Currently when digikam launches thumbnail 1 of n is selected in the icon area, likewise when first selecting an album from the album tree in the left sidebar.
I know one should learn from one's mistakes, but I've lost count of the number of times I've inadvertently acted upon that auto-selected thumbnail as well as the manually selected ones I intended.
It would be better, IMHO, if no thumbnail was initially selected upon first opening an album, or when digikam first launches. There should be some additional logic such that, in any one digikam session, if one selects one or more thumbnails and then navigates away from that album to another, upon return they are still selected.
Additionally perhaps there could be a preference setting for this, so users who like, or require the existing behaviour are not adversely affected.
The icon view already has an option for this behavior and can easily be deactivated (at compile time). I personally would not like it if the first item is not selected, because then the right sidebar will remain without information. This option should be made configurable in any case.
(In reply to Maik Qualmann from comment #1)
> The icon view already has an option for this behavior and can easily be
> deactivated (at compile time).
OK, I wasn't aware of that. Although of course for the average end user that's not really an option.
> I personally would not like it if the first
> item is not selected, because then the right sidebar will remain without
Yes, I see your reasoning there.
> This option should be made configurable in any case.
Moving that option to the user interface would be an ideal solution. I can only speak for myself of course, but I would very much like to not have the first item selected, for the simple reason I outlined in the first post :)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 231528 ***