Home | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate | About us
topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • December 08, 2016, 04:10:48 PM
  • Proudly celebrating 10 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: Find & Run Robot – Ideas for the keyboard impaired  (Read 3502 times)

jdd

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 214
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Find & Run Robot – Ideas for the keyboard impaired
« on: February 26, 2006, 03:02:05 PM »
Dear Mouser,

I love this program.  In fact, I’ve installed and uninstalled it about 5 times.  The problem is…Ok, I admit it….I have webbed hands and I rely on the mouse for navigation.  I have tried to futz with the configuration settings but it just gets me further and further away from the desired result.

I apologize if these ideas have been suggested on previous posts but I would like to respectfully request some additions (when the time is right of course) to make it easier for mouse-addicts like me.

Requests:

1. New toolbar with user selected icons representing file TYPE (not program execution).  User clicks on icon to bring that file type to top of list (see attached screen capture).

2. Allow for inclusion/exclusion of files by date in the configuration settings.

3. Ditto for file size


Thanks,
jdd

« Last Edit: February 26, 2006, 03:09:05 PM by jdd »

jdd

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 214
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Find & Run Robot – Ideas for the keyboard impaired
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2006, 03:07:24 PM »
Sorry for my hacking on this post.  I can't seem to upload the images the way I would like.

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 36,418
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Find & Run Robot – Ideas for the keyboard impaired
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2006, 03:59:54 PM »
i think the idea of having buttons that modify the search/results is not a bad idea; it matched with the idea of modifier keywords we have been planning for v2; just have to figure out the best way to allow toolbar access of them..

but then this is definitely approaching a normal document file search tool you are requesting, and maybe a program like 'Locate' which brotherS loves might be more appropriate - or else this the idea that farr support more traditional document searching functions.

jdd

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 214
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Find & Run Robot – Ideas for the keyboard impaired
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2006, 04:31:56 PM »
Do you know the link for 'Locate'?  I will check it out.

jdd

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 36,418
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member

jdd

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 214
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Find & Run Robot – Ideas for the keyboard impaired
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2006, 07:31:39 PM »
I checked out 'Locate'.  It is an effective file search but that's not what I'm looking for as I have similar tools already.

What I like about F+RR is that it has a small footprint and is superfast.  I was hoping you could tweak it so it could run as more of a revved up file finder to instantaneously pop up my most recently accessed files.

Let me try to explain my idea a little better.  The idea was/is:

   1.) To define in the configurator the file type (e.g., specify my most commonly used file types such as *.doc, *.xls, *.mdb,     
        *.exe, *.mp3, *.jpg while excluding virtually everything else). 

   2.) Define a time frame to look back at accessed files (e.g., set my default to find only those files that have been accessed 
        within the last two days or three days or whatever). 

   3.) Use the icon tool bar was a way to click on the file type I want to filter or find.


I think F+RR would be the perfect vehicle so please take it into consideration.

Thanks,
jdd

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 36,418
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Find & Run Robot – Ideas for the keyboard impaired
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2006, 09:22:30 PM »
i think these these requests fall within v2 plans, just a matter of working out some remaining gui issues.