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is it possible to have a refresh button on the next update? I ask because maybe the button could be useful. Let's say if you add a new effect or file type to the program and you want to see it loaded while PDN is open. Instead of shutting down the program completely, you can hit refresh and hopefully see the effect or file type in the list.  

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If I made it so Paint.NET could load plugins without a restart, I'd just have it happen automatically.

 

Refresh buttons are automatically a broken end-user experience. If you need the user to fix things, you're doing it wrong.

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If I made it so Paint.NET could load plugins without a restart, I'd just have it happen automatically.

 

Refresh buttons are automatically a broken end-user experience. If you need the user to fix things, you're doing it wrong.

 

But wouldn't it be easier to have that option than to just load the plugin, and then to shut down the program completely and restart it again? 

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I think what Rick is saying is that rather than fix the issue with a button the user needs to press, he'd rather fix the issue by making it completely automatic and transparent to the user.

Now that 4.0 is out... and the imidiate bug fixes are done, he's going to focus on other areas of the program...

... like a more robust plugin system

... printing

... etc.

Just be patient. I'm sure more cool stuff is coming.

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