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Author Topic: FARR doesn't display icons for exes in path  (Read 3261 times)


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FARR doesn't display icons for exes in path
« on: October 28, 2020, 04:36 AM »
I've noticed that FARR doesn't display an icon for programs that are in path.

I have an alias with lists some consoles:
1000>>>>->Windows Terminal | wt.exe>n>Conemu | D:\util\conemu\conemu64.exe>n>Powershell as admin | pwsh.exe /runasadmin>+>^cmd$

The icons for pwsh.exe and wt.exe aren't shown in the result list.
2020-10-28 10_01_28-Window.pngFARR doesn't display icons for exes in path

Powershell is located in C:\Program Files\PowerShell\7\pwsh.exe, and when I set the absolute path in the alias, the icon is shown. I am guessing that FARR doesn't know how to resolve the exe when it's in path to get the icon from it?
where pwsh
points to the correct location from cmd, I am sure there is a way for FARR to determine the exe location as well.

Windows terminal is a whole other beast, since it is installed as "Windows10 app", however it's called. The actual exe is located in C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsTerminal_1.3.2651.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\wt.exe, which I guess changes with each version. The wt.exe that is in path is located in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WindowsApps\wt.exe, and that is a zero length file. I am guessing it is a link of some sort, but it doesn't look like a symbolic or a hard link. This file however doesn't have an icon. I have no idea how to even try to solve this.

I am currently getting arround this with setting custom icons with /icon= alias keyword, but it would be awesome if FARR could manage on it's own.
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Re: FARR doesn't display icons for exes in path
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2020, 02:40 PM »
I confirm this issue.