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Pleeeeeeeeeease also add the functionality to keep a per alias/plugin history that can be searched against when using that alias.

Allow me to join to the plea.

Including the original link with the request and a mock-up of how I think it should look:
http://www.donationc...64.msg92666#msg92666

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not saying it solves anything, but i just want to make sure that you are aware of the run alias ?

Wasn't really aware, but instead I made a simple replacement for myself:
1000>>>noresults>->$$1>+>noresults (.*)
Basically it is a FARR feature that lets you run anything if no results were found.

As you said however, it doesn't solve anything. A result list as with anything in FARR would be most welcome.

53
Good ideas overall. Some insights:

2. Index registry "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths" so Launchy acts exactly as Win+R
-electronixtar (May 26, 2008, 08:29 PM)

You are very correct. it is really illogical that even though FARR is installed you STILL have to use Win+R. The basic idea should be that FARR by default does everything Win+R does and builds over it. Why force someone to use 2 different utilities? Here is a simple list of the things I can't just write in FARR (without extensive aliasing, which is obviously not an option):

  • winword
  • notepad c:\file.txt
  • com/comexp.msc
  • odbcad32
  • cmd

You can argue that instead of "winword" I could write "word" in FARR in just let it search my Start Menu but for many people it became a common practice to type exactly that. Beside that, "winword" will work on any (windows) computer, FARR or not and it always best to work with the standards.

The author idea are sure to solve some of these issues (if fixed) but more needs to be done. FARR should work just as if is Win+R. I thought to write a plugin like that but it would be a lot better if it was in the core of FARR.

7. When a exact file/folder matches, support drag & drop operations compatible with Explorer. e.g. I type

Well, as you know there is such an option (and thus the striking). However, I wish there was a hotkey to access the explorer shell (e.g shift+right click).

Another issue that wasn't mentioned is the search-as-you-type. The problem occurs especially with the Locate32 plugin - FARR sends what you write immediately to all the plugins. While this can be solved on the plugin level, it might be better if FARR didn't "send as you type" but instead give it a few milliseconds for you to finish the search query (or even better, make the delay customizable).

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Find And Run Robot / Re: Evolution of the launcher?
« on: May 25, 2008, 01:31 AM »
I know you have commented on this one but in case it is forgotten I want to remind again. http://www.webscrape.com/ can open up alot of possibilities with Farr. Maybe this app can use to create results for Farr memo or html view.

WebScape is a nice tool. However, it uses regular expression. A more natural approach for web scraping would be using xml/xpath. Firefox also includes a nice add-in called "XPather" that helps you extract almost any element easily. For example, the title of this topic is:
/html/body/div[4]/div[@id='bodyarea']/table[2]/tbody/tr/td[@id='top_subject']

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Find And Run Robot / LifeHacker vote, stage 2, final voting
« on: May 22, 2008, 12:21 PM »
(Sorry about spamming but I feel it is rather important and it would be more missed if merged to the first thread, not to mention it is a different vote)

Vote here:
http://lifehacker.co...pplication-launchers

FARR is kind of an underdog, but hey, we got to the finals :). On the windows front there is only Launchy, RocketDock and FARR.
So before anyone gets any kind of negative feeling about vote results, it is rather important to remember how many launchers there are for Windows - FARR is in the in the top 3.

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It wasn't like that when I joined =\ I guess they became too popular.

57
First of all, there is a voting for best launcher, so go ahead and vote:
http://lifehacker.co...pplication-launchers

BEFORE you do however notice that everyone have to vote correctly for FARR votes to be counted. To do this you must write the same application name in the comment:

VOTE: Find and Run Robot

Which brings me to the next subject. Quite a few people voted there already, each using a different variation of the name (FindAndRunRobot, Find&RunRobot, FARR) needless to say it hurts the chances of FARR to appear in the final count (unless an editor of LifeHacker actually goes over the votes manually).

