Reordering on filename change

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Reordering on filename change

Post by Bart » Tue Dec 14, 2004 9:26 am

Another negative point I've noticed on upgrading to the latest version is that changing the name of a file no longer causes the files to be reordered on screen automatically. Or have I missed something?
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Post by Dreamer » Tue Dec 14, 2004 4:59 pm

Yes, a sure bug for me, even if auto refresh is enabled in options, is not active.

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Post by lawndart » Wed Dec 15, 2004 2:31 am

I like it the way it is better. If you intend to rename a few
similar files, they won't move around on you that way.

Use refresh to reorder files.

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Post by Bart » Wed Dec 15, 2004 5:00 am

It would be nice to have the choice.

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Post by helmut » Wed Dec 15, 2004 7:14 am

lawndart wrote:I like it the way it is better. If you intend to rename a few
similar files, they won't move around on you that way.

Use refresh to reorder files.
Exactly. If the browser would rearrange the files whenever one is renamed, renaming several files was more difficult or became even impossible. In this respect XnView behaves like MS Explorer, which does not refresh either.

So if there's a real big need for this, there should be an option to set refreshing on/off (off by default).

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Post by Dreamer » Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:05 am

helmut wrote:
lawndart wrote:I like it the way it is better. If you intend to rename a few
similar files, they won't move around on you that way.

Use refresh to reorder files.
Exactly. If the browser would rearrange the files whenever one is renamed, renaming several files was more difficult or became even impossible. In this respect XnView behaves like MS Explorer, which does not refresh either.

So if there's a real big need for this, there should be an option to set refreshing on/off (off by default).
Yes, I like 'no auto refresh' too, but there is an option 'auto refresh' and it does not work! So I believe, it is a bug.

Hint: use F5 hotkey for refresh.

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Post by helmut » Wed Dec 15, 2004 5:38 pm

Dreamer wrote:Yes, I like 'no auto refresh' too, but there is an option 'auto refresh' and it does not work! So I believe, it is a bug.

Hint: use F5 hotkey for refresh.
I don't know what the option "Auto refresh" (Options, category "Browser > File list") does and should do. But I think that it does auto-refresh for the case it was intended for, but not for our case "auto-refresh when renaming files manually".

Before continuing discussion whether this is a bug or feature, we should know exactly what this option "Auto refresh" was intended for and what it does. Pierre?
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Re: Reordering on filename change

Post by xnview » Thu Dec 16, 2004 2:10 pm

Bart wrote:Another negative point I've noticed on upgrading to the latest version is that changing the name of a file no longer causes the files to be reordered on screen automatically. Or have I missed something?
I do'nt understand, files are always ordered even after a rename.
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Re: Reordering on filename change

Post by Dreamer » Thu Dec 16, 2004 4:21 pm

xnview wrote:I do'nt understand, files are always ordered even after a rename.
It seems, the batch rename works good, but renaming of a single file doesn't work good - files are not ordered (if auto refresh option is enabled).

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Post by xnview » Mon Dec 20, 2004 7:56 am

helmut wrote:Before continuing discussion whether this is a bug or feature, we should know exactly what this option "Auto refresh" was intended for and what it does. Pierre?
Auto refresh is used when external copy/move occurs. For example, you copy a file in the windows explorer, and the destination folder is the folder opened in XnView's browser.
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