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Last post Author Topic: Open Containing Folder  (Read 19824 times)

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Re: Open Containing Folder
« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2008, 12:49:34 PM »
killing the ipoint process lets CopyCap and Captain work
then just run ipoint.exe in the run box to have ipoint if you want it

or change ipoint's configuration

thanks for the modified script for getting the directory lanux

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Re: Open Containing Folder
« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2008, 12:54:53 PM »
here's the smallest run box i know of
stays on top of everything
so easy access

http://bayden.com/SlickRun/


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Re: Open Containing Folder
« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2008, 01:18:50 PM »
It's much less cool than FARR though :)
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Re: Open Containing Folder
« Reply #28 on: November 01, 2008, 09:26:15 PM »
Slickrun was one of many launchers that i tried out before discovering Farr. :)

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Re: Open Containing Folder
« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2008, 04:33:07 AM »
hotkey detection is a bit tricky with AHK but it could made configurable instead.

Understood.  Thanks for the consideration.

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Re: Open Containing Folder
« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2008, 05:01:10 AM »
Thanks guys: I haven't tried the scripts and downloads yet, but I'm going to try adjusting the scripts so that pressing CNTL and C -or double tapping C maybe -when the pointer is on the title-bar will copy the path of the app and pressing HOME will run the file-manager associated with folders.

The issue of middle-clicking and Ipoint can probably be solved by appending within  the MButton::{    } hotkey code block the command send {MButton} or words to that effect. This is working off the back of my head and I haven't read the code yet so it may need adjusting...

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Having now tried the script I am pleased how well it works and will post my customized version when it is ready. Thanks all concerned especially of course lanux128 and the original authors of copycap. I should add though that lanux128 has provided an excellent script that does not really need too  much customizing, it's just that a) I'm sharpening my coding fangs and b) I prefer to use keyboard hotkeys.
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Re: Open Containing Folder
« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2008, 07:35:43 PM »
@SleepingWolf: i'm glad that you find the script useful. CopyCap is something that i use almost daily therefore much work & thought had been put into it as not to interrupt my work-flow. in fact, i'm constantly adding other windows management features to it so feel free to customise for your own needs. :)

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Re: Open Containing Folder
« Reply #32 on: November 04, 2008, 02:42:57 PM »
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i'm constantly adding other windows management features to it

So am I now. Perhaps we can compare notes after I've posted my customizations...
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Re: Open Containing Folder
« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2008, 07:41:35 PM »
Perhaps we can compare notes after I've posted my customizations...

sure, let me know if you need any help with my code. :)

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Re: Open Containing Folder
« Reply #34 on: November 24, 2008, 05:41:07 PM »
I'm going to try adjusting the scripts so that pressing CNTL and C -or double tapping C maybe -when the pointer is on the title-bar will copy the path of the app and pressing HOME will run the file-manager associated with folders.

Having now tried the script I am pleased how well it works and will post my customized version when it is ready.

 :huh:Well, inevitably, I now have a few other jobs to do and it will be a while before I post this. I do hope nobody is holding his/her breath.
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Re: Open Containing Folder
« Reply #35 on: November 25, 2008, 07:13:52 PM »
what he means is, let's say you have a program running on your screen, like notepad or maybe some program started at windows boot time.  so now he's saying it would be nice to have an easy way to jump to that program's directory on disk.

i guess there are process explorers that will do this -- just seems like one of those ideas that should be built into windows so that you could click on a window of a running program somewhere and say "take me to this program's home directory".

Sorry for not reading every reply... someone may have noted this, but this actually IS built in to vista. It makes a ton of sense to me to be able to jump to the directory of a shortcut. Can't wait to see this made if it hasn't already been.
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Re: Open Containing Folder
« Reply #36 on: November 26, 2008, 03:39:39 PM »
Kamel, lanux128 posted a solution called CopyCap+LocateFolder.ahk about 3/4 of the way down Page 1 of this post. No changes are made to the "system menu" but the program uses another menu of it's own. I highly recommend it and shall donate to him shortly.
  As you can tell from the above, my paltry but hotkey-enhanced version will take a few weeks (I guess) before I feel confident to post.
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Re: Open Containing Folder
« Reply #37 on: November 26, 2008, 03:46:08 PM »
As for Vista, I don't have it and haven't played with it but I'm glad to know MS do occasionally come up with logical ideas and give us what we want! :Thmbsup:
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Re: Open Containing Folder
« Reply #38 on: December 02, 2008, 05:08:20 PM »
It makes a ton of sense to me to be able to jump to the directory of a shortcut.
I didn't notice this bit before. We're discussing right clicking a windows' title-bar system-menu to access an option to open the folder containing the program to which the window belongs. Are you with me now...
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Re: Open Containing Folder
« Reply #39 on: August 25, 2009, 12:10:37 PM »
well, it's been a long time, but better late than never i guess....

yea, i was confused about what was being requested. Thanks for the clarity. I'm also going to be getting and using the autohotkey script :D
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Re: Open Containing Folder
« Reply #40 on: August 26, 2009, 11:28:45 PM »
well, it's been a long time, but better late than never i guess....

yea, i was confused about what was being requested. Thanks for the clarity. I'm also going to be getting and using the autohotkey script :D

I have a utility that is similar called Home Folder.  It has hotkeys to either open the Home Folder of the active window(would be the folder the .exe is in for programs) or opens a command prompt in that folder.  You can download from here if you'd like to try it:

http://www.favessoft.com/hotkeys.html