Change status bar system

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Change status bar system

Post by Dreamer » Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:10 am

Sometimes filename is too long and other important information (also selection size) is not visible - and filename is also on title bar, therefore I suggest:

- reorder context menu items, filename should be last
- or - limit filename characters so that all other information would be fully visible

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Re: Change status bar system

Post by xnview » Thu Mar 16, 2006 4:22 am

Dreamer wrote:Sometimes filename is too long and other important information (also selection size) is not visible - and filename is also on title bar, therefore I suggest:

- reorder context menu items, filename should be last
- or - limit filename characters so that all other information would be fully visible
Perhaps limit filename is better, no?
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Post by Ty » Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:01 pm

This problem occurs frequently in Windows in general: (a) the file name is much longer than the space available to display it, and (b) it's the actual filename--at the right end of the long path/name--that is the worthwhile information.

The solution, in my opinion, is to set the properties of the control where the name is being displayed as a RIGHT justified text field. This way the right-most data is always displayed, and the left-most data is truncated as necessary to fit in the available space.

If Pierre tries this out in XnView and it works well, I'm sure Mr. Gates will quickly adopt it as a standard for his firm....

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Re: Change status bar system

Post by Dreamer » Fri Mar 17, 2006 1:30 am

xnview wrote:
Dreamer wrote:Sometimes filename is too long and other important information (also selection size) is not visible - and filename is also on title bar, therefore I suggest:

- reorder context menu items, filename should be last
- or - limit filename characters so that all other information would be fully visible
Perhaps limit filename is better, no?
Sure, but maybe not easier to implement. Number of characters must be flexible, not fixed!

BTW Format/extension should be always visible.

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Post by Ty » Sat Mar 18, 2006 7:24 am

I agree that limiting the filename is not a good idea.

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Post by Dreamer » Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:47 am

Ty wrote:I agree that limiting the filename is not a good idea.
Sorry, I misunderstood.

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