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Doubleclick on file in windows explorer starts slideshow

Post by Moti » Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:58 pm

Doubleclick on file (that is associated to XnView) in windows explorer starts slideshow instead of browser.
I use version 1.90.3
Thanks, Moti.

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Re: Doubleclick on file in windows explorer starts slideshow

Post by xnview » Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:52 am

Moti wrote:Doubleclick on file (that is associated to XnView) in windows explorer starts slideshow instead of browser.
I use version 1.90.3
An user had the same problem, there is a key in registry with -slide
Pierre.

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Post by XnTriq » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:15 pm

FAQ: How to associate image files with XnView
marsh ([url=http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?p=29222#29222]Can't view JPG file by using XnView[/url]) wrote:A way to recreate registry problem:
1. Start with no Xnview references to it in registry.
2. Make the first and only association you make:
[x]Associate slide file with Xnview
3. Close Xnview.
4. Select unassociated image in MS explorer.
5. Now use MS explorer's Open with function to choose Xnview from list of programs.
6. *The bad key will now be associated with Xnview.

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Post by helmut » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:26 pm

XnTriq wrote:
marsh ([url=http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?p=29222#29222]Can't view JPG file by using XnView[/url]) wrote:A way to recreate registry problem:
1. Start with no Xnview references to it in registry.
2. Make the first and only association you make:
[x]Associate slide file with Xnview
3. Close Xnview.
4. Select unassociated image in MS explorer.
5. Now use MS explorer's Open with function to choose Xnview from list of programs.
6. *The bad key will now be associated with Xnview.
If I understand right, marsh describes the way to reproduce the problem.

To solve the problem, you have to remove "-slide" in the appropriate registry value which is described in the same topic:
xnview ([url=http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?p=16903#16903]Can't view JPG file by using XnView[/url]) wrote:There is a bad key in registry, please remove -slide from:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\xnview.exe\shell\open\command
"C:\Program Files\XnView\xnview.exe" -slide "%1"

Correct is:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\xnview.exe\shell\open\command
"C:\Program Files\XnView\xnview.exe" "%1"
@Moti: According to Pierre, this problem has been solved in XnView 1.90. Which XnView version do you use?
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Post by XnTriq » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:50 pm

helmut wrote:If I understand right, marsh describes the way to reproduce the problem.
:shock: Oops, now I feel like a LIE-brarian! :P

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Post by helmut » Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:37 pm

XnTriq wrote::shock: Oops, now I feel like a LIE-brarian! :P
LOL. You did find the right topic, though. :-)

Bob C.

Re: Doubleclick on file in windows explorer starts slideshow

Post by Bob C. » Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:36 pm

helmut wrote:...
To solve the problem, you have to remove "-slide" in the appropriate registry value which is described in the same topic:
xnview ([url=http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?p=16903#16903]Can't view JPG file by using XnView[/url]) wrote:There is a bad key in registry, please remove -slide from:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\xnview.exe\shell\open\command
"C:\Program Files\XnView\xnview.exe" -slide "%1"

Correct is:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\xnview.exe\shell\open\command
"C:\Program Files\XnView\xnview.exe" "%1"
I just installed 1.93.6 on Windows 2000 Pro and had this same problem. The solution provided by Helmut above fixed it. Thanks.

Vince

Re: Doubleclick on file in windows explorer starts slideshow

Post by Vince » Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:22 pm

Bob C. wrote:I just installed 1.93.6 on Windows 2000 Pro and had this same problem. The solution provided by Helmut above fixed it. Thanks.
I've got the same versions of XNView and Windows, and reproduce the problem.
But with the Helmut's solution, it works perfectly.
Thanks a lot! :D

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Post by Guest » Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:05 am

This really should be fixed as part of the install..
every single user that I know complains about this when I first install.. and to need to go to registry is not good first impression.

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Post by xnview » Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:22 am

Anonymous wrote:This really should be fixed as part of the install..
every single user that I know complains about this when I first install.. and to need to go to registry is not good first impression.
But the problem is that i don't know how do you have that??? If i make a fresh install, i don't have this problem
Pierre.

garoto

Post by garoto » Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:53 am

I've installed XnView on multiple computers with a wild range of configurations throughout the years and have never seen this problem to pop-up. Weird. :?

Guest

Post by Guest » Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:30 pm

Thanks, I've been looking for a fix to this annoying thing for a while now

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