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Find And Run Robot / group alias bug #2
« on: May 09, 2006, 10:48 AM »
Took me a while to pin this one down.  Try this alias, and notice the effect of simply having a "." in the description. 

1000>>>eh>->Edit hosts | notepad.exe c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts>n>Edit hosts. | notepad.exe c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

I'm guessing it's a bug, but could be a feature I just don't know about.  First one works find. Second one shows up very oddly in search results (Name col has "hosts", and Location has "etc\"), and doesn't actually do anything when selected.

I was creating an alias to shortcut to the config files I edit frequently, which tripped this bug, since I was putting the filename with extension in the description.  For now, I'm just omitting periods from the description to get it to work.

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Find And Run Robot / group alias bug
« on: December 01, 2005, 12:34 PM »
There's a bug in group aliases that converts $$N elements to all lowercase.  for most things windows that's not a problem, but in my case, trying to run putty via an alias with uppercase switches is not possible.

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Find And Run Robot / Feature Request (v2?)
« on: November 03, 2005, 01:37 PM »
Anybody else think it would be useful to have FARR also provide "Start->Run" like functionality?  I'd love to only have to use one tool to launch all my programs, docs, and folders via the kbd.  Bascially, if it starts with a drive letter (x:), or a backslash (\), then function like the run dialog, otherwise, do the normal FARR search/alias stuff.

BTW, I just started using it this week, and I love it.  But I'd really like to be able to launch arbitrary folders and programs, that aren't in my folder list.  Any pointers on how this could be accomplished with the existing version?  At a minimum, I could just launch the run dialog from FARR, but I was hoping to cut down on the steps, and not have to think about "do I hit Win+R, or Alt+'? (I use Alt+' since it's closed to home row than Pause, and I don't like losing the normal Alt-Space function.)

TIA

Jim

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