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Last post Author Topic: Latest FARR v2.00.140 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - Aug 15, 2007  (Read 376474 times)

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.56 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - February 25, 2007
« Reply #350 on: March 01, 2007, 06:53:08 AM »
I'll fix the problem with scores setting to 0.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.56 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - February 25, 2007
« Reply #351 on: March 02, 2007, 07:29:58 AM »
Are you looking into making FARR more compatible with Vista:

  • FARR seems to write out settings (to itself?) when the app is closed. This does not work in VISTA unless the app is run as administrator. Windows Defender will not start apps that require administrator privs on startup -> have to start FARR manually -- then UAC prompt appears. 
  • Because you can/t know in advance when you're going to change FARR options, you'll always run it in admin privs mode
  • Because of the prompt and increased security it's hard to instantly use it, so it takes away the most positive thing about FARR -- speed  and ease of usage.
  • tray Icon does not blend in with transparency
  • status bar of FARR is cut off at 2/3th height
Thanks for your great work. It's very much appreciated.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2007, 07:49:56 AM by justice »

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.56 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - February 25, 2007
« Reply #352 on: March 02, 2007, 07:44:58 AM »
Thanks for the report, sounds like i have to do some Vista compatible improvements. I think i can solve these easily by just using the Documents and Settings location for config file by default instead of application directory, which i do now, which is what is presumably causing the issues.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.56 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - February 25, 2007
« Reply #353 on: March 02, 2007, 07:50:48 AM »
I did notice WinRar not being allowed to extract into Program Files anymore so you might be right. Thanks again.  :Thmbsup: I'll add a screenshot to show you the layout issues.
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« Last Edit: March 02, 2007, 07:56:33 AM by justice »

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.56 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - February 25, 2007
« Reply #354 on: March 02, 2007, 10:06:51 AM »
justice - thanks for pointing these issues out. I just installed FARR on my Vista PC at home and noticed this same list of issues. I manually edited the config file and after that changes in the options dialog started getting saved like normal.

Are you looking into making FARR more compatible with Vista:

  • FARR seems to write out settings (to itself?) when the app is closed. This does not work in VISTA unless the app is run as administrator. Windows Defender will not start apps that require administrator privs on startup -> have to start FARR manually -- then UAC prompt appears. 
  • Because you can/t know in advance when you're going to change FARR options, you'll always run it in admin privs mode
  • Because of the prompt and increased security it's hard to instantly use it, so it takes away the most positive thing about FARR -- speed  and ease of usage.
  • tray Icon does not blend in with transparency
  • status bar of FARR is cut off at 2/3th height
Thanks for your great work. It's very much appreciated.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.56 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - February 25, 2007
« Reply #355 on: March 03, 2007, 10:53:21 AM »
Mouser... I think another bug. I don't use aliases that much (yet), and only updated to 2.00.56 last week after a month without updates, so I can't tell you when this bug emerged.

I start my aliases with a period "." and they always used to work fine.

But just now I typed:
 .w
intending to invoke my alias
 .weather
instead FARR brought up the same choices as happens if I just type
 w

Looking forward to a fix, also the fix for FARR's ignoring the first word of a multi-word entry as I reported last week.

Thank you!!

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.56 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - February 25, 2007
« Reply #356 on: March 04, 2007, 04:10:01 PM »
I too would really love to know that secret URL and beta test the new version...

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.56 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - February 25, 2007
« Reply #357 on: March 05, 2007, 09:56:31 AM »
mouser,
what's cooking? I think you were planing for at least an RC this week. Right?

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.56 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - February 25, 2007
« Reply #358 on: March 05, 2007, 03:14:49 PM »
perhaps mouser is having some unexpected adventures in VistaLand....

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.56 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - February 25, 2007
« Reply #359 on: March 05, 2007, 05:42:20 PM »
I think mouser forgot about farr and is now working on SSC. Just my guess. This was supposed to be in public beta 2 weeks ago :(

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.56 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - February 25, 2007
« Reply #360 on: March 06, 2007, 06:25:14 AM »
Sorry guys, I've been building a massive wall-to-wall bookcase and moving at the same time, and it's sapping alllllllll my time this last two weeks.  Good news is that things will be back to pretty much normal at the end of this week  :up:

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.56 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - February 25, 2007
« Reply #361 on: March 06, 2007, 09:43:46 AM »
Just 2 weeks to do all that??? It took me 3 months to move across the street!

