There is a brand new (and major IMHO) feature in the last FARR release... that is : #filecontents
it allows you to "externalize" aliases... here is how :
1) let's take one of my favorite alias the "g" search, i use it to search google in various ways, yahoo, look up words, etc.
here it is in action :
2) here is the alias in the options dialog:
3) instead of putting the results right inside the alias edit dialog use the new #filecontents command :
f | #filecontents C:\_Garbha\Program Files\_FarrAliases\g.txtPlease note that the part before the actual #filecontents is needed, otherwise this does not work (the "|" seems to be needed at present)
where g.txt now contain the result list that was previously in alias edit dialog
done !so why is it such a great feature ?
i will give you three reasons :
1) it is as fast as an internal alias
2) it is much easier to edit an "externalized" alias
you can use your favorite editor... full screen... on a secondary monitor...
and see the results in FARR in REAL-TIME
believe me it is a real improvement
3) you can share your aliases with much more ease...
once you've set up the alias... you basically have to copy and paste a file
even better, if you use Windows Live Sync/Foldershare (or dropbox ?) you can share modifications you've made in real-time with no intervention whatsoever
(once you've set the folder containing the files to be dumped to be synchronized...)
how is that ?
Once again mouser, you made my year with this new feature...
keep up the good work