Phew, finally the new QuickView is ready. Or well, it’s not ready but it’s usable. I wasn’t planning on spending so much time with this but it turned out to be more complicated job than I initially thought (as usual). However, I’m quite happy how it turned out. Also I learned a lot on the road and wrote some reusable code that will be helpful in the future.
Little bit about how the QuickView works. The QuickView panel will show a file preview (thumbnail and information) when you select a file (or folder). When you click on that preview, the file will be opened in a viewer that will let you pan/zoom images, play videos or edit text (the text editor is still a work in progress). QuickView tab will open the file directly in a viewer.
There is a Filelist that will automatically find all supported files from current folder. If you want to play a slideshow of those files, make sure to change the loop mode to “Loop Filelist”. At the moment all supported files will be added in the Filelist, including text files. I’ll add some way to filter that list.
There’s also a Playlist where you can drag and drop files. I’ll create more ways to add files there including the possibility to load/save playlists. Again, if you want to automatically play all files from the Playlist, choose the “Loop Playlist” option as a loop mode.
By right clicking and selecting “Detach to Window”, you can open the QuickView in a separate window. At the moment if you have video open, you’ll need to right click over the toolbar to show that popup. I’ll fix that.
Notice, the QuickView is running but it’s still a work in progress, so there are bugs and missing features in it. I’ll keep tweaking it next week. After it’s finished, I’ll start a bug hunt/feature request tour. I’ll try to (finally) fix/implement those long standing bugs/features (like the "text editor settings not saving" and "per folder settings"). All these changes will be part of version 0.96 to which I moved with this snapshot.
- Added new QuickView.
- Added Save As button to translator.
- Updated Polish translation (thanks to Seethi).
- Updated Hungarian translation (thanks to Mezei Zoltan).
- Updated Italian translation (thanks to Folgore101).
- Updated French translation (thanks to BB).
- Updated Swedish translation (thanks to eson).