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Last post Author Topic: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab  (Read 50670 times)

Armando

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Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« Reply #50 on: February 09, 2008, 02:36:08 AM »
Hi vitalyb, I just want to say that I'm still experiencing problems with FARRAltTab. I get exactly the same errors noted there (FarrEnvironmentVariables thread):
http://www.donationc...51.msg93515#msg93515.

This is what I  periodically get :

Screenshot - 2008-02-09 , 03_28_15.jpg

Screenshot - 2008-02-09 , 03_28_36.jpg

Screenshot - 2008-02-09 , 03_29_12.jpg

So I've disabled FARRAltTab completely now, but am hoping to be able to use it again...

Is the last version 1.15 (from Nov 23rd, 2007) ?

vitalyb

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Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« Reply #51 on: February 09, 2008, 07:49:03 AM »
Yeah  :( I am afraid I still didn't find time to fix it. I'll try to get on to it sometime this week.

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Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« Reply #52 on: February 09, 2008, 11:06:42 AM »
No worries vitalyb.  :) I just wanted to mention my little bug, and... how useful I think this plugin is!

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Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« Reply #53 on: February 12, 2008, 01:29:19 PM »
It should be fixed now! :)
If anything still doesn't work, let me know

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Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« Reply #54 on: February 12, 2008, 03:19:16 PM »
Yes! everything seems to be working properly! MANY MANY thanks!!!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« Reply #55 on: February 12, 2008, 03:38:36 PM »
Yes! everything seems to be working properly! MANY MANY thanks!!!  :Thmbsup:

same here - thanks too :D
Tom

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Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« Reply #56 on: February 18, 2008, 02:53:31 AM »
Finally I have figured out why I can't install FarrAltTab plugin or make it work.
After I had accidentally installed  :-[ Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable it started to work.

I was searching further and have found out I didn't have mfc80.dll file.

Maybe this will help someone who would like to install this plugin and make it work.


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Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« Reply #57 on: February 20, 2008, 04:29:50 PM »
Since I'm having troubles with two other plugins (Google Dictionary and Google Translate), I wonder if something similar could be the problem.

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Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« Reply #58 on: February 20, 2008, 04:50:07 PM »
Since I'm having troubles with two other plugins (Google Dictionary and Google Translate), I wonder if something similar could be the problem.


Armando,
they worked for me after installing (+ after the most recent updates)
wierd, cant get out of this quote box  ;D


edit by jgpaiva: fixed quote tag
Tom
« Last Edit: February 20, 2008, 07:02:09 PM by jgpaiva »

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Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« Reply #59 on: February 21, 2008, 02:39:42 AM »
Since I'm having troubles with two other plugins (Google Dictionary and Google Translate), I wonder if something similar could be the problem.

I doubt it... Google Dictionary and Google Translate don't use the C# sdk.

Armando

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Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« Reply #60 on: February 23, 2008, 02:53:39 AM »
As you guys probably already know : problems soved by czechboy!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« Reply #61 on: March 25, 2008, 04:34:06 PM »
I'd like to make a feature suggestion:
when using tab and the query that is put-in gives no results (i.e. no open window called 'notepad' to switch to) it would be great if FARRAltTab would then do a "I'm feeling lucky" and run the query back to farr to launch. (hopefully open notepad)

The reasoning behind this is i tend to use FARRAltTab when many windows are open, so i'm looking for my programming editor for example in a stack of 20 windows as I don't want to open multiple instances. However if the editor is not running i'd like to start it (or i wouldn't be looking for the window). Currently I have to backspace (maybe ESC would work but i think that minmizes farr instead) and type a query again - not exactly ease of use. What do you think?

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Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« Reply #62 on: March 25, 2008, 05:17:37 PM »
Interesting. I think it's a good idea.  :up:

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Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« Reply #63 on: March 26, 2008, 11:24:54 AM »
It is a good idea indeed. Though it means that the "Title" of the application you "FARRTab" to would be the one that FARR would find.

Can't promise I'll do it anytime soon though, so anyone interested is welcome to download the C# SDK that contains the source and add it.

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Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« Reply #64 on: May 17, 2008, 05:15:01 PM »
This works great especially when you create seperate hotkey(alt+tab naturally) with tab enabled by default. Amazing better than sucky windows default

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Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« Reply #65 on: May 17, 2008, 05:22:47 PM »
Well windows alt-tab is good when you don't have many windows and have to switch back and forth between 2 windows -- it's probably the quickest way. However, when you have multiple windows of the same app (e.g. : text editor, word processor with multiple documents/scripts/code opened all at once) it's close to useless. Farr alt tab becomes handy there. Like you, I have created a separate hotkey (ctrl alt tab) for it (with "tab" enabled by default). I actually use 4 ways of switching between apps, depending on my needs : plain alt tab, TaskSwitcher, farr alt tab, and... the task bar (once in a while).

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Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« Reply #66 on: May 17, 2008, 06:08:10 PM »
I wished that this plugin could group and sort  :-\

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Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« Reply #67 on: May 17, 2008, 07:02:02 PM »
But isn't its main purpose to search as you type ? Grouping/sorting would be nice, maybe. But then, grouping/sorting would be nice for anything farr related IMO... (clicking on the headings to sort by date, name, etc.)

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Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« Reply #68 on: May 17, 2008, 07:15:48 PM »
I agree

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Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« Reply #69 on: May 18, 2008, 02:35:28 AM »
I am using winkey+tab. Problem is, FARR doesn't like this combination by default so I have to use some AutoHotKey magic to make it work:

#Tab::
Send, !#^{Tab}

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Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« Reply #70 on: October 15, 2008, 02:18:57 PM »
Hello,

I've downloaded your plugin (it was a logical next step, as I use FARR for so many purposes) and like it very much. I've even taken the plunge and bound it to standard Alt-Tab combination... Still taking some time to get used to, but I think it's worth it.

I have a small suggestion, though... Would it be possible to have the last active window (i.e. not the one that is seen now, but the previous one) to be the first on the list? Having the currently active window in the first place does not make much such sense, as you lose the Enter (i.e. select the first item) functionality... and in FARR Entering the best search becomes quite a habit.

This would make sense when you switch just between two applications - in that case typing in is slower than just alt-tabbing...

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Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« Reply #71 on: October 15, 2008, 02:49:06 PM »
One more feature request, in addtion to what I wrote above...

Would it be possible to add management of hidden/tray apps? I imagine it could work in two steps: when you first type „tab”, you see the taskbar window names, just as it is now. But when you start typing and any hidden/tray app contain the string, they show up as well...

As for tray applications, I suppose selecting them in FARR would work the same as double clicking (or clicking? oops, needs to be configured, I guess...) on their tray icon - I am not sure it is possible at all... But it would make FARR experience much more complete - truly mouseless experience!

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Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« Reply #72 on: October 16, 2008, 07:19:14 PM »
Hi Jabberwock,
They are great suggestions. However, I hardly have time lately to work on FARR :(.

If you're into programming feel free to download the source code of FARR Alt+Tab and tinker with it or create a new version.

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Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« Reply #73 on: October 17, 2008, 03:19:27 PM »
Unfortunately, my coding skills are very limited... And C# is definitely not my cup of tea...

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Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« Reply #74 on: September 30, 2010, 01:33:09 PM »
I just downloaded version 1.2 and I can't get the plugin to load properly.  :(
I run on Win 7 (64 bit), and whenever I start FARR with the plugin enabled, it crashes on startup.
I'd like to give more info, but I just get a stupid Win7 popup saying:

Find&Run Robot has stopped working
Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... 

:huh:

Anybody has an idea how to fix this?

thanks,

joce.