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Author Topic: Latest FARR v2.00.140 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - Aug 15, 2007  (Read 330072 times)
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« Reply #175 on: January 17, 2007, 10:46:39 PM »

We may need to add a "Go to Directory" and "Go to Target"  items to the R/C menu.

The "Jump to directory" menu choice let's you view, but I often need to copy/paste from one dir to another.  My computer is also a repository of data files and setup.exe files that I have to copy to a USB drive for various users.

If someone knows this is already included, please advise how it works.

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« Reply #176 on: January 18, 2007, 01:08:11 AM »

i think the options are all there that you are asking for..


the "jump" puts the directory of the item in the farr built in text edit field.
the others launch your file browser or copy item path.
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« Reply #177 on: January 18, 2007, 02:13:40 AM »

i think the options are all there that you are asking for..
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the "jump" puts the directory of the item in the farr built in text edit field.
the others launch your file browser or copy item path.

Roger!  Sorry for the bother.  I guess I just didn't see them.

Thanks!
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« Reply #178 on: January 18, 2007, 02:39:59 AM »

Maybe watching 200 million highway stripes go by while I drove a truck has made me somewhat mundane, but I am perfectly content with the default skin!   Besides the sheer undecorated utility reminds me of a robot.  Can one of our resident "Rembrandts" maybe do a mock-up of a skin that looks "robotic?"  (Sorry, that was just an uncontrollable flight of wild fantastical imagination!)
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« Reply #179 on: January 18, 2007, 04:54:12 AM »

The "Jump to directory" menu choice let's you view, but I often need to copy/paste from one dir to another.  My computer is also a repository of data files and setup.exe files that I have to copy to a USB drive for various users.

If someone knows this is already included, please advise how it works.

Thanks!

Other way to do this now - "launching" a folder copies its path to the search box, so that it appears as the first entry in the results.

Find and launch your destination folder.
Hit Enter to open it in your file manager.
Find your source files in FARR and Control-drop them to the file manager.

This works very well - thanks Mouser!

Two small points:
  • Drop and Control-drop work as expected, but the drag icon is the same for each.
  • Left-arrow in the results window doesn't do anything now in a launched unless it's on the directory entry, which makes sense. But when you have a set of results from varying directories, could it "launch" the parent directory of the selected directory\file?

Another idea: couldn't ESC now clear the search window and show the history list?
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« Reply #180 on: January 19, 2007, 01:04:10 AM »

Well I make full use of escape as it is. If you are in results list and hit Esc you go back to the search bar.

The only small improvement I want for Escape is when I return to the search bar to have the previous search highlighted. Now the cursor stays at the end of search text. Please make it to highlight all the searched text so that the new search starts immediately.

Screenshots of what it does now and what I suggest



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« Reply #181 on: January 19, 2007, 01:07:58 AM »

Well I make full use of escape as it is. If you are in results list and hit Esc you go back to the search bar.

The only small improvement I want for Escape is when I return to the search bar to have the previous search highlighted. Now the cursor stays at the end of search text. Please make it to highlight all the searched text so that the new search starts immediately.


Excellent suggestion, but I think someone beat you to it.  My FARR does this already!  What version do you have... mine is 2.00.35?

Mouser - per chance, is there a setting for this behavior?
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« Reply #182 on: January 19, 2007, 01:12:05 AM »

i think we are thinking very much alike - it's just in my implementation, the first time you hit escape it brings you to the edit box (assuming you arent there already).  If you hit escape from within the edit box, it does exactly as you say and highlights the existing search so that you can type a new one.  And if you hit escape while the existing text is highlighted then it closes the window.  I find this pretty natural but i'm willing to make escape highlight the complete text right away (the extra step makes it a little easier to hit escape to interrupt a search and ADD terms).  So basically escape operates in stages, always canceling current operation and putting you back a step.

Babis, you still need to get your self an improved screenshot tool which takes png images which wont have all that noise you see in your imags.  I still recommend my own Screenshot Captor (visit web page here).
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« Reply #183 on: January 19, 2007, 02:32:26 AM »

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Babis, you still need to get your self an improved screenshot tool which takes png images which wont have all that noise you see in your imags.  I still recommend my own Screenshot Captor

yeah Babis, do us all a favour.. Wink or at least increase the JPG quality to at least 85.
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« Reply #184 on: January 19, 2007, 03:40:27 AM »

Babis, you still need to get your self an improved screenshot tool which takes png images which wont have all that noise you see in your imags.  I still recommend my own Screenshot Captor (visit web page here).

I am using HyperSnap, but I will try screenshotcaptor.
I made the original pics small only to load faster and not waste your bandwith
BTW I updated now with bmps

i think we are thinking very much alike - it's just in my implementation, the first time you hit escape it brings you to the edit box (assuming you arent there already).  If you hit escape from within the edit box, it does exactly as you say and highlights the existing search so that you can type a new one.  And if you hit escape while the existing text is highlighted then it closes the window.  I find this pretty natural but i'm willing to make escape highlight the complete text right away (the extra step makes it a little easier to hit escape to interrupt a search and ADD terms).  So basically escape operates in stages, always canceling current operation and putting you back a step.

