Views per file settings in 'Interface' section are confusing

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vertigo
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Views per file settings in 'Interface' section are confusing

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'Multiple view for same file' and 'Only one view per file' options seem to be redundant. It's unclear what the difference, if any, is between them.
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Re: Views per file settings in 'Interface' section are confu

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rotbus19
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Re: Views per file settings in 'Interface' section are confu

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XnTriq wrote: Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:00 am See also: ...
This confused me as well, hence I found this post. And it took me several minutes reading and some experimentation before I realised what it did.

The confusion for me is in the wording 'Multiple view for same file' - it makes it sound like I was going to see multiple instances of the same image on the screen.

'Multiple views for same file' makes it a lot clearer in my mind as views are synonymous with tabs in XnView.
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Re: Views per file settings in 'Interface' section are confusing

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my try:
  • Multiple view for the same file ->
    Allow multiple tabs for the same file OR
    Allow (to open) same file in multiple tabs
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Re: Views per file settings in 'Interface' section are confusing

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user0 wrote: Sun Feb 25, 2024 2:27 pm my try:
  • Multiple view for the same file ->
    Allow multiple tabs for the same file OR
    Allow (to open) same file in multiple tabs
That is clearer in a sense but for XnView, a tab isn't always a View - even though a View is always a tab!! (I think)
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Re: Views per file settings in 'Interface' section are confusing

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rotbus19 wrote: Sun Feb 25, 2024 3:04 pm
user0 wrote: Sun Feb 25, 2024 2:27 pm
  • Multiple view for the same file ->
    Allow multiple tabs for the same file OR
    Allow (to open) same file in multiple tabs
That is clearer in a sense but for XnView, a tab isn't always a View - even though a View is always a tab!! (I think)
'Viewer' can be added to be precise:
Allow multiple Viewer tabs for the same file OR
Allow (to open) same file in multiple Viewer tabs


I would also:
- avoid using 'view' for Viewer
- write modes with capital letter
  • Synchronize browser when view is closed
    Select file in Browser when Viewer tab is closed OR
    Select file in Browser after closing Viewer tab
    as Synchronize is a little bit too generous, for 2 actions: changing filelist and selecting file
  • Drag&Drop: Open one view for filelist
    Drag&Drop: Open single Viewer tab for filelist