Saturday, May 30, 2009

SlickRun Alpha

I've put together a new build of SlickRun which offers a few bugfixes and support (in the command line and Jot, at least) for Unicode characters.

The new code is built using Delphi 2009, which hopefully will allow me to make some long awaited (albeit minor) improvements in the near-term.

If there's a small tweak you've been waiting for, now would be a good time to ask for it!

10 Comments:

At 2:31 PM, Blogger Daniel Lemire said...

I'd love to see a 64-bit verion, or a version that can see they sysWow64 and system32 commands natively.

 
At 6:45 PM, Blogger Ericlaw said...

Inside SlickRun.ini, there's a flag named Wow64Hack which you can set to 1 in order to change how 64bit calls work, but I don't know how you could conditionally make some executions use 64bit paths and others not. I'll need to think some more about this.

 
At 10:25 AM, Blogger Daniel Lemire said...

Another thought... I am totally hooked on jot, but the jot.txt file being in Appdata is not totally convenient for me. Any chance you could add a configure option to choose the jot path?

 
At 11:14 AM, Blogger Ericlaw said...

Daniel: See Q#2 here: http://www.bayden.com/SlickRun/1033/SlickRunAdvancedHelp.htm

 
At 4:19 PM, Blogger mc said...

Is there a way to get SlickRun to run a program only if it's not already open? I've tried to use the add-on ShowOrRun to do this, since it seems like exactly what I'm looking for, but I can't get it to work.

 
At 4:19 PM, Blogger mc said...

Is there a way to get SlickRun to run a program only if it's not already open? I've tried to use the add-on ShowOrRun to do this, since it seems like exactly what I'm looking for, but I can't get it to work.

 
At 5:02 PM, Blogger Ericlaw said...

What program are you trying to use it with?

 
At 7:57 AM, Blogger mc said...

Outlook & The Bat! e-mail programs, primarily, but I've even tried it with Firefox. (I use the Vimperator plug-in - yeah, I'm an old Vim guy - and all Firefox windows end with 'Vimperator', so I tried that...)

Just now, I tried it with GVIM. By default the window title is "[No Name] - GVIM", so I used parameters of "GVIM" "C:\Program Files\Vim\vim72\gvim.exe". The first time I invoked the MagicWord, it opened a new window, as it should have. The second time I invoked it, it opened a tiny empty window in the upper right corner of the screen, the title of which starts with "GV...". I can't resize it - I can only close it. If I leave it open, subsequent invocations of the MagicWord take me to the proper gvim window, but if I close the tiny window and invoke the MagicWord, it runs a new instance of gvim....

(BTW, the biggest complaint I have with SlickRun is that it's caused me to wear the letters off my Alt key, since I use Alt-S to "open" it...)

 
At 6:47 AM, Blogger mc said...

I sent a response to your question a couple weeks ago, but it hasn't shown up yet - not meaning to hassle you, but just checking in to make sure that it made it into the portal, and that you weren't still waiting to hear from me...

Thanks!

 
At 1:56 PM, Blogger Sam said...

I found a way to make the snipping tool work without using the Wow64Hack flag.

If you set your path to c:\windows\sysnative\snippingtool.exe it works.

For an explanation of this directory and why it is there see this article:

http://www.nynaeve.net/?p=133

 

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