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Last post Author Topic: Latest FARR v2.00.140 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - Aug 15, 2007  (Read 376318 times)

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.65 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 27, 2007
« Reply #425 on: April 01, 2007, 10:12:08 PM »
hi mouser, i have been beta testing version 2 for quite a while now. it is actually less testing and more delighted with the speed and ease of use in version 2. i am using v2.00.68 and found a bug. a very tiny one. the "always launch first result on hitting enter" does not work when the search criteria or the search string is empty. But otherwise i love farr even more.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2007, 10:14:03 PM by arun »

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.65 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 27, 2007
« Reply #426 on: April 01, 2007, 10:18:38 PM »
thanks arun, i think someone mentioned that before and i forgot it.. i have a new version to release so i'll fix this first and then do so.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.65 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 27, 2007
« Reply #427 on: April 03, 2007, 03:46:18 AM »
Where is download the FARR 2.x ?

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.65 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 27, 2007
« Reply #428 on: April 03, 2007, 11:39:01 AM »
I go it.
eliro, thanks for the interest. Please read Reply #398 for download instructions on this thread.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.65 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - MARCH 27, 2007
« Reply #429 on: April 03, 2007, 12:35:23 PM »
yep, as cnewtonne says, 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).

ps. i apologize to everyone on this forum who may be getting sick of this long drawn out FARR thread about v2 alpha testing.  version 2 is going to go public soon and then this thread will be retired

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.71 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - APRIL 4, 2007
« Reply #430 on: April 03, 2007, 11:42:35 PM »
Latest update adds a bunch of stuff, but most importantly perhaps is a bug was fixed that could cause the display of the window to be a bit slow when restoring from the tray.  The first time FARR displays it wont be faster, but subsequent displays should be.  Thanks to Ravi who emailed me and convinced me of this bug's existence.

ps. Plugin SDK should be released later this week.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.71 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - APRIL 4, 2007
« Reply #431 on: April 03, 2007, 11:46:39 PM »
right on to it, mouser.. thanks! :up:

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.71 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - APRIL 4, 2007
« Reply #432 on: April 04, 2007, 06:37:35 AM »
Great fix!
It sure does make a difference!

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.71 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - APRIL 4, 2007
« Reply #433 on: April 04, 2007, 08:16:48 AM »
great work, mouser.
I was thinking if we can have the bookmark plug-in search browser history as well. If not now, can this be an option to add?
If neither is possible, can an alias be created to search ffox browser history? Where does ffox store it?

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.71 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - APRIL 4, 2007
« Reply #434 on: April 04, 2007, 08:21:49 AM »
great idea regarding searching history.. i'll be releasing the farrfox plugin source code with the plugin system this week.. hopefully someone will add that feature :)

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.71 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - APRIL 4, 2007
« Reply #435 on: April 04, 2007, 08:39:36 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.
Manu
I got this issue again. I checked the different beta version that I installed and the issue begin between the 2.0.56 and the 2.0.59. The 2.0.56 don't have the issue, the 2.0.59 have the issue.

I have got another problem, FARR seem to have stopped search results in the history. It began between the version 2.0.60 and 2.0.68.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.71 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - APRIL 4, 2007
« Reply #436 on: April 04, 2007, 11:41:17 AM »
GREAT Mouser !
you did it, thanks to the window display bug fix, i now can tell you that FARR does not miss the first 3-4 letters as it did before (when launching it and beginning to type fast...)

still one step to go to be as user friendly as Launchy ;) (but much more powerfull ;))
the ability to search without the consecutive letters

when i want to launch, say the power calculator (microsoft powertoys)
with launchy i can type : pw
or to launch my favorite game, warcraft 3 Frozen Throne, i just type : fz
and believe me it makes a huge difference

I have no idea if this is possible, easy/hard, ... i would just love it ! (of course i guess you would make it an option !)

Keep up the good work and thanks again for the bug fix !

Nitrix

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.71 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - APRIL 4, 2007
« Reply #437 on: April 04, 2007, 12:06:10 PM »
still one step to go to be as user friendly as Launchy ;) (but much more powerfull ;))
the ability to search without the consecutive letters

when i want to launch, say the power calculator (microsoft powertoys)
with launchy i can type : pw
or to launch my favorite game, warcraft 3 Frozen Throne, i just type : fz
and believe me it makes a huge difference

I have no idea if this is possible, easy/hard, ... i would just love it ! (of course i guess you would make it an option !)
couldn't you use aliases for this? I don't know how launchy does this, but it sounds like it might potentially result in an enormous amount of "false positives"... How exactly do you avoid this in Launchy?

