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Author Topic: Post your FARR v2 Plugin Idea Requests Here - Plugin Writers Read In  (Read 115951 times)
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« Reply #50 on: July 04, 2007, 12:16:55 PM »

Just to cast another vote for the "kill active processes" plugin, it'd be the one i want the most.

Yeah, I wanted to implement this as well.   Mouser said he's probably the best guy to implement this though, since he already has a lot of process management code from ProcessTamer  thumbs up
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« Reply #51 on: July 04, 2007, 12:18:52 PM »

yeah but that was before i saw how good and fast you are at implementing these tricky windows system plugins smiley
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« Reply #52 on: July 04, 2007, 12:21:18 PM »

IDEA: Search URL history in Firefox (and IE too I guess).

I find myself doing so much from inside a browser that the ability to fire up FARR and get a list of matching URLs that when exceuted will start Firefox and load the requested URL would be a great help.

Thoughts?
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« Reply #53 on: July 04, 2007, 12:23:27 PM »

very nice idea.. (i can't remember if this has been suggested yet).

i've included in the plugin sdk the full source of my farrfox plugin, which lets you search favorites of firefox, ie, and opera, so it might be a good starting point for anyone who wants to add a history search.  i'm not sure if history searching would be best added to farrfox or created as a standalone plugin with a different trigger.
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« Reply #54 on: July 04, 2007, 12:28:04 PM »

I thought about the Favorites but I have so many Favs that I either just start typing a URL (from memory) or run a Google search.

This is a problem that I can't figure out how to remedy - the more bookmarks I have the less I use them, even though mine are very well organized.
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« Reply #55 on: July 05, 2007, 05:32:24 AM »

I would love to see a plugin to integrate locate32 into farr. There has been many requests for this so this would probably be one of the most popular plugins! See here for example.

Locate32's sources are available so that shouldn't stop you! I'd be happy to donate a few credits to the best solution.

As said before in this thread, Total Commander has a plugin for this, so perhaps if someone would be more interesting in supporting TC plugins as FARR plugins indirectly it would incorporate this request.
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« Reply #56 on: July 05, 2007, 06:53:26 AM »

Justice,

Adding an indexing *option* to FARR is planned.  Not as part of the version 2 release though.
There is a reasonable chance that I will actually use the Locate32 codebase, since the Locate32 author comes here occasionally and is a nice person, with lots of fans here of his excellent program.  Not sure yet though.

But anyway, as tempting as it might be to try to write an indexing plugin, or a plugin that tries to emulate this by searching locate databases, it's probably not an ideal solution to do it as a plugin -- it should be part of the core functionality.

(if there are any ambitious good c++ coders who want to work with me on adding some really fast and custom indexing code to FARR let me know!)
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« Reply #57 on: July 05, 2007, 07:35:57 AM »

Ooops ok take that post as a good starting point for resources Wink
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« Reply #58 on: July 05, 2007, 07:40:07 AM »

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if someone would be more interesting in supporting TC plugins as FARR plugins

now that is an interesting idea..
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« Reply #59 on: July 05, 2007, 08:55:12 PM »

I've been playing with the idea of a note-taking plugin for FARR with a focus on tags/keywords..
Then i wondered if Tranglos might make a keynote plugin for FARR smiley
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« Reply #60 on: July 05, 2007, 09:01:26 PM »

I would like to see a plugin, if someone is willing, or perhaps a separate app which integrates farr into the windows taskbar similar to google deskbar and allows it to always be displayed and have results popup from the taskbar. This would be awesome and make farr that much nicer to access. You can even assign a custom hotkey to focus the taskbar portion of farr and type your search there. Any takers?
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« Reply #61 on: July 05, 2007, 09:02:12 PM »

stop spamming us with this crazy request   Grin
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« Reply #62 on: July 07, 2007, 05:13:36 PM »

Two more plugin requests:

1) a plugin that can run an exe with commandline parameters and capture its stdout and show it in results memo view (note that users could use this with the explicit dll invocation technique to make their own alias configurations that use your dll to run any commandline program and capture the output).

2) a plugin that can fetch a web page and then extract text from the webpage (using a regex mask) and display text (stripped of html) as farr result memo.  (again this should use the explicit dll invocation technique to let people configure their own aliases that fetch different pages and use different regex matches).  The uses for this one are practically unlimited.

note: i guess that #1 might benefit from a regex mask as well, making these two plugins 95% identical.
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« Reply #63 on: July 10, 2007, 05:20:39 AM »

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a plugin that would show any webpage (local or on the internet)

it would be handy for some to have somekind of "homepage" when opening FARR (i guess it would be better with a local page... or some caching mechanism)

it would also be handy to "launch" bookmarklets ...

i'm thinking also skype buttons etc.

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« Reply #64 on: July 17, 2007, 08:11:47 AM »

plugin that shows list of of add/remove entries and select to uninstall.
Done. smiley
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« Reply #65 on: July 19, 2007, 01:37:55 PM »

Yesterday i had a great idea.. we need some plugin games for FARR..
I actually thought of one that would fit well, a quiz game plugin.

When you type quiz or (qz) it might display a result list of categories (or difficulty levels?),
you choose one and it presents you with a random question and a result list of possible answers,
get it right, earn some points, get it wrong, lose some.

It should keep a running tally of your score, and which questions you've already answered.  i know there are some free quiz data sets that might be usable.

(to keep people from cheating, i was thinking that as soon as it presented you with a question, it would pre-emptively deduct points as if you got it wrong, and then award you points if you get it right, so that you can't just keep skipping questions).

sounds fun? anyone want to try to make it?
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« Reply #66 on: July 19, 2007, 02:25:40 PM »

I suggest for that plugin that the first use of it should quiz on RegEx.
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« Reply #67 on: July 19, 2007, 02:28:04 PM »

Yesterday i had a great idea.. we need some plugin games for FARR..
I actually thought of one that would fit well, a quiz game plugin.
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sounds fun? anyone want to try to make it?

Not a quiz, but I will make a hangman game. That would make a nice plugin game.
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« Reply #68 on: July 19, 2007, 02:56:02 PM »

Not a quiz, but I will make a hangman game. That would make a nice plugin game.
The problem with hangman games are that those usually only work for a language (english, in this case).

I like the idea about a quiz for regex. Something like:
"give an example of what the following reges would match:"
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« Reply #69 on: July 19, 2007, 03:10:46 PM »

The problem with hangman games are that those usually only work for a language (english, in this case).
Why is that a problem? I grab the language from the OS and use the appropriate language file that my friends here at DC have translated for me!  Thmbsup
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« Reply #70 on: July 19, 2007, 03:14:11 PM »

I grab the language from the OS and use the appropriate language file that my friends here at DC have translated for me!  Thmbsup
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« Reply #71 on: July 19, 2007, 03:16:40 PM »

Kiss Kiss You're a genious! tongue
Why thank you.  embarassed

And we will need both versions of Portuguese!
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« Reply #72 on: July 19, 2007, 03:22:34 PM »

Both?
I can't make the brazilian one. But i'm sure there'll be people to do it smiley
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« Reply #73 on: July 19, 2007, 04:52:54 PM »

what about british, american, australian english etc? Wink
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« Reply #74 on: July 19, 2007, 04:59:53 PM »

what about british, american, australian english etc? Wink
Actually, there's a serious difference between portuguese and brazilian portuguese, that's why i said i can't do the brazilian one, recently i read a brazilian blog entry and wasn't able to understand much more than our fellow lashiec, which is spanish smiley
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