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Find And Run Robot / %cliptext% in farr command line ?
« on: June 26, 2018, 04:15 AM »
Hello mouser,

I have a small issue regarding command line use.

This does not work :
Run farr.exe -search "%cliptext%"

%cliptext% is empty

Hi Mouser,

I'd like you to consider adding the possibility to set different background colors in the result list depending on the results...

But i'm not sure what would be best... (based on the alias, the search folder, ...)

I think the best for me would be based on the parent folder...
you would have a list of folders with associated colors

C:\Dropbox = #D4ECF8
C:\Users\Nitrix\SkyDrive = #0078D7
C:\Users\Nitrix = #FFE791

Then if a result is in one of this folder, FARR would change its background color.

Find And Run Robot / FARR updates ?
« on: February 01, 2017, 07:58 AM »
Hi mouser,

Is there any news regarding FARR upcoming release ?

I cannot wait anymore !!!!  :D

Please give us some updates  :Thmbsup:

Find And Run Robot / [Feature request] FARR retina (high-dpi) aware ?
« on: December 13, 2016, 02:36 AM »
Hi mouser,

any chance you could make FARR "retina display" aware ?

I don't know how it works... but i would be more than enough if you could make the result list retina.

Cheers, Nitrix

Find And Run Robot / [Feature Request] FARR use across computers
« on: June 10, 2016, 08:35 AM »
Hi Mouser,

You know that FARR is a very important part of my workflow.

I use Dropbox to share files across my computers but also many programs and custom scripts...

The filecontents command is VERY helpful
f | #filecontents C:\Dropbox\_common\programs\FARR Aliases\g.txt
to make changes quickly across computers...
I would even say that's unvaluable...

However, when i need to add an alias, a search folder, when i need to change a setting, update FARR etc...
I have to do it on every computer... that's not a lot but that's 5 computers already...

Settings, alias, search folders... everything is the same... so here is my feature request

Optionnaly, using the already existing ConfigDir.ini, add a dynamic PREFIX parameter (I use the computer name to distinguish my computers in my ahk scripts) to prefix every files that are different from one computer to another... :

We would have this simple ConfigDir.ini file:

That way the exact same portable FARR could be put in Dropbox and used on any computer

Hope this feature request can make it for the next FARR update  :-* :-*

Donation on its way to give you a little incentive

Find And Run Robot / New internal browser engine ?
« on: June 03, 2016, 07:09 AM »
Hi Mouser,

Is is possible for you without going into too much trouble to upgrade the internal web browser ??

The ie engine used is getting ultra old and cannot really be used anymore...

Any possibility to switch to a webkit rendering engine or blink ?


Find And Run Robot / FARR bug ?
« on: March 27, 2012, 02:24 AM »
Hi Mouser,

on two different computers, using a portable installation on brand new ssd drives, we sometimes have a blank result list for the following regex alias :
^(https?://)?(([0-9a-z_!~*'().&=+$%-]+: )?[0-9a-z_!~*'().&=+$%-][email protected])?(([0-9]{1,3}\.){3}[0-9]{1,3}|localhost|([0-9a-z_!~*'()-]+\.)*([0-9a-z][0-9a-z-]{0,61})?[0-9a-z]\.[a-z]{2,6})(:[0-9]{1,4})?((/?)|(/[0-9a-z_!~*'().;?:@&=+$,%#-]+)+/?)$

result is : f | #filecontents C:\path_to\www.txt

it's like FARR stops working for 3-10 seconds (we can see a : does not respond in the title bar...) then everything works again fine...

it's hard to understand what happens... the status bar indicates the number of results which is correct (30 in that case...) the size of the results list seems to be calculated correctly (we use the auto-expand feature) but it is blank...

is it a problem with the regex or with filecontents ?

it seems we did not have the problem before the new installation... do you have any clue ?

it is possible to have dynamic search folders by using the following trick :

you set a user variable dynamically (for instance using autohotkey : Run, C:\Program Files\FindAndRunRobot\FindAndRunRobot.exe -launch "setuservar Pixos.projet_www=SomeProject")
projet_www = C:\_web\www\SomeProject

Then you use the %uservar.Pixos.projet_www% variable as a search directory like virtual folder name (%PROGRAMFILES%, ...)
Works fine, BUT the variables are randomly refreshed, most of the time they are not.

in the options, the user variables reflects the change everytime, but most of the time FARR searches with the "previously set" folder

is this a bug ? or do you have to create a new command line command : go[searchfolders]reload ?

