Things to do

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meilon
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Re: Things to do

Postby meilon » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:40 am

Broc11 wrote:...While Everything works perfectly with any character OS/file system supports, it would be more practical if searching for accented char will return also files non-accented version in the search results and vice versa. ...


Yep, that would be great! I have not used it that often, but when it was painfull (open the symbols viewer from Microsoft, search the symbol and copy'n'paste it to Everything).

Hugo
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Re: Things to do

Postby Hugo » Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:21 am

Hi, Meilon:

The link you told me that explains the trick to bypass Windows UAC has an error. Maybe it is old or it is moved.
May you, please, post here the necessary instructions to permit Search Everything bypass Windows UAC ?
Thanks,
Hugo

meilon
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Re: Things to do

Postby meilon » Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:16 pm

Here's a good one: http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/windo ... ows/?p=616

In figure F you point to the exe of Everything and use -startup as argument.

Hugo
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Re: Things to do

Postby Hugo » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:04 pm

Hi, Meilon!
Thanks your reply, thanks yours informations!
Hugo

arlanda
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Re: Things to do

Postby arlanda » Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:56 pm

Hi Dave, sorry to add this request to your already long list but I think this feature is worth asking for.

Instead of saving the filter list within Everything.ini, I'd like an option to save each filter as a standalone file, which I can simply double-click to run.

For example, a custom filter will contain terms like:

"Aug 2010 Visa" and saved as a file.

Then this filter file is saved within the folder:
Budget > 2010 > August

This way, I can just navigate to the above folder and run the (filter) file to show the result in Everything.

If possible, can you please make the filter file editable (i.e. with Notepad) too.

The Filters list in Options is not an ideal solution to use in case the list gets too long.

Tested in v1.2.451a

Thanks again for the wonderful program!

therube
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Re: Things to do

Postby therube » Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:04 pm

While I haven't tried it ... Everything has a -config command line option:

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 -config

Everything.exe -config <everything.ini>

Load settings from everything.ini.


So if you were to set up a file type association, say .eve, & that is set to run:

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Everything -config everything.eve


So you would place an specific everything.eve in each directory you wanted, & when clicked, would run Everything using that ".eve" (aka .ini) for that particular directory.

Appears you would need to pass the full pathname of the ".eve" file (or else it seems it will recreate it in the <perhaps> installation directory). Also you would need to shut down existing instance of Everything first.

Calep
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Re: Things to do

Postby Calep » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:27 am

I hope I didn't misunderstand the problem but maybe this software

http://www.tweak-uac.com/home/

coould be useful to bypass Windows UAC

arlanda
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Re: Things to do

Postby arlanda » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:18 am

@therube:
Thanks for the idea.

I've added the location of Everything.exe to Windows' PATH variable and created a simple BAT file with the following content:

Everything -search "Aug 2010 Visa"

:D

therube
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Re: Things to do

Postby therube » Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:57 pm

# localization for bytes, kb, mb, gb...


RFE (& not necessarily related to localization): For bytes, drop the word "bytes" entirely.
Simply show the number. Bytes should be implied unless noted otherwise (like KB, MB, GB). "bytes" (the word) takes a lot of screen space & is "ugly" (IMO).

void
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Re: Things to do

Postby void » Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:33 am

Simply show the number. Bytes should be implied unless noted otherwise (like KB, MB, GB). "bytes" (the word) takes a lot of screen space & is "ugly" (IMO).


Fixed for next release.

gserack
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Re: Things to do

Postby gserack » Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:45 pm

How long until the next release? it's been a long time since the last one :D

Oh, and by the way, the SDK's everything.h is missing functions that are in the DLL...

G

win7guru
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Re: Things to do

Postby win7guru » Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:16 pm

I love this program so much and would be honored to share it with the community. What I mean by this, is that I will maintain the todo list and add some more as I see fit. I will use Checkvist for the lists.

UPDATE: I didn't think I would get a response after all that time, but I am proud to say that the roadmap is public

http://checkvist.com/checklists/183700/accept?secret=1ewYV1QMCARt :D
Last edited by win7guru on Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:02 am, edited 1 time in total.

adamantine
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Re: Things to do

Postby adamantine » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:08 pm

1) the 'things to do' list contains the line 'single-click to open'
this is definitely the very important feature/possibility (it is so convenient to use the 'single-click' option in windows explorer), so i will look forward to it

2) there is one more line (in the 'things to do' list) which may be quite interesting - 'implement right click (folder) context menus simular to windows search'
but let me express my thoughts about context menus:

the thing is that my context menu in 'everything' is completely different from my context menu in windows explorer
this is probably because the fact that for some reason 'everything' shows its context menus not taking into consideration the actual windows-explorer-context-menus

it looks like, 'everything' does not obey (avoid) some system settings. it is the case when we speak about context menus, single click feature or showing/not showing the focus rectangle. unfortunately, in 'everything' all these features are working at 'everything's' discretion - despite the settings that are working in OS (windows explorer)
so i would like to ask - is there a chance to have these menus absolutely identical ?

void
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Re: Things to do

Postby void » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:25 am

Updated.

Old list for reference:

Thank you for your suggestions!

