Drag'n drop to open .ROM or .DSK?

By syn

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02-04-2016, 23:08

In blueMSX you can just drag and drop any rom or dsk image to the bluemsx window, and it will be automatically mounted. Any plans of implementing this into openMSX? Otherwise I would like to add this as a features request Big smile

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By mars2000you

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02-04-2016, 23:16

syn wrote:

In blueMSX you can just drag and drop any rom or dsk image to the bluemsx window, and it will be automatically mounted. Any plans of implementing this into openMSX? Otherwise I would like to add this as a features request Big smile

Note that it works also in blueMSX for the save states (.STA files) if the corresponding MSX software (ROM, DSK, CAS) is still at the 'original' location on the harddisk.

By Manuel

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02-04-2016, 23:57

syn: there are no plans for it at the moment. You can drop them on the Catapult file location though (but use a recent development build, as it contained a bug). And you can drop them on the openmsx.exe file.

The reason that it isn't supported in openMSX right now is that SDL 1.2 doesn't support it, so it would have to be coded with platform specific code, which no one of the developers had interest in so far. But it seems it's supported by SDL 2.0, so perhaps we can add it after the migration.

By syn

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03-04-2016, 00:24

ah ok

I think that drag and drop function is really handy/convenient, and is part of the reason I use bluemsx if I want to do something quick/fast.

By Manuel

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03-04-2016, 10:46

So, create a shortcut to openmsx and drop on it, would that work?

By syn

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03-04-2016, 12:20

I just tried it, it seems to work fine.

Ill see if I use this option or stick with bluemsx, thanks for the tip Big smile

By Manuel

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03-04-2016, 14:50

You can also make yourself comfortable with the console, especially the TAB key can and will help you a lot to quickly find files. It's what I use myself all the time, and of course the Linux terminal, which is even more powerful (we tried to make the console as comfortable as possible, similar to a modern Linux terminal). Yes, I was used to that so it was easy for me. But perhaps you can also get comfortable with it, who knows.

By syn

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03-04-2016, 15:19

I know how to use the console and tab complete.

But its still a difference between 5 and 20 seconds Big smile