The "+" icon to the left of the post does not work

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The "+" icon to the left of the post does not work

Postby Grayham » Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:06 am

Hello

I use Kubuntu Linux 12.10 with Wine 1.5.8 and Newsbin 6.33.
I am unable to expand a search result by clicking the "+" sign to the left of it.
For a while i thought this was Newbin but tried it under windows and it works as it should.

Can anyone shine an light on how i can get this to work under Wine. It is driving me crazy as when i get a corrupt file there is no way to just down load that one file again.

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Re: The "+" icon to the left of the post does not work

Postby Quade » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:52 am

Right and left arrows do it to. It's some issue with Wine.

If you delete the corrupt file on disk and re-download, the whole set thing. Newsbin won't re-download all the files. It'll just check the existing files on disk and download the corrupted file you deleted. This assumes:

1 - You're downloading to the same folder.

2 - You have PAR files.
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Re: The "+" icon to the left of the post does not work

Postby Grayham » Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:53 am

Newsbin wont let me re -download. It stops the download saying it's a duplicate file.
You can bypass filters but end up with the whole download again

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Re: The "+" icon to the left of the post does not work

Postby Quade » Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:53 am

Select the file and hit Ctrl-Y to bypass the duplicate checker or disable it entirely in the advanced options. As I said, if there are pars and you download to the same folder, it won't re-download all the files. It'll check download the first chunk of each file then verify it.

Normally if you have enough pars the damaged file can just be repaired. I'm assuming the repair failed or something. Otherwise re-downloading is seldom needed.

You will have to manually delete the damaged file first if you really want it to re-download.
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Re: The "+" icon to the left of the post does not work

Postby Grayham » Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:26 am

Tha damaged file was a par file :)

I will give that a go
Thank you.

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Port a proper linux version :)
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Re: The "+" icon to the left of the post does not work

Postby DThor » Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:34 am

It's not super likely. If you stop and think about it, do you really think revenue for a Linux port could possibly justify the work needed? It's non-trivial. Plus, it's really remarkably 'good enough' in wine. I think it's pretty cool wine let's you run it at all.

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Re: The "+" icon to the left of the post does not work

Postby Grayham » Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:57 am

What i thought this was all done for love :)

I did mean it tounge in cheek though :mrgreen:

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Re: The "+" icon to the left of the post does not work

Postby Quade » Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:17 pm

I am eyeballing android still. When I found how how pitiful ICS (version 4) penetration was, I sort of backed away. With the release of the Nexus 7, it might be time to pick it up again.
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Re: The "+" icon to the left of the post does not work

Postby Co6aka » Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:03 am

Grayham wrote:I am unable to expand a search result by clicking the "+" sign to the left of it.


Quade wrote:Right and left arrows do it to. It's some issue with Wine.


1. Has anyone figured out a solution/workaround?
2. (If not...) I'd like to file a bug report with WineHQ; any ideas where the root of the issue may lay?
3. (Since it seems to be a UI thing...) What is/are the UI component(s) so I can include 'em in the bug report?

This little Wine buggie is most annoying. :evil:
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Re: The "+" icon to the left of the post does not work

Postby Quade » Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:05 am

Probably something to do with hit-testing over the icon area.
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Re: The "+" icon to the left of the post does not work

Postby Co6aka » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:09 am

Quade wrote:Probably something to do with hit-testing over the icon area.


Also just realized that the grid lines aren't working -- "Toggle Grid Lines"

As a (perhaps temporary) workaround, any chance you could add a right-click-menu expand/contract function? (To duplicate the action of the +/- button.)
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Re: The "+" icon to the left of the post does not work

Postby itimpi » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:26 am

Cursor-Right is available as a keyboard shortcut to expand entries (and cursor-left to collapse them again).
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Re: The "+" icon to the left of the post does not work

Postby Co6aka » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:58 am

itimpi wrote:Cursor-Right is available as a keyboard shortcut to expand entries (and cursor-left to collapse them again).


Good thing that wasn't a snake! :o Yeah, that'll do in the meantime. Thanks!
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