Things to do

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Things to do

Postby David » Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:06 am

Thank you for your suggestions!

"Things to do" list for a future release of Everything:
  • multi-line thumbnail text
  • Auto include removable volumes options in installer
  • exclude options for -create-file-list
  • -export command line option -this will probably be added to the command line interface.
  • Paste to path context menu
  • Toolbars / toolbar search buttons / toolbar customization
  • Full context menu customization
  • Quick add / remove folders from index
  • option to index ETP server
  • native NAS indexing support
  • mp3 bit rate columns etc.
  • Secondary sorts.
  • highlight complex wildcard searches.
  • cancel right click menus when they take too long to load.
  • review adding folder to index that doesn't exist.
  • update folders indexes when index folder's media changes.
  • webdav server
  • Index menu, dynamically update, add folder to or remove folders from the index.
  • Automatic indexing of folders typed in the search box.
  • improve USN journal processing, we could batch multiple USN entries together.
  • outline color support for detail view and outline color customization
  • ETP command to monitor changes
  • Scroll bar on suggestion list
  • allow Everything filter to be deleted.
  • show bookmark/filter keyboard shortcut duplicates
  • ETP highlighting
  • improve indexing when a file exclude filter is used
  • portable file list editor with more features
  • auto suggest paths with auto complete command
  • location bar / location tree pane
  • use a different color for offline files / folders
  • add own delete / rename / copy / move dialog
  • add own cut / copy / paste dialogs to allow for edit -> undo
  • optimize large selection masking
  • fuzzy logic searching
  • relevance sorting
  • content: function should add results as they are found.
  • Thumbnail adornments
  • taskbar integration
  • compressed database in memory
  • the file list editor should launch Everything.exe -editor we just need to figure out how we store settings
  • exclude list like noscript, exclude list, temp exclude list,
  • fix run count increase from double clicking path.
  • track folder indexes by volume guid if its a drive letter folder only, eg: folder index of E:\
  • large page support https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/librar ... 85%29.aspx
  • search option to expand environment variables, eg expand:%APPDATA%
  • support shell: folders. See also http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/shell ... l-folders/
  • import option for the file list editor.
  • sql interface?
  • option to copy selected to clipboard and start new search?
  • vim wildcards?? * = any char except /\ ** = any char.
  • preview pane option in bookmarks and home?
  • SHGetFileInfo is going to disk for .exe, .lnk and .ico files when SHGFI_USEFILEATTRIBUTES is used.
  • parent: should search for folders in worker thread so it doesnt block the ui thread (cant cancel old search.)
  • reload file list button in Tools -> Options -> File lists so we dont have to monitor changes and can reload filelists manually without having to do a force rebuild.
  • when in preview for mp4 / pdf we no longer recieve keydown messages.
  • namepartdupe:ext:mp4;avi -find MyMovie.avi and MyMovie.mp4 -What I would love to do is: ext:mp4;avi namepartdupe: where namepartdupe: would find duplicate name parts from the results. -this might have limitations where namepartdupe: would have to be the last search term
  • search button when search as you type is disabled.
  • dm:-dc:>100minutes etc.. arithmetic on search functions
  • Levenshtein distance ld: function set threshold in ini.
  • normalization table option? word table[65536]?
  • I need to add an update now button when NTFS monitoring is disabled
  • ICustomDestinationList for pinned taskbar app? could list search history and run history.? -doesnt work at all on windows 10, seems fine on windows 7. could only add "tasks" couldnt add custom categorys
  • details pane, like in explorer, so for thumbnail view we can see size, date modified, path etc each on its own line.
  • built in text viewer for windows xp. -future release maybe?
  • export options. have two columns like in BM. << add >> remove.. could have size in bytes, formatted size in KB etc..
  • add all opened files/folders to the "jump list".
  • path suggestions when typing out a absolute path, ie d:\games\... etc
  • usn event use some sort of cache for the last item -avoid doing this since we need to update the new date modified.
  • add outline color customization
  • add border color control for thumbnails to ui options.
  • ftp command monitor, send the command, server waits for an update, replies when it gets one, send any other command from the client cancels the monitor.
  • add a new translation string for the copyright string, but this time use a variable for the year.
