Settings - catalog - UI adjustments of Excluded folders

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Settings - catalog - UI adjustments of Excluded folders

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XnViewMP 1.4.4 64bit
Windows11 (22H2), display resolution 3840x2160, win scaling 150%


Settings > Catalog > Excluded/Included

Suggestion A
minor UI adjustments
- rename Excluded/Included to Excluded folders (or just Exclude)
- rearrange Add/Delete buttons. Also not sure why 'Delete all' is enabled if there are no folders
- rename CD/DVD to optical, since there may be a BD there and this is more consistent with the previous option
- maybe add 'Always exclude network drives' option
excluded_folders_xn.png


Suggestion B
Add system folders to excluded by default (eg WINDIR, TEMP, PROGRAMFILES, PROGRAMDATA, etc)

Examples
  • ACDSee
    excluded_folders_acd.png
  • Everything
    excluded_folders_Everything.png



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Re: Settings - catalog - UI adjustments of Excluded folders

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user0 wrote: Sun Apr 23, 2023 1:44 pm - rename Excluded/Included to Excluded folders (or just Exclude)
Even if you can include folders?
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Re: Settings - catalog - UI adjustments of Excluded folders

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xnview wrote: Thu May 04, 2023 7:33 am
user0 wrote: Sun Apr 23, 2023 1:44 pm - rename Excluded/Included to Excluded folders (or just Exclude)
Even if you can include folders?
my bad, I have not expect Excluded/Included combobox there.
guess, it is better to leave this as is.

But what is the difference between:
- Import folder.. (Catalog tab), is it single time action and require 'Synchronize Folders..' to sync Catalog?
- Included folder (Excluded/Included tab), does it auto-sync Catalog with Included folder (eg every 1min)?
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Re: Settings - catalog - UI adjustments of Excluded folders

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user0 wrote: Thu May 04, 2023 8:08 am - Import folder.. (Catalog tab), is it single time action and require 'Synchronize Folders..' to sync Catalog?
It imports thumbnails+information in catalog
- Included folder (Excluded/Included tab), does it auto-sync Catalog with Included folder (eg every 1min)?
No only add it
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Re: Settings - catalog - UI adjustments of Excluded folders

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xnview wrote: Thu May 04, 2023 9:05 am No only add it
but what is the purpose of having folder as 'Included'?

as far as I understand how Catalog works:
- app auto adds visited folders and auto add files' data from them
- it is also possible to manually initiate this process via 'Import folder..'
- 'Excluded folders' prevents app from auto-scanning named folders and auto-adding data into Catalog
- 'Included folders'.. ?
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Re: Settings - catalog - UI adjustments of Excluded folders

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This is how I am using 'Included':

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mudo_j wrote: Thu May 04, 2023 1:15 pm This is how I am using 'Included':
ah.. thanks, so this is the exception to the Excluded
to make e:\foto\* treated as regular folder (image data will be automatically added to the Catalog on visit)

user0 wrote: Thu May 04, 2023 8:08 am
xnview wrote: Thu May 04, 2023 7:33 am
user0 wrote: Sun Apr 23, 2023 1:44 pm - rename Excluded/Included to Excluded folders (or just Exclude)
Even if you can include folders?
my bad, I have not expect Excluded/Included combobox there.
guess, it is better to leave this as is.
after revisiting this surrestion, I think it is better to rename tab to "Excluded", since:
- tab is all about excluding stuff from indexing and functionality of making exceptions from this list (Included) does not worth place in tab name.
- term 'Included' is slightly confusing as there is auto-indexing of visited folders, it would make more sence if there was an option to disable auto-indexing in favour of only manually added folders to the catalog.

but anyway this is not a big deal