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Re:avast finds more than it has to
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2004, 09:27:17 AM »
Can the path scroll instead of 'jump'?

Well, "jumps" mean that in one directory, the ellipsis covers a different part of the path than in the following one (because the next file name is longer, or something like that) - therefore, it seems like it's "jumping" (at least that's what I meant). I think it's the standard Windows control/algorithms who computes where to place the ellipsis - i.e. we cannot change it. Anyway - how would you like to change it? The text is changing quickly, there's no time for any scrolling.

Can the font size be changed (or tweaked)?

I don't think so - the font is hardcoded into the skin (at least for default skins).

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Re:avast finds more than it has to
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2004, 02:43:22 PM »
How would you like to change it? The text is changing quickly, there's no time for any scrolling.

I want to read the text (at least with 'big' files when avast 'stays' there a little bit more).
What the advantage of seeing half a path? Just the sensation that the computer is doing something very fast...

This is why BifDefender could 'disable' this. There you can avoid to show the file being scanned as this worth nothing if you can even read the whole name and path...  :'(
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Re:avast finds more than it has to
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2004, 02:51:56 PM »
I think that seperated path and filename info would be better.
So it will look something like this:

Currently scanned
File: some_system_file.exe
Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\

and NOT like this:

Scanned file: C:\WINDOWS\system32\some_system_file.exe
« Last Edit: September 21, 2004, 02:52:43 PM by RejZoR »
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Re:avast finds more than it has to
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2004, 04:25:52 PM »
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My eyesight can grab the first line with out any problems but,
if it's seperated as in your example, then it gets confusing. Especially if these files go flying by while they are being scanned.
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Re:avast finds more than it has to
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2004, 05:09:49 PM »
Does it really matters which file is currently scanned? If its malware,you'll get warning in any case...
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Re:avast finds more than it has to
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2004, 08:13:48 PM »
Does it really matters which file is currently scanned? If its malware,you'll get warning in any case...
In that case, why create 3 lines when one contains the same info? ;D
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Re:avast finds more than it has to
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2004, 08:51:45 PM »
I was talking about current state of infos,not my "version" :P
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Re:avast finds more than it has to
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2004, 04:47:08 PM »
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Mike, while this sounds like a good idea, avast currently doesn't do anything like this. It follows the folder hierarchy (and fyi I'm not aware of any other AV that would do it differently).

so, does it? well, then you want to say with that sentence that all users who have watched/seen that it scans some folders 2-times are paranoid? :P

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Admittedly with avast it's often impossible to see the whole path that's currently being scanned (at least at 800x600, and possibly depending on which skin), so I just guessed at what I'm seeing

who has 800*600? do you want to get eye cancer (did i spell it right?)?...i mean, 1024*768 is even small...and on 1024*768 you can see the whole path :), i dont think that you can also see the _whole_ on 800/600

anyways...

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I think that seperated path and filename info would be better.
So it will look something like this:

Currently scanned
File: some_system_file.exe
Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\

and NOT like this:

Scanned file: C:\WINDOWS\system32\some_system_file.exe

@programmers: well, that would be indeed a quite good idea, maybe you could add this to the next version if you have a lot of time :)

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My eyesight can grab the first line with out any problems but,
if it's seperated as in your example, then it gets confusing. Especially if these files go flying by while they are being scanned.

well. then you have very , _very_ fast eyes... :P

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Re:avast finds more than it has to
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2004, 07:38:27 PM »
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I use 1024X768 an my eyes are fin thanks.
I can't understand how you can possibly watch three lines for each file without any problems but have a problem looking at one? ??? ???
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Re:avast finds more than it has to
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2004, 08:16:26 AM »
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I can't understand how you can possibly watch three lines for each file without any problems but have a problem looking at one?  

well, i'm god :P

anyways, thx for your help