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How do I open files of ANY syntax/file type?
« on: March 21, 2017, 07:20:43 pm »
Still a relatively new HippoEDIT user. I noticed that if I have a tab open with a particular syntax (like HTML), then if I attempt to open another file, the Open dialog box only shows files of the same type/syntax as I have in my active tab.

The "Files of type" menu is always inactive.

How can I view ALL files or enable the "Files of type" menu?

I've attached a screenshot of the open dialog box.

Thanks.



EDIT: I checked my other PC and the "Files of type" menu is available. Maybe I have an error in my config?
« Last Edit: March 21, 2017, 07:41:14 pm by Etika »

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Re: How do I open files of ANY syntax/file type?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2017, 09:29:25 pm »
After giving it a bit of thought, I decided to uninstall and reinstall. Problem solved.

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Re: How do I open files of ANY syntax/file type?
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2017, 10:22:24 pm »
And the problem is back.

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Re: How do I open files of ANY syntax/file type?
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2017, 11:51:55 pm »
Hi Karl,

this is not related to any settings... And this is not normal - the Files of type drop down shall be always visible (as Encoding dropdown). I see such problem first time and I assume that it is somehow related to your system settings.
The File Open/Save dialog, is a system dialog which is extended by HippoEDIT with Encoding drop down and Favorites button on toolbar. The rest is coming from the operating system. Inclusive File Type dropdown with file filters.

We need to find a way to reproduce it, otherwise, it would be difficult to solve. Or suggest something.

- Do you have some tools that extend/hook file open dialogs? Maybe it conflicts with HippoEDIT extension of the dialog?
- After the problem is back is it solved after application restart?
- Is it happens with any new/existing file? Or for some specific syntax? How it behaves with an empty Plain Text document?
- Have you installed/modified specific syntax schema? Or modified file extensions (file mask) for some syntax? Is it works on your machine, with a clean installation?
- Are dropdowns shown after you resize the dialog?

We need to find a system :)

BR, Alex.
P.S.: I have seen you have also sent a bug report mail, but I am answering you here - this may help to other users if they got the same problem.

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Re: How do I open files of ANY syntax/file type?
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2017, 01:33:12 am »
I performed a clean install again and did not modify any settings.

I launched HippoEDIT in my large monitor (1920 x 1080 landscape) and the open dialog worked properly.

I then moved the HippoEDIT application window to my second monitor (1080 x 1920 portrait) and resized the app. Now the open dialog is missing the "Files of type" and "Encoding" drop downs.

I resized the open dialog and the "Encoding" drop down reappeared, but not the "Files of type" drop down.

I dragged the open dialog to my larger monitor and resized it and the "Files of type" drop down reappeared.

I use the same monitors on my other PC (KVM switch) and HippoEdit works fine.

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Re: How do I open files of ANY syntax/file type?
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2017, 11:57:24 am »
Hm...

I was expecting it is related to portrait orientation of your secondary monitor (HippoEDIT does repositioning of the dropdowns on resizing of open dialog), but I have tried on my side, with similar configuration (Windows 10 X64, 2 monitors, one video card, 1920x1080, one I have turned to portrait) and have not seen any problem. Though I was expecting them ;)

Another argument for system setup is your comment:
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I use the same monitors on my other PC (KVM switch) and HippoEdit works fine.
This means, there are some differences between your two machines if HippoEDIT version and settings are the same.

Are both systems have the same windows version, DPI settings?

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Re: How do I open files of ANY syntax/file type?
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2017, 01:26:30 pm »
Yes, both systems are running Windows 10 x64 and use the same display resolution. Each PC runs both monitors from one video card.

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Re: How do I open files of ANY syntax/file type?
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2017, 03:03:10 pm »
Hi Karl,

honestly, I am out of ideas. If a behavioir on two PCs is different, it means there is some important difference :)
Without finding it and be able to recreate the issue on my side, I can not provide any fixes, because I do not know what to fix :/
I really want to help here.

The only workaround I may suggest is that you can type "*" (followed by an Enter) in File Name field to get all files shown.

BR, Alex.

 

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