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Author Topic: control panel app searches  (Read 2603 times)

fredphoesh

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control panel app searches
« on: November 15, 2013, 03:00:44 PM »
Hi guys,

I was just testing cpanel an mmc which are both useful and very nice, but i'd like cpanel to also search the apps within a category, for example, in win8.1 if you type advanced sharing in the charms search, about (a dismal) 22 seconds later, Manage Advanced Sharing Settings shows up... I'd love to be able to type cpanel sleep and get all the control panel settings for sleep, be it screen or hard drive or system etc...

Is that doable currently?

tx guys,

Mark.

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Re: control panel app searches
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2013, 03:43:22 PM »
Hi Mark.

The FARR aliases for things like cpanel and mmc should let you filter/refine the results just by typing stuff after "cpanel" or "mmc"

Try that and let me know if it does what you want.

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Re: control panel app searches
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2013, 03:48:12 PM »
Hi mate, yeah, sorry my post wasnt clear... I had been trying out those commands, useful in some places, where you know the name of the cpanel category, but it does not look at the smaller apps within those cpanel "chapters"... for example, typing cpanel sleep finds nothing.

It would be nice if it found sleep settings for HD, for screen, for computer etc...

Cheers,
Mark.

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Re: control panel app searches
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2013, 03:58:29 PM »
if those "sub" areas can be triggered/accessed directly in the same way the main ones can, it might be possible to add them to the cpanel alias.

so i guess the question is, can you make aliases for those "sub" category items?  or is there no good way to open the control panel directly to those sub-areas?

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Re: control panel app searches
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2013, 04:16:28 PM »
You can always play around with GodMode folder.
The trick is to create the GodMode folder, and then create a shortcut to every item in a new location (just drag and drop to a new folder). You can remove the original GodMode folder after you create the shortcuts. Then you point FARR to that new folder and voila - you have search of all the possible actions in Control panel.
It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.

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Re: control panel app searches
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2013, 05:22:24 PM »
just drag and drop to a new folder

alt + drag and drop (?) (to create shortcuts)

Yeah, for some reason it only works (with FARR anyway) when you make the shortcuts.
See:
http://www.donationc....msg287394#msg287394
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Re: control panel app searches
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2013, 02:49:35 AM »
It doesn't work with FARR in normal GodMode folder because that folder is basically empty, but windows explorer interprets it in a special way an populates it with actions. When you create the shortcuts then FARR can access them.

For me just drag and drop worked for creating shortcuts, because that are special items and can't be moved or copied - windows defaults to creating shortcuts. But I suppose that alt + drag and drop can't hurt as it is the default way. :)
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Re: control panel app searches
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2013, 06:52:47 AM »
just drag and drop to a new folder

alt + drag and drop (?) (to create shortcuts)

[/quote]

Awesome, works perfectly, thanks guys!
I created the Godfolder, (by creating a new folder called "GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}") and then selected ALL the items, Alt Dragged them to a new folder called Shortcuts (in my documents/donationcoder folder) and vioala!
Thanks fellas,
Mark.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2013, 08:58:46 AM by fredphoesh, Reason: added godmode folder creation detail... »

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Re: control panel app searches
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2013, 04:51:04 PM »
Nice. This thread may help others.   :up: