Menu structure as plain text file

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What do you think?

No, please keep the menu hard-coded
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Yes, i want to customize my menu
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Perhaps, but there is a problem with restricted users
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No opinion
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Menu structure as plain text file

Post by xnview » Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:00 am

Currently i don't see the benefit to have menu structure in text files used in future version for translation... It's not the most important feature to have...
But perhaps i'm wrong...

So what do you think?
Last edited by xnview on Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by Troken » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:32 am

:? What? Im just a mere illustrator...

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Post by nightflyer » Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:50 am

There should be an option for "Do this when there are no more important things".
I think the whole problem is too much inflated and there are more important things for us, users, to do in XnView.
Therefore I vote No opinion.
-=nightflyer=-

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Post by Danny » Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:53 pm

[X] No. Just get it right out of the box. Especially not, if it takes a lot of time and effort.
Get the bugs fixed, THEN start adding features. It sucks, but someone has to do it.

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Post by Stitscher » Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:38 pm

Yes

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Post by Icfu » Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:20 pm

I don't understand the meaning of
1: As nothing would change for people who are happy with the default menu, calling it a bad idea is strange.
3: %appdata% is designed to be writable for normal users, what kind of access problems could be expected?
4: Users without an opinion are irrelevant. They eat what is served anyway.

So, the only option that makes sense is 2, as expected. ;)

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Post by xnview » Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:24 pm

Icfu wrote:I don't understand the meaning of
1: As nothing would change for people who are happy with the default menu, calling it a bad idea is strange.
I have not said that it's a bad idea :-)
3: %appdata% is designed to be writable for normal users, what kind of access problems could be expected?
No, the problem is company. They don't want (often) that users change anything in menu!!
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Post by Icfu » Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:45 pm

I have not said that it's a bad idea
Well, not good means bad, right? ;)
No, the problem is company. They don't want (often) that users change anything in menu!!
Companies who don't want that user X does action Y are advised to restrict the user's rights. If admins are too stupid to do that, give them an option under HKLM\Software\XnView to restrict GUI customizations, like AllowCustomMenu=0. As HKLM isn't writable for normal users, users have no chance to manipulate their own working environment, if it's really needed...

This can even be made a per-user setting. ghisler does it like that in Total Commander, extraction from history.txt:

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13.11.05  Added: For admins: Under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ghisler\Total Commander\configuration, add allowed (type string) and/or RestrictInterface (type DWORD) to restrict user options. The value will be combined with the value in the ini file (the more restricted wins)
In this case the admins of course have to restrict access rights to that key for every user they want to limit...

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Post by Clo » Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:03 pm

—> Pierre

:) Good evening,

1. You didn't refer to the ORIGINAL THREAD (by wolfgangbeyer) from which the problem has been revealed by chance.
- Hence, the reader who lands here directly is not aware at all.

2. About “Restricted user's rights” :

• Finally, this' a fake argument¦pretext ! In a company where the workers have restricted rights,
they can get a consensus among colleagues if some item¦s suck¦s or is¦are missing for their jobs.
Then, they may ask to their Admins to change or add…
- It's indeed still possible to plan the case, like icfu Master at Registry points out above,
but even without any special entry to define custom users' rights,
the solution I express is valid, although it's no more than a workaround.
- Anyway, keeping a hard coded structure, even Admins are unable to modify anything,
and you would have to prepar a special version whether an important customer needs changes… No advantage for you :(

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Post by petermad » Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:51 pm

I can see only one answer to this poll - "Yes, i want to customize my menu"- if the author has the energy to implement it.

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