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Author Topic: Feature request: automatic shortcut generator  (Read 2858 times)

noutters

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Feature request: automatic shortcut generator
« on: March 18, 2006, 03:07:26 AM »
My FARR searches in the folders that contains .lnk files. Searching for .exe in the /Program Files structure is too slow.
That's why I came to this idea: a program that scans a partition and creates .lnk files in a given directory for all .exe (or else) found in the partition.

The workflow would be:
1) define a target directory for the .lnk files (for example /all_shotcuts)
2) define a type of file (*.exe for example)
3) select yes/no if you want to create a directory sub-structure like the one existing on the partition (like /all_shortcut/windows/system32 etc...)(this is usefule to filter out irrelevent .lnk files)
4) scan the partition (C. for example). The program should be able to detect duplicates.
5) go through the .lnk files and delete what is not relevant
6 )In FARR, use the dir /all_shotcuts and its sub-dirs in the search folders

Mouser, this could be useful for your new Launcher program too.  :Thmbsup:

Cheers,

Nils

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Re: Feature request: automatic shortcut generator
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2006, 03:34:20 AM »
this is an interesting idea..
as has been discussed elsewhere, farr is getting an indexing/caching feature that should solve this problem more efficiently than creating a directory of shortcuts, so as a helper for farr, an indexing thing would be better.

but it does sound like an interesting idea - maybe there are other uses for it..

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Re: Feature request: automatic shortcut generator
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2006, 05:19:48 AM »
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...farr is getting an indexing/caching feature...
Have you thought about a forum topic with a list of FARR next features and an alpha testing download link?
Here is an example from the Samurize forum: http://www.samurize.com/modules/ipboard/index.php?showtopic=1539

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Re: Feature request: automatic shortcut generator
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2006, 07:37:30 AM »
that's a very good idea. we do have our mantis bugtracker page for each project, which is similar.
click on the Bug Tracker tab and select find+run robot from right hand dropdown box.
but farr2 user interface is still being hotly debated so some issues are up in the air..

ps.
does anyone know of a way to link to a specific program page on manits?