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Last post Author Topic: Latest FARR v2.00.140 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - Aug 15, 2007  (Read 376022 times)

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.59 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 14, 2007
« Reply #400 on: March 18, 2007, 04:10:30 AM »
pwood22_fr: look at the post above yours for how to get a download link

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.59 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 14, 2007
« Reply #401 on: March 18, 2007, 07:23:59 AM »
as darwin points out in his picture, anyone can have the download link, just click the little "balloon" looking icon under my name and send me a personal message via the forum (or via email at mouser@donationcoder.com), rather than posting on this thread plz :)

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.59 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 14, 2007
« Reply #402 on: March 18, 2007, 03:35:10 PM »
Suggestion:

enter "alias" or something like that, should list up all available alias commands
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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.59 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 14, 2007
« Reply #403 on: March 18, 2007, 04:12:44 PM »
agroups does that.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.59 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 14, 2007
« Reply #404 on: March 18, 2007, 04:19:21 PM »
perfect thanks  :Thmbsup:
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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.59 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 14, 2007
« Reply #405 on: March 18, 2007, 04:21:46 PM »
you could ask me to add a feature to show the regex pattern for each in the righthand column when you do agroups.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.59 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 14, 2007
« Reply #406 on: March 19, 2007, 06:08:12 AM »
BTW
The new version works great !!  :Thmbsup: :-*
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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.59 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 14, 2007
« Reply #407 on: March 21, 2007, 05:19:55 AM »
FARR can't find items in when it is in a folder that contain a folder of the same name. If I am in c:\devel and there is a c:\devel\devel\, I won't be able to see and select anything.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.59 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 14, 2007
« Reply #408 on: March 21, 2007, 09:16:08 AM »
Mouser,
I do not know if it is only me or it is for real. I'm noticing that FARR is now slower than what it used to be before in the earlier releases of this beta. I can characterize it as follows...

- FARR skipping letters as you type fast.
- FARR taking 3-5 seconds to show results specially when you do alias search. I noticed that the larger your alias collections the slower it gets.

It would be nice if others confirm or dispute these findings. It is just this is so critical of a behavior I thought I should bring it to the foreground now.

Thanks

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.59 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 14, 2007
« Reply #409 on: March 21, 2007, 09:34:46 AM »
I'd like to try the beta

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.59 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 14, 2007
« Reply #410 on: March 21, 2007, 11:04:19 AM »
Bug report on v2.00.60 (60??):
On a clear editbox (history results), the [launch first result on pressing Enter] option isn't working.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.59 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 14, 2007
« Reply #411 on: March 21, 2007, 09:08:34 PM »
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FARR can't find items in when it is in a folder that contain a folder of the same name. If I am in c:\devel and there is a c:\devel\devel\, I won't be able to see and select anything.

i'm having a hard time reproducing this -- it seems to work ok and as expected for me.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.59 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 14, 2007
« Reply #412 on: March 22, 2007, 03:46:08 AM »
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FARR can't find items in when it is in a folder that contain a folder of the same name. If I am in c:\devel and there is a c:\devel\devel\, I won't be able to see and select anything.

i'm having a hard time reproducing this -- it seems to work ok and as expected for me.
Yes, i also can't reproduce.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.59 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 14, 2007
« Reply #413 on: March 22, 2007, 07:49:43 AM »
It doesn't occur anymore!!! I was able to repro it everytime yesterday. I must have missed something. Sorry.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.59 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 14, 2007
« Reply #414 on: March 22, 2007, 08:54:49 AM »
Text is what we read. It's our interface to data. Not the frame. Not the colors. So skins are secondary, fonts are primary. People with bad eyesight have a hard time using FARR and people with a sense of typography are in constant pain. Solution: customizable fonts.

32-128 pixel icons.

The skins don't support white on black color themes. Try it and you'll see the problems.



On the left is what I'd like to see.

The fonts are Share and Audimat

http://www.smashingm...fonts-audimat-share/
« Last Edit: March 22, 2007, 09:31:12 AM by tmpusr »

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.59 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 14, 2007
« Reply #415 on: March 22, 2007, 09:20:01 AM »
customizable fonts are on my todo list.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.59 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 14, 2007
« Reply #416 on: March 22, 2007, 09:33:33 AM »
customizable fonts are on my todo list.


Great. Hope the theme color issue is there too.







