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Author Topic: Feature Request - alternative matching algorithym  (Read 2787 times)

taiotoshi

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Feature Request - alternative matching algorithym
« on: April 12, 2006, 06:11:51 AM »
Hi,

I would suggest an (optional) alternative matching algo to solve the following problem:

Suppose you have the these Shortcuts:

Microsoft Visual Studio 2003
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005

It is very difficult to select between VS 2003 / VS 2005 (when both are in frequent use) without using the cursor keys.
You have to enter at least 'dio 2003'  or 'dio 2005'.

It would be nice if the matching algo would optionaly looks for shortcuts that have the entered characters in that particular order but must NOT be following each other immediately. This way I could easily launch with

 VS3 or VS5

I think that's the way quicksliver or colibri do the matching. I find this more intiuitive.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2006, 06:13:31 AM by taiotoshi »

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Re: Feature Request - alternative matching algorithym
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2006, 06:35:28 AM »
Yes, that's an important feature, already asked for a few times.
It's on mouser's ToDo list.
But still, it's always good to have people remembering it! :D

If you only have those 2 programs that anoy you, you could create an alias for each of them.

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Re: Feature Request - alternative matching algorithym
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2006, 06:42:53 AM »
Oh sorry, I searched the forum, but found nothing in that direction ...

No. it's not only for those two progs.
I like this feature because it's creates shortcuts which are 'easyer to remember' like

MNS for 'Mobile Net Switch'
PM for 'Password Manager'
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I wouldn't like to create an alias for each one ...

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Re: Feature Request - alternative matching algorithym
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2006, 06:46:40 AM »
Oh sorry, I searched the forum, but found nothing in that direction ...
Don't worry, it's normal you can't find anything, there is too much to search through ;)

No. it's not only for those two progs.
I like this feature because it's creates shortcuts which are 'easyer to remember' like

MNS for 'Mobile Net Switch'
PM for 'Password Manager'
...

I wouldn't like to create an alias for each one ...
I sure can understand you. Don't worry, mouser has informed us that FARR v2 (aka mercury runner) is on it's way :D
Now, let's all hold hands and hope it won't take long. ;)

BTW.. Welcome to the DC community!

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Re: Feature Request - alternative matching algorithym
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2006, 05:02:08 AM »
this is definitely planned - and in fact you've given me a good idea that matches well with the heuristic scoring algorithm, which is that matching first letters of words should have a higher heuristic score than simply matching in order.