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FARR Plugins and Aliases / Need easier way to get plugins
« on: June 08, 2008, 12:32 AM »
I really miss the days when most plugins came with the FARR2 alpha. There at least needs to be an easier way to get all the major ones.

Right now, I have to manually download the DcUpdater, click Recheck, and then Right click on every single plugin that I want to install.

If nothing else, at least add a simple way to download/install all plugins listed there in one click.

Also, FARR2 likes to be annoying with "Welcome to FARR" blue boxes in the bottom right of the screen. At least make them go away quicker.

Finally, I'm making these critiques because I generally find FARR to be the best thing around, but I have to set up a lot of PCs, so these speed bumps in the way of getting things running smoothly effect me often. Thanks!

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This is clearly an optional feature, since most users haven't been able to make the switch to running as a User with Limited Rights (rather than Admin rights).

I understand that FARR needs Admin rights, to do all the cool stuff that it can.
However, for those of us who are trying to run most programs without Admin rights, it'd be nice to have a feature to not pass those admin rights onto other programs.

I can think of two ways to implement this ability:

Have FARR directly be able to boot programs as Admin or Limited
-Have a setting to change what the default rights are. (Give Admin Rights, or give Limited Rights)
-Then simply add Exception rules, which can be changed by FARR's right click menu
So you can type "Notepad" to find Notepad, right click on that to bring up FARR's menu, and click "Always Run this with Admin rights" or "Always Run this with Limited rights".
Of course, if you have never clicked either of those two, Notepad would always run with the rights that you told FARR to use by default.

Allow people to use a bootloader
-Programs like DropMyRights exist ( http://nonadmin.editme.com/DropMyRights ) that let you open programs with dropped rights via CommandLine.
-Combining that with a user-made batch file of white-listed Admin programs, and the default behavior of dropping rights, just allow people to tell FARR to always use the bootloader whenever FARR launches anything.
-I'm not sure how well this works when Shell Executing things (ex. you launch an .mp3), but I think it's do-able

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Find And Run Robot / Ode to FARRv2
« on: August 16, 2007, 01:07 AM »
I've been using FARRv2 for a few weeks now, and I've really liked it.

To try and spread the word, I've written an article on why I prefer FARR on my Glorious Computing blog:
http://gloriouscompu...pplication-launcher/

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Pictures are better than words, so here you go:

http://puchisoft.com/GetIt/

I told you guys I was working on something fun you might enjoy. ;)

See the website for details, but basically GetIt is a simple interface to a variety of Windows-based application-getters like Win-Get and AppSnap.

Note that this is not a plugin. It is useful to lots of people, not just FARR users (although I made it with you guys in mind). What you see above is an alias (perhaps the first program to install an alias into your Installed Aliases folder).

This is the first forum I am announcing it on, so let me know what you think. :)


Known Major Bug: AppSnap is broken right now. The author is fixing it. Try to use Win-Get mostly for now (you can disable AppSnap in your preference.txt), but you can still use AppSnap via its own GUI.


PS: Remember to update your application repositories once in a while:

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