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15 Apr 2011   #1581
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

If you are talking about searching from a browser window (FF), there is an addon called Fastest Fox 4.3.5. If searching from some other source, I have no idea.


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15 Apr 2011   #1582
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
If you are talking about searching from a browser window (FF), there is an addon called Fastest Fox 4.3.5. If searching from some other source, I have no idea.
No, I use fastest fox regularly. The add-on I am looking for adds an item "Search Online" to the explorer context menu. If you right click on any file in explorer it searches for it immediately on line using your default browser and search engine. I am really annoyed at losing this important add-on, it is not on any of my back-ups, and I have spent nearly twelve hours searching for it on the web, with no luck!

Regards....Mike Connor
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15 Apr 2011   #1583
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I don't know anything about it, but it sounds interesting. If you do find it, let us know where to find it.
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16 Apr 2011   #1584
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Well, despite searching for over three days I can not find the original explorer context add-on. I just hope I stumble across it again sometime.

However, since I can not do without such a search function for various things, I wrote a workaround Autohotkey script

Code:
; search selected text
^#g::
{
clipboardBackup = %clipboard%
Send ^c
ClipWait
Run http://www.google.com/search?q=%clipboard%
clipboard = %clipboardBackup%
return
}
This will automatically search any highlighted text from anywhere ( Even PDF files etc), in Google, when you press <Ctrl> + <Win> + <G>

It is not perfect, ( for instance if you highlight files in a folder, it automatically copies the path as well as the name), and I will doubtless be filing at it until I am satisfied.

You can run it as a script if you have Autohotkey installed, if you don't want to install it, here is the compiled version, ( runs directly as an executable file in the system tray);

searchselected.exe - download now for free. File sharing. Software file sharing. Free file hosting. File upload. FileFactory.com

Regards....Mike Connor
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16 Apr 2011   #1585
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

If you use Chrome there is an extension which does a similar sort of thing. Don't know whether there is a Firefox version.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...mnijnlnboniglg
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16 Apr 2011   #1586
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Well, despite searching for over three days I can not find the original explorer context add-on. I just hope I stumble across it again sometime.

However, since I can not do without such a search function for various things, I wrote a workaround Autohotkey script

Code:
; search selected text
^#g::
{
clipboardBackup = %clipboard%
Send ^c
ClipWait
Run http://www.google.com/search?q=%clipboard%
clipboard = %clipboardBackup%
return
}
This will automatically search any highlighted text from anywhere ( Even PDF files etc), in Google, when you press <Ctrl> + <Win> + <G>

It is not perfect, ( for instance if you highlight files in a folder, it automatically copies the path as well as the name), and I will doubtless be filing at it until I am satisfied.

You can run it as a script if you have Autohotkey installed, if you don't want to install it, here is the compiled version, ( runs directly as an executable file in the system tray);

searchselected.exe - download now for free. File sharing. Software file sharing. Free file hosting. File upload. FileFactory.com

Regards....Mike Connor
Sorry that you search has turned up empty, I know the feeling, because with my memory, that happens all to often.

I'm not too sure about your script, because if I understood you, it would send everything to Google, whether I wanted to or not. I often highlight something for copy/paste functions that I don't want to Google.

EDIT: Oops! I missed the part with the key combo. Maybe it wouldn't be so bad after all.
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16 Apr 2011   #1587
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Permissions Analyzer

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16 Apr 2011   #1588
qwerty12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1)
 
 

MonitorES

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MonitorES is a small windows utility that helps you to turnoff monitor display when you lock down your machine.Also when you lock your machine, it will pause all your running media programs & set your IM status message to "Away" / Custom message(via options) and restore it back to normal when you back.


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16 Apr 2011   #1589
qwerty12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1)
 
 

NetSpeedMonitor

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NetSpeedMonitor is a lightweight Network Monitoring Toolbar for your Windows Taskbar designed to be used on computers that run Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista or Windows 7. With NetSpeedMonitor you can monitor the current speed (up- and downstream) of your Network Interfaces and the amount of data transferred. In addition to the Connection Table with all TCP/UDP endpoints and the Toolbar Tooltip with a quick and short traffic overview, you can also see detailed daily and monthly Traffic Statistics. NetSpeedMonitor toolbar requires no additional drivers like other Network Monitoring tools do!


FlorianGilles.com - NetSpeedMonitor
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16 Apr 2011   #1590
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
OneKey

I wrote a simple Hotkey program that sits in the tray called OneKey. You can download from my page here:

Hotkeys

I have written other launchers and use other programmer's launchers but the idea of this one is to set up a single hotkey(default is function key F11) to do tasks that I do all the time. You can change the hotkey via command line param or using the Tray Menu command. You can associate the hotkey with any shortcut, data file, .cmd batch file, or executable file.

It's for that one task you do so often that you just want to be able to hit a key and that's it.

As example, since I have a couple of USB docking stations I find that often I use sync.exe to flush the disk buffers to the drives. I was typing "sync" in a command prompt. Then I made a shortcut so all I had to do was click the shortcut. But I do it so often that I just hooked it to OneKey. Now every time I press F11 a command prompt comes up, runs sync, then waits for 3 seconds so I can see the results, and closes.

It's free for you to use at your own risk. Should work on XP and later.
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