0.84: Dropping file on tab bar - 'Copy' tooltip misleading

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vertigo
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0.84: Dropping file on tab bar - 'Copy' tooltip misleading

Post by vertigo » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:26 am

XnView: MP 0.84 x64
OS: Windows 7 - 64 bit

When dragging a file onto XnViewer and hovering the mouse over the tab bar, the tooltip reads 'Copy' despite the fact the action if dropped there is to open the file in a tab

Effect: Causes confusion about what the action will do (I almost submitted a feature request asking for a way to open a blank viewer tab to allow dragging and dropping a file into it because it appeared doing so into the browser tab would just copy the file to the current directory, when in fact that's only the case when dropping it into the actual folder)

To reproduce:
1. Open browser
2. Select a file from outside XnView and drag it over the tab bar, where the tooltip will say 'Copy'
3. Drop the file there to open it in a new tab

Actual behaviour (bug): The file will be opened in a new tab (desired behavior), but the tooltip indicates that this is NOT what will happen

Expected behaviour: The tooltip should indicate what will actually happen when dropping a file onto the tab bar ("Open file in new tab")

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helmut
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Re: 0.84: Dropping file on tab bar - 'Copy' tooltip misleadi

Post by helmut » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:00 pm

I can confirm this problem:
The Drag & Drop cursor says Copy or Move but in fact it just opens the image when dropping and does NOT move or copy it.

So the problem is just the wrong mouse cursor.

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Re: 0.84: Dropping file on tab bar - 'Copy' tooltip misleadi

Post by xnview » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:10 pm

i can't change that, it's the same in XnView classic
Pierre.

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Re: 0.84: Dropping file on tab bar - 'Copy' tooltip misleadi

Post by helmut » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:25 pm

xnview wrote:i can't change that, it's the same in XnView classic
Right, XnView Classic has the same behaviour. MS Paint and Corel PhotoPaint 10 also show the [+] cursor when dragging a file onto them while they just open the image file when dropping. Looks like this is standard behaviour.

In XnView it's a bit more irritating because when dragging and dropping onto file list, the file is really copied (or moved if on the same disk).

Not ideal but from my point of view it's a minor issue and as written above (more or less) standard behaviour.

:arrow: Closed

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