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i forgot to ask !

FARR keeps track of the window that was active last before it was triggered

how do you do that in an alias ??
are there special secret commands ??

mouser please tell me  :D

I don't know if this is even possible, but I've played around with AutoHotKey a bit and have found tremendous value in the "Favorite Folders" script.  When you activate the "Favorite Folders" hotkey

good find, favorite folder is a really nice one ;)
but being a FARR lover, i really wanted to use FARR !

so i found a workaround for the time being... (i've been using it for almost a year i think...)

i always had a "favorite folder" alias which is set as below :

regex pattern
^f (.*)

Favorites search $$1 | dosearch +folder_fav +open_fav -alias $$1

+folder_fav is a folder containing shortcuts to my favorite folders
+open_fav is an action modifier which opens an authotkey script :
Open | C:\_Garbha\Program Files\OpenFav.ahk "$$1"

and here is the autohotkey script (my explorer is directory opus) :
Code: AutoIt [Select]
  1. file = 1
  2. if (%file% = "C:""")
  3. {
  4.         Run, C:\Program Files\GPSoftware\Directory Opus\dopusrt.exe /cmd Go "C:\" NEWTAB
  5. }
  6.         Run, C:\Program Files\GPSoftware\Directory Opus\dopusrt.exe /cmd Go "%1%" NEWTAB
  7. }

should only be
Run, C:\Program Files\GPSoftware\Directory Opus\dopusrt.exe /cmd Go "%1%" NEWTAB

but for some reason a shortcut to C:\ turns out to be C:".... no idea why (FARR bug ?)

then i discovered a great tool ! Flashfolder

so now i use FARR in conjunction with autohotkey and flashfolder to achieve this goal...
here is the script :
Code: AutoIt [Select]
  1. file = 1
  3. if WinExist("ahk_class FlashFolder_3832795") {
  5.         if (%file% = "C:""")
  6.         {
  7.                 ControlSetText, Edit1, C:\, ahk_class FlashFolder_3832795
  8.         }
  9.         else {
  10.                 ControlSetText, Edit1, %1%, ahk_class FlashFolder_3832795
  11.         }
  13.         ControlFocus, Edit1, ahk_class FlashFolder_3832795
  14.         Sleep, 200
  15.         Send, {Enter}
  16. }
  18.         if (%file% = "C:""")
  19.         {
  20.                 Run, C:\Program Files\GPSoftware\Directory Opus\dopusrt.exe /cmd Go "C:\" NEWTAB
  21.         }
  22.         else {
  23.                 Run, C:\Program Files\GPSoftware\Directory Opus\dopusrt.exe /cmd Go "%1%" NEWTAB
  24.         }
  26. }

basically what this does :
if flashfolder exists (that is a open/save dialog exists) then autohotkey changes the flash folder path to the one coming from FARR (then enter to reflect that in the open/save dialog)
if not then it opens the folder in my explorer

works flawlessly  :D

of course ruling out flashfolder of the equation would be even greater !

i'm no windows programmer, and i don't know how to change the location of the open/save dialog...
if you use the file name box to change the path then you loose the filename...

I will upload a fix but you can fix it now by changing

great ;)

I just wanted to add that the ahk dialog is demonstrated in the delicious plugin, in case you miss it.

i noticed it since ahk dialog opens up every time i use the delicious plugin (dpu) ... which is very annoying... is it intended, if yes is it possible to remove it ?

btw, delicious plugin is great !

By no means am i advocating that FARR turn into bloatware and i think currently it is FARR from it however i dont think mem use specifically should be a primary concern in future development. I would rather development time go towards alias histories or ui improvement smiley


i will either make an option to do it that way, OR make it work like that period.

mouser, i suggest you never change FARR behavior, FARR is too complex now to change a thing without having collateral damages !

please make it an option  :D

Hi mouser,

could you give us some exemples on how to use new FARR features ?


small bug : the wheel to scroll the htmlview from the search box does not work all the time... in particular it does not work with ????

i am adding some commands into farr that aliases and plugins can call to explicitly set focus to search editor or web browser, so it will be easier to decide what you want to do.

great !

