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Re: Preview 2.0 - Generic Thread

Post by admin » 14 Dec 2015 13:53

hogaty wrote:Only one thing is without issue lose focus on previewing excel files in floating window, namely:
Navigation to next excel file with use of mouse wheel or with use arrow keys, while the current list (XYplorer) was focused.

Methods used here work correct. Maybe some of these methods could be used instead other methods used in case of wrong behaviour:

After mouse click on excel file while the current list (XYplorer) is focused,
is preview window rendered and focus is lost. On second mouse click in the current list (XYplorer) is focus found again,
but nothing else is done. On next mouse click is preview window rendered and focus is lost. And again and again.

Maybe it will require installation of at least free excel viewer.
admin wrote:Conc. the Excel issue. Clearly a bug in the preview handler. Don't know what to do. Set the focus somewhere? But where?
I cannot fix this because it is obviously an Excel preview bug (or maybe feature). I cannot work around the bug/feature without the ability to reproduce it. But I don't have Office here for testing. So at the moment we are stuck. Let's see what the future brings.
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Re: Preview 2.0 - Generic Thread

Post by hogaty » 15 Dec 2015 09:32

OK. I see.
admin wrote:
admin wrote:Conc. the Excel issue. Clearly a bug in the preview handler. Don't know what to do. Set the focus somewhere? But where?
I cannot fix this because it is obviously an Excel preview bug (or maybe feature). I cannot work around the bug/feature without the ability to reproduce it. But I don't have Office here for testing. So at the moment we are stuck. Let's see what the future brings.

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Re: Preview 2.0 - Generic Thread

Post by Oversemper » 16 Dec 2015 09:12

New preview is here. Version 16.10. But the bug is still here. Check this out:

Word and XYplorer at 100% zoom:
http://1drv.ms/1P6sHUI

And at 60% zoom:
http://1drv.ms/1P6sL75

In the preview the text is always cut on the right side. Toggling configuration=>preview=>Mouse Down Blow Up=>General ("shrink to fit", "with border", "centered", "use whole screen") and other options in the preview section does not eliminate the right side cutting. I guess it is something to do with the carrying part of the text over to the next line.

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Re: Preview 2.0 - Generic Thread

Post by admin » 16 Dec 2015 13:39

I use Microsoft's preview handler for this. There is nothing I can do. It's completely outsourced.

Is it different when you preview the files in File Explorer?
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Re: Preview 2.0 - Generic Thread

Post by hogaty » 17 Dec 2015 00:46

I use Floating preview F11 for preview of doc files. It works very well. But you want maybe to use preview from info panel only. For info preview I use preview from info panel too.
Oversemper wrote:New preview is here. Version 16.10. But the bug is still here. Check this out:

Word and XYplorer at 100% zoom:
http://1drv.ms/1P6sHUI

And at 60% zoom:
http://1drv.ms/1P6sL75

In the preview the text is always cut on the right side. Toggling configuration=>preview=>Mouse Down Blow Up=>General ("shrink to fit", "with border", "centered", "use whole screen") and other options in the preview section does not eliminate the right side cutting. I guess it is something to do with the carrying part of the text over to the next line.

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Re: Preview 2.0 - Generic Thread

Post by SkyFrontier » 18 Dec 2015 13:56

Not following the discussion, so sorry if this was asked before...

1. how to achieve backspace (go back\go up) navigation to .zip preview?

2. how can I have a smooth navigation among ALL ticked previewed extensions under config, instead of having to click list items first? For instance, if I (SHIFT+)F11 a .txt file, quick viewer will be opened instead of expected full screen preview/floating preview. If I have on list
.zip
.txt
.html

and activate F11 on .zip and press the right arrow key, despite being a marked previewed extension, .txt is skipped anyway - unless I click on it.
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Re: Preview 2.0 - Generic Thread

Post by admin » 18 Dec 2015 14:05

1. Dunno.

2. Yes, there are some assymmtries in the current behavior, but they are all on purpose. They attempt to refelct what most users probably want. You cannot change this ATM.
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Re: Preview 2.0 - Generic Thread

Post by SkyFrontier » 18 Dec 2015 14:17

1. Please, allow smooth ||back||-and-forth keyboard navigation inside .zip files. There's even a focus issue which currently disallows full keyboard-driven operations among list and preview pane which may be solved easily (high hopes!). This would hugely improve my workflow on .zip previewing tasks.

2. thanks for considering.
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Re: Preview 2.0 - Generic Thread

Post by admin » 18 Dec 2015 14:35

1. Theoretically Alt+Up should work but it does not. Preview 2.0 means outsourcing the job. It also means: I'm out of the game. Lost my influence.
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Re: Preview 2.0 - Generic Thread

Post by SkyFrontier » 18 Dec 2015 15:27

1. I see. Sad... but there are gains (.txt, yay!), and I'm happy with what I saw this far (not much, strictly for urgent demands). "2" would made up for everything else, anyway - although I'm struggling with .htm(l) files to the point I'm considering disabling support for them. Let's wait...

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Re: Preview 2.0 - Generic Thread

Post by sinilill » 20 Dec 2015 15:20

admin wrote:
sinilill wrote:Found another bug for SVG files :(
XYplorer only shows thumbnails for those files which have been browsed with Windows Explorer (thumbnail view).

The thumbnail handler is 64bit, so it might be a bitness issue.
Yeah, looks like. In that case it's not a bug (you need a 32-bit thumbnail handler). But interesting that there is a common cache.
admin wrote:In the next version I will attempt to work around Adobe crashes using a new process, XYPrevHost.exe ...
Since there is a common cache, maybe XYPrevHost.exe (or some other .exe) also could somehow trigger the 64bit thumbnail handlers?

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Re: Preview 2.0 - Generic Thread

Post by admin » 20 Dec 2015 15:44

Not if I compile it since I can make only 32-bit EXEs. But, yes, something like ContextMenu64.exe could be employed here as well, XYPrevHost64.exe. I would just pass it the filename, the target window handle, and the RECT coords. And maybe a few other specs. The code itself is not that large nor difficult, around 50 statements maybe. That would be something for master Mesh...
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Re: Preview 2.0 - Generic Thread

Post by sinilill » 20 Dec 2015 16:23

It would be very useful since every 64bit program might not provide 32bit handlers!
Luckily 64bit PDF-XChange Viewer provides a 32bit handler!

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Re: Preview 2.0 - Generic Thread

Post by Enternal » 24 Dec 2015 09:33

Are there some kind of width limits to the floating preview? If you look at the screenshot below, you would notice that no matter what, the width of a video is constricted for some reason. Is there no way to widen that? It's a bit odd especially preview widescreen videos (which is most videos these days?)
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Re: Preview 2.0 - Generic Thread

Post by admin » 24 Dec 2015 09:43

It appears to be limited to 100%. The preview handlers do not support zoom. (Another reason to keep the preview tab, where XYplorer supports zooming videos!)
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