That would be the exact reason yes ... Looping in the same direction seems clumsy and unintuitive.metallissimus wrote:I guess there's a logic reason behind it (why would you loop, if you can just go back and forth between two items?).
Understood. But surely it can't do much damage on the visitors behalf to block behavior that is less functional?metallissimus wrote:On the other hand I want to have visitors have a consistent experience with all galleries. And it's confusing as an admin, too, if I check <loop> but it doesn't loop.
I see it could be confusing. Just to be clear, you are speaking of the gallery slideshow layout? The same behavior applies for the POPUP (which is also like a slideshow).metallissimus wrote:Just wanted to share my confusion, maybe you could add a hint at the loop setting so admins don't think something's broken.
It's actually checked to LOOP by default, because this is most useful. Loop option (so it could be disabled) was only added later on for some extreme cases. I don't actually think many would disable loop, and because it's default behavior, I simply built in the logic to not loop if there are only one or two items. If this wasn't built-in, we would end up with somewhat inferior behavior because we can't expect all users to sort this out themselves ...metallissimus wrote:I might have been confused in the popup, too, if I checked <loop> end it didn't loop.