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I don't mind at all.  I've got
"C:\Program Files\FindAndRunRobot\Farr_Browser_Launcher.exe" "%1"

So, yes, the quotes are there.

I'm using Directory Opus as my file manager and bblean as my shell, but I don't think that would make a difference. I am curious if anyone else has had the issue; but, as far as I know, nobody else has tried using FBL as their default browser. They haven't posted about it, anyway. It's certainly saved me a lot of time not having to wait for Firefox to load up (I have quite a few extensions) every time a program I'm using decides to open a web page.  I don't have any extensions in Chrome at all, so I can use it as my "I want to take a look at something quickly" browser.

UPDATE: I recently discovered that when I clicked on some html files (ones with spaces in them) I would get some really strange results.

However, I looked in the source and changed this line

  geturi := %0%


  geturi := """" . %0% . """"

and, after compiling, it now works like a charm.

Of course, this issue would never come up if the program was only used as originally intended.  But I thought I would share in case anyone else wanted to go the route of making FBL their default browser.

Also, this is the original 2 browser version, but I imagine the 4 browser version has a line like the one above as well.

^ I think this would be very doable (for an experienced coder), since Read It Later has an API

Oh, I guess I should have mentioned I had already edited the INI file.  If Firefox is open it's used, but if not then Chrome is.  I just decided today to try making it the default browser, and see if it would work across all of Windows instead of just programs that allow a custom browser.  So far, I haven't had any problems with it.  :)

Thank you so much for this lanux128.  I just made it my default browser (using a little freeware tool called "DefaultBrowser"), and so far it's working just fine.  :Thmbsup:

Find And Run Robot / Re: 2010 Farr Wishlist
« on: February 09, 2010, 10:14 AM »
My 2 biggest wishes probably require a lot of work:

1. Unicode support - So I can do searches in Japanese, Chinese, etc. using the IME in the English version of Windows.

2. Gecko support in internal HTML rendering - I actually use Firefox as my browser, and bblean for my shell.  So, if I didn't need IE for FARR, I would probably completely get rid of it. Actually being able to choose a rendering engine in the options would be good (for those who wouldn't want the change).

Maybe we can see these in a version 3.0?

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Process Watcher.
« on: November 16, 2009, 02:53 PM »
That would be great.  Thank you.

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Process Watcher.
« on: November 16, 2009, 10:45 AM »
Oh, sorry.  I was half asleep when I wrote the reply.  I didn't mean for it to sound that harsh.

Anyway, it does monitor ram usage - as well as other things I didn't mention - so that's good.  I put a watch on Firefox to gauge it's ram, but I noticed that after I stopped and restarted Firefox it was no longer watching it.  A persistent watch would be preferable to having to set one every time I run Firefox.  I looked, but couldn't find a setting for that.  Is there one?

Oddly enough, the message box - which I thought would be more obvious than the small popup - came up behind Firefox instead of in front of it.  The only reason I noticed it was because I had task manager running to test the program.  So, it would probably be good to modify it so it's always on top.

Also, notifications for when a watched process starts and stops are not there.  These are the main features I'm looking for.

I would also like options for it to start up with windows (though this could be easily done by adding it to the startup folder, so isn't critical), already running its watches, and minimized.  Sort of a set it up once, and not have to worry about it.  Just get notifications.

I'm not sure how simple it would be to add these into your existing program, but I certainly do appreciate your willingness to look into it.

Thank you very much.

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Process Watcher.
« on: November 15, 2009, 04:53 PM »
Hmm.  Actually the veign program will monitor the ram usage, but won't tell me when the program starts or stops.

It also appears to no longer be watching the program after I stop and start it, so I have to tell it to watch it every time I run it.

Sorry, but it's not really what I'm looking for.

Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Process Watcher.
« on: November 15, 2009, 01:09 PM »
This is my first request, and I think it will probably be pretty simple.  There may even be a program that already does it, but I haven't found one.

Anyway, my annoyance is that I have a few programs (Firefox being the notable example), that take forever to load, forever to shut down, and also eat up a lot of ram.  I frequently find myself keeping Task Manager open while running these programs, but that is an inelegant solution at best.

What I'd like to see is a small program that sits in the System Tray and watches for specific process(es) (a user configurable list would be best of course).  It would then notify the user when:

1. A process in the list starts running.
2. The process' ram usage crosses a specific (also user configurable) threshold.
3. The process is no longer running.

Also, being able to configure the program to watch for any combination of the these three events for each process would probably make it more useful to more potential users.

Thanks to anyone who considers my request.

I would love to see a plugin that connects FARR with the GMarks extension for Firefox.  I use the quick bookmark search feature all the time, but often find myself hitting the FARR hotkey first by accident :D.  So I thought that a plugin interfacing FARR with the quick bookmark search in GMarks would be great. I could pull up FARR, type GM[space] and then use it like I would GMarks.  If I was better at coding I would try it myself. :(

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