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Author Topic: Latest FARR Release v2.213.01 - Nov 29, 2013  (Read 242545 times)
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« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2007, 05:45:56 AM »

A tree view configuration is probably a good idea.
Sounds like a good idea to me, too, although the current layout doesn't really bother me.

I suppose if you do change to a tree view config dialog you could implement this in your other apps too
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« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2007, 03:57:35 AM »

Hi mouser,

I've been using FARR for a long time, and I'm really happy with FARR v2.00.142.

When I decided to update my copy of FARR to the newest version, unfortunately something went wrong.

I can not launch any of my file, and I find that I can only do so if I type in the whole directory name, e.g C:\Program Files\ProgramName\program.exe. Typing only the shortcut name (program) didn't work, although FARR finds these shortcuts successfully.

For your information, in the About box it says that I'm using version 2.00.145.

I update FARR by simply install the new version over the old one.

Regards,

EDIT: I uninstalled FARR and reinstall it. Sometimes FARR can launch file, sometimes it can not.
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« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2007, 04:01:23 AM »

Can you try this:
Go to the "General" tab of options, and change the setting labeled:
"Always launch shortcuts directly instead of resolving links"

If it's checked, uncheck it.  If it's already unchecked, check it.

See if that helps.
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« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2007, 04:06:00 AM »

Leaving the settting uncheck solves this problem  Thmbsup

Thanks for your super fast reply Grin

p.s: i always wonder why these Lifehacker guys prefer Launchy to FARR while this little robot is by far greater thumb down
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« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2007, 04:25:10 AM »

Now i have to think if i should change the default value of this setting.. i'm trying to remember the reason i added it to begin with..

And thanks for the sweet words about FARR smiley
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« Reply #30 on: October 27, 2007, 01:07:50 AM »


p.s: i always wonder why these Lifehacker guys prefer Launchy to FARR while this little robot is by far greater thumb down

If you find an answer, tell me what you found!   Wink
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« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2007, 05:56:18 AM »

I experience the same problem today  Sad

FARR can not launch some of my programs, e.g MS Word 2007  tellme

I checked/unchecked the "Always launch shortcuts directly instead of resolving links" setting but it didn't help.

Any suggestions?
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« Reply #32 on: November 01, 2007, 01:02:11 PM »

I experience the same problem today  Sad

FARR can not launch some of my programs, e.g MS Word 2007  tellme

I checked/unchecked the "Always launch shortcuts directly instead of resolving links" setting but it didn't help.

Any suggestions?

Have you modified your shortcut names in any way? I know I've had problems with file names containing a space as the last caracter (before the file type extension e.g. : "hello .doc"). Farr would find them but not launch them.

Try to find out if there is a common denominator between all these file names/shortcut names farr won't launch.
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« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2007, 08:49:57 PM »

I'm a little lost on how to get 'noresults' alias working... and couldn't find a complete example of how to set it up - looked in forum and help and google.  Is it broken, or do I just not have it configured properly?

I've tried

group alias name:  noresults, regex pattern: noresults, result(s): run $$1 | $$1
group alias name:  noresults, regex pattern: noresults, result(s): $$1
group alias name:  noresults, regex pattern: <empty>, results(s): $$1

none of them work... the first two at least seem to trigger the 'noresults' behavior - farr goes away, but nothing executes.  the last one, when you hit enter, nothing happens, and the FARR window doesn't disappear.

I really hope it's just a matter of configuring properly... would love to have it work.

I'm running 2.00.145.
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« Reply #34 on: November 08, 2007, 09:21:01 PM »

i wonder if noresults alias trick broke in the latest release -- i can't get it to work myself.
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« Reply #35 on: November 09, 2007, 03:46:42 AM »

this works for me :

group alias name :
noresults

regex :
noresults (.*)

results :
restartsearch g $$1

g being an other alias of mine that i use to search the web...

PS: i'm using v2.00.145
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« Reply #36 on: November 09, 2007, 09:09:34 AM »

nitrix to the rescue.
ok so perlguy for what you want just put $$1 in results, and use what nitrix said for alias name and regex.

ps. i'm going to split off the noresults discussion into its own thread.

ps2. for those who don't know about the noresults thing, it's how you can tell farr what to do when you type something and there are no results and you hit enter.
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« Reply #37 on: November 09, 2007, 02:23:12 PM »

Ah.  "noresults (.*)" ... why didn't I think of that... thanks! works like a charm now... I may never need the "Run" box again.
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« Reply #38 on: November 09, 2007, 02:35:06 PM »

i still say thats a bug -- you shouldnt have to put any regular expression in there, it should work right away.
and i should make the noresults entry a default in the myaliases file so users can more easily configure it.

thanks for not giving up  thumbs up
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« Reply #39 on: November 13, 2007, 02:36:05 AM »

I'm using a Firefox plug-in. A lot  smiley

I have a problem with Central European characters which doesn't display correctly. I tried to change font-script to Central European but it doesn't improve the situation. Check the image I send.

I'm using 2.0.0.144.

Anyway, FARR  Kiss


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« Reply #40 on: November 13, 2007, 01:30:42 PM »

The same thing happens with other plug-ins, like the locate32 one.
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« Reply #41 on: November 18, 2007, 10:46:28 PM »

Thank you for having created a site that not only helps people like me who are learning the in's and out's of using a computer. I will try it for a while and should I be as impressed as I am at the moment I will make a donation towards your very well set up work. Once again Thank You.
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« Reply #42 on: December 02, 2007, 01:54:12 AM »

This is an excellent launcher. Thank you for creating this fine program.

