request: multiple character matching when typing filename

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MrBooth
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request: multiple character matching when typing filename

Post by MrBooth » Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:31 am

Category: browser

Hello, a very useful feature would be to match multiple key-presses/characters in the browser view. Currently, if you press 'x' it goes to the first image whose name starts with 'x'. If you then type mother characters (e.g. 'xnv') then rather than going to the first image whose filename begins with 'xnv', you will end up at the first image beginning with 'v'.

If you have a lot of images in a folder, it can really help to be able to type a few characters to find the one you want. See Windows Explorer for an example of how this can work... if you type the letters quickly, they are treated as a string for matching. After a short delay, it resets.

Hope I described that well enough!

Thanks :)

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Re: request: multiple character matching when typing filenam

Post by xnview » Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:56 am

MrBooth wrote:Category: browser

Hello, a very useful feature would be to match multiple key-presses/characters in the browser view. Currently, if you press 'x' it goes to the first image whose name starts with 'x'. If you then type mother characters (e.g. 'xnv') then rather than going to the first image whose filename begins with 'xnv', you will end up at the first image beginning with 'v'.

If you have a lot of images in a folder, it can really help to be able to type a few characters to find the one you want. See Windows Explorer for an example of how this can work... if you type the letters quickly, they are treated as a string for matching. After a short delay, it resets.
Yes, currently a known bug
Pierre.

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