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1526  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: reopen recently opened explorer windows, history, MRU on: May 05, 2010, 04:01:49 PM
Do you know if it works on 64 bit versions of Windows?  It doesn't mention 64 bit on the product page.
I didn't manage to determine this via some searching.

As far as making info available to FolderCache is concerned, some kind of merging is what I currently have in mind.  No point in duplicating paths.  Perhaps there is some date / time info (may be the last accessed or modification info for FolderCache.txt?) that can be leveraged for this purpose.

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Also you need to make sure FolderCache is not running while you do this since it rewrites the FolderCache.txt on closing.
The situations under which it occurred to me to use this is when FolderCache has not been running, so ordinarily it doesn't seem like it'd be a problem, but thanks for the warning.  It'd be good to check for a running FolderCache.  For reference, the cases I have considered so far are:

  • When you first install FolderCache
  • While performing maintenance / debugging of some sort, it's not unusual for me to shut down a lot of utilities -- sometimes I stop certain things and not others and don't always remember to restart everything (though I wrote a little utility that's been helping me to "fill in the missing processes").
  • Accidental process killing without noticing

I am happy to report that I have not yet witnessed FolderCache crashing on its own smiley

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A few lines of batch should do it depending on what you have to do to format the output of the ShellBagsView. 
He he.  I will probably avoid batch as I still find it hard to use -- though it's nice that I don't typically need to install anything extra.  (I find coming back to batch good from time to time -- it helps in my appreciation of other programming languages.)

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By having your lines first in the FolderCache.txt file they won't be discarded because the stack has reached its limit.  They will be the last entries pushed on.
Thanks for this explanation.

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edit: looking at the output I don't see what the information is.  It shows the root of the folder opened for all I can see.  A bunch of C:  X: F: with no particular folder info.. unless something escapes me.
Interesting -- I typically get full path info, though not always.  My current leaning is just to work with full path information, at least to start with.  Hmm, a random thought -- if FolderCache could be handed folder info from other programs (e.g. via command line invocation) whether it's running or not, may be that'd open up some interesting possibilities...

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edit2: Sifting through registry mish mash, esp. 32 vs 64 bit is not my thing.  That's why I do the active window in the first place.  If you can some up with something yourself I'd be curious to see it though. smiley
If ShellBagsView isn't managing to extract anything useful, my first inclination would be after doing some further testing and searching to see if others had similar experiences, to try to bug Nir Sofer about it -- I think sifting through registry stuff is one of his things smiley
1527  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: reopen recently opened explorer windows, history, MRU on: May 05, 2010, 08:27:31 AM
btw you may want to try ReOpen instead.  I find sometimes I type a substring in the input filter and I don't get a result in the folder list, but sometimes a recent program that lives in that folder is still in the program list.  Then I can highlight it, press Alt Left Click to paste it into the input line.  Once there I can backspace out the program part to get the folder.

Thanks for the suggestion.  For the particular case of folders that contain applications, I have an existing method of coping smiley

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I also cheat by using Everything Search.  If I type in a folder name and come up dry, then I hit ^c to kick off the hotkey search, which I have set to open Everything Search... then the contents of the input filter edit line are sent as a macro.

Interesting tip -- I have Everything Search installed but I haven't used it much outside of testing and troubleshooting for the FARR TinyEv plugin.  May be I should investigate it some more.

Returning for a moment to FolderCache I was looking at FolderCache.txt and thinking how similar it is to the output you can get from ShellBagsView from NirSoft.

After choosing to show only the Path and Last Modified Time columns in ShellBagsView (this is a one-time thing), using the following command line invocation, you can get a list of path-date pairs (separated by tabs) sorted with most recent first:

[copy or print]
shellbagsview.exe /sort "~Last Modified Time" /stab result.txt

By sending this through some appropriate light processing (drop the tab and the second column), perhaps one can end up with something that FolderCache can use. 

May be for the case where for whatever reason FolderCache doesn't happen to be running this could be useful.  One would feed FolderCache ShellBagsView-originating-but-appropriately-transformed-output (possibly doing some kind of analysis of / merging with FolderCache.txt) and then perhaps it'd be as if FolderCache had been running all along.

What do you think?
1528  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: How to use pskill with farr on: May 04, 2010, 07:45:55 PM
BTW, as soon as I type pskill, I see a value filled in for %cliptext%:

[attachthumb=1]

(I noticed that the value I saw in the results was not necessarily that which was in my clipboard -- perhaps there's some caching somewhere?.)
1529  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: reopen recently opened explorer windows, history, MRU on: May 04, 2010, 06:02:43 PM
He he, MilesAhead, I confess I have been a FolderCache user for a bit Thmbsup
1530  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: How to use pskill with farr on: May 04, 2010, 05:59:07 PM
putnum, after you made changes to your alias, did you close the options dialog and do "goareload"?  IIUC, this sort of thing will help to ensure the changes you made are understood by FARR (if I've got the specifics wrong, may be someone can point that out).

FWIW, below is roughly what my FARR main window looks like using the alias in question.