"Things to do" list in no particular order (* = implemented):

  • [MAJOR]cleanup custom filelists
  • [MAJOR]cleanup input/output plugin support
  • *[MAJOR] if everything.exe is on a removable volume, use everything.computer.username.db, else just use everything.db
  • [MAJOR] pressing delete in exclude list does not select next item 1.2.1.371
  • USE viewtopic.php?f=4&t=26&p=2537#p2537
  • *check mu_make_sure_path_exists works with c:\ and \\server
  • *escape regex characters when using -path / -filename
  • add exporting... status bar status.
  • *implemented alt+1,2,3 use fullscreen width/height to calculate window size, calculate each column by the ammount of data in them.
  • *fix rename.
  • fix slow text renderer.
  • *ESC does not work when db is loading.
  • support for redirecting client side cache?
  • [MAJOR] stop mouse cursor from hiding when typing in search edit. (when disabled by os)
  • [major]install with taskschedular - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=430
  • *review ipc
  • *#pragma message ("#error select edit on WA_CLICKACTIVE ")
  • *fix up db_load_t / create states
  • review ipv4 stuff - FTP PORT command requires ipv4.
  • *review run_history_settings_changed, should only clear when we hit the clear button.
  • http_server is broken.
  • *icon cache : ui_id dependancies.
  • replace everything listview with normal windows listview.
  • *while editing a file (renaming) you can click the menu ! - this is normal for explorer and kinda useful.
  • remove FAST ascii search, way more useful to search using utf8, although its nearly twice as slow. (or atleast remove DB_QUERY_TERM_TYPE_WILDCARD____A)
  • -path should prefix: nowholeword:, better yet add a exactpath: search option.? is there really any need, as we can determ if it really is a path using the C:\folder\ syntax, we should just automatically disable match wholeword..
  • *listview does not correctly bring into view items when the window height is less than an item height.
  • *move mu to OS
  • *remove string_alloc
  • new font issues when changing from bold to normal.
  • *The KillTimer function does not remove WM_TIMER messages already posted to the message queue.
  • horizontal scroll bar is not displayed when window is first shown and db needs recreating.
  • db sync / ui sync issues.
  • dragdrop shadows, preserve alpha in icons in drag drop image(explorer does it)
  • *check middle mouse button still works.
  • write own allocator for search history
  • write own allocator for run history.
  • *remove utf8_cbuf_t
  • querys need to obay the no params in events rule..
  • *clicking a selected item when we did not have focus starts the edit (rename) timer.
  • [MAJOR]On Everything (Version 1.2.1.451a), when you click on "Date Recently Changed" and get the arrow to point up,
  • *everything_format_title fix buffers
  • tab keys broken, f6 doesnt work. tab from filter combo goes to search eidt!
  • *changing option window tab doesnt select a new control!
  • *dont sort new results, add them to the bottom of the list (option)?
  • remove enabled/disabled by default and add restore defaults button.
  • "*.K*" should only match the extension .k*, NOT .kdbgrc.mkres.cpp (windows matches .kdbgrc.mkres.cpp)
  • *dont do ...'s elipsis when the string is only 1 character long !
  • *review alt+4
  • sorting by ext is slow
  • remove os_set_window_text (replace wiht os_set_window_text_n)
  • use EM_SETSEL to clear the selection and get the caret position. see escape regex.
  • *DONT SAVE THE DB IF NO MONITORS ARE ENABLED!
  • ctrl + space should highlight the first best search result.
  • **change "run frequency" to "run count"
  • *multithreaded sort support
  • when updating after loading, update each drive (device) in its own thread.
  • *remove next and prev from array chunk
  • *full screen breaks alt 1-4 (if maximized)
  • *jump text canceled if a new file is added.
  • *menu broken in fullscreen mode.
  • *dynamic db_array_chunk_list
  • *free allocated long file names if the db fails to load
  • *wheel does not update mask
  • optimize rename_folder, add the folders to be renamed to a list, and at the end of the update, rename all the folders at once.
  • check 0 lengthed files and folders, make sure they work (\\server), that is empty folder \ empty folder \ server, remove support for slashes in folder and file names. (rewrite mount point stuff.)
  • *remove folder frn/generation column
  • make connect to ETP server host a drop down of the last successfully connected servers (a list, not a single item)
  • add wild: or wildcard: to do exact matches (also exact:?)
  • fix connect to localhost etp server.
  • put run history/search history in everything.ini?
  • remove max icon cache size / max file info cache size.
  • new options window [General] [View] [history] [Input] [Output] move Exclude to input, move filters to main menu.,
  • volumes and lists -> input, etp & http -> output, keyboard to input?
  • dragdrop from search window to create shortcut to everything search.
  • *utf8_t: compare functions should return correct character differences in unicode.
  • move utf8_skip_utf8_header to network_alloc_Recv and utf8_alloc_file
  • *fix command/exec fixed sized buffers
  • right click drag drop between to windows, you can scroll the source window while the trackmenu is visible.
  • fix options window select next dialog window after changing treeview sel.
  • -update / -noupdate option. (temporary disable monitoring)
  • ui_options view icons do not work under windows 7
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  • [MAJOR]Custom file lists.
  • [MAJOR]improve file system change detection.
  • *[MAJOR]sort by folder frns
  • *[MAJOR]sorted run history in order from least run to most run.
  • *[MAJOR]no db creation until exit.
  • [MAJOR]option to save db after creation.
  • *[MAJOR]complex search term highlighting.
  • *[MAJOR]subst resolving.
  • *[MAJOR]fix renaming mounted volumes f:\mnt\I Drive -> f:\mnt\I Driveasd
  • *[MAJOR]select text mode is using the wrong default mode. should be select all and move to end.
  • *[MAJOR]review SETTINGS_ADVANCED_SELECT_SEARCH_ON_ACTIVATE, its triggering when we close a dialog, see set run history frequency dialog.
  • *[MAJOR]second sorting, allow descending second sorts of different types!
  • *[MAJOR]match whole word is broken ? see c:\
  • *[MAJOR]There needs to be a command line option to temporaly disable show multiple windows, to allow you to set the active (or create a new one) window with the search string etc...
  • *[MAJOR]precedence
  • *[MAJOR]enter when loading does not focus the most run item again:|
