Is this a plug-in or just some methods for tweaking the aliases?
It's an alias. Here is a shorter instruction on how to set it up.
Begin to create a new alias and enter these details:
alias name: file extension menu
regex pattern: ^((.+)\\(.+)\.(\S+))\s+\.(.*)$
regex result filter: $$5 $$4
[Enter] run default prog for -file.$$4 | shellexe $$1
[Enter] VLC (mkv;avi;mp4) | %programfiles%\vlc\vlc.exe "$$1"
[Enter] / IRFANview -file.$$4 | %programfiles%\irfanview\i_view32.exe "$$1"
[Enter] notepad npp -file.$$4 | c:\windows\notepad.exe "$$1"
Note: You can pick and choose which results lines you want to use from the rightmost column in the largest table in this posthttps://www.donation....msg394054#msg394054
Or create your own using the same pattern.
Once set up use it this way
- Do a regular FARR search.
- Navigate down into the results window and select the file you want to operate on.
- Press Right Arrow Key to fill the FARR search box with the full path to the selected file.
- Press Space followed by . (period).
The FARR results should now list the different actions you can take on the file. Here is how that looks in my FARR.
edit: you can filter the results list of actions by continuing to type characters exclusive to one of the results lines. For example type npp to only show the open with Notepad action.
At least the above steps is how I think it is meant to be used, from a very quick test. I don't use it myself.
You know, this got me thinking I could create an AutoHotkey helper script that does something similar but which also autofilters and ranks the actions based on file extension, parent folder etcetera. A tiny FARR for choosing what action to take on a FARR result, sort of.