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Find And Run Robot / Re: Custom memo fixed font
« on: February 15, 2014, 06:18 AM »
I think the option you're looking for is "Settings->Font Overrides->"Set Plugin Memo Font".

Sadly no. I suspect that's for the normal capture font, not the "fixed" one. The one I'm talking about is used by the runcap standard alias.

Find And Run Robot / Custom memo fixed font
« on: February 14, 2014, 10:44 AM »
Is it possible to customize the fixed font used in "memo"? By default it uses the standard bitmap "Fixed" font. I'd rather use a decent fixed width font like consolas. I thought I'd seen an option like that in the past but can't find it now - maybe I was hallucinating  :)


Find And Run Robot / Re: Backing up FARR settings
« on: April 28, 2013, 03:47 PM »
Thanks :) I did search, but missed that thread...

Find And Run Robot / Backing up FARR settings
« on: April 28, 2013, 07:12 AM »
OK, this may be a silly question, but how do I back up my FARR settings? I guess I could back up the whole FARR application directory and restore that over the top of a new install - but that seems a bit heavy handed. How can I tell which files are "user settings" I need to back up and restore?


Is it possible with FARR to select a file in Explorer, then activate FARR, select a program, and have that program open the file selected in Explorer?

What I'm thinking of is being able to edit any file in Vim (my text editor) by finding the file in Explorer, then getting FARR to run Vim on that file. Sort of like an explorer context menu item, but using FARR.


For some uses, I'd like to be able to use FARR as a replacement for the Windows Run box (or Bayden SlickRun, or similar programs). In that situation, I want to be able to type a full command line, not just a program name. Two examples:

I know about the ++ syntax to add command line arguments, but in this case I don't want to have to type anything but the command line as it stands - my muscle memory is used to typing "putty [email protected]", so I want to stick with that. One option would be to have an alias executing "cmd ++ /c $$1" but (a) these are not console commands, so I'd rather avoid using the console, and (b) I can't get this to work anyway :-[

Is there a way of simply passing a command direct to Windows CreateProcess()? [For bonus points, if I could specify the working directory to use, that would be even better!] I'm pretty sure I could do this by writing a plugin - but do I need to?


Find And Run Robot / Re: What hotkey(s) do *you* use to trigger FARR?
« on: October 04, 2010, 02:58 PM »

Pause clashes with some of my programs that use Pause to... well, pause. And Alt-space is the system menu.

Not sure why I chose Win+S, just an unused Win-key combination I could hit with one hand.

I would also find this behaviour useful. At the moment, I use a PowerPro docked icon bar, which takes up about 1/4 of the top edge of my screen, and it auto-hides so that it only pops up when I bump that part of the screen. With a full-width "standard" docked bar like LBC uses, it pops up whenever I bump anywhere on the top of the screen.

I guess it's mostly "just what I'm used to", but to be honest I prefer the PowerPro form...

Find And Run Robot / Re: Scrolling the output of appcapappendmemo
« on: April 26, 2010, 10:32 AM »
glad you like it.  try this beta version with the new behavior, and let me know if it works okay:
Looks good  :)

Find And Run Robot / Scrolling the output of appcapappendmemo
« on: April 23, 2010, 11:25 AM »
I'd really like appcapappendmemo, if it wasn't for one thing - once the memo area is full, new text is added at the bottom, but the area is not scrolled to show the latest text. So the user has to scroll to the bottom manually, and it's no use for programs that show an ongoing status message (for example, ping -t).

How easy would it be to add scroll-to-bottom behaviour to appcapappendmemo - either as an option or as default behaviour?


thanks for reminding me about that paul, i should have set fixed font in the alias; you should try the appcapappendmemo method, its nicer for commandline tools that can take a bit of time to produce their output.  The new runcap alias will be this in the future:

runcap $$1 | tempmemofont fixed ;;; showmemo Running $$1;;;appcapappendmemo $$1 /ICON=icons\farr\core-sysutils_run.ico

Thanks for the reminder. I stopped using appcapappendmemo because of the "append" - the output kept growing. I should have thought of addinga showmemo at the start like you did :-)

runcap (.*)
which did
showmemo Running $$1;;;appcapappendmemo $$1

I had one like that, but I prefer to set the window font to fixed, because some of the programs I use regularly use spaces to create a tabular layout. For example, gcal:
      June 2009
 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
     1  2  3  4  5  6
  7  8  9 10 11 12 13
 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
 21<22>23 24 25 26 27
 28 29 30           

Here's what I use:
Run $$1 | tempmemofont fixed ;;; appcap $$1 ;;; showmemo %lastappcap%


Find And Run Robot / Re: Setting the richedit display to fixed-width
« on: September 09, 2008, 04:43 PM »
yes it is:
Ah, thanks. That helps, but what I was actually after was a way that a plugin could do this, just for one display...

Aha! I found it. If I set window.richeditmode to a string of RTF format text, I can do what I want. Pity RTF is such an ugly format, but never mind - it works :)

Find And Run Robot / Setting the richedit display to fixed-width
« on: September 08, 2008, 09:18 AM »
Is it possible to change the font of the richedit display (the one set by window.richeditmode)? Specifically, to a fixed width font. I have some tabular output (a simple month calendar) I want to display, but it's messed up completely by a proportional width font...


What I'd like to be able to do is to specify that the search list includes all of the directories in my %PATH% variable. The reason for this is that I'd like to be able to launch programs on my PATH (which are generally command line utilities) using the Console plugin - so I want an alias that searches PATH (using a keyword to make sure the command line programs aren't included in normal searches). But I'd rather not have to explicitly list the directories in PATH, so that I don't have to update them when I change my PATH.

This could be done by allowing "Directory Path" to contain multiple directories, separated by a user-specified separator (so I'd use %PATH% and ";").

Also nice would be to have a search folder, excluding subdirectories which are on PATH (so that I can put my Utils directory in the search folders, but exclude command line utilities). Again, this could be done by allowing "Exclude subdirectories" to use a separator other than newline (so I could exclude %PATH% with separator ";").

Can any of this be done already, or would it be possible as a new feature?


Find And Run Robot / Re: Alias/command to search a set path
« on: August 08, 2008, 06:42 AM »
That's brilliant. Thanks for the explanation - it does indeed do pretty much exactly what I want.

One further question, if I may. Is there a way of further restricting the list by running a specific check on each file found? I appreciate that this may need a plugin or alias to achieve. The reason I ask is that my "Utils" directory contains a lot of programs, some of which are console utilities, not suitable for running from a GUI tool like FARR. So I'd like to exclude them. I can get most of what I want by simply excluding the relevant directories, but being able to run a check for GUI-mode programs would work regardless of directory structure.

In practice, it may not be important, as FARR's approach of boosting the priority of programs I've used before is likely to be at least as effective. But I'm curious to know if it's possible.


Find And Run Robot / Alias/command to search a set path
« on: August 08, 2008, 05:07 AM »
This may be possible, but I haven't been able to find the way to do it. I'm new to tailoring FARR's behaviour, so I could easily have missed something. If it's not, could it be treated as a feature request?

I'd like to be able to set up an alias to search a specific set of directories (something like the standard search folders, but for this alias only and probably only one or two folders) and return the executables which match the alias argument. (Ideally, I'd like to be able to filter the list further to exclude console executables - which I can detect using an external program or script - but that may be a bit too complex/slow).

Essentially, I have a directory full of "portable" applications (which don't install shortcuts in the start menu) and I'd like to be able to launch them just by typing in the executable name.


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