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deskrule v2.3 released

Post by nikos » 2021 Feb 26, 07:52

better vertical rules, search hit highlighting and it gets mouse peek preview (2 buttons clicked together) before xplorer2 :)
http://zabkat.com/deskrule
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Re: deskrule v2.3 released

Post by johngalt » 2021 Feb 26, 15:50

As good as X², I might have to actually try this product out. I'm just not a searcher, though - I have the hoarder squirrel mentality, and know where everything is lol.
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Re: deskrule v2.3 released

Post by nikos » 2021 Feb 26, 16:09

if you are a hoarder you may be interested in the "offline search capability"
https://www.zabkat.com/deskrule/catalog ... search.htm

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Re: deskrule v2.3 released

Post by johngalt » 2021 Feb 26, 16:18

Nice. Definitely have to check that out.

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Re: deskrule v2.3 released

Post by astewart » 2021 Mar 09, 01:29

johngalt wrote:
2021 Feb 26, 15:50
As good as X², I might have to actually try this product out.
If you like it, but your loyalty to xplorer² says you do everything you need there, you might be interested in this Autohotkey script.

You can invoke deskrule from the context menu in xplorer² instead of using the Find function. Then Autohotkey will copy the deskrule results back to an xplorer² scrap frame with a click of the middle button. I like to use it to save one or more deskrule search results while I do another as I would do with multiple Find scraps in xplorer² itself.

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; copy deskrule results to xplorer² scrap window
#IfWinActive, ahk_class ATL:DeskRule            ; deskrule
MButton::
    ControlFocus ATL:ShellItemView1             ; in file list frame
    SendInput ^a                                ; select all
    Sleep 1000
    SendInput ^c                                ; copy names
    Click                                       ; unselect
    SendMessage, 0x111, 32809, 0,, ahk_class ATL:ExplorerFrame ; WM_COMMAND, new scrap container
    SendInput ^v                                ; paste
    return
Deskrule becomes an xplorer² extension.

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Re: deskrule v2.3 released

Post by nikos » 2021 Mar 09, 06:36

for the less technically inclined, you can drag-drop search results from deskrule into a xplorer2 scrap container too
for individual files, use right click > open containing folder menu command, which will also use xplorer2 if available

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Re: deskrule v2.3 released

Post by johngalt » 2021 Mar 09, 15:25

astewart wrote:
2021 Mar 09, 01:29
johngalt wrote:
2021 Feb 26, 15:50
As good as X², I might have to actually try this product out.
If you like it, but your loyalty to xplorer² says you do everything you need there, you might be interested in this Autohotkey script.

You can invoke deskrule from the context menu in xplorer² instead of using the Find function. Then Autohotkey will copy the deskrule results back to an xplorer² scrap frame with a click of the middle button. I like to use it to save one or more deskrule search results while I do another as I would do with multiple Find scraps in xplorer² itself.

Code: Select all

; copy deskrule results to xplorer² scrap window
#IfWinActive, ahk_class ATL:DeskRule            ; deskrule
MButton::
    ControlFocus ATL:ShellItemView1             ; in file list frame
    SendInput ^a                                ; select all
    Sleep 1000
    SendInput ^c                                ; copy names
    Click                                       ; unselect
    SendMessage, 0x111, 32809, 0,, ahk_class ATL:ExplorerFrame ; WM_COMMAND, new scrap container
    SendInput ^v                                ; paste
    return
Deskrule becomes an xplorer² extension.

Alan
Ye gods, Alan, that's brilliant. Looks like I will owe Nikos some money here very soon, then. Bonus - I can find a way to permanently disable Windows search and get a few more of Windows' annoying TSRs off my system lol.
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2021 Mar 09, 06:36
for the less technically inclined, you can drag-drop search results from deskrule into a xplorer2 scrap container too
for individual files, use right click > open containing folder menu command, which will also use xplorer2 if available
Oooh, very nice. Even better.

You're selling me on a lifetime license of DR, yanno....
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Re: deskrule v2.3 released

Post by nikos » 2021 Mar 09, 17:55

deskrule doesn't do upgrade costs for the time being and most likely indefinitely :)

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Re: deskrule v2.3 released

Post by johngalt » 2021 Mar 10, 16:33

Ahh, cool.
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