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General Software Discussion / Re: ReRun 2.5 Beta
« on: February 09, 2015, 02:46 PM »
I just tested out the x64 version on Windows 7 Professional. It does detect both 32 and 64 bit programs, and there were no blank buttons between the others. So it was a success on my machine.  :Thmbsup:

Find And Run Robot / Re: How to unignore an item in FARR?
« on: September 16, 2014, 11:24 AM »
Ah, there it is. Thanks.

Find And Run Robot / How to unignore an item in FARR?
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:58 PM »
First, I want to say that I've been using FARR for several years now, and I can't imagine using my computer without it. Thanks for all the hard work, Mouser.  :Thmbsup:

Now then, I have a habit of clicking on "Remove item from history" in the context menu some items that I don't use very often, when I need to see what has fallen off of the bottom of the list. However, recently, I accidentally clicked on "ignore item in future". I've looked through the options - in the "lists" section mainly - but can't figure out where the list of ignored items is. I've also searched the forum, and can't find the answer here. So, how do I unignore the item?

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Headed List Builder
« on: January 17, 2012, 03:02 AM »
^ Thanks, I appreciate it.

And I'm already releasing a version 1.1, because there were some bugs. Specifically

- If the Add button was pushed while nothing in the Edit Box was selected, whatever was in the clipboard would be added to the Header list.
- If the Alt+Ctrl+C hotkey was used while nothing was selected anywhere, whatever was in the clipboard would be added to the Edit Box.

I added error handling to both of those routines. Now if nothing is selected, nothing will happen. I also made it to where those - as well as the Alt+Ctrl+V hotkey - will now leave the contents of the clipboard intact.

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Headed List Builder
« on: January 17, 2012, 12:01 AM »
Believe it or not, I solved this myself:


I downloaded a GUI creator from the forums at, and just kept looking through the Help files to figure out the rest. It works exactly like my specs in the first post except for:

       5. Not necessary at this point, but a way to switch header lists for different projects would probably be a good idea.

I don't imagine that'll be too hard at some point, though.

Oh, and the hotkeys are Alt+Ctrl+C and Alt+Ctrl+V because the Win key was interfering with some other software on my system.

The Editbox (apparently I was misnaming it as a textbox earlier) and the Drop Down List both work with Japanese text as well. The contents of the drop down list are saved in a Headers.txt file, so it is persistent between runs. I even added an Autosave feature, in case something crashes while I'm working. The Clear button also deletes the Autosave.txt file, and if the file exists when the program is started it is automatically loaded into the Editbox.

I don't know if anyone else would have much use for the program, but I'll post it here anyway. It's only tested on Windows XP SP3 32 bit, because that's what I have. Also, the application is completely portable.

(That TitleBar is part of my Windows Theme, by the way)

Edit: I just swapped out the file, but just to remove the .exe from the name in the TitleBar.

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Headed List Builder
« on: January 16, 2012, 05:51 PM »
Thanks for all the replies.

@rjbull: Yeah, clipmate is definitely overkill. I may look into the PowerPro idea if I can find the time before anyone comes up with anything else. Notepad++ works just fine with Unicode. I could use a toolbar designed to work with N++ if I need to, but part of the annoyance is opening a new text file and then specifically having to tell N++ not to save it. With the idea I came up with, the textbox wouldn't try to save it, since it's designed to just be an intermediary. Also, I would still need to setup the global hotkeys through AutoHotkey or something similar. So, I would probably be better off doing the GUI part under AutoHotkey as well.

@ath: Form Letter Machine could probably be configured to give me a list of headers, but it doesn't look like it would do the text capturing that I need.

@AndyM: I'd like to try avoiding MS Word for this if I can.

@Target:The idea of using the textbox and pasting the info into it is so that I can format it as needed in the box, but basically it would look like this:

Header 1:

Clip Text 1
Clip Text 2

Header 2:

Clip Text 3
Clip Text 4

The reason I thought leaving the formatting free and pasting the headers in is because sometimes multiple headers are used for one clip text like this:

Header 1 & Header 2:

Clip Text 5

Also, I don't get the all the clip texts for the same heading at the same time, so after getting up to Header 5 or so I may need to go back and add a clip text under Header 2.

