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1  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Using alias action keywords on: August 25, 2015, 04:18:49 PM
I am wondering is it possible to use alias action modifier keywords but to use the selected file's directory as an argument for the action, istead of the full filename?
Not sure, maybe there's no built in way to do that. How about this autohotkey workaround? Save as test.ahk and compile:
[copy or print]
file = %1%
ifnotexist, %file%
 exitapp
SplitPath, file,, dir
if GetKeyState("Shift")
 Run, cmd.exe , %dir%
else
 Run, %1%

Then change the alias to run test.exe with the whole filepath as alias. If you hold down shift while pressing enter on a result for that alias in FARR the script should open a command window in the files folder, if not then it will execute the file. Note: I haven't tested it, but I think it'll work.
2  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: create shortlinks to urls in a folder from a txt file with the url list on: August 25, 2015, 03:56:00 PM
Given that you have a textfile with one URL per line then this autohotkey script should do the trick. Adjust the paths to what folders you'll use.
[copy or print]
Loop, Read, C:\folder\textfilewithoneURLperline.txt
{
name := StrReplace(A_LoopReadLine,"http://","")
name := StrReplace(name,"https://","")
name := SubStr( RegExReplace(name, "[/<>\?\\:*\|]"," ") , 1, 70)
IniWrite, A_LoopReadLine, C:\urlfolder\%name%.url, InternetShortcut, URL
}

If you use Firefox then maybe FFBookmarkUnpack may be of use to do a one time unpack of all your firefox bookmarks into subfolders with .url files, http://nod5.dcmembers.com/ffbookmarkunpacker.html
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox users, here's a security flaw you'll need to fix on: August 08, 2015, 12:52:09 AM
The targetting of developers is scary. I can imagine some attackers being able to do a worm-like cascade of attacks by stealing and then exploiting developer logins and get the malware on more sites. If a developers computer gets infected that means that any code on their computer could also be infected.

I had Firefox set to notify on updates (not autoinstall) on one computer and the update notification popup is really a bit too low key for serious cases like this. Maybe shift to big red flashing letters? cheesy
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Whole Room Watercooling on: July 31, 2015, 05:31:53 PM
Yeah. That or buy an air conditioner. tongue
Heh yeah. Though to be fair a 7 part video project series named "Just get an AC and some extension cables and be done with it" might be less fun to watch on Youtube.  cheesy
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 31, 2015, 05:26:16 PM
Curt, hang in there man! smiley OS upgrades are always extra tough when the user has a lot of customizations and extra apps installed.

Two useful articles on privacy settings for those about to take the jump to 10.
http://www.ghacks.net/201...0/windows-10-and-privacy/
http://www.howtogeek.com/...ows-10s-privacy-settings/

I think I'll wait a bit myself and read what issues people run into and work around.

Can anyone who has upgraded tell if these applications work well in 10: FARR, Everything and Autohotkey scripts (e.g. any issues with UAC or anything like that?).
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Whole Room Watercooling on: July 30, 2015, 05:37:19 AM
Well I hope they had a lot of fun with that project!  smiley Fun aside, It would probably be more easier and less costly to move the computers to another room/basement that can be better ventilated and then connect extension cables (or wireless adapters) to monitors/mice/keyboards in the original room.
7  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: help searching word.rtf from farr? on: July 29, 2015, 05:37:52 PM
icemanmelb, the command line tool Silver Searcher (windows port of Ag) can search for strings inside a lot of files quickly.

You can make a FARR alias that searches with Silver Searcher and displays the result in FARR.
Make a new alias. Put this in the regex box
[copy or print]
ag (.*)
and put this in the results box (edit the paths to match the folders on your computer)
[copy or print]
ag.exe $$1 | showmemo . ;;; appcapappendmemo "C:\path\to\ag.exe" $$1 C:\path\to\dropboxfolder

This uses the memo view and clears the view for each new search.
8  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: some aliases I like to share on: July 06, 2015, 05:40:40 AM
for hibernation
zzzz  (anywhere in the farr searchfield)
Grin Like it!
9  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: INDEX/CACHE vs REALTIME on: June 23, 2015, 12:31:58 PM
I type "ev" then a phrase; I see the first few results from Everything, embedded in FARR. I then type space space and the phrase (but not "ev") is opened in the main Everything window.
Hi ayryq, I think the Everything plugin would need to be modified to handle that. Once the "ev" has triggered the plugin an alias cannot jump in and override that AFAIK. It looks like the coders of those plugins hasn't posted here since 2010/2009 so they may be abandoned but you can make a post in either of those threads or try to PM them, maybe they have email alert for new posts there activated.

