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1  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: add filter row like ditto or ethervane on: Today at 08:02:41 AM
Would it be better to have a different hotkey that brought up a different small dialog window designed for quickly filtering and pasting, and keep the quick-paste menu the way it is?
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Coming up for a breath... on: Today at 07:10:29 AM
Beautiful!
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: World's weirdest file manager on: Today at 12:00:35 AM
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it was funded to the tune of almost 12k on Kickstarter,

sometimes it seems to me that the main point of kickstarter is to confirm to me that i really don't understand this world at all.
4  DonationCoder.com Software / BrowserTraySwitch / Re: Browser tray switch & firefox Profiles on: July 23, 2014, 09:33:17 PM
is there a way within firefox to set which profile will run by default if you just launch plain old firefox?
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Deeper into the Windows Registry - Work-in-Progress Article on Gizmo's on: July 23, 2014, 09:13:44 PM
Here's a very interesting article -- a work in progress -- on Gizmo's Tech Support Alert site (one of our favorite websites), taking a comprehensive look at the Windows Registry.

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The Windows registry is doubly obscure as it is both unknown to most of us and hard to understand. This is as it should be. The registry is a fundamental part of the Windows Kernel and its operations are relatively complex. If Windows is working properly then we, as users, should never see the Registry or any of its components. This article is not written for registry beginners, nor those wanting to edit the registry. Instead it provides a deeper understanding of the organization and management of the registry.



from a post on the forum by DC member Cuffy
6  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Scoring of recently used items being re-scored after presented in FARR on: July 23, 2014, 07:23:25 PM
Does this explain why yours isn't growing:
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Is your second number lower than first?
7  DonationCoder.com Software / BrowserTraySwitch / Re: Browser tray switch & firefox Profiles on: July 23, 2014, 05:56:55 PM
I'm not following completely what you are asking for.
8  DonationCoder.com Software / BrowserTraySwitch / Re: Does BrowserTraySwitch work on Win 8.1 x64? on: July 23, 2014, 05:55:06 PM
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but it doesn't seem to make the system refresh. i.e. when I start a browser and make it be the default (via the browser menu), usually I see the desktop icons refresh, and so forth. But when I use BTS, there's no obvious change.

That's interesting -- i've recently come across the signals i am supposed to trigger when such a system change is made, and i'm not sure i send them when BTW triggers..  That would be easy enough to add.

However, first things first -- can you figure out if BTS doesn't work at all on Windows 8 -- that is when you change browser with BTS, do NEWLY LAUNCHED PROGRAMS open stuff using the changed browser?

Or is it that BTS works, but existing programs which were running when BTS makes a change don't see the change?

9  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Scoring of recently used items being re-scored after presented in FARR on: July 23, 2014, 05:24:40 PM
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Is there a way to keep increasing the score every time a result is launched?
this happens automatically.  the settings adjust by how much the scores grow each time and to what ceiling.
10  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Scoring of recently used items being re-scored after presented in FARR on: July 23, 2014, 03:18:59 PM
JohnJ's advice is one all users would do well to follow as a general rule:

If you are launching something frequently, make a custom alias for it!  The result will be that it will be found instantly, and it will block out all other results.
11  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Scoring of recently used items being re-scored after presented in FARR on: July 23, 2014, 02:20:15 PM
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maybe I'm misunderstanding what you're saying above, but the scoring is also related to the letters typed matching the entry in the list -

Yes -- the issue here is that when an item is in your launch history, it doesn't JUST get a bonus in score from being on that list.  Something else happens to items on the launch history list.

What also happens is that FARR searches that list FIRST, before doing anything else.  That's what allows that list to act like a very fast cache -- so results previously launched are listed immediately.

Then FARR does it's normal search of folders.. at which point an item that was found when initially going through the history list will be found a second time..
What's happening in Filipe's case is that the second time the item is found, it is getting a higher score.  The question is why is it getting a different score the second time it's found.  

In broad terms -- the score is probably different because FARR is adding some bonus the second time around, that is calculated based on where it was found (i.e. while doing a search of a specific directory that has a bonus associated with it).  Now I *thought* I accounted for that already but there must be a scenario I overlooked.

That's why I'm asking if Filepe can figure out where the increase in score might be coming from -- as that would tell me which scoring bonus I neglected to apply when scoring items from the initial pass through the launch history.
12  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Scoring of recently used items being re-scored after presented in FARR on: July 23, 2014, 02:06:21 PM
In the most common cases, items in the launch history should get high scores that put them initially at the top, and they never lose their position.

Your case may be different because you may be giving items a big (decisive) bonus score somewhere later on that i didn't anticipate.  My memory now is that i do try to compute final scores when initially looking at history items -- if so it sounds like i missed something somewhere.. I will try to fix this one way or the other.

If you can definitively nail down where the subsequent higher score is coming from it would help -- it really shouldn't be coming from the heuristic pattern score list, i don't think, as those SHOULD be calculated initially when it's evaluating the item from the launch history -- but then again I may be mistaken.
13  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Scoring of recently used items being re-scored after presented in FARR on: July 23, 2014, 01:13:39 PM
Hmm, this is a bit tricky..  So there are 2 issues here, the first is that the folder is changing score, which isn't per se causing you a problem.  The second is the possibility that the position of the item you are looking for may change during this adjusting of score -- which could very well be a problem.

The only time an item will change score, is if it is "found" in multiple ways -- because the different ways of finding things can trigger different bonuses.

