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Author Topic: Very very simple suggestion  (Read 2689 times)

Armando

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Very very simple suggestion
« on: November 26, 2007, 12:44:30 PM »
Hi mouser, I was wondering if increasing the default value for the "max. files to keep in launch history" could be a good idea.

I don't remember the exact number of the default value, but I do remember it was quite low, and since stuff already in the history is found much much faster (especially if the system is low on ram), I believe it would do no harm and wouldn't slow down anything to increase it to 500 or something like that (mine is at 999 -- so it's almost like an index...). I'm not sure how much new users realize how much this speeds up the search.

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Re: Very very simple suggestion
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2007, 12:51:18 PM »
i think that's a good idea.

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Re: Very very simple suggestion
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2007, 12:55:40 PM »
you know you just gave me a really really good idea too.

i've been wanting to add a simple non-contiguous letter search mode, which would let you type something like:
mso
to find: "Microsoft Office"

right now, farr supports non-contiguous words, but because there are SOOOO many possible ways to match files after you type just 2 or 3 letters, i've avoided it.

BUT

what we could do is support such a search within the history without sacrificing any real speed.

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Re: Very very simple suggestion
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2007, 01:00:23 PM »
Cool! Yes, that would indeed be a good idea, especially since these kinds of abbreviations (mso --> Microsoft Office) are more likely to be used for frequently launched files/programs.

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Re: Very very simple suggestion
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2007, 01:14:34 PM »
please add this, it sounds too good to be true. :)