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Author Topic: [Find And Run Robot] disadvantage of navigate folder using alias name  (Read 1938 times)

hihihlo

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FARR' folder navigation feature is very important for me !
If I type "harddi" in editbox and "c:\test\HardDisk\" appear in fist line of result area,
I can press 'TAB' key to show "c:\test\HardDisk\" in editbox and show files & subfolder in result area.

Now I add a alias word name "hd",
I hope typing "hd" in editbox and press 'TAB' key can show "c:\test\HardDisk\" in editbox as above,
but FARR always append a space char in editbox (became "c:\test\HardDisk\ ") !
If I want locate into subfolder below "HardDisk\" by type part subfolder name,
I must press 'backspace' key first else FARR can't find some item !
This is too inconvenient !

---------- My setting in "edit group alias" dialog :
alias name : "c:\test\HardDisk\"   (for can use 'TAB' key to auto complete)
Regular Pattern : ^hd$
Result : "c:\test\HardDisk\"

Can you provide a option to disable append space char when auto complete ?
Or add a optional editbox field "Restart search when auto complete",
similar press 'ENTER' key to execute "restartsearch" keyword.

Thanks your great program.

Best Regards.

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welcome hihihlo  :Thmbsup:

It's not a bad idea to add a way to tell farr not to put a space.

However i'd like to point out that i think there is an easier way to do what you want.

If you make an alias with regular expression:
^hd(.*)$

And result:
dosearch c:\test\HardDisk$$1

then you will be able to type
hd\mysubfolder

to browse file/folder navigation from C:\test\HardDisk\mysubfolder

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You are right !
Your way can prevent append a space char.
Thanks very much !!