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2626  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What are your favourite Outlook plugins? on: March 25, 2007, 04:35:57 AM
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2627  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Blue Screens : FARR? just wondering... on: March 24, 2007, 10:37:08 PM
On the contrary... I've become  so dependent on FARR.  smiley
I never had any problems with my previous laptop.
I was thinking that *maybe* my problem is hard Drive related and that FARR (maybe -- only mouser knows...) has a special way to search the file system and, in some ways, exposes that problem. Just speculating.

A.
2628  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Blue Screens : FARR? just wondering... on: March 24, 2007, 08:33:14 PM
Hi people.

I've been experiencing Blue Screens since I got my new computer (Dell inspiron 6400, 9 months ago). "Memory Parity" errors, to be more specific. Now, I've tried pretty much everything I know to resolve my problem (changing RAM modules, removing drivers, changing the page file size, reinstalling windows...). But these damn Blue screens still appear once in a while. Recently, I noticed they always seemed to appear while using FARR. It could really well be mere coincidence. But, in my exasperation, I'm wondering if any of you experienced freezes or similar Blue Screens which could be related to... FARR. I'm hoping not, but at the same time, I so much to resolve that problem -- I've waisted so much time and lost data. i'm fed up.

many many thanks for any advice.

A.
2629  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR v2.00.39 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - January 29, 2007 on: February 04, 2007, 05:06:07 PM
I just think it's convenient. I have an explorer address bar on my taskbar, and even though I always have FARR running, I find myself going to the address bar a lot to quickly open directories. Maybe it just seems more readily available to me because it's always visible.

I just never use the address bar anymore. But I can understand that you like having everything in one place. It would be a bit like the Copernic bar, or the gnome deskbar (in Linux).

speaking of Linux... Mouser, have you ever thought of porting FARR to Linux? would that be hard? I tried it with Wine at some point and it kinda worked -- but I didn't try it that much since my main working platform is Windows (until I can find a replacement for every single app). (Anybody using Linux around here?  smiley )

Farr would also be quicker because you wouldnt have to bring up the main interface, as its always visible in the taskbar.

Probably, yes. If it adds some speed, I'm all for it!
2630  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR v2.00.39 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - January 29, 2007 on: February 03, 2007, 01:18:02 PM
Btw, it would be awesome if you could integrate this into a taskbar toolbar somehow.

May this belongs to another thread, but I wonder what extra functionnality would that add?
2631  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR v2.00.39 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - January 29, 2007 on: January 30, 2007, 07:22:13 PM
Hi Mouser,

I just noticed that the window transparency setting doesn't work anymore. It actually works only when I move the slide, but once it's set and I close the Option window, the FARR main window goes back to its normal opacity.

Screenshots :
- on the first screenshot you can see that the "window transparency" setting is set to about medium transparency, but FARR is completely "opaque" (not transparent).
- On the second screen shot, FARR becomes transparent when I move the cursor with my mouse... but it will go back to its opacity as soon as I'll close the Option window.

A.
2632  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR v2.00.39 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - January 29, 2007 on: January 30, 2007, 01:17:10 PM
hmm.. what on earth have i done.. and why aren't these things happening for me..
sounds like an issue with my autoshrink timer - ill have another look.
now we know why these are still alphas  undecided

Don't worry, in taht case, even Win Xp service-pack 2 is alpha...  smiley after billions of $ and many years of work.
FARR is perfectly useable as it is since I use it once every 5min!!!  Thmbsup

2633  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR v2.00.39 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - January 29, 2007 on: January 29, 2007, 04:10:15 PM
Another thing I noticed :

Sometimes, FARR will have to be "closed" and "relaunched" with the hotkey to have it start searching normally again or to  show the history list (blanking the search field) -- otherwise it just doesn't search or show history when blanking the search field.

This happens when I double click on a result to open it (I know... I'm note supposed to use the mouse! But I’m testing!). After the file is opened, if I then blank the field or change the characters in the search filed it will not do anything.

I don't know if it will happen in other circumstances.

