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gpmalone
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Config file for more customization?

10 Mar 2009, 16:16

Hi, is there a config file or files somewhere that I can adjust for further customizations that aren't offered in the Admin?

Primarily I'm trying to set the slideshow to *not* repeat at the end, and to either go to the thumbnails page for the slideshow, or to a specified URL. I thought for sure this was an option in version 1x...
I haven't gotten response on how to do this in Admin, so I'm hoping I can manually set it in some file...

Any help? Thanks!
 
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mjau-mjau
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16 Mar 2009, 11:17

Sorry for the late reply -

Also sorry to say, there is no function for that. After a slideshow is "finished", it simply loops to image#1 again. I will add this feature in 2.1!
 
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16 Mar 2009, 12:27

Thanks for the response, Karl. Good to hear the feature will be in 2.1 -- will we be able to specify a goto URL at end of slideshow?
Do you have any idea when 2.1 will release?

Glad you like my photography -- I love your software!
 
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mjau-mjau
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17 Mar 2009, 23:10

2.1 will be released in April
 
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27 Apr 2009, 13:44

We have now added a new setting so you can choose the event action after the slideshow reaches the last image. This feature will be available in a new release coming in a few days. Below are some of my notes:

Added new slideshow "END" event option
- Choose between the following events once the slideshow reaches the last image:
# loop - loops the slideshow from last image back to first image (default)
# stop - stops the slideshow on last image
# thumbnails - goes to thumbnails mode after last image is displayed
# startpath - Loads the startpage/startpath after last image is displayed
# url - Go to a specific internal or external url after last image is displayed.*
- Only works in autoplay slideshow mode, eg. does not execute if user is browsing images manually.
- The new setting is available in admin -> settings.image.slideshow.end_event

*To use this option, you must also enable "url1" in settings.attributes.folder, and from there you can set separate links for each folder.
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gpmalone
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06 Aug 2009, 15:56

Hi Karl, thanks for the new features.
But, the one thing I was actually asking for isn't implemented! I want to be able to specify a unique URL to go to at the end of the slideshow -- for instance back to my home page, etc.
It seems like this would be some pretty simple coding to allow -- can you possibly make this happen?
Love the new interface by the way -- keep up the good work.
GPM
 
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mjau-mjau
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18 Aug 2009, 12:08

Sure, but where would you specify this link? Coding it in the flash isn ´t difficult, but then we need to add additional parameters to the XML and to the admin, where you would have a field per folder "Go to link after slideshow end: [ ... ]".

Just a little out of scope, thats all, as long as it has not been requested earlier ...
 
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18 Aug 2009, 14:17

Hi Karl,
Thanks for the response! I was also kind of thinking the field could be in the folder page of admin. Also or otherwise, a global setting on the 'slideshow "END" event field that already exists -- ie. pasting in a URL there instead of 'loop', etc. This global would be overriden by anything specified in a given folder...
What do you think?

Thanks Karl!

GP
 
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mjau-mjau
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19 Aug 2009, 01:01

Yea, but you think slideshow END event should always go to the same url then?
 
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19 Aug 2009, 01:05

If I understand your question right, I would prefer to have end event settings specific to individual folders, so different slideshows could then go to different URLs. But, also having a url option on the global settings END event parameter would be useful, if that setting would be overruled by any individual folder setting...
Does that make sense?
 
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19 Aug 2009, 05:53

yes.

I ´ll look into this, but it will be after the new admin we are working on. The new admin will have a better fundament for creating unique folder parameters.
 
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19 Aug 2009, 09:29

Ok, fantastic. I don't suppose there is any workaround (a crude one even) for the moment that I could do to force a url jump at the end of slideshows (same jump for all the slideshows)?
For now I'm really just wanting all slideshows to jump back to my home page/menu at end...


Thanks Karl!
 
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20 Aug 2009, 12:32

You want it to go to the homepage/startpage? that is already an option - "startpage" in config.
 
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20 Aug 2009, 12:40

I've tried using the 'startpage' parameter, but at the end of slideshow it just goes to the thumbs of the gallery, not my root home page (www.gpmalone.com)

Can you take a look real quick? http://gpmalone.com/ -- then click on 'Wings' link at the bottom -- this is the shortest slideshow so you'll get to the end quickly.

Thanks Karl
 
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mjau-mjau
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21 Aug 2009, 04:40

Yes, well you have a custom homepage that is not part of the gallery itself. The startpage as defined in Imagevue X2, is the folder where Imagevue X2 starts when first accessing the gallery.

mmm, I was thinking you could try to set startpath to be a link to your homepage, but I doubt that will work properly. Unfortunately, I dont think there is any workaround for you currently. I checked your gallery - Wonderful images. I liked it so much that I have decided to add a fix as you request in an update coming within 2 weeks! Stay tunes ...