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    Default How to get back old cut-paste behavior?

    Hey, I just did an upgrade (via clean install) of my OS, and so of course I re-downloaded IrfanView. I don't remember what version I had before, but one behavior from the old one that I really liked but can't figure out how to make the new one do it is how it handles cut+paste. It used to be, I could draw a box around something, CTRL-X, CTRL-V, and when I hit CTRL-V, it would create a new image consisting of only that section. I realize that this is functionally the same as CTRL-Y, but...old habits, yanno? Just wondered if there might be a way to get it back to that old behavior.

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    I've tried to reproduce the behaviour you describe in both current Irfanview and Irfanview 3.98 (2005), but could not find any options/settings that result in CTRL-V replacing the current image. I think it might be related to the selection frame being retained after pressing CTRL-C, but as I say, it didn't work that way in 2005. - So perhaps you had a very old version of Irfanview? or else I just didn't find a way to do it.

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    Click outside the selection first. Then paste (Ctrl V).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oditogre View Post
    It used to be, I could draw a box around something, CTRL-X, CTRL-V, and when I hit CTRL-V, it would create a new image consisting of only that section. I realize that this is functionally the same as CTRL-Y, but...old habits, yanno? Just wondered if there might be a way to get it back to that old behavior.
    Why use Ctrl-X (Cut)? That way you have changed the image so you will get a message asking if you want to save it when you try to Paste. Use CTRL-C (copy) instead of Ctrl-X and you will not.
    At the request of users the selection now remains displayed after a Copy or Cut action so, as Bhikkhu says, you must click on the image outside of the selection for it to be deselected. Otherwise you will just paste back in the same place.
    By the way, it is not functionally equivalent to CTRL-Y. Your method creates a new image and the name (and Exif data, etc.) of the original will be lost. CTRL-Y retains the identity of the original image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mij View Post
    Why use Ctrl-X (Cut)? That way you have changed the image so you will get a message asking if you want to save it when you try to Paste. Use CTRL-C (copy) instead of Ctrl-X and you will not.
    As I say, that may be what it does now, but that's not what it used to do, at least on my install. For what it's worth, that old install was on 32-bit Vista, so maybe just another Vista quirk for all I know. But I would hit CTRL-X, then CTRL-V, and it would just paste the clipboard into a new image exactly it's size while closing the original without making any changes or asking you to confirm. It behaved exactly as CTRL-Y does in the current version.

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