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Auto-close search window

Post by yoyomaah » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:56 pm


First of all thanks for this amazing software!

The only thing I'm missing is an option like "close (idle) search window after ... minutes"

I'm using Autohotkey to start a new search with

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; Win+Space
^!Space::Run C:\Everything\Everything.exe -search
As a heavy everything user I end up with lots of open windows...
I tried to to this with Autohotkey but each new search window gets a different ID

Maybe you can implement this?

Thanks & keep up the good work!

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Re: Auto-close search window

Post by void » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:48 pm

I would recommend disabling Allow multiple windows.

To disable Allow multiple windows:
  • In "Everything", from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Uncheck Allow multiple windows.
  • Click OK.
I have improved multiple windows for the next release of "Everything".
You might like to try this now with the latest alpha release.

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Re: Auto-close search window

Post by riesdepies » Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:31 pm

First of all, Everything is great!

About the auto-close suggestion, maybe an option could be added to close the Everything window when a search result is 'opened' (double clicked or Entered). Because of its speed I tend to use Everything as an program launcher quite often.

Also, in the single-window mode, I think it would be good if the New window Hotkey key would work as a toggle-key (i.e. also for closing the window).

Thanks a lot for this wonderful little piece of software.


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Re: Auto-close search window

Post by riesdepies » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:27 am

Here's something I'd like to add to my previous reply:

Babylon Translator has a great feature to minimize the search window to the system tray when the mouse pointer is
moved away from the window. Maybe something like that could be added to Everything too.

Cheers, ries

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