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Find And Run Robot / Re: Few questions
« on: November 24, 2009, 06:05 PM »
3. Could be aliases commands added to history as I use them a lot?

Please register another vote for this feature! Without it, I find myself using aliases less, since I would not be able to repeat the same command as quickly. Thank you!

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Find And Run Robot / NOD32 flagged FARR as trojan [posted in error]
« on: November 18, 2009, 10:36 PM »
Sorry, searched the forum for NOD32 before posting this but somehow missed the relevant thread. Time to quit for the day.

This afternoon during a periodic system scan, NOD32 quarantined FARR (v 2.77.02) with the following logged message: "probably a variant of Win32/Genetik trojan"
I only noticed it the next time I tried to use FARR and it didn't pop up and FindAndRunRobot.exe was missing.

I assume that the message is spurious and released the EXE from quarantine. Its MDA5 is:
6f3980ac3acb64a29f11cc6dea774fcb


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Find And Run Robot / Re: What flavor of regex?
« on: July 07, 2009, 05:07 PM »
Thanks, mouser ... that link won't clutter up the help file too much!

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Find And Run Robot / What flavor of regex?
« on: July 07, 2009, 04:14 PM »
What flavor of regex does FARR use? There should be (at least) a link in the help file to a page which describes them. Thanks!

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Thanks for the mini-review; I love finding out about good file managers. That's fantastic about getting 10 copies. If you decide to give any out to other DC members (who haven't done coding snacks or written reviews) then I'd love to be entered.
The giveaway is a nice touch, but the TC lifetime registration fee is a real bargain! I have never regretted it.

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FWIW I tried doing an "Internal Association" from the dialog in the file menu, but AFAICT it had no effect. But I did not (and still do not at present) have time to look into it in detail.

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General Software Discussion / Re: The Best Of: text editors
« on: April 27, 2009, 04:48 PM »
Hey guys do you know any python compatible text editor that can learn new words on the fly(or at least add to library)  for auto completion and highlighting?
fwiw... multi-edit - not free, not slick but very capable, totally configurable. Has been my primary editor for 12 years (following a decade with Brief, following several decades with an assortment of editors.)

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Thanks for the heads-up, fenix. TC remains indispensable. The new Quick Search is superb!

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Find And Run Robot / Re: Alt+P hotkey broken?
« on: March 11, 2009, 10:24 AM »
Alt+O is fine (even more intuitive than Alt+P). FWIW it doesn't beep for me, which is fine too!
Put it in the change log and consider the issue resolved.

Also FWIW Ctrl+P brings up the context menu for the first item in the list, which I think is a new feature.

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Find And Run Robot / Alt+P hotkey broken?
« on: March 10, 2009, 09:16 PM »
Probably my bad, but the Alt+P hotkey for the options dialog seems to have broken recently. Can someone else see if it's working for you? I'm now on FARR 2.49.01

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Find And Run Robot / Re: Refresh environment variable changes
« on: February 13, 2009, 07:03 AM »
Mouser, I'm interested in this too...
Thanks!

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No problems with AHK and Eset Nod32 AV

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General Software Discussion / Re: Best Python IDE
« on: November 05, 2008, 06:58 PM »
I tried Komodo/ActiveState for a bit, but have tentatively settled on Wing IDE.  I like its convenient integration of interpreter, editor with smart symbol lookup, and interactive debugger, but I do still keep my old familiar editor open in parallel, when I want to do significant refactoring. For now I'm using the $35 personal version of Wing IDE, but expect to eventually consider the $180 Pro version for its greater code browsing abilities.

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Developer's Corner / Re: How to choose programming language?
« on: September 06, 2008, 10:40 PM »
2armando: (metal jaw)... HUH?

2ketracel: After an investigation similar to yours, I also chose python. Too early to give a verdict, but so far I'm happy with the decision. It's readable, writable, logical, powerful, extensible, pretty good supply of tools, good community. If you need heavy numeric array processing, numpy seems outstanding. What graphics package(s) are you thinking of using? I'm inclining toward wxpython and chaco.

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General Software Discussion / Re: BeyondCompare 3 Released
« on: August 15, 2008, 04:28 PM »
Glad to see the BC3 discussion and discount. BC has been high on my most-useful shortlist since version 1, and BC3 Pro adds so much to older versions that it's a no-brainer must-have, especially for file management, remote and local backup, and text/source management. I also use its data (e.g. CSV) comparison module, which lags significantly behind folder and text comparison in power and friendliness but is still invaluable at times.

