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Options' descriptions

Post by Xyzzy » Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:54 am

Version for 1.82 can be found here: http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?t=4941

For Version 1.80

Hello!

In this thread I would like to post descriptions for all XnView's settings avaliable in Options window.
Please clarify things that are marked in RED.
Maybe some native English-speaker could also correct all language errors.
I think the descriptions could be added to XnView distribution, even as plain text file- that would help users a lot.

X.

EDIT: After 1.82 release descriptions will be adjusted to 1.82
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Post by Xyzzy » Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:54 am

<b>General</b>

Remember last windows position/size – If checked, XnView’s window position and size are saved in xnview.ini file on exit and used on next launch. Saves data for both browser and view if the option below is checked.

Use different position/size for browser & view – If not checked, position and size of XnView’s window changed in View mode is retained after returning to Browser mode. Otherwise, position and size of Browse mode window is restored. For multiple opened Views, only last position is remembered.

Open Hexa View if not a picture - If checked, when you perform the Open action on a non-image file (like double-clicking it in browser’s file list), it will be opened in special hexadecimal view. Otherwise, nothing happens.

Open one view per selected image - If checked, and you select multiple images in 'Open picture' windows ('File->Open' menu option), every image is opened in a separate tab, but only if 'View->Only one view opened' is unchecked. Otherwise, only last selected file is opened.

Delete to Recycle Bin - If unchecked, Recycle Bin is bypassed on file deletion.

Confirm file delete- If checked, a confirmation dialog is displayed on file deletion.

Disable GIF/JIF/ANI animation – If checked, in preview and View mode GIF/JIF/ANI animations are displayed as image of the first frame. Otherwise, whole animation is played.

Enable BMP animation – If checked, BMP animations are played. Otherwise, they are displayed as image of the first frame.

Single ESC to exit – If checked, after closing the last Folder tab with ESC key, XnView exits. Otherwise, it is displayed in basic mode (and another ESC press exits).

For ‘Save as’, use same original pathname & format – When using ‘Save as’ option, the file name and image format are automatically selected in Save picture dialog, matching active file. Active file is the file currently selected in Browser or displayed in Viewer.

After ‘Save as’ change filename – After saving with ‘Save as’ option, the file name in title bar is changed to reflect the new name.

Add ‘Exit’ to context menus – Adds ‘Exit’ option to right mouse button menus, which enables instant exiting XnView.

<b>General->Startup</b>

Maximize XnView at Startup – Maximizes XnView’s window at start.

Start View in Fullscreen – If checked, XnView is started in fullscreen View mode when launched with an image specified, fe. after double clicking on the image in Windows Explorer or when image is specified as parameter in command line. Behaviour when launching with no image specified is defined by 'Browser->Launch browser at Startup' option.

Always on Top – If checked, whole XnView’s window is always visible (stays ‘on top’ of other windows).

Only one instance – If checked, only one copy of XnView can be run simultaneously.

Use XP style menus – If checked, all menus are displayed in XP style (ie. with a colored band on the left side).

Use all formats available – If checked, XnView displays all avaliable file formats. Otherwise only approx. 100 most popular formats are displayed, and other are treated as 'other' files. This option also affects contents of the Associations list in Options window and file types lists in Open and Save windows.
Turning off this option speeds up XnView operations.

<b>General->Recent lists</b>

Add ‘Most recently used files’ to menu File – If checked, a list of recently opened files is added to File menu, enabling quick access to a them.

Most recent files in submenu – If checked, the above list is accessible via Recent files submenu.

Purge ‘Most recently used files & directories’ on exit – If checked, clears most recently used files and most recently used directories lists on XnView exit.

<b>General->Switching modes</b>

Use double click to switch between – Defines how modes are switched when you double-click in XnView with left mouse button.

Use middle mouse click to switch between – as above, but for single middle mouse button click

Use ENTER to switch between – as above, but for pressing Enter key

<b>Browser</b>

Launch browser at Startup – If checked, XnView starts in Browser mode. Otherwise, it starts in Basic mode. This option refers to starting XnView with no image specified, contrary to 'General->Startup->Start View in Fullscreen'.

