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As mentioned in the subject using CTRL+Backspace should delete the word which is on the left side of the cursor, not the last word in the entered line. Unfortunately FARR does the latter.

Find And Run Robot / Umlaut problem in file browser
« on: March 14, 2009, 08:54 PM »
I think umlauts are not processed properly in file browsing mode.
Folders with such characters ARE found when just typing in something (normal mode) but when switching to file browsing mode they can't be accessed by writing them out. I think the screenshots are self-explanatory; The first and the last one show that the folder is displayed (as a child of the parent folder) and the second one shows that I cannot access the folder. Even writing the whole string does not help; pressing enter does nothing then.

Edit: Important observation: When renaming the folder to "übungsblätter" [ü instead of Ü], the problem does not occur (using ü in the input works correctly). Nevertheless this seems like a bug to me. Furthermore the input should be case-insensitive also for umlauts (typing Ü with the renamed folder yields no results)... I bet, somewhere there's a proper toLowerCase-function or something like that.

Find And Run Robot / Plugin aliases shown in file browsing mode
« on: March 14, 2009, 08:48 PM »
Perhaps I missed something, but suddenly I can see some plugin's aliases in the file browsing mode, when the last character is a '\', see appended screenshots. Is this a bug or a feature? (I would like to deactivate that)

It would be nice if it were possible to show matching folders (in a specified search folder) even when file extension restrictions are used.

I want to find only files with the extension pdf, txt or odt in %MYDOCUMENTS% but also directories.

I tried pdf;txt;odt and pdf;txt;odt; and pdt;txt;odt;; and pdt;txt;odt; ; but none of them let the directories appear.

Find And Run Robot / $$c for $$2 or another regular expression?
« on: August 28, 2008, 01:06 PM »
To reach some flexibility, I set up several different spellings for the same command, for example
^(vid|vids|video|videos) (.*)
as a regular expression pattern. Then I use $$2 to access the entered text in the actual commands.
Now I've found $$c which takes the clipboard text if $$1 is empty and $$1 otherwise. Unfortunately this is not so helpful in that situation.

Is there a $$c - like expression for $$2, $$3 etc.? If not, how could I rewrite the expression to have the actual user input stored in $$1?
-> What I really need is just another pair of grouping brackets which is not a capturing group.

Find And Run Robot / Umlauts in file browsing...
« on: July 24, 2008, 01:51 PM »
I tried to browse into some of my folders but the program fails when it comes to umlauts!
See the attached screenshot.

Another example:
Entering "aufge" returns the folder "_Aufgenommenes": "I:\Öffentlich\Musik\_Aufgenommenes\" and pressing enter opens the folder.
BUT if press the Right arrow key after selecting the entry FARR goes [as desired] into file browsing mode but NOW [see screeny 2] pressing Enter doesn't do anything.

Find And Run Robot / Updates: Patches?
« on: July 21, 2008, 10:43 AM »
To reduce server load creating patches (instead of having to download the whole package again) might be quite useful!
I assume you use a versioning system, so creating patches (even on the fly, at the first request) should be easy.

It would be nice if the CTRL+ALT+ENTER hotkey would cause even urls normally displayed with htmlviewurl to be opened in browser.

I have an alias group which shows 2 entries like  "htmlviewurl URL($$1)" and 3 entries like "URL($$1)".
Hitting the "launch all" hotkey should result in opening all 5 entries in the browser, OR opening 3 URLs in the browser and 2 in new tabs in FARR.

When using the skin slenderFARR.skn the inactive menu entries are invisible. Perhaps some colors should be changed :)
You can see the effect on the appended screenshots.

Find And Run Robot / [Bug report] Wrong order in file browser
« on: June 25, 2008, 12:41 PM »
Unfortunately there seems to be a problem with folder sorting.
The screenshot should explain the problem; I would expect the folders to be sorted by alphabet.

I noticed that most of the icons are not displayed correctly because some of them have transparent areas.
The screenshots explain the problem.

Currently it is possible to setup a hotkey which opens FARR and sets the text for the search edit box.
For example "translate %cliptext%".

It would be nice if this search could be launched automatically.
Using \n does not change the (visible) input.

