[Duplicate] Toggling Auto Refresh On and Off

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[Duplicate] Toggling Auto Refresh On and Off

Post by Oberon Prime » Fri Aug 12, 2005 12:48 am

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Hello All,

Is their an easy straightforward way to disable and re-enable the Auto Refresh in the file list?

For the most part I like and depend on the auto refresh. But periodically I might be browsing files in a directory that is being actively added to by some other software or a file management operation. In these cases the tendency to place new files in sorted position and auto select them goes from a joyful convienence to a severe nuisance, as the selection is repeatedly jerked away from what I was looking at to the latest new addition to the file list.

I've been trying to find a menu option or a hotkey that will toggle auto refresh on and off but have thus far had no luck. Since other image management programs with a similiar auto refresh scheme offer this capability I'm sure others who have migrated from such programs will have encountered this and its my hope may know of a solution.

Thanks in advance,
Oberon Prime

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Post by Clo » Fri Aug 12, 2005 4:00 am

:) Hello !
Is there an easy straightforward way to disable and re-enable the Auto Refresh in the file list? …
• Hum… AFAIK, the answer is "No" :(
- As a workaround, you could disable the auto-refresh totally in Options >> Browser >> remove the nick of the “Auto Refresh” box, then just refresh when needed only with the “Refresh” button of the browser small tool-bar…
• Of course, some keyboard-command, menu entry or button should be handier, but the addition of buttons is messy in XnView, 'cause the single bitmap per bar which must be upgraded in all skins… :(
- You could make a request for such a feature in a future version @ the appropriate section here.
- Personally, I would suggest a small arrow-button beside the "Refresh" button in order to open a small menu with the entry :
"[x] Enable / Disable Auto Refresh" (bistable with an info-nick) ;)

:mrgreen: Kind regards,
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Post by Oberon Prime » Fri Aug 12, 2005 5:19 am

Thanks for the reply.

I think I'll post this is a suggestion for the next version. Truth is I had been a longtime ACDSee user and this little thing and pehaps having to hit F3 to launch certain files are amongst the only things i miss about that bloated mess of a program. So here is hoping that the suggestion does go unlistened to.

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Re: Toggling Auto Refresh On and Off

Post by xnview » Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:59 am

Oberon Prime wrote:Hello All,

Is their an easy straightforward way to disable and re-enable the Auto Refresh in the file list?

For the most part I like and depend on the auto refresh. But periodically I might be browsing files in a directory that is being actively added to by some other software or a file management operation. In these cases the tendency to place new files in sorted position and auto select them goes from a joyful convienence to a severe nuisance, as the selection is repeatedly jerked away from what I was looking at to the latest new addition to the file list.
Do you have Options/Browser/Filelist/Auto select new files?
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Post by Dreamer » Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:53 pm

Please check this similar topic - Quick Enable/Disable for Auto Refresh.

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Re: Toggling Auto Refresh On and Off

Post by Oberon Prime » Thu Aug 18, 2005 7:06 am

xnview wrote:
Oberon Prime wrote:Hello All,

Is their an easy straightforward way to disable and re-enable the Auto Refresh in the file list?

For the most part I like and depend on the auto refresh. But periodically I might be browsing files in a directory that is being actively added to by some other software or a file management operation. In these cases the tendency to place new files in sorted position and auto select them goes from a joyful convienence to a severe nuisance, as the selection is repeatedly jerked away from what I was looking at to the latest new addition to the file list.
Do you have Options/Browser/Filelist/Auto select new files?
Yes I do. But I like autoselect most of the time as well. Its just periodically that I don't want it to be jerking the selection to the newly added file. If their was a quick toggle for auto select that would fulfill my needs as much as a toggle for auto refresh. But I figured that a toggle for auto refresh would be more useful for more people.

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