  • *[MAJOR]using the hotkey to toggle window, when the window has a dialog and the hotkey closes the main window!
  • *[MAJOR]double click tray icon with single click enabled, the second click release should not hide the window...!
  • *[MAJOR]select top result (vlc.exe) with audio filter = crash
  • *[MAJOR]safely remove device.
  • *[MAJOR]new recent changes date/time.
  • [MAJOR] rewrite search history.
  • [MAJOR] remove from recent changes list does not effect current results, need to manually research.
  • *[MAJOR] crash when connection to ETP
  • [MAJOR] REVIEW: new windows should not inherit filter settings.
  • *[MAJOR] $exec("C:\program files (x86)") - the ) terminates the exec term prematurely. recommended to use $( $) " quotes are literal.
  • [MAJOR] support right clicking my computer.
  • [MAJOR] dead links on http://support.voidtools.com/everything/Search_syntax
  • [MAJOR] support empty strings in the command prompt (my computer) -filename ""
  • [MAJOR] Use admin shares for ETP conenctions - engrish plz
  • [MAJOR] sign exe: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library ... 10%29.aspx
  • [MAJOR] deleting a folder from the exclude list, clears the focus, it should set the next item in the list to have the focus.
  • [MAJOR] if a volume is excluded, then the monitoring exlclude list should be reset!
  • [MAJOR] add install url protocol to installer.
  • *[MAJOR]support %temp% vars from search? must be disabled by default.
  • *[MAJOR]ctrl + backspace is broken when search history dropdown is visible.
  • [MAJOR]custom launch settings (shortcuts too), ie custom_execute_01, changable in ini only.,
  • [MAJOR]CUSTOM columns GetFileVersionInfo file version
  • *[MAJOR]a command line option to update and save the db, then quit.
  • [MAJOR]replace toggle window from notification icon to double click notification icon dropdown with 2 options: open new window or toggle window.
  • [MAJOR]searching for \ uses the fast folder search for \\server\
  • [MAJOR]x64, 64bit libraries support
  • [MAJOR]Change None to blank for keyboard shortcuts.
  • [MAJOR]toggle from tray icon confusion, shouldnt this be allow multiple windows from tray icon?
  • [MAJOR]use WM_APPCOMMAND to copy the current text to fill in the search for a new window..
  • *[MAJOR]recent changes toolband
  • *[MAJOR] test -filename with the new highlight search string param.. -working
  • *[MAJOR]Optimize simple regex cases.
  • *[MAJOR]new -quit command line option to quit only if "Everything" was not running, also make sure this saves the database.
  • *[MAJOR]no db -nodb option.
  • *[MAJOR]ini files should always show ALL settings
  • *[MAJOR]check tray icon is restored after explorer crash
  • *[MAJOR]http://www.drivesnapshot.de/en/ support lost in alpha..
  • *[MAJOR]add exclude file, clicking the ... does not correclty set the *.* filter, you need to manually type *.*
  • [MAJOR]auto complete searching for paths, ie C should display the search history for C:\, D:\ should display D:\games d:\dev etc..
  • [MAJOR]icon cache crash... removing uncached items..
  • [MAJOR]support %% variables in exclude paths.
  • [MAJOR]sort commands? sort:path
  • [MAJOR]windows 7 search commands: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/produc ... query.mspx
  • [MAJOR]fixed run freq display issue
  • [MAJOR]menu help for alt space popup no longer works...
  • [MAJOR]http server time is in utc, it should use the local server time.
  • [MAJOR]charnext to fix right to left issues.
  • [MAJOR]recent changes -> all changes is unselectable..
  • [MAJOR]ctrl+w works when regex is enabled..
  • [MAJOR]search history + backspace removing last letter does not work
  • [MAJOR]using the FRN of a folder, we could do a binary search for each volume to find the creation date.
  • [MAJOR]we could do the same with files, but we would have to do a mft scan again to find the file reference numbers...
  • *[MAJOR]enter + enter = execute, add to queue if still loading..
  • *[MAJOR]VirtualLock
  • *[MAJOR]remonitoring when changing monitoring enabled from options window.
  • *[MAJOR]alignment issues with deviceiocontrol.
  • *[MAJOR]-config uses wrong localization.!
  • *[MAJOR]do not re-include volumes that failed to include (see EVENT_DB_CREATE_FAILED_GETFILEINFOMATIONBYHANDLE_CREATEFILE)
  • [MAJOR]optimized cases for foo\ and \foo
  • [MAJOR]fix f:\ f:\mnt\ mount issues.
  • [MAJOR]case does not work for folder searching
  • support http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc144171(VS.85).aspx#static_cascading
  • rewrite CSC folders (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc296090(VS.85).aspx)
  • *memory leaks when changing the term type...
  • allow output redirection.
  • x does not bind to destkop?!
  • when pressing assign, and adding a 2nd shortcut, the assign button does not grey out.
  • keyboard shortcuts for custom filters..
  • expr:strlen()==2
  • resort when changing sort by most recent date/time first setting.
  • sizing a column to 0 width has some sideeffect on the next column. (see sizing the FRN column to 0, only does this when numbers are used.?!)
  • write to the temp folder if no access to the same location as the Everything.exe file..
  • fix voidtools sizing on ie
  • default settings for translucent mask is wrong it should be use system defaults..!
  • progress bar for status bar when searching
  • fix the open in webbrowse button... when clicking ask if the user wants to restart the http server?
  • filter lists
  • fix the service, use pipes/sockets...
  • named instances should use database-<instance_name> for the database filename!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • change 0 results on startup to querying database.
  • fix redraw issue when first clicking a window caption (appears to be an issue with all windows)
  • *tooltips setting lost
  • create ui, if we have allow multiple windows off, we MUST set the last ui up with the new search, and settings!
  • *multiple windows off, opening everything from the tray should open the LAST window, not the first one.
  • *file cache needs to ues findfirstfile.
  • try using createprocess to run the service.. (set the desktop to the default desktop..)
  • *clicking apply in the option ui breaks the escape key.
  • *pass -config when the app restarts from localization change.
  • macro lists.
  • realtime exclusion lists.
  • limit the number of results function.
  • *ctrl up/down to change filters -ctrl up/down already bound.
  • restore defaults to basic view options
  • show both bindings in the keyboard options.
  • fix ftp open data connection block
  • update ext list again.
  • replace http updates with HTTPQueryInfo
  • *add support for PORT
  • right align filter.
