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Author Topic: custom file explorer ?  (Read 3820 times)

nitrix-ud

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custom file explorer ?
« on: March 12, 2009, 05:08:28 PM »
Hi,

i can't make it work as expected.

farr.jpg

i'd like to open folder shortcuts in a new tab of a directory opus lister
unfortunately it opens in new listers every time

the command-line is :
C:\Program Files\GPSoftware\Directory Opus\dopusrt.exe /cmd Go "$$1" NEWTAB

but it seems that the NEWTAB part is just forgotten

any idea ?

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Re: custom file explorer ?
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2009, 05:11:13 PM »
ok great post, let me see if i'm actually doing this full $$1 replacement inside custom file explorer.. it's a relative new addition and it's possible it's not being obeyed in the file explorer.

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Re: custom file explorer ?
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2009, 05:32:27 PM »
It works for me.... I have just copied your custom file explorer string and when i open a folder it opens in new tab on already open lister
It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.

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Re: custom file explorer ?
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2009, 06:02:40 PM »
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It works for me.... I have just copied your custom file explorer string and when i open a folder it opens in new tab on already open lister
i guess i should add that i want to open folder shortcuts in new tabs (not only folders) seems like it works for me too with real folders (i never use that...)


for those interested i found a workaround using Akete plugin and Autohotkey

Akete setting :
[Akete]
lnk=C:\_common\programs\FARR Scripts\open_lnk.ahk

and in the open_lnk.ahk file :
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shortcut = %1%
if InStr(shortcut, "C:\_user\Folder Shortcuts") {
   FileGetShortcut, %shortcut%, OutTarget
   Run, C:\Program Files\GPSoftware\Directory Opus\dopusrt.exe /cmd Go "%OutTarget%" NEWTAB
}
else {
   Run, %1%
}

basically all .lnk files are "processed" by the open_lnk.ahk script (thanks to akete)
if the .lnk file is in my "folder shortcuts" folder, the target folder is extracted then passed to my "dopus command-line"

akete is a neat plugin ;)

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Re: custom file explorer ?
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2009, 06:06:07 PM »
i still think a AketeFolder plugin would be neat ...
[AketeFolder]
C:\_user\Folder Shortcuts=C:\_common\programs\FARR Scripts\open_lnk.ahk

 :D

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Re: custom file explorer ?
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2009, 07:02:25 PM »
I still don't have a good idea about how to handle precedence resolution -- and as far as I understand, there are many other entities on the planet capable of thought ;)

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Re: custom file explorer ?
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2009, 10:08:32 PM »
In case my attempt at humor failed -- my previous post was meant as an invitation to try to jointly explore the precedence issue further.  My intention was to point out that I'm not the only one who could try to come to some resolution with regard to precedence -- nor that it has to be done by just one person :)

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Re: custom file explorer ?
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2009, 03:33:38 AM »
if AketeFolder plugin was first then the same questions about precedence would have arised with Akete plugin  :D

however if we really want to handle precedence problem i suggest we go for the full blown AKETESUPERSTAR plugin
with an hyper complex filtering system where you could see things like :

(if the extension of the file is xxx
AND
if the file is in Folder yyyy
AND
file has been modified within zz hours)
then open with notepad++


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Re: custom file explorer ?
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2009, 04:13:37 AM »