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Find And Run Robot / Launching Windows Apps
« on: March 28, 2017, 10:17 AM »

I was wondering if there's a way to launch the so called Windows apps (Edge, the new (Windows 10) Calculator, Clock, etc) from FARR (see this list I got. Note that I'm using Classic Shell, thus the look of my start menu):

I tried adding C:\Program Files\WindowsApps and C:\Windows\SystemApps to the search folders, but it didn't work. As I found checking the running exe proprieties in process explorer, these apps appear to require some -ServerName parameter to be passed in for the app to run

Edge params:

Time params:

So, if there's no actual way for FARR to do that as of now, is this a feature we could expect in the near future?



Find And Run Robot / Launching Win10 "Apps" from FARR.
« on: September 15, 2015, 01:25 PM »

It seems that FARR does not recognize the new Win10 "Apps" (e.g. Edge, Calculator, Groove Music, etc).
I noticed because I just installed Win10 and I could not get FARR to bring the calculator up. I had to install WinAero's Old Calculator to be able to access a full calculator from FARR (the FARR fc plugin is nice, but not super user friendly).

Is there any plans to fix that?


Hi all.

There's this launcher kind of a tool that I've been using for years now that is called Dave's Quick Search Deskbar (
The nice thing about this launcher is the hundreds (391 as of version of web based searches it includes!!!  Some of the searches include, but are not limited to: IMDB, All Music Guide, CNN, MSDN, patent search, amazon, eBay, UPS tracking...  The list goes on and on and on...
These searches are written in javascript, and there seems to be some xml format to fully describe them.
So, I don't know if it would be possible to write an abstraction layer to be able to leverage all these searches, but that would be awesome!


Find And Run Robot / Hotkey problem with FARR
« on: May 05, 2008, 03:00 PM »

I'm having this little nagging problem with FARR.

You see, I spend most of my day programming on Visual Studio, and the hotkey to stop the build is Ctrl-Break, which interferes with the default behavior of FARR.  Nothing to worry, I removed the Ctrl-Break hotkey from FARR, and everything works again.  The problem is that the next time FARR is restarted, all the default hotkeys are back and enabled.  It's really annoying to have to deactivate the offending hotkey every time I start FARR.

So, my request is rather simple: do not bring back the default hotkey on startup!  ;-)

Other than that, well...  Until now, FARR is it for me.  I've tried Colibri and Launchy in the past, but they're clearly not as interesting as FARR.  Keep up the good work!

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