Cheers, Nitrix

Hi mouser,

i don't think there is a way to get the search box value in an alias, but i think that would be very handy

i have several aliases with regex mask and for some i'd like to be able to get the what's in the search box
so i new variable would be great : %current_searchbox_value%

Find And Run Robot / [feature request] request for new variables
« on: March 27, 2009, 03:34 AM »

would be handy ;)


i can't make this work...

setuservar USERVARNAME=VALUE - sets the value of a user variable (e.g. setuservar twitter.username=donationcoder)

this works perfectly : %uservar.SectionName.variablename%

but i can't set a user variable

now i think i have a feature request for you mouser !
Could you add the possibility to set a user variable from outside ?

by command-line for example :
C:\Program Files\FindAndRunRobot\FindAndRunRobot.exe -setuservar twitter.username=donationcoder

that would be great :) to be able to interact with FARR like so

Cheers, keep up the good work and keep giving us frequent releases ! (i'm waiting for the internal browser toolbar !)

Find And Run Robot / beta testing : some comments
« on: March 19, 2009, 05:25 AM »
hi mouser,

i'm trying the new beta version
first congrats !! that's so cool to see new releases...

so now some bugs/comments :

%LASTURL% is always "about:blank" for me
%LASTURLSET% seems to work ok

still some javascript bugs completely crashing FARR (i had to kill it manually)

my advice is to completely ignore javascript bugs, FARR internal browser is not for debugging  :D
it should be as tolerant as possible

Find And Run Robot / internal browser toolbar ?
« on: March 18, 2009, 10:45 AM »
any news on the internal browser front ?

from a previous correspondance
you really should try to improve FARR html view usability
by adding a small toolbar (with an adress bar, a button to open the
current page in the default browser, and a button to copy the url into
FARR search input...)
by improving handling of links... say i want to google something using
FARR internal html view then open the result in my full blown
browser... i cannot do that... (there is no way to do it right now)
if internet explorer is the default browser, then you can shift+click
the link, it will open in internet explorer...
unfortunately that does not work for firefox
i'd like to shift-click a result to open the link in my default
browser.... and i'd like FARR to close at the same time...
and we need that lasturl value !! to be able to reopen FARR where it was...

and please please add the %LASTURL% value (to be accessed in aliases like ... %LASTHWND%)
so that we can the internal browser where it was...

here is my config for the delicious plugin

here is my results list when i type d

i have no idea why "dlc" appear ...
and when right-clicking on it, a contextual menu with a command "visit the alias" appears but when you click on it it's not working

Find And Run Robot / question about search folders options
« on: March 16, 2009, 03:10 AM »

is there a way to remove folders from results ? (globally)

[feature request]
maybe we could specify it in the search folders options

in the file restriction inputbox :

i find it a bit annoying to have all the folders of the start menu when searching for programs, i think this would improve usability to be able to remove some of this clutter

Find And Run Robot / [bug report] strange results ...
« on: March 15, 2009, 04:43 PM »

i think i found a(several) bug(s) :

i've always set the exact match of an alias to stop search...

for some reason this does not work
i have the alias "c" so the search should stop but no...

to remove the delicious alias "dlc" from the result i'v changed the alias of the delicious plugin
but this still does not work

i still have dlc appearing in the result list ??????

any idea?

Find And Run Robot / custom file explorer ?
« on: March 12, 2009, 05:08 PM »

i can't make it work as expected.


i'd like to open folder shortcuts in a new tab of a directory opus lister
unfortunately it opens in new listers every time

the command-line is :
C:\Program Files\GPSoftware\Directory Opus\dopusrt.exe /cmd Go "$$1" NEWTAB

but it seems that the NEWTAB part is just forgotten

any idea ?

Find And Run Robot / [bug report] about html view
« on: March 11, 2009, 05:56 PM »
hi mouser,

htmlviewurl C:\_common\test\index.htm
would work ...

not anymore
now you have to do the following... :

restartsearch viewhtml file:///C:\_common\test\index.htm \n

i had to work quite some time to get there ;)
  • restartsearch is needed... i have no idea why (without restartsearch viewhtml just does not work at all...)
  • htmlviewurl is now viewhtml (should be reflected in the help file)
  • need to put the file:// protocol with a additionnal /
  • \n because of restartsearch

There is a brand new (and major IMHO) feature in the last FARR release... that is : #filecontents

it allows you to "externalize" aliases... here is how :

