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Author Topic: alias for toggle internet proxy  (Read 2827 times)

wjamoe

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alias for toggle internet proxy
« on: July 29, 2012, 03:51 AM »
You might like this, it is a simple alias for toggling the internet proxy on/off

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"%FARRDIR%\Scripts\Control Panel (cpanel)\Internet Options (cpanel).lnk";;;sendkeys {sleep 1500}+{TAB}{HOME}{RIGHT}{RIGHT}{RIGHT}{RIGHT}%l%x

it will show the new state .

if you want to reverse the state press {SPACE}

you now have to to press {ENTER} twice to commit the setting

assumptions:
  • this version only  works for english version of windows (Lan settings, proXy)
  • it only works if your system administrator did not disable the communication dialog (5th TAB)
  • there are no built in checks, to verify the above!

maybe you can modify it and upload a version for your language.

wiem
« Last Edit: July 30, 2012, 02:02 PM by wjamoe, Reason: (previous version contrained error!) »

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Re: alias for toggle internet proxy
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2012, 08:11 AM »
@wjamoe: Thanks for that post. I don't need the alias (not yet, anyway), but it just taught me something about the simplicity of an alias in FARR.

Filipe Meira Castro

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Re: alias for toggle internet proxy
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2012, 03:19 PM »
Seems really nice, thanks for sharing :)

Unfortunatly it does not work in my computer (W7 32b, latest FARR), after troubleshooting found the window gets out of focus with the sleep command {sleep 1500}

Tried, offcourse, taking it out or increasing but it does not help..

If I just lauch the command and do the keys by myself then it works...

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Re: alias for toggle internet proxy
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2012, 04:46 PM »
Filipe, it may be that you have an option set for FARR to grab focus. now whether you want to keep that or not i dont know.

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Re: alias for toggle internet proxy
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2012, 05:42 PM »
I just added a commandline mode to my IE Proxy Toggle application so that your alias can work more reliably across all languages.  Download the application, unpack it to a folder and you can call it in your alias like these examples:

c:\path\to\ieproxytoggle.exe -on
c:\path\to\ieproxytoggle.exe -off
c:\path\to\ieproxytoggle.exe -toggle


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Re: alias for toggle internet proxy
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2012, 02:02 PM »
Skwire, I was looking for a small proxy toggle tool, but I couldn't find it. Thanks, I'm certainly going to use your program. :Thmbsup:

There is only a very small advantage of my alias over your exe, it will work out of the box.  ;) (most of the time)