  • change context menus to directory and drive, instead of folder..
  • *review fatal recent changes errors
  • *add http://support.voidtools.com/Everything/
  • *fix default audio filtes being saved as custom filters
  • *fix error log..
  • *fix: macros.
  • *todos: ext: highlighting, utf8_extlist_icompare, string_extlist_compare
  • *update notifications within "Everything" for beta, alpha and debug modes. -removed, we need a setting so people can set the level of updates they want.
  • fixed a crash after applying changes made to custom filters.
  • fixed relative path issue
  • added restore defaults to advanced options.
  • added extension list command to improve filter performance see: ext:mp3;mid;wav
  • fixed a crash when highlighting search term (see <1 2 3> | <4|5|6> <7|8|9>)
  • fixed double quote copy path
  • fixed an issue with high cpu usage and USN Journal monitors.
  • re-wrote USN Journal monitoring.
  • fixed relative db location.
  • fixed a problem where the hotkey would reset when clicking apply.
  • fixed double quote copy.
  • rewrote tray icon interface
  • credits is clipped for some long text.
  • the about everything button in the about dialog should be size adjusted to the width of the text.
  • extremely large selecting mask (> 2000 items) shows grey as the background!??
  • WM_TIMECHANGE, when displaying times and dates. (because we convert to local time realtime.)
  • optimize search terms (see x AND everything == x, or X AND NOTHING == nothing etc)
  • redo http server, allow default page customization, index.html and add a httproot for root files..
  • resizing the window when the vscrool pos is at the bottom messes up the date rendering.
  • shift+enter is weird, doesnt bring top run history into view.
  • *review safely remove drive keeps handle..
  • *the text in the about box is editable!
  • add wildcard syntax to search syntaxc.
  • enter when auto dropdown is enabled does not set the view correctly.
  • fix preview verb crash
  • ctrl+shift+insert to paste/cycle clipboard
  • macros should match the first charactors! ie: audio:blah should work
  • restore defaults for view -> advance. and general settings.
  • PROPSHEETPAGE
  • make options window a couple pixels shorter. doesnt fit in 640x480 atm.
  • review: recent changes show all or this session only?
  • empty filters for inbuilt filters?.. leave as is... we could delete the inbuilt one and add a custom nofilter one.
  • redo new everything window hotkey ui
  • text box left offset when running with windws 98 theme..
  • review alt+1 alt+2 alt+3 size window or sort columns?
  • do not show selected item in the status bar when the result list does not have focus.
  • alt backspace beeps (but so does explorer?)
  • check box to show each volumes in the custom search filters, or put this in the location band?
  • command line to set filter
  • make the exlucde list more user friendly, ie deleting an item reselects another item etc..
  • add columns to the volumes list.
  • rescan volumes in volumes tab..
  • 2) Show sizes of folders using http://foldersize.sourceforge.net/
  • es.exe user rights?
  • auto complete for search history, always show the best search, highlighed after what we have typed already..
  • check everything_format_title_expr is working..
  • get shellexecute to use the default verb....
  • look at db dictionary compression?.. future release
  • alt + 1 minimal size, alt 2 normal, alt 3 extra large..
  • shortcut text in menus does not reflect options!
  • tools -> clear search history and clear run history. - clear all search history / all run history.
  • check if recent changes and run history are enabled be adding selections/results.. etc
  • when creating a new search window inherit the same focus and selection.
  • fix 'fix-sized' buffers
  • efu/efl - Everything file list.
  • right click from search history dropdown.
  • show total file size in status when all file information has been cached.
  • mouseover attributes show full attribute information a = archive... etc
  • reviewed make sure the search edit has the same size border for left and right sides. (this is a bug with toolbars, the right side is a little longer than normal)
  • tool tips for statusbar (tooltips are for clipped text only.. need to rewrite status bar)
  • review monitors are stable after pc has recovered from 'sleep'ing
  • I have added the option to disable automatic removable drive indexing to my "Things to do" list.
  • localization for bytes, kb, mb, gb...
  • command line parsing is escaping trailing \" to " (see C:\) new parsing of \" to escape " use "" (double double quotes) """foo bar""" -> "foo bar"
  • update text displays "Everything" now..
  • localization format_time!
  • fixed network gets not reading last line if it is missing \n
  • fixed monitoring file attribute changes.
  • have the buttons (OK Cancel apply and Add folder add file add filter) autosize for localization
  • 3) ability to snap the window to the screen edges (as default)
  • 4) ability to snap window to other windows (as option)
  • 5) setting for titlebar display: Show search (y/n)
  • renaming should not attempt to rename if the new name and the original name match (old)
  • safely remove hardware, everything is NOT detecting first request to safely remove hardware (old, Everything was not detecting unmount requests)
  • test if etp server is reporting bind fails (this error generates an error message now)
  • -f matches -filename??? (old, this was by design)
  • autosize static controls to fit translations.
  • export needs menu help
  • fix help -> about
  • optimize wildcard cases: ends with (*.jpg) and starts with (new*)
  • ctrl tab in options window ctrl page up/down.
  • remove makelanguage .net 2.0 depandancies.
  • ETP server? or client supplying no path?
  • Copy Multiple files from different directorys.
  • escape #'s in http paths
  • *I plan to change the -connect <host> command line option to start "Everything" with -connect <user:password@host:port>
  • [FIX] Service is closed when window session is closed.
  • Suspend monitors option from tray icon context menu.
  • Make about information copyable to the clipboard.
  • Only save ''changed'' settings to the Everything.ini
  • [FIX] universal scroll + selection mask does not update the selection mask
  • Creating new windows should also make a copy of the ETP connection, if any.
  • improve TrueCrypt support
  • sort the results by path before gathering file information. (use mft for very fast sorts when sorting everything)
  • Everything had its own shell extension / context menu items so the windows context menus are not accessed.
