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Last post Author Topic: NANY 2012 RELEASE: Portable Extension Warlock  (Read 46520 times)

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Re: NANY 2012 RELEASE: Portable Extension Warlock
« Reply #25 on: December 28, 2011, 12:34:35 PM »
ghacks picked this up, too.  Good job.   :D

http://www.ghacks.ne...e-extension-warlock/

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Re: NANY 2012 RELEASE: Portable Extension Warlock
« Reply #26 on: December 30, 2011, 04:42:36 PM »
ghacks picked this up, too.  Good job.   :D

http://www.ghacks.ne...e-extension-warlock/

I left a comment as well. :)
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Re: NANY 2012 RELEASE: Portable Extension Warlock
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2012, 09:57:35 PM »
Looks OK, but the public comp I often use does not have .NET installed.

Update: I tried PEW on that comp and works fine. It appears that .NET is installed after all.

On the .NET front you could potentially use software virtualization to package it all together so you'd have a completely portable solution. I use Xenocode/Spoonreg/Novell Zenworks Application Virtualization at work (commercial) but there is also a free product from Cameyo which might work (http://www.cameyo.com). I haven't tried it in about a year but it seemed pretty capable, especially at the price.

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Re: NANY 2012 RELEASE: Portable Extension Warlock
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2012, 05:02:44 AM »
http://www.freewareg...e-extension-warlock/

"If there was one thing I could wish for is for the associations to be switched automatically once PEW is running and until it I switched off, without the need for a dropzone to drag files onto."

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Re: NANY 2012 RELEASE: Portable Extension Warlock
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2012, 11:29:13 AM »
Panzer beat me to it, featured on freewaregenius today as shown above.

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Re: NANY 2012 RELEASE: Portable Extension Warlock
« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2014, 02:44:18 AM »
Feature Request:

Open with dialog should only appear when I hover the file for more than two second, otherwise it should open by default application.

I hope it will help everyone.

Thanks

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Re: NANY 2012 RELEASE: Portable Extension Warlock
« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2014, 05:39:45 PM »
Feature Request:

Open with dialog should only appear when I hover the file for more than two second, otherwise it should open by default application.

I hope it will help everyone.

Thanks

I think that would be not possible to do, since it does not run in the background monitoring everything launched if you are sending it directly to the main launcher.

However if you are using the drop zone for it (which basically just redirects the dropped filename to the main launcher at this time)...I might be able to do something to make it launch the first program that it finds from the list you added of programs that can handle the extension.
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« Last Edit: April 19, 2014, 05:44:54 PM by hamradio »

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Re: NANY 2012 RELEASE: Portable Extension Warlock
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2014, 12:03:17 AM »
Feature Request:

Open with dialog should only appear when I hover the file for more than two second, otherwise it should open by default application.

I hope it will help everyone.

Thanks

I think that would be not possible to do, since it does not run in the background monitoring everything launched if you are sending it directly to the main launcher.

However if you are using the drop zone for it (which basically just redirects the dropped filename to the main launcher at this time)...I might be able to do something to make it launch the first program that it finds from the list you added of programs that can handle the extension.

Exactly, sorry for the ambiguity. Actually asked for:

trigger                                                                     Action
----------                                                                  ----------
dropping a file without any time delay                        open it with first program suitable for dropped files extension
hovering a file over drop zone, and then dropping it    show open with dialog of pew


I hope it clears the doubt.

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Re: NANY 2012 RELEASE: Portable Extension Warlock
« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2014, 05:44:31 PM »
Feature Request:

Open with dialog should only appear when I hover the file for more than two second, otherwise it should open by default application.

I hope it will help everyone.

Thanks

I think that would be not possible to do, since it does not run in the background monitoring everything launched if you are sending it directly to the main launcher.

However if you are using the drop zone for it (which basically just redirects the dropped filename to the main launcher at this time)...I might be able to do something to make it launch the first program that it finds from the list you added of programs that can handle the extension.

Exactly, sorry for the ambiguity. Actually asked for:

trigger                                                                     Action
----------                                                                  ----------
dropping a file without any time delay                        open it with first program suitable for dropped files extension
hovering a file over drop zone, and then dropping it    show open with dialog of pew


I hope it clears the doubt.

Will take a look at it.

Backup your pew files, then goto... http://carrolld.dcmembers.com/pew/ and download the one with beta in the filename and try it.

Right click the pew dropzone and choose "Delayed Open With".

Please report back on any bugs or if it is doing okay in your testing.  It is a beta version and might be a little buggy atm.
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« Last Edit: April 20, 2014, 07:47:10 PM by hamradio, Reason: Added updated info... »

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Re: NANY 2012 RELEASE: Portable Extension Warlock
« Reply #34 on: April 21, 2014, 03:05:45 AM »
Feature Request:

Open with dialog should only appear when I hover the file for more than two second, otherwise it should open by default application.

