FEATURE: find as you type

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mragtronx8
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FEATURE: find as you type

Post by mragtronx8 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:43 am

is it possible to add this feature:

search/find as you type OPTION from anywhere/desktop/file manager/etc.
"find-as-you-type" search utility similar to the option in LISTARY application.

please advise if possible.

NotNull
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Re: FEATURE: find as you type

Post by NotNull » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:40 pm

My opinion:

Everything and Listary have a different approach to files.

Everything is file-focussed and Listary is application-focussed.
A bit more in detail: In Everything you can search for files and "push" them to a program (using the context menu or by double-clicking it.
Using Listary, you type a filename in a program and "pull" this file into that program.

Different philosophy, although they have a lot of similarities (especially in the "engine room").
I use both (I like Listary a lot) and even attempted to write something that adds Listary functionality to Everything (can be found here), but that is still in beta (way too little time to rewrite and extend it)

horst.epp
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Re: FEATURE: find as you type

Post by horst.epp » Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:14 pm

I use Everything and also have a Life time Pro license of Listary.
The function of using Listary or Everything in file open/save dialogs can be managed
by simple Autohotkey macros or QuickAccessPupup for Total commander.
I stopped using Listary because the interface of version 6 (beta) is worse than the old version 5
and also there is no ongoing development of Listary beta since a long time.
Rumors in the Listary forum even say that the author is dead.

mragtronx8
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Re: FEATURE: find as you type

Post by mragtronx8 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:52 am

thank you for your replies.

i understand the difference between Everything and Listary.
my opinion is that this feature "find as you type" in Everything will be very useful.

NotNull
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Re: FEATURE: find as you type

Post by NotNull » Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:59 pm

mragtronx8 wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:52 am
my opinion is that this feature "find as you type" in Everything will be very useful.
And I agree with that.

In the thread I linked, @void wrote "I'm not a fan of hooking into all windows to catch the open/save dialog"
And unfortunately, a keyboard hook is needed or this "find as you type" functionality. So it is unsure if this feature will be implemented any time soon.


@horst.epp
IIRC, QuickAccesspopup is also written in AHK (I vaguely remember having a conversation with it's author on the AHK forum when writing "Jump2Folder").
Hopefully Listary's author will return soon. I really like that program (but don't use it all the time).

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