[Feature request] Clicking on file output name auto selects filename

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mgutt
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[Feature request] Clicking on file output name auto selects filename

Post by mgutt » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:01 am

If I click on the field to edit the filename it should automatically select the complete filename without the file extension. This would add a little bit comfort in editing the filenames I think.

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Woodstock
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Re: [Feature request] Clicking on file output name auto selects filename

Post by Woodstock » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:05 pm

Clicking twice does that. Third click selects whole name, including extension. I regularly make use of that.
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Re: [Feature request] Clicking on file output name auto selects filename

Post by mgutt » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:28 pm

Woodstock wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:05 pm
Clicking twice does that.
This selects only one word for me?!

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Re: [Feature request] Clicking on file output name auto selects filename

Post by Woodstock » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:28 pm

Hmm... You're right, that it is dependent upon what you have MakeMKV using in place of spaces in auto-generated file names. I have mine set to use "_", which was the old default. It also breaks when titles have hyphens in them, or extra periods.

When names have hyphens, I usually leave them untouched in MakeMKV, and edit the names in explorer.
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Re: [Feature request] Clicking on file output name auto selects filename

Post by mgutt » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:48 pm

Hyphens and periods aren't the only problem, brackets as well:

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Lost-_Season_1_(Disc_2)_e00.mkv
It would be nice to have a "{NAME3}" variable that only returns a-z, 0-9 and underscores for the rest.

As long this is not available I'll use this (with the risk of overwriting problems with parallel jobs):

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title_{N2}
At the moment I put the disc in the drawer, read the episodes on the label, close the drive, check the amount of selected titles, rename them and put the disc back in its case. This is faster and avoids confusion that could be caused by jumping between MakeMKV and explorer windows. My record were 8 parallel MakeMKV sessions (I have ISOs in my collection that need to be converted to MKV, too ^^).

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