I hope it will help everyone.

Thanks

I think that would be not possible to do, since it does not run in the background monitoring everything launched if you are sending it directly to the main launcher.

However if you are using the drop zone for it (which basically just redirects the dropped filename to the main launcher at this time)...I might be able to do something to make it launch the first program that it finds from the list you added of programs that can handle the extension.

Exactly, sorry for the ambiguity. Actually asked for:

trigger                                                                     Action
----------                                                                  ----------
dropping a file without any time delay                        open it with first program suitable for dropped files extension
hovering a file over drop zone, and then dropping it    show open with dialog of pew


I hope it clears the doubt.

Will take a look at it.

Backup your pew files, then goto... http://carrolld.dcmembers.com/pew/ and download the one with beta in the filename and try it.

Right click the pew dropzone and choose "Delayed Open With".

Please report back on any bugs or if it is doing okay in your testing.  It is a beta version and might be a little buggy atm.


  :Thmbsup:It is working perfect my friend, regarding this I have another suggestion that is; its colour(or any other indicator) should change as the behaviour of drop zone is changed. This  might help us know exactly when to stop hovering file over the pew drop zone.
thanks my friend. :)

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Re: NANY 2012 RELEASE: Portable Extension Warlock
« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2014, 09:52:26 AM »
Your very welcome.  Will have another beta with it soon for your testing as that was next on the my list once I made sure it was working for you as well. :)
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« Last Edit: April 21, 2014, 06:06:59 PM by hamradio, Reason: Figured out a method... »

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Re: NANY 2012 RELEASE: Portable Extension Warlock
« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2014, 06:04:58 PM »
Okay try re-downloading the beta from the location mentioned before and let me know what you think. I am still debating on how I am displaying it at the moment, so thoughts would be nice. Seems I cant get it to follow the mouse though atm. It will appear near where the mouse first enters the dropzone though. :Thmbsup:
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« Last Edit: April 22, 2014, 06:49:35 PM by hamradio, Reason: Updated the beta... »

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Re: NANY 2012 RELEASE: Portable Extension Warlock
« Reply #37 on: November 18, 2014, 02:16:24 PM »
A new beta has just been posted @ carrolld.dcmembers.com/pew/ with a few bug fixes, other behind the scene enhancements, and a few skins removed and some added for the DropZone. :)
Just remember...you will need to get the file with beta in it's name else you are getting the latest non beta version.
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Re: NANY 2012 RELEASE: Portable Extension Warlock
« Reply #38 on: November 19, 2014, 10:25:49 PM »
thanks for the new updates, hamradio! :Thmbsup:

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Re: NANY 2012 RELEASE: Portable Extension Warlock
« Reply #39 on: November 21, 2014, 02:13:24 PM »
Is it possible to start launcher with text file parameter?

I mean: such text file would contain the list of files I would like to open and PEW could do one of these steps:
1. for each file start associated application
2. start application associated with all files extensions and:
- pass list of files to it
- pass all files as parameters
3. just pass the list over.

It would be nice if I could use PEW together with Total Commander. Since TC can generate temporary file with list of all things selected (%L parameter) I could help if PEW was able to handle it.

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Re: NANY 2012 RELEASE: Portable Extension Warlock
« Reply #40 on: November 25, 2014, 11:39:01 PM »
Is it possible to start launcher with text file parameter?

I mean: such text file would contain the list of files I would like to open and PEW could do one of these steps:
1. for each file start associated application
2. start application associated with all files extensions and:
- pass list of files to it
- pass all files as parameters
3. just pass the list over.

It would be nice if I could use PEW together with Total Commander. Since TC can generate temporary file with list of all things selected (%L parameter) I could help if PEW was able to handle it.

Not sure on that request and is why I haven't replied before now as I want to think it would be a little confusing but unsure at this time...
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Re: NANY 2012 RELEASE: Portable Extension Warlock
« Reply #41 on: November 26, 2014, 04:24:39 AM »
Not sure on that request and is why I haven't replied before now as I want to think it would be a little confusing but unsure at this time...

Why confusing? Can PEW handle selection of many files?
If yes than I have simpler idea: get files selection from text file (passed to PEW as parameter) and act normally.

So… if my text file contains list:
c:\test1.txt
c:\test2.txt

then PEW would work like two text files were dropped into DropZone.

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Re: NANY 2012 RELEASE: Portable Extension Warlock
« Reply #42 on: November 27, 2014, 12:35:51 AM »
Can PEW handle selection of many files?

Not at this time as it can only handle one.
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Re: NANY 2012 RELEASE: Portable Extension Warlock
« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2015, 06:34:25 PM »
Version 2.0.0 build 1 now available!!