Startup directory – This option defines which directory is active when opening Browser.

Show tooltips – If checked, move mouse pointer over image in file list and leave it there for a short moment to display a little window with basic information about image.

Update Treeview on refresh - Updates also tree view panel when refreshing file list with F5, CTRL+R or View->Refresh menu option.

Use Shell context to open picture – Open picture using Windows Explorer Open command, not the XnView’s internal viewer.

Synchronize Browser selection with current View – When you navigate between pictures in View mode, currently displayed picture becomes also selected picture in Browser’s file list.

Show Desktop in folder tree – If checked, the topmost item of folder tree in browser is Desktop.

Single click to expand folder tree – If checked, single click on folder in folder tree expands it, after a short delay. Otherwise, double-click is required to expand a folder.

Use external media player – If checked, multimedia files are played with system media player (ie. external player is launched instead of entering View mode). Otherwise, the built-in player is used. Preview uses built-in player regardless of this option.

Info on status bar – Defines what additional information is displayed for a picture on the rightmost part of the status bar at the bottom of the XnView’s window. 'Description' is info stored in separate descript.ion file, located in the image's directory, set with 'Edit->Describe' or CTRL+D. 'Comment' is info embedded in JPEG file, set with 'Edit->Edit comment' in View mode (NOT lossless).

<b>Browser->File list</b>

Recognize only by extension – This option is used only in Thumbnail and Detailed modes. If checked, file types are recognized only by filename extensions. Otherwise, they are recognized also by file header contents.
Generally, file recognition feature tells XnView type of file (like image, movie etc.; in case of images- also which type of image it is, like JPG). This information is then used by XnView in all places, where it has to determine action to perform for a file basing on its file type (like viewing a file). Currently assigning file types to XnView file categories (which you can see fe. on Options->Files displayed page) is hardcoded in XnView, so you can't fe. decide that some exotic sound format should be treated as Audio file. The catch-all category is Other, where belong all files not falling into any other category.

Show hidden files – If checked, file list displays also files with Hidden attribute set. Otherwise, these files are not visible in file list.

Scan file headers in folders – This option is used only in List and Icons modes. This option defines for which locations file headers (small part of file content) are scanned, in order to determine file type.

Items shown in thumbnail mode – Select types of items to be shown in file list in thumbnail mode. Which file type falls into which category is internally defined by XnView. File types recognition is affected by 'Recognize only by extension' and 'Scan file headers in folder' options in 'Browser->File list'.

Items shown in other modes – Select types of items to be shown in file list in other modes. Which file type falls into which category is internally defined by XnView. File types recognition is affected by 'Recognize only by extension' and 'Scan file headers in folder' options in 'Browser->File list'.

Auto refresh – Automatically detects any changes in displayed directory (file additions/deletions/changes) and modifies file list accordingly.

Use Colour - Mark image files with colors depending on image type. Works for Detail, List and Icon modes. Colors are not configurable. Files are coloured only when image header is read, defined by Recognize only by extension and Scan file headers in folders. Headers are also scanned when creating thumbnails.

Automatically select new files – Files added out of XnView to displayed directory are automatically selected. Already selected files, if any, are deselected.

Show grid lines – If checked, items in Details and Thumbnails&Details views are displayed in a grid, separating every item and every column. Otherwise, they are displayed on a plain background.

Full row select – If selected, in Details mode, clicking an item selects a whole row of data. Otherwise, only filename is selected.

<b>Browser->Thumbnails</b>

Use huge thumbnails – If selected, sliders range for thumbnail size is 32-2048 instead of 32-320

Width and Height – Select parameters for thumbnail size.

Use shadow – Display drop shadow under thumbnail. This option requires true color display (24- or 32-bit color depth).

Background color – Background color for thumbnail display panel. Inactive if “Use shadow” is checked.

Thumbnail back color – A color for thumbnail frame. Inactive if “Use shadow” is checked.

Flat style – If unchecked, thumbnail frames are “raised” by adding a pseudo-3D frame around thumbnail frame. Inactive if “Use shadow” is checked.

Text colour – Text color for text items under thumbnails, configured in 'Browser->Thumbnail label'. Does not apply to file name.

