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Offline cliff_n

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"Add Files" dialog sub-folders and files not sorted
« on: 2019 February 28 17:54:25 »
Since version 1.8.6 there seems to be a change in some of the dialog windows that are used to select a group of images.  The right-side panel contains a treeview instead of just a one-level folders and files style.  That's not my preference but I can live with that.  What really bothers me is that I can't sort the folders and/or files.  I will post a screenshot of an example.  I hope I'm just missing something trivial, but I haven't been able to find a way to get a sorted list in these types of dialog boxes.

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Re: "Add Files" dialog sub-folders and files not sorted
« Reply #1 on: 2019 March 01 10:30:43 »
Bug confirmed. In multiplatform dialogs in the Detail View mode, files and folders are not being sorted correctly by file name. This is a regression in version 1.8.6 of PixInsight, probably caused by a Qt bug. This affects Linux, where there are no native file dialogs.

This will be fixed in the next version, which I'll release shortly. Workarounds:

- Don't use the Detail View mode. Use the List View mode, where files are always sorted correctly.

- If you want to use the Detail View mode, simply enter the directory where you want to work. This will force the dialog to sort files correctly. The bug only happens if a directory is expanded when the file system is being inspected as a tree.

- Use the File Explorer window of PixInsight. You can drag file selections directly from File Explorer to any tool. For example, drag a selection to StarAlignment's file list and the files will be added automatically. Also works if you drag a folder.

Sorry for the inconvenience. I'm going to fix this problem immediately.
Juan Conejero
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