  • scroll bar on suggestion list
  • make everything filter deletable, if there are no filters, just use the predefined empty everything filter. also make import add duplicated everything filters. -this does simplify things and removes the complex "smart" everything filter
  • I will look into adding support for allow the search edit text to be included in the filter, rather than ANDed with it.
  • show bookmark keyboard shortcut duplicates in add new shortcut key.
  • allow path column as drop targets, drop a file into the specified path. -this could be very dangerous.
  • etp highlighting with * escapes like in IPC? -not possible since our search returns the entire list. -we would have to do a SEARCH_HIGHLIGHTED command that returns the entire list as highlighted
  • use folders to group bookmarks -temporary ini option to use "menu_folders"
  • try to exclude files before we add them to the index. -we could be excluding files at this stage!
  • check if aero mode is doing something crazy when we bitblt multiple times, is it syncing each blit?!?, maybe we should have an option to use a huge back buffer and do a single blit? -rewrite renderer so we allocate/draw then entire backbuffer at once.
  • when a user types in a absolute path that is not indexed, add it to the temp index?, ie user types \\tv\ which is not indexed, so we grab just the folders in \\tv\, that way we could quickly paste something in \\tv\uploads without it being in the index..
  • multiline text for thumbnails
  • fonts and colors dialog needs to be larger for italian. -i'm thinking of using double lines for the default radio button, and another line for the custom and selection. This should be easy to implement now, since the options page resizes for the indexes tab.
  • I will look at allowing resizing and query in a future release... -need to check is_busy and wait til new_results to do the ui_size / ui_paint, this still doesnt help when scrolling or pressing keys... might need a better approach, will leave as is for now.
  • portable file list editor
  • everything cgi for existing web servers.
  • ctrl + space to auto suggest paths, so we have type d:\mu , ctrl + space would change that to d:\music\, or if multiple options are available, show a list of possible paths. (search must start with a root path), we should do this with the auto indexing of unindexed folders, ie typing in \\tv\ will start indexing \\tv
  • locations bar, and should we use check boxes?
  • remove ui_listview_select_all, just use ui_select_all
  • search Everything from the search box in Windows Explorer? -is this even possible.. need to research this.
  • server ideas: host runs own journal for the everything db.
  • Store the index root of a file list in a file list comment? and add support for reindex a filelist. -cant use comments in csv files in excel, we could built a list of all the rootmost folders and update from there..
  • Remembering the free space is interesting, I'll look into adding that information as a efu file list comment and maybe displaying it in the status bar when a efu file list result is selected.
  • force close usn journal entry after detecting attribute change? -need to check if there is any recourse in doing this.
  • review offline color -hard to maintain what is offline.
  • if language is RTL have a RTL help section under help.
  • own delete / rename dialog.
  • optimize selection masking so we only check for new selections in the expanded region.
  • move ipreviewhandler to its own thread, if possible.
  • show the Everything icon in Explorer context menus
  • fuzzy:?
  • index outlook express attachment filenames -how to display in the UI? c:\emails\anemail.eml:attachmentfilename?
  • make content: return no results then run a background thread to find and add the results
  • map german b (0x00DF) to ss -we can't do these conversions for performance reasons.
  • IShellImageStore for reading thumbs.db on xp? IShellImageFactory (for thumbnails only) on vista and later to use thumbs.db
  • if we want thumbnail adornments we must render them ourselfs, windows explorer uses icons (imageres.dll,191-194) to render them.
  • close the console with Ctrl + ~ instead of from Everything.
  • taskbar integration
  • SHCNE_UPDATEDIR, but we should only update the specified dir. -review for future release. -Everything doesn't use this anymore.
  • close on execute after clicking run as administrator from the right click context menu.
  • more control over position of preview window.
  • show history menu if search history is enabled? -review
  • listbox right click
  • DrawThemeBackground( hTheme, hDC, LVP_LISTITEM, LIS_SELECTED, R1, @R1 ); to draw modern listview selection? use explorer:listview as name
  • index filenames in zip files rar files z7 files (.sit files?) with folder indexing.
  • folder index table for x64? -this could make folder indexing use 1/3 more memory! -future release / compression

