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« Reply #225 on: July 13, 2008, 03:10:24 AM »

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That sounds like your work around does just what I'm looking for as well.  As mouser suggested, I hope it can turn out to be a little simpler in the end, but I'll give yours a shot too when I get a chance!
the great thing about using flashfolder as an intermediary, is that it works with office dialog and many other right out of the box Wink
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« Reply #226 on: July 14, 2008, 03:40:57 AM »

Wheres the favourite folders AHK script?
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« Reply #227 on: July 14, 2008, 04:55:42 AM »

i think this is this one :
http://www.autohotkey.com/forum/topic5414.html
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« Reply #228 on: July 15, 2008, 03:02:21 PM »

May I suggest a plug-in to embed GUI's in the new graphical view called
: "UserWindowMode", for advanced user interface.
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« Reply #229 on: July 15, 2008, 07:47:46 PM »

Someone wrote about a standalone mini utility which basically just provides a simple interface to the Answers.com page for asking questions:

http://www.deefrag.com/blog/?p=42



It seems to me that it would be a useful use of the FARR web browser window to make an interface to a few of these q&a type sites.  Maybe even a way to query multiple sites and show them in one window or something?
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« Reply #230 on: July 21, 2008, 05:07:03 AM »

A screensaver controller plugin would be nice. It would show a list of all known screensavers you could choose from to trigger immediately, plus maybe options to disable/renable screenaver.

A wallpaper manager plugin would also be nice to let you choose a background image to set as your wallpaper.

A resolution changer plugin would be nice too (i think this could probably be done simply with an alias group and a commandline tool for changing plugins).
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« Reply #231 on: July 21, 2008, 07:12:23 AM »

Both the screensaver and wallpaper stuff should also be possible through alias+command line tools. nircmd can at least enable/disable screensaver and start the default one, while Irfanview can set wallpaper (centered/tiled/stretched).

I'll try to make some alias for these things in a day or two. Just starting to delve into the more advanced alias features, so should be good practice smiley
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« Reply #232 on: July 21, 2008, 07:17:54 AM »

the screensaver and wallpaper ones are trickier because idealy one would want to show a file list to let the user choose from.

this is actually possible using an alias, but you may need dc user nitrix to show you how to do it using an alias and the dosearch alias command.
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« Reply #233 on: July 21, 2008, 07:32:54 AM »

yes, nitrix has made some amazing aliases!

I'll still look into it. Will learn something along the way smiley
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« Reply #234 on: July 21, 2008, 07:50:47 AM »

This leads to the following request:
Allow aliases to have place holders to be filled by other alias' or commands results.
This means: Instead of $$2 or something you could write ${restartsearch new input} which would cause a new (virtual) instance of FARR to appear with input "new input". Somehow also certain plugin functions could be used this way.

Example:

my_alias: Hey, that's it | run ${restartsearch $$1 +somefolders}/bar.exe

which would do the following (I hope so):

1. I enter "my_alias foo" and press enter
2. The input is replaced by "foo +somefolders"
3. I see a list of results (assuming that +somefolders is a modifier which causes only music folders to be displayed)
4. I choose a certain folder, e.g. "C:/this_is_so_foo"
5. Technically the search returns to the alias, which would add "/bar.exe" and then run it:
6. run C:/this_is_so_foo/bar.exe is executed

If there were more ${...} parts these would have been opened before executing the command.

I guess the implentation of this might be much easier if the command stack I mentioned in some suggestions about FARR would be implemented first.

I see that problems with recursion might occur here. Perhaps there should be a depth limit (the user himself could set it).
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« Reply #235 on: July 21, 2008, 07:55:48 AM »

herojoker:
That is VERY along the lines discussed in previous requests, specifically for "actions" to be added to farr.
This probably isn't the right topic to discuss it (previous talks quicky rose to a few pages of posts), maybe we should start a new thread or continue at the last ones.
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« Reply #236 on: July 21, 2008, 07:58:39 AM »

Oops, sorry smiley
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« Reply #237 on: July 21, 2008, 08:16:34 AM »

Oops, sorry smiley
You couldn't have known, the original thread ended prior to you joining DC Wink
Here's the link for the thread I mentioned: FARR version 2 - discuss the best way to handle 'actions'.
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« Reply #238 on: July 23, 2008, 10:45:48 AM »

It would be extremely cool if someone made a plugin that displayed results from Windows Search engine.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940157
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« Reply #239 on: July 25, 2008, 03:26:43 PM »

Another plugin idea: Searching for songs via meta data.
For example MP3 files may have so called ID3 tags which contain information like Album Title, Track Number etc.
I have no idea whether it takes much performance to search for a given text in many MP3s but perhaps it's possible. Creating an index is possible too (many music players do that, then called Library or something similar).
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« Reply #240 on: July 27, 2008, 12:22:53 PM »

Something I tried to do by myself - but seems to have too little knowledge:
Notes outliner (or notes manager).

