Preview files from web browser?

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Corsair
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Preview files from web browser?

Post by Corsair » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:16 pm

Hi, I've been using the Everything search engine a lot lately and find the preview pane very useful for previewing photos in a quick way without having to open new windows. I recently tried out the Everything HTTP server that allows you to search and access your files from a web browser and was wondering if it is possible to preview the files from the web browser? At the moment when you click on a photo in the web page it opens the photo on the same tab and then you have to click back to get to the original web page. The desired result would be to have a preview pane on the web page similar to the one in the Everything software.

void
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Re: Preview files from web browser?

Post by void » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:28 pm

Everything does not have preview functionality in the Everything HTTP server.

I'll consider adding something like this in a future release.

Corsair
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Re: Preview files from web browser?

Post by Corsair » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:14 pm

void wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:28 pm
Everything does not have preview functionality in the Everything HTTP server.

I'll consider adding something like this in a future release.
Ok thank you, I have another question about the preview functionality. When I connect to an ETP/FTP server that is located on another computer, is it possible to preview the photos that are stored on the other computer from the Everything client without having to download them?

void
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Re: Preview files from web browser?

Post by void » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:00 am

Here's a basic java-script image browser I knocked up: walleverything.zip

Please extract this file somewhere, eg: your desktop.
Set the Everything HTTP server default page to this file:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the HTTP server tab on the left.
  • To the right of Default page, click Select....
  • Select the walleverything.htm we extracted earlier and click Open.
  • Click OK.


When you load localhost you should see something like:

Corsair
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Re: Preview files from web browser?

Post by Corsair » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:56 pm

void wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:00 am
Here's a basic java-script image browser I knocked up: walleverything.zip

Please extract this file somewhere, eg: your desktop.
Set the Everything HTTP server default page to this file:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the HTTP server tab on the left.
  • To the right of Default page, click Select....
  • Select the walleverything.htm we extracted earlier and click Open.
  • Click OK.


When you load localhost you should see something like:
Thanks a lot Void, this was exactly what I was looking for. Really appreciate the help and how you're actively listening to the feedback in this community.

bebunw
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Re: Preview files from web browser?

Post by bebunw » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:02 pm

How to random sort the results ? :)

void
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Re: Preview files from web browser?

Post by void » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:14 pm

There's no random sort yet (next major version)

You can change the sort by changing the following line in the walleverything.html:

Code: Select all

xobj.open('GET', '/?j=1&path_column=1&sort=date_modified&ascending=0&s=' + ' ext:jpg;jpeg;png;gif;webp < ' + document.getElementById("search").value + ' >' , true);
where date_modified can be:
  • size
  • date_modified
  • date_created
  • name
  • path
You could randomize the results with javascript. However, its a little beyond the scope of this little project.

Stamimail
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Re: Preview files from web browser?

Post by Stamimail » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:48 pm

Hi,
Is this a Preview solution for files on Smartphone/Camera too?

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