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Disable the ‘Really continue’ obstruction dialogue #333

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mowgli opened this Issue Mar 18, 2016 · 0 comments

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mowgli commented Mar 18, 2016

When renaming a file to a different extension, geeqie displays a dialogue

Really continue?
source and destination have different extension

that one has to click through every time and there does not seem to be any way to disable it.

First, the obsession with extensions is unhealthy in particular in Unix, as noted in https://sourceforge.net/p/geeqie/feature-requests/79/

But more importantly, the obstructing dialogue shows up even when renaming for instance .JPG from a camera to .jpeg, which in Preferences -> Files -> File types are listed as the same file type. So even from the extension-based standpoint there is no reason to warn about anything.

Please

a) remove the thing altogether

b) provide means to disable it

c) make it smarter so that it warns only about potentially confusing extension changes, which essentially means known image type -> different known image type (letting unknown extensions be)

Reported by: yeti-dn

@mowgli mowgli self-assigned this Apr 6, 2016

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@caclark caclark closed this Apr 28, 2016

mowgli pushed a commit that referenced this issue May 1, 2016

Fix #333 Renaming file extensions
#333

The Preferences/Files tab has an additional checkbox:
Disable file extension checks

When checked, files can be renamed to a different extension with no
warning issued.
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