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1  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / weird "no disk" error on: February 12, 2010, 04:32:24 PM
I occasionally get an error upon my first typed letter in the FARR search box:

"FindAndRunRobot.exe - No Disk

There is no disk in the drive.
Please insert a disk into drive
\Device\Harddisk2\DR2"

...and I have to close the warning window 3-4 times before FARR will continue normally.  It never happens when I'm using a FARR hotkey, just the plain 'ol break key.

Is there maybe a setting somewhere I've mistakenly turned on, or and alias I'm triggering that makes FARR think I'm trying to access a disk??

I'm on win7 if that matters...

thanks,
Dave
2  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: "found 3 results in 2 seconds", but shows only 2 results on: September 10, 2009, 11:22:55 AM
Thanks Mouser,

not only is that good to know, it sounds like a very good behavior to have - nice not to have to waste brain glucose on a choice you really shouldn't have to make in the first place (between the two links that are the same anyway).  thumbs up

3  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / "found 3 results in 2 seconds", but shows only 2 results on: September 10, 2009, 10:50:57 AM
Just curious, why does FARR sometimes say it finds more results than it shows?

DP
4  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: want to clear previous search term - what am I doing wrong on: June 06, 2009, 10:37:41 AM
thanks for this, mouser, I'll look forward to the update  smiley
5  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / want to clear previous search term - what am I doing wrong on: June 04, 2009, 11:47:46 AM
Hi.  Sometimes my previous search term is cleared and sometimes its not, and I end up typing my new term on the end of the previous one.  What setting should I be looking for to fix this (so it's always cleared)

Thanks,
DP
6  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snacks / Re: structured plaintextfile based note taker on: May 27, 2009, 12:01:22 PM
p.s.  I haven't really touched this in a long time, but this got me thinking, it would be better to make it assume ".txt" if you omit the extension when you write it... like [projects] becomes "projects.txt".  Right now, if you omit the extension it just asks what kind of program to use to open, but I can't get my computer to set a default application for files with no extensions.  If I ever get around to doing that I'll post it again (but don't hold your breath - I'm no programmer)
7  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snacks / Re: structured plaintextfile based note taker on: May 27, 2009, 11:55:55 AM
Okay, here 's what I got to work on its own.  I had it in a bigger  autohotkey script and had to tweak it a bit to get it to work on its own for some reason.  I hope it works for you!!  Let me know.  If it doesn't, i'm not sure what to suggest other than I wonder if you have the latest  autohotkey installed?

Dave
8  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snacks / Re: structured plaintextfile based note taker on: May 25, 2009, 03:19:15 PM
It shouldn't have anything to do with that.  Mine works on multiple computers in differently named folders.  The only thing I can think of is to delete all the semicolons in front of the msgbox commands and see what they say and just tinker with it that way - that's how I got it to work in the first place.  The only other thing is I could upload the file if that's an option here.  Do you know how to do that?
9  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snacks / Re: structured plaintextfile based note taker on: May 24, 2009, 12:07:00 AM
I took out some stuff I thought wasn't needed, maybe I took out something important by mistake  Try this:



;right mouse double click---------autohotkey to launch simple filename (cursor should be on line )
~RButton::

   If (A_PriorHotKey = A_ThisHotKey and A_TimeSincePriorHotkey < 500)
{
;  msgbox double right clicked
winactivate   
;Sleep 500   ; wait for right-click menu, fine tune for your PC
   

send {esc}{Home}{Home}+{End}
;sleep 100

send ^c ;selects the entire line and copies it
ClipWait, .40        ; wait for the script to catch up.
winactivate
sleep 100
send {home}
linestring = %clipboard%
sleep 500
;msgbox linestring is %linestring%
;find the position of the character "[", call it leftmark
bit1 = [
StringGetPos, leftmark, linestring, %bit1%
leftmark := leftmark + 2
;msgbox leftmark is %leftmark%
;find the position of the character "]", call it rightmark
bit2 = ]
StringGetPos, rightmark, linestring, %bit2%
rightmark := rightmark + 1
;msgbox rightmark is %rightmark%

;stringlength= %rightmark%-%leftmark%
stringlength := rightmark - leftmark
;msgbox stringlength is %stringlength%

thefilename := SubStr(linestring, leftmark , stringlength)

