search the start menu before discarding a typed command

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axonis
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search the start menu before discarding a typed command

Postby axonis » Tue 25 Jun, 2013 05:01

I asked if FAR can be used as a launch alternative, and it seems that right now this isn't quite possible: launchy alternative ?

So, I am posting it as an idea: Instead of echoing the message 'x' is not recognized as an internal or external command etc, search the start menu and if you find a menu item equal to the same command, execute it. You can also use the start menu items for auto completion. I'm on XP but I am sure this can be used for Windows 8's start tiles as well.

This would make FAR a great alternative to launchers and bring more people.

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Re: search the start menu before discarding a typed command

Postby pepak » Wed 26 Jun, 2013 06:05

This should be easy enough to implement by a plugin.

If this gets implemented in FAR core, I would very much like it so that it is an optional feature, turned off by default.


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