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Author Topic: command to open options with myaliases.alias?  (Read 1518 times)

Nod5

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command to open options with myaliases.alias?
« on: June 25, 2013, 02:58:31 PM »
Any alias shown in the FARR results list has a right click context menu action called "visit the source alias" which opens the options window with the right alias group file selected in the tree view. Is there a special search phrase for the same action i.e. opening help with myaliases.alias focused? The special search phrases in the help file doesn't list such a command. But I was thinking there was one anyway given that the context menu actionb can make that jump.

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Re: command to open options with myaliases.alias?
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2013, 01:08:27 PM »
hmm.. no there is no command to do that currently.

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Re: command to open options with myaliases.alias?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2013, 01:36:08 PM »
I took the scripting route. In the unlikely case that someone else wants this:
Save this autohotkey script somewhere as farr_options.ahk
winwait, ahk_class TOptionsForm
winactivate, ahk_class TOptionsForm
ControlFocus, TTreeView1, ahk_class TOptionsForm
send AL
ControlFocus, TListView1, ahk_class TOptionsForm
send {down}
exitapp
Then create a FARR alias to launch options with something like this in the results field:
FARR options | dolaunch C:\farr_options.ahk ;;; dosearch gooptions

This saves me one second now and then. Some time after 2018 I will have earned back the seconds spent in figuring out the script (reference: http://xkcd.com/1205/ ) :D