Third Party Development

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Third Party Development

Post by void » Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:14 am

In Everything 1.5 the ETP/FTP/HTTP servers are now plugins.

The plugins option page:

Alpha: Plugins are temporarily built-in.


Plugin Setup
Plugin SDK
Plugin Directory
Everything Server
Plugin item settings
Safe mode
Get the currently focused item
Everything 1.5 SDK
Disable 1.5a Instance



Plugin Setup

To manage your plugins:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Plugins tab on the left.


Plugin SDK
The Plugin SDK is still in development
Samples are in development


Plugin Directory

Plugins are stored in the plugins folder in your Everything installation folder.



Everything Server

The Everything Server allows you to share your index with other users.



Plugin item settings

Everything manages your plugin settings.
Settings are stored in the Plugins.ini in %APPDATA%\Everything



Safe mode

If a plug is preventing Everything from starting you can start Everything without plugins by using the -safe-mode command line option:
Everything.exe -safe-mode



Get the currently focused item

There is now a hidden window in Everything with the window text set to the currently focused item.
Use the EVERYTHING_RESULT_LIST_FOCUS class name to find this window.

Periodically check this window for focus changes.



Everything 1.5 SDK
The Everything SDK for Everything 1.5 is in development.
For now, the Everything 1.4 SDK is compatible.

Disable the 1.5a instance to use the Everything 1.4 SDK.



Disable 1.5a Instance

To use the Everything 1.4 SDK you will need to disable the "1.5a" instance.
This 1.5a instance will be removed when Everything 1.5 is ready for beta/release.
  • Completely exit out of Everything (right click the Everything system tray icon and click Exit)
  • Open your Everything-1.5a.ini file in the same location as your Everything64.exe
  • Add the following line to the end of the file:
    alpha_instance=0
  • Save changes and restart Everything.
    Everything will no longer use an instance name for window classes (IPC)
    Everything will continue to use the 1.5a instance name for settings, data and the Everything Service.

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