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Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR Occasional Hangs
« on: February 18, 2007, 09:45 AM »
Only saw it last 2 days. I really can not attribute this to any specific event on my machine. I rebooted it and FARR is nice to me now. I will try to observe FARR more closely if this happens again.

On a different subject, however,
is there a way to have FARR run using a higher process priority. Other apps had this as an option.

Find And Run Robot / FARR Occasional Hangs
« on: February 18, 2007, 09:23 AM »
I have been using FARR full day for the last 2 days and it really has not been acting up good.
this is what happens...

- hit alt+z to bring it up
- type any letter (or hit any key e.g. backspace)
- hangs for 30-40 seconds. No disk activity. Can't type or respond to hotkey
- results are showen

- same things happens on new searches.
- If I disable incremental searches, I can type but hitting enter would make it hang again.
- disabling/enabling skins made no difference.
- I did not see CPU high usage when it hung.
- Bouncing FARR makes no difference. Still hangs
- I do not see memory usage, IO reads/writes change in taskmgr for FARR

- looks like it is somehow related to the actual search behavior because other operations on FARR are not affected such as getting in/out of options menu, adding aliases, and so forth.
- also it works fine when type an alias. I see the results just fine (no delay)

Any ideas?

Find And Run Robot / Hiding the FARR Title Bar
« on: February 12, 2007, 08:30 AM »
The fact that I'm used to having such utilities be so light and minimally consuming, would it be possible to give us the option to hide the title bar. I noticed that it takes as much space as the edit box itself for no use. It the reason it's still there is to move it around, can you have it so that we can move it by Kb shortcuts or some other area. The screen estate it occupies is to much of a cost for such a rudimentary function.

What do you think?

Developer's Corner / Seeking your insightful advice...Where to start?
« on: February 11, 2007, 09:37 PM »
Dear Mouser,
I have been reviewing and testing software for years now. I'm also a system administrator who's pretty savvy with fews programming/scripting languages such as Perl, VBS, SQL, and Unix shells. I'm at a point now where I want to get into the desktop development area. I spent a lot of time researching the different tools and technologies out there and I truly need the insights of someone like you to help guide me through.

Prinicipally, the first choice I have to make is what language/IDE to use. I know this is a question that can stir up a lot of political controversy which I really care the less about. My objective is to learn a platform that will eventually pays off the most in terms of features, scope, and abilities.

I would like to ask you to touch up on these inquires with your very valuable advice please...

- Looks like using the C++ language is the first choice for professional development. However, how about C# and the whole .NET plaforms (politics aside, of course).

- Writing a feature-full program certainly requires multi-faceted knowledge. There is the language itself, windows programming API, messaging , ... and finally Windows forms , and my be some servers side GUI tools such AJAX. Can you suggest some reference sites or books where you can put this knowledge together as you develop applications?

I spent few hours yesterday reading about donation coder and the whole concept behind donation-ware. I can not tell you how much impressed I was with your abilities and above all your insights into the different subjects and issues. I'm sure whatever your comments are on my inquires, will be priceless indeed as I can never find them in books or web pages.

Thank you in advance for your time and dedication.

Find And Run Robot / Re: Questions on non-specific Directory Searches
« on: February 11, 2007, 08:38 PM »
just figured out the answer for both. It looks like when you assign a keyword to a search folder, you somehow disable this non-specific dir search feature and I can see why.

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