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1  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snacks / Re: Is there any way of 'saving' file associations? on: March 26, 2015, 03:13:52 AM
Shades, that was the first thing I tried. It didn't work for me unfortunately.  I think I even posted in the thread for help.
2  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snacks / Re: Is there any way of 'saving' file associations? on: March 25, 2015, 07:54:41 PM
4wd,
I don't reinstall 95% of my apps. They are all portable.  Some examples are Zoomplayer, Xnview, Notepad++.  That is my predicament. I would like to be able to easily get my file associations back on my portable apps.
3  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snacks / Re: Is there any way of 'saving' file associations? on: March 25, 2015, 09:37:10 AM
I see one potential problem so far. If the app itself associates itself with the registry the DISM app doesn't add the location of the application to the "ProgID".  When I export and import again on a fresh install one would reasonably assume it would know to open INI with Notepad++ but wouldn't know where N++ is.
4  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snacks / Re: Is there any way of 'saving' file associations? on: March 25, 2015, 12:22:46 AM
Wow, are you kidding me.

It can't be that easy. All this time I have been looking to external solutions.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to know if it truly worked until I reinstall, but THANK YOU for the info!!
5  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snacks / Is there any way of 'saving' file associations? on: March 24, 2015, 05:56:29 PM
Hi all,
This problem has been following me for a long time. Is there any way to 'save' file associations in Windows 8.1 to a .reg file?  For example, .txt is to notepad. I have many file associations I would like to save so I don't have to keep re-associating after Windows reinstall.  I would just run all of the reg files on reinstall and not have to do them manually by hand. I have tried all of the programs listed in portable freeware, donation coder, and google search for hours and have yet to find something that does this.

I do use 'portable file associations' in XYplorer, but I really want to be able to have the file association in Windows option.

Is this possible?
6  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release v2.217.01 - Mar 20, 2015 on: March 24, 2015, 12:42:07 AM
Where are you guys getting the betas from??
7  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release v2.217.01 - Mar 20, 2015 on: March 24, 2015, 12:41:40 AM
I  am really glad to see this program updated. I was gonna look for an alternative next week but I saw an update today smiley
8  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRGoogleSuggest on: March 15, 2015, 08:05:29 PM
This is the only external plugin I really want to use with FARR, but unfortunately it just doesn't work for me. Sad

Using Win 8.1 64bit w/ latest FARR2

This is the pluginlog.txt error I get:

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06:03 PM, Sunday, March 15, 2015
 Error initializing plugin do_init function
D:\Applications\Donation Coder\FindAndRunRobot\Plugins\FARRGoogleSuggest\FarrGoogleSuggest.dll


Can someone help me fix this problem so I can use this awesome plugin? Sad
9  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Difficulty with launching FARR when using ` key + focus on desktop. on: March 15, 2015, 06:04:35 PM
UPDATE:
Running explorer with full elevated priveledges (killing it and running as admin) fixes the problem above. Not my ideal solution would be an understatement of the century and I still don't know why it's happening Sad
10  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Difficulty with launching FARR when using ` key + focus on desktop. on: March 11, 2015, 06:24:24 AM
I'm running Windows 7 and it works fine when focused on the desktop.

Can someone else with Windows 8 test this?  Surely there must be some explanation for such an odd thing.

mouser,
As suspected (sigh) and as most of my problems stem from, I have concluded that MS Window's UAC implementation is to blame for the blocking of the keystrokes.

Even if I turn the slider in the UAC control panel, I still have problems.  Disabling UAC thoroughly through a reg key, effectively giving the machine full and TRUE admin access using the following reg key

[copy or print]
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"EnableLUA"=dword:00000000

11  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Difficulty with launching FARR when using ` key + focus on desktop. on: March 10, 2015, 10:31:07 AM
Yes, can anyone with Windows 8.1 (pref. 64bit) test this?  Might be a UAC thing, since it almost always is. This MIGHT not be a FARR specific issue, since Eventghost is having the same strange issue (?).

Truelaunchbar doesn't have this problem, which is why I never noticed it before.
12  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Difficulty with launching FARR when using ` key + focus on desktop. on: March 09, 2015, 10:44:29 AM
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The "`" character (I don't know what it is called) is an authentic single key on the keyboard, and should not be used (even if it could be) as a single key to start an app up.


Don't knock it till you try it! That's the key I use on my laptop (which doesn't have a Pause/Break key) -- works well for me, and is in a convenient location.

