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    I would like to see a button on the toolbar that could override Display options, fit only big images to window for example, and zoom the photo to its original size.

    In full screen would it be possible to optionally have a toolbar come up, with navigation options and possibly start a slideshow of the current directory? I'm thinking something similar to Windows Media Player or Vista's built-in image viewer. Perhaps the toolbar could be transparent or when it appears the image could be "shrank" to make room for it, maintaining the aspect ratio. Could it disappear after a set amount of time and reappear with movement of the mouse? I think a few of you see where I'm going. So there's no confusion, I do know how to navigate in full screen using the mouse, scroll wheel, keyboard etc. Speaking of, I'd personally like the scroll wheel to zoom. Yeah, yeah, I'm opinionated.

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    What do you find wrong with the current keyboard hotkeys that already do all this?

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    I don't find anything wrong with them other than, as stated above, I'd rather use my scroll wheel for zooming. I think the full screen toolbar would provide a familiar tool to those new to Irfanview. Personally I'd like the toolbar and a one-click slideshow of the current directory would be a new feature.

    As for the original size button, I hope that I'm being abundantly clear. I'd like it to work just for the current image so when you move to the next or previous image IV would revert to whatever its "Display option" is set to.

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    I can agree with the desire for a temporary override, it would be nice. Of course I want mine with a key command, not a button
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    hehe. The toolbar in the UI is already customizable and I think the keyboard shortcut would be a nice touch too. I see someone else is opinionated also!
    Last edited by Steven W; 28.09.2008 at 04:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven W View Post
    I don't find anything wrong with them other than, as stated above, I'd rather use my scroll wheel for zooming. I think the full screen toolbar would provide a familiar tool to those new to Irfanview. Personally I'd like the toolbar and a one-click slideshow of the current directory would be a new feature.
    You say you are aware of all the controls, but do you know that you can use CTRL+Mouse Wheel for zooming and CTRL+W to start a slideshow with the current directory files. You can also use SHIFT+A to Start/Stop automatic viewing. Do you really need corresponding mouse controls for all of this.

    As for the original size button, I hope that I'm being abundantly clear. I'd like it to work just for the current image so when you move to the next or previous image IV would revert to whatever its "Display option" is set to.
    What is wrong with CTRL+H?

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    I think that it may be important to remember that some users are more comfortable using a mouse, whereas some are more comfortable using the keyboard. The button that I'm speaking of could easily be removed, since the toolbar is customizable. The fullscreen features -- I'd like them to be optional.

    I wasn't aware of Ctrl + H
    Last edited by Steven W; 29.09.2008 at 10:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven W View Post
    I think that it may be important to remember that some users are more comfortable using a mouse, whereas some are more comfortable using the keyboard. The button that I'm speaking of could easily be removed, since the toolbar is customizable. The fullscreen features -- I'd like them to be optional.

    I wasn't aware of Ctrl + H
    I understand that the mouse could be better, because it is easier to make mistakes with a keyboard, and it is less to remember than a bunch of hotkeys.

    I was only showing you what was already in IrfanView, in case you want to make use of it, since you're interested in such features.

    Alternatively, you can use the mouse to point to the commands in the menus.

    CTRL+H is in View
    SHIFT+A is in View
    CTRL+W isn't in any menu, but you could use Start slideshow with selected files from the File menu in Thumbs.

    CTRL+H won't work in fullscreen for some reason. However, you can use keys 1-6 (1 is 1:1) to choose a display mode. It will persist as you browse until you leave fullscreen, but it won't change your setting in Properties.

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    Thumbs up Original size button = GOOD

    [QUOTE=Steven W;14043] and zoom the photo to its original size.

    Could not agree more.

    Keyboard shortcuts are an inferior tool compared
    to a properly designed mouse interface.
    Two hands vs One finger is no contest.

    Requiring the user to remember anything to operate a program
    is outdated and I'm a little surprised at the elitism
    coming through from "experienced users" on the subject.
    Intuitve controls will win many more friends than a learning curve.

    People seem to forget that IV is not the only program with keyboard shortcuts;
    so users naturally back away from learning another set.
    Especially, in a something like IV, which a lot of us like to use as a tool
    NOT as a place where we intend to spend a lot of time.

    PLEASE, can we have an Original Size button, NOW ?

    Constructive suggestion:
    Why not provide half a dozen customisable (macro?) buttons
    which could be tagged with an existing Keyboard shortcut.
    In other words Free Button 1 could be CTRL-H.
    That would be a decent shortcut alternative to coding new buttons.
    I assume a basic Icon editor would be no big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clockwork Computer View Post
    Keyboard shortcuts are an inferior tool compared
    to a properly designed mouse interface.
    Two hands vs One finger is no contest.

    Requiring the user to remember anything to operate a program
    is outdated and I'm a little surprised at the elitism
    coming through from "experienced users" on the subject.
    Intuitve controls will win many more friends than a learning curve..
    I don't mind at all having more mouse controls, including toolbar buttons. I just want to make people aware of what is available, as many do not know. As I mentioned previously, you generally can use your mouse to select any command from the menu bar. You are not required to use the keyboard. In fact, most of the time using a mouse is easier, unless you have a laptop.

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