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Living Room / Re: I need advice: which laptop to buy?
« on: January 17, 2011, 09:21 AM »
Lenovo has 15" T510 laptops starting at $880.  If you can find some coupon codes, or whenever they go on major sale, you may even get more discounts.  They are still more expensive than most other brands but the premium you pay is for the durability (roll-cage design) and some other niceties.

They have a Full HD (1920x1080) LED display option, but you gotta pony up for that +$250.

Actually, I might be misunderstanding this feature, as it is about adding parameter values when calling up aliases.  I was confusing this with the proposed feature of handling objects and actions as covered in some previous discussions:

This would be a specific use-case where the 'action' is actually an implicit "Launch X, with Y as a parameter" when "X ++ Y" is entered.  For example, I'm trying to launch notepad with a file that is within FARR's search paths.  Ideally, I'd like to be able to type "no" and then have notepad appear on the list, type tab, to complete it, followed by "++".  Typing "myt" will then find a file called mytext.txt in the search paths.  Essentially after typing ++, it starts a new search based on what ever is typed after the "++".  Everything before the "++" is assumed to be a valid launch item (whether it be a path to an executable or an alias), and not included in the new search.  When that file shows up in the search list, type tab again if it's the first item to autocomplete resulting in something that looks like this in the FARR entry box :

C:\WINDOWS\system32\notepad.exe ++ C:\somesearchpath\mytext.txt

Hitting enter should then open notepad with mytext.txt as the parameter. 

Anyway, will look forward to mouser implementing the object -> action feature one day.  For now, being able to to launch items with parameters added on the fly is a good start! :)

Hi Steve,
I've been a long time user of xplorer2, and although I have not compared it against TC and other popular ones, it has fit my usage well.  It is quite lightweight, with a good set of features.  The one I use a lot is the 'scrap' window container, whereby you can flatten out the contents of various directories (not necessarily from the same parent) into a single window to be manipulated or monitored.  Also, once you get a hang of the various shortcut keys, there're a wealth of features at your disposal.

The license allows for either multiple computer installations for one user, or single computer for multiple users.  It's your choice ;)

Just discovered this undocumented feature with the recent release.  It's exactly what i've been looking for. 

Can this be further improved so that once ++ or whatever special character has been activated, the incremental search can kick in for the new parameters, i.e. file browsing mode to allow launching a program with a file as its parameter?

similarly, the Windowpad (search around these forums) autohotkey-based program allows you to press Appkey-Spacebar to move your maximized window from one monitor to another.

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