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Find And Run Robot / Separators in alias groups
« on: April 06, 2008, 11:36 AM »

It would be nice to have the ability of adding separators to alias groups.
For example such a separator could be simple horizontal line but that should be skin-specific.

Find And Run Robot / Re: Middle click to Launch and Stay Open
« on: April 05, 2008, 07:32 AM »
@lanux: Yes, I knew that  :)

FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: Character Table
« on: April 04, 2008, 07:14 PM »

I guess I've found a bug: When the alias is changed the recognition of the arguments doesn't work anymore.
Example: set charmap as new alias for Character Table and adjust the regexp (replace cc by charmap).
Then type "charmap " (without the ""), you'll get the list of character rows, then type "a" and you'll get an empty list.
It seems that the new regexp is somehow ignored.

Replacing cc by charmap in the fscript.js works.

Find And Run Robot / Middle click to Launch and Stay Open
« on: April 04, 2008, 06:40 PM »

it would be nice if the middle mouse button (wheel) could be used to launch an entry while staying open, like it's in browsers.

Mmmh, ok thank you. I think this is what I've searched for.  :Thmbsup:

Find And Run Robot / Extension per directory
« on: April 04, 2008, 06:24 PM »

is it currently possible to command FARR to find only special file types within special directories?
That means, I would like to set something like the following (as it is possible in Launchy...):

Directory X: Only file types A,B,C
Directory Y: Only file types A,C,D


using the standard aliases I get the following quite weird behaviour:
type: wiki wiki

I get a list of all entries stored in the wiki alias with wiki passed as argument and all the entries again with empty arguments.

The following reveals the reason:
type: wiki fute

I get, again, a list of all entries with "fute" passed as argument, but also (at the first place) the Futef search with no argument.

So it seems that FARR tries to narrow down the search within the available entries.
The options Stop on exact/regex alias match can prevent this but then I'll get no other search results.
I think an option called Stop search for aliases on exact/regex alias match would describe what I expect.

What do you think about that?

FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: New FARR Plugin: FCalc
« on: April 04, 2008, 08:02 AM »
Ooops! Of course you're right lanux128.

A redesign of the preferences screen wouldn't even be so difficult:
If you save the configuration with each option formatted like
it's quite simple to build a tree. Another file could hold the actual labels.
Furthermore the program code will become a bit more readable :)

FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: New FARR Plugin: FCalc
« on: April 04, 2008, 05:45 AM »
I think % should be the mod operator for integers.
The percentage sign you mentioned is just a short version of *100.

Find And Run Robot / Re: Another shortcut problem
« on: April 04, 2008, 05:35 AM »
Erm, no. The target is F:\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe here (I downloaded the .zip, extracted the .lnk and looked at the properties).
I guess somewhere in the link %PROGRAMFILES% is used.

BTW: No, I didn't use nLite but created my own winnt.sif.
FYI: Currently I have C:\Windows as Windows directory, D: as swap drive, F: for applications, H:\Dokumente und Einstellungen as the folder for documents and settings (I guess "Documents and Settings" is the english version). E: for installation (setup) files, G: for games and I: for downloads  :D

FYI2: No, it's not Vista but Vista Inspirat with QTTabBar and QTAdressBar.

Find And Run Robot / Re: Scroll through the results list
« on: April 01, 2008, 05:36 PM »
Erm, what do you mean by "no way to visually do this"?
That concept is already implemented. When browsing through the file system it works perfectly.
Your answer sounds as if this were not possible as a matter of principle.

Find And Run Robot / Scroll through the results list
« on: April 01, 2008, 05:17 PM »

I'm always confused when seeing "Found xx results" (e.g. xx > 100) but only the first 9 being accessible. Being able to scroll down by the arrow keys would be quite nice. Perhaps I just missed a feature... I didn't find a way to reach the other results.
Of course not all results should be loaded into the list! (I guess having 50k entries (even not visible) would slowdown the app)
Only preloading the next n or 2n entries (with n = number of visible entries) would be enough. Preloading means: Actually formatting the Location, Date etc. (whatever there may be) columns get the entry's icon.
Having the number of results makes it possible to set an appropriate scollbar height.