I still can't get this while FULLY focused on the desktop. Can you? (Click somewhere on an empty desktop) and try hiding the this key we are talking about (the other tilde)
13  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Difficulty with launching FARR when using ` key + focus on desktop. on: March 09, 2015, 09:50:57 AM
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By the way, never, ever take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

LOL. Ew!
14  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Difficulty with launching FARR when using ` key + focus on desktop. on: March 09, 2015, 09:21:16 AM
Hi IainB,
I misspoke. I was simply using the >>  '  <<  key (NOT tilde).  It is strange. This seems like it's NOT just a FARR issue, but also a Eventghost issue. The only app that I can find that will allow me to launch hotkeys from the desktop is TLBhost (Truelaunchbar in portable mode)

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If you want to use your left hand to press the hotkeys, could I suggest that you use remapkey to make CAPS LOCK = Right Shift
You could then (say) use as your FARR hotkey: Left Shift+Right Shift+ tilde

Sleeping pills def. kicking in, but can you explain this in more detail. How do I remapkey to make CAPS = Right Shift and what does that mean?  FARR will launch with CAPS?
15  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Difficulty with launching FARR when using ` key + focus on desktop. on: March 09, 2015, 07:28:43 AM
Title says it all.

Being left-handed, I find I deviate more to keys on the left side of the my keyboard. Thus, I decided to use the `  (tilde) key to launch FARR. It is incredibly convenient, but there is one slight annoyance.  When focused is strictly on the desktop (and not any other windows or apps) FARR wont toggle. I use Win + A as backup, but I really would like to stick with the tilde key 100% of the time so that my work speed can increase without hesitation.
Is there any to prevent this from happening?  

There is one work-around -- run FARR using EventGhost D:\Applications\Donation Coder\FindAndRunRobot\FindAndRunRobot.exe with command line argument -toggle
This workaround royally sucks though because it is incredibly slower than FARR's wonderful hotkey integration.

I hope we can find a solution to this Sad

I am running Windows 8.1 64bit.
16  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: New FARR user. Some basic questions, some advance & bug report(s) on: March 09, 2015, 07:11:07 AM
I just had an "Aha!" moment when I realized one of my favorite apps ever made, EventGhost, will easily do hotkey launching for apps, shorts, etc.

It still would be nice to have this feature in FARR though, as I am sure some would find it useful!
17  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: New FARR user. Some basic questions, some advance & bug report(s) on: March 03, 2015, 10:16:03 AM
Regarding #2:

The best way to show you is to give you the instructions on how to replicate the issue:

1. Download UAC pass (it is Completely safe)
https://sites.google.com/...te/freeavvarea/UACPass-en

2. Make a dedicated shortcut

3. Drag it into UAC pass.  It will create a shortcut wherever you chose in the settings (I clicked "My desktop" for destination).  Anyways, that shortcut is now pointing to Schedtasks, but it has an icon!

4. Put that shortcut in a /TEST folder.  Name is mouseristhebest

5. Add that folder to FARR.
6. Search for mouseristhebest
7. Observe no icon of shortcut




Regarding #3:
here's a pic of the problem


That "Sandbox" file is actually a shortcut inside of another folder. If I press the number 1, it will launch the shortcut but NOT in XYplorer. It will launch it in Windows Explorer, which to my understanding violates the intended function of the setting (?).








Also, one final request.

I am at the main window in FARR, main text box is focused.  If I hold down CTRL + SHIFT and click arrow left, it should select the word my marker is closest to, but it doesnt.  I can use SHIFT + ARROW LEFT fine, but when I add CONTROL button to highlight entire words, it doesn't work.  Any chance this could be added as well?   Hotkeys take priority though IMO Wink
18  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: New FARR user. Some basic questions, some advance & bug report(s) on: March 03, 2015, 10:08:17 AM
EDIT: Wow the board is slow. I responded within seconds and it was like 12 minute late lol

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 I don't understand what you mean when you say "when i do it independently.."
When I launched the app from windows explorer, it crashed my computer lol.


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1. FARR does not let you configure hotkeys to launch specific apps.  You can configure hotkeys to bring up FARR with specific search text initialized, which could mostly be used for the same purpose, but FARR is not meant to be used to make lots of hotkeys for specific apps.  Having said that, i COULD add the feature without too much trouble, so maybe i will.  But i would caution against over using it.  There are good general purpose hotkey tools for that.

