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Find And Run Robot / FARR Twitter Plugin
« on: June 13, 2013, 07:05 AM »
I had it once so I could post tweet directly from FARR, but the plugin is now missing. Where can I download it and also get instruction on getting things running?

Edit: I've found it but I must have done something wrong, as when I type "tw This is an update!" and hit enter, it doesn't show up on Twitter at all! This used to work! Any help is greatly appreciated!

Hello all:
I'm looking for a neat little app to sit in my tray that will allow me to move a window from monitor to monitor, and also to minimize a window to the system tray.

Already UltraMon moves my windows from monitor to monitor via hotkeys. To minimize a window/app to the tray I use DM2 (, and lately been crashing for no reason (I've seen on SourceForge that I'm not the only one with that issue).

So does anyone know of an app that does at least those two little things? Other tweaky options are nice and all, but those two are my essentials! BTW I tried Actual Windows Manager, and it's a nightmare of options. I think it may be too much for me.

Find And Run Robot / Twitter Plugin Issue
« on: September 14, 2012, 09:22 AM »
Hello all:
I can't seem to get the Twitter FARR plugin to work, but it used to. I downloaded and installed the latest plugin. Firstly, in the User Variables of FARR I've entered my username and password (both verified), but there isn't anything about "posttweet" as shown in the pic you show here on DC. Also, the Twitter plugin isn't showing up in the Plugins & Updates section of FARR. Can you help me out? Detailed instructions would be helpful as I sometimes have difficulty with the technicalities of FARR.

Thanks so much!

Daniel aka siouxdax

Hello all:
I'm wondering if anyone knows of a good (free) wallpaper manager that supports dual monitors. Currently I use UltraMon for my wallpaper needs, but it's kind of clunky. I'd like something that not only supports dual monitors, but may also offer timed/auto wallpaper changing. It would also be nice if it also had the option to mirror wallpapers made for single monitors. If free is not an option, then maybe something I can find on PirateBay (is that a no-no?). :)

Kind Regards,
Daniel Headrick
aka siouxdax

General Software Discussion / Pearltrees Wiki/Manual, etc.
« on: March 17, 2012, 01:24 PM »
Hello all:
I've been looking all over the web and can't find anything in the line of a manual or wiki for Pearltrees (this link should take me to my profile, otherwise just go to There's a few symbols and color coding that I can't quite decipher, and hell, I just love manuals and wikis. Can anyone help me out? I'm getting a little frustrated. :(

BTW, It's been so long since I've been on here. I promise to get more involved this year!

Kind Regards,
Daniel Headrick

Find And Run Robot / Updating FARR: Will it mess up my aliases?
« on: March 13, 2012, 05:09 AM »
Simple question: If I install the newest version of FARR over my current one, will my aliases be lost, or otherwise damaged in any way?

Find And Run Robot / FARR Twitter Alias
« on: March 13, 2012, 03:29 AM »
How on Earth do I configure the Twitter alias? I want to just type "tw" followed by a space, then my tweet. It used to work, but for some reason doesn't now. Do I need to edit it and somehow add my username and password, and where do I do that in the string. I'm a bit lost. Any help is very much appreciated!

This is the string in question:
Direct Message (user): $$1 (message): $$2 | %ALIASDIR%\curl.exe -u %uservar.TwitterPlugin.username%:%uservar.TwitterPlugin.password% -d user="$$h1" -d text="$$h2" /ICON=icons\Twitter.ico /WINHID

How do I modify it so that it works again? I could really use your help in this one! Unless you guys know of a better Twitter FARR alias?

Hello all:
I'm looking for a simple alias that would open a new email via Thunderbird.

If anyone wants to whip up one, I would like to just type in 'new' (without the quotes) and upon hitting enter, open a fresh email in Thunderbird. Keep in mind that I don't use the default path for it. I use 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe'. Also, it would be snazzy if I entered 'new [email protected]' ([email protected] being someone's email addy) that it would open a fresh email already addressed to said email address.

