File name completion via hotkey

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cacamama
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File name completion via hotkey

Post by cacamama » Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:25 pm

Hey David,
hope you're doing well. I intended to make a feature request/suggestion, and ended up writing an autohotkey script demonstrating said feature (it's makeshift at best, but it works). I also recorded a screencast, for your convenience.

Whenever I am at an "open file" dialogue, I fire up Everything, search for the file I want, right click on the result, select copy full path, alt-tab back to the file selection dialogue, and paste the path. It's tiring =)
I figured, with a hotkey, Everything could replace the keywords I typed with the actual file name found, lickety-split. I know it's not a groundbreaking idea, but it provides great convenience. Here are the links for the screencast and the source of the script:


http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/677762/screencast.wmv
http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/677762/field ... mplete.ahk


I would have uploaded the compiled binary as well, but figured you wouldn't want to run executables sent to you by strangers =)
I'd greatly appreciate it if you implemented such a feature.
Anyway, take care.

David
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Re: File name completion via hotkey

Post by David » Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:48 am

I have added: Attach "Everything" to open / save as dialogs to my "Things to do" list.

Thanks for your suggestion.

cacamama
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Re: File name completion via hotkey

Post by cacamama » Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:02 pm

Great! Thanks.

Any word on when the new version's coming out?

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Re: File name completion via hotkey

Post by edanm » Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:35 pm

I'll add another "vote" for this feature.

I would imagine something like a new shortcut you can use in the results window, which will insert the text of the full path to the file into the previously open window.

Edan

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