Allow Userprofile Variable in Startup location

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HEJUBA
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Allow Userprofile Variable in Startup location

Post by HEJUBA »

We would like to add the user profile folder as startup view:
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However, it appears that the system variable %userprofile% isn't handled properly by XnViewMP.
We would like to use it with this parameter, to use the ini file for deployment reasons and for the use on an terminal servr.
HEJUBA
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Re: Allow Userprofile Variable in Startup location

Post by HEJUBA »

Hi,

Any recommendations on this? We use xnviewmp on a terminal server and each user should get their own user folder.

For that we need the default windows system variables
Is that possible or already on on the wish/bug list?

Thanks a lot for your feedback
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helmut
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Re: Allow Userprofile Variable in Startup location

Post by helmut »

Thank you for your request, HEJUBA, and sorry for not replying earlier. Perhaps Pierre, the author of XnView, could add support for system variables whenever specifying directories but I guess this won't happen within few days.

Could you perhaps distribute XnView MP with a personalized xnview.ini file included? The xnview.ini file would consist of following settings, only:

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[Start]
startupType=2
customPath=<Content of variable %USERPROFILE%>
HEJUBA
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Re: Allow Userprofile Variable in Startup location

Post by HEJUBA »

Hi helmut,

Thanks for your feedback.

We`ve tried already with a custom ini file. Unfortunately without success.
I`ve tried it again with your recommendation. Nothing happend.

I think the app is not able to resolve the variable as you can see in the screen.
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cday
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Re: Allow Userprofile Variable in Startup location

Post by cday »

@Pierre: Could support for a selected environmental variable be easily added, or could it be difficult or for practical purposes impossible :?: