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N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 Release: Ethervane Echo
« on: April 20, 2012, 05:26 PM »
dear tranglos,

Can you still consider to allow user to customize [Close] button behavior? either click [Close] to minimize to tray, or at least ask for confirmation to exit? I have many windows floating on screen, there were couple of times I mistakenly clicked on Echo's [Close] button and lost tracking of clipboard.


tranglos, I just found the "minimize to tray" option in preferences. Thanks again.

you can disable the search folders in the options -- just uncheck them.

if you want to still be able to search folders occasionally, what you can do is instead of unchecking them, edit them and add a keyword like fs for each of them; then when you want to search the disk you type +fs first.

Thanks, I will try this because I found search folders is painfully slow on my computer.

Needless to say, what I really want is: disable search folders for 1-char and 2-char (instead, search in my little 'index'), but automactically enable it for 3+-char when I actually need to search folders and build my 'index'.

if your list of shortcuts are static, you can always create an alias for them so that they can invoked as you wanted. check out this thread and see 'Aliases' section.

Thanks, I currently use aliases, but I found that when I type a alias it's still quite slow because FARR is busy searching for folders...

i believe this is what you're looking for..
 (see attachment in previous post)

well it's not... I don't want the disk/folders search start at all. I want to keep a small "index" for 2-char shortcuts.


I am wondering if I can do this with FARR: start disk/folders search only after I type more than 2 characters.

I'd like to keep a list of 1-char or 2-char shortcuts for the most frequently used commands, and when I hit hotkey for FARR and start typing, the first 2 chars I type are only searched in that list (instead of disk), so I can have
c[Enter] to invoke cmd.exe
fx[Enter] to invoke Firefox.exe
and so on. Because the list is small, it should be much quicker to search through all my frequent commands ('a'-'z'+'0'-'9', there are 36x36 combinations)

When I type the 3rd char, or some special key (like a<tab>), the disk search is invoked, I don't mind it's slower now because I mean to search the disk/folders for commands (and I can always right click on any result and assign it to a 2-char shortcut).


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