"Things to do" list for Everything 1.4:
  • [added in Everything 1.4.1] offline help (chm/htmlhelp).
  • [added in Everything 1.4.1] multilingual desktop shortcut
  • [added in Everything 1.4.1] update website
  • [added in Everything 1.4.1] improve RTL support
  • [added in Everything 1.4.1] improve ES command line interface
  • [added in Everything 1.4.1] update SDK
  • [added in Everything 1.4] Preview panel
  • [added in Everything 1.4] Thumbnail view
  • [added in Everything 1.4] ReFS support
  • [added in Everything 1.4] Option to include file sizes, dates and attributes in the index.
  • [added in Everything 1.4] History menu
  • [added in Everything 1.4] improve msaa support
  • [added in Everything 1.4.1] All-in-one installer, only two flavors now, normal and 64bit.
  • [added in Everything 1.4.1] http range request support
  • [added in Everything 1.4.1] improve RTL support
  • [added in Everything 1.4.1] implement own regex. Using PCRE now.
  • [added in Everything 1.4.1] regex highlighting.
  • [added in Everything 1.4.1] update icons for changed files in a folder indexes
  • [added in Everything 1.4.1] cache visible results so user can resize the window without blocking the db. resizing no longer blocks, but it does clear result list temporarily.
  • [added in Everything 1.4.1] improve processing folder indexing updates
  • [added in Everything 1.4.1] important: make sure we get FD data for updating monitors in another thread so we never hold up the main or worker thread. (this would fix the slow USB drive issue.)
  • [added in Everything 1.4.1] use get_ntfs_file_info instead of os_get_fd, some system files os_get_fd doesn't work, whereas our get_ntfs_file_info always does.
  • [added in Everything 1.4.1] folder updating, update icons if date modified / size changes. -requires indexing the entire fd size we need to check size/date changes and we might not be indexing that information.
  • [added in Everything 1.4.1] New folder<lowercase %2> -tcl like function calls for rename. -we use the more common $lowercase() function call method.
  • [added in Everything 1.4.1] update folder attributes.

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Re: Things to do

Postby Split » Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:19 pm

I was going to suggest TrueCrypt support, but I see it on there already. Consider this a "second" to the motion.

Thank you for a very helpful application!

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Re: Things to do

Postby Newman » Tue May 19, 2009 11:32 pm

About the "Custom Filters" and "Special Filters" in the to do list. How will they be implemented? I'm curious to know if you haven't already thought of this. You probably have but just making sure.

Since I see there will be a toolbar of some sort. Instead of having "Special Filters" hard coded into the software for things like audio, video, and other file types. It seems more convenient to add options to allow users to create, name, customize, and iconize. Those filters then will have their own toolbar buttons that filter out custom filters.

Love the software. And I really appreciate the fact that you take the time to read everyone's suggestions and actually consider them in your software. Thank You.

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Re: Things to do

Postby David » Tue May 26, 2009 6:36 am

Search Filters have been implemented.

It is currently disabled until I implement the UI to customize the hard-coded filters.

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Re: Things to do

Postby cacamama » Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:04 pm

I'm curious what exactly do you mean by "(use mft for very fast sorts when sorting everything)"?

Are you planning to implement file size indexing? This would slow down the indexing, but if left optional, would be great, especially for instantly viewing the size of folders.

Whatever you do David, please implement non-essential features as plugins, Everything should stay slim!

Take care.

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Re: Things to do

Postby deadfones » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:01 am

The thumbnail support will be epic. Expect another donation for that.

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Re: Things to do

Postby DickPape » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:05 am

Whatever you do David ... Everything should stay slim!
and Fast.

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Re: Things to do

Postby meilon » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:42 pm

David wrote:
  • I plan to change the -connect <host> command line option to start "Everything" with -connect <user:password@host:port>

Please let this happen - asap :D And of course with blank password support (-connect user@host) because we don't need another password.

Also I would like to see another type of linking on those searched ETP-Servers: CIFS! I'm a Domain Administrator and therefore I can access every drive on every computer connected to the AD :twisted: So, when I want to open a file oder folder out of Everytrhing it would be nice if it would open the correspondig administrative share. For instance: I want to open the Folder "E:\the\folder\i\like" from server "myserv" and when I doubleclick that folder, "\\myserv\e$\the\folder\i\like" is opened in my Windows Explorer!

Regards!

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Re: Things to do

Postby David » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:31 am

Please try the following beta with the updated -connect command line option and \\server\drive$ shares...

http://www.voidtools.com/Everything-1.2.1.419b.zip

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Re: Things to do

Postby meilon » Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:51 pm

The \\server\drive$ shares are working great for me here. Only the -connect has a bug: I can't connect to the ETP Server on our fileserver with -connect etp@08filesrv193. I have to use -connect etp:""@08filesrv193 so send a blank password.

A like the beta, will stick to it!

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Re: Things to do

Postby David » Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:21 pm

Thanks for pointing this out...
fixed..
http://www.voidtools.com/Everything-1.2.1.421b.zip

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Re: Things to do

Postby meilon » Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:33 pm

Works like a charm! Keep up the good work!

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Re: Things to do

Postby arlanda » Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:38 pm

"color options for alternate row colors"
I second that. Thanks! :D

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Re: Things to do

Postby arlanda » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:17 pm

Please disregard my previous post regarding alternating row colour. The option "Show mouse rollover" works fine for me.

It will be nice to have an option to control the text properties (i.e. colour, bold/unbold, etc.) for "Show highlighted search terms", similar to what we can do with a Firefox addon, Locationbar2. Thanks!

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Re: Things to do

Postby arlanda » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:43 pm

improve TrueCrypt support

You may want to correct that to FAT32

TrueCrypt: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=294&p=485&hilit=truecrypt#p485
FAT32: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=463&p=1045&hilit=FAT32#p1045

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Re: Things to do

Postby coderati » Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:04 pm

1. This is by far the best file search program I've ever seen! :D

2. One minor suggestion to improve ui: Highlight the entire row as you move through the results list using the keyboard (just like as if you were moving the mouse around with "show row mouseover"). You might even do the alternating shaded line thing (alernating between white & shaded lines in the results, where every other line is shaded) -- for readability of the other columns associated with a particular file.

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Re: Things to do

Postby Calep » Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:55 am

I second Coderati, a solution like that would improve progra usability, for me at least...

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Re: Things to do

Postby fabioq » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:00 am

Someone suggested colors for rows and then took it back...I'd like to add it back in as a suggestion. I just found Everything today and so far I love it, even without this functionality. I like the simple interface. I'm a Karaoke host and I use Copernic for song searches of my Karaoke files which are zip files, I have about 150,000 files which need to be indexed by Song ID, Artist and Song Title. Everything did this so quickly I was amazed! I like that it doesn't look inside of files to stay fast, if you're ever tempted to do add that functionality please, please make it an option. Since I'm usualy playing regular music in between singers I'm also using it to index my mp3s. I have my MP3s stored in folders by genre, I did have to modify the folder names a bit since Everything doesn't do well with a search like "country songs\ .mp3". Not a big deal since I was able to change the folder name to just "country" so now I can just search "country\ .mp3" --after all I already know they SONGS!! A possibility to change the background too might be asking too much but if you feel inclined to add it as an option it wouldn't be too bad! Here's the ideal interface I'd like (from the Karaoke hosting app). With the right options I think I can set it up to look like it.

searchwindow.jpg


This was a great interface until the files got over 30,000 then it would take forever to index and the searches were very rigid. You had to type it exactly as was listed. That's when I found Copernic and it did a good job with the searches, but the indexing would take a while, but I had to index just before the gig - was able to do it while at the bar lest it would make the laptop go into a slow crawl. This is the reason I like Everything over Copernic and it's much faster, the indexing is almost instantaneous. Anyway, the reason for the colors: it would be awesome for different types of files so it would be possible to have zip files with a particular color and mp3s with a different color or jpg or wmv or whatever...this would make it easier to see in a dark bar and in my case, half drunk :D. I'm gonna try to use it at my next gig this Friday nite -so far is looking good. Expect a donation.

By the way, is there a way to keep the folders from showing up. In the attached example there are 5 folders at the top that I don't need to see, I just want to see the contents:

everything_search.jpg


Anyway, did I mention it's a great app!

-fabioq
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Re: Things to do

Postby void » Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:04 am

Color customization is on my "Things to do" list.
The "Things to do" list shown here is a little out of date.

I am considering customizable color rules.
For example, you could add a custom color rule for *.mp3 to make all the files with the mp3 extension red.

By the way, is there a way to keep the folders from showing up. In the attached example there are 5 folders at the top that I don't need to see, I just want to see the contents:


There is no practical way in 1.2.1.371 to do this, (can be done inaccurately with !*.)
You might like to try the latest alpha version and use a custom file filter.

Thanks for your support.

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Re: Things to do

Postby Boofo » Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:54 am

void wrote:Color customization is on my "Things to do" list.
The "Things to do" list shown here is a little out of date.

I am considering customizable color rules.
For example, you could add a custom color rule for *.mp3 to make all the files with the mp3 extension red.

By the way, is there a way to keep the folders from showing up. In the attached example there are 5 folders at the top that I don't need to see, I just want to see the contents:


There is no practical way in 1.2.1.371 to do this, (can be done inaccurately with !*.)
You might like to try the latest alpha version and use a custom file filter.

Thanks for your support.

David,

How would you set a custom filter that will only show files with whatever term you are searching for and not folder names that have the term in it?

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Re: Things to do

Postby void » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:12 am

We could use the same as a normal search, prefix file: for files only or folder: for folders only.

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Re: Things to do

Postby fabioq » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:33 am

Awesome. That did the trick, I put file: and the folders didn't show up!

-Thanks!

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Re: Things to do

Postby Boofo » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:36 am

void wrote:We could use the same as a normal search, prefix file: for files only or folder: for folders only.

I know this sounds ignorant on my part but can you give me an example of a filter that is set up? I'm not sure I understand the macro and search filter right. here is what I have:

Search Filters name: Files Only
Search Filter: include files:
Macro: (I left this blank)

I know it's wrong but I such at regex type stuff.

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Re: Things to do

Postby Boofo » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:40 am

fabioq wrote:Awesome. That did the trick, I put file: and the folders didn't show up!

-Thanks!

I didn't see this when I posted. I guess I was close. Thanks for setting me straight. ;)

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Re: Things to do

Postby Boofo » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:41 am

Is there a way to set a custom filter as the default sort method?

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Re: Things to do

Postby void » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:42 am

Is there a way to set a custom filter as the default sort method?


Do you mean a custom filter to set the sort order?
For example, the search pathsort: to sort the results by path?

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Re: Things to do

Postby Boofo » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:21 am

void wrote:
Is there a way to set a custom filter as the default sort method?


Do you mean a custom filter to set the sort order?
For example, the search pathsort: to sort the results by path?


Yes, that is what I meant.

