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« on: February 29, 2008, 03:10:06 AM »

Ok so far I tried Launchy which I liked but inexplicably stopped working.

Haven't had much luck getting FARR to run smoothly and want something simple I don't have to muck about with too much, can anyone recommend another launcher?
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« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2008, 04:12:30 AM »

have a look in the FARR help file under related programs
 I dont have any other recommendations myself, there was a review of FARR and other launchers somewhere lately - was it lifehacker
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http://lifehacker.com/351...lver+for+windows-showdown
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« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2008, 04:30:00 AM »

Thanks a lot for that, I'll check it out!
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« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2008, 06:20:02 AM »

launchy, www.launchy.net, simple and quick
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« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2008, 06:46:20 AM »

launchy, www.launchy.net, simple and quick

Yo yotta, what's not clear in jomtones' post?

Ok so far I tried Launchy which I liked but inexplicably stopped working.
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« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2008, 06:50:14 AM »

ach, it is friday...
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« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2008, 06:51:11 AM »

jomtones
if Launchy and FARR dont work maybe there's something you've got to sort out on your side undecided
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« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2008, 08:03:26 AM »

If for some inexplicable reason one decides to try other programs, the FARR help file has a huge list of similar programs at the end of it  cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2008, 08:16:12 AM »

If for some inexplicable reason one decides to try other programs, the FARR help file has a huge list of similar programs at the end of it  cheesy

U 2 mouser? I guess it is a Friday afterall...

have a look in the FARR help file under related programs
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« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2008, 10:31:27 AM »

Ok so far I tried Launchy which I liked but inexplicably stopped working.

Haven't had much luck getting FARR to run smoothly and want something simple I don't have to muck about with too much, can anyone recommend another launcher?

Try SlickRun, as far as simple launchers go, it is great. I introduce it to people as a gateway to FARR later on Wink
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« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2008, 11:50:00 AM »

Evaluating Keybreeze right now, which seems pretty quick so far, but I miss FARR's weighting options...
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« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2008, 12:25:50 PM »

figure out which shortcuts are causing farr to freeze and let me know so we can figure out what's going wrong.

to help you figure it out, check the option to show subdirs while searching:

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« Reply #12 on: February 29, 2008, 12:28:52 PM »

oops I've uninstalled FARR already whilst giving keybreeze a shot (nice so far but fugly)...

Pretty damn certain it was whilst searching my desktop which has links to various network folders and a network drive it was freezing (like I said, network is not online at the moment)
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« Reply #13 on: February 29, 2008, 12:34:35 PM »

you could have just told farr not to search your desktop.
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« Reply #14 on: February 29, 2008, 12:39:10 PM »

yeah.. was kinda inconvenient tho to be honest, lot of handy shortcuts on there...  seemed to be hanging on another folder full of links I made for 'Launchy' too, be nicer if it just learnt to avoid dead links or something?  Thanks Wink
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« Reply #15 on: February 29, 2008, 12:43:37 PM »

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be nicer if it just learnt to avoid dead links or something?
that's what's a little weird -- FARR has code to avoid network links so this doesn't happen, but maybe there is something different about one of your links that is fooling it -- that's kind of why i'd like to know which shortcut(s) are confusing it.
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« Reply #16 on: February 29, 2008, 12:46:26 PM »

ok i'll reinstall and check it out..
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« Reply #17 on: February 29, 2008, 01:03:00 PM »

Yeah that fixed it! .. I removed the folder with launchy shortcuts in it and the problem has gone.  Bit annoying cos they're useful links and Launchy didn't have a problem with them, but I'll soldier on with FARR for now anyway...

Oh incidently - just to be a keyboard bore, it would be well convenient if 'tab' took you straight to 'Post' on this quick-reply Wink

cheers!
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