*gets down on knees* This would be VERY appreciated. I really don't want to run another app for this if possible and I know your implementation would be clean, decisive and extremely portable (which is critical for me)

With that said, do you have any recommendations on "good general hotkey tools"? I tried looking for some and couldn't find any.  Windows 8.1's shortcut method forces you to use the CTRL key leading the shortcut and is very unreliable.
19  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Scan music collection for missing covers/artwork on: March 03, 2015, 09:33:05 AM
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Unfortunately, though, I'm pretty sure that CovArt Ops currently supports embedded cover art in mp3 files only.

Yes, there's the answer. Tha'ts why it's not detecting it? All of my files are embedded m4a files.  I guess it's a no-go for me then in this regard
20  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Scan music collection for missing covers/artwork on: March 03, 2015, 08:31:47 AM
hi skwire,
I have the coverart inside of the m4a files, but it is showing every folder I have for music.  What am I doing wrong?
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: DRM Management on: March 03, 2015, 07:51:50 AM
Also, could we get a right click option for 'go to original file' or something along those lines when I right click under any entry in the filename column?
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: DRM Management on: March 03, 2015, 07:50:07 AM
Hi skwire.
I wanted to request if you could fix something. I guess the TrackErr is not unicode friends and thus my files that are in non-english language are being shown as 'missing' or 'unplayable'.  I assure you these music files are present and playable with foobar, musicbee and winamp (confirmed).

Here's a pic for proof:


Any chance of getting this fixed?
23  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Scan music collection for missing covers/artwork on: March 03, 2015, 07:04:18 AM
OK I have a critical bug/issue report on CovArt Ops.

I tried to scan my music collection and it showed me 1452 entries. wtf? I had meticulously made sure all of them had CovArt Ops; I think what's happening is CovArt Ops is seeing my m3u files and saying those don't have a picture.

Can we exclude m3u, m3u8 and any other format created by (the one and only!) s_playlistmaker?
24  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 RELEASE: Portable Extension Warlock on: March 03, 2015, 06:50:45 AM
Hi hamradio.

Long time donationcoder reader. Somehow missed your app. I have been looking for something similar for AGES.

I am having a lot of problems even just settings thing up.

On launch of PortableExtensionWarlock.exe

I get the following error:

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Error!
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Error while loading Portable Extension Warlock data.



Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
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OK  
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I click OK and go into the app.


i try to add an entry and get this error

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Index and length must refer to a location within the string.

Parameter name: length
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OK   
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Please help! I really, really want to get PEW working Sad
25  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / New FARR user. Some basic questions, some advance & bug report(s) on: March 03, 2015, 01:12:48 AM
Hi mouser,
Long time no see! I have finally decided to use FARR as my #1 launcher. If I use it 100% of the time, you can be assured I will be an active member of this forum. I have been told I am the absolutely grandmaster of breaking things, so if there's any issues/potential improvements in FARR, I will find them smiley


Anyways, here's a few things (running latest version)

QUESTIONS:
1. (Urgent)  How to do I launch apps using hotkeys? For example, I want to launch Chrome with ALT+C.  There is a shortcut in the folder for Chrome, so I would like to assign it to launch using ALT+C.  Oh mouser. Please o please o please tell me FARR can do this.  If not, I want to beg and plead you if you could implement it somehow. It's the only thing keeping me from using your app 100% of my time.  I tried reading the help, fiddling around for hours but could not figure out how to do this.

BUGs?

1. I know FARR launches QuickDocLauncher.exe, but when I do it independently it launches and closes and takes up 100%.  There is literally no way to recover from this unless I log off or restart. Not a big deal, but I am guessing this shouldnt happen.

2. Icons are not showing in shortcuts created by UACpass. This is definitely what seems to be a deficiency in FARR, as windows and any other program sees the original icons.
Here's an pic of the problem:

EDIT: I think some explanation is in order.  I created a custom shortcut using the program UACpass to run the app in TRUE (Win 7+) admin priveledges without prompting me.  My UAC switch in CP is at the highest level.  Here is an example of the shortcut. It points to schtasks.exe, but there is an icon associated with the shortcut. It seems FARR is trying to poll the icon from the original icon instead of the shortcut.
Here's the shortcut: C:\Windows\System32\schtasks.exe /run /tn "UAC pass\pia_manager"


3. It seems like FARR is not respecting the setting for launching folders in the 'custom app' I set (XYplorer). It does so under most cases, but not all. For example, If I type C:\test in FARR it will launch fine in XYplorer. However, if I launch a shortcut for C:\Test it will launch the folder in Windows 8.1 64bit. Is this intended?
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