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Re: Things to do

Postby void » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:08 am

I have added implement search commands to sort to my "Things to do" list..

Possibly with the following commands..
sort:path
sort:extension (sort:ext)
sort:size
sort:datemodified (sort:modified)
etc..

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Re: Things to do

Postby Boofo » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:54 am

Great! Looking forward to the changes, sir. ;)

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Re: Things to do

Postby looky78 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:59 pm

I hope you add the "Include" tab in option menu.

I want to search specail folders(and subfolders) and files.

In my case, [d:\Project_D\....],[ e:\Project_E\...] are target forder.

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Re: Things to do

Postby void » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:48 am

You can already.
Simply make sure the first item in the exclude list is an include type.
For example, from an empty exclude list, add the following rules:
Include folder: d:\Project_D
include folder: e:\Project_E

Only these two folders, subfolders and files will now appear in "Everything".

The first item in the exclude list defines how items are include or excluded by default..
If the first item is an include type, all files and folders are excluded by default.
If the first item is an exclude type, all files and folders are included by default.

If you are referring to non-NTFS folders, you will be able to include these with custom file lists in the next release of "Everything"..

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Re: Things to do

Postby athelas » Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:11 am

I would very much welcome another "localization feature" - support for searching accented characters when a normal character is pressed. Non-English languages often use accented characters - it was a must to avoid them in the filename structure in the past, but this restriction has been lifted (even though you occasionally still run into problems). In result, people name their files sometimes with and sometimes without accents.

While Everything works perfectly with any character OS/file system supports, it would be more practical if searching for accented char will return also files non-accented version in the search results and vice versa.

For example:
a = â = ă = ä = à = á = â = ã = å = ą = æ
c = ç = ć = č
etc.

Thanks
[My friend who told me about Everything said it is the best invention since "sliced bread" and he was absolutely right - the most useful app ever!]

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Re: Things to do

Postby void » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:15 am

I do have plans to add the option to ignore accents.

However, with this option enabled, your searches will take nearly twice as long (but should still be faster than you can type).

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Environment Variables

Postby gussan » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:58 am

Dear David,is it possible that everything supports "environment variables" like %temp%, %userprofile%, %APPDATA%, etc.?. Regards.

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Re: Things to do

Postby void » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:01 am

is it possible that everything supports "environment variables" like %temp%, %userprofile%, %APPDATA%


Yes, added to my "Things to do" list.

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Re: Things to do

Postby gussan » Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:40 am

Dear David, thanks so much, I am glad to hear that. And of course, as soon I see this function and the option to refresh the database manually enabled I will be more than happy to donate to your terrific project. By now your program is the first thing I install in a new installed computer, second Total Commander. Your program has make my computing life so so easy that I am so thankful with you. Regards.

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Re: Things to do

Postby stenionet » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:29 am

Hello.
I think that would be great if put buttons for active and deactivate volumes.
Sometimes it is not necessary to search in the volume (c:programas) and would be very useful if we just have to click in one button.

Thanks.

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Re: Things to do

Postby void » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:28 am

I think that would be great if put buttons for active and deactivate volumes.


"Everything" will need to rescan all volumes if you make any changes to which volumes are included.

It might be easier and faster to use the NOT operator (!) to exclude a folder from your search.

For example, to find all files and folders, excluding the C: drive, search for:

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!C:\

stenionet
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Re: Things to do

Postby stenionet » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:20 pm

void wrote:
I think that would be great if put buttons for active and deactivate volumes.


"Everything" will need to rescan all volumes if you make any changes to which volumes are included.

It might be easier and faster to use the NOT operator (!) to exclude a folder from your search.