Hope that my clumsy English is understandable…

A.
2634  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR v2.00.39 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - January 29, 2007 on: January 29, 2007, 03:49:52 PM
Thanks Mouser.

quickly, 2 things :

- If I set FARR to display extra columns (type, score, ....) and when set to "auto-shrink", the result field is jumpy when it reaches bottom of the screen (comlumns "jump" horizontaly). (jumpy BEahavior will be a bit less distracting if I set a fixed size for the window -- but it seems that I sometime ran in the issue of FARR changing my set size for the window... Have do double check that assertion thouhg)
- If I set the "inactive memory use" to "Stay in memory longer", FARR sometimes stalls (it won't appear when I press the hotkey and the taskmanger will show relatively high CPU activity -- more than 30% -- for the process. So, for now, I keep the "average" setting -- noproblem with this one.

That's it for now...

A.
2635  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Searching Outlook items, etc. : contacts, calendar events, todos... on: January 27, 2007, 01:57:20 PM
Yes, of course Mouser : after v2. FARR is already amazing.
A.
2636  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Searching Outlook items, etc. : contacts, calendar events, todos... on: January 27, 2007, 12:02:09 PM
Is there a way to do that with FARR?
Right now, each time I want to see a contact (for a phone # or whatever), a "Todo", calendar entry, I need to open Outlook or use x1.
It would be nice if FARR could do something like that (I believe QuickSilver can do that type of stuff) ... Maybe a plugin?
Cheers
A.
2637  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR v2.00.37 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - January 21, 2007 on: January 24, 2007, 02:43:53 PM
Gee. I was using X1 and Copernic today and, although I'm using them for a different purpose than FARR, I must say that I find FARR much more reliable and predictable. X1 is sluggish and doesn't index my biggest documents completely, copernic refuses to show (in preview window) big documents completely, etc. And both crash from time to time. FARR has not even crashed once in a year and WORKS REALLY WELL for what it's meant to do.
I have to congratulate you again Mouser! I know that words of thanks are not money  smiley, but... in the mean time.
Armando.
2638  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR v2.00.25 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - January 13, 2007 on: January 14, 2007, 12:00:40 AM
> Size, Delete

Both of these questions, as well as some earlier ones, are basically asking for FARR to incrementally take on more and more of the role of a file explorer/browser. While this is a very tempting idea, I don't think that such features should be added on piecemeal. What about showing/changing the file timestamp? Showing/changing attributes? What about rename? Bulk rename? What about copy/move? Hmm, so what about showing both source & target panes? What about drilling down into zip/archive files?

BUT... there already are some superb 3rd party file explorers (Total Comander for me), and mouser still has on his plate, almost untouched, a whole pile of strategic questions to address for FARR 3 that directly relate to FARR's central job of being a launcher on steroids.
In some ways, I agree.
But... is X1 -- which has all these very very handy sorting options -- another "explorer"? Would you use X1 instead of "explorer" or "total commander"?
To me FARR is a launcher, yes. But it's efficiency and power partly comes from the fact that it's a great file browser and "sorter". I don't think that adding more ways to browse folders and files (without slowing it down too much) and classify them will hamper its main function : lunch files -- especially if the user is able toggle these options on or off, depending on her need (FARR already does it, it allows tweaking). On the contrary : everybody has slightly different needs when it comes to file launching, file sorting, file exploring, file managing....etc. (And that's probably why you like Total Commander... personnally, I'm satisfied with explorer... Strange, I know  cheesy)
2639  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR v2.00.25 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - January 13, 2007 on: January 13, 2007, 11:41:24 PM
Seems to be working really really well. Bravo.  thumbs up


I like Babis' suggestion of having a "size" column...

And why not adding the ability to “click” on a column header (name, size, type, or score) to sort files accordingly (explorer like behavior)? This could be very very useful in cases where you want to see many files belonging to a common  “project” (with very similar names) sorted in a way that can be easier to read (depending on one's need).

And, even better, there could be an option to set the default action.

And… of course, aliases could be assigned to different searches, all with different “sorting options”…

Of course, that might be too complicated to add in v.2…

Good luck with v.2’s finishing touch!

Armando
2640  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR and X1 (or other desk. Search tools) on: January 04, 2007, 05:55:30 PM
Interesting...
2641  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR and X1 (or other desk. Search tools) on: January 04, 2007, 01:40:28 PM
Excellent! and of course, it works...