1) let's take one of my favorite alias the "g" search, i use it to search google in various ways, yahoo, look up words, etc.
here it is in action :

2) here is the alias in the options dialog:

3) instead of putting the results right inside the alias edit dialog use the new #filecontents command :
f | #filecontents C:\_Garbha\Program Files\_FarrAliases\g.txt
Please note that the part before the actual #filecontents is needed, otherwise this does not work (the "|" seems to be needed at present)

where g.txt now contain the result list that was previously in alias edit dialog

done !

so why is it such a great feature ?
i will give you three reasons :

1) it is as fast as an internal alias

2) it is much easier to edit an "externalized" alias
you can use your favorite editor... full screen... on a secondary monitor...
and see the results in FARR in REAL-TIME
believe me it is a real improvement

3) you can share your aliases with much more ease...
once you've set up the alias... you basically have to copy and paste a file

even better, if you use Windows Live Sync/Foldershare (or dropbox ?) you can share modifications you've made in real-time with no intervention whatsoever
(once you've set the folder containing the files to be dumped to be synchronized...)
how is that ?  ;)

Once again mouser, you made my year with this new feature...
keep up the good work

Find And Run Robot / [bug report] ? showmemo
« on: August 04, 2008, 04:58 PM »
hi mouser,

i noticed that  memo font is now red, is that normal ?

cheers ;)


noticed that a long time ago...

the number of results in the status bar is always wrong (with my settings)

remove duplicate links and remove missing items are checked

cheers, nitrix

i cannot make a duplicate entry of my aliases !

i choose an alias... right click... select : Make a duplicate copy of this entry
change values... press OK
and  :'( it triggers an exception error !

another small bug in the options dialog, don't know if it's fixable...
i was used to quickly select an alias i wanted to edit by using the keyboard
to cycle through all my aliases beginning with s, i would press s successively until i would find the one i'm looking for...
now it seems that it's working erratically

Hi mouser,

after installing 2.10.01 (from 2.08) i have launching problem with roboform passcards

before i would just launch passcards from FARR (as i would launch text files...), it would log me in to this forum, my bank and so on...
now it opens the passcard in roboform editor ...  :o

i'm not sure the new way you use for launching results solved that many bugs compared to the one it added (i was very reluctant before installing the latest version)

maybe one should be able to choose which one he wants

me ? i want FARR back to 2.08 ;)

Find And Run Robot / [bug report ?] concerning result filter
« on: June 18, 2008, 04:48 AM »
i have the following alias :

regex (thanks Nod5 if i remember well) :
^g ((?:[^-]|-(?!-))*)(?:\s*--\s*(.*))?()

result filter ;

results (just a small part) :
$$c |$$c&btnG=Search /ICON=icons\google.ico
Google France 100 htmlview | htmlviewurl$$c&btnG=Search&num=100 /ICON=icons\google.ico
Past Month |$$c&btnG=Search&as_qdr=m /ICON=icons\google.ico
Lucky |$$c&btnI=I’m+Feeling+Lucky /ICON=icons\google.ico
Google France |$$c&btnG=Search /ICON=icons\google.ico
Google anglais |$$c&btnG=Search /ICON=icons\google.ico
Google News |$$c&hl=fr&um=1&sa=X&oi=news_result&resnum=1&ct=title /ICON=icons\google.ico
Google 100 |$$c&btnG=Search&num=100 /ICON=icons\google.ico
Google France 100 |$$c&btnG=Search&num=100 /ICON=icons\google.ico
Google Image gim |$$c&hl=en&output=images&svnum=100&btnG=Google+Search&imgsz=xxlarge&safe=off&as_st=y
Google Maps |$$c&z=16&iwloc=addr
Translate en fr | restartsearch gt en fr "$$c"

so to do in google image search i just type :
g keyword1 keyword2 --gim
g keyword1 keyword2 --imag

i noticed that whatever the filtering i always have the last one :
Translate en fr | restartsearch gt en fr "$$c"

i guess it has to do with restartsearch

it would be nice to fix that since if you mistype something, then you launch that result ...

when you are in the result list... if you press the left arrow, it suppresses the last word
(since sometime there is only one word... you can end up with an empty search box)\

and worse, neither the result list or the search box has focus, so you have to press escape OR use you mouse to regain focus

IMHO, the expected behavior of the left arrow (when in result list) is to put the cursor back to the search box -- at the end
like the escape key actually...

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