For example, to find all files and folders, excluding the C: drive, search for:

Code: Select all

!C:\


I made a filter in the Filter toolbar. It is working really fast and I think if put a button to active this filter, the speed will continue to be fast.
http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/272/53416601.jpg

Sorry for my english.

rondador
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Re: Things to do

Postby rondador » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:18 pm

Hi there! Not sure if the following suggestions are interesting for you, because they are related to Everything as a launcher (well, not necessarily). At this moment, I use Executable filter, FRN sorting, Close on execute, and filter bar visible (in order to know what filter I'm using):

- keyboard shortcut to switch between filters (ex: alt+up/alt+down; user may see the applied filter in filter bar).
- create and save filter along with sort order (search commands that I've read above?)
- keyboard shortcut to execute first item in result list (just with one keystroke, as a application launcher; just as two taps on the enter key )

Right now, I just use a shortcut to activate/deactivate Executable filter, so I can switch between Executable/None filter just with the same shorcut. It allows me to use Everything as a Launcher or just as the best search tool ever.

Thank you for Everything and sorry for my english :)

void
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Re: Things to do

Postby void » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:34 am

Updated things to do

daspud
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Re: Things to do

Postby daspud » Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:32 pm

I am exhausted just looking at the list! :mrgreen:

meilon
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Re: Things to do

Postby meilon » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:47 pm

daspud wrote:I am exhausted just looking at the list! :mrgreen:

It will be easier when the last point on the list is completed :D

backspacefan
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Re: Things to do

Postby backspacefan » Wed May 19, 2010 10:43 pm

*[MAJOR]ctrl + backspace is broken when search history dropdown is visible.

Hi,
Thanks for this amazing software, I use it all the time and it saves me a lot of time.
I am running the version 1.2.1.371 and even though the above feature is marked as implemented, when I hit "crl + backspace", a special character appears instead of deleting the word to the left of the cursor.
Thanks again
-L

Hugo
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Re: Things to do

Postby Hugo » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:06 am

Thanks to you! Search Everything is great!
Is it possible to change the Search Everything new release to permit Windows 7 UAC (User account control) not to interfere with Search Everything?
Hugo

meilon
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Re: Things to do

Postby meilon » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:23 pm

Hugo wrote:Is it possible to change the Search Everything new release to permit Windows 7 UAC (User account control) not to interfere with Search Everything?
Hugo


I use Everything on my Windows 7 x64 box and never see a UAC box. The trick is to schedule a job at boot starting Everything with the -startup argument and checking the box "Run with highest privileges". Here's a blogpost I found covering this: http://www.blagoev.com/Blog/post/Window ... -Read.aspx

Regards
meilon

Hugo
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Re: Things to do

Postby Hugo » Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:19 am

Hi, Melon. Thanks your suggestion. I know it exists some tricks to bypass UAC. But I think the great was if Search Everything is changed to not interfere with UAC.
Don't you think the same?
Regards,
Hugo

meilon
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Re: Things to do

Postby meilon » Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:12 am

Hugo wrote:But I think the great was if Search Everything is changed to not interfere with UAC.


This is simply not possible! The only ways would be that you deactivate UAC or use the task sheduler. Everything uses some API directly connecting to the hard drive, this is only available with elevated rights which promts UAC.

Hugo
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Re: Things to do

Postby Hugo » Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:47 pm

Thanks, Meilon. Now I understand the reason.
I will try to do like you have suggested, although it is a so much complex for me.
Thanks,
Hugo

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Re: Things to do

Postby Broc11 » Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:45 am

I would very much welcome another "localization feature" - support for searching accented characters when a normal character is pressed. Non-English languages often use accented characters - it was a must to avoid them in the filename structure in the past, but this restriction has been lifted (even though you occasionally still run into problems). In result, people name their files sometimes with and sometimes without accents.

While Everything works perfectly with any character OS/file system supports, it would be more practical if searching for accented char will return also files non-accented version in the search results and vice versa.

For example:
a = â = ă = ä = à = á = â = ã = å = ą = æ
c = ç = ć = č
etc.

Thanks
[My friend who told me about Everything said it is the best invention since "sliced bread" and he was absolutely right - the most useful app ever!]


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