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1 Software / Find And Run Robot / FARR hangs when %SPECIALSYS_DOCS% included in search folders on: Today at 04:09:58 AM
I've noticed yesteday that FARR hangs when i have %SPECIALSYS_DOCS% included (and activated) in the search folder list.
I assume that this was added in some of the newer versions, but I haven't noticed that it affected me up until yesterday.

I assume that something changed in the %SPECIALSYS_DOCS% folders themselves so the search is hanging.
I am wondering what actual folders and documents is FARR searching when searching this folder?
I did not find anything in the docs that relates to the %SPECIALSYS_DOCS% search folder.

2 Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Alias - Display <string> in description? on: June 26, 2015, 11:50:13 AM
Ah, sorry, the <string> is evaluated because it is recognised as an html tag. I had a similar problem when writing a plugin for FARR some years back. As I remember, you can use regular html codes. so &lt; instead of < should do it
3 Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Alias - Display <string> in description? on: June 26, 2015, 09:52:15 AM
You can use $$1 instead of <string> that will resolve to the string in the input field
4 Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Can't change alias of a plugin on: June 26, 2015, 09:45:34 AM
I think this is a problem with saving plugin settings. It is a permission issuse, since the plugin settings are not in the users directory, but in c:\program files....
More details in this thread.
Workaround until mouser gets around to this - run FARR as admin, change the settings, run as regular user - all is well.
5 Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Urgent -- new keyboard, hotkey not working: how do I activate FARR? on: May 18, 2015, 04:06:27 AM
You can runn FARR from the command line with the -show parameter
[copy or print]
C:\path\to\farr\FindAndRunRobot.exe -show

from the help file
You can start FARR with some commandline options for advanced usage.

NOTE: You can launch a second instance of FARR with these arguments, and they will be PASSED ON TO THE FIRST INSTANCE and executed, without actually leaving a second instance running (so don't specify -exit unless you want to kill all running instances)

-standalone = start FARR visible and in taskbar, and exit on close of window
-search "search string" = start FARR visible (or bring up any running copy) and start a search
-show = start FARR visible (or bring up any running copy)
-hide = hide FARR if visible
-toggle = toggle display of farr
-exit = exit any running copy of FARR.
-exitifnotrunning = exit FARR unless it was already running and this was a second instance launched just to search or launch
-launch = start FARR (or invoke in a running copy) and launch a command (can use any normal FARR launch strings including setting user variables, etc.)
-unloadplugins = tell running instance of FARR to unload all plugins temporarily, so that plugin files can be replaced
-loadplugins = tell farr to reload temporarily unloaded plugins (must be balanced # of calls)
6 Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Plugin management not working on: April 30, 2015, 01:23:15 PM
The one thing that seems odd is that the disabling of a plugin, if my memory serves me, is stored in the normal settings file of FARR -- so *that* value at least, i would think would be saved properly.
FWIW disabling a plugin creates a .cfi file inside the plugin folder, which contains some info about the plugin together with the enabled flag. That should explain why is it not working smiley

7 Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Plugin management not working on: April 30, 2015, 03:08:22 AM
I am using the installer version, and ConfigDir.ini file was the default one (all lines commented out).
Other options are getting saved, yes.
It seems to me that the options and aliases are getting saved in the %mydocuments%\DonationsCoder\FindAndRunRobot folder, but the plugins are saved in the c:\program files.. folder
If I grant myself (the regular user on the pc) access on the plugins folder then plugin management works, but that is not really a solution.
I would think that the plugins should get saved to the mydocuments folder as well.

8 Software / Find And Run Robot / Plugin management not working on: April 29, 2015, 07:18:32 AM

FARR does not save settings regarding plugins. For example if I disable a plugin trough FARR settings dialog, the plugin remains enabled.
Also some plugins have additional settings (ie. Timer plugin) and changing those settings also doesn't get persisted.

I am running FARR on Windows 8.1. I don't have UAC enabled, and FARR is not running with elevated permissions.
9 Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Difficulty with launching FARR when using ` key + focus on desktop. on: March 11, 2015, 03:26:28 AM
That <Alt-Space> keypress opens the System menu on most Windows applications...

I am using Alt-Space to launch FARR for years now, and I've never missed having opened the system menu. (I am using Win+arrow keys to manage window sizing and moving instead of the system menu)

There is also an alternative. You can use another Mouser tool called TapTap to invoke FARR using a double tap on Ctrl (or any other key)
10 Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: request: Increase search text input length. on: February 27, 2015, 02:34:08 AM
I am wondering as to what are you searching for that is longer than 513 chars?
11 Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR V3 Discussion on: March 20, 2014, 03:41:18 AM
I noticed that FARR currently doesn't handle plugins correctly.
For example, I have installed FARR using the installer, in the default location (Program files) and now FARR doesn't seem to be able to manage plugins, unless if I run it as admin. I am on Windows 8.1.
Can the new plugin system be made (or current one fixed) so that the plugins are located somewhere in <user>\AppData, or at least in <user>\Documents\DonationCoder\FindAndRunRobot directory together with aliases?
12 Software / Find And Run Robot / Live alias reloading on: December 20, 2013, 03:46:10 AM

I wanted to request a feature for FARR v3 that alias files can be reloaded on the fly, when I figured out that this already works perfectly in v2.
Now I can set up shared alias file between my home and work computer, and sync them automagically with Dropbox.