Thank you very much Mouser. And good luck with the last miles towards the final release of FARR 2.0 !
2642  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR and X1 (or other desk. Search tools) on: January 04, 2007, 01:30:52 PM
 Grin
I agree. It seems to be a neologism, a noun meaning "protester" -- it's based on the verb "Moufeter" which means to protest or to object... Kinda slangish french...
2643  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR and X1 (or other desk. Search tools) on: January 04, 2007, 12:50:27 PM
Mouser = efficiency !
2644  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR and X1 (or other desk. Search tools) on: January 04, 2007, 12:42:59 PM
I use X1, but Copernic is great : very fast and small memory usage (I find X1 to be a bit "ressource hungry"). Copernic lacks some of X1 functionalities though and doesn't search as deep (won't search in MS word "comments", for example).
If copernic makes its search engine more powerful, I'll probably switch.
2645  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR and X1 (or other desk. Search tools) on: January 04, 2007, 12:20:32 PM
Oups... here are the screenshots!
2646  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR and X1 (or other desk. Search tools) on: January 04, 2007, 12:14:27 PM
Thanks Mouser.

About X1 : I found a link to potential commands, but I don't  think they are usable as commands from the FARR group-alias. http://forums.x1.com/view...4a0045b40473c4084978d982c

Concerning non-standard characters : see the screenshots.

Thanks,
armando
2647  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / FARR and X1 (or other desk. Search tools) on: January 04, 2007, 11:27:08 AM
Hello,

I was wondering if it's possible to add a group alias to search in X1  -- the same way we use the "search" command  to activate google, amazon, etc. ?

Also... Non-standard caracters, like é, ê, ë etc., don't seem to work with the "Search" alias. Does someone know how to fix that ?

Many thanks!  smiley
2648  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR v2.00.07 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - December 23, 2006 on: January 01, 2007, 06:12:41 PM
Thanks Mouser. I actually carefully read the help file before asking my question...
I do understand the folder thing.

But there are still cases where folders don’t appear the way I expect, and I don’t understand why... I'll try my best to explain.

1- If I write “\dow\dow\”  I don't get anything ; even though there are some folders there. FARR should at least give me “E:\Downloads\Downloads complets\” or “E:\downloads\downloads complets\-PROGRAMMES INSTALLÉS-\”. No? (Unless it’s looking only in C:  which would be surprising since, even with the \ at the beginning, FARR also looks in E: : see next point)

3- If I write \do\d\ it’s a different story. I do get a little something ( in E: and C: )… and not only am I getting something, but I’m getting directories that go deeper than expected if I follow what happens in point 1 (C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\My AutoMate Tasks\). And you say it should be the same than "c:\*do*\*d*\". But FARR shows nothing.

Let's take another similar case to verify that “when you do \dow\dow\ it is looking for only folders matching c:\*dow*\*dow*\”. Since neither gives any results, let’s pick an expression that should work : \doc\e\ and c:\*doc*\*e*\
c:\*doc*\*e*\  doesn’t give me one result, and \doc\e\ does give me few results. Why?

4- Finally, You say dow\dow is like *\*dow*\*dow* but it doesn’t give the same results. (see Screenshots)


So… I still don’t understand exactly what’s happening.

Thanks.

P.S. : sorry for my english. It’s not my first language.
2649  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR v2.00.07 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - December 23, 2006 on: January 01, 2007, 03:53:13 PM
Hi mouser!

Yes... thank you for the preview and the work on FARR!!!

i wonder if you could explain in more details what's the function of the " \ " caracter... Of course, I understand that it's to specify the search type. But, I don't always get the results I'm expecting depending on where I put the " \".

But ... Example :

1- If I put it at the begining of the expression " dow\dow " and NOT at the end (" \dow\dow "), I get the same thing than
2- If I don't put it at the begining or at the end ( " dow\dow " ). But,
3- If I put it at the begining and at the end of the "expression" ( "\dow\dow\" ), I don't get anything. why?

Many many thanks.

Armando.
2650  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: "Shorter" command description on: December 30, 2006, 01:50:00 PM
Agree with that suggestion.
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