Client state saving, by - key bind or crash event?

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Client state saving, by - key bind or crash event?

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When I browse EXR/HDR files, XnView often crashes, which is okay because the client is fast to reopen. The only issue is that the client's state is lost, which I guess makes sense to prevent starting the application in a state where it will fail. However, I find myself navigating to some parent directory of EXR sequences or maybe HDRI images I need to preview and then manually closing XnView and reopen it to make it save the state. This way, I know that I don’t need to navigate here again when it crashes.

My question is: Is there a way to bind a key or create a script to save the current state of the application or, better (for me), save the state on a crash event?

I am working daily with heavy file sequences, and XnView crashes for me, maybe 4-8 times per hour. So, a shortcut or automatic state-saving would be such a time saver for me.

By the way, this is not criticism. I guess that the EXR implementation is just not optimized for this use, but I find XnView a much better experience all around than something like Adobe Bridge. <3

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Re: Client state saving, by - key bind or crash event?

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could you please send me EXR/HDR files that crashs XnView?
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Re: Client state saving, by - key bind or crash event?

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xnview wrote: Tue Feb 20, 2024 8:48 am could you please send me EXR/HDR files that crashs XnView?
All multi-layer EXRs generated from Octane and Redshift renders. I am always working in ACEScg or ACES2065-1 colorspace (But I guess that doesn't matter with no OCIO view transformation in XnView?) 16bit and 32bit, as well as folders containing numerous HDRI files (EXR and HDR) from sources like Polyhaven. You can download EXR files directly from their site to try out.

I work on three different computers daily, and this problem occurs on all of them. If XnView generates crash logs, I can try to post it here if that can help.
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Re: Client state saving, by - key bind or crash event?

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BlueMaster wrote: Tue Feb 20, 2024 8:51 pm You can download EXR files directly from their site to try out.
do you have link to image files?
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Re: Client state saving, by - key bind or crash event?

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xnview wrote: Wed Feb 21, 2024 7:25 am
BlueMaster wrote: Tue Feb 20, 2024 8:51 pm You can download EXR files directly from their site to try out.
do you have link to image files?
https://polyhaven.com/hdris
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Re: Client state saving, by - key bind or crash event?

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i've tried to download some samples, but no crash here. Do you see which ones are the problem?
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