feature suggestion->better & efficient way to Open Path

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void_hero
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feature suggestion->better & efficient way to Open Path

Post by void_hero » Fri Jan 21, 2022 3:44 am

Hi Team,

Version 1.5.0.1296a (x64)

Scenario:
as attached the screenshot, locate a search result, right-click option, choose the 2nd option to open path;

Question:
as a user who're mainly use the keyboard without the mouse, can here have a shortcut to this option, e.g.: p(means: "Path", just as the "o" for "Open"), then, i stroke p->Enter to open path, which can be more efficient & smooth to do, why? because this option(open path) is quite important/frequently used: especially compared with the other 2:("Open" is no need to be set with "o" practically: if i want to open a file, i just stroke the Enter key to open it, it doesn't make sense to stroke "o"->Enter to make it;
"Copy Full Path to Clickboard", i don't know other users, but, for me, just no need for this function as it needed;

Expectation:
have a shortcut to this option, e.g.: p(means: "Path"), or some other method better(the "p" is as far as i can see to make it one option);

thanks for the investigation and possible optimisation.
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David Carpenter (Developer)
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Re: feature suggestion->better & efficient way to Open Path

Post by void » Fri Jan 21, 2022 3:49 am

The default keyboard shortcut to open the path is Ctrl + Enter.

To customize this keyboard shortcut:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Keyboard tab on the left.
  • To the right of show commands containing, type in the following:
    open path
  • Select File | Open Path
  • Click Add... (or click Edit to customize the existing keyboard shortcut).
  • Press a new keyboard shortcut key and click OK.
  • Click OK.
Setting a menu mnemonic is a little tricky as some users might expect P to open the preview (or Play in Windows Media Player).

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Re: feature suggestion->better & efficient way to Open Path

Post by void » Fri Jan 21, 2022 3:57 am

Version 1.5.0.1296a (x64)
Note you can customize the Open Path string with the localization_strings ini setting and add your own menu mnemonic:
  • Completely exit Everything (File -> Exit)
  • From the Start menu, search for Notepad
  • Right click Notepad and click Run as an administrator.
  • In Notepad, from the File menu, click Open.
  • Open your Everything.ini in the same location as your Everything.exe
    For example: C:\Program Files\Everything 1.5a\Everything.ini
  • Change the following line:
    localization_strings=
    to:
    localization_strings=Open Path=Open &Path
  • Save changes and restart Everything.
Please note that if there are multiple menu mnemonic, instead of activating the menu item, pressing the menu mnemonic key will cycle between the items.

void_hero
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Re: feature suggestion->better & efficient way to Open Path

Post by void_hero » Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:16 am

The default keyboard shortcut to open the path is Ctrl + Enter.
oh...what a lovely & surprising option here, this is beyond my expectation, or exactly what i can imagine.

i didn't notice it previously, thanks for remind it for me.

:P :P :P

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