How to use custom alias for modifiers?

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byzod
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How to use custom alias for modifiers?

Post by byzod »

There are some built in alias (
wfn:
/
wholefilename:
)

Is it possible to add more for frequently used modifiers? I want to use
p:
for
path:
for example

I try to add
path:
as a filter and use it with macro
p:
but it seems not working
byzod
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Re: How to use custom alias for modifiers?

Post by byzod »

I read both but didn't found the custom part?
Still don't know how to add custom alias
void
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Re: How to use custom alias for modifiers?

Post by void »

To create a short path: macro:
  • In Everything, from the Search menu, click Add to filters....
  • Change the Name to: Short Path Macro
  • Change the Search to: path:search:
  • Change the Macro to: p<search>
  • Click OK.
p: is now replaced with path:



Alternatively:

To quickly create a short path: macro in Everything 1.5:
  • In Everything 1.5, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /define p=path:
p: is now replaced with path:

/define



To quickly create a shorter short path: macro in Everything 1.5:
  • In Everything, from the Search menu, click Add to filters....
  • Change the Name to: Short Path Macro
  • Change the Search to: path:$param:
  • Change the Macro to: p
  • Click OK.
p: is now replaced with path:



To match path with a single \ prefix or \ suffix:
  • In Everything 1.5, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Advanced tab on the left.
  • To the right of Show settings containing, search for:
    path
  • Select path_search_type.
  • Set the value to: 3
  • Click OK.
path_search_type
byzod
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Re: How to use custom alias for modifiers?

Post by byzod »

Thanks for the super detailed guide!
Just downloaded 1.5a it's cool
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