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Author Topic: mouse hover image preview  (Read 2866 times)

basc

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mouse hover image preview
« on: December 06, 2009, 08:51:13 AM »
IDEA:

popup window to show the image file on which the mouse hovers, in the space available left (right, above or below) of the Windows Explorer (with the thumbs or list view). Perhaps in conjunction with auto window raise (to make (Explorer) window active (MouseActivate), and inactive again if mouse leaves the window).

Also, the thumbs in the Windows (XP) Explorer still appear a bit small, of which Microsoft decided.

CutAway can do it, but it would be nice to switch off the left pane when Explorer shows the image previewer ("Filmstrip View"). At this point the left pane can't be switched off unless the window is made narrow enough, and thus can get in the way.

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Re: mouse hover image preview
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2009, 12:00:03 PM »
Qttabbar allows you to have a image preview upon hover. http://qttabbar.wikidot.com/

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Re: mouse hover image preview
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2009, 05:21:32 AM »
Smobu you beat me to it!  ;D

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Re: mouse hover image preview
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2009, 05:35:03 PM »
This is useful and a nice alternative. Thank you.

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Re: mouse hover image preview
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2009, 01:22:32 AM »
I like fact that if you activate the QTTabBar on Taskbar then double click on Desktop, up pops the Folder List etc.. :Thmbsup:

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Re: mouse hover image preview
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2009, 07:11:48 AM »
This is rich!

And this way I found what I was looking for in the past; Windows hacks. Those will be the days where you can remove or disable other Explorer functionality. I've tried LitePC, Rob Moss' LiteShell, bbLean and Desktop Sidebar, Google Apps e.a. (Noteflight;), Wine (Linux), and I'm currently testing ReactOS (it didn't like tkabc.tcl ;), but the best thing seems to be hacking Windows.

I might try http://windows.kde.org/ (seen on shellcity.net), but not at the moment. (Seems promising though.)
I haven't tried Adobe's Air.
« Last Edit: December 10, 2009, 07:13:32 AM by basc »