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windows time-savers

 [1/10] from: ammonjohnson:y:ahoo at: 22-Nov-2001 17:46

I *knew* that one had to exist, I just had no clue that the Windows-Start button had a (useful) use at all! Enjoy!! Ammon

 [2/10] from: jasonic:panix at: 23-Nov-2001 12:39

fyi: I just got an email back from Stan SpielBusch, the developer of File-Ex Stan says: I will be working on the NT version starting in January, as my other projects will be winding down soon. [stan--cottonwoodsw--com] ./Jason

 [3/10] from: max:quazart at: 21-Nov-2001 8:53

Hello, a few of you guys shared your favorites time savers... well, here is mine... I discovered this a month ago and wonder how I ever lived without it! visit this little tool inserts itself into ANY os browser and lets you define 10 favorite folders. Ctrl-Alt-1 defines the first one (when in a file browser or windows explorer) Ctrl-1 recalls that directory! you can define keys 0-9 this way. I never browse any paths anymore... thanks to someone else on this list browsing my programming directory is now as simple as windows start key+e Ctrl-4 zzzap where there! To make it more obvious how usefull it is, is that these shortcuts are accessible from ALL applications using standard windows file browsers... so working on a project in all of my tools is always a keystroke away .... in my case I usually go from my editor to explorer to photoshop to my rebol app and I need all apps to look at the same directory so I don't have to re-browse every time I re-open an app just for a little change! :-) -MAx

 [4/10] from: jasonic:panix at: 21-Nov-2001 15:33

> > > this little tool inserts itself into ANY os browser and lets you define 10 > favorite folders.
thanks I use [Win95/98 only, but NT/2000 in the works] On Mac I used something similar but can't remember its name. indispensible..imo These context-oriented tools avoid endless upstairs-downstairs repeated nonsense when navigating file open/save/browse directories. File-Ex is very smart, learning custom settings for each application and remembering a big list: recent files, recent folders, favorite files, favorite folders etc. These *simple* tricks should be default by now, built into EVERY OS. When I get round to it, I will try to implement the same features into an improved REBOL request-file. ./Jason

 [5/10] from: jasonic:panix at: 21-Nov-2001 17:33

2 mins ago I stumbled on this: windows/start + r !! ..perfect when the last you ran was REBOL [and it crashed] :-) ./Jason

 [6/10] from: ammonjohnson:ya:hoo at: 21-Nov-2001 16:39

Dang! that is just anoying. They need to hurry with the NT version! Enjoy!! Ammon

 [7/10] from: ammonjohnson::yahoo at: 21-Nov-2001 16:58

That is *cute* but that is all that it seems to be. Not to be critical, but it seems that if they were looking to improve file browsing they might include some graphical way to set the shortcuts. ;-( Correct me if I am wrong, but I don't see any way to browse to the desired folder. Enjoy!! Ammon

 [8/10] from: max:quazart at: 22-Nov-2001 7:25

Hi Ammon, well, I know you were speaking of the tool Jason suggested, but the tool I talked about (dirkey) ALREADY works on w2k for sure :-) thats what I currently use HTH :-) -MAx

 [9/10] from: max:quazart at: 22-Nov-2001 7:37

actually that's a feature .... you set the shortcuts RIGHT IN the MS browsers! yep just pressing on Ctrl + Alt + 1 instantly sets the memory. So you can change the shorcuts while you browse... you don't have to open the dirkey tool to set it up... This makes it 100% transparent... It IS a feature. If I had to open the dirkey app evrytiome I wanted to change the path and then Rebrowse to the path I wanted to save, then I wouldn't see dirkey as being as usefull... HTH -Max

 [10/10] from: ammonjohnson:yaho:o at: 22-Nov-2001 17:32

See there you go again, don't throw anything out until its points have been proven! Thanks!! Ammon