Possible to launch Everythig with double CTRL key?

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burgundy
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Possible to launch Everythig with double CTRL key?

Post by burgundy » Sun Mar 27, 2022 5:45 pm

Is it possible to configure Everything so it can be launched with a double tap other CTRL (or some other) key?

I saw another search app launch this way and I like the action. Can we do it with Everything?

raccoon
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Re: Possible to launch Everythig with double CTRL key?

Post by raccoon » Sun Mar 27, 2022 5:57 pm

Everything cannot register a double key press, but you can write an AutoHotkey script that can handle this. The folks on the AutoHotkey Forums and Discord server should be able to lend a hand.

Such a key binding should be expected to interfere with many PC games, so you'll need a scripting engine like AutoHotkey to help you draft an exclusion list where the key presses should be ignored.

(I personally use the Pause key on my full keyboard, because it's right next to my mouse and convenient to press, and it's rarely ever used by anything else.)

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Re: Possible to launch Everythig with double CTRL key?

Post by ovg » Mon Mar 28, 2022 3:02 am


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Re: Possible to launch Everythig with double CTRL key?

Post by burgundy » Tue Mar 29, 2022 11:39 pm

Thanks guys. Sadly I don't use Autohotkey or anything similar.

void
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Re: Possible to launch Everythig with double CTRL key?

Post by void » Tue Mar 29, 2022 11:45 pm

I will consider an option to use double Ctrl to launch Everything.

For now, please consider setting a Hotkey to launch Everything:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Keyboard tab on the left.
  • Click to the right of Show window Hotkey and press a new keyboard shortcut, eg: Ctrl + F12
  • Click OK.

burgundy
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Re: Possible to launch Everythig with double CTRL key?

Post by burgundy » Wed Apr 20, 2022 11:16 am

"Double Control" to launch Everything would be really great" Thank you.

Although Everything is superior to Listary, I sometimes launch Listary using Double Control because that key combination is so convenient.

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Re: Possible to launch Everythig with double CTRL key?

Post by horst.epp » Wed Apr 20, 2022 11:50 am

Such an hotkey in Everything should be optional as all other hotkeys.
I already use double Ctrl key in Listary and some Autohotkey apps.

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Re: Possible to launch Everythig with double CTRL key?

Post by horst.epp » Wed Apr 20, 2022 11:56 am

burgundy wrote:
Wed Apr 20, 2022 11:16 am
"Double Control" to launch Everything would be really great" Thank you.

Although Everything is superior to Listary, I sometimes launch Listary using Double Control because that key combination is so convenient.
Everything beats Listary as search engine
but Listary is superior in open/save dialogs supporting a lot of file managers
and its own indexing.
I still run Listary parallel with Everything as it doesn't produce any remarkable system load
and simply is available where it should be.
Now its even being updated after a very long pause :D

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Re: Possible to launch Everythig with double CTRL key?

Post by void » Thu Apr 21, 2022 6:03 am

Everything 1.5.0.1310a adds a double_ctrl_action ini setting.

To set Everything to open on double ctrl:
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /double_ctrl_action=1
  • If successful, double_ctrl_action=1 is shown in the status bar for a few seconds.
  • where 1 can be one of the follow values:
    • 0 = no action. (default)
    • 1 = show the existing window. (creates a new window if one does not exist)
    • 2 = create a new window.
    • 3 = toggle the existing window.
  • Restart Everything:
  • Type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /restart
This is disabled by default because it will hook all key presses, which might be seen as malicious.

Both left and right Ctrl keys will work.
The Ctrl key must be pressed in quick succession (same delay as a double click) to activate.
Pressing any other key will cancel the double Ctrl press.

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