RadiAnt DICOM Viewer - Discussion Forum
Split Screen

I really like the RadiAnt product but find it frustrating that I cannot set a 2X1 screen as default, especially as I use use it mostly to review ultrasound where the images and operator worksheet need to be displayed side by side. This means every time I scan a directory, I must reset the Split Screen to 2x1. Is there a way of setting this as a default?


Oct 9, 2016 11:20 PM
by Ruben Sebben
I'd like to have instead a 2x2 default format, since I mostly use RadiAnt for MRI in a vertical monitor.


Oct 11, 2016 12:52 PM
by Tommy
Currently you can't customize a default split setting.
I think we could add this as a command line parameter.
Check out our next beta once it's available, it might be implemented by then.


Oct 11, 2016 04:04 PM
by RadiAnt
awesome!!!


Oct 11, 2016 07:46 PM
by Tommy
Much appreciated.


Oct 12, 2016 02:49 AM
by Ruben Sebben
Please check this beta version: http://www.radiantviewer.com/files/radiantsetup35113415beta.exe and use -sp command line parameter, e.g. radiantviewer.exe -sp 2 1


Oct 12, 2016 09:25 PM
by RadiAnt
for those who are not familiar with command line parametes, you should right click on the RadiAnt shortcut icon you have on your desktop, then chech the tab "link" and edit the "destination" field:

i.e. "C:\Program Files\RadiAntViewer64bit\RadiAntViewer.exe"

and modify it accordingly to your desired split screen default setting

i.e. "C:\Program Files\RadiAntViewer64bit\RadiAntViewer.exe" -sp 2 2

this will work when you launch radiant from that link. however if you launch RadiAnt in other ways (i.e. with the "open with" right click explorer option) it will still open with the default 1x1 split setting

is there a way we can set the split setting even from the "open with" menu?






Oct 15, 2016 03:19 AM
by Tommy
Yes, you can set it in the options.xml file.
Just download the latest beta 3.5.2

<screen>
<split c="0" r="0"/> <!-- default split screen preset c - columns, r - rows -->
<clp>0</clp> <!-- close panel button behavior (0 - closes panel, 1 - clears panel) -->
</screen>


Oct 15, 2016 05:26 PM
by RadiAnt
great!!! it works!!!

from those who are not aware of the options.xml location here's what the online manual says.

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The options.xml file can be used to set RadiAnt DICOM Viewer default preferences.
It is located either in the "C:\ProgramData\RadiantViewer" (Windows 7, 8, Vista) or "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\RadiantViewer" (Windows XP) folder.
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Oct 15, 2016 09:19 PM
by Tommy
in the future we may also do further tweaking and set different default presets according to modality... like hanging protocols.


Oct 16, 2016 06:48 AM
by Tommy
It would be nice to have a possibility to copy the whole set of pictures visible on the screen - not using the PrintScreen button. For now U can only have active window or the whole set from active window but not a picture with two different series.


Oct 16, 2016 12:12 PM
by tomb745
@tomb745

Please download our latest beta (3.5.3) and see if this is what you meant: press Shift + C to copy all displayed images to clipboard.


Oct 16, 2016 07:22 PM
by RadiAnt
nice new feature as well.

however I just wanted to let you know that after installing 3.5.3 over 3.5.2, my edited setting in the options.xml that I set to a 2x2 scheme was lost and set back to default 0x0

it seems that that custom split default scheme did not stick after beta upgrade.


Oct 16, 2016 08:24 PM
by Tommy
Tommy, please copy your options.xml file to:
c:\Users\_USERNAME_\AppData\Local\RadiantViewer\options.xml
It won't be overwritten during installations.


Oct 18, 2016 12:14 PM
by RadiAnt
I'll do that. however it would be nice that those configuration would be kept and not overwritten during installation of new betas.

I never uninstall the previous version but I always install the new one over the old one. other configurations like PACS settings and keyboard custom setting were never lost doing this.


Oct 18, 2016 05:07 PM
by Tommy
one more question...
should I just copy the options.xml file from
C:\ProgramData\RadiAntViewer
into
C:\Users\Tommy\AppData\Local\RadiantViewer

and leave two copy of them , or should I delete the first one from ProgramData?


Oct 19, 2016 05:32 AM
by Tommy
Radiant reads options.xml file from two locations, first from global then from local application folder. The global options.xml file is always overwritten during installation (it has to, there are sometimes new options coming). So just customize the options.xml file in local application folder and leave the global one as it is.


Oct 19, 2016 03:26 PM
by RadiAnt
ok, got it! thanks for explaining.


Oct 19, 2016 08:29 PM
by Tommy
Thanks for this fix. I can get it working via CMD and batch file and by editing destination link. XML edit didn't work for us so I'm not sure whether the edit needs to be in a particular location in the xml file. I set edit as:

<screen>
<split c="2" r="1"/> <!-- default split screen preset c - columns, r - rows -->
<clp>0</clp> <!-- close panel button behavior (0 - closes panel, 1 - clears panel) -->
</screen>



Oct 24, 2016 01:24 AM
by Ruben Sebben
shift+C rules! Thank you, waiting for non-beta with this feature.


Oct 24, 2016 02:07 PM
by tomb745
Ruben, it should work, just checked it and it's ok. Are you using the latest beta?

tomb745, probably we'll release a non-beta when the oblique MPR is ready.


Oct 28, 2016 12:57 PM
by RadiAnt
Hi,
Despite the program has only 5x4 option in "Split screen" button I have tried this and it works:
<split c="6" r="2"/>

But, if one is working with 34" Ultra-wide Curved Screen (most wanted monitor) the 5-column split will not be enough. May be it is time to add one or two more columns to 5-column option.

Thank you for adding options.xml file feature to Radiant. I love customizations.


Nov 2, 2016 08:34 AM
by Elnur Mehdi
We'll surely consider it.


Nov 3, 2016 08:41 PM
by RadiAnt
Thanks to all for this great fix. Modified XML file in latest beta is perfect! I am both very impressed and grateful by your speedy solution to this issue and am sure it will provide even greater functionality for all users.


Nov 17, 2016 01:49 AM
by Ruben Sebben
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