HELP AND ASSISTANCE:
Addons for the Find and Run Robot Program
This page collects addons for the Find and Run Robot program that have been posted on our forum over the years. Click a link to go to the forum thread discussing the addon and download.
This is a plugin for FARR that utilizes the Comparer tool written by fenixproductions for the recent NANY 2009 event.
Essentially it adds a right-click context menu item to any result that will give you info on the file; by installing additional wdx total commander plugins you can get even more info for specific kinds of files. See the link above for more info on that.
You can also use +cmpc in your search string to trigger the info display without using the right click.
mouser's excellent Screenshot Captor does pretty much everything you need for screenshot capturing (and more) but isn't exactly a tiny lightweight app. But it's baby brother MiniCap is a command line based screenshot capture app. This makes it ideal for the quick screenshot capturing tasks, and also ideal for FARR aliases!
You'll find (currently an old build of) MiniCap here: https://www.donation...r/MiniCap/index.html (mouser will probably update this ASAP)
I've put together a package that includes some aliases as well as a fresh build of MiniCap itself. These aliases should cover a range of screenshot options but adding or editing should be easy enough.
to install this you would put the minicap directory in your FindAndRunRobot\AliasGroups\Installed directory. That alias subdirectory is marked as Read-only from within FARR so that it can be easily updated.
To use, type 'mcap' which will present you with the following commands
Thanks goes to mouser for both a lot of help and suggestions while making the aliases and for updating MiniCap and adding several new features. Looking at several other aliases was also very helpful, so if you've released a pack of aliases I've probably looked at it in awe
Latest version can be downloaded from my dcmembers webspace!
I am a long timefarr user and a fairly recent DC Member. This is my first post.
Before I start I tried searching for the answer and I am by no means a programmer but I am trying to understand how use farr to create search aliases that work like quick searches in firefox. Basically I am trying to figure out how to translate these kinds of quick searches to Farr from firefox
Here's what I am trying to do. I have a keyword search setup in firefox.
keyword = bk
search string/location = http://www.booksamil...query=%s&where=Books
I think that I want to replace the %s search criteria with $$1 in Farr. What I can't figure out with farr is how to get it to include the rest of the search string which is not varible when I use this kind of query.
I guess I don't understand enough about FARR and the syntax it uses to get this to work. I hope I am making some sense. Any help is appreciated. I really want to learn and understand how to do these more complex searches in FARR.
this is a very simple alias that updates to your Twitter page. i believe that a more robust plugin is in the works but until it is ready, this alias sort of plugs the gap. do try this out.
also, i'm afraid that there are some manual steps needed to get this alias working, where you have to add in your username and password to get it working. (see pic). credit goes to DC member srikat whose code saved me a lot of time. also to the cURL team and Dirceu Veiga of Fasticon.com (for the Twitter icon, of course).
download the zipped file. extract the contents into Farr's sub-folder "\AliasGroups\MyCustom'. launch Farr then go to the 'Options' > 'Aliases/Groups'. choose the twitter alias from the drop-box on the right. double-click on it to edit and make the changes mentioned above. close everything until you reach Farr's main window. type 'tw' <insert whatever> and press enter.
I use Outlook tasks quite a lot, for serious tasks, to-do lists, but also quick reminders. Today I stumbled across "QuickOutlookTask", a small command-line utility that allows you to quickly add an Outlook task. You simply type something like "do new outlook task" (command line, or Windows Run) and this creates a new Outlook task with subject "new outlook task". Outlook needn't even be running. See http://www.megalab.i...articoli.php?id=1288.
Well, a couple of days ago I discovered FARR and quickly fell in love with it (kudos, mouser ) and I wanted to have this through FARR. So I wrapped this functionality in a FARR alias, and this is my attempt to pass it on to you.