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1. Does FARR (while I'm at it, might as well ask about Screenshot Captor)  keep all its settings in one config file and if so, does that mean I am safe to just copy that one config file and replace it on a different machine to expect all things to work smoothly?

2. What is the difference between the installer version and the portable version? Typically, if an application has both versions, the installer version will install registries and possibly use that as its settings instead of in config file(s). Typically, the installer version is recommended (but I don't know why). Any advantages/disadvantages between both versions?

Find And Run Robot / Tooltip for a setting inaccurate
« on: November 22, 2014, 03:50 PM »
Tooltip of a setting found in Program Options -> Settings -> Folder Browsing called "Use generic icons for folders when browsing" uses the same tooltip as the setting before it called "Don't differentiate score files in explicit directory browsing mode" but the tooltip isn't relevant for that setting.

Thanks for responses, will check it out.

I'm an avid user of portable apps so one thing I test is whether an application supports relative pathing (it's a shame that there are portable applications that don't actually... given that they are portable). I found that FARR supported relative pathing but the icon for the shortcut of an application I added on the toolbar was lost/corrupted when I changed from absolute pathing to relative pathing. I don't know enough about this to be able to tell whether this is the nature of relative pathing or something that can be fixed for FARR. If I want to use relative pathing for all my applications, then I would have a bunch of identical corrupt icons on the toolbar.

By the way, if  mouser sees this:

Do you have any interest in creating a portable replacement for Windows Explorer? I was looking for one that supports tabs feature and maybe dual pane. Many of the popular ones I tried out looked awful and felt clunky. I found CubicExplorer: which actually looks decent, has an internal text file editor, video player, and PDF viewer. Unfortunately, development stopped over 2 years ago and users have since reported bugs, though nothing big hindering basic functions of the application. Actuaally, I found that the ability to add shortcut buttons on the interface to be extremely helpful on a windows explorer (shortcuts for most frequently used locations) and was disappointed that the alternatives I've tried did not allow me to change the paths of the pre-configured shortcut buttons for only the root of the drives (C:\, D:\, etc. only).


I use a a ton of portable applications on a ton of different computers (I'm a college student so I'm either on my desktop, laptop, or a public computer). On my desktop, let's say I have 3 partitions: a C drive, D drive, and E drive. On my laptop, I have 4 partitions. Public computers have 2 partitions. Let's say I want to run an application that lets me download videos to a folder ofthe drive where the portable applications are stored. Is it possible to make it so that the application always points to that drive regardless of what letter the drive was assigned? Currently, since I used the public computers last, the folder was in E:\Downloads (C and D were taken, so plugging in my hard drive assigned it E). At home, I don't want the application to download on E:\Downloads, where an E drive already exists--I want it to download to the same folder of the same drive where the portable applications were stored. Now imagine having this problem on a friend's computer, my laptop, and other computers...

A solution I've used with in the past was to assign the external drive to a letter that I know for sure I won't be using, such as Z, Y, or X drive so that applications will always point to the external hard drive where the portable applications are on and where I want the downloads to be. However, settings and changes made on public computers are never saved so this solution will not work.

I did some brief googling and read something called "symbolic links"--not sure if it is relevant to my situation.


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