Can XnView skip specific files?

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Can XnView skip specific files?

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I have a 'temp' folder that I drag stuff into so I can sort it later. When I use XnView to view images in that folder and it comes upon a text file it shows the text file and I can't use the mouse wheel to scroll to the next image. Is there a way I can get XnView to ignore certain files such as *.txt? I've been searching the setting and the forum but can't find that option.
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Re: Can XnView skip specific files?

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with 1.5.5?
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Re: Can XnView skip specific files?

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Yes, with 1.5.5. I can advance forward past a text file with the space bar to view the following photo but I can't use the arrow keys or the mouse wheel to do the same. I had tried XnView a couple of years ago and don't remember having this issue. I recently started using it again but found this snag in my workflow. I believe I must have something set wrong but can't figure out what it is.
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Have you reviewed your Tools > Settings > Interface > Keyboard and Mouse settings?
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Re: Can XnView skip specific files?

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Thank you for your help here. Yes, I have tried those settings. I just checked them again and the up/down arrows as well as the scroll wheel are set to previous/next file. It's just that it gets stuck when it comes to a text file, only a space bar will allow it to proceed to the next file.

Is there a way to tell XnView not to process text files; have in not recognize *.txt or *.doc?
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Re: Can XnView skip specific files?

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deaded wrote: Mon Sep 11, 2023 6:52 pmIs there a way to tell XnView not to process text files; have in not recognize *.txt or *.doc?
It typically doesn't. Not unless you set "filter by" to "all", or set the custom filter to include text files and use that.
By default, it doesn't show text files.
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deaded wrote: Mon Sep 11, 2023 6:52 pm Is there a way to tell XnView not to process text files; have in not recognize *.txt or *.doc?
You can disable Text file in 'Settings>File list>Custom filter'
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Re: Can XnView skip specific files?

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Yes! That's it!! Thank you!!

I unchecked the text boxes and that mostly worked. One text file was still showing up so I entered "txt" and "doc" and "docx" in the 'Exclude' row and now it's perfect!