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Author Topic: Yet another Farr-like program - Pretty Run  (Read 3192 times)

lanux128

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Yet another Farr-like program - Pretty Run
« on: July 03, 2007, 12:15:41 AM »
found this on shell extension city..

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Pretty Run helps you with that as it searches start menu (it can search desktop and any other folder too) for the shortcuts or files that meet your query. You can search as you type or when you press enter. You can search for executable files, help files or any file. Always on top, minimize on run. Last used icons are displayed. Found items are grouped. You can get additional info about any item.
Supports searching web as well. You can setup you search engines by yourself.
In version 4 it supports magic words. You decide which words are shortcuts to your applications or web addresses. It can be used as Windows Run utility. Knows how to minimize all windows and show desktop. User interface is developed further on so you can really quickly start programs, web addresses and web searches.
Knows how to import Slick Run magic words.

ws-dsrun.png

http://delphistep.cis.si/prettyrun.htm


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Re: Yet another Farr-like program - Pretty Run
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2007, 04:06:27 AM »
there's another one..

Launchy
http://www.launchy.net/

it's a open source program..

few shots:





« Last Edit: July 03, 2007, 04:08:14 AM by cdblu »

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Re: Yet another Farr-like program - Pretty Run
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2007, 08:01:28 AM »
Those are neat!  Yet, the fall short of the glory that is FARR.  Ah well.

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Re: Yet another Farr-like program - Pretty Run
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2007, 03:48:15 PM »
If you don't see how it can fail -
you haven't understood it properly.

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Re: Yet another Farr-like program - Pretty Run
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2007, 04:44:28 PM »
interesting, skylight is made by same people who make and sell AppRocket, and looks to be a successor.  As a commentor on lifehacker says, it wouldn't be surprising if this went payware eventually, like AppRocket.

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Re: Yet another Farr-like program - Pretty Run
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2007, 08:45:16 PM »
anyway in the comments section, Farr was mentioned, at the last count, 3 times.. :)