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'Use Text mode for "Edit with BBEdit" Transfers' affects "View as Media" function (5 posts)

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  • Started 11 years ago by mstielau
  • Latest reply 11 years ago from mstielau
  • mstielau Member

    I'm using Fetch 4.0.3 on a PowerMac G4 running OS X 10.2.6. When I enable 'Use Text mode for "Edit with BBEdit" Transfers', it messes up the viewing of images with the "View as Media" function. Instead of showing the image, Fetch opens a little window, that looks to be the approximate width of the image, but instead of displaying the image, it displays the *code* for the image in white characters on a black background. When the 'Use Text mode...' option is not enabled, the images are displayed normally.

    - Michael

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks for that report; that's a bug that will be fixed in a future release of Fetch. In the meantime I would leave 'Use text mode for "Edit with BBEdit "Transfers' unchecked. It shouldn't be necessary in most cases.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • mstielau Member

    Thanks Jim. The reason I like to leave the text mode option checked is that it seems to speed up saves when I'm working with html and perl files on the server. I think this is because modem compression is highly effective when transferring text files. I haven't done a test with a stopwatch to prove it, but it *feels* faster. ;-)

    - Michael

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Text mode shouldn't be any faster. Text mode actually sends an extra byte for each line of the file, and the text data can still be compressed even if it's a binary mode transfer.

    Text mode is necessary with certain exotic server operating systems, such as OpenVMS.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • mstielau Member

    Good advice - thank you for your help.

    - Michael

    Posted 11 years ago #

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