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.71 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - APRIL 4, 2007
« Reply #438 on: April 04, 2007, 12:20:58 PM »
I've seen this done in many apps e.g. AppRocket, MemoLeaf, TakePhone, and launchy. Some called it 'smart search' where you can find 'Nancy John Smith' by typing 'njs'. I like it a lot and use it when its available. It implicitly uses the '.*' regexp between the letters. I do like to see it in FARR as an optional feature, but I won't push it, though.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.71 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - APRIL 4, 2007
« Reply #439 on: April 04, 2007, 12:31:25 PM »
Wikipedia has a useful page on approximative string searching :
http://en.wikipedia....zzy_string_searching
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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.74 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - APRIL 6, 2007
« Reply #440 on: April 06, 2007, 05:40:46 PM »
V2.00.74 is releaded with some changes to the kludgey code related to the code that forced FARR on top of other forms (if that option is enabled).  I was having some trouble with the previous versions method of enforcing it.  I'm not sure if there will be any weird site effects.. please let me know.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.74 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - APRIL 6, 2007
« Reply #441 on: April 09, 2007, 11:29:22 AM »
Hi Mouser,

Can you send a link to download the latest version of find and run robot?

Thanks in advance!

BTW: I am quite happy with the early version of FARR. The only issue I have is the slow display. Especially when I work remotely with MS remote desktop. It's horribly slow. I tried some other similar tools like colibre, they don't have such a problem. Is it possible to make it jump out faster?



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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.74 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - APRIL 6, 2007
« Reply #442 on: April 09, 2007, 11:38:55 AM »
the latest version of FARR 2 is much much much faster to display than FARR v1 or even early versions of FARR 2 (ps. if you are using it remotely you probably want to make sure to disable the alpha-fadein effect).

i'll send the link in a message via the forum.
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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.76 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - APRIL 9, 2007
« Reply #443 on: April 10, 2007, 11:30:28 AM »
I'm seeing the Vista truncated statusbar as well.  As a little additional info though, the window is still truncated if the statusbar is hidden.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a254/Liquidmantis/statusBar.jpg
Latest FARR v2.00.140 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - Aug 15, 2007


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[Edit] Switching from Aero to Vista Basic didn't make any change.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2007, 11:36:26 AM by Liquidmantis »

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.76 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - APRIL 9, 2007
« Reply #444 on: April 10, 2007, 11:41:47 AM »
i will try to fix the vista bug this week.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.76 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - APRIL 9, 2007
« Reply #445 on: April 10, 2007, 08:12:02 PM »
Hi

When installing 2.00.76 and I had input the licence code the "saved" windows was cutoff at the bottom. This was Windows 2000 and it should be noted that I an using Large Fonts.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.76 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - APRIL 9, 2007
« Reply #446 on: April 10, 2007, 08:12:54 PM »
thanks chris, another large font problem for me :(

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.76 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - APRIL 9, 2007
« Reply #447 on: April 10, 2007, 08:43:47 PM »
good release, mouser.. :Thmbsup: anyway, i have another suggestion. how about incorporating an internal command or alias to quit Farr by typing something like this: @quit? this is because WinXP always hides the systray icon and i'm less inclined to use the mouse. :)

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.76 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - APRIL 9, 2007
« Reply #448 on: April 11, 2007, 03:59:01 AM »
good release, mouser.. :Thmbsup: anyway, i have another suggestion. how about incorporating an internal command or alias to quit Farr by typing something like this: @quit? this is because WinXP always hides the systray icon and i'm less inclined to use the mouse. :)
I made this script just for that. I have some situations where i need to use ctrl+space for some actions, thus, when i need it, i type exit in farr and then, to bring farr back i use windows+f.

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Re: Latest FARR v2.00.76 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - APRIL 9, 2007
« Reply #449 on: April 11, 2007, 08:02:53 AM »
Found a non-critical bug. Exiting from the edit group alias dialog results in a access violation error. It doesnt bring down the whole program though. I can still use it as normal after clicking ok in the error dialog box.

Edit: Sorry if this has already been reported. Too long thread, and I don't have time to read through it all.