Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Image viewing

1.1 How do I keep images smaller than the visible area from enlarging when the zoom is set to “fit to window” ?

In the preferences dialog, under the “Image” tab, disable “Allow enlargement of image for zoom to fit”.

9. Command line

9.1 How do I open an image in an existing GQview application ?

Use the “-r” command line option to send commands to an existing GQview, for a list of commands supported by the remote switch run:

gqview --remote-help

9.2 How do I set the slide show delay when starting GQview in slide show from the command line ?

The delay can not be set when used with the standard -s command line switch, as -s uses the delay stored in the configuration file. For this use the remote command -ss to start the slide show after setting the delay with -d, the order of the command line is important, for example a 12 second slide show delay:

gqview -r -d12 -ss

Note that if gqview is running prior to this command, the slide show should also be stopped prior to changing the delay:

gqview -r -sS -d12 -ss

10. Miscellaneous

10.1 I want to be able to edit images with GQview

GQview is an image viewer. There is, and never will be, a plan to add editing features. I recommend gimp for image editing.




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