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Author Topic: Individual configurations for different users (WinXP Pro)  (Read 3385 times)

AStroP

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Individual configurations for different users (WinXP Pro)
« on: September 15, 2005, 12:47:53 AM »
Hello!

First of all, thank you for this really great piece of software! :Thmbsup: I've come across a link to FFR in the Autohotkey forum (also very useful) just a few days ago and I already do not want to work without it anymore.

Just one little problem:
I haven't yet managed to give every user on a computer (Windows XP Pro) an individual configuration. Maybe I'm overlooking something (I already searched through help and forum) but FFR always "wants" to store its configuration files in its own application directory (e.g. "C:\Program Files\FindAndRunRobot\FindAndRunRobot.ini") and I can't find a way to argue it into something else.
I'd like to store the configuration files for a user in the associated userprofile directory (e.g. "%USERPROFILE%\FindAndRunRobot\FindAndRunRobot.ini"). Is that possible?

Thanks in advance,
Andreas


PS: Sorry for my bad english!

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Re: Individual configurations for different users (WinXP Pro)
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2005, 01:01:12 AM »
astrop, i will add an option for this in the upcoming version - it is something i've been meaning to do for a while (actually all donationcoder.com apps need this ability).

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Re: Individual configurations for different users (WinXP Pro)
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2005, 03:19:05 PM »
astrop, i will add an option for this in the upcoming version - it is something i've been meaning to do for a while (actually all donationcoder.com apps need this ability).

Cool, thanks! :)

Just an idea:
In the course of changing the config path anyway, maybe it's not much additional work for you to also add an option to be able to manually set the config path, for instance with a command line switch (something like "C:\Program Files\FindAndRunRobot\FindAndRunRobot.exe -tray -home=X:\Profiles\UserX\"). Might be very handy for someone who doesn't want to use the default path, or for someone who wants to have different configs for different situations (what has already been proposed in some other thread here in the forum, i think).

Andreas

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Re: Individual configurations for different users (WinXP Pro)
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2005, 04:33:08 PM »
I just wanted to add my 2 cents to this topic.

I too, have been struggling with this issue.  Ok, "struggling" may be too strong of a word.  Instead of multiple users, my issue is multiple computers -- in effect, making the software more portable.

Would it make sense to somehow, someway, allow the use of standard environment variables when defining Search folders?  Instead of defining the following search folders...

    C:\Documents and Settings\Ricky\Desktop
    C:\Documents and Settings\Ricky\Start Menu\Programs
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs
    C:\Documents and Settings\Ricky\Favorites
    C:\Documents and Settings\Ricky\Data

you might define the following:

    %userprofile%\Desktop
    %userprofile%\Start Menu\Programs
    %allusersprofile%\Start Menu\Programs
    %userprofile%\Favorites

If you log in as Ricky, you'll get Ricky's stuff.  If you log in as Lucy, you'll get Lucy's stuff.

This will work with multiple users and for the most part, multiple computers.

Them be my thoughts.
« Last Edit: September 15, 2005, 04:35:48 PM by jballi »

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Re: Individual configurations for different users (WinXP Pro)
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2005, 06:42:44 PM »
oh thats a great idea - i remember it was brought up before but i guess i didn't implement it.
i will add it to top of todo list and i should be able to get it done in next week or two.

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Re: Individual configurations for different users (WinXP Pro)
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2005, 12:24:54 PM »
version 1.07.10 is now up, it supports the following variables which can be used in directory search paths:
%USERPROFILE%, %USERNAME%, %ALLUSERSPROFILE%, %MYDOCUMENTS%, %MYFAVORITES%

to be used exactly as you say (note they are case sensitive!).

i will replace the default search paths with these in v2.