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Author Topic: Latest FARR v2.00.140 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - Aug 15, 2007  (Read 331942 times)
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« Reply #225 on: January 30, 2007, 07:22:13 PM »

Hi Mouser,

I just noticed that the window transparency setting doesn't work anymore. It actually works only when I move the slide, but once it's set and I close the Option window, the FARR main window goes back to its normal opacity.

Screenshots :
- on the first screenshot you can see that the "window transparency" setting is set to about medium transparency, but FARR is completely "opaque" (not transparent).
- On the second screen shot, FARR becomes transparent when I move the cursor with my mouse... but it will go back to its opacity as soon as I'll close the Option window.

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« Reply #226 on: January 30, 2007, 07:24:49 PM »

confirmed. will fix.
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« Reply #227 on: January 30, 2007, 11:35:48 PM »

i'd love to beta test!
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« Reply #228 on: January 31, 2007, 03:29:42 AM »

hmm.. what on earth have i done.. and why aren't these things happening for me..
sounds like an issue with my autoshrink timer - ill have another look.
now we know why these are still alphas  undecided
Here is what happened after some more testing:

  • I restarted FARR without changing any options - the problem was still there.
  • I turned off "Auto shrink", restarted FARR and turned it on again and it worked fine!
  • When I restarted FARR, the problem came back.

So it seems to be some startup issue, maybe?

Also, when I turn the "auto shrink" option OFF, it seems that the FARR window stays the same size no matter what. So if the window is really small (because there were no results) when you turn the option off, it stays that way and you can't see the search results anymore.
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« Reply #229 on: January 31, 2007, 03:56:11 AM »

Arjen, can you check what version # it says you are running in your about box?
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« Reply #230 on: January 31, 2007, 04:16:41 AM »

Arjen, can you check what version # it says you are running in your about box?
2.00.39
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« Reply #231 on: January 31, 2007, 05:35:49 PM »

I just noticed that the window transparency setting doesn't work anymore. It actually works only when I move the slide, but once it's set and I close the Option window, the FARR main window goes back to its normal opacity.

I've noticed this behavior when the skin pack is installed. Without it, transparency setting works ok.

Bob
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« Reply #232 on: January 31, 2007, 05:36:59 PM »

Hi Mouser,

First off, I think V2 is really wonderful. I really appreciate the addition of phrase search and the directory modifiers. Those are two great features (IMO).

I was playing around and discovered the following:  When using the arrow  keys to navigate folder structures in the results pane, the focus switches back  the search box after pressing one arrow key. For navigation purposes, I think it would be better for the results pane to maintain focus, so that the user can keep stepping through the directory hierarchy, rather than having to hit the down arrow to get focus back to the results pane. This fits in the realm of being a minor annoyance, but I think maintaining focus (if not hard to do) is the way to go.

Also, I note that when the path you are navigating contains a "-", that the part of the path after the "-" gets parsed out and appended to the end of the path string in the search box. IMO, this is a minor thing, and I'm not sure how you'd fix this without changing the "-" modifier to a character that is not acceptible in folder or file names.

Thanks again!
Bob
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« Reply #233 on: January 31, 2007, 05:49:34 PM »

I was playing around and discovered the following:  When using the arrow  keys to navigate folder structures in the results pane, the focus switches back  the search box after pressing one arrow key. For navigation purposes, I think it would be better for the results pane to maintain focus, so that the user can keep stepping through the directory hierarchy, rather than having to hit the down arrow to get focus back to the results pane. This fits in the realm of being a minor annoyance, but I think maintaining focus (if not hard to do) is the way to go.
Actually, that made me find something too. When navigating through folders, if you select a folder and press TAB, the name of the folder is copied to the inputbox, and the focus stays on the results and the only result is that same folder. I think that doesn't make sense. Either the focus is returned to the inputbox, or the other folders and results for that folder should come up.
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« Reply #234 on: February 01, 2007, 08:23:19 AM »

I was playing around and discovered the following:  When using the arrow  keys to navigate folder structures in the results pane, the focus switches back  the search box after pressing one arrow key. For navigation purposes, I think it would be better for the results pane to maintain focus, so that the user can keep stepping through the directory hierarchy, rather than having to hit the down arrow to get focus back to the results pane. This fits in the realm of being a minor annoyance, but I think maintaining focus (if not hard to do) is the way to go.
Actually, that made me find something too. When navigating through folders, if you select a folder and press TAB, the name of the folder is copied to the inputbox, and the focus stays on the results and the only result is that same folder. I think that doesn't make sense. Either the focus is returned to the inputbox, or the other folders and results for that folder should come up.

