i was afraid you had me filtered out !
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nitrix your idea is not a bad one at all, especially in the case of using the dosearch command. in fact it would be pretty easy to add support for this with the dosearch command, which is a good idea and i should probably do anyway.
however it's not an ideal situation for when you want users to be able to manually specify modifiers, and some aliases may want to handle them differently than others.
it is true that when using dosearch, nobody will really care about the length of what you type... which is a different story when using the search box directly...
i suggested not so long ago a second box next to the search box which would be the parameters box
using "dosearch" FARR parameters (+action, \STAYOPEN, etc.) would be clearly identified
and when using FARR search box, you would just tab (if tab autocomplete is unchecked) to go to the FARR parameters box ... (or click into the box) no need for "+" or anything else
one could imagine that there would be some kind of autocompletion like gmail (no need to remember the name of the modifiers... and much faster)
one other suggestion i already did was to better identify "folder modifier" from "action modifier", this is because it's pretty easy to run into problems...
for example if you give the same name to an action and an alias
or if you give the same name to an action and to a folder modifier...
i know that "+" is short and nice (though i do not like it... it is not direct on a laptop), but there are maybe other alternatives...
Keep up the good work, i guess there are just too much those days
PS: oups, i forgot, it would be really really nice if one non-programmer like me could access as much information as possible to use it in a autohotkey script...
would it be hard to put informations into a standard window edit box, all those information presented one after another ??
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searchbox = my search
resultlist = result1,result2,result3
statusbox = statusbox text
lastactivewindow = ...
as an example, i would love to have those information to be able to build a preview window for many of my aliases and in particular for my code snippet alias
you search for code snippet, autohotkey is triggered by the search box content (in my example : s keyword)
you select a result, autohotkey loads the content of the file... into a nice semi-transparent window... awesome