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Author Topic: wrong results?  (Read 3486 times)

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wrong results?
« on: January 18, 2009, 06:21:37 AM »
I tested your FARR but got very strange results.
For instance when I type "Ransack" I get 3 results clearly related to the search item.
But the 4th result is "Ruler with angles, color capture pickpick_inst.exe" !
The 5th result is OK but the 6th is "I:\_Download\Image Stacker (enhance dark images) SW  (ROTTO) imgstack.zip"
7th to 11th are OK again and the I get a whole bunch of results with absolutely no "Ransack" in the file name.
Can somebody tell me what I am doing wrong?
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Re: wrong results?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2009, 06:49:08 AM »
try disabling this and see if it solves it:
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Re: wrong results?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2009, 06:54:51 AM »
But the 4th result is "Ruler with angles, color capture pickpick_inst.exe" !
The 5th result is OK but the 6th is "I:\_Download\Image Stacker (enhance dark images) SW  (ROTTO) imgstack.zip"
mouser beat me to it, but with that option checked, FARR results are correct. Just see the letters in bold below:
"Ruler with angles, color capture pickpick_inst.exe"
"I:\_Download\Image Stacker (enhance dark images) SW  (ROTTO) imgstack.zip"

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Re: wrong results?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2009, 08:40:37 AM »
Thanks a lot! It worked.
Actually I didn't understand what was intended with "Non-contiguous pattern matching". I believe it was switched on by default and so I didn't change it.
But I really cannot imagine somebody using this "feature" !
Thank you very much for your hint! :D

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Re: wrong results?
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2009, 01:20:14 PM »
Well, I use this feature :-[ Takes a little getting used to, but can be very useful, and also speeds up finding and launching files if used correctly (less typing).

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Re: wrong results?
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2009, 01:20:45 PM »
Are you kidding? It is a nice feature. I hardly ever type characters in the actual sequence. For example I usually type 'wamp' to launch Winamp, 'tbird' for Thunderbird etc.

This usually gives me the result I want faster, as with the Winamp example, starting with 'win' would list all the various items with 'windows' in their name as well :)
« Last Edit: January 19, 2009, 10:17:31 AM by d4ni »

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Re: wrong results?
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2009, 03:40:15 AM »
Not bad! I haven't thought of it!
I immediately typed Wamp and got:
Web Photo Album, Where are my Autocad template files, WAMP (Apache), i-Sound WMA MP3 Recorder and finally Winamp plus another 20 various links!
Typing Tbird I got:
TV recorder GBPVR documentation Wiki, Extreme Thumbnail Generator, Realtek Gigabit and Fast NIC Driver, Video editor Virtual Dub and finally Thunderbird and another 20 additional unrelated links!
May be I would save 1 second typing the (nearly) full name but then I loose several second searching for the correct answer!
 :D
May be it would give better results by giving a higher score to the "closiness" and the "sequentiality" of the letters. i.e. Thundirbird should have a higher ranking than TV recorder GBPVR documentation Wiki or even Bird watching


« Last Edit: January 19, 2009, 03:47:39 AM by horst39 »

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Re: wrong results?
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2009, 10:19:15 AM »
Heh well, you certainly search a damn lot of files then. When typing 'wamp' I get exactly 1 result which is Winamp. With 'tbird' I get Thunderbird and the 'Program Compatibilty Wizard', which I removed after inspecting it and judged I did not ever need that.

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Re: wrong results?
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2009, 08:26:09 PM »
just an idea, it'd be nice if one can toggle this feature on the fly, especially when searching with aliases or plugins.

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Re: wrong results?
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2009, 06:24:00 AM »
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May be it would give better results by giving a higher score to the "closiness" and the "sequentiality" of the letters. i.e. Thundirbird should have a higher ranking than TV recorder GBPVR documentation Wiki or even Bird watching

it does.