So "Select,Tab" should do what "Select, Right Arrow" does now, and "Select, Right Arrow" should have the same result, but leave the focus on the first entry in the results. "Select, Left Arrow" is the same, but the first entry is the parent of the previously-selected item?

Makes sense to me!  cheesy

I'm thinking, too, that plugins and aliases should appear to the user as if they were folders, probably stored and organised in something like LBC's .mcf  files.
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« Reply #235 on: February 01, 2007, 08:31:14 AM »

ive started working on plugins.

They will be automatically loaded/detected when found in the Plugins directory; there will be a tab for them in the options so you can configure each one or disable it if you dont want to use it.
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« Reply #236 on: February 02, 2007, 12:58:25 AM »

i will put on my todo list an option for grabbing/showing/sorting/biasing-scores by date.
it may slow things down a little so ill make it optional.

Please consider and this feature, thanks.
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« Reply #237 on: February 02, 2007, 09:29:39 AM »

Babis, that has already been added in latest v2 alpha.
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« Reply #238 on: February 03, 2007, 01:01:57 AM »

Thanks for implementing this option. I am not sure how it works. I went to options>heuristic scoring and gave "recency date bonus" the highest score. However when I type ".txt" the most recent text file is not on top of search results.




BTW the thread displays v.2.00.39 and my new installation v.2.00.41. That's why I just updated because I thought I had the most recent version.



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« Reply #239 on: February 03, 2007, 08:44:08 AM »

I use this program daily and I'd love to test the new alpha. Btw, it would be awesome if you could integrate this into a taskbar toolbar somehow.
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« Reply #240 on: February 03, 2007, 10:07:43 AM »

I agree!!! That would rock! Mouser, chalk me up for taskbar toolbar support. +1
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« Reply #241 on: February 03, 2007, 10:11:32 AM »

I'd like to try the latest alpha too. I'll report problems I find  smiley
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« Reply #242 on: February 03, 2007, 11:24:21 AM »

First bug to report  smiley
When using path completion if the directory contains a dash, the path will be repeated as you continue to press Tab.
Example:
c:\temp\bob-1.0
FARR will continue appending like so:
C:\tempcbg\bob-1.0\-1.0\-1.0\-1.0
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« Reply #243 on: February 03, 2007, 01:18:02 PM »

Btw, it would be awesome if you could integrate this into a taskbar toolbar somehow.

May this belongs to another thread, but I wonder what extra functionnality would that add?
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« Reply #244 on: February 04, 2007, 10:55:11 AM »

Btw, it would be awesome if you could integrate this into a taskbar toolbar somehow.

May this belongs to another thread, but I wonder what extra functionnality would that add?
I just think it's convenient. I have an explorer address bar on my taskbar, and even though I always have FARR running, I find myself going to the address bar a lot to quickly open directories. Maybe it just seems more readily available to me because it's always visible.
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« Reply #245 on: February 04, 2007, 12:20:04 PM »

Yes, it will always be visible, and the current key combos to access farr could still apply and bring focus to the entry field in the taskbar. Farr would also be quicker because you wouldnt have to bring up the main interface, as its always visible in the taskbar.
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« Reply #246 on: February 04, 2007, 05:06:07 PM »

I just think it's convenient. I have an explorer address bar on my taskbar, and even though I always have FARR running, I find myself going to the address bar a lot to quickly open directories. Maybe it just seems more readily available to me because it's always visible.

I just never use the address bar anymore. But I can understand that you like having everything in one place. It would be a bit like the Copernic bar, or the gnome deskbar (in Linux).

speaking of Linux... Mouser, have you ever thought of porting FARR to Linux? would that be hard? I tried it with Wine at some point and it kinda worked -- but I didn't try it that much since my main working platform is Windows (until I can find a replacement for every single app). (Anybody using Linux around here?  smiley )

Farr would also be quicker because you wouldnt have to bring up the main interface, as its always visible in the taskbar.

Probably, yes. If it adds some speed, I'm all for it!
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« Reply #247 on: February 04, 2007, 05:11:00 PM »

its unlikely farr will ever be ported to linux, but these launch tools are starting to get popular so i expect linux will have some more good alternatives for linux in the coming year or so (written by others!).
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« Reply #248 on: February 04, 2007, 07:03:05 PM »

V2.00.42 is up (see first post in thread for details) - same secret url as before - message me for download link.

It's Mostly a minor update with bugfix, however you can call up control panel stuff (just type in control panel item description or type cpanel)
Plugins are coming soon!

This is getting close to public release time.
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« Reply #249 on: February 04, 2007, 07:08:07 PM »

PLUGINS! YEAY!!!!!!! I read control panel and the first thought that came to mind was "Can he make the alias cpanel?" and look at that, he did. You are on the ball mousey. Great job!
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