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.56 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - February 25, 2007
« Reply #362 on: March 07, 2007, 10:36:25 AM »
Hmm care to give a guy a link to this new version if it's still not shown off to the public?

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.56 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - February 25, 2007
« Reply #363 on: March 07, 2007, 11:23:40 AM »
Wow this is some great stuff here. I'm gonna be testing this like crazy now and hopefully give you some good feedback. Thanks for the link.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.56 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - February 25, 2007
« Reply #364 on: March 08, 2007, 12:23:40 AM »
Thanks in advance for the beta Mouser. Keep up the great work.
pwood22  at gmail dot com

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.56 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - February 25, 2007
« Reply #365 on: March 08, 2007, 07:10:39 AM »
I tried it two weeks ago and love it.
And now, i want to beta test the next release with your benediction !!!

So can u give me the download link

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.56 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - February 25, 2007
« Reply #366 on: March 08, 2007, 07:18:52 AM »
ok guys, please message me directly for the betas rather than posting.
ps. new version will be out any day now.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.56 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - February 25, 2007
« Reply #367 on: March 09, 2007, 01:03:41 AM »
Sounds Great! Please send me link. Thanks

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.56 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - February 25, 2007
« Reply #368 on: March 09, 2007, 01:10:14 PM »
How do I download Find & Run Robot? for XP? I just read about it my Windows Secrets Newsletter.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.56 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - February 25, 2007
« Reply #369 on: March 09, 2007, 01:15:13 PM »
Version 1.x of FARR can be downloaded from its web page here: http://www.donationc...r/findrun/index.html

Anyone who wants to try version 2.x (major new release) should message me through the forum by clicking the little balloon icon under my name and asking me for the v2 alpha download.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.58 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 13, 2007
« Reply #370 on: March 13, 2007, 10:23:09 AM »
Alpha Version 2.00.58 is now uploaded to same address as previous alphas.  As always if you need a download link send me a private message via the forum or email.

Mostly bug fixes as you can see from the version history.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.58 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 13, 2007
« Reply #371 on: March 13, 2007, 02:09:44 PM »
As always, top notch work. I want to thank you for these magic touches of yours.

I welcome pretty much all these enhancements and bug fixes. I would like to pose these 2 questions please ...

- The alias keyword modified '+' does not work if it appears at beginning but works fine if at the end. That is, it launches the files immediately vs. providing it as an argument to alias results. I can live with it but was not sure if this is  your intended behavior.

- You had mentioned there will be some performance enhancements in one your posts but did not see any in the change list. What is the status on this issue?

For everything else, a big thank you.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.58 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 13, 2007
« Reply #372 on: March 13, 2007, 02:36:37 PM »
Thank you, mouser! Wonderful program, but I think still some issues...

Simple aliases are still not working as expected. When I type the period, FARR shows my aliases which begin with a period, but as soon as I type the next character (e.g. "w" for the ".weather" alias), no aliases are displayed. OTOH if I type "..w" it finds alias ".weather". Is this a change (maybe related to regex support) or a bug, or the way it always was? :-\
« Last Edit: March 13, 2007, 02:51:18 PM by jdmarch »

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.58 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 13, 2007
« Reply #373 on: March 13, 2007, 02:50:13 PM »
This fix is listed but the bug actually seems unchanged:
  "Fixed bug where first word was being ignored when search in a directory. "

(note that this bug is only relevant to when the "check full path for search words" option is checked.)

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.58 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 13, 2007
« Reply #374 on: March 13, 2007, 03:00:20 PM »
cnewtonne the action alias thing is written up on a little card in front of me, i havent forgotten it, it's next.

jdmarch, checking your issues now, i may have turned off the "check full path" option and thought i fixed it.