There are lots of this kind (see http://www.outlinersoftwa...t/807/0/list-of-outliners for example).

Still, they are mostly a huge pile of tree structure, difficult to manage. It hit my mind that maybe the keyword navigation on FARR can do better.

I personally tried to embed an IE based HTML editor (there are many free ones on the WEB) in the "igo" window. I even managed to be able to save the file, but to load it is another thing (from FARR command line). Seems that any real programmer can do better than me.

It is an idea, I wonder if doable at all. tellme

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« Reply #241 on: August 21, 2008, 04:02:15 AM »

A Todoist plugin using javascript sdk would be ace, API details:
http://todoist.com/API/help
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« Reply #242 on: August 21, 2008, 07:11:19 AM »

echo, you should try the tiddlywiki samples that come built into the new farr:
http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=13673.0

just type: gwp or tiwi

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however: i do think that a nice tag-based note taker plugin is needed and it's one of the plugins i'd like to work on.
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« Reply #243 on: August 21, 2008, 11:40:03 AM »

mouser do you think it is possible to pass aruments or name of the new page to gwp or tiwi in the type bar prior to launching them inside FARR?

For example

"gwp books to read" would create a page books to read and open gwp?

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« Reply #244 on: September 25, 2008, 05:22:31 PM »

I've wanted to write it by my own but I still have VCBuild.exe errors for C# SDK so...

Maybe someone could write a plugin for ObjectGraph dictionaries:
http://www.objectgraph.com/dictionary/
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« Reply #245 on: September 25, 2008, 09:18:20 PM »

another plugin feature that i've been thinking about is to input RSS feeds into Farr and display the items.
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« Reply #246 on: October 08, 2008, 12:59:48 PM »

I'd like to second allen's request for a built-in text editor. I use text files to store idea snippets in a Reference folder, but it's a waste of time having to open up the text editor or Windows Explorer from FARR each time I want to view or edit the files. Some features I'd like to see if someone does decide to make such a plugin are:

- Hotkey compatible (undo, save, ctrl+bksp!!)
- Cancel changes by escaping out of FARR
- Copy/Cut/Paste compatible with Klipkeeper
- Create new files by typing the name of the file with the plugin alias

Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #247 on: October 15, 2008, 02:54:33 PM »

It's the same suggestion I made for AltTab plugin:

http://www.donationcoder....10988.msg134438#msg134438

but maybe it would be more viable as a standalone plugin. Basically, double clicking (or clicking) tray icons by typing respective program names (window captions?) in FARR... This would make mouseless system management much more complete!
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« Reply #248 on: October 16, 2008, 01:56:50 AM »

I'd like to second allen's request for a built-in text editor. I use text files to store idea snippets in a Reference folder, but it's a waste of time having to open up the text editor or Windows Explorer from FARR each time I want to view or edit the files. Some features I'd like to see if someone does decide to make such a plugin are:

- Hotkey compatible (undo, save, ctrl+bksp!!)
- Cancel changes by escaping out of FARR
- Copy/Cut/Paste compatible with Klipkeeper
- Create new files by typing the name of the file with the plugin alias

Thanks in advance!

Cant you just use aliases with:
igo http://docs.google.com/?action=newdoc
igo http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?new
igo http://docs.google.com/?action=new_presentation

and to see already created documents:
igo http://docs.google.com/#all

All shortcuts like ctrl+s, ctrl+z work there Wink

Edit: if there was a demand for it I could try to write a plugin using google docs api

If you like offline version you can always use zoho with google gears
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« Reply #249 on: October 16, 2008, 02:43:00 AM »

a cool idea for a plugin might be one that keeps statistics of how many times you have run farr, how many launches, avg time typing in farr, keys typed, etc.
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