Really, I'd be happy to do this myself if I knew how! If such an alias already exists, do let me know. I've been searching on here, but haven't really found anything.

Any help, suggestions, etc, would be much appreciated!

FARR Plugins and Aliases / "Go" Alias SLOW!
« on: March 16, 2010, 03:33 AM »
Hello all:
It's been ages since I've posted on here, and I really feel bad that my new post is a complaint. But...

I have an alias, "Go", which really just uses the "I'm Feeling Lucky" function of Google. I type "go Siouxsie" and it takes me to the "I'm Feeling Lucky" result for Siouxsie. What the problem is, is that after I press 'enter', FARR will sit there for up to a minute before producing the result. Now I understand that this may take a while if I don't already have Firefox open, but when it is open, I don't quite get it. When Firefox is open, it responds almost instantly most of the time, when it sits there and 'waits' is what frustrates me, but it doesn't happen all the time.

Anyone have any suggestions? Or maybe an explanation of why this may be happening?

As usual, thank you all for your help and suggestions!

Find And Run Robot / Doesn't Want To Stay Put!
« on: January 14, 2010, 05:28 AM »
Hello all:
I've been having problems with FARR not behaving as far as sizing and placement are concerned. Since the date is now shown in the title bar, I widened FARR to accommodate it. Also I use Skrommel's WinWarden to place it at the top, center. But it won't stay that way. It seems that as far as the widening is concerned, it only changes when I restart my machine. But concerning the placement at top, center, it drifts over time, regardless of whether or not I restart the machine.

So, anyone else notice this? Is there a setting somewhere that I'm overlooking?

As usual, any help/suggestions are very much appreciated!

FARR Plugins and Aliases / IMDB Incremental Search Plugin
« on: December 07, 2009, 01:43 PM »
Hello all:
I just reinstalled Windows7 and forgot to backup my FARR plugins and such. I had an IMDB plugin that searched as I typed, and I can't find it anywhere on here. Any help?

Find And Run Robot / Email Pop-Up
« on: November 29, 2009, 01:40 AM »
Hey all:
How can I create an alias that opens up a blank email window? I'd like to just type in a keyword and have it bring up a blank email without having to first open Thunderbird, then click "write". Any help, as usual, is very much appreciated.

Find And Run Robot / "Mail" instead of "Thunderbird"
« on: November 20, 2009, 01:51 PM »
Hello all:
How can I use the word "mail" instead of "Thunderbird" to launch it via FARR. Keep in mind I have no idea how to write an alias...

Circle Dock / Help? Getting Started?
« on: November 08, 2009, 01:59 PM »
Is there some sort of help file for Circle Dock? There are so many things I can't figure out, and the only "help" I have found assumes previous knowledge and a familiarity with the basics of the program. I can't find anything geared to a new user.

So, can anyone help me with help?

General Software Discussion / Hotspot Settings
« on: November 03, 2009, 03:07 PM »
Hello all:
Not too long ago I posted this, regarding the tiny little app, Hotspot. Unfortunately, I cannot get it to remember my setting for the enable/disable corners. I'm assuming that since I got Hotspot here, that someone here would be able to help me out with this issue. So, anyone wanna have a crack at this? I've attached the exe just in case someone needs it.

General Software Discussion / Surprised by Win7
« on: October 29, 2009, 05:02 PM »
So is anyone else out there that is surprisingly pleased with Win7? I'm the average guy that uses Windows only because it's so ubiquitous and has no interest in Mac only because of the "culture shock" of switching. Actually, I should say 'above-average' guy, in that I like to do lots of tinkering and learning along the way. So when I took the plunge and installed Win7 on my desktop PC, I was dreading the hours of installing this-and-that, tweaking everything to my picky standards. But with Win7 I found myself having fun installing and tweaking, learning about all the changes and additions that this new OS had to offer. It was like I fell in love with my desktop PC all over again. Now when I look at my laptop, running XP, I start to drool, thinking about installing Win7 on it just as soon as I have my desktop PC tuned just right. (I have to have at least one machine that is 'complete' before messing with the other.) I was worried that the shiny bells and whistles would make my desktop crawl, but was pleasantly surprised by the judicious use of memory. My worries of incompatible apps were thwarted; 99% of my apps ran as smooth as silk. (Unfortunately, Stellarium isn't yet fixed to work on Win7.) The 'library' section is nice; needs some rounding out, but I love the concept. I love the total control over the system tray. I was ecstatic that my documents section was labeled 'documents', 'music', 'pictures', and not 'MY documents', 'MY music', etc. And the simplicity of C:\Users... brings on a sigh of relief.

