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Manually select lister plugin proposal

Posted: 2019-12-01, 17:27 UTC
by dindog
Show sub menu in lister 4 Image/Multimedia (4) like the new define lister plugin by file type selecting menu:
https://i.postimg.cc/FK5C545R/2019-12-02-005619.jpg

Instead of the current cycle through the list of plugins, let user choose a specific plugin to reload the the current file. Cycling has some unexpected outcome like hang, or even crash for some plugin handling some file type... and it's not smart if user know what plugin they need.

Perhaps the current routine is open file in defaut plugin, when Key4 is pressed, ask plugins on the lister plugins list one by one, "Can you handle this file?", if the answer is "Yes", then load the file with this plugin, in other words, TC maybe not have a "list" of which plugins can handle current file, in this case, I suggest the sub menu can be made as click-expanded, so TC won't need to ask all plugins whether they can handle the current file everytime lister open a file.

Re: Manually select lister plugin proposal

Posted: 2019-12-01, 17:53 UTC
by Horst.Epp
Support++

Re: Manually select lister plugin proposal

Posted: 2019-12-01, 19:51 UTC
by Dalai
That sounds like a very useful feature! It would be even better if the submenu (list of Lister plugins) could be opened via some keyboard shortcut (perhaps Alt+4?).

Regards
Dalai

Re: Manually select lister plugin proposal

Posted: 2019-12-01, 21:57 UTC
by petermad
Support++ preferably accompagnied by a cm_command (then you can assign your own shortcut)

Re: Manually select lister plugin proposal

Posted: 2019-12-02, 09:47 UTC
by ghisler(Author)
You cannot have a menu item on which you can click AND open a submenu at the same time.

Re: Manually select lister plugin proposal

Posted: 2019-12-02, 11:09 UTC
by dindog
ghisler(Author) wrote:
2019-12-02, 09:47 UTC
You cannot have a menu item on which you can click AND open a submenu at the same time.
ui implement can be changed. how about a sub menu with all plugin, then disabled the non-activable plugin, or vice versa, disable all then enable those supported current file plugin

Re: Manually select lister plugin proposal

Posted: 2019-12-02, 14:15 UTC
by Dalai
2ghisler(Author)
Well, that should be solveable, don't you think? Either add a new item in Lister's main menu, or add a submenu in Lister's Options menu directly below or above the "4 Image/Multimedia" item.

Regards
Dalai

Re: Manually select lister plugin proposal

Posted: 2019-12-02, 15:03 UTC
by nsp
2ghisler(Author)
Jumping easily in 2 clicks from default viewer to any dedicated lister plugin is the feature we miss. Implementation details is your part !

In old TCUP Ultimate viewer you have a dedicated menu for all the registered wlx plugins, plus an entry "other plugins..." . This open a new dialog box with all the available lister. you choose what you want you get what you want and if it fails to load, you get empty view !

In another alternate Lister (from a TC clone) we had at menu bar level a drop-down list with all the wlx without any fancy file format detection !