Additionally using the mouse wheel, when the input line is focused, does nothing. In my opinion wheel events should be redirected to the result list.
So typing c:\windows then turn the wheel on your mouse would scroll the result list.

Find And Run Robot / Underline matched characters
« on: April 01, 2008, 04:31 PM »

I think underlining the matched characters in the entry list would be a nice graphical candy.
Jay Levitt already mentioned it in this post but nobody picked it up.

Find And Run Robot / Remove entry numbers
« on: April 01, 2008, 04:06 PM »

I think it would be reasonable to remove the entry numbers if all number related options are turned off. These options are "Digit keys launch results from search window", "Numpad keys launch results from search window" and the three "Extra Result Hotkeys" actions.
Perhaps a separate option to not display the number might be useful too.

To make it clear: I'm not speaking about the SlideNum which is shown only when using the "Large Icon Slides" results display style but about the numbers (1-9) which appear directly before the names.

Find And Run Robot / Re: Yet another focus-related feature
« on: April 01, 2008, 01:05 PM »
Here the browser gets the focus, even when it's not a new window.

Find And Run Robot / Always center search window
« on: March 31, 2008, 07:22 PM »

it's nice that the search window automatically moves up when there are many results but it's quite annoying that the next time FARR is opened the (now much smaller) window is still on that position. Therefore an option that causes FARR to center when opened would be nice.

So the behaviour should be like this:
call FARR -> type "c:\windows" (without the quot. marks) [while having set a big value for "max. entries to display in extended results list"] -> the input line is now on top of the screen -> let FARR disappear -> call FARR -> input is centered at the screen

P.S.: D'oh! Forgot to search the previous messages... nitrix-ud has already posted something like this, but only mentioned the centering in the subject line.

Find And Run Robot / Re: Remove systray icon
« on: March 31, 2008, 06:59 PM »
Oops! I overlooked it..sorry  :-[

Find And Run Robot / Another shortcut problem
« on: March 31, 2008, 06:45 PM »

unfortunately I have a problem with all my start menu shortcuts: Not a single one is working when having "Always launch shortcuts directly instead of resolving links" activated.

Example: entering "Minesweeper" without the quot. marks into the search field, I get the start menu entry as result.
Neither pressing Enter nor double clicking the entry nor choosing "Launch and stay open" in its context menu will run it.
Running it directly from the startmenu is ok.
The same applies for all other shortcuts in the startmenu (not only executables).

I attached an example shortcut, perhaps this will help you.

Find And Run Robot / Re: "Hide on lost focus"-feature forgotten?
« on: March 31, 2008, 06:28 PM »
Another idea: For those who prefer the FARR search window to hide (so it's set in the preferences) a hotkey to make it sticky only until the next call would be quite useful.
So the behaviour would be like this:
normal: call FARR -> let FARR loose focus -> FARR goes away
alternative: call FARR -> hit special hotkey -> (let FARR loose focus -> FARR stays)* -> let FARR hide (e.g. ESC or launch an entry) -> normal case
The (...)* means: repeat (...) x times.

Find And Run Robot / Re: "Hide on lost focus"-feature forgotten?
« on: March 31, 2008, 05:38 AM »
Thank you very much  :D

Find And Run Robot / Remove systray icon
« on: March 30, 2008, 10:30 PM »

I'm currently missing an option to turn off the systray icon for F&R Robot. It would be nice if this could be implemented in the future.


Find And Run Robot / "Hide on lost focus"-feature forgotten?
« on: March 30, 2008, 10:23 PM »

in December last year CWuestefeld requested the "Hide on lost focus" feature (which is also used in Launchy).
Do you still plan to implement it?


Find And Run Robot / Dangerous Drag & Drop in editable lists
« on: March 30, 2008, 10:20 PM »

in editable lists like "Pattern Scoring", "Search folders", "Launch History" in the settings, I noticed that when dragging an entry and dropping it at the same position the entry gets deleted.

I think deletion should only be done when the delete-button is pressed or the "Delete this entry" in the context menu is clicked on.

Best regards

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