[attachthumb=1]
1531  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: How to use pskill with farr on: May 04, 2010, 05:22:22 PM
when i go and type the process name the search string goes away

I don't quite follow this.  Would you mind elaborating on this in more detail?  Perhaps some screenshots or video?

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cannot start pskill

I failed to mention in my post that I used the full path to pskill.exe in:

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Result(s): pskill \\%cliptext% $$1

Sorry about that.  Perhaps that has something to do with it?
1532  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: How to use pskill with farr on: May 04, 2010, 04:02:20 PM
Looking at a Windows Sysinternals PsKill page, I guess you want to end up with an alias that gets filled in to look like:

  pskill \\SomeComputer SomeProcess.exe

I had difficulty with this [1], but the following seems to work.

In the Edit Group Alias dialog box:

  Alias Trigger Text: pskill
  Regular Expression Pattern: ^pskill (.*)
  Result(s): pskill \\%cliptext% $$1

Does it work for you?

References


May be taichimaster's ProcessKill plugin works only for local processes?


[1] I didn't have success getting %clipboard% to work though %cliptext% seemed to.

Update: Added nitrix-ud's topic to list of references.
1533  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: XML editor on: May 04, 2010, 01:35:51 PM
If you are looking for a portable xml editor then have a look at Firstobject XML Editor
Thanks for this suggestion, PhilB66.

Some initial notes:

  • Universal Extractor seems to have worked on it [1].
  • Feels light and speedy.
  • Help seems unheavy -- though it took me a few moments to figure out how to close it.
  • Nice that there is (initially) an option in preferences to choose whether to store settings in the same folder as the exe or in some user-related folder -- a bit odd-feeling (though somewhat understandable) that I no longer seem to have access to this setting
  • Didn't notice any registry activity.
  • Seemed to work fine with FARR's .alias files


[1] Sorry, I failed to mention in my previous posts in this thread that I have updated the innoup.exe that comes with my Universal Extractor, so if you encounter any difficulties, please consider updating the exe via innounp.
1534  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Resources for learning git? on: May 04, 2010, 07:47:45 AM
Perhaps for bit-by-bit learning the following will come in handy:

  http://gitready.com/

Edit: Doh!  I had posted a link for a Mercurial resource -- amended...
1535  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Resources for learning Mercurial? on: May 04, 2010, 07:46:50 AM
Perhaps for bit-by-bit learning the following will come in handy:

  http://hgtip.com/
1536  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: FARR plugin: FARR Windows Search 0.1.0 on: May 04, 2010, 02:59:10 AM
I also get a propsys.dll error on Windows XP Pro SP3 -- I don't have Windows Search installed and had assumed that was a factor.  May be it's something different?
1537  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: XML editor on: May 04, 2010, 01:39:37 AM
Thanks for posting this, MilesAhead.

Some initial notes:

  • Source appears available.
  • A bit on the large side, but Universal Extractor seems to handle this one ok too.
  • Some registry-writing for this one, but that may be because it is using Qt.
  • Mmm, Python (console) and plugins smiley
  • Seems fairly speedy, though the help seems a bit heavy.

Seems like fun for hackers  Thmbsup

Edit: just minor formatting changes
1538  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: XML editor on: May 03, 2010, 10:56:55 PM
Thanks for mentioning XML Marker, sajman99.

Some notes on trying out XML Marker:

  • Appears to write to Registry
  • Universal Extractor seems to handle extraction of setup file ok
  • Seemed to work fine with FARR's .alias files
  • Help file seems pretty decent (even has minor helpful animations smiley )

I think this looks like a potentially worthwhile application.

Edit: just minor formatting changes
1539  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: KVM switch woes -- any recommendations? on: May 03, 2010, 10:43:15 PM
FWIW, what I'd been using looks like:

  http://www.misco.co.uk/ap...-details.asp?EdpNo=304101

There was one recurring annoyance which I don't recall very clearly, but it wasn't that frequent.  Currently using only one machine so the switch isn't in use.  Overall I did find it convenient to be able to use one set of peripherals to switch among various boxen.
1540  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: ALT key down visual indicator (for when alt key is stuck) on: May 02, 2010, 08:12:54 AM
I only have this working with my left alt key, but how about something like:

Formatted for AutoIt with the GeSHI Syntax Highlighter [copy or print]
  1. ; icons adapted from:
  2. ;   Mark James
  3. ;   http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/silk/
  4. FileInstall, Up.ico, Up.ico
  5. FileInstall, Down.ico, Down.ico
  6. UpIconFileName = Up.ico
  7. DownIconFileName = Down.ico
  8. If GetKeyState("Alt")
  9. {
  10.  Menu, Tray, Icon, % DownIconFileName
  11. }
  12. {
  13.  Menu, Tray, Icon, % UpIconFileName
  14. }
  15. Loop
  16. {
  17.  KeyWait, Alt, D
  18.  Menu, Tray, Icon, % DownIconFileName
  19.  KeyWait, Alt, U
  20.  Menu, Tray, Icon, % UpIconFileName
  21. }

Edit: Here is a compiled version with icons.
1541  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: reopen recently opened explorer windows, history, MRU on: May 02, 2010, 06:20:11 AM
Today I learned something related to this idea while trying out some NirSoft tools.

