Rename: (multi-file) dialog box size

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therube
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Rename: (multi-file) dialog box size

Post by therube » Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:37 pm

Should multi-file Rename (F2) have an F11 (maximize, or enlarge - with some sort of [automatic-ish] column width increase, fit])?

I know you can drag the dialog box size & its sizing will persist.
Assuming you wanted to keep the dialog sized (smaller), "normally", for those (perhaps less frequent times) you want more visibility, having the ability to hit F11 & have it expand... might be nice.

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Re: Rename: (multi-file) dialog box size

Post by tuska » Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:16 pm

AutoHotkey Script - F11 on/off

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Re: Rename: (multi-file) dialog box size

Post by therube » Fri May 01, 2020 2:48 am

Nice thought, but doesn't work (on that dialog).
Nor does (Nirsoft's) WinLister (https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/winlister.html).

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Re: Rename: (multi-file) dialog box size

Post by tuska » Fri May 01, 2020 9:54 am

therube wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 2:48 am
Nice thought, but doesn't work (on that dialog).
Hmm, in my case it works under the following conditions:

1. I start the AHK script by double-clicking on the file "Window_maximize-restore_F11.ahk"
2. In 'Everything' I mark two files
3. F2   --> "Rename"-window appears
4. F11 --> "Rename"-window is maximized
5. F11 --> Reset "Rename"-window size to original size

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Re: Rename: (multi-file) dialog box size

Post by therube » Fri May 01, 2020 10:23 am

You're on 10, I'm on 7.
Wonder if that matters?

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Re: Rename: (multi-file) dialog box size

Post by tuska » Fri May 01, 2020 10:33 am

Or maybe the AutoHotkey version?
Current version: v1.1.32.00 - November 24, 2019

But there will certainly be a forum member here who will do a short test with Windows 7 and then report. ...

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Re: Rename: (multi-file) dialog box size

Post by tuska » Fri May 01, 2020 12:36 pm

Here are my test results for WinLister v1.22 (Windows 10 Pro)

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Maximize Selected Windows - Ctrl+F3 	works (in Winlister: click on line with title "Rename", then Ctrl+F3)

Minimize Selected Windows - Ctrl+F2 	has no effect (tested with several windows);
 					in Winlister "Minimized" is displayed, but after calling the "Rename" window
					no change is apparent. After returning to Winlister, there will be automatic
					adjustment and "Maximized" is displayed.

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Re: Rename: (multi-file) dialog box size

Post by NotNull » Fri May 01, 2020 1:42 pm

Tested with AHK 1.1.27.7 (x64) on Win10 : Works.

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Re: Rename: (multi-file) dialog box size

Post by therube » Fri May 01, 2020 3:46 pm

(I had downloaded, AHK v1.1.32.00 [zip])
("F11", works in Win10. Works in XP. Did not seem to work in Win7?)
(I use [Windows] "Classic", XP-like, theme in Win7.)

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Re: Rename: (multi-file) dialog box size

Post by NotNull » Fri May 01, 2020 7:08 pm

Tested with AHK 1.1.25 (x64) on Win7 : Works. Even in classic theme.

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Re: Rename: (multi-file) dialog box size

Post by therube » Fri May 01, 2020 10:00 pm

I betcha!
I betcha!
It just dawned on me!

I'm running two instances (of Everything).
One as admin, I betcha... yep, that was it!


OK, good to know :-).

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Re: Rename: (multi-file) dialog box size

Post by NotNull » Fri May 01, 2020 11:05 pm

[off topic]

Almost 2500 posts, @therube, Congratulations!
I heard you get a signed "Thank you" poster with the Everything logo to put above your bed (or was it a mug?) when you reach 2500 posts :D
(that's the only reason why I post so much lately ;) )

[/off topic]




For those in doubt: this is not serious, of course.

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Re: Rename: (multi-file) dialog box size

Post by void » Fri May 01, 2020 11:52 pm

I've made all sizeable dialog boxes maximizable for the next update.

I've also made dialog boxes with no parent minimizable.

I'm looking into making some of the dialog boxes modeless, so you can continue to use Everything while they are open. For example:
Organize filters, Organize Bookmarks, Options.

I'll consider F11 to toggle maximize.
Thank you for the suggestion.

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Re: Rename: (multi-file) dialog box size

Post by therube » Mon May 04, 2020 7:01 pm

(AHK F11 is a bit odd - when your program already uses F11, & instead of F11 performing what it should, the program window, goes - ZOOM.)

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