  • [FIX] (Null) is not a valid app (see New Text Document -> asd.exe and try to run)
  • It\'d be nice to have some indicators (in maybe the status bar?) of the various search mode (i.e. regex, case-sensitivity, etc.) especially now since those can be activated by keyboard shortcuts.
  • It would be nice to have a full path (path+filename) column for display or sorting. (new column type)
  • hotkey to convert open / saveas text to results? show list?
  • Mix folders and files in a sort operation. option to display folders first or not...
  • Stand alone (portable version) should put all its files in the temp folder!
  • option to disable icon cache? (just use default folder and default file icons)
  • view menu -> text size, status bar, toolbar, always on top, custom filters etc...
  • special searches ::dupes:: finds all simular files and folders
  • sort by full path excluding the drive letter.
  • selected item in status bar to show all information from each column (ie last modified, size etc...)
  • add suggest button for exclude list (excludes all top level folders that are hidden or system folders. ie C:\windows c:\recycle c:\system vol...)
  • always on top option (ontop)
  • show the total file size of selected files in the status bar?
  • custom sorting, list .exe first?
  • including a ':' in your search should be the same as include a '\' to match the full path.?
  • make searching or hitting esc cancel sorting and add a sorting progress bar..
  • make everything download the latest software from from http://www.voidtools.com/download/Everything.exe? -I would prefer it take you to the download page (I do not want this process fully automated)
  • mounting searches with win7 libs (same as below)
  • New tool for "Everything" Tools -> Mount shell extension (choose a folder to mount to and a search) the new mounted folder will show the realtime search folders/files
  • "Single-click to open"
  • Win+F doesnt work. use SetWindowsHookEx, make sure we unregister old keys when changing and when closing the tray.
  • Execute with optional command line
  • utilize 100% memory usage for namespaces for drives that are not monitoring.
  • Seperate (or embedded?) tool for Win+F
  • CTRL + g = goto file index?
  • remember last search, next time everything is run it will be selected so you can.
  • implement better handling of devices that are not ready. see below:
  • fix for DeviceIoControl(0x000000d0,FSCTL_READ_USN_JOURNAL,0x0a96fe54,40,0x0a96ff7c,65536,0x0a96fe4c,0x00000000): GetLastError(): 21
  • implement right click (folder) context menus simular to Windows search.
  • option to save and load exclude settings
  • export to html
  • Show "Search Everything" context menus for file system folders only [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory] this should really be a shell extension...
  • Size for http search results
  • Reset the focus to the top of the list if the result list focus is lost.
  • option to update db on startup only.
  • option to show %d selected items of %d results in status bar.
  • -root option to limit everything to folder (make sure the this folder is displayed somewhere so user is not confused why there is no results if they try to search for something on the whole system.)
  • add option to NOT check if the usn journal is up to date add a button next to the option to force an update.
  • add listview control messages compatibility to everythings listview.
  • icon overlays for .lnks and shared folders
  • safety net: warn if you try to delete an important file.
  • include/exclude readonly files?
  • reuse windows if they do not have focus option
  • make building the database cancelable?
  • wildcards and match whole word does not work!
  • keep sort order for small result changes.
  • bart pe builder support (should work now with unmount.. needs testing)
  • A user preference for Everything to retain the last search until it is manually changed or cleared.
  • resorting for path and name, some sort of threshold?
  • add FAQ to help menu?
  • fix hotkeys ui
  • highlighed search terms colors
  • custom filelists! need plugin support for custom lists
  • cystom search filters video/audio etc..
  • command line options to execute listview items, ie: -execute 0 executes the first item in the topmost Everything window. so ppl can bind keys to everything commands.
  • see above, also add windows messages that do the same thing.
  • minimize to tray
  • Add a 2nd hotkey that would open Everything pointing it automatically to whatever directory you have focused.
  • close window on run command, i.e., possibly minimize instead of close?
  • RTL reading highlighting. - firefox under lines the charactors!
  • use our own property page
  • customizable charactor in the search text to turn regex on.
  • Search history.
  • command line option to update database and close everything.
  • rename NTFS volumes to volumes, clarify NTFS volumes inside tab.
  • add an exit button for comletely close the program
  • file commands on a toolbar? delete/cut/copy/paste?
  • Sorting by size does not sort well if you sort two or more times.
  • thumbnail view.
  • HTTP server proxy??
  • Suggestion for portable version, add a way to automatically associate the right-click menu when everything.exe starts, and to remove the association when everything.exe exits. Also provide command-line options for the above.
  • mouseover tooltips for clipped text.
  • highlighted regex search terms.
  • hotkeys for search options..
  • copyfullname shell context does not work on drives
  • remove drive letter depandancy, use FindFirstVolume! support for volumes mounted in NTFS folders.
  • entire row selection.
  • use ReadDirectoryChangesW to monitor file size changes.
  • need a -filepath cli option to search a file paths.
  • file context menu to search the file's parent path.
  • x64 version
  • option to show 'Date Modified' and size for HTTP server search results.
  • option to sort by 'Date Modified' and size for HTTP server search results.
  • option to click on paths in the listview
  • optional toolbar.
  • use color in highlight search results
  • color options for alternate row colors
  • proxy for auto-update?
  • changing the listview focus should reset the horizontal scroll position to 0
  • double-click on the file path should open Explorer on the path
  • keyboard shortcuts for all features.
  • Shortcut key for copy fullname to clipboard...
  • customizable toolbar for all features.
  • a file content searcher tool.
  • external filelists
  • move etp/ftp & http servers to addons
  • move etp client to plugins
  • add shortcut to start->search
  • logwindows for etp/http
  • upload via http
  • tidy things to do list..

