History or saved options for find/replace

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shawnkhall
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History or saved options for find/replace

Post by shawnkhall » Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:27 am

I *love* Everything. Over the last few months I have been using the find/replace functionality (F2) to rename dozens and sometimes hundreds of files several times per week. It's amazingly effective and provides a beautiful replacement syntax. I use one of four different find/replace string combinations for each operation. Unfortunately, I have to keep notes handy to reenter the find/replace text combinations each time since they're not remembered and there is no history.

A history should be provided for find/replace combinations similar to the search history in everything through a chevron that allows selecting previous options. Or, even better, this could show as a list below below the old/new format blocks in the Rename dialog where you could pick any of the previous find/replace combinations and remove any that were no longer relevant.

void
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Re: History or saved options for find/replace

Post by void » Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:30 am

Old format and New Format history is on my TODO list.

Thank you for your feedback and suggestion.

shawnkhall
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Re: History or saved options for find/replace

Post by shawnkhall » Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:03 am

Thank you! I just found your TODO list and am reviewing it. :)

NotNull
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Re: History or saved options for find/replace

Post by NotNull » Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:47 am

If you use Everything's rename functionality a lot, you might be interested in integrating this in File Explorer too.
That way you can select some files in Explorer and open them in the rename tool right away.

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