So I just wanted everyone to know about this feature and make sure that it stays in FARR v3 smiley

Great work Mouser  Thmbsup

13 Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Aliases calling aliases on: November 25, 2013, 03:15:44 AM
Thanks, \n eliminated the second enter which is good enough.
I also wanted to reuse runcap alias, and not copy it (as a dev i like to live by the DRY principle smiley )

Is there a way to do restartsearch with /runasadmin switch?

What I want to do is execute a bat script on my machine that requires admin privileges, and also capture the output using runcap alias.
14 Software / Find And Run Robot / Aliases calling aliases on: November 22, 2013, 04:50:13 AM
I am trying to create an alias that will execute commands in console and display output in FARR.
I am trying to reuse the builtin runcap alias for that.

I have an alias defined like this:
[copy or print]
1000>>>Flush DNS>->Flush DNS cache | restartsearch runcap ipconfig /flushdns>+>flush

With this alias I have to press enter twice to actually execute the alias, and the search string changes after the first enter. Also the alias is not working without regex pattern.
I am trying to eliminate the second enter press and the search string change. I tried using dosearch instead of restartsearch but then the alias doesn't trigger (it just changes the search string to the alias name)

Also is it possible to this but to run the alias with admin privileges? When I try /runasadmin switch it just passes it to the runcap alias that in turn passes it to the ipconfig command and that just fails.

Probably I am missing something obvious  tellme
15 Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR V3 Discussion on: November 18, 2013, 02:51:03 AM
The other major thing I am considering for FARR 3 is a revamp of the plugin engine.

While you're at it, can the new plugin system support adding results to existing FARR results. Like people are suggesting for the chrome bookmarks plugin - you search for football, and get football.txt and football.url, etc. FARR should then be responsible for scoring the items. Offcourse, this should be entirely optional, because for some plugins it doesn't make sense to mix results with regular FARR results (ie. KlipKeeper or Network connections plugin).

Btw, I like the pyhton idea with making plugins, as it should be fast enough for majority of plugin needs, but easy enough for everyone to tackle a plugin or two.
16 Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR V3 Discussion on: November 17, 2013, 03:05:49 PM
It shouldn't be hard to make a plugin that will open the bookmarks file on demand (plain old json file) and display the bookmarks in FARR
17 Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: control panel app searches on: November 16, 2013, 02:49:35 AM
It doesn't work with FARR in normal GodMode folder because that folder is basically empty, but windows explorer interprets it in a special way an populates it with actions. When you create the shortcuts then FARR can access them.

For me just drag and drop worked for creating shortcuts, because that are special items and can't be moved or copied - windows defaults to creating shortcuts. But I suppose that alt + drag and drop can't hurt as it is the default way. smiley
18 Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: control panel app searches on: November 15, 2013, 04:16:28 PM
You can always play around with GodMode folder.
The trick is to create the GodMode folder, and then create a shortcut to every item in a new location (just drag and drop to a new folder). You can remove the original GodMode folder after you create the shortcuts. Then you point FARR to that new folder and voila - you have search of all the possible actions in Control panel.
19 Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: [Solved] Multiple parameters to URL? on: November 04, 2013, 08:16:50 AM
The other ones ($$2 and $$3) are also capture groups, but what is actually captured depends on your regex. What did you put in regex?
20 Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR settings and "hide on focus lost" option on: August 22, 2013, 12:54:23 PM
21 Software / Find And Run Robot / FARR settings and "hide on focus lost" option on: August 12, 2013, 03:09:00 AM
I have FARR running with Hide when focus is lost option turned on.
Only problem with that is that the FARR settings window also hides when focus is lost. Can the FARR settings window always behave like normal windows (or ignore focus changes)?
22 Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: possible regex search alias bug on: May 11, 2013, 01:26:31 PM
No problem. I use regex fairly often, so this is a simple problem for me smiley

Btw, thanks for the donation  Thmbsup
23 Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: possible regex search alias bug on: May 10, 2013, 11:43:40 AM
If I understand you correctly you can write a regex like this with same effect:
[copy or print]
24 Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: possible regex search alias bug on: May 10, 2013, 02:25:23 AM
The problem is with the aa alias.
You are capturing the space with the search string.
So when you type in
[copy or print]
FARR captures the space as $$1. Then in turn, you pass $$1 along to the result and have
[copy or print]
dosearch C:\test\[space][space]
that triggers the other alias that matches on \s\s.

I think it is good practice not to capture the space before the parameters. There is less chance of bugs like this.
25 Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Find and Run Robot - Freeze after Launch on: April 26, 2013, 08:45:39 AM
I've sometimes got hangs in FARR when secondary disk drive got turned off by windows. Maybe that's the problem with you?
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