Settings menu location in Windows and Mac OS

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Settings menu location in Windows and Mac OS

Post by gearbox2001 »

Hello all,

certainly it's quiet simple but I don't find it:
How can I change the language of an already installed XnViewMP?
I need the menus in English. But the installation is always German even if I choose "English" in the installation process.

Thx
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Re: Change the language

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Yes, it's easy: Tools > Settings > General -- General tab -- Language at the top.

Then restart XnView MP... :D
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Re: Change the language

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cday wrote: Tue May 23, 2023 3:11 pm Yes, it's easy: Tools > Settings > General -- General tab -- Language at the top.

Then restart XnView MP... :D
Perfect - thank you!
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Re: Change the language

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I have been using XnView for over 12 months on my Macbook M2, so far in German.
After the update in December everything is in English, how do I set a different language?
Currently 1.6.4 with Macos Sonoma 14.2.1

Either I'm too stupid to find it in the settings or something else has changed that I can't figure out myself.
Can anyone help?
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Re: Change the language

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You don't have Tools > Settings... , it should be available in both the file browser and the editor/viewer, unless the interface has been changed which is unlikely?

Try the shortcut F12 ...
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Re: Change the language

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cday wrote: Sun Jan 14, 2024 3:13 pm You don't have....
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Correct, unfortunately not.
F12 does not help either.
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Re: Change the language

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Looks like a Mac interface issue unless the interface has indeed been changed, I only use Windows (when I have to...) and Linux, and I don't rush to install new releases... :wink:

Edit: I think this issue has arisen before fairly recently, a different location in Macs, but I haven't been able to find the relevant thread.
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Re: Change the language

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This is how I actually understood it, that XnView takes over the native language for Maxos.
This may be why there is no setting option.

I have just created a new user. Here, the language, color scheme, etc. are queried at the first "Start-Up" start.
German works here.
So I should know how to delete old settings. Uninstalling and reinstalling did not start the Startup Assistant.


Update:
I deleted all files that somehow contained "..xnview.:", so that the start-up configuration wizard started again.
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I then manually selected German, so that works for me. The "autodetect" function may have had a problem with the language.
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Re: Change the language

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In Windows and Linux, Tools > Settings... provides access to many settings (some users might think too many, but they have mostly been requested by other users... :wink: ), so I am sure that there is a way of accessing Settings on a Mac... :?:
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Re: Change the language

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cday wrote: Sun Jan 14, 2024 3:23 pmEdit: I think this issue has arisen before fairly recently, a different location in Macs, but I haven't been able to find the relevant thread.
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Re: Change the language

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Settings on Mac is moved in XnView menu
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Re: Change the language

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xnview wrote: Mon Jan 15, 2024 7:05 am Settings on Mac is moved in XnView menu
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Could you please explain what is meant by "menu"? As I wrote before, I did not find the settings in any menu pulldown and only the first clean installation brought back the question and the language setting
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Re: Change the language

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in 'XnView', you have preferences
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Re: Change the language

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OK, got it!