Re: Quick view

On Sun, 02 Oct 2022 10:14:23 +0200 "Riccardo Paolo Bestetti" <pbl bestov io> wrote:
One feature I like about MC is "quick view" (C-x q), or the ability to
use one of the panes to quickly preview files. However, I have noticed
that it doesn't work as well as the file viewer (F3). Some examples:

- When quick view is open, hovering on some types of files (especially
  zip files and derivatives such as epub, docx, jar) results in a big
  red popup that needs a keypress to be dismissed, and then their
  content is not displayed

There is a bug in zip-files detection. I hope, it's fixed[1]. It'll be
in the master branch at next weekend.

- Some of the files that ca be successfully rendered in the viewer (e.g.
  HTML, images*, PDF) show up as plain text/binary dumped as ASCII
  instead in quick view

It's a feature[2]. Quick view shows file in the raw mode to avoid any delays
required to get some info of the file.

- Directories show the string "Cannot view: not a regular file" but it
  might be a good feature to show the contents, or maybe a short
  description of it ("X images, Y documents")

Again, to calculate directory statistics, or get some info of file, we need
some time. Any delay can annoy users.



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