Find And Run Robot / Re: [bug] Initial Size
« on: July 04, 2008, 02:19 AM »
So, you've finally noticed mouser's plan for world domination?

yes !  :D

Find And Run Robot / Re: [bug] Initial Size
« on: July 03, 2008, 01:16 PM »

sorry to interrupt

i'd just like to remind you a small but annoying bug... that may be related to this one

my FARR keeps growing over time... (height-wise)

my settings :
fancy skin
custom fonts
no auto-shrink

so every 2 days i have to resize FARR so that i see all of it ! ;)

The most notable change is that you can now filter the built in lists like:

    * agroups - list of all known aliases
    * aplugins - list of all known plugins
    * historys - past search history
    * historyl - past launch history

wonderful, i was really waiting for that !
i'm still waiting for more results for the historys command !!
20 is not enough ;)

FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: New plugin: FARR MostRecentlyUsed
« on: July 02, 2008, 01:58 AM »
nitrix: doesn't look like there's any path to a file.. If there was one in any of those folders, it might be possible to get them..
there are paths... but not in the same way as other applications
and it is the same for all adobe softwares...

paths are stored inside "folders" in the registry
so i guess FARR MostRecentlyUsed plugin does not see them, since it may only check for "direct" keys

I have Photoshop Elements. I'll check it out.
great, hope future releases of this plugin will work with adobe software ;)

but we need to revisit this autocompletion thing soon since there is no perfect simple solution in all cases.


probably i don't see all the potential issues, but i think you should not overdo it...
a small autocomplete box in the edit alias dialog where you let the user specify what FARR should autocompletes seems simple and a perfect solution for everyone

i, for one, won't mind taking 2 seconds to specify what FARR should autocompletes, plus it makes the autocompletion thingy more transparent...

FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: New plugin: FARR MostRecentlyUsed
« on: July 01, 2008, 02:22 PM »
seems like a great plugins

i did not manage to make it work for photoshop MRU

it is not entries like office though...
see capture

i cannot make a duplicate entry of my aliases !

i choose an alias... right click... select : Make a duplicate copy of this entry
change values... press OK
and  :'( it triggers an exception error !

another small bug in the options dialog, don't know if it's fixable...
i was used to quickly select an alias i wanted to edit by using the keyboard
to cycle through all my aliases beginning with s, i would press s successively until i would find the one i'm looking for...
now it seems that it's working erratically

this one's got me baffled too

your "enable" alias autocompleting to a path ???  :tellme:

+ i don't understand why your aliases would not work
i have similar ones that work nicely...

mouser we need you ;)

what i suggested to mouser :
-autocomplete to the alias name + a space
-autocomplete to whatever the user specified in a new autocomplete box in the alias edit dialog

that way we could give very meaningful names to an alias, so that we could "search" for it...

for instance :
Group Alias Name:  disable windows services hardwares
RegEx Pattern:  ^disable (.*)?
Autocomplete: disable{space}
Results:  disable $$1 | c:\shortcuts\disable.bat $$1

so you could type windows services to find you alias, but it would autocomplete to the correct "regex pattern"
today the best is to always keep the same name for the alias and the beginning of the regex pattern...

if the autocomplete box stays empty, then FARR autocompletes to the alias name + a space...

this will be coming in the next day or so.

great ! hope this will also be possible with historys !!! as it would be more than useful

very good tip  :Thmbsup:

personally my own program files directory was at some point in My Documents folder ! ;) not anymore...

For FARR this is useful because you can add this directory to your search folders and it will be scanned very quickly since it is so small

it will be even better when we will be able to filter what files should be searched, i'm talking about the extension filter feature that we are waiting for ;)

nitrix i need to know if this used to work fine with older version of farr..
and if you have tried all the different launch options (launch helper, shortcut, launch mode)

yes original method (method 1) always worked fine for me

when using launch method 2, no matter what i choose for launch helper and shortcut
it does NOT work

btw, great to have a new options dialog
two suggestions however :
1) could you make it a real separate window (with taskbar button, etc.) so that you don't loose settings when FARR looses focus
2) add an apply button, so that one can test new aliases or settings without going back and forth... opening and closing options

thanks mouser !!

FARR works now  :Thmbsup:

with new method i have a problem with roboform passcard :
in roboform options i specified that the default action for rfp file is login
see capture

BUT when lauching using new method it opens the roboform editor !

don't apologize, it's just that we can't live without a working FARR  :-*

yes please mouser, you promised an update on june 21 !!!  :P

FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: New plugin: FARR MultiMonitor
« on: June 24, 2008, 02:44 AM »
you are right mouser !

thank you phitsc  :Thmbsup:

any news on the update ?

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