,and I could not find any setting either in the GUI or .ini file to do that.

Also,I think that the all "social" links in the Help menu should be optionally disabled if a user is wishing so,and I could not manage to do that either.

Some photo software manages those features as optional plugins,but in XnView they are built in the program and -as I've said- there's apparently no way to turn them off:this is IMHO not acceptable,this being a (very good,BTW) image browser there's no need to connect to the internet,as noted already in other posts that I've come across,there should be a possibility to keep it entirely offline if you wish so.

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Re: How can I block all internet requests from XnView?

Post by XnTriq » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:45 pm

I'm also in favor of an offline mode.
Dret ([url=http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?p=45187#p45187]HTML and similar files: suggest+bug(?) in one shot[/url]) wrote:But... considering that XnView is fully able to render the HTML file type thumbnails during the offline sessions, is possible to set (like in the web-browser or email client) an "OFFLINE MODE" to prevent this trials of connection and the crash/block problem related but saving the thumbnails mode "ON" for this problematic files??
xnview ([url=http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?p=115958#p115958]Re: 0.61 Win: GPS map always centers on 0°N, 0°E[/url]) wrote:
lcm121 wrote: Your change worked without me having to download a new version of xnview or any other file. Does xnview download anything on startup automatically?
yes XnView use a html file on my server

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Re: How can I block all internet requests from XnView?

Post by oops66 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:20 pm

XnTriq wrote:I'm also in favor of an offline mode.
+1 ;-)
Edit: example ... for the "the geo location feature:" ... the ability to have map offline ?
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Re: How can I block all internet requests from XnView?

Post by converter » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:36 pm

OK,so we agree that an offline mode is needed:having said that, for the time being is there any workaround to keep XnView offline? Some hidden preference or some line that could be added in xnview.ini,maybe?

@ XnTriq ,sorry I did not understand the meaning of those three links you've posted above,what do they mean?

http://www.xnview.com/update.txt
http://www.xnview.com/MP/index.html
http://toolserver.org/~geohack/geohack. ... =%1_N_%2_E_

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Re: How can I block all internet requests from XnView?

Post by XnTriq » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:45 pm

converter wrote:@ XnTriq ,sorry I did not understand the meaning of those three links you've posted above,what do they mean?
  • All versions of XnView (plus XnConvert) refer to update.txt when checking for new releases.
    You can turn that off in Tools » Settings... » Integration » Integration » Check for program updates.
  • index.html seems to be the Google Maps “template” for the GPS tab in MP's Info pane.
  • Tools » Open GPS location in GeoHack... points your default browser to geohack.php.

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