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Author Topic: Feature request for group alias  (Read 3960 times)

nitrix-ud

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Feature request for group alias
« on: May 12, 2006, 11:45:14 AM »
Hi Mouser,

Thanks for this great program !

I've thought of an interesting feature (i think)

it would be great to be able to point to a text file instead of filling up the "results" text box

for example, instead of having :
paste date | paste %date%
paste time | paste %time%
paste date and time | paste %datetime%


one could specify a text file instead containing the very same text...
use following file : C:\Documents and Settings\Nico\My Documents\Program Files\FindAndRunRobot\goup aliases\paste.txt

But then, it would be easy to create scripts (using autohotkey ;)) to do many things
for example :
- adding a new snippet to the paste group
- adding a folder, a file, etc.
- adding lines recursively

Cheers, Nico



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Re: Feature request for group alias
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2006, 04:23:59 PM »
I'm not usre if this is what you're looking for, but the alias are already saved in a text file.
Just go to the folder you have installed farr, and open FindAndRunRobot.ini.
Scroll down to LaunchAlias, and you'll find all the alias there. The syntax might freighten you, but i think mouser should have some good links on how to edit that part.

(sorry if this isn't really what you're looking for ;) )

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Re: Feature request for group alias
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2006, 10:22:38 PM »
i think this is an interesting idea.. maybe as part of the larger plugin system.

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Re: Feature request for group alias
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2006, 12:50:29 PM »
Hi,

Thanks for your answer jgpaiva, i've noticed the FindAndRunRobot.ini file, however i don't feel confortable editing this file, and we never know, the structure could very well change, i think to keep FARR as robust as possible, it would be better to change specific text files (one per alias - and if results are not specified into the text box)

@mouser, i'm happy you find it an interesting idea, the idea of a larger plugin system sounds exciting !

An other idea, is to be able to specify "command line modifier" for specific extension, for example for people using AI Roboform (i'm sure you know mouser ;)):

One could use FARR to find the passcard, but to login you have to open the context menu and choose Login (which is already a great feature !!)

But what about being able to specify that for .rfp files, FARR should use the following pattern to launch it:
Passcards.exe -l "C:\My RoboForm Data\Dave\Bank of AM.rfp" (-l being a command line argument to login, and not to edit the passcard)

it would be an extension of the alias system
you specify a file extension (or a folder, why simplify ;))
and for that particular file extension you set a rule saying if you launch such a file
it does
Passcards.exe -l $$1
where $$1 is the file

I'm sure it would be usefull for many many other apps

Cheers, Nico

Keep up the good work mouser, you apps are so gooood  :Thmbsup:
« Last Edit: May 14, 2006, 12:54:17 PM by nitrix-ud »

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Re: Feature request for group alias
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2006, 12:57:16 PM »
this request is very much in line with the idea of making ACTIONS and FILES work together well and in a sophisticated way, so that you could have actions that get applied to specific kinds of files and vice versa.

so that if you chose an .rfp type file, farr would know to present you with a set of actions which included custom actions like you say, OR
you might type like an action "passcard" which would know that the next thing you need to specify is an .rfp type filename.

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Re: Feature request for group alias
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2006, 02:35:02 PM »
It amazes me everyday as everyone seems to come with the same idea, it's incredible.
This feature has been requested so many times, in many forms, by different people.
I guess this just proves it should be implemented ;)