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Headed List Builder
« on: January 16, 2012, 10:28 AM »
Thank you for the reply rjbull. I am aware of Clipboard Help+Spell, however:

1. I think it would be overkill for this particular project.
2. I can't really use it as a clipboard extender because (if I recall correctly), it lacks support for Japanese.

Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Headed List Builder
« on: January 16, 2012, 09:52 AM »
I have a repetitive task everyday, where I have to go through a lot of documents grabbing information. Then the information gets put into an email along with headers (that are usually the same ones day after day), and sent out. I've been using Notepad++ (and a lot of copying, pasting, and typing) for this, but I came up with an idea for a small program that would actually help streamline the task quite a bit. I tried to come up with as detailed a description of it as I could:

I. The GUI

    A. Textbox - The main part of the GUI should be a simple textbox. It should allow for typing, copying, pasting, etc. but no special formatting options or anything are needed. (Unicode support for the whole program would be a big plus though as it is possible I'll need to use this with Japanese text at some point.)

    B. Above the textbox.
        1. A persistent dropdown list for headers. (This should initially be empty when the program is first run).
        2. A button to add whatever is selected in the textbox to the dropdown list.
        3. A button to paste the selected header from the dropdown list at the cursor position in the textbox.
        4. A button to delete the currently selected header from the dropdown list.
        5. Not necessary at this point, but a way to switch header lists for different projects would probably be a good idea.

    C. Below the textbox.
        1. A button to clear the contents of the textbox. (Should confirm first, in case of accidental clicks).

II. Global Hotkeys - The program should set the following global hotkeys while it is running.

    A. Win+Ctrl+C - Copy selected text from active program, and paste at the cursor position in the textbox.
    B. Win+Ctrl+V - Paste entire contents of the textbox at the cursor position of the active program.

I think someone who is more adept than I am at AutoHotkey would probably be able to code this without too much of a problem.

Thanks a lot for the help. I followed the instructions in the PM and can play again.  :D

That doesn't mean I"ll actually be beating that score any time soon, though.

I had some free time today, so I was going to see if I could beat my high score on hangman, but apparently I forgot my password. I thought I remembered what it was, but neither what I thought it was, nor any variation of it that I could think of would work.

Is there any sort of "forgot password?" function that will email my password to my registered email address?

I upgraded today, and all of my own aliases were gone.  It turns out that the myaliases.alias and myaliases.alias.bak file were both overwritten with empty ones.  :(

Thankfully, I had a copy of the files on another hard drive, that I think was only missing 1 alias in it.  8)

One of the advantages of playing a lot, as you have, is that you become familiar with puzzles seen previously, allowing you to solve faster.  You'll remember the one that stumped you, the next time you come across it :D

And just when I was beginning to think that I had every puzzle memorized I get done in by a mayor:

Hangman 2.gif

And on that note, I think I'm going to not play for a while. It took me somewhere around an hour and a half to get that score, and I don't think I'm going to have that kind of time again for a while.

Yes, the three puzzles were presented in a correct fashion.   :Thmbsup:

And yes, the numbers aren't a bug; they're just a lot harder to guess than the letters are. (Though I usually remember them after I've seen them a few times.)

Actually the trivia puzzles with numbers in them, and the really short occupation puzzles (like "chemist"), are the ones that usually trip me up - more often than not.

Just think, if I had known how much Warner Communications had paid for the copyright to "Happy Birthday", I may have broken a million points.

I wish I had the talent to reverse engineer exe files. Right now my coding experience is pretty much limited to editing other people's AutoHotKey scripts for my own personal - and often rather specific - needs.

So, during my last game I had all three of the puzzles I had previously reported errors on show up; only to be done in finally by the number "8":

hangman 1.gif

Numbers cause to me lose quite often, but that's not a bug, it's a feature.  ;D

Plus it's educational. You know, in case I ever need to know how many calories are in an Avocado.

Cool, thanks for the quick fix (as always) and the credits.

From the screenshot, it looks like my score was: 318035

Also, my OS is Windows XP SP3.

Not sure if this makes any difference, but my "language for non-unicode programs" is set to Japanese.

edit: Apparently, I play better while listening to Japanese Heavy Metal.  8)  Wish I had known that a couple days ago.

Congrats Hamradio.  :Thmbsup:

Hopefully I can pass you at some point. It's not like I haven't been trying.


hangman error 3.gif

 :( Am I really the only one running into these things?

