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Find And Run Robot / Re: Change search folders with an alias / plugin?
« on: September 08, 2016, 10:37 AM »
you can use one autohotkey script which execute multiple runs
RunWait, farr.exe ....
RunWait, farr.exe ....

Do you mind posting your alias ;)

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Find And Run Robot / Re: Change search folders with an alias / plugin?
« on: September 08, 2016, 10:16 AM »
using ;;; ?

from the help file
You can now specify multiple programs to launch within one alias by separating them with ;;;

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Find And Run Robot / Re: Change search folders with an alias / plugin?
« on: September 08, 2016, 09:04 AM »
Does it work if you hide FARR, then open it again ? (without going into the dialog...) if yes...

maybe you could try
FindAndRunRobot.exe -hide
and
FindAndRunRobot.exe -search "sometext" or FindAndRunRobot.exe -show

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Find And Run Robot / Re: Change search folders with an alias / plugin?
« on: September 08, 2016, 04:21 AM »
you can have dynamic search folder using user variable like so :
%uservar.MyVars.var1%

you can use an alias to launch a script to change the user variables using FARR command-line parameters :

FindAndRunRobot.exe -launch "setuservar MyVars.var1=MyDynamicFolder"
FindAndRunRobot.exe -launch "recachedirpaths"

one pb though, there is a 300-characters limit bug, but i'm confident Mouser will smash it soon  :D

55
Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR and Windows apps
« on: September 08, 2016, 03:13 AM »
Thanks IainB

I already got that, but it is not automatic ;) (when you install a new app for instance...)

What I do now:

I use ahk scripts with the app protocol, for instance... Run fb-messenger:// (to launch the facebook app)

I use this method because I can share thoses scripts between my computers... (through dropbox) It's "universal", I mean not computer related

56
General Software Discussion / Re: Directory Opus 11 Released!
« on: September 06, 2016, 04:51 AM »
Directory Opus 12 is now available

Just upgraded to dopus 12 (5 licenses for about 105 euros)

a bargain considering the time saved :Thmbsup:

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Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR and Windows apps
« on: September 06, 2016, 01:33 AM »
Sorry for the delay -- i'm still planning on adding this built into farr.
That's great!

I hope you will be able to fix the 300 characters limit of the command-line parameter and add the abitility to auto-prefix farr config files...  :Thmbsup:


If one creates a new folder and names it: Fred.{4234d49b-0245-4df3-B780-3893943456e1}
nice find IainB
it is then possible to add this folder in FARR, but it seems there is no easy way to launch the apps...

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Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR and Windows apps
« on: September 02, 2016, 09:27 AM »
If you run "shell:appsfolder"
or put it as a path in windows explorer (it also works in directory opus)

It opens a special folder with all the windows universal apps and all the desktop apps

You can then easily create shortcuts... just drag-and-drop to a folder or right-click and choose create shortcut to the desktop

Too bad, there is no way to add this special folder to FARR

59
Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR and Windows apps
« on: August 10, 2016, 03:30 AM »
Nice. I'll try to add automatic support for Windows Apps in FARR soon, but this is a great workaround until then

Hello Mouser, any advance regarding windows app automatic support ?

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Hi Mouser,

Hope you spend a nice summer ;)

Any news regarding the use of FARR across computers ?

and

Regarding the command-line parameter limit ?

Thanks, Nitrix

61
I'm so sorry mouser, I just discovered your father passed away last november  :-[

I'm sure he was a very special person considering he is YOUR father ;)

Plein de douces pensées de France pour toi mouser.

62
Hello mouser  :-[

Have you had a chance to take a look at my feature requests ?

Last FARR release was a year ago, maybe it's time to release a new version  :D

63
Can you elaborate a little on how you would use such a prefix.. which files would you keep unique to the pc and which would you want shared?

Hello Mouser,

Tell me if my previous post is elaborated enough ? or do you need some more inputs ?

I think that if you want to keep it as simple as possible you can just add the PREFIX directive into the config file
CONFIGDIR = .
PORTABLE=TRUE
PREFIX=TRUE

then add a distinctive prefix for each computer/user ? (computer name is a good candidate or a concatenation of computer name and user ??)

That simple trick would be sufficient. That would be so great  :-* :-*

I hope you can keep improving one of the best utility and THE BEST launcher

Cheers, Nitrix

PS: just a quick reminder ... have you had a chance to look to the command line parameter 300-characters limit ?

64
Living Room / Re: problem with skype
« on: June 10, 2016, 02:21 PM »
Hello Kalos

Did you check the level of your microphone ?


PS: Microsoft destroys anything they touch, and skype was a marvelous app, until MS got their hands on them.
That is so true... Reminds me how they destroy foldershare...

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However, I do change aliases a bit. So I have a shared alias file that I symlinked from %appdata% to dropbox shared folder.
Thanks for sharing this tip  :Thmbsup:

I personally like the filecontent method because besides allowing shared aliases, It also allows me to use my text editor of choice (sublime text) to edit my aliases ... which I find much easier to use than FARR options...  :P

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To begin... here is a great FARR tip ;) It gives you an idea where my prefix idea comes from...
f | #filecontents C:\Dropbox\_common\programs\FARR Aliases\t_%uservar.Pixos.computer%.txt
this also works:
f | #filecontents C:\Dropbox\_common\programs\FARR Aliases\t_%USERNAME%.txt
side note....but this does not work (small bug ? %COMPUTERNAME% is not replaced):
f | #filecontents C:\Dropbox\_common\programs\FARR Aliases\t_%COMPUTERNAME%.txt

=================================================

The way I see it:

I have nothing to do except add PREFIX=TRUE in the ConfigDir.ini file.

and FARR automatically add the computer name to the files specific to each computers...
maincomputer_FarrTroubleshooting.log
maincomputer_FindAndRunRobot.ini
maincomputer_FindAndRunRobot.ini.bak
maincomputer_FindAndRunRobot_launchhistory.ini
maincomputer_FindAndRunRobot_searchhistory.ini
maincomputer_FindAndRunUserToolbar.ini

so on my second computer, FARR would save those files:
mysecondcomputer_FarrTroubleshooting.log
mysecondcomputer_FindAndRunRobot.ini
mysecondcomputer_FindAndRunRobot.ini.bak
mysecondcomputer_FindAndRunRobot_launchhistory.ini
mysecondcomputer_FindAndRunRobot_searchhistory.ini
mysecondcomputer_FindAndRunUserToolbar.ini
and so on...

