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Author Topic: [feature request] FARR2 as dialog extender?  (Read 3393 times)

jzippo

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[feature request] FARR2 as dialog extender?
« on: August 27, 2007, 04:43:54 AM »
Would it be possible to make a plug-in that allows FARR2 to be used in standard file save and open dialog for finding a specific file/folder?

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Re: [feature request] FARR2 as dialog extender?
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2007, 04:48:49 AM »
That would be sooo excellent!!

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Re: [feature request] FARR2 as dialog extender?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2007, 07:44:33 PM »
It's a great idea.
But I really wonder how such a plug-in would work...
What were you imagining? Something like a hot key to send farr's results to the open/save window? Or a real GUI integration?

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Re: [feature request] FARR2 as dialog extender?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2007, 07:52:16 PM »
armando, I like your vision for how this would work. I suspect that it would be hard to integrate FARR into any of the Office dialogues but regular open/save dialogues it might be possible. We can dream!
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Re: [feature request] FARR2 as dialog extender?
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2007, 08:14:03 PM »
Yes…

But I believe that using a hot key to send whatever results (paths) chosen in farr directly to the active (open/save) window would probably be enough for most operations.

I'm not sure what kind of benefits a GUI integration would add... Maybe more fluidity. It would probably be quite tricky to code.

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Re: [feature request] FARR2 as dialog extender?
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2007, 01:19:32 AM »
Yes, perhaps one does not need to integrate FARR with the dialogs, a hot-key of some sort would most likely function as well or as good as any integration. Is it possible for such an implementation to function with office's open and save dialogs as well as the common open and save dialogs, or would the office dialogs require additional work? I guess that it is quite likely that the office open and save dialogs have a different window-class. I wonder if there are other differences that would affect the implementation more?

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Re: [feature request] FARR2 as dialog extender?
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2007, 01:24:40 AM »
How about the context menu? Right click within the dialogue and select "Search this folder and subfolders with FARR2" or something like that? Or a hotkey that would do the same thing? I guess in either event, we're still having to consider to the "will this work with Office dialogues" issue.
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