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Subject says it all, I just can't find either of them.  I can get DOS launched with an alias set to "cmd", but I'd like it to open in a different directory (not farr's).

Find And Run Robot / sync across machines?
« on: February 28, 2008, 02:42 PM »
I have FARR installed at home, work, and on the laptop.  Any suggestions or tips for getting them sychronized (just the aliases would be great, but hotkeys, settings, plugins, the works if possible).

Minimally, is there a way to get FARR to load an alias file from an arbitrary directory?  I have a directory with all my data in it that's already synchronized across the machines.  Reading from there, and I'd be all set.


Find And Run Robot / change an existing Windows Explorer's location?
« on: February 21, 2008, 06:21 PM »
When I FARR-browse to a folder, it always opens in a new Windows Explorer.  Is there a way to get it to find an existing Windows Explorer and point to the new folder? 

If not, does that functionality work with any of the replacement explorers?

And regardless, Mouser, is there a Windows Explorer replacement that you endorse?

Find And Run Robot / how to un-minimize FireFox for URL's?
« on: February 21, 2008, 06:16 PM »
I like to keep most of my running apps minimized, with only the one or two I'm using restored (not maximized, just regular-sized).  So my URL FARR targets usually land in a minimized FireFox.  Is there a way to send them over there and get FireFox to unminimize?  I tried appending a /MAXIMIZE onto the end of one of the aliases, but no luck (probably would have worked if FireFox had not been running, but I didn't really want it maximized, just regular-ized).

Thanks for any help-


Basically, I'm trying to launch an executable that takes two command-line arguments, but the executable is in one location, and I need it to run with the current directory (or "Start In" directory) pointing to a different location.  The first command-line argument never changes, the second is passed through from the user/FARR.

In concrete terms, it's a Java Phone Book app that takes a command-line argument (the name or number of the person to lookup).  So it launches like this:
pathA\javaw.exe arg1 arg2
Where arg1 is the name of my app and arg2 is the Name/PhoneNumber I'm searching for.  Trying to follow the 'wiki' and 'maps' examples, I've got the "Results" section of the "Edit Group Alias" dailog set as shown, but with 2 problems:
C:\Program Files\Java\j2sdk1.4.2_01\bin\javaw MyApp $$1

First problem is setting the directory it actually runs from.  Any ideas?  (and if you know Java, it's not enough to just add to the classpath.  The app actually uses the directory it's launched from).  I've tried making a batch file, but I'd rather not open a cmd window and then the Java GUI, too.  I've also made a .lnk shortcut that launches ok, but I can't figure out how to get arg2 passed in from the command line.

Second problem is me not understanding the $$1 parameter.  I have this Alias named "phone".  As I start typing it into FARR, everything starts as expected and I see "phone" up at the top of the list coming from myaliases.alias.  All good until I get to the "e" in phone.  Right then, the drop-down list changes to a smaller font and maybe 20 results instead of 9.  By the time I've typed "phone mike", the list has filtered down to no entries and won't launch anything (much less launch my app with "mike" as an arg).

Thanks for any help, and apologies for my density.

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