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Find And Run Robot / Custom memo fixed font
« on: February 14, 2014, 10:44 AM »
Is it possible to customize the fixed font used in "memo"? By default it uses the standard bitmap "Fixed" font. I'd rather use a decent fixed width font like consolas. I thought I'd seen an option like that in the past but can't find it now - maybe I was hallucinating  :)


Find And Run Robot / Backing up FARR settings
« on: April 28, 2013, 07:12 AM »
OK, this may be a silly question, but how do I back up my FARR settings? I guess I could back up the whole FARR application directory and restore that over the top of a new install - but that seems a bit heavy handed. How can I tell which files are "user settings" I need to back up and restore?


Is it possible with FARR to select a file in Explorer, then activate FARR, select a program, and have that program open the file selected in Explorer?

What I'm thinking of is being able to edit any file in Vim (my text editor) by finding the file in Explorer, then getting FARR to run Vim on that file. Sort of like an explorer context menu item, but using FARR.


For some uses, I'd like to be able to use FARR as a replacement for the Windows Run box (or Bayden SlickRun, or similar programs). In that situation, I want to be able to type a full command line, not just a program name. Two examples:

I know about the ++ syntax to add command line arguments, but in this case I don't want to have to type anything but the command line as it stands - my muscle memory is used to typing "putty [email protected]", so I want to stick with that. One option would be to have an alias executing "cmd ++ /c $$1" but (a) these are not console commands, so I'd rather avoid using the console, and (b) I can't get this to work anyway :-[

Is there a way of simply passing a command direct to Windows CreateProcess()? [For bonus points, if I could specify the working directory to use, that would be even better!] I'm pretty sure I could do this by writing a plugin - but do I need to?


Find And Run Robot / Scrolling the output of appcapappendmemo
« on: April 23, 2010, 11:25 AM »
I'd really like appcapappendmemo, if it wasn't for one thing - once the memo area is full, new text is added at the bottom, but the area is not scrolled to show the latest text. So the user has to scroll to the bottom manually, and it's no use for programs that show an ongoing status message (for example, ping -t).

How easy would it be to add scroll-to-bottom behaviour to appcapappendmemo - either as an option or as default behaviour?


Find And Run Robot / Setting the richedit display to fixed-width
« on: September 08, 2008, 09:18 AM »
Is it possible to change the font of the richedit display (the one set by window.richeditmode)? Specifically, to a fixed width font. I have some tabular output (a simple month calendar) I want to display, but it's messed up completely by a proportional width font...


What I'd like to be able to do is to specify that the search list includes all of the directories in my %PATH% variable. The reason for this is that I'd like to be able to launch programs on my PATH (which are generally command line utilities) using the Console plugin - so I want an alias that searches PATH (using a keyword to make sure the command line programs aren't included in normal searches). But I'd rather not have to explicitly list the directories in PATH, so that I don't have to update them when I change my PATH.

This could be done by allowing "Directory Path" to contain multiple directories, separated by a user-specified separator (so I'd use %PATH% and ";").

Also nice would be to have a search folder, excluding subdirectories which are on PATH (so that I can put my Utils directory in the search folders, but exclude command line utilities). Again, this could be done by allowing "Exclude subdirectories" to use a separator other than newline (so I could exclude %PATH% with separator ";").

Can any of this be done already, or would it be possible as a new feature?


Find And Run Robot / Alias/command to search a set path
« on: August 08, 2008, 05:07 AM »
This may be possible, but I haven't been able to find the way to do it. I'm new to tailoring FARR's behaviour, so I could easily have missed something. If it's not, could it be treated as a feature request?

I'd like to be able to set up an alias to search a specific set of directories (something like the standard search folders, but for this alias only and probably only one or two folders) and return the executables which match the alias argument. (Ideally, I'd like to be able to filter the list further to exclude console executables - which I can detect using an external program or script - but that may be a bit too complex/slow).

Essentially, I have a directory full of "portable" applications (which don't install shortcuts in the start menu) and I'd like to be able to launch them just by typing in the executable name.


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