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Zeikzeil

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« on: October 19, 2007, 01:30:32 PM »
I'd like to see the following in a future release of Alt.Binz if possible:

1) The ability to use the Filter on the Download Queue to filter complete collections instead of the articles inside the collections. Maybe you can make it so that one can select what to filter, be it the whole collections or the articles.
2) An option to 'Always show tray icon'.
3) An option to 'Minimize to tray on startup'.

Shouldn't be too hard eh ;)

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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2007, 12:45:48 AM »
your "3)" there can be accomplished by making your startup shortcut start as minimized (right click -> properties -> Run: -> Minimized), assuming you have altbinz set to minimize to tray (Setup -> User Interface -> Minimize to Tray)

and I second your "2)", always show tray icon.

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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2007, 04:35:40 AM »
2) Right-click on tray > Customize Notifications > select 'Always Show' for Altbinz.

-Hecks

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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2007, 09:50:04 AM »
Thanks for your suggestions. I didn't think of that option for #3.

@Hecks: That's not exactly what I meant. Selecting that will prevent windows from hiding the tray icon if it isn't used frequently. What I meant by 'Always show tray icon' is to also show it when Alt.Binz is restored (ie not minimized to tray).

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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2007, 09:59:57 AM »
so 3) is not needed anymore? Could be done the other way?

1) I need explanation. Currently, if filter is active and all files are hidden, collection node is still visible. You want collection node to be hidden if no files are visible?

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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2007, 10:08:10 AM »
Quote from: "Zeikzeil"
Thanks for your suggestions. I didn't think of that option for #3.

@Hecks: That's not exactly what I meant. Selecting that will prevent windows from hiding the tray icon if it isn't used frequently. What I meant by 'Always show tray icon' is to also show it when Alt.Binz is restored (ie not minimized to tray).

Ah, sorry, I misunderstood. :)

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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2007, 10:19:03 AM »
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so 3) is not needed anymore? Could be done the other way?

1) I need explanation. Currently, if filter is active and all files are hidden, collection node is still visible. You want collection node to be hidden if no files are visible?


What I meant in #1 is the ability to use the filter to only show collections that have the specified text in their collection name. The way I intended it to be is that it only checks the collection names and if the specified text is not in the collection name the whole collection is removed from the view.
The same end result can be obtained by using what you mentioned though. If that is easier to implement for you then go ahead.

#3 is no longer needed

@Hecks: Thanks for your time anyway ;)

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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2007, 10:37:19 AM »
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so 3) is not needed anymore? Could be done the other way?

1) I need explanation. Currently, if filter is active and all files are hidden, collection node is still visible. You want collection node to be hidden if no files are visible?


What I meant in #1 is the ability to use the filter to only show collections that have the specified text in their collection name. The way I intended it to be is that it only checks the collection names and if the specified text is not in the collection name the whole collection is removed from the view.
The same end result can be obtained by using what you mentioned though. If that is easier to implement for you then go ahead.

#3 is no longer needed

@Hecks: Thanks for your time anyway ;)


Aha, I understand. How much collections you have in your queue ? :)
It's not the same as my suggestion, cause filters are never checked against collection name.

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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2007, 10:53:19 AM »
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Aha, I understand. How much collections you have in your queue ? :)
It's not the same as my suggestion, cause filters are never checked against collection name.

The end result would be the same if the proper filter is applied so it would still work.
There's 44 collections in my queue atm, totaling just over 131GB. I like to think of myself as a 'heavy downloader' :twisted:

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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2007, 06:24:07 PM »
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3) An option to 'Minimize to tray on startup'.


Lol, I just found out that I've already implemented something similar :)

run alt.binz with -tray parametar or -minimize :) and it will go to tray or minimize

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« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2007, 06:30:45 PM »
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Aha, I understand. How much collections you have in your queue ? :)
It's not the same as my suggestion, cause filters are never checked against collection name.

The end result would be the same if the proper filter is applied so it would still work.


Added. If no file is visible due to filter, collection node is also hidden.

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« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2007, 07:22:40 PM »
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2) An option to 'Always show tray icon'.


Done