Text back colour – Background color for text items under thumbnails, configured in 'Browser->Thumbnail label'. Does not apply to file name. 'Browser->File List->Use colour' supersedes this option!

No thumbnail for files larger than – For files larger than the specified limit, thumbnails are not displayed

Show thumbnail for file shortcut – If checked, XnView displays thumbnail for a file that shortcut points to (Currenty BUG -displays thumbnail regardless of this setting?).

Show info icons – If checked, overlays
small info icon on thumbnail frame. Avaliable info icons are: EXIF present,
IPTC present, embedded thumbnail used, image rotated using EXIF info, others? Info icons are displayed only if image actually contains EXIF/IPTC data etc.

Show thumbnail for video file – If checked, thumbnails for video files are displayed.

Use high quality - Use high quality rendering for thumbnails display.

Use embedded thumbnails – Use thumbnails embedded in JPG or digital camera RAW file (any other formats?) as a base for thumbnail creation (instead of the image itself). This speeds up thumbnail creation.

No thumbnail for PDF/PS/AI files – If checked, thumbnails for these types of files are not created. Thumbnail creation requires AFPL Ghostscript installed.

<b>Browser->Thumbnail label</b>

Here you can choose data that are displayed below every thumbnail in Thumbnails mode.

<b>Browser->Preview</b> (settings for preview panel)

Use high quality - Uses high quality rendering for preview image.

Play sound – If selected, if sound file is selected in file list, plays this file in preview panel. Otherwise there is no preview.

Play movie– If selected, if movie file is selected in file list, plays this file in preview panel. Otherwise, displays only first frame of the movie.

Display PDF/EPS/PS files – If PDF/EPS/PS file is selected in file list, display preview for this file. Installed Ghostscript is required for this option to work.

Show text file - If text file is selected in file list, show contents of this file in preview panel.

Show HexaView for unknown file – Show hexadecimal view for file types not recognized by XnView.

Hide scrollbar – If checked and preview image is greater than panel size, scroll bars are not displayed. Preview can be scrolled by dragging it with mouse.

Background color – Background color for preview panel.

<b>Browser->Misc.</b>

SlideShow group box – Which files to use if slide show is started and no files are selected in file list.

Convert group box – Which files to use if Convert function is used and no files are selected in file list.

<b>Browser->Cache</b>

Enable Caching – If unchecked, caching is turned off. Caching writes created thumbnails to disk database, so that they don't need to be created every time a directory is displayed in one of Thumbnail modes.
Is any other information stored in cache, like fe. file type for file of thumbnail?

Compression – Defines how thumbnails are compressed for disk storage.

list box – Lists cached directories. Each list item contains name of cached directory, number of images cached for a directory and size of cache on a disk.

Remove – Removes from disk the cache for directory selected in the list box.

Remove all – Clears all cache (removes it from a disk).

Optimize - Removes from the cache thumbnails for the files that cannot be accessed at the moment, like deleted or moved files, files on ejected removable disks, inaccesible network drives etc. Can someone confirm/deny???

Directory – Select directory to store cache
files. If empty, default directory is used (XnView_install_dir/cache).
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Post by Xyzzy » Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:55 am

View (options related to View mode)

Only one view opened - If checked, every opened image replaces previously opened image, so that fe. no more than one folder tab can be opened for view mode.

Maximize View when Open - (This option affects only windowed View run directly from Windows). If checked, image is opened in maximized window, inside of XnView's window. Otherwise it is opened is a window floating in XnView workspace. If option 'General->Use different position/size for browser&view' is set, uses Viewer position.

Auto Image size - You can choose if (and how) image is resized on display. This option generally refers both to fullscreen and windowed View mode.
All images are centered on display.
No fit - Image is not resized, every pixel of the image is mapped to one dot of a screen.
Fit window to image - (only windowed View) View window is resized to size of the image. If image is bigger than XnView window, it is displayed in window maximized in XnView workspace.
Fit image to window, all - Expands or shrinks image to fit window/desktop size.
Fit image to window, large only - Shrinks image to fit window/desktop size. Smaller images are displayed unresized.
Fit image to desktop, all - Expands or shrinks image to fit desktop size.
Fit image to dekstop, large only - Shrinks image to fit desktop size. Smaller images are displayed unresized.
Fit image to window width - Image is resized so that its width fits window/desktop.
Fit image to window height - Image is resized so that its height fits window/desktop.

