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Is it farr:// or far://?

Oh, that solves the problem!
Is this (technically) the only way to do it? Are windows without such a task bar entry never accessible via Alt+Tab?
Why is FARR blinking very shortly when pressing Alt+Tab if the option is not activated?

Find And Run Robot / Re: Access Violation
« on: June 11, 2008, 12:00 PM »

Thank you.

It would be nice if the back/forward keys on my mouse would work in the HTML viewer.
Their purpose is to quickly navigate back and forth without using the usual buttons near the browser's adress bar.
In FF and IE the buttons work by default but in the embedded view they do not. Perhaps these events are not forwarded?

Find And Run Robot / [Feature Request] Show score composition
« on: June 10, 2008, 09:06 AM »
A way to show how a given item gets its score would be nice.
For example, if I search for "foobar" and there are some results, I might want to have a context menu entry like "Score composition" which then could open a new little window, perhaps containing a table

Bonus1 | <points>
Bonus2 | <points>
BonusX | <points>
Sum | <points>

Perhaps we could do a list of services that do well in the html view mode of FARR. Preferably services with no or almost no visible ads and a slick layout. No Google ads would be nice too because I don't want them to collect so much data about me...
Mostly PDA/Mobile Phone versions are fine.

Some categories are:
Search engines

I noticed that together with htmlviewurl the yubnub service is now quite interesting...

Of course embedded versions are always much better. If more powerful plugin developers were here, a group could be founded which port valuable web services to FARR.
E.g. response pages of translation services could be parsed such that only a nice table is shown (no input field, no ads etc.).

A little framework for removing and hiding particular (X)HTML elements would be nice.
This could be done with the help of XPath or regular expressions.

That would be useful for creating special versions of web pages fitting better in FARR (just extracting some parts might destroy the layout/formatting!)

BTW: In plugins, is it possible to compile own HTML pages on the fly and show them directly in FARR (without saving them!) now?

Find And Run Robot / [Feature Request] Support Alt+Tab properly
« on: June 09, 2008, 06:14 PM »
When focusing another app when FARR is open and then trying to get back via Alt+Tab FARR only flashes shortly but then nothing happens. Instead FARR should be brought to top.

Find And Run Robot / [Feature Request] HTTP POST request
« on: June 09, 2008, 06:04 PM »
A command to do a POST request would be nice. This way web services could be used which don't support the GET (URL query) based method.

FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: New FARR Plugin: FCalc
« on: June 09, 2008, 11:03 AM »
Typing sqrt(-1) opens an extra window showing the error message "sqrt: DOMAIN error"
Would be nice if this could be suppressed.

Find And Run Robot / Re: HTML viewer alias titles customizable?
« on: June 09, 2008, 09:39 AM »
Yes :)
You could add another parameter: /TITLE or /LOCATION etc. to let the user decide what should be shown.
This would also be backwards compatible!

Find And Run Robot / Re: HTML viewer alias titles customizable?
« on: June 09, 2008, 09:19 AM »
Here is a screenshot describing my situation.
As you can see only "translate" is shown when using htmlviewurl but the URL is shown when not using it.

P.S.: No it's not Vista!

Find And Run Robot / Re: Adblocker [Solution found?]
« on: June 09, 2008, 09:15 AM »
No IE7Pro features are available in the HTML view mode currently (but when IE7 is opened they are available).

Find And Run Robot / HTML viewer alias titles customizable?
« on: June 09, 2008, 08:38 AM »
When using$$1 | htmlviewurl$$1

within an alias group "Group" the "Location" entry in the result list is only "Group".
Using$$1 |$$1

gives "$$1" (with $$1 replaced with what has been entered).
This behaviour is also visible when using "igo".

Is it possible to set the title manually?

Find And Run Robot / Re: Adblocker
« on: June 09, 2008, 07:56 AM »
Ad Block and NoScript are FF Dependent

That's why I added the little word "like" ;)

Find And Run Robot / Adblocker [Solution found?]
« on: June 09, 2008, 06:16 AM »
Is it possible to use an adblocker, or something like NoScript for FF, within the HTML viewer?
For example I don't want these google ads to be loaded on Beolingus.

Update1: Ok, I've found a not so nice solution: Forbid scripting completely and add trusted sites in the IE options.

Update2: Mouser: Could this solve my problem? (IE7Pro has a good adblocker)

Find And Run Robot / Space when no numbers are displayed [fixed]
« on: June 09, 2008, 05:44 AM »
When putting "Display > Report Columns > Number" off and using the "Small Icon Report" (Result Display Style) there is an ugly looking space before each result. The numbers are just replaced with spaces or something. If you are really using one string per column/row you should fix the place where this particular string is built.

AFAIK XULRunner is able to help you embedding Mozilla Gecko.
For example the project RSSOwl can make use of it.

My IE7 (7.0.5730.11) has "In neuer Registerkarte öffnen" and "In neuem Fenster öffnen" which means "Open in new Tab" and "Open in new Window".

@all plugin writers: Be careful not to overuse the html view! I fear that instead of the normal result list artificial html result lists will be created just to make it look better...

That's really nice!
Is (or will) it be possible to use XULRunner instead of IE? Any other way to include Mozilla instead of IE would be nice too :D

I vote for a key (not a character) to create separators for passing arguments. For example such a key could be the Tab key, the Caps Lock key, a Win key or whatever a user wants. I'm not sure about the internals of FARR but I think the command line of FARR shouldn't be limited to text but objects in general. This means: A command could be made up of a chain (or even a net!?) of objects. Some of them are plain text, others are separator objects etc.. How these objects are created is an other topic (ok, for text it's clear; other possibilities are the special keys or key combinations; system events etc. etc.). Such objects may change the behaviour of the input line completely. For example some parts of the input line may become uneditable (as a little separator arrow) or only changeable within certain limits (as a mini-dropdown menu). They could even change the whole input line while being created... (i would call them transformers) (stay calm... I'm only flushing ideas ;) ) Some of them might become invisible just as they have been typed.
There may be even access rights for these objects such that a certain object may only read the next N entries in the command line.
An object to denote a single string would be nice too (compare the whole string "foo bar" with the single words "foo" and "bar").

To sum up: Just because a launcher is keyboard based it hasn't to be text based!

Perhaps you could use some of the ideas Mouser :P (especially the "key creates separator" would be nice...)

P.S.: "Enter" would just instantiate another object which immediately opens the selected result. There might be other keys for that!  E.g. Shift+Enter for "open result" and "Enter" for "line break".

Find And Run Robot / Suppress history saving for one time
« on: May 22, 2008, 06:52 PM »
is it possible to say FARR not to save a single command in the history?
For example I might want to open a file with sensitive information as parameters and therefore don't want it to be saved in the history.

Find And Run Robot / Re: How can I enter 2 seperate arguments?
« on: May 10, 2008, 05:12 PM »
As you know, the way texts are matched with the help of regular expressions is not necessarily unique!
Perhaps the regexp parsing engine is not greedy enough or too greedy.
@mouser: IMHO it should be set to greedy and it should be possible to set certain parts ungreedy with a "?", for example: "(.+?) (.+)" would try to make the first part of the match as short as possible (until the first space).

Find And Run Robot / Re: Feature idea: Don't open second instances
« on: April 24, 2008, 06:44 PM »
I think it will be sufficient if FARR would test that only for executables and for shortcuts. In this case one could just look up whether the .exe is running or not. I don't know much about C++/Windows API but I guess that's possible.

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