REQ: Default Copy To\Move To Folder

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REQ: Default Copy To\Move To Folder

Post by ckit » Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:18 am

XnView needs a default "Copy To\Move To" folders just like the Startup Folder option in options.
This would prevent XnView having massive delays with UNC addresses all the time!

Default "Copy To\Move To" -> Last Used or Current or Specified.

Personally, I'd have mine set to Specified = C:\Downloads :)
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Re: REQ: Default Copy To\Move To Folder

Post by xnview » Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:19 am

ckit wrote:XnView needs a default "Copy To\Move To" folders just like the Startup Folder option in options.
This would prevent XnView having massive delays with UNC addresses all the time!

Default "Copy To\Move To" -> Last Used or Current or Specified.

Personally, I'd have mine set to Specified = C:\Downloads :)
You means a hotkey to use a 'default folder' for copy/move?
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Post by ckit » Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:41 am

No, I'd like a new option in the Options dialog like this one:
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Except this would be for "Copy To\Move To" operations.
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Post by foxyshadis » Sat Sep 08, 2007 11:28 am

You could just put it on the copy/move to dialog, more flexibility and less cluttering of the options. :p It helps that the recent folders appear in the drop-down, so the functionality of last-used is also there.

I don't have any idea what that button off to the right of the path is for, I guess it's supposed to pop up a menu of some sort? That's where I'd expect path shortcuts to go. For me it doesn't do anything when clicked.

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Use first item in favourites

Post by marsh » Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:20 pm

ckit wrote:No, I'd like a new option in the Options dialog like this one:
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Except this would be for "Copy To\Move To" operations.
Perhaps both your suggestion and Pierre's question could be accomplished by using the first item in favourites list as the default folder? A setting could direct the dialog to show this path by default, and a related copy/move keyboard shortcut could avoid dialog completely.
foxyshadis wrote: I don't have any idea what that button off to the right of the path is for, I guess it's supposed to pop up a menu of some sort? That's where I'd expect path shortcuts to go. For me it doesn't do anything when clicked.
It is the favourites selector. You'll need something in bookmark.ini to use it.

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Re: Use first item in favourites

Post by ckit » Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:52 pm

marsh wrote:
ckit wrote:No, I'd like a new option in the Options dialog like this one:
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Except this would be for "Copy To\Move To" operations.
Perhaps both your suggestion and Pierre's question could be accomplished by using the first item in favourites list as the default folder? A setting could direct the dialog to show this path by default, and a related copy/move keyboard shortcut could avoid dialog completely.
Yes, an interesting idea!
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Re: Use first item in favourites

Post by xnview » Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:51 pm

The current copy/move dialog is too slow (UNC path, ...)

What is the best?

The dialog as currently, and a hotkey to use last choice without showing the dialog box?
Or simple dialog with Favorites/Folder, and a button to choose the folder (folder tree)?
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Post by ckit » Wed Sep 26, 2007 3:12 pm

Keep the current dialog window and add a "Remember Last Used Location" check box under the history dropdown list.

If this check box is cleared...
XnView presents a field where a folder location can be specified to be used for all "copy to\move to" actions.

If the check box is checked...
XnView uses the last used folder.
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Post by xnview » Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:22 am

ckit wrote:Keep the current dialog window and add a "Remember Last Used Location" check box under the history dropdown list.

If this check box is cleared...
XnView presents a field where a folder location can be specified to be used for all "copy to\move to" actions.

If the check box is checked...
XnView uses the last used folder.
The problem is to uncheck 'remember ...'. A shortcut for copy/Move to use 'last folder' seems better, what do you think?
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Post by ckit » Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:14 am

xnview wrote:
ckit wrote:Keep the current dialog window and add a "Remember Last Used Location" check box under the history dropdown list.

If this check box is cleared...
XnView presents a field where a folder location can be specified to be used for all "copy to\move to" actions.

If the check box is checked...
XnView uses the last used folder.
The problem is to uncheck 'remember ...'. A shortcut for copy/Move to use 'last folder' seems better, what do you think?
Add it to a test build and I'll have a play with it :)
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Post by xnview » Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:35 pm

ckit wrote: Add it to a test build and I'll have a play with it :)
Could you send me your email to send a version?
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Post by Dreamer » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:44 pm

Perhaps a different shortcuts for:

Copy to / Move to (with a dialog) - Alt+C / Alt+M

and for Copy to / Move to (last used folder, no dialog) - Ctrl+Alt+C / Ctrl+Alt+M

Another solution is to use a checkbox "use the last used folder" in dialog, but in this case a dialog must be used always.

I have a new idea - use a checkbox "use the last used folder (for this session)" - means that no dialog will be used - the last used folder will be used until xnview restart, then a dialog will be used again.

Now we have many possibilities, choose some. :) BTW I think the best solution would be a dual pane layout + tabs in the browser + drag&drop (a bit OT, sorry), you could open few tabs and then just drag the file(s) - this might be possible even without a dual pane layout - in the browser and viewer - even in the fullscreen if another feature will be added - auto-hide fullscreen toolbars.
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Post by ckit » Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:51 am

Dreamer wrote: I have a new idea - use a checkbox "use the last used folder (for this session)" - means that no dialog will be used - the last used folder will be used until xnview restart, then a dialog will be used again.
I like this idea, however the dialog box will still need a default folder to use.
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Post by xnview » Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:54 pm

Do you have tried the version?
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Post by ckit » Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:26 pm

I'm sorry but it's a disaster!

My first experiences...
Open XnView, select file, right-click, Copy To, file is copied with no user warning of where it's going.

Next, I fill in the "Copy To" and "Move To" fields in Options (C:\Downloads), right-click, Copy To, A Dialog box is produced with no folder allocated in the tree and the folder in the dropdown list isn't "C:\Downloads"

Next, I tried the hotkeys Ctrl+Alt+C and M and worked like the first paragraph. Forget the hotkeys they aren't needed.

Corrections...
Remove both "Copy To" and "Move To" fields in Options, they do nothing currently anyway. Restore the right-click dialog for Copy To\Move To context menu but make it behave like above in the second paragraph.

Might be a good idea to have a short run public beta for this too.
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