Feature #517

Add option to sort by current explorer settings

Added by Anonymous almost 4 years ago. Updated almost 3 years ago.

Status:FeedbackStart date:15.09.2015
Priority:NormalDue date:
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Target version:3.1
Version: Operating System:Windows 7/8/10 64bit

Description

As it is, currently Nomacs sorts by its own separate settings. However, this gets very confusing whenever I'm moving between folders that are sorted by different types of details, e.g. date, name, etc. Would it be possible to integrate an option to sort files according to how they appear in Windows explorer?

History

#1 Updated by Markus almost 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

this is not easy (we would need an explorer shell extension) + from a developer's point of view there are a few issues: how should nomacs be sorted if two windows explorers are open? - maybe it is best to add keyboard shortcuts for the different sorting options which let's you easily switch between different sorting options

#2 Updated by Q almost 4 years ago

Markus wrote:

how should nomacs be sorted if two windows explorers are open?

I'd imagine that (as long as this "Explorer sync" option would be active) it would use the sorting order of the folder it's currently viewing. Would that be possible to integrate?

maybe it is best to add keyboard shortcuts for the different sorting options which let's you easily switch between different sorting options

While that wouldn't hurt in any way, it still doesn't fix the main issue that needing to manage two separate sorting orders at once is 95% of the time just confusing, unnecessary hassle.

#3 Updated by Markus over 3 years ago

  • Target version set to 3.1

#4 Updated by red over 3 years ago

Q wrote:

Markus wrote:
I'd imagine that (as long as this "Explorer sync" option would be active) it would use the sorting order of the folder it's currently viewing. Would that be possible to integrate?

If this gets integrated, Nomacs would pretty much be perfect and superior to every other Image viewer in every way. I made an account just to comment on this. I think it's the most important feature that needs to be added.

#5 Updated by Aria almost 3 years ago

red wrote:

Q wrote:

Markus wrote:
I'd imagine that (as long as this "Explorer sync" option would be active) it would use the sorting order of the folder it's currently viewing. Would that be possible to integrate?

If this gets integrated, Nomacs would pretty much be perfect and superior to every other Image viewer in every way. I made an account just to comment on this. I think it's the most important feature that needs to be added.

Same for me. I like most of it more than JPEGView or Windows Photo Viewer, but without a Sort as Source Folder, it's a little bit of a deal-breaker.

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