Force XnView to fit Image - (This option is active only if 'Fit window to image' is selected for 'Auto Image Size' option.) On image display in View window, resize XnView window so as it fits displayed image. Window is centered on screen. If image is bigger than display, XnView window is maximized.

Background color - Background color for View mode window.

Use gamma correction - Correct gamma for displayed images.

Show transparency (<=8bits) - For files with depth <= 8bits per pixel (fe. GIF), show transparent/alpha masked areas in background color. Note: In thumbnails view transparency is always shown, also for files with depth greater than 8 bit.

Adjust zoom if X/Y DPI are different - If DPI vaules for X and Y dimensions in image differ (fe. for some faxes), adjust displaying image so it has proper proportions.

Change zoom in fixed steps - Every zoom adjustment operation changes magnification by specified factor. Unit for entered value is %. Minimum value is 5.

High zoom quality - With this group box you can define operations, for which algorithms producing higher quality images are used. Options refer both to fullscreen and windowed View mode. true?

Display units - Select units for selection size, used when making a selection in View mode, displayed in status bar.

Info in status bar - Defines what additional information is displayed for a picture on the rightmost part of the status bar at the bottom of the XnView’s window. 'Description' is info stored in separate descript.ion file, located in the image's directory, set with 'Edit->Describe' or CTRL+D. 'Comment' is info embedded in JPEG file, set with 'Edit->Edit comment' in View mode (NOT lossless).

View->File list

Loop on the file list - If this option is checked, images in current file list (like selected files or files in active directory) are displayed in a loop (ie. using Next file on the last file skips to first file in the list, and using Previous file on the first file skips to last file.)

Go to next image when deleting current - If checked, after deleting file, next file is displayed. Otherwise, the deleted file is still displayed. This refers only to windowed View mode. In Fullscreen mode, after deleting file always next file is displayed, or if last picture in file list is deleted, View mode is closed.

Play sound - If checked, when browsing through file list in View mode, sound files are played. Otherwise they are skipped.

Play movie - If checked, when browsing through file list in View mode, movie files are played. Otherwise, they are skipped.

Read one image ahead - When displaying image, read to memory next image in file list, to speed up browsing.

Keep current image in cache - When displaying image, keep previous image is memory. This allows for fast browsing back to previous image.

View->Quick Slide Show (options for quick slide show)

Delay - delay between image displays in miliseconds.

Directions - Order for displaying files in current file list.

Wrap aroung - After displaying all images from a file list, slideshow starts from the beginning.

View->Keyboard/Mouse

On this options page you can define what actions are performed in View mode on after selected mouse/keyboard operations.

Left button used in selection - Refers to clicking left mouse button on selected area.
option values:
Move picture - click and hold to pan image
Make selection - click and drag to make a selection
Previous/Next file - skip to previous/next file in file list
Scroll left/right - scroll image to left/right if it is greater than display size
Scroll up/down - scroll image up/down if it is greater than display size
Zoom - change image magnification
Zoom in - increase image magnification
Move selection - Move selected area on image

View->Fullscreen

Enable navigation with left and right mouse button - (This option affects only fullscreen View run directly from Windows). Clicking left/right mouse button goes to previous/next image in current folder. Supersedes View->Keyboard/Mouse->Left Mouse Button, Right Mouse button true???

Hide scrollbar - If this option is not checked, scroll bars are displayed for images greater than display size.

Hide play bar - (This option affects only fullscreen View run directly from Windows). Hides play bar for video files.

Auto Image Size - Like View->Auto Image Size, but controls display in fullscreen mode.

Background color - Background color for file display.

Dual monitor, Stretch over all monitors - In dual monitor setup, stretch image over both monitors.

Dual monitor, Use second monitor (Browser only) - In dual monitor setup, display fullscreen image on second monitor if opened from Browser.

