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I just tried it to monitor installation of Nitro Pro 10. The first time I ran it I got a BSOD with a complaint about a registry filter exception for INCTRL64.SYS. However, I rebooted, it ran without issue, and created an excellent report of registry & file entries. I haven't used it to check completeness of uninstalls.

I'm having the same problem with both Screenshot Captor & DCUpdater. They open in such a small window that the text is unreadable. I have a brand new MS Surface Book running Win 10 64-bit at its native resolution of 3,000 x 2000. Out of the box DPI is scaled at 200% so all apps look fine and are readable except these two DC apps, which I installed for the 1st time on this computer just tonight. Perhaps since this is happening on two different computers, this might give a clue as to what is happening. Here's a Dropbox link to my screenshot:

excellent thanks! (I missed your reply until now).

I stopped my autohotkey scripts and it still does it. I will keep looking.

The problem with Windows is, as far as I know, there is no single spot where one can look for all hotkey assignments within Windows and across applications. Do you happen to know of any utility that would help me track down where this hotkeyassignment is coming from?

Thanks for the rapid reply. I am using Autohotkey but it is when I tried to assign ^+S that the image below was displayed. I stopped all of my autohotkey scripts and it still happens :-(

I can't figure out how to attach a picture so I've sent a dropbox link to the image, that I hope is public. It sure looks like the Redbox mode.
Paste box that looks like Screenshot Captor

So what might be happening is that ^+S somehow being mapped to ^+PRTSCR, which triggers Redbox? If this seems reasonable to you, I'll look for that offending code. Thanks for your time with this.

Screenshot Captor / Screenshot Captor -- change CTRL-SHIFT S hotkey?
« on: January 14, 2014, 10:35 AM »

CTRL-SHIFT-S is assigned to bring up the RedBox Capture Mode. However it is not listed in the HotKeys list. I would like to use this hotkey for another purpose. How can it be removed from this assignment?

DcUpdater / Re: DCUpdater portable version?
« on: October 31, 2012, 10:02 PM »
But how do I check with the donation coder app? Isn't it the same as dcupdater or is there a different app that doesn't require admin privileges? Can I check if plugins are current from within FARR itself?

DcUpdater / DCUpdater portable version?
« on: October 31, 2012, 09:58 AM »
I can't find a portable version & I don't have admin privileges on my work computer. Is there one?

Hi, can't get this to work. I get a dialogue box on first run that says"No records extracted. ... Please see Dayname_log.txt & adjust the ini file.

BUT, no such file exists. Tried typing "tz" then selecting timezone redownload. Just get recurring dialogue box. I have FF as my default browser.

Nice app; would love to get it working :-)

Find And Run Robot / Re: Locate32 plugin not available
« on: March 22, 2010, 09:58 AM »
Love Everything but unfortunately it doesn't work on NAS drives (at least with my D-Link 321). I use Locate32 as a backup.

Living Room / Can search of be improved?
« on: March 20, 2010, 06:43 AM »
While I appreciate that the donation coder website has its own search function, I find it easier to use Firefox's native search function on individual pages, especially long pages such as the FARR robot plug-in page. Unfortunately, links are not searchable. For example, searching for locate32 does not take me to the entry for locate 32 that is near the bottom of the page.

Can this be fixed?

Find And Run Robot / Re: Locate32 plugin not available
« on: March 20, 2010, 06:33 AM »
Thanks! locate32 link that didn't work is at:


Find And Run Robot / Locate32 plugin not available
« on: March 20, 2010, 04:52 AM »
I would like to use Locate32 as a FARR plugin but the link on the FARR plugin page is dead. Is it still available?

great reply! This is why I like supporting independent software developers rather than the big companies who couldn't give a hoot about individual concerns. figured out the Google maps and tinyev aliases.

One very useful command that I didn't see in the help file (or at least didn't notice) is "aplugins". This is a great concise reminder of what plug-ins are installed as well as their aliases. Could you display this more prominently in the help file, perhaps in a "quick start" page?

the more I use FARR the more impressed I am. it's much better than the Windows start menu, PC Magazine's fastease start utility and executor.


I just switched to FARR from Executor. It is just as fast as the latter but a lot more functional with lots of useful add-ons. I'm also very impressed by the active user community and its dedicated author, Mouser. There is one major thing that has stumped me as a newbie and that is the use of plug-ins. Their installation and use has some puzzling features:

First, I can't figure out how to activate some of these. Although the installation instructions are to put these plug-ins into subfolders of the FARR plug-in folder, this doesn't seem to be enough to be able to use it. For example, I'd love to be able to use the TinyEV plug-in but I can't figure out how to activate it. Here is my folder structure:

 Directory of C:\Program Files\FindAndRunRobot\Plugins\Tiny Everything\FARR_TinyEv

2009.11.13  11:40 AM    <DIR>          .
2009.11.13  11:40 AM    <DIR>          ..
2009.06.12  08:31 PM            15,872 farr_tinyev.dll
2009.05.30  06:37 PM               414 readme.txt
2009.05.30  12:50 AM            15,086 tinyev.ico
2009.05.30  06:29 PM               234 tinyev.ini

Is this correct? If so, how do you use it? I presume there is some keyword that should start the FARR command line but there is nothing in the readme.txt file or on the webpage where I downloaded the plug-in to indicate how to do that. This seems to be true for many plug-ins; the authors don't actually describe how to use them beyond a brief description on the download page.

Here is another example of a downloaded plug-in, Google maps:

 Directory of C:\Program Files\FindAndRunRobot\Plugins\GoogleMaps\gmaps

2009.11.13  09:26 PM    <DIR>          .
2009.11.13  09:26 PM    <DIR>          ..
2008.09.22  12:13 PM             1,057 gmaps.alias
2008.09.22  11:31 AM             1,130 gmaps.dcupdate
2009.11.13  09:26 PM    <DIR>          icons
               2 File(s)          2,187 bytes

This one is a real mystery as there is no.dll file. I tried running DCupdate from the context menu of the system tray icon but Google maps didn't show up as an alias that could be updated. Presumably something more needs to be done before it can be used? Again, there are no instructions on how to use it even if it is installed correctly.

Google plus on the other hand does have a useful readme.html file that gives examples. Perhaps all plug-in authors could be encouraged provided such a file for new users.

in the resident help file, it is stated that plug-ins are.dll files. However, when I download them, I often find that they are.JS files. Does this mean that they have to be compiled before they will run?

I think it would be easier for new users if you expanded your already excellent resident help file with specific examples of how to install plug-ins and use them. You could also state that there is some variability in how plug-ins are installed and used (for example, the FSSC package seems to have quite a different approach from other plug-ins by using the FSubScript program) and that users must therefore consult the form page for that particular plug-in to get some help. Otherwise, a new user like me keeps searching the help file as well as the general forums trying to figure out why things don't work or don't seem to follow the uniform pattern described in your documentation. At this point, the resident help file is mainly directed towards experienced users and developers who need to know what functions are available.

For developers, perhaps you could advise them to have a description.HTML file in their plug-in folder with examples that will help new users know how to use their particular plug-ins. As well, there could possibly be a URL link to the specific forum for the plug-in.

Thanks for reading this long post. I hope it gives you a sense of where one new user is after about three hours of exploring FARR.


John LeBlanc
Halifax Nova Scotia Canada

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