One of the tools is called "ShellBagsView" and within a corresponding .chm file there is this text:

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Each time that you open a folder in Explorer, Windows automatically save the settings of this folder into the Registry. This utility displays the list of all folder settings saved by Windows. For each folder, the following information is displayed: The date/time that you opened it, the entry number, display mode (Details, Icons, Tiles, and so on...), the last position of the window, and the last size of the window.

Perhaps leveraging this information would allow an approach that doesn't try to periodically monitor what Windows Explorer is doing.
1542  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: [Feature request] Context sensitivity and alias list on: May 02, 2010, 02:33:23 AM
as for the file explorer to farr, i recall that something like this may exist.. or maybe it's the reverse that exists, going from farr search into file explorer..
I don't know if it will help, but FWIW, I've been using:

http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=21223.0
1543  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Resources for learning git? on: May 01, 2010, 07:55:13 AM
Though it requires an installation of Git separately [1], I've been using SmartGit a bit.  My understanding is that there is a license which is free for non-commerical use:

  http://www.syntevo.com/smartgit/license-agreement.html

I got a portable version and have it set up with a portable Java installation.

It has been helping me develop my mental model of Git and thus I thought it might count as a resource for the learning of Git.

Now if there were something comparable for Mercurial smiley  SmartGit seems to support Mercurial now.


[1] I've tested with portable msys git and have been using it mostly to clone other things.  I didn't manage to figure out how to "git init" so that part I've done via the command line. Figured out how to "git init" with SmartGit.
1544  DonationCoder.com Software / Skrommel's Software / Re: all links for software are broken on: May 01, 2010, 05:32:59 AM
I confirmed resulting 404 pages for at least a few URLs.

A specific example URL is:

  http://www.donationcoder....RunAndHide/RunAndHide.exe
1545  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: FARR plugin: FARR Windows Search 0.1.0 on: April 30, 2010, 11:03:51 AM
Thanks for testing it out.

Hmm, too bad it doesn't seem to work out-of-the-box Sad

On a side-note, did you happen to come across either of the following?

  http://www.ifilter.org/
  https://secure.wikimedia....wikipedia/en/wiki/IFilter
1546  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: [IDEA] FARR Plugin: FARRDevelopersBible on: April 30, 2010, 11:00:23 AM
Thanks for the response phitsc smiley

I think FARR WMS with a local file in an appropriate format could well be up to the task intended by the original poster.

Sounds very nice!


P.S. Good luck in your company-transitioning.
1547  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: Problems with fscript 1.20 on: April 28, 2010, 04:48:47 PM
Nice!  Thanks for the tip smiley
1548  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: problems with the new beta and the windows search plugin on: April 28, 2010, 04:30:23 PM
I confess guilt regarding the suggestion smiley
1549  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: [IDEA] FARR Plugin: FARRDevelopersBible on: April 28, 2010, 09:09:24 AM
I like the general idea though am much in the dark about good specific approaches.

To share some possibly related thoughts:

I've been building up an alias for local documentation.  It doesn't do much that's fancy for things that haven't been processed by CHM2Alias, but at least I can type "docs <something>" to get uniform quick access to a fair bit of documentation.  If we're talking only CHM, there's this tool, KeyHH which lets one:

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Open an HTML Help window based on a keyword search

I was thinking of trying to hook this up to a plugin version of CHM2Alias.

Reasoning:
While FARRWebMetaSearch is a great idea, the purpose of this plugin is to use an offline version to eliminate the requirement of internet access.
Hmm...

http://www.donationcoder....21340.msg194731#msg194731

smiley

phitsc?

Also (as hinted at by mouser) I'm interested in seeing if anything useful can come about from:

http://www.donationcoder....18016.msg203103#msg203103

I don't have Windows Search, but if I get another PC at some point, it's likely to run Windows 7 (or something later), and IIUC, Windows Search would be on there by default...so this approach may turn out to be personally interesting once the local OS situations evolves a bit.
1550  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: Problems with fscript 1.20 on: April 27, 2010, 06:49:32 PM
BTW : how do you configure aliases (shortcut keys) for these fscript plugins ?
(Since you can't use the normal plugin interface.)
The short version: I don't and I don't know how in a convenient way.

The longer version: I think it may be technically possible for FScript plugins to provide the ability to configure aliases, but specific FScript plugins may not.  In fact, not many (if any) may currently be
written this way.

Do you have specific ones you'd like to configure?  Depending on the case, it may not be too hard to make a change (this would be via editing an appropriate fscript.js file -- in the case of an FSubscript plugin (e.g. any CZB pack one) the file name may be different and the types of modifications may also differ).  A downside of this approach include that after updates, editing would likely have to happen again.  If you have a specific one in mind, may be we could take a look to see what might be involved.
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