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Author Topic: IDEA: Create a containing folder by right clicking on a file  (Read 53091 times)
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« Reply #50 on: October 26, 2007, 07:47:15 AM »

The shift key to edit name doesn't work for me. Sad
It did for me the first time then seems to have stopped. Strange.   tellme
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« Reply #51 on: October 26, 2007, 08:13:49 AM »

Not once for me.... Sad
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« Reply #52 on: October 26, 2007, 10:17:46 AM »

That's really weird... I don't know where to look for. We'll see.
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« Reply #53 on: October 27, 2007, 12:54:43 AM »

ahhaahahahahaha that drawing is priceless



Yes. AK_ should try doing one for farr too. Or maybe we could do another contest?
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« Reply #54 on: October 27, 2007, 01:00:50 AM »

The shift key to edit name doesn't work for me. Sad
It did for me the first time then seems to have stopped. Strange.   tellme

It works perfectly well for me. I 1- right click on a file, 2- go to the "send to" sub-menu, 3- press shift and left click (while pressing shift) on Filenany OR , 1- right click on a file name to trigger the context menu, 2- press shift and left click (while pressing shift) on the “FileNanny this” option. A window then pops up allowing me to edit the name. Works all the time.
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« Reply #55 on: October 27, 2007, 09:11:05 AM »

I got it to work - seems it's a matter of timing... Grin
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« Reply #56 on: October 27, 2007, 12:52:35 PM »

Could you elaborate on that, CleverCat?
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« Reply #57 on: October 27, 2007, 02:26:45 PM »

Actually, the program checks if the Shift key is down when it starts. So you can press the shift key before launching Filenanny (and keep it down when you launch it, of course). That's why Armando's method should work, that's what i do.
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« Reply #58 on: October 27, 2007, 05:33:02 PM »

OK, I think I've got it now. Thanks.  Thmbsup

It seems to me, though, that the times that you would NOT want to do some small edit of the folder name are very few. I would favor having it go directly to the rename box by default and do away with the shift key altogether. If you didn't want to make a change you're already a lot of clicks and keystrokes ahead of the game and could simply hit the OK button.

Having said that, since the whole point and value of your app is streamlining the process, how about having it deliver you right to the new folder after hitting OK? Almost always, after downloading and saving a file, you'll want to open it, unzip it or whatever and this would be a further advantage.   Cool
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« Reply #59 on: October 27, 2007, 06:16:50 PM »

Really nice work, ak_!!  smiley


If one day you are going to work on this program again, then maybe you would consider to change two letters, the "f" and the first "n", to capital "F" and "N", please? The name of the program clearly is FileNanny (capital F and N), but the exe file is named filenanny.exe (f and n). So when I used FileNanny to tell filenanny to go to her room, she didn't went to FileNanny, but to filenanny.

- Sorry for making a short story long...

Fine program!  thumbs up
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« Reply #60 on: October 28, 2007, 09:01:33 AM »

Could you elaborate on that, CleverCat?

The timing of holding shift key and when to let go - I use Sticky Keys...
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« Reply #61 on: October 28, 2007, 09:44:32 AM »

BigJim> if a majority of people agrees with you, i'll change it. Thanks.

Curt> ok i'll rename the exe (that shouldn't be too much work smiley)

CleverCart> You don't have to let it go at a precise time. Just press it before launching FileNanny (via context menu or 'Send to' menu) and release it when the box appears.
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« Reply #62 on: November 04, 2007, 11:27:43 PM »

I was letting go before box appeared  Grin

Works fine now! Thmbsup
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« Reply #63 on: November 05, 2007, 12:39:18 AM »

ak_ I really think the program needs to start looking for the (.) starting from the right and not the left, lots of files one downloads have names like Program_x.x.x.exe - the current logic just slashes off everything since it seems to look for the period from L-R.
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« Reply #64 on: November 05, 2007, 04:54:10 AM »

Ok i think i'll do that nosh. Thanks.
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« Reply #65 on: November 05, 2007, 08:57:43 AM »

Edited for courtesy...

I don't want a folder to be named "x.12.2.5.23.5"

But maybe the choice can be added as an option?
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« Reply #66 on: November 05, 2007, 11:20:19 AM »

I think i'll add a config window with a few options, like :
- custom context-menu text
- convert . - _ %20 to spaces in folder name
- "Custom folder mode" as described there :
Quote from: BigJim
It seems to me, though, that the times that you would NOT want to do some small edit of the folder name are very few. I would favor having it go directly to the rename box by default and do away with the shift key altogether. If you didn't want to make a change you're already a lot of clicks and keystrokes ahead of the game and could simply hit the OK button.

Any ideas are welcome smiley
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« Reply #67 on: November 05, 2007, 11:44:30 AM »

Merci
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« Reply #68 on: November 05, 2007, 12:21:00 PM »

Go for it!!   Thmbsup   greenclp
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« Reply #69 on: January 30, 2008, 04:21:56 PM »

Doh!
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« Reply #70 on: January 30, 2008, 06:06:05 PM »

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Think you could elaborate on that comment??
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« Reply #71 on: February 03, 2008, 03:05:12 AM »

I think i'll add a config window with a few options, like :
- custom context-menu text
- convert . - _ %20 to spaces in folder name
- "Custom folder mode" as described there :
Quote from: BigJim
It seems to me, though, that the times that you would NOT want to do some small edit of the folder name are very few. I would favor having it go directly to the rename box by default and do away with the shift key altogether. If you didn't want to make a change you're already a lot of clicks and keystrokes ahead of the game and could simply hit the OK button.

Any ideas are welcome smiley

Thanks AK for filenanny.  Thmbsup

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Tried to convert a file named PremiumBooster.zip and it wouldn’t do the business after successfully converting several hundred files without any problem.

Took a hunch and put a space between Premium and Booster and it worked OK  thumbs up

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« Reply #72 on: April 09, 2008, 06:52:18 PM »

Ok, it's been quite a long time smiley

Here's the latest version of FileNanny.
* FileNanny.zip

What's new ?
  • File name is now FileNanny with two capital letters (that's for Curt)
  • You can choose your own context menu text from the GUI
  • You can choose wether you want . - _ and %20 converted to spaces or not
  • Two modes : you can modify folder name only if you press Shift while launching FileNanny OR you can always modify folder name unless you press Shift while launching FileNanny (you choose that in the GUI)
  • FileNanny doesn't mess up with files containing multiple dots anymore (only the extension is removed)
  • Files without extension are handled

I think that's it smiley Any proposition or bug report is welcome. By the way, nogojoe, i have no idea where the bug you talk about comes from. It's really weird.

Here's the code, i think it's quite messy but i don't really feel like cleaning it up right now smiley
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« Reply #73 on: April 10, 2008, 04:00:17 AM »

That's awesome, ak_! thumbs up Thanks!

Edit: The version numbers are now left untouched, as intended, but I'm getting slightly strange behavior reg. replacing underscores with spaces. It replaces underscores if the target file is in D:\Tools, where I have the FileNanny executable. The underscores aren't replaced if the target file is at another location (including D:\). I even did a system restart to make sure it was the latest version in operation. Is this something to do with the .ini variables being local to that folder only?

Just to clarify, I'm perfectly happy with the app now that version numbers are untouched, this is simply feedback.
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« Reply #74 on: April 10, 2008, 05:23:48 AM »

Glad you like it nosh, and thanks a lot for the feedback. I ran all my tests with files within the FileNanny folder, that's why i never spotted this bug. It's corrected now smiley
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