Find And Run Robot / File browsing
« on: June 14, 2008, 12:00 PM »
When browsing on my hard disk I always see the current folder as the first entry in the result list. Furthermore it's written in lower capital letters, even if the original name has upper capital letters (all the other entries are capitalized correctly).
In my opinion there should be an option to remove the first entry. But on the other hand you could also add a ".." entry (for the sake of completeness, which will navigate one level up).

When pressing "left" in file browsing mode while the focus is in the list, the level above is shown but the focus is completely away! Neither in the result list nor in the input field.

It would be nice if the back/forward keys on my mouse would work in the HTML viewer.
Their purpose is to quickly navigate back and forth without using the usual buttons near the browser's adress bar.
In FF and IE the buttons work by default but in the embedded view they do not. Perhaps these events are not forwarded?

Find And Run Robot / [Feature Request] Show score composition
« on: June 10, 2008, 09:06 AM »
A way to show how a given item gets its score would be nice.
For example, if I search for "foobar" and there are some results, I might want to have a context menu entry like "Score composition" which then could open a new little window, perhaps containing a table

Bonus1 | <points>
Bonus2 | <points>
BonusX | <points>
Sum | <points>

Perhaps we could do a list of services that do well in the html view mode of FARR. Preferably services with no or almost no visible ads and a slick layout. No Google ads would be nice too because I don't want them to collect so much data about me...
Mostly PDA/Mobile Phone versions are fine.

Some categories are:
Search engines

I noticed that together with htmlviewurl the yubnub service is now quite interesting...

Of course embedded versions are always much better. If more powerful plugin developers were here, a group could be founded which port valuable web services to FARR.
E.g. response pages of translation services could be parsed such that only a nice table is shown (no input field, no ads etc.).

A little framework for removing and hiding particular (X)HTML elements would be nice.
This could be done with the help of XPath or regular expressions.

That would be useful for creating special versions of web pages fitting better in FARR (just extracting some parts might destroy the layout/formatting!)

BTW: In plugins, is it possible to compile own HTML pages on the fly and show them directly in FARR (without saving them!) now?

Find And Run Robot / [Feature Request] Support Alt+Tab properly
« on: June 09, 2008, 06:14 PM »
When focusing another app when FARR is open and then trying to get back via Alt+Tab FARR only flashes shortly but then nothing happens. Instead FARR should be brought to top.

Find And Run Robot / [Feature Request] HTTP POST request
« on: June 09, 2008, 06:04 PM »
A command to do a POST request would be nice. This way web services could be used which don't support the GET (URL query) based method.

Find And Run Robot / HTML viewer alias titles customizable?
« on: June 09, 2008, 08:38 AM »
When using$$1 | htmlviewurl$$1

within an alias group "Group" the "Location" entry in the result list is only "Group".
Using$$1 |$$1

gives "$$1" (with $$1 replaced with what has been entered).
This behaviour is also visible when using "igo".

Is it possible to set the title manually?

Find And Run Robot / Adblocker [Solution found?]
« on: June 09, 2008, 06:16 AM »
Is it possible to use an adblocker, or something like NoScript for FF, within the HTML viewer?
For example I don't want these google ads to be loaded on Beolingus.

Update1: Ok, I've found a not so nice solution: Forbid scripting completely and add trusted sites in the IE options.

Update2: Mouser: Could this solve my problem? (IE7Pro has a good adblocker)

Find And Run Robot / Space when no numbers are displayed [fixed]
« on: June 09, 2008, 05:44 AM »
When putting "Display > Report Columns > Number" off and using the "Small Icon Report" (Result Display Style) there is an ugly looking space before each result. The numbers are just replaced with spaces or something. If you are really using one string per column/row you should fix the place where this particular string is built.

Find And Run Robot / Suppress history saving for one time
« on: May 22, 2008, 06:52 PM »
is it possible to say FARR not to save a single command in the history?
For example I might want to open a file with sensitive information as parameters and therefore don't want it to be saved in the history.

Find And Run Robot / Separators in alias groups
« on: April 06, 2008, 11:36 AM »

It would be nice to have the ability of adding separators to alias groups.
For example such a separator could be simple horizontal line but that should be skin-specific.

Find And Run Robot / Middle click to Launch and Stay Open
« on: April 04, 2008, 06:40 PM »

it would be nice if the middle mouse button (wheel) could be used to launch an entry while staying open, like it's in browsers.

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