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Author Topic: How can I limit the file types that FARR will search?  (Read 2123 times)

Allen Dang

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How can I limit the file types that FARR will search?
« on: June 11, 2010, 03:26:07 AM »
Hi, I'm new to FARR, just heard and installed it yesterday.

I feel very good about most features, but one thing does bother me a lot...

Each time when I try to launch an application, I will see a very long candidate list full filled with *.mp3, *.doc, *.txt, *.jpg, etc... as typing the name.
In most cases of my usage, FARR will be an app launcher.

So I searched all the options tried to find a way to limit the file types that FARR will search, but I didn't find it.

Anybody knows how to do that? I'd like to limit the file types to "*.exe, *.lnk".

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Re: How can I limit the file types that FARR will search?
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2010, 03:36:39 AM »
you can go to Options > Lists > Pattern Scoring and boost the score for *.exe and *.lnk items.

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Re: How can I limit the file types that FARR will search?
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2010, 05:53:10 AM »
If you really want to limit the search to only certain file extensions, you can go to the Search Folders tab in options, and for each directory that is being searched, edit that search folder entry and you will see a setting to limit the file extensions being searched for.

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« Last Edit: June 11, 2010, 05:54:52 AM by mouser »

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Re: How can I limit the file types that FARR will search?
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2010, 06:24:09 AM »
Thanks very much!!