All those files would be in the same place, i can now make some changes on my main computer, FARR updates the main computer ini files: maincomputer_FindAndRunRobot.ini, ...
I can now replicate the changes on the other FindAndRunRobot.ini files... : mysecondcomputer_FindAndRunRobot.ini, mythirdcomputer_FindAndRunRobot.ini

I think this should be really easy to do

i see one small problem:
When you exit FARR it saves its current settings
So mysecondcomputer_FindAndRunRobot.ini, mythirdcomputer_FindAndRunRobot.ini would be overwritten
So I would have to exit FARR on any running computer...
make the changes, save
replicate the changes on the other FindAndRunRobot.ini files
restart FARR on the other computers...

Maybe, there is a command to reload ini files that i'm not aware of...


Basically, the only sections that changes from one computer to another (in the FindAndRunRobot.ini file), (if we want to be more specific...) are
[Windows]
[ExtraSettings]
everything else would be replaced (shared)
(in an ideal world, FindAndRunRobot.ini file would be split, so the shared part could be just replaced)



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Find And Run Robot / [Feature Request] FARR use across computers
« on: June 10, 2016, 08:35 AM »
Hi Mouser,

You know that FARR is a very important part of my workflow.

I use Dropbox to share files across my computers but also many programs and custom scripts...

The filecontents command is VERY helpful
f | #filecontents C:\Dropbox\_common\programs\FARR Aliases\g.txt
to make changes quickly across computers...
I would even say that's unvaluable...

However, when i need to add an alias, a search folder, when i need to change a setting, update FARR etc...
I have to do it on every computer... that's not a lot but that's 5 computers already...

Settings, alias, search folders... everything is the same... so here is my feature request

Optionnaly, using the already existing ConfigDir.ini, add a dynamic PREFIX parameter (I use the computer name to distinguish my computers in my ahk scripts) to prefix every files that are different from one computer to another... :
FarrTroubleshooting.log
FindAndRunRobot.ini
FindAndRunRobot.ini.bak
FindAndRunRobot_launchhistory.ini
FindAndRunRobot_searchhistory.ini
FindAndRunUserToolbar.ini


We would have this simple ConfigDir.ini file:
CONFIGDIR = .
PORTABLE=TRUE
PREFIX=TRUE


That way the exact same portable FARR could be put in Dropbox and used on any computer

Hope this feature request can make it for the next FARR update  :-* :-*

Donation on its way to give you a little incentive

68
Find And Run Robot / Re: Alias question
« on: June 08, 2016, 08:36 AM »
you can use ;;; to execute multiple commands

for instance:
http://www.google.com;;;http://www.bing.com;;;copyclip some text
would open google, bing and copy some text to the clipboard

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Hi Nod5,

No I haven't tried.

I tried manually and it does not work, the FindAndRunRobot.ini isn't reloaded when changed (which makes sense  :))

Maybe there is a command for that i don't know ?

70
Yeah im afraid that might be a commandline limit.. ill check.

i thought commandline limit was around 8000 characters :-\
(when i pass the parameter to a simple autohotkey script, it works)

Maybe FARR is stripping the parameter string ?

Hope you can make it work, I would really like to get the speed boost !!

those are definitely some serious farr aliases and configurations
i will send you some more when i have some time

71
Find And Run Robot / Re: New internal browser engine ?
« on: June 03, 2016, 04:10 PM »
 :D

Ok, then put it on your todo list for FARR 3 version :Thmbsup:

72
Find And Run Robot / New internal browser engine ?
« on: June 03, 2016, 07:09 AM »
Hi Mouser,

Is is possible for you without going into too much trouble to upgrade the internal web browser ??

The ie engine used is getting ultra old and cannot really be used anymore...

Any possibility to switch to a webkit rendering engine or blink ?

Thanks

73
Correction :

for #1, that's great mouser, your suggestion works !!!

It works but above a certain size (300 characters) the command line parameter is stripped, so it does not really work....

 :(

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fuck yeah i'm doing advanced stuff  8)

for #1, that's great mouser, your suggestion works !!!

for #2, that would be great...

i have a #3, it seems that a user variable cannot be bigger than 272 characters ? does that make sense to you ?


PS: I'm sending a quick video on your email (for your eye's only, there are some personal stuff)

75
Hi Mouser  :D

I have some questions regarding setuservar...

1) Is it possible to set multiple values in one go using the command-line ?

this does not work
C:\Program Files\FindAndRunRobot\FindAndRunRobot.exe -launch "setuservar MyVars.var1=value1,MyVars.var2=value2"

I have a autohotkey script that sets about 10 values (folder paths used in search folders options) in FARR and I have to say it takes some times to complete since it seems I MUST use RunWait autohotkey command when setting the values to get the recachedirpaths command (that I run at the end) to work well... (otherwise it recaches a mix of good and wrong directories...)


2) Is it possible to remove a value ?? using command-line or using an other way

Thanks for your answer

I hope FARR is very much alive, since I believe it's one of the most useful piece of software in the universe  :-*


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