Use delayed high quality for pictures ... - If checked, for images with one dimension greater than specified limit, display quickly rough picture and then replace it with target quality image, after completing rendering it in the background. This option affects only browser preview panel (Browser->Preview->Use high quality must be checked, no effect otherwise) and fullscreen View mode.

Show information - This option enables overlaying text information on displayed image. Information is used only on display, it is NOT written to image file.

Text setting - You can choose font, background color and location for information text.

Insert - A list of avaliable items you can add to information text. They are replaced by actual values when displaying image.

Slide Show (options for Slide Show command)

Stretch small pictures - If checked, images smaller than display size are resized up to fit screen.

Use high quality - Use high quality rendering when displaying images.

Center window - If slideshow is not displayed in full screen, image window is centered on screen. Otherwise, image window is aligned to top-left corner of the screen.

No title bar - If this option is not checked, display images in maximized window, with title bar and frame. Otherwise, only image and optionally image background are visible.

Use Gamma setting in EXE/SCR - Transfer current 'View->Use gamma correction' option into created EXE/SCR file and use it for display.

Suppress read errors - If checked, any errors during slideshow (like missing image file) are silently ignored. Damaged or truncated files are displayed, if XnView is able to render them.

Save relative paths in SLD file - When saving slideshow file, paths to images are written relative to SLD file. This feature facilitates creation of CD-based slide shows.

Background color - Select color for background in slide show.

Show Information, Text settings, Insert - see corresponding View->Fullscreen options
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Post by Xyzzy » Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:58 am

Read These options refer to reading files

Ignore read errors - Read errors during reading image are silently ignored. Damaged or truncated files are displayed, if XnView is able to render them.

Rotate images based on EXIF orientation - If checked, and if file contains EXIF information on image orientation, it is used for automatic rotation for thumbnails and image display. Images are rotated for display only, actual image files are not altered in any way. Some digital cameras register orientation information.

Use EXIF DPI information if exists - JPEG files can contain DPI information both in JEPG data and EXIF header. If checked, in such case EXIF information is used. When dealing with digital camera images you should leave this option unchecked, as almost no camera records usable information on DPI.

(Format options to do later)

Write These options refer to writing files.

If no extension, add it - While writing image file, if file extension is not specified, it is automatically added based on image type.

Write->File types

list box - In this list box you can select image types avaliable at the top of the list of file types in Save as window.

The most used - Selects only a predefined set of most used file types.

Add all - Selects all file types.

None - Unselects all file types.

(Format options to do later)

Toolbar Options referring to image toolbar

Show tooltips - If checked, move mouse pointer over toolbar button and leave it there for a short moment to display a little box with button description.

Use flat buttos - If checked, buttons have not raised pseudo 3D frame around them.

Show button text - If checked, button name is displayed below button image. The same name is shown by the button tooltip.

Toolbar->Buttons displayed

list boxes - On these lists you can select which buttons are displayed in Browse and View modes.

Toolbar->Skin

list box - Select images to be displayed on XnView toolbars.

Folder tabs Options for folder tabs (which should be named just 'Tabs' btw), the ones between the toolbar and the menu bar.

Hide tab bar when only one window is opened - No tab is displayed if only one XnView window is opened.

No thumbnail in folder tab - If not checked, a small thumbnail of image is displayed next to folder tab name for every View mode tab.

Plugin Adobe 8bf Here you can add and remove avaliable .8bf plugins.

Language Here you can select interface language.

Install Options related to Windows integration and settings' storage.

Add 'Browse with XnView' to context menu - Check to add 'Browse with XnView' option to Windows Explorer context menu. Uncheck to remove it.

Add XnView to 'Send to' context menu - Check to add XnView option to Windows Explorer 'Send to' submenu. Uncheck to remove it.

Associate Slide File with XnView - Check to associate .SLD files with XnView, so that you can launch slideshow by double-clicking .SLD file in Windows Explorer.

Add XnView as applications for USB events - Check to add XnView item to USB connection wizard. Ucheck to remove it.

Add XnView's Icon to Desktop - Place shortcut to XnView on Windows Desktop.

Add Xnview to Programs Menu - Add XnView item to Start->All Programs menu.

