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Keyword Problem
« on: 2019-04-21 09:27:07 »
I run 2 photo collections. Each collection contains several thousand photos. The photos are marked with keywords for better management (about 500 per collection). Each photo collection has its own database (.tpdb8).

1. to add a keyword to a photo I open the window "assign keywords" via the menu item "Thumpnail/keywords/assign keywords" by left-clicking. In this window only(!)and correctly the keywords of the current database are listed!

2. If I stay with the mouse pointer a little longer over the menu item "Thumpnail/keywords/assign keywords" a window opens and the keywords of both (!) databases will be listed here!

How can I ensure that even in case 2 only the keywords of the current database are displayed?

I use:
- ThumpsPlus10 pro on
- Windows10 64 bit

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Rainer Kuntz

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Re: Keyword Problem
« Reply #1 on: 2019-04-21 10:44:05 »
What you see there are probably your "Most Recently Used keywords", which are stored in the configuration file THUMBS10.INI.

You can either just ignore them, or use a different method to enter keywords (e.g. press Ctrl-K / Strg-K ).

If you really, really want to get rid of them, maybe you can use a utility that edits ini-files from the command line to remove the [MruKeywords] section from thumbs10.ini. I have never used it, but it looks like INIFILE (link) can do this for you.

So, what you would do is create a batchfile that first runs INIFILE to clear the keywords and then it launches ThumbsPlus (or, you could create 2 batchfiles -- one for each of your databases!). Somewhat like this (you'll have to change the paths and filenames for your setup) :

@Echo off
INIFILE thumbs10.ini [MruKeywords] /remove 
"C:\Program Files\Thumbs10\Bin\Thumbs10.exe" "D:\Data\FirstDatabase.tpdb8"

Finally, you would make a shortcut (icon) on your desktop for each batch file, and from then on you can launch ThumbsPlus with the desired database with a single double-click.
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Re: Keyword Problem
« Reply #2 on: 2019-04-23 07:35:16 »
Hello Daan,

many thanks for the extensive tips. I will be able to work with it.  :)

Greetings Rainer