keyboard shortcuts, advice sought

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mgkai
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keyboard shortcuts, advice sought

Post by mgkai » Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:46 pm

Hi, looking for advice on how to setup keyboard shortcuts to
- hiding / restoring (bring to front) of window *without* search string and results being lost / "refreshed" during restore
- jumping up and down between search bar / text input line, and search results pane
I'd think there must be a way as there are near-endless possibilities; just that I am lost.
Any pointers greatly appreciated, thank you!

NotNull
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Re: keyboard shortcuts, advice sought

Post by NotNull » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:24 pm

mgkai wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:46 pm
- jumping up and down between search bar / text input line, and search results pane
Use TAB (SHIFT+TAB works too, btw)


mgkai wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:46 pm
- hiding / restoring (bring to front) of window *without* search string and results being lost / "refreshed" during restore
A couple of ways (there are more)

The Windows way - 1
Use the taskbar. The third program on the taskbar can be started AND restored AND minimized with the keyboard shortcut WIN+3.
Pin Everything to the taskbar to make sure it is always the (let's say) third program.


The Windows way - 2
A universal way to minimize Windows application is by using ALT+SPACE, followed by N.
The "N" may vary if you have a localized (= non-English) Windows.

To open Everything again:
  • Create a keyboard shortcut for Toggle window Hotkey, for example CTRL+ALT+M. This setting can be found under Menu:Tools > Options > General > Keyboard
  • Restore the Everything window by using this CTRL+ALT+M

The Everything way - 1
  • Create a keyboard shortcut for Toggle window Hotkey, for example CTRL+ALT+M. This setting can be found under Menu:Tools >
  • Completely exit Everything by right-clicking the Everything icon in the system tray and choosing Exit
  • Open Everything.ini in a text editor (*)
  • Replace the line hide_on_close=0 with: hide_on_close=1
  • Save it.
Now you can close (actually:hide) Everything by pressing ESCAPE (or CTRL+W) and restoring it by using CTRL+ALT+M


(*) Everything.ini can be found in the %appdata%\Everything folder (type this in File Explorer's address bar and press ENTER) or else in the same folder where your Everything.exe is located.

void
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Re: keyboard shortcuts, advice sought

Post by void » Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:44 am

Set make Everything remember the last search:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Home tab on the left.
  • Change Search to: Use last value.
  • Click OK.

Alternatively, as NotNull suggests, please try the "hide on close" option.
A quick way to enable hide on close:
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /hide_on_close=1
  • If successful, you should see hide_on_close=1 in the status bar for a few seconds.
    Click OK.

NotNull
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Re: keyboard shortcuts, advice sought

Post by NotNull » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:12 pm

void wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:44 am
Set make Everything remember the last search:
I left that one out, as it "refreshes" the results (unwanted according to @mgkai) and that would also lose focus (page 3, file 5) in the result list.

mgkai
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Re: keyboard shortcuts, advice sought

Post by mgkai » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:06 pm

Awesome feedback, thanks a million, I am sure this will be very useful!

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