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I see no change in the way TP handles PDF files.  Double-click opens the image only.  Shift-double-click opens the PDF file in default PDF program.  Shift-enter also opens the PDF file in the default PDF program.  See if that works for you.


They have messed up the copy timing again.  I would recommend you go back to 4005 - it is not as sensitive.  4009 became impossible to use as I copy/move files often.

Seriously Cerious ... are you able to fix issues without introducing new ones?

Drag and Drop from thumbs pane to location pane (i.e. moving/copying files from one folder to another) has become frustratingly unreliable.  It may take several attempts to get the file to move/copy.  This makes 4009 unusable.  Back to 4005.


ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / 4005 vs 4007
« on: 2016-03-16 19:21:04 »
What is the deal?  The web site now says 4005 is an official release (but still beta) because 4007 has a couple of significant issues.  Anyone know the issues?  Should 4007 even be available to the user community?  I reinstalled 4005 and of course had to reinstall the SQlite3 ODBC driver.

ThumbsPlus v7-v9 Questions / Upgrade from 7 to 10?
« on: 2016-03-02 19:53:00 »
Regardless of the TP version ... if you choose the access database (Thumbs.tpdb8) you will have to endure the 2GB limit.  If you choose the SQlite database (Thumbs.tpdb8s) you will not have the 2GB limit.  Hope this helps.

ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / Ghostscript
« on: 2016-02-27 09:13:25 »
FYI, 9.18 is the latest release.  Might be worth a try to see if it fixes your problem.  Here is a link to the history of changes to ghostscript:

ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / Slide Sorter Capability
« on: 2016-02-11 16:44:58 »
To accomplish this, I use the free Bulk Rename Utility:

This program can be a bit daunting at first, but it has the most flexibility of any rename program I've encountered.  I have it linked as an external program in TP10 and TP7 with the folder name passed so I can rename from within TP.


ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / Error in thumbs10.ini
« on: 2016-01-15 21:05:15 »
I have no idea what they mean, but here are the settings from my Thumbs10.ini file:


I am using one tpdb8s database.

Have you tried to repair the database?  Recreate it?


This ability is available in TP10.  Open TP10, then click menu Database | New ... to get dialogue box to create a new database.  Select option "Store thumbnails in files", then create your database.

This is just my opinion, but I think this is not a good way to go especially if you have a lot of image files.  It can lead to bad directory fragmentation (not so much of a problem on an SSD) and unless Cerious has addressed this issue, maintenance problems. When an image is deleted from within TP10, the thumbnail image file remains.  Removing orphans removes the rows from the database, but not the corresponding thumbnail image files.

I see absolutely no reason to do this with the availability of the SQlite database which lifts the dreaded 2GB database size limit.


Yup.  The performance improvement makes TP10 an entirely different program.

I find everything runs much faster with the updated sqlite odbc drivers.  Performance seems to meet or exceed that of the legacy access database.  Hopefully Cerious will address this issue.

Be sure your Thumbs10.ini file database options are set like:

InitialDatabase=Database=;Driver={ThumbsPlus SQLite3 ODBC Driver};Timeout=5000;NoCreat=Yes;JournalMode=Off;SyncPragma=Off

Are you running Win10?  On my Win10 machine, there indeed are no sqlite* files until I installed the driver I referenced in my original post.  Not sure how TP10 works on Win10.  Ugh.

I think you need the 32-bit version.  TP10 is a 32-bit program and I installed the 32-bit version from the referenced website.

> A good tip, thanks.
> I've installed 'sqlite odbc w64.exe'. For TP, it should not matter, since it acts as a frontend for SQLite.
> I think to determine a significant acceleration of many operations, but for objective measurements I have no options.
> The installation must be performed only once, when the 'sqlite3odbc' from the SQL program directory is copied into the ODBC directory of TP10.
> This will probably be necessary with every update.

Thanks for your reply! I thought I would need to copy sqlite3odbc.dll to the TP10\ODBC directory, but so far it has not been necessary.  The updated sqlite3odbc.dll is installed into C:\Windows\sysWOW64 replacing the one installed by TP10.  This seems to be the one that gets used.  The difference in performance is staggering (to the good).

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