* = implemented.

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Re: Things to do

Postby gussan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:46 am

One thing I think is useful is to copy the "full name " or "path" of many files at once. For example if I want to replace sqlite3.dll to many folders with and updated version, I could copy all paths that have this file, and put them in a .bat file. Regards.

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Re: Things to do

Postby void » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:53 am

One thing I think is useful is to copy the "full name " or "path" of many files at once.


I have implemented this for the next release of "Everything".

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Re: Things to do

Postby gussan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:24 pm

Thanks for the answer. Please, also do not forget the option to enable or disable "\" at the end of a copied path. Best regards.

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Re: Things to do

Postby void » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:47 am

Thanks for the answer. Please, also do not forget the option to enable or disable "\" at the end of a copied path. Best regards.


I have added the ini option state_copy_path_folder_append_backslash to append a "\" to the end of paths for the next beta release.

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Re: Things to do

Postby gussan » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:22 pm

void wrote:
Thanks for the answer. Please, also do not forget the option to enable or disable "\" at the end of a copied path. Best regards.


I have added the ini option state_copy_path_folder_append_backslash to append a "\" to the end of paths for the next beta release.


Thank you, that is great. Best regards.

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Re: Things to do

Postby hsrstud » Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:34 am

I'm wondering if you are considering implementing a desk band for the taskbar? In other words, inserting a search box on the taskbar similar to what Windows XP Search 4 used to offer? Aside from this, Everything completely addresses my needs at this point.

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Re: Things to do

Postby Binocular222 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:03 pm

Microsoft intends to abandon Deskband feature (maybe Windows 8 already remove this feature), thus I do not recommend Deskband

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Re: Things to do

Postby therube » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:53 pm


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Re: Things to do

Postby HouseX » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:25 am

i dont know if everything has that feature..
i want to have a filelist database from one hard drive so when i remove it from pc i could still get the results..
maybe with indexes?thats about?
pls guide me
using Version 1.3.1.636b portable
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=855&p=3252#p3252

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Re: Things to do

Postby void » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:08 am

Please see Everything File Lists to index off-line files.

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Re: Things to do

Postby HouseX » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:10 am

void wrote:

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Everything.exe -db <old-database.db> -read-only


whats that?
and also another problem..i get appcrash.. :(
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Everything.exe
Application Version: 1.3.1.636
Application Timestamp: 5124abc7
Fault Module Name: Everything.exe
Fault Module Version: 1.3.1.636
Fault Module Timestamp: 5124abc7
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 0001d444
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

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Re: Things to do

Postby void » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:11 am

Everything.exe -db <old-database.db> -read-only

whats that?


Please see Everything File Lists to index off-line files.

What were you doing before Everything crashed?

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Re: Things to do

Postby HouseX » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:19 am

void wrote:
Everything.exe -db <old-database.db> -read-only

whats that?


Please see Everything File Lists to index off-line files.

What were you doing before Everything crashed?


just switching between chrome and everything..when i am on chrome and then click everything from tab to open it crashes

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Re: Things to do

Postby void » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:23 am

Is this reproducible?

