#57 Name Rules - Dropdown Rules

Métamorphose 2.x

First let me say thank you for the wonderful software. As it sits, it does what I need and it would be fine that way. If you did want to improve it, I have a couple suggestions. I have been using PFranks Renamer in windows for years, so I've gotten lazy with certain things. The biggest difference would be the drop-down with numerous built-in commands ready to go for all but the most demanding renaming functions. Stack and reorder a few of these and you're on your way.

Beyond that, I find myself hunting down exact commands in the order list as the all keep the original name when you dragged it down. Being able to name these and have the window expand to accommodate the custom names would be a big help. The other thing that slows me down is the per character regex checker that takes me to the error screen on every typed character when I have existing files in the list. I bypass this by writing the regex with the regex box un-ticked, but when I forget, it's a pain. Maybe there's an option I haven't located yet to turn off the autocheck yet, but I'm fine with having it wait till I hit the preview button when I'm in the rename window, but automatic results in the file chooser window.

In Summary:
1 - Some easily selectable built-in commands for the most often renaming actions. (A dropdown in the rules window, with room for a few custom rule sets / configs)
2 - Ability to rename the rules.
3. Regex error checking only after hitting Preview button
4. Handy Regex reference drop-down or window without launching a browser. (Quick Help?)
5. Shortcut (F2) to manually edit list entries, and remember entries when more files are added. Only cleared by hitting Preview again.

As I said before, this will get what I need done as it is and am extremely thankful for your work. I hope you consider these suggestion for what they are to help make the program more accessible for forgetful people like myself.



  • ianaré

    ianaré - 2011-04-06

    Thank you for your useful suggestions. I will study them in more detail as time allows, and will update here.

    I do want to mention that there is a small regex guide in the help menu, though it is only available in English.

    There is also the option to manually rename items, though it is accessed by right clicking, and I think loading new files will remove changes.

    Your other suggestions would need further investigation in seeing how they could realistically be implemented within the existing codebase.

    Best regards,

  • Devon Crouse

    Devon Crouse - 2011-07-11

    +1 to being able to rename rules. When you start creating complex tasks with 5+ replace steps, it becomes difficult to remember which is which without selecting each one and reviewing it. Being able to change it from "7: replace" or "4: insert" to something more useful to our application would be great.

    Added thanks for your work on this so far.


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