I can't remember if there are other ways this can happen but the one time when this may happen is if an item is in your launch history, it will be scored first.  It will later be found again while doing a directory search, which may result in a different score.

Let me give this a little thought -- it would seem like scoring something initially from the launch history should give it its highest score right away, so that it would never go up in score later on..

In the meantime can you confirm for me that the cause of your item changing score is that it is in the launch history list?
14  DonationCoder.com Software / BrowserTraySwitch / Re: Does BrowserTraySwitch work on Win 8.1 x64? on: July 23, 2014, 07:16:51 AM
BrowserTraySwitch hasn't gotten much attention from me in the recent years.. I'm not sure why it wouldn't work with Windows 8, but it's possible that it doesn't..  If someone can confirm that it doesn't work, and has some insight into why the default browser registry settings wouldn't be effecting windows 8, I'm happy to update it.
15  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: add filter row like ditto or ethervane on: July 23, 2014, 07:15:10 AM
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In ethervane, after I type a few chars, the one I want usually ends up at the top and an "enter" will paste it it.  If more than one result remains after filtering, and the one you want isn't at the top, a double-click on the desired one will paste it in.

Ok but then are you saying that the current workflow: "Trigger menu with hotkey, press # for item to paste."  is no longer viable for people? Instead it's: "Trigger menu with hotkey, then use mouse to double click the item you want?"

In other words, I'm asking if you envision this new filtering thing will mess with the way the quick paste popup menu can now be used quickly?

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What about something like:  Hotkey to bring up quick paste menu as it currently is, but if you hit Ctrl+F you get a search bar that lets you filter?
16  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: Google ad test on: July 23, 2014, 06:40:38 AM
The last time we tried ads, I set up the Project Wonderful service, which showed occasional messages on the site like "Your ad could be here" and people could, if they went through the Project Wonderful service, have their ads shown on the pages.  Just didn't happen in any meaningful way.

Like most things in this world, I think if we wanted to make real money on ads on this site we'd have to devote considerable (and continuing) time and effort to the endeavor, having someone try to reach out and find people who wanted to advertise, etc.

That's just not how anyone here wants to spend their time.  But even more so -- given how common ads have become on the web, it's nice to have a place where we can get some respite from them.
17  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: add filter row like ditto or ethervane on: July 22, 2014, 09:45:31 PM
If you hit Ctrl+Alt+w (default hotkey to show main CHS window), and then start typing, it will start filtering results.
I've considered adding one to the quick paste popup but it just seemed to me that when you need to filter a large number of results, you might as well do it from the main window?

If I did add one to the quick paste menu, can you suggest what the workflow would be? Right now you bring up the quick paste and then can hit a letter or number to paste that item.. How would we want user to be able to type in the filter and then select the result they want?
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: July 22, 2014, 09:34:10 AM
Love the penguin-polarbear one  Thmbsup
19  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Can't work out how to get more than 4 suggestions on: July 22, 2014, 06:36:20 AM
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why are other searches that resulted in files being clicked/chosen not added to these 4?
they certainly should be.

however, there are cases where they wouldn't be.  there is a setting to disable adding new items to the launch history you may have enabled, or if they are items on a network drive there is an option to not add those.
also note that non-file items are not added to the launch history list.
20  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Can't work out how to get more than 4 suggestions on: July 22, 2014, 04:19:55 AM
Are you sure you have more than 4 items in your launch history?
Check the "Launch History" tab in options, near bottom.
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Email notification when a reply to my post is posted on: July 21, 2014, 06:37:01 PM
You are quite welcome, please take your bill to the gentleman at the counter and he will process your payment.
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Email notification when a reply to my post is posted on: July 21, 2014, 05:27:46 PM
Is your email properly set in your profile? Have you checked spam folder of that email account?
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Homebrewing on: July 20, 2014, 10:09:26 PM
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I have to say that the mead was the most satisfying -- only because as good as the beer was, and as fun as it was to make, it didn't rival the best store bought beer.

>Really? I'm pretty shocked.


you show me how to brew a beer better than a pint of Guinness poured from a bar tap and I'll eat my hat.
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Gadget WEEKENDS on: July 20, 2014, 05:26:53 PM
I had another opportunity this weekend to use a cheap tiny little gadget that i love:

Neiko 03044A Mini Ratcheting Screwdriver and Bit Set, Pocket Size Close-Quarters ,1/4-Inch Drive

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This is a bit-taking screwdriver that can be used when you have virtually no access clearance -- it's tiny and it has a ratchet feature so you can tighten or untighten without removing the bit from the screw. It's only $8 and it's about 5 inches long and 1/4 inch thick.

http://www.amazon.com/Nei...se-Quarters/dp/B000XYOUS6
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Homebrewing on: July 20, 2014, 05:17:42 PM
I want to tell you a story about my early days of homebrewing.

This was back in about 1986-1988, that range.

I was walking around the house distracted and not looking where i was going, and our cat ran in front of me and i stepped on the cat.

A cat owner's worst nightmare then occurred -- I heard the cat's bones break under my feet.   I looked down to see blood on my foot and my stomach tightened up and I felt physically ill and started to panic about what had just happened.
Then I saw the cat out of the corner of my eye, and it was just sitting there looking at me, in no apparent pain.
Then I looked down again at my foot, and I saw what had happened.  That damn cat had finally figured out a way to get the glass fermentation lock+stopper off the 5-gallon beer fermenting in the pantry, and had been dragging it around with her and she dragged it right under my foot.  Sure enough I had cut myself on the fermentation lock.

So learn from me: Do not let your cats go near your brewing containers!
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