Add XnView to Start menu - Add XnView item to Start menu.

Use Windows folder to save INI file - If checked, XnView uses INI file placed in Windows install directory. Otherwise, uses INI file in XnView install directory.

Use registry to save options - All options are saved in Windows registry instead of INI file.

Associations Set Windows file associations here.

View as Name - Sorts items in list box by name.

View as Extension - Sorts items in list box by file extension.

list box - Select file formats to be associated with XnView. Associated files can be opened in XnView by double clicking them in Windows Explorer.

The most used - Selects only a predefined set of most used file types.

Add all - Selects all file types.

Restore all - Restores associations to the state well, what state???
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Post by marsh » Mon Dec 05, 2005 12:10 pm

Auto Image Size descriptions:

Code: Select all

'Fit image to window, large only'- shrinks image to best fit window/screen
'Fit image to window, all'- expands or shrinks image to best fit window/screen.
-Xnview best fits small images by centering them on window/screen.

'Fit image to window width'- expands or shrinks image to meet left and right of window/screen.
'Fit image to window height'- expands or shrinks image to meet top and bottom of window/screen.

'Fit image to desktop, all'- expands or shrinks image and viewer to best fit edges of desktop.
'Fit image to desktop, large only'- only shrinks large image and viewer to best fit edges of desktop.
-Xnview best fits viewer on screen by centering it first.

'Fit window to image'- expands or shrinks window to meet image. Multiple unmaximized windows can be displayed and arranged.
'Force Xnview to fit image'- It will match global window to size of image. It is positioned on center of screen.

-Related options:
'Maximize view when Open'- expands image to fill Xnview's workspace/desktop. Useful when only displaying one image at a time.
'Only one view opened'- unselect this to display multiple images at the same time.
'Use different position/size for browser & view'- is useful in preventing Xnview's browser from matching the viewer's size and position while using some 'Auto Image Size' settings.
'Folder Tabs'- can make switching between multiple images more convenient. It is disabled by going to browser menu and changing View>Folder Tabs.

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Post by marsh » Tue Dec 06, 2005 3:03 pm

---Dec 6---done---
---Dec 7---done---
---Dec 8---done---
---Dec 22--- No more top-posting from me here. This was done before thread was moved. A work in progress experiment.
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Post by helmut » Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:40 pm

Hello Xyzzy,

first of thank you very much for your initiative to document XnView's options.

On http://wiki.xnview.com there is a Wiki for XnView purposes. The pages are under construction, but I think that it would be ideal for editing the "Options" documentation by many people. Simply start a new page in the Wiki if you want.

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Post by Xyzzy » Tue Dec 06, 2005 8:41 pm

marsh wrote:---begin dec6---
Thanks marsh. Your info from this post has been assimilated.
:mrgreen:
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Post by Xyzzy » Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:09 am

marsh wrote: ---begin dec7---ready for assimilation---
Xyzzy wrote: Recognize only by extension – If checked,
Please recheck current description.
Xyzzy wrote: Scan file headers in folders – If option
Please recheck current description.
Xyzzy wrote: Text colour – does
Text back colour – does
Figured out these two.
Xyzzy wrote: No thumbnail for PDF/PS/AI files – If
I think it simply requires Ghostscript, but need confirmation. Do you have it installed?
Xyzzy wrote: Use high quality - ???
marsh wrote: Otherwise it uses low quality. :) This effects browser preview and F11 (fullscreen) of that file in browser.
So, effectively, this defines quality for both preview and fullscreen View mode?
Xyzzy wrote: View->Quick Slide Show (options for quick slide show can be run only with Space or toolbar button in View mode???)
marsh wrote:<Pause> button starts stops Quick Slide show in viewer and when using F11 on a file in browser.
Neither Pause nor Space works for me, only operations I can perform for Quick Slide Show are using toolbar menu button and Esc to quit it.
Xyzzy wrote: View->Fullscreen
Enable navigation with left and right mouse button - works? what does it
marsh wrote:Goes back/forward using just mouse buttons. This of course disables other useful Xnview features. It works in viewer only.
Does not work for me. Seems to be wholly superseded by View->Keyboard/Mouse options.
Xyzzy wrote: Use external media player – If checked,
marsh wrote:Yes, movie can be shown in preview when external media player is checked.
BUT it seems external player is used only for View mode, and preview is with internal player???

