How to open EXE location within from Everything SearchBar?

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Stamimail
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How to open EXE location within from Everything SearchBar?

Post by Stamimail » Thu May 31, 2018 6:46 am

I know about
about:
and
shell:

but
shell:Everything
doesn't work.

void
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Re: How to open EXE location within from Everything SearchBar?

Post by void » Thu May 31, 2018 9:34 am

Good idea, I'll add one to open the folder where Everything.exe is located.

For everyone else, these are search commands:
http://www.voidtools.com/support/everyt ... h_commands
http://www.voidtools.com/support/everyt ... wnfolderid

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Re: How to open EXE location within from Everything SearchBar?

Post by Stamimail » Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:35 pm

exist currently?
Consider also to add it to tray icon menu.

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Re: How to open EXE location within from Everything SearchBar?

Post by void » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:21 am

shell:Everything doesn't exist yet.

Adding a known shell folder requires modifying the system. Something I would rather avoid doing. It looks like it can be done manually by modify the registry and generating a GUID.

The following about search functions are in development:
about:exe -open the folder location of your Everything.exe that is currently running.
about:db -open the folder location where your Everything.db is stored.
about:home -search with the "home" settings

I'll consider adding an option to the tray context menu.
Thanks for the suggestion.

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Re: How to open EXE location within from Everything SearchBar?

Post by Stamimail » Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:55 pm

about:exe it's fine enough.

about:home - it seems it is already work for me (v969), though I'm not actually understand why a user need it. Home is already under Menu| View > GoTo (Alt+Home) , and a hotkey also can be set.
Maybe there is a planning to have an option to remove the menu bar...
In this case I would say to make search commands like the menu flow, something like:
about:View>GoTo>Home
menu:View>GoTo>Home
It's actually will require to make enabled both English and Local language for these commands.

If we comparing to a web-browser - web-browsers suggest a Home button for "the default search" - more correctly - HomePage button.
Tested in FIrefox, about:home gives me the Firefox about:newtab which is a different thing from the HomePage.
Maybe Everything "Home" should also be divided to:
1. Start Page - What is appearing at Everything launch (a special page of TopMost/Recent Searches and TopMost/Recent Run s, that will take the place of the results till the first type).
2. Default Search - Home Search (Alt+Home)


I also found in FIrefox:
about:about
list all the about: commands

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Re: How to open EXE location within from Everything SearchBar?

Post by void » Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:02 am

I'm not too sure about:db will stick, this may end up showing the database statistics page.
about:home - it seems it is already work for me (v969), though I'm not actually understand why a user need it. Home is already under Menu| View > GoTo (Alt+Home) , and a hotkey also can be set.
The home search is basically a bookmark, and the about:home search is a built-in macro for this bookmark.
It might be useful if you have a home search and want to reference it quickly.

There will be an option to remove the menu bar.
You will be able to access the menu bar from right clicking the window caption or toolbar.

Tabs are still in development. I will try to mimic what most webbrowsers do: allow home to specify multiple tabs searches and support for customizing a new tab search.

Added to my TODO list: about:about should show all search commands.

Thanks for the suggestions.

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