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ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / SP2 4013
« on: 2018-03-01 12:58:58 »
Rainer,

Update:  I have a bunch of video file on a HDD.  TP10/4013 creates thumbnails very quickly (database on SSD).  So, HDD is a viable option for files.

Cheers,
Gary

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ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / SP2 4013
« on: 2018-03-01 12:07:39 »
Hi Rainer,

I too thought TP10 was dead so was quite surprised when an update was released.  Like you, I have not found any new issues (but several annoying issues remain, i.e. disappearing thumbnail on certain file rename conditions).

Cerious modified the install to include sqliteodbc(v0.9995) as the odbc driver.  Yesterday, I noticed sqliteodbc(v0.9996) has been released.

TP10 4013 does seem to be a bit smoother in operation and the activity indicator finally works.

I can offer no input regarding HDD other than I cannot imagine using a HDD over a SSD (at least for the database).

Thanks to Cerious for this update.

Cheers,
Gary

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ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / TAB key functionality
« on: 2018-02-26 11:32:21 »
Ah, glad you figured out Location.  It confused me at first as well.

I think the idea with TP10 is that you can place the individual "windows" anywhere you want. But I prefer the way TP7 worked.  If I could figure out a way to use the SQlite database with TP7, I would stop using TP10.

One of the more frustrating changes in TP10 is the elimination of the ALT+num to sort the thumbnails.  ALT+0 works to sort by similarity, but it is the only one that still works.

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Jurgen,

There seems to be an issue with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.  Google "cannot drag and drop in outlook 2016" for help.

This is the first URL:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2016-outlook/outlook-2016-desktop-version-loses-drag-n-drop/d9c71d68-baa8-4e81-9e45-c9c6dc42ac5f?page=12

Cheers,
Gary

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ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / TAB key functionality
« on: 2018-02-25 22:14:01 »
I agree is it very awkward.  Version 7 is a single window with panes, so the tab key worked between the panes.  Version 10 creates a window for each pane so the tab key no longer works as expected.  I rather doubt this can be changed based on the way the TP10 GUI is laid out.

Also, what do you mean by "leaves out the older pane"?

Cheers,
Gary

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I can drag+drop the image from TP10/4013 into Thunderbird by highlighting thumbnail then right click/hold and drag the image to e-mail composition window.

I can also highlight the thumbnail then Ctrl+C to copy the actual image, then Ctrl+V to paste the image into the e-mail composition.

Puzzled why this would not work with Outlook.

Cheers,
Gary

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ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / TAB key functionality
« on: 2018-02-25 21:49:28 »
I am using Win7+TP10/SP2/4013.  Ctrl+Tab brings up a pane box ... you can continue to Ctrl+Tab to the pane you want then let go.  Shift+Ctrl+Tab works backwards.

Hope this is helpful.
Gary

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> Revision.
>
> In further testing, it appears the following step is NOT necessary.  Likely the original sqlite3odbc.dll file in this folder is used during the TP10 installation process and not when the program itself is run:
>
> 3) I am not sure if this step is necessary, but I do it regardless:
>
> As the administrator using a file manager:
>
> - go to the folder "C:\Program Files (x86)\SQLite ODBC Driver"
> - copy (DO NOT MOVE!) the file "sqlite3odbc.dll" to the folder
> "C:\Program Files (x86)\ThumbsPlus 10\Odbc"
> - This will overwrite the existing "sqlite3odbc.dll" file.
>

>
> The "sqliteodbc.exe" install will place the "sqlite3odbc.dll" odbc driver in the folder "C:\Windows\SysWOW64" for 64-bit Windows 7 and Windows 10.
>
> I do not have access to a 32-bit Windows system, so I don't know where the dll file would end up in that case.

Ugh.  Step 3) IS necessary! especially in Windows 10

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Revision.