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Post by Xyzzy » Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:22 am

helmut wrote: On http://wiki.xnview.com there is a Wiki for XnView purposes. The pages the Wiki if you want.
Now it's easier for me to maintain it here. Then it can be moved.

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Post by Olivier_G » Wed Dec 07, 2005 1:53 pm

Great-great job, Xyzzy and Marsh... :D

Some more:
Xyzzy wrote:<b>Browser->Thumbnails</b>
Use high quality - ??? Any relation to cache compression settings?
It describes the quality of the resizing algorithm used to draw/render the Thumbnail.
Compression used for saving Thumbnail image in Cache is independent.
Use embedded thumbnails – Use thumbnails embedded in JPG or digital camera RAW file (any other formats?). What is stored in cache?
The Thumbnail is created based on the embedded image (instead of using the image itself) for faster thumbnails creation.
The resulting Thumbnail is then stored in Cache as usual.
<b>Browser->Cache</b>
Optimize - ???
I remember than Pierre explained that for each Thumbnail cached, XnView does check that the original file is still there (ie: remove orphans).
I am not sure is something else is done as well...

Olivier
PS: I wanted to start a thread about re-arranging XnView's Options... and your thread is extremely useful for that. Thanks :P

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Post by Xyzzy » Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:08 pm

Thanks Olivier_G, your info has been assimilated :mrgreen:
Olivier_G wrote:PS: I wanted to start a thread about re-arranging XnView's Options... and your thread is extremely useful for that. Thanks :P
You have my support :!: :!: :!:
Once I made an attempt at that here:
http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?p=12092
I think not only options, but also options tree should be seriuosly rearranged!

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Post by helmut » Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:43 pm

Xyzzy wrote:
helmut wrote: On http://wiki.xnview.com there is a Wiki for XnView purposes. The pages the Wiki if you want.
Now it's easier for me to maintain it here. Then it can be moved.

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As you probably know, Wiki has versioning and a discussion board included, and everyone can edit it. But if you feel more comfortable using the forum, it's o.k..

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Post by Xyzzy » Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:10 am

Xyzzy wrote:I think not only options, but also options tree should be seriuosly rearranged!
As 1.82 is round the corner, I think we can move this project after 1.82, if it is still relevant.

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Post by Xyzzy » Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:53 am

marsh wrote:---begin Dec 8---
marsh wrote: (Quick Slide Show)<Pause> button starts stops Quick Slide show in viewer and when using F11 on a file in browser.
OK, so Pause works for starting/stopping QSS, but Space only displays next file in View/fullscreen View. Maybe some other setting interferes here?
marsh wrote:(View->Fillscreen->Enable navigation with LMB/RMB) Goes back/forward using just mouse buttons. This of course disables other useful Xnview features. It works in viewer only.
So I am puzzled now. You select this option. Then you go to fullscreen View mode. You single-click left/right mouse button and go to previous/next image?
Here single left click does nothing (click and hold changes pointer into 'panning hand'). Single right click displays context menu.
Either some other option interferes or I am doing something wrong.
BUT works in 1.82 alpha, so maybe it depends on some other setting...?
marsh wrote: Browser->File list
Recognize only by extension – If checked, file types are recognized only Scan file headers in folders – If option 'Recognize only by extension'
OK, so:
1. These options affect if Items shown in thumbnail mode/other modes can filter files, Use Colour can work, ie allow XnView to properly define file types, yes?
2. If file is not recognized because of current settings, it is categorised as falling into "All other files" category, yes?
3. Recognize...extension checked, Scan...headers- any setting = files are recognized only by extension, Scan...headers option has no effect (effectively files are never scanned OR are scanned as per setting but the scanning result has no effect as for determining file type?)
4. Recognize...extension not checked, Scan...headers setting other than Never = File headers are scanned as per setting. If file not recognized by header, recognition by extension is performed.
5. Recognize...extension not checked, Scan...headers Never = effect exactly as in point 3???



Thanks again :!:

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