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A while ago I noticed that each time after taking a screenshot not only the expected popup for instructions (print/save) came up but subsequently also windows explorer started with focus on the folder with the saved image.
I am not aware of having made any changes and don't remember this being the case before but can't figure out how to prevent that from happening. There is probably a setting somewhere to deal with that but I am too stupid to find it. :huh:

Find And Run Robot / Launch History
« on: August 15, 2016, 05:54 PM »
I am using Farr constantly and love the many features. The feature I use most is to access my standard files, those I have to access on a constant basis. Launch History is a great help in that respect as these destinations should appear there for easy access. However I don't understand how this list is populated as it seems to randomly forget standard files. Each morning when I first open Farr I am wondering how many files show up as it can vary between only 3 and 10.
I am using Farr on Win 7, 64 bit pro and the files are not just on my pc but also on networked drives.  This morning the result showed MS office, MS word and one letter linked to recent files on my c: drive - but none of my standard xls files I keep using every day. Those are on the networked drives.  Once I start using them, Farr learns and during the day they will appear but tomorrow most likely they will be lost again. I say most likely as some days they stick around.

I have set Farr to keep a launch history of 12.  I notice an option to disable Wow64 redirection currently ticked but don't understand the explanation. Would that explain the forgetfulness? Under Options / Launch History I have "do not add network drives" unticked. Are there any other options I should look at ?   

Find And Run Robot / Launch History not working as expected
« on: June 29, 2015, 11:45 PM »
This morning I noticed that my launch history was almost empty - just showing excel and word program files but none of my frequent individual data files.  I checked under History Options and have "add launched files" set to 12  but even after doing new launches a few times, nothing gets added. I now installed the latest version but this did not make any difference. Is there any other setting that may have changed and that I don't know about.  I do use network drive paths and have this ticked. While this caused some issues in the past (getting unticked without any good reason), one of the recent updates solved that issue.

Find And Run Robot / Farr not remembering my preference
« on: September 07, 2014, 06:02 PM »
I figured out that I need to untick the option of "do not add network drive paths to lauch history (they can slow search) under Program Options/Settings/Search Behaviour. I do use networked drives and don't mind waiting a second longer to get the result I am after. This works well but several times now I noticed that the launch history is cut short and only 4 results show. Once I untick this box the results slowly built up again. I can't say for sure that after every reboot of my pc this setting gets lost but it does happen every few days.  Is this a bug? :o

Hitting the Pause/Break button brings up my Farr and it always shows 4 links. While these are frequently used files, I would like to see more (10-15). Also, these 4 files all have a score of 100. I have other files that I set to higher scores, why don't they show up? Once I enter something into the blank field, Farr does populate with more and shows also higher scores. Am I misunderstanding what should show up before you type? I played around with the settings under Launch/Search History but don't quite understand how to use History Options / Blank Searches and Ignore History Scores.

Screenshot Captor / How to upgrade?
« on: May 21, 2014, 03:54 AM »
just wondering if there is a recommended upgrade procedure, ie do I need to uninstall first and then do a clean install or can I go over the top?

Find And Run Robot / which files/progs show in a blank search?
« on: March 11, 2014, 06:17 PM »
I am using FaRR for several years and love it. Whenever I move to a new pc, it's one of the progs I can't do without. I realise I am not even using all of the features  8) .
I noticed that when I press Pause/Break to open the gui and enter my search term a number of listings already pop up. I wonder how they are chosen? They all have Scores of 100, other files have higher scores but to find them I need to enter something more.  Using alias I can get to what I am searching for quickly but not as quickly as if the top 10 actually appeared as first choice in a blank pop-up. I am not sure if I forgot about some setting as it seems to me in one of my previous installations, the top 10 worked differently.

