Home | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate | About us
topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • September 02, 2015, 09:51:43 AM
  • Proudly celebrating 10 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Last post Author Topic: Latest FARR v2.00.140 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - Aug 15, 2007  (Read 345770 times)

fluffywings

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 10
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Latest FARR v2.00.140 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - Aug 15, 2007
« Reply #850 on: September 07, 2007, 02:07:13 AM »
But then the text "myapps" appears in the search box and i need to delete it to start searching for something other then my favourites.

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 34,981
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Donate to Member
Re: Latest FARR v2.00.140 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - Aug 15, 2007
« Reply #851 on: September 07, 2007, 02:09:53 AM »
on the hotkey configuration check the box marked "highlight search text" -- then when farr pops up with the text its already selected and you can just type new stuff to search and it will replace the starting text.

fluffywings

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 10
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Latest FARR v2.00.140 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - Aug 15, 2007
« Reply #852 on: September 07, 2007, 08:36:58 AM »
I tried running it from a USB drive but I am having difficulty referencing the usb drive without using drive letters.  Would you know how I do that?

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 34,981
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Donate to Member
Re: Latest FARR v2.00.140 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - Aug 15, 2007
« Reply #853 on: September 07, 2007, 08:48:48 AM »
from the help file:

Quote
The following virtual folders are available for specification in the search folder list. Using them won't effect search speed and can keep your configuration valid even if you use a portable usb drive, etc.:

%USERPROFILE%
%USERNAME%
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%
%MYDOCUMENTS%
%MYFAVORITES%
%MYDESKTOP%
%MYSTARTMENU%
%COMMONSTARTMENU%
%PROGRAMFILES%
%MYPICTURES%
%MYMUSIC%
%MYVIDEO%
%MYAPPDATA%
%COMMONAPPDATA%
%COMMONMUSIC%
%COMMONPICTURES%
%COMMONVIDEO%
%FONTS%
%SYSTEMDIR%
%FARRDIR%
%CONFIGDIR%

You can also use relative directories in the search folder tab:

..\etc (up one directory)
\blah (on root directory of the program drive)


When specifying alias commands you may occasionally want to refer to the home directory of the alias:

%ALIASDIR%


Therefore I *think* you should simply be able to do \dir\file
to refer to directory \dir on the drive, or refer to %FARRFIR%\subdir\file to refer to a subdirectory of FARR.

please let me know if the \dir\file approach doesnt work -- i'm not sure that's been tested much.

edbro

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 426
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Latest FARR v2.00.140 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - Aug 15, 2007
« Reply #854 on: September 07, 2007, 09:04:28 AM »
Using %FARRDIR% as a starting point, you should be able to get to anywhere on the USB drive. For example
"/%FARRDIR%\..\SomeDir\SomeProg.exe"

fluffywings

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 10
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Latest FARR v2.00.140 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - Aug 15, 2007
« Reply #855 on: September 08, 2007, 11:56:58 AM »
Thanks for the help I appreciate it.  I now am user FARR Dir as my alias.

 I tried searching the forums but to no avail I could not solve my question.  Using the folllowing alias path I want FARR to search the sub directories.  I tried changing the Subdirectory Search Depth to 0, 1, and tried 15 too. I don't believe I am understanding how to use it.  I have portable applications in the subdirectories that I want to run using FARR on my USB drive. 

/%FARRDIR%\PortableApps\

Also What does the score do beside the Subdirectory Search Depth Field. Thanks




mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 34,981
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Donate to Member
Re: Latest FARR v2.00.140 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - Aug 15, 2007
« Reply #856 on: September 08, 2007, 11:17:17 PM »
i think it might have to be something like:
%FARRDIR%\PortableApps\
or even
%FARRDIR%PortableApps\

the score is used as the baseline score for all files found in that directory -- you could use this if you are searching multiple directories, to make sure those found in this directory have higher or lower scores than others.

fluffywings

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 10
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Latest FARR v2.00.140 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - Aug 15, 2007
« Reply #857 on: September 11, 2007, 01:04:04 PM »
I should show what my folder structure is like first

Top
     Portable Apps
           ThunderbirdPortable
                   ThunderbirdPortable.exe
           OpenOfficePortable
                   OpenOfficePortable.exe
     FARR

So I was trying to access the portable folder then search the subfolders for the programs.  The reason I didn't want to add each folder manually was that I may add and remove a program at random and it would be nice not to have to do that everytime I change it.  I hope this helps explain what I am doing.

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 34,981
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Donate to Member
Re: Latest FARR v2.00.140 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - Aug 15, 2007
« Reply #858 on: September 11, 2007, 01:15:18 PM »
I completely understand why you need this, and we need to make sure such things work, so please don't give up getting it to work.
(you can email me at mouser@donationcoder.com if i don't keep following up and making sure this will work).

I think you should be able to write simply like this in your alias results and search folders:

\Portable Apps\Open Office Portable\

or just add \ as a search directory

that really should work and refer to the root drive where FARR is running, BUT if that does not work, i can either:
1) make it work in the next version
or
2) add a new macro variable like %FARRDRIVE% which refers to the drive that farr is running from.

i think #1 would be preferable.

jamesthebod

  • Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 10
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Latest FARR v2.00.140 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - Aug 15, 2007
« Reply #859 on: October 02, 2007, 06:22:22 AM »
Yeah, I've noticed this too. ;)

It was on the previous release I had. (v1.13.02) and was very useful.

I haven't been able to find that command anywhere.

But I love the program!  :)

jdmarch

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 186
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Updater out of synch?
« Reply #860 on: October 03, 2007, 05:02:16 PM »

I'm still running FARR 2.00.133 (July). Until then, seems like the updater was keeping me updated quite nicely. Time flies and I just today realized that I have not seen any update for quite a while.

When I run the updater (1.17.01), it says, both about itself and about FARR:
Version on the web: n/a
Version date: blank
Progress bar: empty
Status: got version

My update  handling option is set to Download into Temp and run directly.

Anything you'd like me to check before downloading manually?

BTW, the Updater Network Log is not very helpful because it includes no dates or times, which is a sine qua non for a log.

Thanks!

hamradio

  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Posts: 637
  • Amateur Radio Guy
    • View Profile
    • HamRadioUSA.net
    • Donate to Member
Re: Latest FARR v2.00.140 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - Aug 15, 2007
« Reply #861 on: October 03, 2007, 05:21:56 PM »
I'm still running FARR 2.00.133 (July). Until then, seems like the updater was keeping me updated quite nicely. Time flies and I just today realized that I have not seen any update for quite a while.

When I run the updater (1.17.01), it says, both about itself and about FARR:
Version on the web: n/a
Version date: blank
Progress bar: empty
Status: got version

My update  handling option is set to Download into Temp and run directly.

Anything you'd like me to check before downloading manually?

BTW, the Updater Network Log is not very helpful because it includes no dates or times, which is a sine qua non for a log.

Thanks!

Get and try the latest updater version and see if that fixes the updating.
Carroll - HamRadioUSA.net

jdmarch

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 186
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Latest FARR v2.00.140 ALPHA PREVIEW Release - Aug 15, 2007
« Reply #862 on: October 03, 2007, 05:29:38 PM »
Quote
Get and try the latest updater version and see if that fixes the updating.
Yes indeed.
Thanks.