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General Software Discussion / Re: Why is my HD light blinking?
« on: December 10, 2009, 08:57 AM »
I may have missed it but the go to program to determine what is causing your disk to be thrashed is Procmon. Highly recommended.

First bug to report  :)
When using path completion if the directory contains a dash, the path will be repeated as you continue to press Tab.
FARR will continue appending like so:

I'd like to try the latest alpha too. I'll report problems I find  :)

Find And Run Robot / Re: Odd bug with FARR
« on: July 18, 2006, 08:04 PM »
OK I have an update. I think I know what's causing this now. It's the installer. Here's what I think is happening.
I installed FARR and launched it from the installer.
The installer was then closed, so FARR's parent is non-existent.
Then when FARR launches a child process it doesn't setup the environment correctly, perhaps because FARRs parent process is non-existent.
This is my hypothesis because once I stopped FARR and restarted it, everything worked correctly. IOW launching command prompts have the correct path.

Find And Run Robot / Re: Odd bug with FARR
« on: July 17, 2006, 08:13 AM »
Right, the issue isn't the starting directory though. The issue is my PATH environment variable is wrong when started with FARR and right when started any other way.

Find And Run Robot / Re: Odd bug with FARR
« on: July 16, 2006, 09:42 PM »
It would be nice if FARR had the option to give focus to an already running application.
Let's say I have an application like process explorer already open and running.
It would be nice if FARR had the option to return focus to process explorer instead of starting a new instance as it does now. For some applications it makes sense to always start a new instance, for others it doesn't.

I know there has been a lot discussion around v2 and the different ways folks use FARR.
Like I mentioned previously I have several Autohotkey scripts that are similar to FARR but slightly different.
Some of the scripts allow me to start an application if it isn't running, and if it is running it will simply give that application focus. Opera, JEdit, Excel,TheBat are applications that are given focus if they're already running. Explorer, Cmd, xplorer2 start new instance even if old ones are already running.

Just a thought.

Find And Run Robot / Odd bug with FARR
« on: July 16, 2006, 07:58 PM »
Just started using FARR and I really like it. Prior to FARR  I was using Autohotkey for all my scripting needs. I still need it for some things but FARR has replaced my simple scripts.
For example, Ctrl-Shift-O opens Opera (or gives focus to the running instance), opens a new tab, and types "g SPACE" for a new search. I use that a lot. It would be nice if FARR had the option to give focus to an already running application.

Anyway, the problem I found is when I start cmd.exe the command prompt PATH is wrong. By wrong, I mean it's not what I have in the system properties. Very strange.
When I start cmd.exe from Start menu > Run it's correct.

Using procexp I noticed that when launched from FARR that the path was correct but the command line argument wasn't.
The shell started from Start > Run has a Command line of "C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe" while FARRs has nothing for the command line.

Strange, yell if you want more details.

Thanks for the great software,

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