Left is preferable. Just standard UI elements.

The dialog font is Meta Medium substituted by tweaking the Registry. It would be great if you didn't hard code fonts and just used the system fonts, like Microsoft does - because the user knows best.
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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.59 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 14, 2007
« Reply #417 on: March 22, 2007, 10:28:09 AM »
Notice the truncated status bar.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.59 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 14, 2007
« Reply #418 on: March 22, 2007, 10:36:12 AM »
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It would be great if you didn't hard code fonts and just used the system fonts
That's the way the program operated until recently -- but i had to modify that to deal with people who had large fonts enabled to handle a problem where the fonts were too big for the dialogs. I guess you also have large fonts enabled on your system?


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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.59 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 14, 2007
« Reply #419 on: March 22, 2007, 01:45:15 PM »
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It would be great if you didn't hard code fonts and just used the system fonts
That's the way the program operated until recently -- but i had to modify that to deal with people who had large fonts enabled to handle a problem where the fonts were too big for the dialogs. I guess you also have large fonts enabled on your system?

No, normal as you can see in Folder Options. Only my system fonts are 14 pt. Perhaps you could take a look at how Microsoft deals with the normal/large font issue in its own dialogs and mimic that. Or you could just design two dialogs for normal and large fonts.

Why large fonts and icons? A larger click area takes less time to aim. You don't have to be so precise. Sure, you see less per screen but... two solutions: use VirtuaWin and/or buy a larger screen - like a ViewSonic 28" $879 in April.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.59 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 14, 2007
« Reply #420 on: March 23, 2007, 08:48:01 AM »
Is there still time for me to be a beta tester please?

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.62 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 24, 2007
« Reply #421 on: March 24, 2007, 07:07:09 PM »
Yet another update (v2.00.62) -- mostly minor stuff but a couple of things that good theoretically break stuff, so I look forward to tester reports.  Next release will probably try to address vista issues and display improvements.

Same download as previous alpha releases (send me an email if you want to alpha test, mouser@donationcoder.com).

One notable change is that FARR now tries to launch shortcuts using its helper launcher exe (by default but there is an option to revert to old behavior).  In the past it tried to resolve shortcuts and launch applications directly. I believe this was done because some shortcuts can cause a delay while launching and launching the programs directly doesnt suffer this.  But then I think the helper launch tool obviated the need for this.. But i'm not positive.. So let's hear if you guys experience any issues.

After the next round of improvements I will try to do some speed optimization, then hopefully we can get v2 into public beta release.

I'll also do a little bit more work on the plugin(s) i will release with FARR and then release the plugin API and we can have a little contest for best FARR plugins (so start learning how to make DLLs in your favorite language if you don't know how to already).

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.65 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 27, 2007
« Reply #422 on: March 27, 2007, 09:51:01 AM »
New version is up (2.00.65), which has some non-trivial changes to the aliases.

Most importantly is the new addition of a checkbox in each alias that marks it as a built-in default alias, which will be OVERWRITTEN on update. This is very important because it means that users should not modify these aliases (if you want to modify them, make a copy of them and disable the original, or uncheck the built-in/readonly checkbox to indicate you never want it ever updated).

This change was important because it will now allow me to improve the default aliases.  A special backup is now made of your ini file every time a new version of farr is installed so you will have backups in case something goes wrong. Those of you who have customized your aliases may need to re-tweak them again and there may be a case (i think the email alias) where you find a duplicate old alias that might need deleting.

I would *strongly* appreciate any suggestions about aliases i should add.  There are a few aliases that really need some more entries in them, and i encourage users to post their suggestions here.

You'll also find a bunch of new aliases in this version, including a special helpfarr alias which shows you a menu of more farr built-in search phrases.  See the help file as usual for more details, and version history on the first post in this thread.

Hopefully i can move to plugins/visualupdates/speedoptimization with next update.

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ps. I hope these new alias changes don't cause too many headaches for existing users -- please realize it was important to do so to make sure we could fix and update these default aliases when the need arises because we see a better way to do something.
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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.65 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 27, 2007
« Reply #423 on: March 27, 2007, 10:03:03 PM »
i would like a download link please.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.65 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 27, 2007
« Reply #424 on: March 31, 2007, 03:23:37 AM »
H i ,
I would like to try the FARR v2.00.65 ALPHA PREVIEW Release  ...
Pls send me the link ...