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Find And Run Robot / Better link to version history, please
« on: July 28, 2008, 10:49 AM »
When DCUpdater says that a FARR update is available, it provides a link to this page:
https://www.donation...drun/help/index.html
whose history link points to this page:
https://www.donation...drun/help/index.html
which lags behind this page:
https://www.donation...ex.php?topic=10505.0

and which is therefore of no use in deciding whether to do the update ASAP or a bit later.

Would it be possible to have a more reliable link path, from FARR's listing in DCUpdater, to the latest version change info?

Thanks!

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Find And Run Robot / Re: Disable Ctrl+Break?
« on: July 10, 2008, 02:36 PM »
I don't see how it can be much 'better'
Agreed - that was a typing blooper in my previous post.

I think that having a separate second section is good, apart from the out-of-place hotkeys item. The other items in that section all seem to deal with the contents of searching and scoring. I'm not coming up with a better name for it than "Lists". Maybe "Search/score lists"?

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Find And Run Robot / Re: Disable Ctrl+Break?
« on: July 10, 2008, 08:06 AM »
Many thanks, Tomos!

Intuitively, that seems like a strange place for these options, though perhaps I understand why it was placed there (because the user can add custom items.) But its function is qualitatively completely different than the other items in the Lists section. It never even occurred to me to glance down there. Why not place this item under Settings even though its interface is like the other lists? "Lists" is a really vague category heading.

At a minimum, this needs to be mentioned in the help file under "Hotkeys". And I would suggest that it would be better

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Find And Run Robot / Disable Ctrl+Break?
« on: July 10, 2008, 07:53 AM »
OK, I must be going nuts. I can't find the option to change the hotkeys that invoke FARR. (Specifically I want to disable Ctrl+Break.)

I thought that perhaps FARR had reverted to a "show basic options only" mode, but I can't find anything about that either.

Thanks!

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if you try querying a location on a network path that's not available, you will face a long time-out period
My report/request was actually about an unavailable drive letter. The exception is raised instantly, not after a time-out period; the question is how it should be handled. Also note that we're talking about a once-removed error (an unavailable linked-to path inside of the referenced LNK file) in a file which may not even be requested to be executed.

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Imho if it was caused by a reference to a now-noexisting partition (whose drive letter is now mapped to your CD), this isn't really a FARR bug

I do not want to quibble, but imo one thing that distinguishes a good program from a mediocre one is the ability to handle external error conditions gracefully. Since FARR is not merely a good, but a a great program, we certainly  don't want any unfriendly error handling!

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That's a handy trace option - found them! I've moved all the D: referencing .LNK files into a subfolder and blocked recursion into that folder, solving the problem for now.  I can re-enable it any time you'd like me to test again.

I'll be happy to test v 2.08 if you'd like. If I do so, I'd like to make sure that my current options don't get lost/corrupted; please let me know whether I should back them up, and if so, please remind me where they live... I'm not finding this option anywhere in the configuration dialog.

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Thanks, mouser.

Deleting the entire history list does not help. (Anyway, there were no explicit references to drive D: in the history list, and the problem did not surface when the MRU list appears, only when I start to type on the search line. I really do think it's more likely that the drive D: references are in LNK files somewhere in the search folders.)

Temporary workaround: putting a CD into my CD drive (drive D: on this system).

It seems that this is a new bug. I've certainly used the search line many times since I migrated to this computer, without this problem occurring, but it's just possible that  by serendipity, I've had a CD in the drive every time I've used the search line.
 

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All of a sudden FARR has become unusable for searching. As soon as I type a character in the search entry field, up comes a popup "No disk in drive . Please insert a disk into drive D:"

I expect that this is caused by some old shortcut links which migrated from my previous system 6 weeks ago, which still do point to a (now nonexistent) drive D:. But FARR doesn't even tell me which link is causing the problem. I can't tell you exactly when this problem emerged because 1) I'm not sure when I did my most recent FARR updates and 2) recently I've been working on a limited number of tasks so have been able to select the program from FARR's "most recently used" default list, which does not cause this problem to emerge (no typing on the search line).

Help! Thanks.

FARR 2.12.03

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Living Room / Re: Internet Faxing
« on: January 24, 2008, 11:32 AM »
dr_jake, many thanks for the tip. 101fax looks great. No monthly fee is a huge benefit. One small issue: they have only a few area codes available for incoming faxes, so most users will not be able to get a local number. I get so few faxes that it's not a real problem for me; others may find this more problematic.

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