Mouser: this question gave me an idea though: imagine there was a command similar to "dolaunch showfilehtml" but which instead parsed an input textfile file and made one FARR result list item for each line in the file. Then it might be possible to make an alias that first runs the Everything ev.exe command line tool with a search phrase from FARR, outputs the result to a list.txt file, and then finally does (the not yet existing command) "dolaunch showfilelist list.txt". But maybe the detour with a .txt file would make that too slow to be useful? Anyway, such a "showfilelist" command would make it easy to display custom lists of launchable paths from other tools in FARR.
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: May 31, 2015, 03:19:53 PM
Thanks. Boo for Ctrl+A not working in the rename box! When I get around to registrating the Win10 test build I'll try to submit an issue/request about renaming and include that too.
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: OCR - comparisons of different software/capability on: May 31, 2015, 06:34:33 AM
IanB: I put the newer version of ScanTailor_multi_core (with one more bug fixed) on the official page.

wraith808: I'm not surprised! It feels like Acrobat Adobe have a similar approach. I think they've intentionally made Acrobat hard to automate in order to sell their various more expensive corporate solutions.
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: OCR - comparisons of different software/capability on: May 30, 2015, 04:38:58 PM
IainB: ScanTailor and ScanTailor Enhanced produce the same output in many cases, Enhanced has some extra settings and a few tweaks useful for command line processing. ScanTailor is great and preprocessing with it helps a lot for OCR. Though development has been on halt for quite some time now. There is a new maintainer but no feature updates yet. The small helper tools I've made aim to automate or speed up some steps. If you only want black and white text output and already have well cropped inputs (or precrop them with BookCrop or SoloCrop ) then you don't need to open the ScanTailor GUI.

Edit: for ScanTailor_multi_core , see this later version which support more cores.
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: May 30, 2015, 04:08:03 PM
Can anyone who has installed the latest built (or any build after beginning of May really) say if this issue is still there: begin to rename a file (F2 in Explorer) and try to paste some text with a linebreak in the rename inputbox
[copy or print]
test
test
In the last build I tried Win10 accepted the input, but then on enter press displayed an error popup and reset the rename inputbox to the old name. (A better error handling would be to autoremove the linebreak or inform about it and leave the attempted string and let the user remove it and retry the rename without retyping the whole string.)
14  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: request: Toggle FARR with the last search on: May 01, 2015, 05:51:24 AM
With autohotkey and control+pause as the custom hotkey
[copy or print]
^Pause::
send {Pause}
WinWaitActive, ahk_class TMainForm,,1
IfWinActive, ahk_class TMainForm
 send ^{up}
return
15  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release 2.223.01 - April 28, 2015 on: April 29, 2015, 10:58:22 AM
is it all apps or just web browser apps?
All I think. Have tested Chrome, Firefox, Notepad and VLC.

update: using quote marks on the application path is the cause:

[copy or print]
1 works in win8 | C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe https://google.com
2 works in win8 | C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe "https://google.com"
3 fails in win8 | "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" https://google.com
4 fails in win8 | "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" "https://google.com"

Note: 3 worked in Win 7, so the behaviour is different in Win 7/8.

(Sidenote: while testing this I see that if an alias has multiple commands and the first is phrased in ways that will work (like 1 and 2 in win8) then all subsequent commands in the list for the same alias that are *not* correctly phrased will reuse the icon from the last correct command.)
16  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release 2.223.01 - April 28, 2015 on: April 29, 2015, 06:05:59 AM
Also confirming that large icons now work in Win 8.1 with v 223.01 with and without font overrides.  Thmbsup
 
I still have the issue where aliases that run things with parameters doesn't work in Win8.1 (works in Win 7). Example:
[copy or print]
test | "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" https://google.com/
I've tried it with different applications. If I plug the same application path and parameter into the win+R run box it works.
phitsc, IanB could you check if you also have that issue with aliases in Win 8?
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Multiple copies of the same file renamed on: April 28, 2015, 02:51:13 PM
In XYplorer you select the file(s) you want to Duplicate and press Ctrl+D. Key repetition works: keep the buttons down and copies are churned out like machine gun fire.
Nice, better than Explorer!
With machine gun sound effects? if not then why the heck not?! cheesy
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Multiple copies of the same file renamed on: April 26, 2015, 10:09:10 AM
ctrl+C and then ctrl+V n number of times?

