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Find And Run Robot / Custom Document Opener
« on: November 12, 2012, 10:56 PM »
Is there any way to specify that the location of the Custom Document Opener is on the same portable drive as FARR?

Since I'm running FARR portably from a flash drive, to make use of the document opener, I have that on the flash drive as well... but I can't find a way to specify its location.

I tried using %APPDRIVE%\<PATH TO DOCUMENT OPENER> but that didn't work - FARR complains that it couldn't be found.

Any suggestions?


Find And Run Robot / FARR Freezes on Second Launch
« on: December 22, 2009, 11:15 AM »
The problem I accidentally reported here (https://www.donation....msg187945#msg187945) has reappeared.  FARR appears ok on the first launch (after I hit Alt+Space, my launch string), but the second time I hit it the program freezes.  I don't have to hit anything other than Alt+Space and the freeze happens as soon as the window appears, before any history is displayed.  So I kill the process, re-start FARR, and it will happen again (always on the second launch) indefinitely until I reboot.

The first time it happened I thought it was an isolated incident, but it seems to be happening on maybe on every 4th or 5th time I start my computer (so seemingly randomly, but repeatedly).  Usually a reboot will fix it - but sometimes it takes two.

Win7 64-bit, FARR 2.80.02.  When this first happened, I disabled all of my plug-ins one by one until there were none left, but it didn't help.

Is there any information I can provide that would help pinpoint the issue?


FARR Plugins and Aliases / Request - Ubiquity Plugin for FARR?
« on: January 11, 2009, 02:10 PM »
I searched for Ubiquity, but didn't see this asked anywhere else - hope this isn't a duplicate...

I was reading a post on today regarding Firefox's TabHunter extension and someone mentioned that Ubiquity would eventually provide the same functionality.  This got me to thinking, it looks like there are a lot of similar cool things that Ubiquity will eventually be able to do, but I don't want a separate launcher just for my browser - I love FARR farr too much!

Does anybody have any idea whether it will be possible to create a Ubiquity plugin, so you could use Ubiquity entirely from within FARR?

Hi all,

Perhaps this is more of a general-case regex problem than an FARR problem, but since I'm trying to use it to make FARR work better, I'm hoping someone here might offer some helpful advice...

I have an alias, let's call it "test", and I want to *optionally* pass one or more parameters to it, separated with a space.
-- If I knew there was always going to be one parameter, I might use ^test (.*)
-- If I want that parameter to be optional, I've found that ^test ?(.*)? seems to work just fine
-- But how can I specify multiple optional parameters?

The alias will run a batch file that will handle the optional input.     (batchfile.bat $$1 $$2 $$3)

I've visited numerous sites over the last couple of weeks that explain how to create/use regular expressions, and I've tried all sorts of combinations, but I've yet to find a solution.

Thanks in advance!

FARR Plugins and Aliases / Locate32 Plugin (and FARR) Search Question
« on: December 15, 2008, 01:46 PM »

I'm curious if there is a way to search my harddrive using the Locate32 plugin for FARR (and just via FARR itself) for a particular file.

The file I'm searching for has "exam" in the title, but when I search for "exam" I get lots of files that have "example" in their name (so many, I can't find what I'm looking for).

Is there any way to narrow the list accordingly?  Using Locate32 directly, I can search for "exam -example" and it narrows the list down to what I'm looking for, but I can't find a way to do the same thing with either FARR or the Locate32 plugin for FARR.   :huh:  Probably a simple answer, but I'm missing a beat somewhere.

Thanks in advance! 

Find And Run Robot / Match Alias First?
« on: September 15, 2008, 04:54 PM »
Is there any way to make FARR reliably match an alias before performing a search?

For instance, I have an alias called "enable".  Usually I type "en" and press tab and it auto-completes to "enable".  Lately, about 50% of the time, when I type "en" it auto-completes to something else FARR is searching for (in my Program Files folder, since that's the first search directory).

I'm typing rather fast, and it seems like if I type slower the program will match the alias after a second or so and then it works - I'm not sure why the delay.

If possible, I'd rather not have to type any kind of extra prefix or anything to force an alias match (I like just having to type the first couple of characters in most cases), and some/most of the time it just works anyway.



I tried using the "optional file extension restrictions" option under Search Folders, but it doesn't seem to be working.  In my %PROGRAMFILES% folder entry, I wanted to restrict the search to .exe and .bat.  So I added  exe;bat  to the optional file extension restrictions line.  When I use FARR to search for "notes", I'm getting entries for "Release Notes.txt" in various program folders.  Did I misunderstand how to use this option or is this a bug?  Running 2.30.01.

Also, when I use the "optional modifier keywords", is it
1.) supposed to prevent the folder from being searched until I use the +KEYWORD option, or
2.) is it supposed to search the folder all the time (when not using the keyword), but restrict the search to just that folder when I do use +KEYWORD?
When I first read about it, I thought it was the latter, but it's acting like the former.


FARR Plugins and Aliases / [Bug] Cannot edit plugin options
« on: July 02, 2008, 09:11 PM »
I have been happily using the FCalc plugin for awhile, but for some reason I find typing 'fc' cumbersome.  I was trying to figure out how to make '=' work instead, but I can't seem to change any of the plugin options (whether Alias (override), Regular Expression (custom override), Keyword Modifiers (custom override), or Score (override)).  If I make an entry in any of those fields, when I close the window and come back, none of the changes have stuck.

This doesn't seem specific to any one plugin, I've tried it on a bunch of them with the same result.

Is this likely a bug or am I missing something?

Update:  Forgot to mention, this is using the new 2.14.01

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