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I just found an old (from June 2005) ToDo list for F&R. There, at the very bottom of the list, there is "Improve icon". What happened to that? Or is the current icon the "Improved icon"? No offense but if that is the case I shiver to think how must have been the original icon!  ;)

I hope you'll have a cool full-color icon when you release v2 of F&R R!!! BTW, is there any planned release date (not precise, I mean month or week)?

Oh! And the name of the program tells you exactly what it does but it is not exactly the coolest name either ;) Fortunatelly the functionality is so awesome that it really compensates for that as well!

Cheers,

Amadawn

P.S.- This message is really meant to be read "tongue-in-cheek"! ;D

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Find And Run Robot / Re: Text of options is cut (not all is showing).
« on: January 23, 2006, 09:03 PM »
Yeah, those look exactly the same! (except for the actual theme that you are using).

Mouser, have you tried running F&R with different Windows themes? Mine is just a regular Windows XP them (not a WindowBlinds thme or anything like that).

Cheers,

Amadawn

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Find And Run Robot / Re: Text of options is cut (not all is showing).
« on: January 23, 2006, 08:53 PM »
I just found out how to attach pictures to posts. See the problem that I am refering to:

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Cool, thanks for considering my suggestion! ;D

As for the "window jumping" problem, I've tried your recommended settings and it is better. However, compared to programs like the Windows Desktop Search or the Google deskbar or even Apple's Spotlight, for instance, it still feels a bit "jumpy" whenever it updates the size of the window. Those programs use a "combobox-like" interface instead of an actual window so perhaps it is easier for them to do. It seems that when using a combobox the update of the list seems more natural, less "jumpy". Perhaps this is due to the fact that not many windows change their size on their own as FRR does.

One thing that I've noticed is that perhaps FRR is too fast on the results update for its own good  :-[ I can often see the list update while new items are found. Perhaps it would be better if there was a (configurable) delay between the typing of a new key and the update of the list, to ensure that the list is not updated so often (and hence giving less impression of "jumping").

Ah! Before I forget, the window transparency setting does not show the percentage (from 0 to 100) which is weird. Also most apps that I've seen which allow you to set their transparency place the 100% on the right side of the slider, while FRR places it on the left side, which is a bit strange.

By the way, I am _loving_ this program so far.

Amadawn

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Find And Run Robot / Re: Text of options is cut (not all is showing).
« on: January 23, 2006, 08:40 PM »
Actually I have the Font Size set to normal. Also, even if that was the problem, I don't believe that that would explain the problem with the Group definition window.

mouser, is there some way for me to send you a picture of the problem?

Cheers,

Amadawn

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Find And Run Robot / Re: Text of options is cut (not all is showing).
« on: January 23, 2006, 07:34 PM »
Actually almost all the windows seem to have the wrong size. For instance the window to define groups is too small and the buttons to save and cancel are almost ouside of the window (only the top part of the buttons is showing). Even if I make the window bigger the buttons remain almost outside.

For your info, I am running WindowsXP with a WindowsXP theme. However this is the only application that is giving me such trouble. I'd like to put an image here but I don't know how!

Cheers,

Angel

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Cool!

However it is hard to test the different skins due to the way you must select them now.

Would it be possible to instead of having an editbox plus a browse button to have an editable combo box (plust the browse button)? That way you could have the list of skins on the same folder as the current skin show up when you clicked on the down arrow button of the combo box. This would make it very easy to check all the skins one after the other by simply clicking the down key.

That'd be great!

Cheers,

Amadawn

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Find And Run Robot / Text of options is cut (not all is showing).
« on: January 23, 2006, 04:49 PM »
Many of the options of FFR have their text cut (i.e. it does not fit within the text area of the checkboxes). For instance, in the Display tab, there is an "Auto-shrink window to fit r" (and the rest is cut out). Is this normal?

Amadawn

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OK, sorry for the repeated posts. I just found out about the "Skin" option in FFR and that kind of fixes the first gripe that I had with the program. I still believe that Colibry looks better, but this is definitelly quite good! I just wish there were more skins to choose from. Cool!!!

Cheers,

Angel

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By the way, I think that someone (nontroppo?) asked about how to change the Colibri settings. I could not find how either so I sent an email to the programmer.

It turns out that you have to type:
Colibry<ENTER>Settings<Enter>
Actually you do not need to put capitals and once you type "co" it shows Colibry so in fact you must type co<ENTER>se<ENTER>

When you do this you see a list of settings. If you dont type s for instance and it will show all settings that have an s in their name.

It is not very intuitive, it is there if you want to try it. You can enable/disable the auto-start, change the Hotkey and enable/disable the splash screen.

The programmer told me that it is very much a work in progress so I guess that it should get better. FFR is _much_ better right now, but Colibri definitelly looks cooler.

Cheers,

Angel

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I'm a new user of F&R R and I like it a lot, but I must say that after having tried Colibri before, Colibri is much, much, much more visually appealing. I know that for most people functionality is much more important, and rightfully so, but it seems to me that F&R R has already a really good functionnality, so it might be time to improve its look a bit. It is not that it looks bad, but just "forgettable", while Colibri (despite its current lack of functionality) really looks cool.

One particular thing that nags me a bit is that if I place the main window near thee taskbar, at the bottom of the screen, the edittext where you type the contents jumps up and down as it makes space for the search results.

Just my two cents. Oh! And despite what I just said, I really like your program! :-)

Cheers,

Amadawn

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