Screenshot Captor / how to enter text into a text box
« on: November 01, 2013, 01:23 AM »
Mouser, I just installed the latest version of the program and watched your video.  I know it will take quite some time for me to get to use many of the features but I am baffled that I can't get the easy one to work for me. In your video you rush a bit through the text box feature and even watching it several times I can't quite see how I can enter text. I can create the box, move it, shrink it but where do I type the text?  I am sure it's so obvious that I will be very embarrassed but that's one function I do need. I am not referring to the "label" text but the yellow background text box.

First, not sure if my request is suitable for here - please tell me if this is not of any general interest, too boring or too complicated.

My little feature, program or coding snack request is as follows:

I have two small xls files that contain output from different sources. While the underlying transactions are the same, I can't easily compare the files to see if any entry is only appearing in one file. I am looking for a simple procedure to compare the data in file 1 with the data in file 2 and highlight or flag or create an output file of any record that is not in both files.
Having studied the files, the only common information in both files is 1) an amount and 2) a time stamp.  Problem is that the amounts are not unique and the timestamps between file 1 and file 2 are not identical but vary by up to 1-2 minutes. So any comparison would have to be based on a) amount being identical and timestamp being within 2 minutes for the record in question.
I attach two files as samples ( some columns have been cleared or modified for privacy reasons) but these columns should be ignored anyway as they do not appear in both files. In my files two transactions are appearing only in the AOE13 File namely Order ID 40101 and 40103 - these are the files I would like to see flagged or similar. Sorry but since I can't upload xls files, I chose jpg for illustration.

Find And Run Robot / problem with
« on: August 15, 2009, 08:21 AM »
Just upgraded to the latest version but seem to encounter problems. When I try to launch FARR the usual window opens but then it goes into "retrieving past launch history" and gets stuck. Nothing more happens. If I try to type anything, FARR becomes non-responsive and I have to kill it with taskmanager. The window btw does not have the usual X in the corner to close it either.
Any suggestions?

Find And Run Robot / Backdoor Malware
« on: November 15, 2008, 07:07 PM »
I have been using Find and Run for a few years now and think it's a great program. I am not updating each time an update comes out, my experience is sometimes when things work for you, don't mess with them.
Still, I do come back regularly to see if I am missing something and eventually will look for the upgrade.

Just wondering why the current version shows us with some alerts on Jotti or Virustotal: Backdoor.XiaoBird.42 (paranoid heuristics) (probable variant) - I assume this is a FP but is this something that could be cleared up with VBA?

Find And Run Robot / Any Update on final release?
« on: June 07, 2007, 02:36 AM »
Just wondering if there is any update on a final release version?  8) This was originally planned for earlier this year but was obviously postponed for new features and bug fixes. I am happy   :) with my "old" version which is working fine but don't want to miss out on improvements assuming the release is stable and I can figure out what the improvements are.
I gave up following the alpha thread a long time ago as it seemed to me that the goalpost was constantly shifting. :-\

Find And Run Robot / how to use alias / cmd lock pc
« on: August 19, 2006, 11:44 PM »
I would like to use FA to activate a screensaver on command (when I leave my pc) and have this screensaver password protect my pc.
Noticing in FA  under alias a cmd function that allows for the activation of the screensaver and also a function to lock pc. Can someone please tell me
a) what exactly happens when I use : lock PC | c:\windows\nircmd.exe lockws. I am a bit too scared to test it not knowing if I can unlock it again.
b) assuming that this allows me to lock my pc, how to combine this with my screensaver command and where I would have to set up the lock and unlock commands.


Find And Run Robot / Best Feature
« on: July 01, 2006, 11:15 PM »
I just downloaded FARR and at this point just play around with it. I am impressed with how fast and responsive it is and can see many ways of configuring it.
As it also seems a bit overwhelming, I am just wondering what other users feel to be the most important feature they use.
I know from other software that often features and tricks are somewhat hidden and I often discover some of the best gems only long after having used the program by reading the relevant forums. Obviously everyone has different criteria, but any comments would help me to quickly find the "goodies" that may not be so obvious when just reading the helpfile.

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