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Offline leogets

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I would like to see the next version incorperate forward and back buttons that work in conjunction with the entries made for File Path.  This way I don't always have to keep browsing the explorer, just to get the directory address to paste to an entry for File Path; if I've already been there once I would like to be able to just hit the/a back button to take me back there once more.

Hope this won't be too hard to incorperate.

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Re: Forward and Back Toolbar buttons assosiated with File Path entries only
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2011, 11:31:56 am »
So, you need those in the File Selection dialog, right?
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Re: Forward and Back Toolbar buttons assosiated with File Path entries only
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2011, 12:53:52 am »
I was thinking more of toolbar icons which would be listed along with the others under Preferences, Appearance, Toolbar. Perhaps somewhere in the list near the Next record and Previous record icons.
This way the user can decide if they would like to apply them or not.
Forward Back buttons for File Path entries only.
Such as:
- Forward File Path Entry
- Backward File Path Entry

Note; These buttons will only be useable if the viewable item on the toolbar was set to File Path instead of the default Title + Original Title + Aka.  The amount of entries to be remembered should be user defined from say 6 to 12.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2011, 01:05:15 am by leogets »

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Re: Forward and Back Toolbar buttons assosiated with File Path entries only
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2011, 01:01:53 am »
I do not really understand: I am on a record A which has File Path D:\Movies\a.avi, where do the Forward and Backward buttons would bring me then?
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Re: Forward and Back Toolbar buttons assosiated with File Path entries only
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2011, 01:09:45 am »
So I guess in the area for the File Path entry you entered an A.
So what did you enter in that same file just prior to this A? Whatever you entered is where you will go next if you select the back button.

Just think of these buttons as the buttons of the windows xp explorer.  Forward and Back buttons for directories.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2011, 01:17:27 am by leogets »

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Re: Forward and Back Toolbar buttons assosiated with File Path entries only
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2011, 01:18:09 am »
Sorry, but I still do not get it.
Can you provide a good practical example yourself?
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Re: Forward and Back Toolbar buttons assosiated with File Path entries only
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2011, 10:24:26 pm »
I like to sit back on the couch and use a wireless mouse. I don't like
to be pestered with having to enter text with a keyboard/On-Screen keyboard.

because I add new movies to a directory structure such as:
Filename                                    Path                  
Gri...- 2010 {XviD}-ART3MiS.avi             M:\Movies1\AVI_003            
Hop...M.avi                                 M:\Movies1\AVI_003            
Iro...viD}-UNKNOWN.avi                      M:\Movies1\AVI_003            
Isl...-TASTE.avi                            M:\Movies1\AVI_003            
The...2010 {XviD}-SceneLovers.avi           M:\Movies1\AVI_003            
The...011 {XviD}-SAM.avi                    M:\Movies1\AVI_003            
You... {XviD} [UNRATED]-SANTi.avi           M:\Movies1\AVI_003            
Bad...XviD}-SiC.avi                         M:\Movies1\AVI_003\FAIR      
The...11 [CantoneseThai][w.Eng.Subs].avi    M:\Movies1\AVI_003\FAIR      
Ass...- 2011 {XviD}.avi                     M:\Movies1\AVI_003\GOOD      
The...viD}-WHiiZz.avi                       M:\Movies1\AVI_003\GOOD      
Tho...2010 {XviD}-Absurdity.avi             M:\Movies1\AVI_003\GOOD      
Slo...amber - 2010 {XviD}-BDMF.avi          M:\Movies1\AVI_003\T.Waster
Wom...AF.avi                                M:\Movies1\AVI_003\T.Waster

Filename                                    Path                  
A H...e - 2010 {XviD}-UNIONBOX.avi          M:\Movies1\AVI_004            
Kun...11 {XviD} R6 [Animation]-CHOiCE.avi   M:\Movies1\AVI_004            
On ...mas - 2010 {XviD}-IGUANA.avi          M:\Movies1\AVI_004            
Set...[RERip]-UNKNOWN.avi                   M:\Movies1\AVI_004            
X -...MENT.avi                              M:\Movies1\AVI_004            
Cit...{XviD}-iGUANA.avi                     M:\Movies1\AVI_004\FAIR      
Att...011 {XviD}-SANTi.avi                  M:\Movies1\AVI_004\GOOD      
Tho...T.avi                                 M:\Movies1\AVI_004\GOOD      
Tho...ARCENY.avi                            M:\Movies1\AVI_004\GOOD      
Uni...-BHRG.avi                             M:\Movies1\AVI_004\T.Waster