Since Mouser announced he will be coming back to working on FARR core I think it is a good time to talk about the name. It is confusing, long and deserves a change. Something sprakly, googly and web 3.0. Do you agree at all? What does Mouser think?

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FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« on: May 18, 2008, 02:35 AM »
I am using winkey+tab. Problem is, FARR doesn't like this combination by default so I have to use some AutoHotKey magic to make it work:

#Tab::
Send, !#^{Tab}

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Living Room / Re: Flash Game of the Week: Rollercoaster Creator
« on: May 05, 2008, 01:33 PM »
Nice find! But if you're really into physics games tries this:
http://www.fun-motion.com/

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iTunes prefernces -> Playback -> Sound check

As simple as that :)

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FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« on: March 26, 2008, 11:24 AM »
It is a good idea indeed. Though it means that the "Title" of the application you "FARRTab" to would be the one that FARR would find.

Can't promise I'll do it anytime soon though, so anyone interested is welcome to download the C# SDK that contains the source and add it.

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Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR alternatives?
« on: February 29, 2008, 10:31 AM »
Ok so far I tried Launchy which I liked but inexplicably stopped working.

Haven't had much luck getting FARR to run smoothly and want something simple I don't have to muck about with too much, can anyone recommend another launcher?

Try SlickRun, as far as simple launchers go, it is great. I introduce it to people as a gateway to FARR later on ;)

63
FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« on: February 21, 2008, 02:39 AM »
Since I'm having troubles with two other plugins (Google Dictionary and Google Translate), I wonder if something similar could be the problem.

I doubt it... Google Dictionary and Google Translate don't use the C# sdk.

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FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: Google Calculator
« on: February 20, 2008, 02:40 AM »
some kind of way to send the plugin a signal after a short delay of no typing, so that plugins like this could query an online source after a short delay so it wouldnt have to check every character, but could still check "live" without requiring enter to be hit.  what do you think?

 :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:
Much needed option, in my opinion.

65
I suggest to you to use the Javascript SDK. C# SDK might work but it also recompiles the wrapper when you build your plugin so you must have MFC libraries in your C++ compiler.

66
Just to clear the air:
It was a bug with FARR EnviormentVariables after all, should be fixed in last version.

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I thought they are =\

Here are links to threads:
FARR AltTab - http://www.donationc...ndex.php?topic=10988
FARR Environment Variables - http://www.donationc...ndex.php?topic=11551
FARR Tunes - http://www.donationc...ndex.php?topic=11545

There is also this one, but it isn't mine and right now it is probably not using the latest SDK so *might* have mentioned issues:
FARR Google Suggest - http://www.donationc...ndex.php?topic=11556

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FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« on: February 12, 2008, 01:29 PM »
It should be fixed now! :)
If anything still doesn't work, let me know

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Find And Run Robot / Re: Farr won't close after programme launch
« on: February 12, 2008, 11:23 AM »
Should be fixed! :) Get latest version of FARREnviormentVariables and of FARRTunes (it was a bug in them both).

Also read about it in main C# SDK thread:
http://www.donationc...ndex.php?topic=10992

70
Updated SDK and plugins - Main issues should be resolved.
Please read News in first post.

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FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: Google Calendar Quick Add
« on: February 11, 2008, 04:30 AM »
Yep. But try make it so it happens in the following flow:
1) User enters quick add
2) You get the created date and an option to approve/delete it
3) Go back to 1

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FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: Google Calendar Quick Add
« on: February 10, 2008, 03:00 PM »
Very neat! Now if it was somehow possible to preview the date before finalizing the event. Quick add sometimes makes those funny mistakes.

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Oh man, I should really catch up with the .NET SDK

Great work mate!

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FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« on: February 09, 2008, 07:49 AM »
Yeah  :( I am afraid I still didn't find time to fix it. I'll try to get on to it sometime this week.

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Are you guys sure it is connected to any plugin at all? Does this behavior constantly disappear when you disable those plugins?

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