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FileView plugin 2.1

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eclectic-tech
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Re: FileView plugin 2.1

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Sounds good!

Have a great holiday weekend!
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Re: FileView plugin 2.1

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It's very blizzare.

It seems that the download folder hangs for about 3 seconds per scroll, and the recent folder has a relatively minor 0.2 second delay per scroll, but all other folders scroll butter-smooth.

This only happens after shutting down or restarting the computer. Once a page has been scrolled in fileview, it doesnt have a delay. But that first access is a real killer.

It's just weird that this problem is so evident with the downloads folder. Right now I'm working on making some changes to my suite, including removing the ability to scroll the downloads folder altogether.

Hopefully there's a fix to this strange problem someday.
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Re: FileView plugin 2.1

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Brian wrote: December 23rd, 2012, 10:27 am The FileView plugin in now included in with Rainmeter as of version 2.5.

It's usage can be found here: http://docs.rainmeter.net/manual-beta/plugins/fileview

-Brian


FileView always displays the Internet Explorer icon for .url shortcuts, even though not only is Internet Explorer not even installed on my PC, but my default browser is Chrome/Edge/Firefox/etc.

The icon displays the Edge icon in Explorer, but the IE icon in FileView.
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Also, long shot, but would it be possible for the FileView plugin to access/use icons of files in Rainmeter without needing to save a separate .ico file to the skin's folder? The need to save the files to the hard drive seems to significantly slow down Rainmeter where using the file names only without icons is very quick.
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Re: FileView plugin 2.1

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Hmmm. It seems somewhere along the line Microsoft has changed the registry key for the default program associated with opening a hyperlink with the shell (at least with Windows 10).

It used to be located here: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\shell\open\command

I will investigate this and fix it soon (hopefully).

Cariboudjan wrote: October 6th, 2020, 1:32 pm Also, long shot, but would it be possible for the FileView plugin to access/use icons of files in Rainmeter without needing to save a separate .ico file to the skin's folder? The need to save the files to the hard drive seems to significantly slow down Rainmeter where using the file names only without icons is very quick.
Unfortunately no. The Image meter and our plugin interface is not designed to pass information like this. We may explore the ability to use a non-image file with the Image meter (so you can use icons defined within an executable, or just use the icon associated with the file), but this is just one of many thoughts without any plans.

-Brian
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Re: FileView plugin 2.1

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Using the icon directly from the file would be nice.
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Re: FileView plugin 2.1

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It's not that simple. .url files are a special shortcut file that has the ability to define which icon it wants to display. It can even use an icon from an executable if it wants. Fileview already takes this into consideration. If the icon is not defined, it normally would use the icon from the default browser, but finding the default browser has obviously changed over the years since this part of Fileview was coded.

Stay tuned.

-Brian