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Author Topic: Aliases - Dumb Newbie Question :)  (Read 2892 times)

katykaty

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Aliases - Dumb Newbie Question :)
« on: October 09, 2009, 05:49:02 PM »
This is probably going to sound so stupid, but here goes anyway  :-[

Let's imagine that I have a shortcut called µTorrent, and let's also imagine that I don't have a µ key on my keyboard. Finally, imagine that I always get surprised when I type utorrent into FARR and don't get any results.

How can I tell FARR to look for µTorrent when I type utorrent?

RingTFM has made me even more confused I'm afraid  :D

You may rate this question for stupidity on a scale of 1 to 10  ;)

Thank you  :)

tomos

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Re: Aliases - Dumb Newbie Question :)
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2009, 06:03:47 PM »
hah
I barely know what an alias is ;)

Have a look at this thread
http://www.donationc....msg159505#msg159505
I think it's pretty well covered there :)
Tom

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Re: Aliases - Dumb Newbie Question :)
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2009, 06:05:24 PM »
I take the blame for not making the alias system easier to use.

There are different ways to do it, but here's the easiest way to do it:

  • First, find µTorrent inside FARR any way you want, even dragging and dropping the µTorrent exe into the FARR search window.
  • Now right click on it and choose "Add to group alias" and then the last item in that submenu that says "New alias group"
  • Now give your new alias the name that you want to type: utorrent

All done.

You can see a video screencast that shows most of the steps here:
http://www.donationc.../dc/3ds/fr1/fr1.html
about 1:30 minutes in.


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Re: Aliases - Dumb Newbie Question :)
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2009, 04:47:06 AM »
Or, you could just look for torrent :D
It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.

katykaty

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Re: Aliases - Dumb Newbie Question :)
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2009, 08:38:24 AM »
 :D

Thank you all for not scoring me  :)

And especially to mouser - the screencast was the key, now I realise just how straightforward it was.

Thanks for all the suggestions.

And skajfes, yes, you'd think I could do that, wouldn't you. But my fingers insist on tapping the u  :-[

 :D

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Re: Aliases - Dumb Newbie Question :)
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2009, 09:48:05 AM »
nice screen cast, best part was the "neural bayesian reasoning" !! WTF!