Just a little doubt.

In the older version (1.13.01) I could see a lot of items. I'm used to seeing 27 items together as shown in the screenshot:



In the newer version I can see fewer items at a time. I prefer the list view instead of the detail view so that I could see lots of choices in a relatively small launch window.

I cannot find the list view in the newer version. Is it removed or is it just me?
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« Reply #43 on: December 16, 2007, 04:22:45 PM »

Just a quick comment.  I used Launchy for quite some time, without even knowing that FARR existed.  Having found it last week, it has instantly replaced Launchy.  It is so unbelievably superior that it's not even worth discussing.  At all.  Seriously.

Got a couple questions and comments.  First off, I haven't run into any problems since installing the latest beta.  I haven't exactly been stressing it to the breaking point, though.  I'll try harder.

Second - And I may have simply not noticed this feature, so pardon me if I'm just being dumb - But, is there a way to tell FARR to completely ignore a certain filetype extension?  I know you can lower a particular extension's weight, which more or less does the same thing if you make the negative value high enough, so maybe it's a waste of time to implement this suggestion.  But, if there was a right-click contextual menu entry that said "ignore this filetype extension" or something of that nature, it would be handy.

Third, and this is just a question on mechanics - Does FARR create an index like Launchy and Key Launch.  (Key Launch can be found here: http://www.konradp.com/pr.../?underline_app=keylaunch but it's definitely not as good as FARR)

And lastly, I agree with Arsan's above comment - Although I have never actually used anything other than the current beta of FARR, I do like the idea of being able to see multiple columns as his image depicts, because sometimes I'm looking for an app or document that has a very similar name to others.

Anyhow, great product, light years ahead of everything else in my opinion.
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« Reply #44 on: December 16, 2007, 04:37:36 PM »

Hey Kailef!
Thanks a lot for your post, i bet mouser will love to read it Wink

In the meantime, here are some of your answers:

RE ignore file extention:
You can right-click a file and set the pattern to *.FILEEXTENSION, and the score to -9999. That'll make it not come up anymore. It's true that it's not exactly a one-click-ignore-extension solution, but imagine if you had a right-click entry for "ignore pattern", "ignore this file", "ignore this extension", etc Wink

RE index:
No, currently farr doesn't support indexing, but Okke has made the terific locate plugin, which acomplishes something close to that Wink
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« Reply #45 on: December 16, 2007, 05:32:15 PM »

currently the only way to exclude extensions is to give them high negative scores as mentioned; i have been thinking though that in the search directory list it might be nice to be able to specify for each directory which file extensions to include or exclude.
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« Reply #46 on: December 17, 2007, 12:36:17 AM »

Kailef : welcome to the wonderful world of farr.  Thmbsup

Third, and this is just a question on mechanics - Does FARR create an index like Launchy and Key Launch.  (Key Launch can be found here: http://www.konradp.com/pr.../?underline_app=keylaunch but it's definitely not as good as FARR)

1) There's the locate plugin, as jgpaiva pointed out. (and to use the plugin efficiently, you could assign a special hotkey to the plugin.)

2) You could also almost "simulate" an index by making  the "max. files to keep in launch history" value pretty high (in the "Interface" section of the "options" window) -- mine is now set at 990. But it's an index that's being created as you use farr, so to speak... It will remember all the files you searched or the programs you launched.


If you want to use the locate32 plugin, read there for a short explanation/tutorial :
http://www.donationcoder....c=11374.msg91582#msg91582


Edit : created another thread and moved the "tutorial" there: farr: users' tips and tricks (fun aliases, plug-in configuration, general usage)
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« Reply #47 on: December 17, 2007, 02:12:20 AM »

Thanks for the tip.

I'm not as worried about having an index, mind you, as I was with just finding out of FARR used one or not.  I sort of like that it doesn't use one, because I know I'm always dealing with live data.  Don't need to worry about refreshing the index if I install a new program or whatnot.

Bottom line is: I don't really FARR to index, as I use it for, well, running stuff.  *chuckle*  I really only point it at my desktop, my start menu, and one other folder that I keep some odds and ends in.  I use Windows Desktop Search if I actually want to find a document of some sort, since it indexes and searches the contents of files.  In my book, they are two entirely different concepts.  One is an in depth search, and one is a "get my app started as fast as possible without any fuss" program.
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« Reply #48 on: December 17, 2007, 03:06:23 AM »

I too like the fact that farr doesn't rely on an index.

you might eventually find that farr can be pretty nice to quickly open documents, templates, url, browse directories, copy paths, send emails, paste clips, create new tasks or calendar events, search the web, uninstall programs, etc.

My use of Desktop search programs is mostly for content... Or "serious research". I use Archivarius and X1.
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« Reply #49 on: December 17, 2007, 04:33:57 AM »

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currently the only way to exclude extensions is to give them high negative scores as mentioned; i have been thinking though that in the search directory list it might be nice to be able to specify for each directory which file extensions to include or exclude.

that would be great...
it is one of the very few things i prefer in launchy over FARR

since it helps reducing the number of wrongly searched items

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