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How to open, view several images from the browser window

Post by Sassan » Sun Sep 11, 2005 7:22 am

Is there an option (in Xnview 1.80.x) to force xnview to open a new file viewer window every time you double click on an image in the browser panel ? With previous versions, I used to be able to double click on a file in the browser window and each time a new viewer window would open for that file but with the new version, clicking on a (e.g. jpeg file) in the browser windw simply replaces the one browser window with one viewer window (which can toggle back to the browser window again)

Thanks for any help !

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Verify…

Post by Clo » Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:47 am

:) Hello !

- First, verify that the box Option >> View >> Only one view opened is not ticked.

- Then, you can see all views from 2-clicks in the browser in the main View window :
Window menu >> Tile >> Tile H / V…
- However, now the browser-window is shown too as tiled…

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Sassan

Post by Sassan » Mon Sep 12, 2005 11:23 pm

Thanks much for the suggestion. I verified that
Option >> View >> Only one view opened
is not selected but everytime I double click on a thumbnail
in the browser window, I stil need to select:
Windows >> Tile >> Cascade
for all te open images to become visible.

What I am trying to figure out is how to have it launch
a "new copy" of xnview, in a separate window, on that
particular image (so that several copies of xnview appear
in the task tray or the process list ?) I could do this with
the older version but I am not sure if this is a registry
problem or xnview intercepts the click on a .jpg file as an
internal invokaction rather than pass it on to the OS to
launch the appropriate application (in this case xnview,
since that is what I have designated as the application
for .jpeg, .jpg, .jpe files) ) on that file (which is what I
expect it would do, say, for text files ?)

Thanks agian for the response !

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Re: How to open, view several images from the browser window

Post by xnview » Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:01 am

Sassan wrote:Is there an option (in Xnview 1.80.x) to force xnview to open a new file viewer window every time you double click on an image in the browser panel ? With previous versions, I used to be able to double click on a file in the browser window and each time a new viewer window would open for that file but with the new version, clicking on a (e.g. jpeg file) in the browser windw simply replaces the one browser window with one viewer window (which can toggle back to the browser window again)
I don't undertand your problem, when you double click on a picture in the browser, you open this picture. Like old version.
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I guess---

Post by Clo » Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:48 am

:) Hello Pierre!

• If I got Sassan's need alright :
- He says that when you have set several pics in the main "View" window (at least two) as tiled or cascade from thumb-nails, then when you come back to the browser and 2-click on another thumb-nail, only that last pic is displayed, the other tiled or cascaded children file-windows disappear.
Hence, he has to reset them from the "Window" menu for each pic he wants to add in "View" from a thumb-nail table.

It's true, the children tiled / cascaded windows don't remain in "View" in that case; I checked this, it's so annoying…
Indeed, tabs help to see the open pics, but not all at the same time.
- The same behaviour occurs whether you use "Open" or the reopen list to open several files in "View" as tiled / cascaded…

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Re: I guess---

Post by xnview » Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:45 am

View are not maximized (after a cascade or other), you try to open another picture, and this view is maximized, is it the problem?
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Options conflict---

Post by Clo » Tue Sep 13, 2005 6:56 pm

:arrow: Pierre

:) Hello Pierre!
Views are not maximized (after a cascade or other), you try to open another picture, and this view is maximized, is it the problem?
• In some way, yes. The display of several pics as tiled / cascaded is very fugitive… The behaviour in that case is the same even if you uncheck Options >> View >> Maximize View when open.
- The logical expected behaviour should be that all children-windows tiled or cascaded remain on the screen, then that the last pic you open from a thumb-nail be simply added.
- Instead this, the last open pic fires all others, and they are somewhere in the background, but with not else means to view them again -plus the last open- than to ask again "Tile xx" or "Cascade" in the Window menu…:(

• I thought to some good workarounds to solve that issue, I've posted this in the right forum, and will send you some details via email, I guess…
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Post by Sassan » Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:21 am

To further clarify, there are two separate problems:

1) If I double-click on a thumbnail, in the browser window, by default, the image that opens will cover the browser window, and other open windows, and I need to go to:
Window >> Cascade
to make the previous images visible. This is not that big an issue for me since it can probably be changed by playing with the default setting.

2) what I really miss compared to the older (1.5 and 1.6) xnview, is to get a brand new xnview instance (and window), when I double-click on a thumbnail in the browser. I.e. after the double-click, I have two copies of
xnview running on the desktop. One is in the browser and the other is showing the image that was just openned !

With this 2nd capability, I could use xnview as my general purpose file
browser, instead of the Windows Explorer !

Thanks !

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Point #1---

Post by Clo » Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:41 am

:arrow: Sassan

:) Hello !
About the issue # 1 –>
…This is not that big an issue for me since it can probably be changed by playing with the default setting. …
- According with further tests I made, it seems that we can't solve this by some option setting, like I told in the related thread linked above… :|

- Your point #2 could be a feature request, perhaps. I never use several instances of XnView…

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Post by Lesmo16 » Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:43 am

Sassan wrote:2) what I really miss compared to the older (1.5 and 1.6) xnview, is to get a brand new xnview instance (and window), when I double-click on a thumbnail in the browser. I.e. after the double-click, I have two copies of
xnview running on the desktop. One is in the browser and the other is showing the image that was just openned !
@Sassan:

Basicly you have to associate xnView with the file types that you need.

Then:
- mark that thumbnail that should be opened in that new instance of xnView
- press F3
- et voila ... :wink:

BTW: Mouse users can get it also with rightclick context menu -> Open with -> Associated program
Everyone who believes in telekinesis, raise my hand!

sassan

Post by sassan » Thu Sep 15, 2005 2:59 am

Thanks; This is Great ! F3 does indeed launch the application on the selected file (i.e. if the selected file is a .jpg thumbnail, it launces xnview and if it is a .pdf, acrobat is launched, etc.)

This fixes the problem for me but it remains a puzzle as to why doubleclicking attempts to open the file with the current instance of xnview ? As I mentioned this used to be the behavior with the older versions (and this allowed me to could use xnview as a cool file browser !)

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Post by xnview » Thu Sep 15, 2005 7:47 am

Sassan wrote: 1) If I double-click on a thumbnail, in the browser window, by default, the image that opens will cover the browser window, and other open windows, and I need to go to:
Window >> Cascade
to make the previous images visible. This is not that big an issue for me since it can probably be changed by playing with the default setting.
If i have not "Maximize view when open", and browser is not maximised, the view opened is not maximised.
2) what I really miss compared to the older (1.5 and 1.6) xnview, is to get a brand new xnview instance (and window), when I double-click on a thumbnail in the browser. I.e. after the double-click, I have two copies of
xnview running on the desktop. One is in the browser and the other is showing the image that was just openned !
XnView have never works like this...
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Twisted---

Post by Clo » Thu Sep 15, 2005 8:18 am

:arrow: Pierre

:) Hello Pierre!
If I have not "Maximize view when open", and browser is not maximised, the view opened is not maximised.
• It's pretty twisted to get this… and not handy at all !
• Moreover, the last opened pic is not added in the cascade / tile view, it's a small standalone "floating" child-window !
- For short, I think that when you have a tiled / cacaded screen with n… open views, you might add another file directly, like this works for text-files in the multi-window text-editors…

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