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Hmm that is odd, i'm going to have to check that out -- there is no reason you should get that error.

jamesthebod you could also look into telling farr not to use its QuickDoc Launcher helper, and other launch options: (see attachment in previous post)

Thanks, I did that, that solved the problem. Then I reset it back again, to use the launch helper, using default method, and now it works fine, as before. So I don't why this worked, but it did.

I recently updated Find and Run on my Windows 7 from 2.102.03  to 2.105.01.

With the new version, every time I try to launch an app from Find and run, i get a message box headed "command line argument error" and the message is "-1". When I click OK on this, I then get another message box headed "bad invocation of Quickdoclauncher", with the message "--1".

I reverted to the previous version and everything works OK again. I don't see this problem posted before, does anyone know why this is happening?

Mobysaurus / Too many synonyms, too many not relevant
« on: November 10, 2007, 04:42 AM »
Sorry to have to be negative about Mobysaurus.  I simply find that it throws up far too many supposed synonyms, many of them bearing only the faintest link to the initial word.

In principle it is a good idea, but it really needs to have the synonyms categorized in some way, perhaps also using some scoring method.  The trouble with all thesauruses (or should that be thesauri?) is that they only use the information by one word given by the user, which cannot be qualified.  If the user could also give a second or maybe a third word to help qualify the initial word, then the words that score highly for both the initial and the auxialliary words would be at the top of the list.

I had been looking around at desktop searches since my copy of X1 seemed to be getting slow at waking up from the tray.  Then after installation of other software it refused to wake up at all.  I uninstalled it completely and re-installed it (X1 Enterprise Client Version 5.6.2) , and it's brilliant, back to the way it was before.  So I'm not going to bother looking elsewhere.

BTW re
... consider the developer: from their standpoint the WHOLE WORLD is out there trying to rip them off, either by sharing licenses or cracks
... how to protect their baby from being pirated.
... people WILL find a way around it.
... So everyone loses...
... The author gets a bad reputation (because even honest users are annoyed) and potential customers are turned off before they can evaluate anything.

I don't understand the author's point.  He says that preventing piracy is impossible, and then he seems to say that despite that, it's OK to annoy potential customers trying to prevent piracy, an attempt that he admits is futile.  Why doesn't he just accept that software developers are shooting themselves in the foot by annoying potential customers?


...more precise results and will be lighter on resources...

I agree that the 10000 files limit could be an annoying surpise : it is NOT advertised.
Is an unadvertised 10000 file limit on a free trial really the same as falsely promoting something under the "freeware" tag when it's in fact... a trialware?

In terms of misleading the person downloading the software, there is no difference.  It's a lie, plain and simple.  Not the truth.  Trying to sucker someone into installing your software under false pretenses.  That's why I wouldn't use such software.

If Archivarius really is "more precise results and will be lighter on resources", surely the software authors would like me to check this on all my files?  The limitation seems to me just a way of avoiding a true comparison with other software - until you've parted with your cash, when it's too late.

I noticed that a number of contributors were praising Archivarius, so I thought I would give it a go.  On the site it says, "you may try it in a fully functional version. The trial period is 30 days"  After installing it and running it, I discovered that the trial version only indexes 10,000 files ( as well as only allowing 100 accesses).  Only 10,000 files is a joke - how can you evaluate a search engine like that???  Of course it will be lightning quick!

Needles to say, Archivarius was instantly removed from my PC and will not be on it again.

Here I must have a rant.  I find nothing more irritating and annoying than software being promoted under false pretences.  ( a similar ploy is software promoted as being freeware and then you discover it is trialware).  Do software purveyors not realise that if you can't trust your first contact with them, you are unlikely to trust them thereafter, and unlikely to do business with them?

Incidentally, I use X1 Enterprise Client Version 5.6.2 which is free and does allow indexing of PST files in any folder, which seems not to be the case with the latest version on their site, 5.6.4, so I have not updated (and still have the setup file).  The only problems I find with X1 are that it sometimes corrupts the PST files, and is slow to wake up from the tray.  But the searching and previewing are good.  So looks like I'm going to stick with it for now.

Find And Run Robot / Re: Can't get keyword modifiers to work at all
« on: October 09, 2007, 10:53 AM »
Thanks for the help guys. It's working OK now.

I updated, but nitrix-ud was right about the capitalization.  You cannot use capitals in the Optional Keyword Modifier box in the Search Directory Options.  The funny thing is that you can use either caps or not in the FARR entry box and it recognizes it as the keyword.

The bug on a space entry is still there in version 2 - If you put a space in before your keyword in the Optional Keyword Modifier box in the Search Directory Options, the next time if you just type in + in the FARR entry box, it crashes.

Find And Run Robot / Can't get keyword modifiers to work at all
« on: October 09, 2007, 06:53 AM »
Using the latest release, v1.13.01, I cannot get the keyword modifiers for folders to work at all.  If I put no keyword modifier in for a folder, then the files of that folder show up in the search.  But as soon as I try to put a keyword modifier in, for example DOX, I get no files at all from that folder - whether or not I type in +DOX in the FARR entry box.

Can someone help me here?  I have tried different keywords, and enclosing them in quotation marks.  Incidentally, I discovered a bug.  If you put a space in before your keyword in the Optional Keyword Modifier box in the Search Directory Options, the next time if you just type in + in the FARR entry box, it crashes.

Yeah, I've noticed this too. ;)

It was on the previous release I had. (v1.13.02) and was very useful.

I haven't been able to find that command anywhere.

But I love the program!  :)

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