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Re: Things to do

Postby HouseX » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:08 am

void wrote:Is this reproducible?


dunno will see..it happenned some times .

edit: it continues to do that..dunno whats the problem..also some other bug is when i am on options and play with them i get 0 results and then i have to delete .ini files and rescan the database. maybe its connected with the appcrash..dunno

edit2: Version 1.3.0.632b seems to work when i do the same thing..i think its something about that highlight thing..when i copy-paste something in search it, click it and then open it..lets say its an exe file
1)http://ftp.ntua.gr/pub/tex/systems/win32/miktex/setup/basic-miktex-2.8.3761.exe
2)then do search basic-miktex-2.8.3761.exe
3)double click it to run
4)its highlighted as background not active(with grey colour not blue)
on Version 1.3.0.632b

..thats the only difference i see

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Re: Things to do

Postby void » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:38 am

edit: it continues to do that..dunno whats the problem..also some other bug is when i am on options and play with them i get 0 results and then i have to delete .ini files and rescan the database. maybe its connected with the appcrash..dunno


If this happens again, please post your Everything.ini file so we can help find the problem.

edit2: Version 1.3.0.632b seems to work when i do the same thing..i think its something about that highlight thing..when i copy-paste something in search it, click it and then open it..lets say its an exe file
1)http://ftp.ntua.gr/pub/tex/systems/win32/miktex/setup/basic-miktex-2.8.3761.exe
2)then do search basic-miktex-2.8.3761.exe
3)double click it to run
4)its highlighted as background not active(with grey colour not blue)
on Version 1.3.0.632b

Continued here.

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Re: Things to do

Postby Otter » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:32 pm

Thumb up for "keep the sort order, for small changes". Not even small. "always". It so happens that at every change in FS, i have to resort the whole result (and even, heheh, 2 times, because the arrow gets reset).

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Re: Things to do

Postby therube » Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:01 pm

> even, heheh, 2 times, because the arrow gets reset

Depending on what you're sorting by, Options | Results -> Sort [date|size] descending first.

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Re: Things to do

Postby Otter » Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:46 pm

This is already a something, but still for each column staying on how it was left, would better do. When we press on it back (let's say on extension, after date) it usually means we want to see back the extension-sorted, but not to alter the extension up-down.

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Re: Things to do

Postby adamantine » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:32 am

void
what do think about adding the 'single-click to open' option for the next beta or major release?
i'm asking out of curiosity - is it difficult to implement?

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Re: Things to do

Postby void » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:39 am

Quite a bit of work, I will look at adding this in a future release. This should be added along with thumbnail previews.

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Re: Things to do

Postby Ashtamoorthy » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:50 pm

Please add an option to filter files with date modified column

therube
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Re: Things to do

Postby therube » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:57 pm

The dm: (date modified) function exists.
Check, Help | Search Syntax

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Re: Things to do

Postby nirmal » Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:41 pm

Hi,
Simply great tool, like because of speed, I would suggest that never compromise with speed in future for any functionality.
Suggestion:
I know there are many suggestions for file content search, i would also like to have that feature.
Simple it will scan custom files like .txt or .log,
When if finds there should be preview pan to shoe content of file when selected.
I want you to take a look at ResophNotes (www.resoph.com) which is simple and efficient tool to make notes, a quick and handy search.
I am also developer, but not your kind(c#) ;) , a java developer, you can ask me if required any kind of help or contribution from my side.
Keep Going......
-Regards
Nirmal

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Re: Things to do

Postby ambimind » Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:22 pm

HI David, am really pleased to see E back in development.

If possible: One of the changes you've made is to disable the ability to scale/zoom the search-box-text. On large high-resolution monitors this box can become unreadable. Would it be possible to have this feature back please?

Thx

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Re: Things to do

Postby X_Hunter » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:50 am

Wow! There are lots of information over here. Took sometime to read the relevant parts. But briefly, I got some features which may enhance even more the UI, which aren't listed above.

Here are some of them:

...*[MAJOR]second sorting, allow descending second sorts of different types! by void

Multiple Column sorting (checkbox) - Not only via boolean operators, but search criteria also on the UI.
Click row to highlight (on XP/Vista) - Select item by clicking anywhere in a row
Allow/Enable Tree View - For better visualization/organization when dragging/drop
Enable other view kinds, like on Windows Explorer (icons, thumbnails, details, etc).
Futurely - Switch/Integrate with Windows Search (Win 7 searchbox, Windows XP/Vista file search indexing system)
Support more system files besides NTFS if possible?
Auto-update support, switching the current with newer version

As this is a quick feedback, that's what I can say for now. If you have questions, feel free to ask me about them! I'll be pleased to give further information to provide even more resources and enhancements for the app. ;)

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Re: Things to do

Postby galneon » Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:01 am

The more recent posts in this thread are testament to how much work void put in since his glorious return from project dormancy. He hasn't posted in a while, but has viewed the forum recently at least.

I couldn't really blame him for taking another break if that is indeed what he is doing. I'm still amazed and very pleased that he returned to Everything at all after so much time had passed.

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Re: Things to do

Postby X_Hunter » Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:42 pm

galneon wrote:The more recent posts in this thread are testament to how much work void put in since his glorious return from project dormancy. He hasn't posted in a while, but has viewed the forum recently at least.

I couldn't really blame him for taking another break if that is indeed what he is doing. I'm still amazed and very pleased that he returned to Everything at all after so much time had passed.


+1
I totally agree with you. He's done pretty much after his unexpected return to the project. Let's keep the donationware alive in a meaning of a huge thank you for him!