So, am I alone on this? Is it just my heavy medications inducing Operating System Euphoria?

Skrommel's Software / WinWarden Icon
« on: October 26, 2009, 06:29 AM »
Hello all:
Is there any way to change the icon for WinWarden? If so, how? Keep in mind that I'm no programmer. :)

General Software Discussion / Simple Run Screensaver : HotSpot?
« on: October 03, 2009, 10:44 AM »
Hello all:
Years ago I had a little app called HotSpot that ran in my tray, allowing me to activate or prevent the running of the screensaver, simply by moving the pointer to a corner of the screen. I've tried finding it, but all of the links lead to a dead page. I've looked through the one-hour software here on DC but couldn't find anything similar. Did I miss it? Or does anyone know of such an app?

Skrommel's Software / Skrommel's LiP
« on: September 25, 2009, 02:48 PM »
Is there a way to get LiP to work in Firefox? I tried adding a bookmark with the script in the address field. When I click it, though, it does show a page of empty image placeholders, but it never shows any pics...

As usual, any help is much appreciated!

Skrommel's Software / DimSaver: I Am Dim-Witted...
« on: September 25, 2009, 01:59 PM »
So I was intrigued and downloaded DimSaver, but I'm having a little difficulty grasping the concept. I honestly don't know exactly what I was expecting, but when I went to the settings I was a little surprised at the many options. Can someone give me a concise run-down on this?

All input is very much appreciated!

Find And Run Robot / Fast Keystroke Freezes Up FARR
« on: September 22, 2009, 07:29 PM »
Hello friends:  :)

I've noticed a little bug with FARR. I think my keystrokes are too fast for it. When I hit "pause/break" and immediately type something, FARR freezes up. It does display the history, but the text box won't show a blinking cursor and won't allow anything to be typed in it. I can't even select a history item shown. I then have to close and restart FARR to correct it.

General Software Discussion / Most Recently Installed Programs
« on: September 22, 2009, 09:50 AM »
Hello all:
I've found myself needing to know my most recently installed programs on my laptop. Sorting the Program Files folder by date does not do the trick. Is there a way to do this? Maybe a program that lists this info?

As usual, your help is always very much appreciated!

General Software Discussion / Freeware Website Creator For Dummies?
« on: September 17, 2009, 10:34 PM »
Hello all:
I've tried searching through the forum, but was unable to get the right combo of keywords. I'm looking for a freeware website creator. Something that is for complete dummies. I know nothing about creating a website. If it helps, I essentially want to create a one-page with my bio and a pic or two. As usual, I look to you for your sage advice!

Find And Run Robot / FARR Google Calculator Plugin
« on: September 07, 2009, 09:05 AM »
I was looking for the Google Calculator plugin for FARR. I found this link: http://com/Google_Calculator.htmlczb.dcmembers. Unfortunately, when I try to download I get a 404. Is there a different location?

Find And Run Robot / FARR Hogging RAM?
« on: September 07, 2009, 08:48 AM »
Hello all:
I just noticed that FARR is running with more RAM than usual. It's showing that the virtual size is 103,000K and the working set is at 25,000K. I should mention that I only use that terminology (virtual size, working set) because that's what Process Explorer shows, so throwing more five dollar tech words won't mean much to me. LOL. I do, however, understand (for the most part) what those two numbers mean.

At any rate, is this normal or is something a bit wonky? As usual, any help or suggestions are very much appreciated!

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