RECOMMENDED UPDATE:

1. Rewrote quite a bit of the code in the launcher and the launch file editor and should be at least a little better.
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Re: NANY 2012 RELEASE: Portable Extension Warlock
« Reply #44 on: February 15, 2015, 08:28:17 PM »
Just chiming in to say that PEW is an awesome upgrade to ChoiceEditor which I was using previously. :up:

"Open With" window showing alternate launchers for the extension "ahk"
PEW_OW_2015-02-16_000137.png

ProTip: you can access the "configuration editor" via the system menu of the "Open With" window.
PEW_OW_2015-02-16_000140.png

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Re: NANY 2012 RELEASE: Portable Extension Warlock
« Reply #45 on: March 03, 2015, 06:50:45 AM »
Hi hamradio.

Long time donationcoder reader. Somehow missed your app. I have been looking for something similar for AGES.

I am having a lot of problems even just settings thing up.

On launch of PortableExtensionWarlock.exe

I get the following error:

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Error!
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Error while loading Portable Extension Warlock data.



Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
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OK  
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I click OK and go into the app.


i try to add an entry and get this error

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Index and length must refer to a location within the string.

Parameter name: length
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OK   
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Please help! I really, really want to get PEW working :(

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Re: NANY 2012 RELEASE: Portable Extension Warlock
« Reply #46 on: March 05, 2015, 06:07:27 PM »
Hi hamradio.

Long time donationcoder reader. Somehow missed your app. I have been looking for something similar for AGES.

I am having a lot of problems even just settings thing up.

On launch of PortableExtensionWarlock.exe

I get the following error:

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Error!
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Error while loading Portable Extension Warlock data.



Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
---------------------------
OK  
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I click OK and go into the app.


i try to add an entry and get this error

Quote
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Index and length must refer to a location within the string.

Parameter name: length
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OK  
---------------------------



Please help! I really, really want to get PEW working :(

I will look into the error when I get feeling better which I hope is soon. I have had a bad ear infection + strep.

Note: Checkup on me in a couple days if I haven't posted an update.
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« Last Edit: March 05, 2015, 06:25:27 PM by hamradio, Reason: Added note. »

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Re: NANY 2012 RELEASE: Portable Extension Warlock
« Reply #47 on: March 05, 2015, 06:07:52 PM »
Get better soon, ham!

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Re: NANY 2012 RELEASE: Portable Extension Warlock
« Reply #48 on: March 06, 2015, 07:50:35 PM »
Okay a new version is up check first post for download link.

Also stisev sorry I couldn't get to it sooner cause of my sickness I would appreciate if you report back on it so I know it is fixed/I still got to track it down.

I finally ate more than I have been since Monday tonight, so I felt somewhat like poking in my code to hopefully find/fix it. :)
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Re: NANY 2012 RELEASE: Portable Extension Warlock
« Reply #49 on: April 19, 2015, 07:27:38 PM »
Hi hamradio,
Sorry for the delay. I didn't subscribe to this thread to see the response in time.

Anyways, here are few issues that are lacking to make this one of the most useful utilities EVER.

Bug #1: 
1. Open clean (virgin) copy of PEW
2. Immediately click top left button for "Save the launch file" (with no entries).  [[Note: PEW saves launch file]]
3. Close PEW
4. Open PEW
5. Observe error (see pic)



The utility is exactly what I was looking for. It is cleanly designed and portable and actively developed. However, few things make it ultimately not so useful for me. I know there are others looking for the same thing, because the net was littered with requests similar to this one with no solution in sight :(

Here are the problems::

1. CRITICAL: Right click > sendto is extremely cumbersome and time consuming. While some people may welcome this and dropzone for portability, honestly this is not the tool that would be useful.  The best functionality IMO would be all your portable file associations in PEW just like it is, but what PEW does is "associate" itself with Windows (8.1+) set file associations so that when a user opens the file IN WINDOWS EXPLORER, it launches PEW and PEW in turn quickly launches the other app and (PEW) closes itself. 
The reason to do this is because reinstalling and re-doing file associations is an inveritable NIGHTMARE on Windows 8+, so this functionality would help save a lot of time. 

In summary. The user would:
1. Launch PEW
2. Add all associations
3. Save/close PEW
4. Launch PEW and have it "associate" with all the file extensions in the app entered.
5. PEW will take over file associations and place the user-enabled icon (if any) in windows explorer
6. When User double clicks on "Fileextensions.txt" for example, it will launch PEW > Notepad++.exe with text file >> closes PEW
 
2. If #1 is enabled, PEW should allow user to choose/change the icon displayed in windows explorer (so you can see set and forget your icons with 1 click) and save this information/icon information portably
3. Minor: Settings?
4. Minor: Should have AUTO-update check setting / portable self-installation available.

Please tell me if I am completely out of line, but I have not found an app that does this. I have tried all of them I believe.