Ho! Ho! Ho! - Santa's Suggestions

Ideas for improvements and requests for new features in XnView Classic

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johnnybad
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Ho! Ho! Ho! - Santa's Suggestions

Post by johnnybad » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:48 pm

Thanks Again for a truly wonderful and powerful FREE graphic program.

Here are some suggestions:

A CTRL-Shift-A command to select only image files when in the browser window (Compupic has this feature and it's very handy)

I am using version 1.95 (October 2008) downloaded it from your site a few months ago. It has one very annoying bug. When I save a NEF image to jpeg, the filenaming process is flawed. I hope I will not see it in this latest version. This will be the first time that I will update since October. Is there an update file only?

A command to close all tabs would be extremely useful.

How about supporting a Nikon NEF format?

-johnny

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Re: Ho! Ho! Ho! - Santa's Suggestions

Post by XnTriq » Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:30 am

Welcome to the forum, johnny :-)

Updating XnView to the latest version (v1.98.5) is always recommended.
  1. Disable the Use XnView Shell Extension setting in Tools » Options... » System integration » Integration.
  2. Quit XnView and restart Windows.
  3. Delete all sub-directories in XnView's program folder except \XnView\cache\:
    • \XnView\8bf\
    • \XnView\AddOn\
    • \XnView\Filters\
    • \XnView\language\
    • \XnView\Lut\
    • \XnView\Plugins\
    • \XnView\ShellEx\
    • \XnView\skins\
    • \XnView\WebTemplate\
  4. Download XnView-win-full.zip and extract the archive to a temporary folder.
  5. Move all sub-directories and files in \temporary\XnView-win-full\XnView\ to the program folder of XnView v1.95 and confirm all file overwrite messages.

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Re: Ho! Ho! Ho! - Santa's Suggestions

Post by johnnybad » Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:27 pm

Thanks for the info. But I had installed the new version over the older version in Windows XP. It appears to be functioning normally.

In regards to the close all tabs command. I didn't see the right mouse button command that contains that function. Ooops! I must be blind

Actually, I am legally blind and was wondering if you could include an enlarge font size option for the Exif information when it is displayed in the Full screen mode. Also, can you include an option for a choice to diaplay it in any corner of the screen and if it can display that info when not in the full screen mode , as in the editor window? Thank so much.

johnny

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Re: Ho! Ho! Ho! - Santa's Suggestions

Post by XnTriq » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:00 am

johnnybad wrote:But I had installed the new version over the older version in Windows XP. It appears to be functioning normally.
OK. Just keep in mind that XnView's shell extension (\XnView\ShellEx\XnViewShellExt.dll) can't be updated that way, because the DLL is in use and Windows won't allow it to be overwritten.
johnnybad wrote:In regards to the close all tabs command. I didn't see the right mouse button command that contains that function.
The Ctrl-Shift-A shortcut hasn't been assigned to any command in XnView (see “All Current Hotkeys / Shortcuts”).
Feel free to add your suggestion to the “Hotkeys / Shortcuts Requests” topic.
johnnybad wrote:Actually, I am legally blind and was wondering if you could include an enlarge font size option for the Exif information when it is displayed in the Full screen mode. Also, can you include an option for a choice to diaplay it in any corner of the screen and if it can display that info when not in the full screen mode , as in the editor window?
  • Tools » Options... » View » Fullscreen
    • » Fullscreen » Show information » Text settings...
      • » Text settings » Font » Choose...
There you can also change the Background colour for higher contrast as well as the Position.

The display of the info text can be turned off & on with View » Show information (Hotkey: I) in both normal and fullscreen view.
johnnybad wrote:I save a NEF image to jpeg, the filenaming process is flawed.
Could you describe this issue in more detail?

Please note: I'm not the developer of XnView ;-)
That would be Pierre.

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Re: Ho! Ho! Ho! - Santa's Suggestions

Post by johnnybad » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:39 pm

Thanks for all of your help
I should engage my brain before putting my mouth in gear.
I completely missed the Font Text setting options, thanks.

Also, I wil reinstall the program as directed to update the .dll shell extension file.

I will post the ctr-shift-A suggestion in the All Current Hotkeys / Shortcuts.

thanks and happy holidays!

-johnny

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Re: Ho! Ho! Ho! - Santa's Suggestions

Post by johnnybad » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:47 pm

Is there a command to expand all folders?

Is it possible to keep all expanded folders to stay open?

With regards to the save file problem. It appears to fixed in the latest update.

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Re: Ho! Ho! Ho! - Santa's Suggestions

Post by johnnybad » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:50 pm

Will I lose my current settings when I update XNview?

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Re: Ho! Ho! Ho! - Santa's Suggestions

Post by johnnybad » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:24 pm

The file naming problem that I was having was probably related to incorrect way that I had updated it. Which resulted in not updating the shell extension dll file.

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Re: Ho! Ho! Ho! - Santa's Suggestions

Post by XnTriq » Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:15 am

Happy holidays to you too :-)
johnnybad wrote:I should engage my brain before putting my mouth in gear.
I completely missed the Font Text setting options, thanks.
It takes some time to get familiar with all the options for customizing XnView.
I actually found out a few things that were new to me while looking for an answers to your questions.
johnnybad wrote:Will I lose my current settings when I update XNview?
If you follow the instructions in my previous post, you won't.

The settings for XnView's shell extension are stored in the registry:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\XnView\ShellEx\
These are the files that hold XnView's configuration:
  • xnwiew.ini (main settings)
  • XnView.db (thumbnail cache and database for ratings + color labels + tags)
  • category.db (database for categories) &
    category.bak (backup of category.db)
  • iptc.def (IPTC Keywords)
  • default.bar (default toolbars)
  • foo.bar (customized toolbars)
  • bookmark.ini (favorites)
  • XPaint.ini (Paint add-on)
  • XFlash.ini (Flash export add-on)
  • XPNGout.ini (PNGout export add-on)
The location of these files depends on your preferences:
  1. Info » About... » INI file location
  2. Tools » Options... » System integration » Integration
    • Save options
      • as INI in folder: [ User | XnView | Windows ]
      • in registry
    • Folder used for other files: [ User | XnView | Custom ]
johnnybad wrote:Is there a command to expand all folders?

Is it possible to keep all expanded folders to stay open?
No. What you do have is View » Show files in subfolders. (In the context menu of the directory tree this command is called Show all files (recursive).) But that's probably not what you're trying to achieve.

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