Kind regards,


Gabriel

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Re: Things to do

Postby eswul62 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:40 am

Ashtamoorthy wrote:Please add an option to filter files with date modified column


+1
Yes please.

I just simply want to filter (for example) today's files.
Tried to enter in the searchbox:
dm: <02-10-2013> (only 1 file shows up, because it had the date in the filename: blabla_02-10-2013_07_47_49.ext)
*.* dm: <02-10-2013> = nothing
*.* dm:02-10-2013= nothing
dm:02-10-2013 = nothing

I know, of course, there is an option to sort on date.

=

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Re: Things to do

Postby therube » Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:41 pm

Try the rc: function.
I use something like:

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rc:today  !/cache  !/safeb

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Re: Things to do

Postby eswul62 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:09 pm

Thanks a lot.
However . . .
(yes, there is always a 'however')
a) frankly I would not have found this solution (let alone the /cache and /safeb parameters - I am using your tool pretty much 'basic')
b) I wonder what I might be doing wrong with the dm: thing
c) in this case rc: is fine, but what if it is -say- a few weeks back, in that case I need to specificy a date, I guess.

Is there a kind of 'save search' - so I can save this search command.

Again, many thanks!

=

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Re: Things to do

Postby therube » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:18 pm

a) !/cache !/safeb are simply items I wanted to filter out. May or may not apply to you.

b) Try forward slashes. Also locale aware, I'm pretty sure, so you'll want "dm:02/10/2013". Usually always better to filter first before entering the function, that way there is less data that the function has to deal with. Below I'm only searching on drive E:, then for files modified today.

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e:   dm:10/02/2013
or
e:   dm:today

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Re: Things to do

Postby lalaheel » Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:13 pm

Including the file sizes is best way to search the special files ,such as movies :)

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Re: Things to do

Postby SWest » Wed Dec 24, 2014 3:53 am

Hi everyone, this is nice, a very good software you got here, I will like to make some contributions:

- When selecting the files, it does like windows you have to select the file exactly if the name is short you have to get left at possible with the mouse to select the file, full row selection will be nice, or have both options.

- Row sorting at home option, when you select in home that you want to open the search windows sorting by directory it seems it does but when you search you loose the configuration and it sort by file name again. maybe it does for the all the files that shows when you open a new search windows, but when you type another search it start over sorting by file name, for example I have the option of not show noting when there is no search keyword, so I don't get the advantage of sorting by directory at home if I loose it when I type a new search.

- Another thing is to share the settings for all the users, the same setting, to give the option like for example winamp does at the installation process, giving the user the choice to store settings separately by user or for all user the same.

- For example if I have to configure the software for multiple users that work in a radio institution and like to search music, in two pc at the same time, I have to configure the software to add an index for another pc in the network like \\MASTER\D so I have to copy the configuration and the index database located in ...\User\Appdata\Roamin\Everything to all the users.

- I do not know if it have the option, but a global access key, to press for example Alt+Control+S will that opens a new search windows in the system.

- Folder search included, for example I have a folder that calls phones, and inside a file called John.txt so I type john phones and it does found nothing,, later I tried again but inverting the words and worked for me, I type phones john. well I don´t know why but it should work the same no matter the order of a file or folder, like it work for files.

- Another and last experimental thing I had always in mind when it comes to search engines, will be searching by phonetic, ex: saw and zaw in Spanish sounds the same I do not know in English, because I´m not an English expert, many times we encounter that content, files are wrong typed, if I wish to search for Gabrielle Aplin, maybe folder says Applin not Aplin which is the correct way, so you can make a blind eye for that and show it so in the search result if that option phonetic search is enable of course. I thing I´m giving you something good here, an Idea I always think about, but I think this project deserve it, it´s the best index search engine I have ever seem, I don´t know why windows is so bad about it. And over all I do not know how the hell, sorry about the word, you make index so fast!, seriously guys it is really incredible. Congratulations for the software you got here! I wish I could donate to it, but unfortunately I am from Cuba.

Regards,
Ivan.

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Re: Things to do

Postby therube » Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:05 am

> full row selection will be nice, or have both options

Common request.

> Row sorting at home option

(Not clear on what you're looking for, but) see if Options | General | Home does what you need.

> to store settings separately by user or for all user the same

I don't know about the installer (never used it) but options do exist to handle that. (You may need to modify a desktop shortcut or similar, specifying options, but it can be done.)

> access key

Tools | Options | General -> Keyboard & see if there isn't something there for you.

> Folder search included

Search | Match Path (Ctrl+U)

> phonetic

Other then Regex, spacing or omitting parts of a word, "Gabrielle A plin" (would find both Gabrielle Aplin & Gabrielle Applin) or something like that, closest thing to that would be "diacritics" (Search | Match diacritics [uncheck]). Otherwise there was discussion of ignoring "noise" characters (things like - & ' ...).

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Re: Things to do

Postby Specular » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:02 pm

David wrote:"Things to do" list for a future release of Everything:
  • mp3 bit rate columns etc.
  • History menu?


It would be great to have custom columns, ala File Explorer. That way it could be configured to display audio metadata. Something also useful for columns would be to implement flexible columns that change with the window width ala HDDB (or Foobar2000's EsPlaylist component where individual columns can be either fixed width or flexible with a context menu checkbox).

An optional history menu might be nice or navigation buttons which could navigate back/forward between searches.


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