It's the return of the dreaded little box (for the degree symbol this time):

hangman error 2.gif

It didn't actually cost me the game this time though, because I died trying to guess the correct numbers.  Those puzzles with numbers in them are a definite weakness of mine.

Oh wow! I just had one heck of a lucky game. Several of the puzzles I could actually remember from earlier games, because I've been playing so much.
It probably doesn't hurt that I grew up watching "Wheel of Fortune" every night either.
Or that I can type around 75 WPM. (Some of those puzzles got finished with very little time left on the clock).

The puzzle that finally did me in was the occupation "Doctor".

Anyway, I can't actually imagine doing better any time soon. Though, I won't give up trying.

Ooh, an update while I slept.  Awesome.  :Thmbsup:

worstje, I think you missed this part:

Apostrophes are supposed to be among the punctuation marks that are automatically shown in plain-text when a new puzzle is presented (i.e., you  shouldn't have to guess them).

Looks like I found an error:

hangman error.gif

I'm guessing the little box was supposed to be an apostrophe, but when I typed an apostrophe during the game it didn't do anything. (Take it as a correct guess, or as a wrong one).

It cost me the game, which was annoying since I was getting close to the top scores for the first time in a while.

Heck, I'm having trouble beating my own high score.

This game sure is addictive.

Just writing in here to let you know I've registered.  (I don't post much here, so you may not have recognized the username).

And for feedback: This game is fun.  I wasn't expecting Hangman to get so fast paced.

I use Pause to pull up FARR with an empty search field.

For working with text:
Cntrl + Pause to pull up exactly the selected text. Useful mainly for nonclickable URLs.
Cntrl+Shift+G for Google search on text. (Using GooglePlus)
Cntrl+Shift+W for Wikipedia search. (Also GooglePlus)
Cntrl+Shift+S for the FSpell plugin.
Cntrl+Shift+D for lookup. (Using the internal viewer)
Cntrl+Shift+R for lookup.

Cntrl+Shift+N To Pull up the HamNotes "Notes Management and Preferences" Dialogue box.
Cntrl+Shift+L Runs an AHK script that starts up Launchy and shuts down FARR. Then, Win+F shuts down Launchy, restarts FARR, and closes the script.  I use Pause as my hotkey for Launchy as well, and only use it when I need to search the internet using unicode.  (I use Everything to search my drive in unicode, since it's running for use with TinyEV anyway).
And finally, a Directory Opus hotkey - in connection with an AHK script - of Win+F will pull up FARR with the path to the currently selected file in the search box.

It's not really an error message.  If I try to open a file called C:\Testing FBL\Read Me.html, my browser pops up these three tabs:

1. file:///C:/Testing
2. fbl%2FRead
3. me.html

As you can see, it splits right where the spaces are.  That's what made me think about adding the quotes in.

Also, I put the quotes around the browser path in the INI file, but there was no change to the way either version works.

And just in case it makes any difference, I'm running Windows XP SP3.

that's strange, i can't re-enact this error on my PC.. furthermore you've got the quotes and all in your registry, i'm not sure why it doesn't work for you. however it's good that you found a solution for it. :)

That is strange.  Strange enough that I switched my shell back to Explorer and turned off Directory Opus' integration with Windows, and tried the original version of the script again.  I still had the issue, so I was right in thinking they didn't cause it.

I even searched through the registry, just to make sure every instance of the command line had the quotes, and they do. 

I also double checked to make sure Firefox and Chrome still work correctly when they're the default browser.  Yes they do.

I tried removing the quotes in Edit File Type and got a "error parsing url parameters" in both versions.  I also removed the whole "%1" argument, and both versions tried to open 0.  I ran these tests because the original version when used to override the default browser in FARR - with no argument at all - will open the same html files launched through FARR just fine.  The problem comes when I try to open the files in Directory Opus (or Explorer).

I can't figure out why the script and the registry both need the quotes to work on my machine, but only the registry on yours.  Like you said, though, I'm glad I did get it to work on my machine.

Hmm...I'm having a similar issue as thancock20 and his fix seems to work for me too.
But sadly, I need the 4 browsers version of FBL.  :(

So I'm not the only one with the problem.  This just keeps getting stranger.

By the way, I downloaded the 4 browser version to take a look at it; but the ahk file isn't included in the zip and it needs a password to decompile the exe.  So, I guess I'll stop meddling with lanux128's code now.

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