Multiple XnView instance working independently

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Conan
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Multiple XnView instance working independently

Post by Conan » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:55 pm

Hi,

I used ACDSee before.... (boooo :mrgreen: ) but it is too heavy despite my good hardware !! So I change to XnView, it's better :)

But I can't configure it like I want... I only have 2 questions:

1/

How can I have 2 XnView installation working independently : each have proper settings, proper file association, proper cache folders...

So I try to make one classic setup for all users. And I download a ZIP file and I extract files to one folder... But the associations are not working separately! How can I do that ? Like Two different software ?

2/

How can I use only one tab to open pictures from the browser or the windows explorer ??

Thanks :D

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Re: Multiple XnView instance working independently

Post by XnTriq » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:45 pm

Conan wrote:How can I have 2 XnView installation working independently : each have proper settings, proper file association, proper cache folders...

So I try to make one classic setup for all users. And I download a ZIP file and I extract files to one folder... But the associations are not working separately! How can I do that ? Like Two different software ?
  1. Create a directory…
    • %ProgramFiles%\XnView\
    … and subdirectories:
    • %ProgramFiles%\XnView\1st\
    • %ProgramFiles%\XnView\2nd\
  2. Download one of the following install packages… … and extract the ZIP archive to both of the two subdirectories.
  3. Use a text editor (e.g. NotePad) to create config files…
    • %ProgramFiles%\XnView\1st\xnview.ini
    • %ProgramFiles%\XnView\2nd\xnview.ini
    … with the following content:

    Code: Select all

    [Start]
    ParamsSavingMode=1
  4. Create shortcuts:
    • XnView #1 = %ProgramFiles%\XnView\1st\xnview.exe -ini %ProgramFiles%\XnView\1st\xnview.ini
    • XnView #2 = %ProgramFiles%\XnView\2st\xnview.exe -ini %ProgramFiles%\XnView\2st\xnview.ini
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Re: Multiple XnView instance working independently

Post by JohnFredC » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:21 pm

Excellent post!
John

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Re: Multiple XnView instance working independently

Post by Conan » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:57 pm

OK, thanks to XnTriq & cday , i'll try this and reply shortly :)

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Re: Multiple XnView instance working independently

Post by XnTriq » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:30 pm

JohnFredC wrote:Excellent post!
Thank you, John (-:
Conan wrote:OK, thanks to XnTriq & cday , i'll try this and reply shortly :)
Please post back to let us know what kind of solution you ended up with, Conan.

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Re: Multiple XnView instance working independently

Post by Conan » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:37 am

Hi! i try it quickly, it seems to work :)

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Re: Multiple XnView instance working independently

Post by XnTriq » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:45 am

Conan wrote:Hi! i try it quickly, it seems to work :)
Thank you for confirming, Conan. I hope this info will be of use to other users.

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