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Find And Run Robot / Minor wishes/suggestions + observations
« on: August 13, 2015, 07:42 AM »
First of all, let me say that I really like FARR. I've tried the other alternatives but none of them matches FARR in terms of customization and extensibility - Aliases simply rock! I do have some minor suggestions + observations:

  • The "Options" dialog - the font is quite small and is sometimes hard to read. Perhaps use something like Segoe UI(if installed).
  • Since FARR supports HTML view (I assume via WebBrowser control / Shell.Explorer), I would like to know if it renders the page in standards document mode. There is a limitation with intranet sites which would have the IE control default to Compatibility mode regardless of "<meta http-equiv='X-UA-Compatible' content='IE=edge'/>" setting. This can be bypassed via a registry setting(FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION). Or on WebBrowser control's initialization, instead of navigating to about:blank to load a blank document, one can navigate to "about:<!DOCTYPE html><head><meta http-equiv='X-UA-Compatible' content='IE=edge'/></head>" instead to force the latest documentMode. The latter is a trick I use for AutoHotkey when hosting the WebBrowser control, I'm not really sure if it would apply to FARR.
  • It would be nice to allow Result List items that do something like "dosearch <string>" to use the /icon=myico.ico setting. It actually does but the the string "/icon=myico.ico" is appended to the search string on launch.
  • Allow the user to configure the starting directory of launched programs, e.g.: /dir=start_dir. (unless this is already possible and I have missed it)
  • Perhaps implement a COM interface so that other scripting languages(that supports COM) can interact with FARR. (e.g.: oFarr = CreateObject("FARR.Application")).
  • It would be nice to have updated looking skins. @mouser, have you explored/entertained the thought of implementing a HTML-based UI for FARR?

Thank you for the great program!

to fix a local help file that opens as blank, right click on the chm file to show file properties and find the UNBLOCK button; the problem is that windows sometimes marks downloaded help file as unsecure.
Thanks, this fixed it.

I thought there was a hotkey to open options from main window (Ctrl+O) but that seems to not work unless you are in the results list, so that may be considered a bug.
Yes, it could be/is a bug. I opted to use an alias that does [c]dolaunch gooptions[/c]. Btw the Help files says [c]Alt+O[/c] for the hotkey.

Thanks. I did find it in the online help. The local CHM help file is not working for me.

Find And Run Robot / Hotkey or Alias to open FARR options window?
« on: August 09, 2015, 10:21 AM »
Hello, I'm not sure if this functionality is available. Is there way to open FARR's Options window with having to click on the toolbar. Say, using a hotkey or setting up an alias? Thank you for the wonderful program ;D

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