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SE: Options to xnview Options window

Post by Dreamer » Sat Feb 04, 2006 11:21 pm

Since Shell extension is a part of xnview, Shell extension options could be in xnview Options window. There could be also an option to disable/enable Shell extension quickly.

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Re: SE: Options to xnview Options window

Post by ckit » Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:21 am

Dreamer wrote:Since Shell extension is a part of xnview, Shell extension options could be in xnview Options window. There could be also an option to disable/enable Shell extension quickly.
That's not possible, because some of the time you have to "log off" Windows to get Windows to stop using the DLL. I admit this doesn't happen with every version of Windows but it does happen!

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Re: SE: Options to xnview Options window

Post by Dreamer » Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:13 pm

ckit wrote:
Dreamer wrote:Since Shell extension is a part of xnview, Shell extension options could be in xnview Options window. There could be also an option to disable/enable Shell extension quickly.
That's not possible, because some of the time you have to "log off" Windows to get Windows to stop using the DLL. I admit this doesn't happen with every version of Windows but it does happen!
You mean just this is not possible, right?

What about just hide it / remove all items form context menu?

And - what about first part of my suggestion?

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Re: SE: Options to xnview Options window

Post by ckit » Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:39 pm

Dreamer wrote:You mean just this is not possible, right?

What about just hide it / remove all items form context menu?

And - what about first part of my suggestion?
Yes, correct.

I'm not sure I see the point in hiding it / removing it from the context menu.

The first part is fine.

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Re: SE: Options to xnview Options window

Post by Dreamer » Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:17 pm

ckit wrote:
Dreamer wrote:You mean just this is not possible, right?

What about just hide it / remove all items form context menu?

And - what about first part of my suggestion?
Yes, correct.

I'm not sure I see the point in hiding it / removing it from the context menu.
OK, never mind, I'll start another topic with another suggestion...
The first part is fine.
OK. I'll suggest more options, so it would be better (but not too much).

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Re: SE: Options to xnview Options window

Post by Dreamer » Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:54 pm

ckit wrote:
Dreamer wrote:There could be also an option to disable/enable Shell extension quickly.
That's not possible, because some of the time you have to "log off" Windows to get Windows to stop using the DLL. I admit this doesn't happen with every version of Windows but it does happen!
It is possible with Win XP - more here (your hint ;) ).
ckit wrote:I'm not sure I see the point in hiding it / removing it from the context menu.
For example, in ZIP version, you can't install Shell Extension without that hint (above). Another reason, user cannot disable / uninstall it now (link).

And sometimes you need it and sometimes don't - e.g. in explorer / file manager with thumbnails view it's not needed, but in list / details view it is needed.

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