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Anika
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Window tile vertically and horizontally

Post by Anika » Fri Aug 13, 2004 2:29 pm

I use the feature to tile the windows of two open pictures very often. For previewing stereoscopic fotos it is great to view the foto for the left eye one the right side and vice versa.

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|-------------|
|      |      |
| pic1 | pic2 |
|      |      |
|-------------|
But it would be nice if I could tile the windows not only horizontally but also vertically to compare panorama pictures:

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|--------------|
|     pic1     |
|--------------|
|     pic2     |
|--------------|
So my suggestion is:
window
- auto tile (like now)
- horizontal tile
- vertical tile

Yours,
Anika
XnView 2.04, 2.13 Windows 2000 SP4 and Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7 64bit

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helmut
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Post by helmut » Sat Aug 14, 2004 8:34 am

Tiling the windows vertically sounds useful to me. I've tried the horizontal alignment which is available, already, but as long as you have the browser window opened (which is default), tiling will align all three windows: Browser, image1 & image2.

Do you close the browser window before tiling or how do you proceed?

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Post by Guest » Sat Aug 14, 2004 9:07 am

Hallo helmut,
I select the two pictures from the browser, press enter and minimize the browser. Then I can tile only the pictures while the brower is still available but minimized.
Anika

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Post by helmut » Tue Aug 17, 2004 7:41 pm

For all I know, Pierre has implemented this in the meantime and it will make it into the version 1.71.

Could an English native speaker with an English Windows please check:

In the menu "Window" there will be two new menu items, what would be the right label for the menu items:

"Tile vertically" / "Tile horizontally" ?
or
"Vertical tiling" / "Horizontal tiling?"

Currently, in the menu "Windows" there's one menu item "Arrange", think this one should be renamed to "Arrange symbols" isn't it?

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Post by Lostclown » Wed Aug 18, 2004 10:38 pm

helmut wrote:Could an English native speaker with an English Windows please check:

In the menu "Window" there will be two new menu items, what would be the right label for the menu items:

"Tile vertically" / "Tile horizontally" ?
or
"Vertical tiling" / "Horizontal tiling?"
Well, english is not my native language!
But I am pretty positive that "Tile vertically" / "Tile horizontally" is the correct way to state those options on a drop down menu.
At least that is what I am used to from Jasc-PaintShopPro (And I checked that program specifically before writing this post).

Regards, Lostclown

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Re: Window tile vertically and horizontally

Post by Lostclown » Wed Aug 18, 2004 10:57 pm

Anika wrote:I use the feature to tile the windows of two open pictures very often. For previewing stereoscopic fotos it is great to view the foto for the left eye one the right side and vice versa.

Code: Select all

|-------------|
|      |      |
| pic1 | pic2 |
|      |      |
|-------------|
But it would be nice if I could tile the windows not only horizontally but also vertically to compare panorama pictures:

Code: Select all

|--------------|
|     pic1     |
|--------------|
|     pic2     |
|--------------|
So my suggestion is:
window
- auto tile (like now)
- horizontal tile
- vertical tile
I think this is a good suggestion.
But I must comment as I believe you have named those tile methods the wrong way around. To the best of my knowledge it should be:

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Tile vertically
|-------------|
|      |      |
| pic1 | pic2 |
|      |      |
|-------------|

Tile horizontally
|--------------|
|     pic1     |
|--------------|
|     pic2     |
|--------------|
The current tile method (1.70.4) actually works better than I realized as when I have 4 or more images open and apply this it REALLY "Tiles" to multiple rows and columns in a grid-like fashion.
So, maybe this should simply be called "Tile" as before next to "Tile horizontally" and "Tile vertically".

Regards, Lostclown

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Post by Lostclown » Wed Aug 18, 2004 11:06 pm

helmut wrote:Tiling the windows vertically sounds useful to me. I've tried the horizontal alignment which is available, already, but as long as you have the browser window opened (which is default), tiling will align all three windows: Browser, image1 & image2.
Personally I don't like the browser window to tile like the image windows. Neither do I prefer having the browser window showing up when going between windows using Ctrl-Tab key combination.
Maybe an option to exclude the browser window (treat is specially) from the windows list displayed under the "Windows" drop down menu could suit all needs as XnView is so good at.

Just my opinion and enough said on this topic :)
Lostclown

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Post by Guest » Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:58 am

Lostclown wrote: Personally I don't like the browser window to tile like the image windows.
This is a very good suggestion. I would prefer that the browser gets minimized.
Anika

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Post by Guest » Thu Aug 19, 2004 2:10 pm

I would like the browser window to always be maximized BEHIND the image windows. A toggle in the XNView settings to prevent the Browser window from participating in any tiling operations would be my choice.

I wonder if that is even possible in the Windows API... ???

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Post by helmut » Thu Aug 19, 2004 9:14 pm

Anonymous wrote:I would like the browser window to always be maximized BEHIND the image windows. A toggle in the XNView settings to prevent the Browser window from participating in any tiling operations would be my choice.

I wonder if that is even possible in the Windows API... ???
I second that opinion: The browser's size should not change when tiling at all. Manually minimizing the browser to prevent the browser from being tiled (as Anika suggested) is a good workaround, but not a real solution. Automatic minimizing would be a little bit better, sure enough there should be an option for including/excluging the browser when re-arranging windows.

I don't know the Windows API and the technical possibilities, either, so let's see what Pierre or some other developer writes...
LostClown wrote:Well, english is not my native language!
But I am pretty positive that "Tile vertically" / "Tile horizontally" is the correct way to state those options on a drop down menu.
At least that is what I am used to from Jasc-PaintShopPro (And I checked that program specifically before writing this post).
Thank you LostClown for replying to my English translation question regarding tiling. I happened to work on an English Windows 2000, and in one of the Windows applications it said "Tile horizontally" and "Arrange icons". So you are right. I'll ask Pierre to change the translation accordingly.

Guest

Waiting for this Feature Still

Post by Guest » Mon Aug 23, 2004 5:20 am

New tiling options (tile, tile horizontally, tile vertically) have not been incorporated yet. As of today, the current version is XnView 1.70.4. I will anxiously be awaiting this feature in the next release.

The current version provides only these options on the Window menu with multiple images open:

Tile
Cascade
Arrange
Minimize All
Restore All

Below the Restore All option, each file is listed individually, so you can select one.

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Re: Waiting for this Feature Still

Post by helmut » Thu Aug 26, 2004 11:06 pm

Anonymous wrote:New tiling options (tile, tile horizontally, tile vertically) have not been incorporated yet. As of today, the current version is XnView 1.70.4. I will anxiously be awaiting this feature in the next release.
...
What you have written is all true, but what do you want to tell us?

As written before, the new tiling options will be available in XnView 1.71 which is likely to be available in October 2004.

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