Profiles w/ keyboard shortcuts?

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Rohaq
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Profiles w/ keyboard shortcuts?

Post by Rohaq » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:53 am

Sometimes I want to search absolutely everything.

Sometimes I just want to search a handful of folders for specific file extensions (e.g. my the All User and My User Start menu folders for .lnk files and excluding subfolders, game directories for executables, etc.)

Is there any way to allow me to set up these types of profiles? It would be amazingly useful so that I don't have to manually disable my drive indexing and set up individual folders, and then have to re-index my drives afterwards.

Even better - if specific keyboard shortcuts could be set up to open up Everything in a specific profile.

void
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Re: Profiles w/ keyboard shortcuts?

Post by void » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:34 am

Everything calls predefined searches "Filters".

To create your own filters:
  • In Everything, from the Search menu, click Organize Filters....
  • Click New....
  • Type in a name, for example:
    Start Menu
  • Set a search, for example:
    *.lnk <"C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\" | "C:\Users\*\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\*">
  • Set a Keyboard Shortcut, for example: Ctrl + Shift + F1.
  • Click OK.
  • Click New....
  • Type in a name, for example:
    Games
  • Set a search, for example:
    *.exe "D:\Games\"
  • Set a Keyboard Shortcut, for example: Ctrl + Shift + F2.
  • Click OK.
  • Click OK.
Filters can be accessed from the Search menu, the Filter bar (View menu -> Filters), right clicking the status bar, filter keyboard shortcut or filter macro.

Filters

Rohaq
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Re: Profiles w/ keyboard shortcuts?

Post by Rohaq » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:06 pm

Oh damn, I should have known that Everything already had everything in hand already.

Although oddly, setting this up has stopped my keyboard shortcuts from working.

(Feel free to move this out of the Suggestions forum, by the way)

EDIT: Ah, the shortcuts only work within the app; I thought it would work in the same context as the Show Window Hotkey

NotNull
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Re: Profiles w/ keyboard shortcuts?

Post by NotNull » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:17 pm

for example:
*.lnk <"C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\" | "C:\Users\*\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\*">
FWIW: You can also use shell folders for that, like
shell:"programs"
shell:"common programs"

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