• F.A.Q: General Usage

    This section answers questions related to the general use of Magellan Explorer.

    1. How do I use the slide show feature?
    2. Magellan Explorer doesn't display a particular file, what do I do?
    3. How can I view the contents of a self extracting ZIP archive?
    4. How do I zoom an image in the viewer?
    5. Is it possible to change the sorting of files while in list view?
    6. Is Magellan Explorer available in language X, Y or Z?
    7. Does Magellan Explorer replace Windows Explorer?
    8. Can I synchronize sub folders?
    9. How do I disable the internal image viewer?
    10. I am using the right mouse button to select files, how do I display context menus?
    11. ADC Systems PicaView is not displaying thumbnails in my context menus?
    12. Can Magellan Explorer remeber the folder sort order?

    1. How do I use the slide show feature? - Top

    Select the files you wish to view (or only a single file) and open the viewer. Then press PgDn/PgUp (or select Next/Prev from the file menu) to flip through the selected images or all images in the current folder if only one image was selected.

    Updated: November 26, 2004

    2. Magellan Explorer doesn't display a particular file, what do I do? - Top

    Microsoft Windows may hide certain files determined to belong to the operating system. To make sure these are displayed you must uncheck the "Hide protected operating system files" in the Windows Explorer Folder Options dialog (on the View tab).

    Furthermore, certain settings within Magellan Explorer may hide files. These settings are available in the Folder preferences from within Magellan Explorer on the Advanced tab.

    Updated: July 1, 2004

    3. How can I view the contents of a self extracting ZIP archive? - Top

    Right click on the executable in the folder window and select Open Executable As ZIP Archive. This will only work for self extracting ZIP archives that conform to the ZIP specification.

    Updated: July 1, 2004

    4. How do I zoom an image in the viewer? - Top

    Zooming is performed either using the mouse by dragging a rectangle around the area you wish to zoom or using the zoom options in the Image menu (also available as a right mouse button pop up menu). You can also use the +/- key to zoom in/out.

    Updated: July 1, 2004

    5. Is it possible to change the sorting of files while in list view? - Top

    No, you can only change sort order in details view.

    Updated: November 26, 2004

    6. Is Magellan Explorer available in language X, Y or Z? - Top

    No, Magellan Explorer is only available in english at this time. If there is enough demand we will consider adding additional languages in a future release.

    Updated: July 1, 2004

    7. Does Magellan Explorer replace Windows Explorer? - Top

    No, Magellan Explorer works alongside Windows Explorer and you have the option of using whichever suits you best at the time. Magellan Explorer does, however, provide more or less all the functionality presented in Windows Explorer in addition to plenty of other features not found in Windows Explorer.

    Updated: July 1, 2004

    8. Can I synchronize sub folders? - Top

    Yes, the new Folder Synchronize tool in Magellan Explorer 3.0 supports this.

    Updated: July 1, 2004

    9. How do I disable the internal image viewer? - Top

    By default when you double click an image filetype supported by Magellan Explorer the image will be shown in the internal viewer. This feature can be disabled in the preferences if you would rather use the application associated with this filetype. To disable it open the "Misc" preferences and go to "Misc" and uncheck Open supported image filetypes in the viewer when doubleclicked.

    Updated: July 1, 2004

    10. I am using the right mouse button to select files, how do I display context menus? - Top

    With this selection mode you need to hold down the right mouse button for approximately one second before the context menu will is shown.

    Updated: March 3, 2001

    11. ADC Systems PicaView is not displaying thumbnails in my context menus? - Top

    Make sure 'Compatibility Mode' is turned on in PicaView's options. This will enable PicaView to work with the Magellan Explorer context menu.

    Updated: July 1, 2004

    12. Can Magellan Explorer remeber the folder sort order? - Top

    Yes. Sort the folder the way you want it and select "Customize Folder" from the view menu. This also lets you save other folder specific settings. You can even save settings globally for all folders.

    Updated: July 1, 2004

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