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Author Topic: KeyDrive 2.6.1.0  (Read 4711 times)

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KeyDrive 2.6.1.0
« on: May 26, 2011, 04:31:33 PM »
http://www.favessoft.com/hotkeys.html

KeyDrive is a Tray Hotkey for opening an Explorer window to the root of a drive letter. See the About command in Tray Menu for description of the hotkeys.

New in v. 1.8.0.0.  Except when showing 2 drives side by side, the cursor is placed in the edit box after the drive window is opened in Explorer.  This makes it convenient to navigate the drive using sequential search.

Note that prompts and error messages are displayed using ToolTips.  After you use it a few times you'll know what the message is going to say. It serves as an unobtrusive indicator that the hotkey fired or the drive doesn't exist(for example a network or USB drive that's no longer mapped to a letter.)

Inspired by app's letter hotkeys for each disk drive utility.
« Last Edit: October 19, 2011, 11:20:21 PM by MilesAhead »

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Re: KeyDrive 1.8.0.0
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2011, 03:07:24 AM »
hi Miles, I tried this out on XP SP3.
The first Ctrl+up-arrow works, but the shortcut doesnt work here after that.


edit/ using the exe - will try the ahk file and if it works I'll be back promptly :)

edit#2/ something weird going on: AutoHotkey refuses to start. Havent used it in a good while - will go get an update :-\
Tom
« Last Edit: May 27, 2011, 03:11:42 AM by tomos »

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Re: KeyDrive 1.8.0.0
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2011, 06:19:42 AM »
edit#2/ something weird going on: AutoHotkey refuses to start. Havent used it in a good while - will go get an update :-\

something was wonky here - your AHk [file] would not start. I added AHK to the exclusion list in MSE; computer was being a little quirky so I rebooted. I then tried to test using the AHK.exe which (I found out on the AHK chat page) does nothing without a script... :-[


Anyways, back on topic:-
same problem with the AHK file. I dont know will I use this app cause I use dopus and it opens in an explorer window - but just wanted to give you a heads up,
Tom
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« Last Edit: May 27, 2011, 07:02:30 AM by tomos »

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Re: KeyDrive 1.8.0.0
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2011, 06:31:17 AM »
your AHk would not start
You should just run the KeyDrive.exe, it will hide in the systemtray. Right-Clicking on that icon, selecting About shows the configured hotkeys.

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Re: KeyDrive 1.8.0.0
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2011, 07:02:06 AM »
your AHk would not start
You should just run the KeyDrive.exe, it will hide in the systemtray. Right-Clicking on that icon, selecting About shows the configured hotkeys.

the exe wasnt working properly for me so I wanted to test the AHK script as well
Tom

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Re: KeyDrive 1.8.0.0
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2011, 03:08:24 PM »
tomos the only thing I can think of is perhaps something else is interfering with that hotkey.  Have you tried RightWinKey Left Arrow?

edit: the last thing I changed was to send F4 then click the mouse to put the cursor in the editbox.  Makes it easy to type in search.  That may not be working on your system.  You can try commenting out the Send,{F4} and Click lines. See if that fixes it.

If RightWinKey Up Arrow works normally then the Send {F4} is likely the culprit. That's the only hotkey that doesn't use Send.
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Re: KeyDrive 1.8.0.0
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2011, 03:16:43 PM »
Just for your info if you are compiling yourself, I'm using AHK Version 1.0.48.05 normal download.  Not any alternative or enhanced version.


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Re: KeyDrive 1.8.0.0
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2011, 03:48:29 PM »
I just tried it on XP SP2.  The only difference from W7 was I had to hit the End Key to get the cursor to the end of the edit line in Explorer.  Of course if you have some other program manipulating windows it could interfere.

Usually what I do is comment out lines until I zero in on what acts weird.
I have WinSize2 on my Windows7 machine but I don't use it for any Explorer windows except for Computer.  Doesn't seem to interfere.

edit: also you should have Explorer option "show address in title bar" enabled. Just like for FolderCache and ReOpen. The way AHK Win functions work, if it doesn't match the title, the last found window is used. If you don't have "show address in title bar" enabled then it's bound to play off whatever is the active window.  Could act flaky.

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Re: KeyDrive 1.8.0.0
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2011, 11:17:50 PM »
Hmmmmmmmm, now that I've had  a chance to play around with it a bit more I think I'm going to revert back before the Send {F4} bit.  Seemed like it would be useful but the sequential search doesn't always kick in.  Without that there's no point in it.

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Re: KeyDrive 1.9.0.0
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2011, 11:30:38 PM »
KeyDrive 1.9.0.0 Basically reverted to 1.7 code.  Just opens the drive window with no shenanigans. Updated the version number just because it's the latest.  1.8 is dead. :)

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Re: KeyDrive 2.0.0.0
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2011, 06:24:22 PM »
KeyDrive 2.0.0.0 Now Control Down Arrow with Explorer window active, centers the window, sizes it to 60% of the desktop work area, then drags the mouse to enlarge a couple of pixels.  This should reset the default Explorer window size.

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Re: KeyDrive 2.1.0.0
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2011, 07:13:51 PM »
KeyDrive 2.1.0.0 Updated code to figure 5% Taskbar Gap no matter which edge of the screen the Taskbar is on.

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Re: KeyDrive 2.2.0.0
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2011, 03:26:12 PM »
KeyDrive 2.2.0.0 Gap now adjustable via PercentGap .ini file option.

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Re: KeyDrive 2.3.0.0
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2011, 08:14:40 PM »
KeyDrive 2.3.0.0 Fixed bug reading .ini file.

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Re: KeyDrive 2.4.0.0
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2011, 11:03:49 PM »
KeyDrive 2.4.0.0 Now on every hotkey press it looks to see if TaskbarGap.exe is running.  If so it makes no gap calculation. It just calls GetWorkArea.

If TaskbarGap.exe is not running, it operates as usual.

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Re: KeyDrive 2.5.0.0
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2011, 08:36:45 PM »
KeyDrive 2.5.0.0 The only change in 2.5.0.0 is it accepts an .ini PercentGap value of 0.  For example if you have already adjusted the work area to account for a taskbar gap by using Adjust Work Area or another utility, a setting of 0 is equivalent to using the current Work Area setting.  The max for PercentGap option is still 25.

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Re: KeyDrive 2.6.0.0
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2011, 08:02:37 PM »
KeyDrive 2.6.0.0 Made ToolTip text easier to read.  Red font indicates an error.


ToolTipPrompt.png


ToolTipRedError.png
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Re: KeyDrive 2.6.1.0
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2011, 11:21:17 PM »
KeyDrive 2.6.1.0 Changed ToolTip text color to blue.  It stands out a bit better when popped up over a browser or other app that uses black text.