;msgbox thefilename is %thefilename%
IfExist, %thefilename%
{
run %thefilename%
}
IfNotExist, %thefilename%
{
MsgBox, 260,, the File "%thefilename%" does not exist. Create the file?
IfMsgBox Yes
{
    FileAppend, %thefilename%, %thefilename%
    SplashTextOn, 320, 100, file created
    Sleep, 400
    SplashTextOff
    run %thefilename%
}
else
    Exit
}
   }
Return




that's exactly what I have that works.  It has all the messagebox things I used trying to get it to work originally, but they're remarked out.  FYI sometimes I get a clipboard error thing the first time where it thinks the filename is empty.  In that case just cancel and it usually works the next time and after that.  Maybe a real programmer might be able to come along and really tune it up.  (that'd be nice)  Anyway, I hope this works for you.
10  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: how to specify searching only in two specific folders? on: May 23, 2009, 11:11:39 AM
Your right, that would be better.

I don't have experience with that - is a custom FARR hotkey the same thing as the word attached to an alias?  Just a link to instructions is all I need :-)

Thanks for the added suggestion
11  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: how to specify searching only in two specific folders? on: May 23, 2009, 10:58:09 AM
It works...

In case others have the same need, here's the  autohotkey script that works

inputbox PatientName, patient name, enter patient's name,,,,0,500
clipboard = %PatientName%
sleep 100
send {break}
sleep 100
send {+}patients %PatientName%
return


(it took a while to figure out how to send a "+" sign in  autohotkey )

thanks again,
Dave
12  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snacks / Re: structured plaintextfile based note taker on: May 23, 2009, 10:27:12 AM
Hi, yes I know this is an old topic, but my 2 cents isn't worth a whole new one.

I just had to add this really low tech approach to the txt file note approach.  You keep them all in one folder and refer to other notes (works with txt and rtf or whatever) and refer to other notes by using square brackets
like this [projects.txt] as long as there's only one listed per line, then just have this script in a running autohotkey file from the same folder:


;right mouse double click---------autohotkey to launch simple filename (cursor should be on line )
~RButton::

   If (A_PriorHotKey = A_ThisHotKey and A_TimeSincePriorHotkey < 500)
{
winactivate   
;Sleep 500   ; wait for right-click menu, fine tune for your PC
   send {esc}{Home}{Home}+{End}
;sleep 100

send ^c ;selects the entire line and copies it
ClipWait, .40        ; wait for the script to catch up.
winactivate
sleep 100
send {home}
linestring = %clipboard%
sleep 500

;find the position of the character "[", call it leftmark
bit1 = [
StringGetPos, leftmark, linestring, %bit1%
leftmark := leftmark + 2

;find the position of the character "]", call it rightmark
bit2 = ]
StringGetPos, rightmark, linestring, %bit2%
rightmark := rightmark + 1



stringlength := rightmark - leftmark


thefilename := SubStr(linestring, leftmark , stringlength)

 
IfExist, %thefilename%
{
run %thefilename%
}
IfNotExist, %thefilename%
{
MsgBox, 260,, the File "%thefilename%" does not exist. Create the file?
IfMsgBox Yes
{
    FileAppend, %thefilename%, %thefilename%
    SplashTextOn, 320, 100, file created
    Sleep, 400
    SplashTextOff
    run %thefilename%
}
else
    Exit
}
   }
Return


you can even make a new file by just writing the filename in your current document inside the brackets, then right double-click and voila! there's your new file.

Sorry, no tree structure, and any of the parts of this that I wrote (I stole the right double click part from someone) are probably sloppy from a real programmers perspective, but maybe it'll be useful for someone.. :-)
13  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: how to specify searching only in two specific folders? on: May 23, 2009, 12:17:36 AM
Great!

I'll try that out.

Thanks smiley
14  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: how to specify searching only in two specific folders? on: May 22, 2009, 11:43:07 PM
Thanks, but if I did that wouldn't it limit my search to those two folders for every search?  (I think that's what you're saying). 

What I'd like to be able to do is a) search all folders when I put in any "regular" word, and b) also search //only// those two by adding some indicator in front of what I want to search.  I may however be missing something that would be obvious to others (I don't have any actual programming knowledge).

Would you mind elaborating please?
Thanks again,
-Dave
15  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / how to specify searching only in two specific folders? on: May 22, 2009, 06:13:35 PM
Hi,

I found this topic that seems kind of related:
http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=12996.0

but I don't understand it.

Is there a simple way to specify only to search a certain folder and one of its subfolders?  I'm using FARR to search for patient files while patients are in the treatment rooms and can see what comes up, so in that senario I don't want all my little text files in different directories coming up, but I don't want to just screen out all txt files.  I'm using an autohotkey input box to get the patient's name and then sending it to FARR that way.

