Lock selection / pane preview (feature?)

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Lock selection / pane preview (feature?)

Post by profess » 2005 Dec 23, 18:54

Hi Nikos (and all),

I just thought of this.  I did a 'little' search and not sure if this has been discussed so apologies if it has.

Assume the quick viewer is displayed, and some media file (say mp3) is selected and being previewed from either the left or right pane.  Could the selection be 'locked' and continue playing, whilst the other pane be used to browse around other folders?

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Osei.

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Post by fgagnon » 2005 Dec 24, 00:51

That sounds like it is outside the design intent of a file manager.  

In file manager context, the preview pane is not intended to be a player, just a quick sample of the file in focus so the user can hear/view it easily and decide what to do with it before moving on to the next decision.  

If you want to play a file, do it in a media player;
then you can continue to browse or whatever else in x2, etc.  

But having said that, I confess to having wanted to do just what you ask upon occasion.  ;)   How do you envision telling x2 to 'hold' the preview focus while browsing elsewhere? :?

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Post by MikePreston » 2005 Dec 24, 01:54

That's easy.  Open another instance of xplorer.

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Post by profess » 2005 Dec 25, 02:37

I am not a programmer :)  

But everything is possible, you get my drift though.

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Post by fgagnon » 2005 Dec 25, 16:16

My Q was not about coding, rather how you envision the user control to appear.  8)

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Post by profess » 2005 Dec 26, 02:50

How should the user control appear?  I'm assuming you mean how I think it would work.

You could click a button on the toolbar / keyboard shortcut
It would then lock the preview (the pane background could change colour)

Let me know if that's not what you mean.

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Post by nikos » 2005 Dec 27, 14:24

occasionaly i wanted this feature myself but i found what MikePreston recommended a perfect solution: hit ctrl+N to clone the current window and the "old" previewer will get stuck with the current file, while i continue working (usually without preview) in the new clone

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Post by profess » 2005 Dec 27, 18:31

Hi all,

I think I understand the work around, though it's not exactly what I had in mind.  I do not want to continue this topic too long (definitely if the 'feature' is not going to be implemented).  Is it possible someone could post a screenshot of what you mean and how it would look.

How I thought of the 'feature'...  Think of it as if it were a video playing in the previewer.  You could preview the video whilst browsing using the other pane.  Could be a menu item to enable / disable, or whatever...

Anyway, thanks all.

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I knew it...

Post by profess » 2006 Jun 11, 16:34

I knew this would be handy!

Thanks Nikos.

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