Well I haven't noticed that you have to hit twice escape.
Now I am covered so you can ignore the request.
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« Reply #185 on: January 19, 2007, 06:29:05 AM »

in general, png is almost always best for screenshots - it's lossless like bmp but compressed (bmps can get huge).
jpg is good for photographs but not so good for things like screenshots.
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« Reply #186 on: January 19, 2007, 11:04:43 AM »

i think we are thinking very much alike - it's just in my implementation, the first time you hit escape it brings you to the edit box (assuming you arent there already).  If you hit escape from within the edit box, it does exactly as you say and highlights the existing search so that you can type a new one.  And if you hit escape while the existing text is highlighted then it closes the window.  I find this pretty natural but i'm willing to make escape highlight the complete text right away (the extra step makes it a little easier to hit escape to interrupt a search and ADD terms).  So basically escape operates in stages, always canceling current operation and putting you back a step.


Yes, I'd forgotten about the "escape to edit box" stage. Turns out I was using it without thinking about it, a sure sign that it's a GOOD IDEA.

My suggestion is to change the "escape in edit box" because:

  • It's not an intuitive thing for escape to do. It feels like a hack.
  • The next move is going to delete the search string and remove the search results anyway, so why not delete it now?
  • If you do that (i.e. press delete after escape as currently set) you get a sensible escape action - you are in the same state as if you had started FARR afresh.
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« Reply #187 on: January 21, 2007, 08:53:57 PM »

I've just uploaded v 2.00.37 - with TONS of improvements and changes.  I wanted to get this up tonight so i expect that there may be some oddities and little bugs, but the major functionality for v2 is all in place now.

Help items for the new stuff is still very very sparse but i'll be filling it out this week.  Feel free to ask what the new options and stuff do here if you can't figure it out.



My new favorite feature - the new skin combo box which makes it super easy to preview skins.,
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« Reply #188 on: January 21, 2007, 09:23:14 PM »

looks good, mouser. the aliases are working again eventhough not the open all aliases shortcut (Ctrl+Enter).. i like the new "File vs. Folder Score Ratio" settings but on the results box, the spacing could be reduced for a slimmer looking results.. smiley

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« Reply #189 on: January 21, 2007, 09:28:42 PM »

Ctrl+Alt+Enter launches all.
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« Reply #190 on: January 21, 2007, 09:40:31 PM »

Ctrl+Alt+Enter launches all.
yup, it works.. thumbs up what about the spacing?
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« Reply #191 on: January 22, 2007, 09:20:36 PM »

Hi

Can I have access to current alpha release?

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« Reply #192 on: January 22, 2007, 09:41:42 PM »

Can I have access to current alpha release?
check your PM.. Wink
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« Reply #193 on: January 23, 2007, 01:08:31 AM »

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what about the spacing?
Yep, i'll tighten it up.
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« Reply #194 on: January 23, 2007, 10:13:45 PM »

Hmm mouser, i thought you are going to release the public version at this newsletter....

Since you are not ready for the public release, can i have the current alpha version please?

Thanks smiley

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« Reply #195 on: January 23, 2007, 10:31:16 PM »

reko100, check your PM.. btw, mouser, why not put the alpha version's link in public? maybe you can change the title bar of Farr's main window to say that this is the alpha version..
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« Reply #196 on: January 23, 2007, 10:44:07 PM »

thanks lanux, thats fast.... Kiss
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« Reply #197 on: January 23, 2007, 11:46:14 PM »

Hi,

Just tried V2, and i loved it especially with the faster search speed and directory search.... Kiss

Excellent work, mouser... Thmbsup

Two things to comment:

1. Is it possible to put a date modified column at the search display...easier for me to view my recent document...

2. was playing around with the skinning part of FARR, and was spooked for a moment to find clearlooks-Human.skn...fun stuff. Did not choose it as i dont want human skin on my FARR... tongue

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« Reply #198 on: January 24, 2007, 12:40:18 AM »

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Mouser,

This works better than a lot of "Gold" releases I've seen.  Why are you calling it "Alpha?"  What needs to be in it to make it a "Beta?"

No criticism whatsoever, just curious.
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« Reply #199 on: January 24, 2007, 01:41:28 AM »

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This works better than a lot of "Gold" releases I've seen.  Why are you calling it "Alpha?"  What needs to be in it to make it a "Beta?"

Google has gotten famous for keeping everything they make in Beta stage forever.  So I figure I can become more famous than google if i keep all my programs in Alpha stage forever.

The only problem is that there is nothing before Alpha... or is there..
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