If I add "D:\Gaitscan\" (without quotes) in front of it, it'll find the one folder, and if I add another backslash it finds files in the subfolder but not the "parent" folder.  I tried adding "--" like the thread above was talking about, but it didn't work.

Is there a way to have FARR search this way?


Thanks,
Dave Parker
16  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: how to access FARR on VNC server? on: November 12, 2008, 01:12:25 PM
oops, nevermind,

I'd forgotten to put the shortcut to FARR in the startup folder

that autohotkey shortcut works.


17  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / how to access FARR on VNC server? on: November 12, 2008, 12:22:18 PM
I use VNC (RealVNC) a lot, and it would be nice to be able to access the FARR on the remote computer, but when I try it, it opens the FARR on my viewing computer.  Is there any way around this?

thanks,
Dave

I tried autohotkey on the other computer

!f1::
send {break}

(didn't work)
18  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Intermittent Hotkey problem on VISTA on: November 12, 2008, 12:07:02 PM
I've had a similar(?) thing happen sporadically - I'll start using FARR or autohotkey and all sorts of windows I never intended will start opening.  I have to hit the start key a couple times to "reset" things, then it works again (only happens on Vista)
19  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR freezing for a few seconds on: October 10, 2008, 01:09:28 PM
I have a similar problem lately: you can only type in one letter and it freezes after the first letter, but only certain letters:

aaaa freezes after the first a
bbbb is fine
cccc is fine
ttttt  freezes

etc...

usually freezes for 30-60 seconds
20  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: todoTXT for dummies? on: September 29, 2008, 11:57:01 AM
if you would like to I can try to rewrite it to "enter"

Thanks for the offer, but I was just wanting to know how to get it working at all. 

Since I posted that though, I've decided to do a similar GTD system using text filenames (autohotkey to open TEDNotepad (RE) set to suggest first line as filename, and allows linkable URLs) as my entries with tags for projects and contexts etc, (e.g. "`gr" for groceries, "`pr" for project etc) and then manage it all either with FARR searches on the fly, or using UltraExplorer which has filters that you can quickly check and uncheck.  With Mobsync for PPC syncing and Syncplicity for multiple computers, and Tombo notes for ppc file viewing it all works out great.

DP
21  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / todoTXT for dummies? on: September 20, 2008, 12:49:49 PM
Hi, I've been trying to figure out this very promising plugin, but am not quite getting it...

when I type in "td" the whole legend page comes up, but that's all that seems to work.  If I type in "td ?," nothing happens.  Actually I can't get anything (eg. "b, ") to seem to work on it.

Is there a video of it in action somewhere, kind of like the Lifehacker/Gina Tripani (sp?) video of the todo.txt command line version?  I think having the system run by FARR would be a much better way to go, but I'm not a programmer at all and can't seem to figure this out.

Thanks,
Dave

plugin link:  http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=13058.0
22  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: rename from FARR window on: August 13, 2008, 02:33:24 PM
nothing happens there either.  I also seem to have the up to date version (2.30.01), i.e. my DC updater isn't flashing.

Dave
23  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / rename from FARR window on: August 13, 2008, 12:11:57 PM
What's the best way to do this?  When I right click an item and select "Shell Context menu", the "rename" item doesn't do anything.  If I right click and select "Explore here", the folder is brought up but the individual file is not selected, which means I have to search for it all over again.

Is there something obvious I'm missing, or maybe a setting somewhere I have to change?

Thanks,

Dave P
24  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: GTDTiddlyWikiPlus for FARR (alias pack) on: July 09, 2008, 01:18:23 PM
I've searched for others with this problem but couldn't find note of it.  Is anyone getting this error too?

[attach]

(the screenshot didn't appear in the preview, but hopefully it'll work when I post)
25  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Tip: Htmlviewurl works for local files too! :) on: July 04, 2008, 04:02:38 PM
cedardoc,
you probably don't realize but one of the first things we did to demo the new html capabilities of FARR was integrate a tiddlywiki and a gtdwiki into FARR and it comes included with the latest FARR distribution smiley

See:
http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=13673.0

So you shouldnt have to do anything but bring up farr and type:
tiwi
Or type:
gwp
You're right (of course) - I actually found that in amongst the different alias groups shortly after my post ("D'oh!")

1. any answer / trick to get a TW to save?
2. Kartal says his fonts are too small, and when I do that gwp thing, my fonts are quite large... (FYI)
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