In Windows 8:
test.pdf
test Copy.pdf
test Copy (2).pdf
test Copy (3).pdf
...
19  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release 2.221.01 BETA - April 22, 2015 on: April 26, 2015, 09:26:37 AM
yes, all icons display correctly in small icon mode I think.
20  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release 2.221.01 BETA - April 22, 2015 on: April 25, 2015, 05:09:52 PM
Sorry for late reply mouser, very short on time. Updated feedback on v2.221.01 (win8.1 pro device with high dpi screen): in large icon mode, no icons whatsoever are shown in the result list. In small icon mode icons are shown correctly.

[attachimg=2]


[attachimg=1]

I use font overrides: editbox height 30, result height 20, sideline height 11. But disabling font override doesn't solve the problem with missing icons in large icon view.

How can I force small icon view?
program options > settings > display options > lower right corner: results display style

IanB/phitsc: have you tried fiddling with the font (size) override settings as a way to make text less tiny when using a high dpi screen?
21  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release 2.221.01 BETA - April 22, 2015 on: April 22, 2015, 01:25:52 AM
2.221.01 beta feedback:
Win 7 and Win 8.1: the issue with folders opening with navigation pane in Explorer is now gone  Thmbsup

Win 8.1 pro on laptop with high dpi screen:
- no icons
- aliases with browsers plus url parameter do not launch:
test | "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" https://google.com/
test | "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" https://google.com/
22  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Submission: SoloCrop on: April 21, 2015, 01:29:35 PM
Updated to v150421
now only operates on images dropped on the GUI (not all in folder)
now uses prefix "crop_" (not "solocrop_")
shows previous crop rectangle in blue
hotkeys to move previous rectangle and go to next/prev file
23  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release 2.220.01 BETA - April 12, 2015 on: April 19, 2015, 12:56:07 PM
I've tried 2.220.01 beta. In Win 8.1 on a laptop with a high res screen no icons are shown in FARR. And the issue mentioned above persists: when FARR opens a folder (via alias or through regular search and match) in Explorer the left side tree view navigation pane is always shown, even if disabled and not visible when opening the same explorer folders from a link on the desktop. The navigation pane didn't show in FARR versions before the spring 2015 updates.
24  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR as bookmark manager? on: April 17, 2015, 06:43:27 AM
I like many of your ideas IanB. Let me just add that separate .url files can probably be used as building blocks. Because as long as the file starts with two lines like these
[copy or print]
[InternetShortcut]
URL=http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=40610.new#new
it seems possible to add whatever other lines we like below that, e.g.
[copy or print]
[InternetShortcut]
URL=http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=40610.new#new
Tag=brainstorming,DC,computers
Date=2015-04-17
Comment=IanB has good ideas on bookmarking
and the .url file can still be doubleclicked and the url opens in the default browser. The modified file can be dragged and dropped on a browser to open the url too (tried Firefox and Chrome).

There are no such extra fields added by Tourl but it would be simple for anyone to modify the Tourl code to do that. Some other indexing tool could then be made to regularly update a database by parsing such .url files.

One thing I find handy with separate .url files is that if you have a project folder on the harddrive with some files (txt, pdf, doc and so on) you can also put some important links as .url in the same folder and get a visible overview of all components as you browse the folder.
25  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR as bookmark manager? on: April 13, 2015, 01:56:40 PM
You could save bookmarks as .url files on your computer and put tags in the url file names.
FARR and FARR aliases can then be used to search among those bookmarks.
Long ago I made the tool Tourl to do just that.

Two caveats: 1. to be able to search not only the title of the bookmarked page but also its url you need to put (parts of) the url in the filename. Tourl has hotkeys for doing that. 2. Tourl is old, maybe some parts of the code need an update to run with the latest version of Autohotkey. But you can try it out and the source is included in the download.
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