Filename                                    Path                  
Car...{XviD}-TCM.avi                        M:\Movies1\AVI_005            
Sai...CM8.avi                               M:\Movies1\AVI_005            
Scr...}-BONE.avi                            M:\Movies1\AVI_005            
The...10 {XviD}-OCW.avi                     M:\Movies1\AVI_005            
Wee...iD}-TASTE.avi                         M:\Movies1\AVI_005            
Blo...11 {XviD}-TASTE.avi                   M:\Movies1\AVI_005\FAIR      
Bor...{XviD}-Free.avi                       M:\Movies1\AVI_005\FAIR      
Red...s - 2011 {XviD}-RAWNiTRO.avi          M:\Movies1\AVI_005\FAIR      
The...viD}-LTRG.avi                         M:\Movies1\AVI_005\FAIR      
Are...CM8.avi                               M:\Movies1\AVI_005\GOOD      
Gre... {XviD}-BHRG.avi                      M:\Movies1\AVI_005\GOOD      
Gre... {XviD}-MAXSPEED.avi                  M:\Movies1\AVI_005\GOOD      
Kil...2010 {XviD}-BKZ.avi                   M:\Movies1\AVI_005\T.Waster
Ter...OpeD.avi                              M:\Movies1\AVI_005\T.Waster
Und...{XviD}-ViP3R.avi                      M:\Movies1\AVI_005\T.Waster

As you can see from above, the movies that have not been placed within a FAIR, GOOD or T.Waster direcory
as yet, have not been rated by me as yet and moved to another directory.

So I got to thinking what about adding a 'Browse by Directory' or 'Open Directory' option under the 'File' menue.
This way it would save mehaving to enter text in the Search box for File Path.  With the option above,
I could use it and browse to a directory already scanned by PVD and thereby allowing me to see the listed
movies within it.

This saves me having to open windows explorer, then first, browse to the directory contain the movies and then
goto the address bar and copying the address just so I can now go back to PVD and enter in the Search Box this
copied File Path.
All this just to be able to see what movies are within it.

Hope the above helps you to understand a little better.

« Last Edit: November 05, 2011, 11:35:47 pm by leogets »

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Re: Forward and Back Toolbar buttons assosiated with File Path entries only
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2011, 11:42:43 pm »
Why are you using the file system to organize movies? That's what PVD is for. ???

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Re: Forward and Back Toolbar buttons assosiated with File Path entries only
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2011, 01:06:03 am »
OK, now I understand what you mean. I wanted to implement this feature long before, but as it turned out it was a much bigger change as I thought and it would really not pay out in the end...
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Re: Forward and Back Toolbar buttons assosiated with File Path entries only
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2011, 11:05:18 pm »
What about adding a 'Browse by Directory' or 'Open Directory' option under the 'File' menue;
Would this also be hard to incoperate into the new version? 
When ever you select this option and then what-ever directory you choose to open; the window will display File Path and automatically input into the Search box the text of the folders path you have selected.

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Re: Forward and Back Toolbar buttons assosiated with File Path entries only
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2011, 11:11:05 pm »
What about adding a 'Browse by Directory' or 'Open Directory' option under the 'File' menue;
Would this also be hard to incoperate into the new version? 
When ever you select this option and then what-ever directory you choose to open; the window will display File Path and automatically input into the Search box the text of the folders path you have selected.


That sounds pretty OK to me. I will add this suggestion to the TODO list.
« Last Edit: November 22, 2011, 01:41:02 am by nostra »
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Re: Forward and Back Toolbar buttons assosiated with File Path entries only
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2011, 11:14:59 pm »
Thank you nostra.  Look forward to the next version.

 

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