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Author Topic: Request updates to "Options > File Naming Template"  (Read 1801 times)

ccondrup

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Request updates to "Options > File Naming Template"
« on: April 22, 2012, 06:13:07 AM »
I love this software, it's a great time saver and helps me stay productive. Thanks a bunch for the new magnifier precapture! Would love SC even more if:

1. Auto sequencing didn't add a space in the filename (an underscore would be preferrable for use online). I realize there are workarounds (always including timestamp or %num%), but they are just that, not fixes. Prefer short filename.
screen_2012.04.22.pngRequest updates to "Options > File Naming Template"

2. There were two fields for naming templates: "If %quickfield% nonempty, use this template ____  else use this template ___". Or simply a checkbox "Quickfield overrides regular naming template".

3. When pressing F2 in the main view (to rename current file), the file extension was not selected. This way I can easily open SC post capture, hit F2 and override the entire filename just by typing test1 and it would be saved as test1.png . I use QTTabBar to achieve this across the system, but sadly it doesn't work in the SC thumb pane.
Edit: Another option is of course to focus the "Name" field whenever a singe file is selected in thumbs pane.


Thanks and keep up the good work!
« Last Edit: April 22, 2012, 06:51:17 AM by ccondrup »

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Re: Request updates to "Options > File Naming Template"
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2012, 05:06:50 AM »
Is this not the correct place to request features, is there a bugtracker I should submit a ticket to?

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Re: Request updates to "Options > File Naming Template"
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 06:20:19 AM »
You should be able to place them here, Mouser usually responds quite quickly, but he might have missed this thread

I'm taking the liberty to try to improve the information a bit:
1. What is your request here?
2. That's a real feature request.
3. This may be dependent on the way this explorer-like view is displayed. Mouser should be able to elaborate on this.

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Re: Request updates to "Options > File Naming Template"
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012, 06:34:03 AM »
Thanks Ath.

1. If I take two (or more) screens on one day, I get:
"screen_2012.04.22.png" and then
"screen_2012.04.22 002.png"
The latter has a space in the file name, due to the auto sequencing feature adding " 002". Since I work a lot towards the web I would prefer it to add an underscore rather than a space, so ideally for me, screenshot number two would be suffixed with "_02" instead of " 002".

The screenshot in my post above shows my settings and in the background you can see two named files as an example. I know I can use %num% to always add the counter but I was hoping to avoid the extra length of the file name.

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Re: Request updates to "Options > File Naming Template"
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2012, 08:05:51 AM »
I was going to suggest using "datetime" instead of "date"+sequential numbering.
but I see that doesnt work either - for format Screenshot - %datetime% I get:
Screenshot - 2012-05-04 , 12_21_21
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Re: Request updates to "Options > File Naming Template"
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2012, 09:33:47 AM »
I was going to suggest using "datetime" instead of "date"+sequential numbering.
but I see that doesnt work either - for format Screenshot - %datetime% I get:
Screenshot - 2012-05-04 , 12_21_21
In that case %date%-%time% should be close to what you want :)