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Author Topic: Drag and Drop of folders/icons not working  (Read 3156 times)

mark_ninan

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Drag and Drop of folders/icons not working
« on: April 07, 2014, 10:27:42 PM »
Hi Mouser, Recently got a new laptop - downloaded the latest FARR.. duh...

Was trying to make new aliases/keywords by dragging and dropping folders and icons into the FARR searchbox but was unable to.

Is the Drag and drop function still in FARR or is there something that i have to enable..

Please help..


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Re: Drag and Drop of folders/icons not working
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2014, 01:20:12 AM »
still works here on my pc  :tellme:

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Re: Drag and Drop of folders/icons not working
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2014, 10:35:49 AM »
Haha - guess what - I tried to install it on my desktop - also quite new (win 8.1)

and it works!.... Guess there's something wrong with my pc... - any suggestions to help?

Is it possible to keep the aliases which i've created thus far and re-install it?

By the way... Thanks for the quick reply! :)


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Re: Drag and Drop of folders/icons not working
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2014, 10:39:42 AM »
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Is it possible to keep the aliases which i've created thus far and re-install it?

Yes, backup your alias files.  Custom aliases should be in:
MyDocuments\DonationCoder\FindAndRunRobot\AliasGroups\MyCustom

But it's hard for me to see how reinstalling will fix the problem -- in fact I can't think of anything that could cause this problem  :huh:

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Re: Drag and Drop of folders/icons not working
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2014, 12:28:25 PM »
 >:(  :(

You're right........ sigh........ new com and FARR doesn't work right....... probably not FARR's fault....(tried the portable version as well..)

let me know if you want to check my com remotely... via team viewer or something and solve this bug.... hahahah....

Thanks Jesse, have a good day..


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Re: Drag and Drop of folders/icons not working
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2014, 12:29:02 PM »
anyways the backup worked great.. thanks! :up:

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Re: Drag and Drop of folders/icons not working
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2014, 04:19:45 AM »
Hi Jesse,

Just curious, is FARR coded to be 2560x1440 compatible? I've noticed that quite a few programs which used to open normally(size wise) are extremely small...

Could that by any chance be the problem? 2560x1440 is the recommended resolution - even if you change it manually.. it would automatically go back to that resolution...

By any chance would you consider adding an "add alias/keyword" into the right-click menu(at least for the installed version of FARR)?
It would be a whole lot easier to add keywords this way...


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Re: Drag and Drop of folders/icons not working
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2014, 04:24:55 AM »
FARR should run fine on any resolution, though as with all of my apps, the options dialog may have small fonts.

As for right click menu item, you mean add a menu item to your windows explorer file browser to add an item to FARR?

There is already a right-click add alias item in farr itself, so if you search for an item in far (or use directory browsing option in farr), you can right-click to add an alias for it.

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Re: Drag and Drop of folders/icons not working
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2014, 04:40:55 AM »
Yes I understand the one in-built in FARR... Use that quite a bit as well..

My suggestion is if for example there's an icon/file/folder...
ok let's say a Mozilla Firefox icon on your desktop... and you want to make an alias/keyword for it.

By using the right-click of your mouse, you can have an option in the right-click menu which adds a "New keyword alias/Group".

This could be done in the desktop or any folder in the operating system....  :D

What say you Jesse?


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Re: Drag and Drop of folders/icons not working
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2014, 05:01:49 AM »
I can definitely see the use of it.. I am just always hesitant to make those kinds of things that change system registry.. There are some good free tools you could use to do it yourself:
http://www.lopesoft.com/en/filemenutools

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Re: Drag and Drop of folders/icons not working
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2014, 08:35:56 AM »
Dear Jesse,

Thank you for the suggestion! It was something that I was looking for!

However I haven't the faintest idea as to how to add the 'keyword/alias thingy' to the right-click menu... (not computer savy.. apologies..)

2 suggestions come to mind...

1) Could you help show me how to add this into the right-click menu?

2) Could you by any chance add this into FARR - but not as a default function. i.e Users will have to enable this function by perhaps checking a box in the settings of FARR. (Basically users are given the choice as to how to configure FARR..  :)

Please let me know what you think.


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Mark.