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FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: FARR plugin: FarrWebMetaSearch 1.6.0
« on: October 22, 2010, 03:58 PM »

What you found is one of FarrWMS's weaknesses. Unfortunately, when a web site changes the format of its pages, regexes can get "out of date".

Absolutely. I see that the Google thingy is not working anymore, at least for the calculator. :) Here is an update:

Code: Javascript [Select]
  1. resultPattern=(?:<h3 class="?r"?>\s*<a href="(.+?)".*?>(.*?)</a>.*?<div.*?>\s*(?:<div.*?/div>|(<span class="?f"?>.*?</span>.*?)<br>)?(.*?)<br>|<div id="?topstuff"?>.*?<img.*?calculator.*?>.*?<h2.*?>(.*?)</h2>)
  2. farrCaption=$5$2 $3
  3. farrGroup=$5$4
  4. farrPath=$5$1

It should be a bit faster too and shows PDF file results. Enjoy. :)

what if past matching *search* history was shown in the result list as you type?

If by "matching" you mean what I mean - to display only the history which matches the letters I have typed - then yes, your solution is actually even better.

I would use that I lot, personally. One use case is google search - if I want to search again with the same thing I searched an hour ago it would be as simple as typing "gs wh" and get "gs whatever I searched for before which was really long", e.g. Going to websites is easy too - I actually use FARR to enter URL's, not IE, so that would be extremely useful there.

P.S. But you must show the matching history AFTER I press CTRL + UP, so it's not necessary to show a result list "as I type". Just once I ask for the history - I get it filtered by the letters I've typed in the beginning. Obviously, you could make that even more complicated to not search only in the beginning for a match, but I think that's a bit overkill. :)

I'm not sure if this is the right place, but I have a feature request. :)

I want to be able to start typing something and then when I click CTRL + UP (i.e. "invoke" history) the history which will be displayed will be only of these things that match in the beginning the letters I have written. Yeah, I have difficulty expressing myself in english. :) Example:

In FARR I write:


So I have this in my history. Then, when I type "a" and press CTRL + UP I want to get "aaaaa" and not "ccccc" as is now. Then, if I press CTRL + UP AGAIN I want to get "aaadd". And so on. Would REALLY love this feature. :)

ALT + SPACE on Windows 7 Ultimate. Never had a problem with it. I can't believe anyone is using anything else, especially the pause/break key... that's just so horribly far from everything...

Yes: you just set it in your definition -- simple html format works fine. something like
Code: HTML [Select]
  1. <i>$2</i>
works OK: I've used that in my onelook search.
-Perry Mowbray (April 25, 2010, 03:09 AM)

hm, the markup from Google contains <em></em> tags, but I don't see any effect in FARR (other than they are gone from the text). Probably if I could do search and replace in the results... :D

The reason for this is that there's s.newave's GooglePlus plugin that covers google search (and in a very sophisticated way). Not sure if it can do conversions and stuff though.

Yes, I have GooglePlus, but as you said it doesn't have the calculator/converter support which is actually the thing I wanted the most. Here, having regular expressions, that's easy enough. :) Otherwise, the google search is not that useful, because you can't see the WHOLE description and the keywords found aren't highlighted (that is why I was asking about the em tags).

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