In further testing, it appears the following step is NOT necessary.  Likely the original sqlite3odbc.dll file in this folder is used during the TP10 installation process and not when the program itself is run:

3) I am not sure if this step is necessary, but I do it regardless:

As the administrator using a file manager:

- go to the folder "C:\Program Files (x86)\SQLite ODBC Driver"
- copy (DO NOT MOVE!) the file "sqlite3odbc.dll" to the folder
"C:\Program Files (x86)\ThumbsPlus 10\Odbc"
- This will overwrite the existing "sqlite3odbc.dll" file.


The "sqliteodbc.exe" install will place the "sqlite3odbc.dll" odbc driver in the folder "C:\Windows\SysWOW64" for 64-bit Windows 7 and Windows 10.

I do not have access to a 32-bit Windows system, so I don't know where the dll file would end up in that case.

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> Re: Upgrading installation of SQLite.
>
> Tell us where files exist, and where to make the entries. Provide notes of everything that must be changed IN ONE PLACE! Make it complete. I don't want to work that hard, or take the risk of getting something wrong.
>
> Write a how to, and ask that it be put on Cerious' website where it can easily be found.
>
> Thanks.

IF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING MAKES YOU UNCOMFORTABLE, DO NOT DO THIS!!

For Windows 7 and 10 these are the steps I took to improve the performance of the SQLite database with TP10 (I would guess this will work with TP9 and TP8):

Before you start, be sure that TP10 is not running!

1) Go to the following web site and download the sqliteodbc drivers:

http://www.ch-werner.de/sqliteodbc/

Scroll down the page if necessary for this grouping of text:

Current version
sqliteodbc.exe <--click to download (even for 64bit Windows!)
sqliteodbc_w64.exe <--NO!
sqliteodbc-0.9995.tar.gz <--NO!
sqliteodbc-0.9995-1.src.rpm <--NO!

2) Go to folder where "sqliteodbc.exe" was saved and double click to install (virus scan first if you have doubts, but I have never had a single problem with this exe file).

The odbc driver will be installed in the folder:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\SQLite ODBC Driver"

NOTE!  Save the "sqliteodbc.exe" as you will need to repeat steps 2 thru 6 if you install/reinstall TP10.

3) I am not sure if this step is necessary, but I do it regardless:

As the administrator using a file manager:

- go to the folder "C:\Program Files (x86)\SQLite ODBC Driver"
- copy (DO NOT MOVE!) the file "sqlite3odbc.dll" to the folder
"C:\Program Files (x86)\ThumbsPlus 10\Odbc"
- This will overwrite the existing "sqlite3odbc.dll" file.

4) Use a text editor to modify the file:

"C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\ThumbsPlus\Thumbs10.ini"

Edit this line to include the name=value parameters shown:

InitialDatabase=Database=\Thumbs8.tpdb8s;
Driver={ThumbsPlus SQLite3 ODBC Driver};Timeout=5000;NoCreat=Yes;JournalMode=Off;SyncPragma=NORMAL

Save the file.

5) This is likely not necessary, but I reboot the computer at this point.

6) Start TP10 and you should see a dramatic improvement in performance.

I hope you find this write up useful.

Again, if any of this gives you concern, DO NOT DO ANY OF IT.

Cheers.

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ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / Database Error
« on: 2016-11-04 10:00:54 »
You have hit the dreaded 2GB limit of the Access Database. You can cut back on thumbnail size/quality, eliminate keywords, etc to try to cut down on the record size for each thumbnail to fit more in the 2GB limit.  You could divide your images into multiple databases.  Otherwise, you are stuck.  :(

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ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / Video controls in viewer
« on: 2016-09-25 17:54:10 »
Hey Gary,

This a a bug in TP10 I've complained about and nothing has been done to fix it.  I hold out no hope it will ever be fixed.

I find in this situation the program can hang to the point I have to kill it with task manager.  Try to avoid the situation.

Maybe Daan has a work around for this.

Cheers,
Gary

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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.

Cheers,
Gary

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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?

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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.

Cerious:  GET IT TOGETHER

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