salamander as windows explorer replacement?

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tormen
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salamander as windows explorer replacement?

Post by tormen »

I am intersted in an windows explorer REPLACEMENT!

So it would be nice to have Windows+E starting the replacement as an
option inside the program.
This is not yet in the options, right?

tormen.
Jan Rysavy
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Post by Jan Rysavy »

This feature is not implemented, I will move this thread to Feature Requests. Thank you for this idea!

Hint: you can assign keyboard shortcut to Salamander's icon so you can start Salamander for example using Ctrl+Alt+S. If Salamander is already running, it will be activated instead.

To define such shortcut:
1. right-click Servant Salamander icon on your desktop
2. choose the Properties command
3. on the Shortcut tab click to Shortcut Key field and press your keys combination (for example Ctrl+Alt+S)
4. click the OK button
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Post by SelfMan »

LoL
My favorite shortcut....
I'am using it for years!
Jeff Lindstrom

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Post by Jeff Lindstrom »

Jan Rysavy wrote:Hint: you can assign keyboard shortcut to Salamander's icon so you can start Salamander for example using Ctrl+Alt+S. If Salamander is already running, it will be activated instead.
What I have done for years is to edit the Windows Start menu. I use Windows XP in the Classic mode (displays the same as Windows 95, 98, etc. so the same selection of programs is always there, regardless of how recently each has been used).

1. Press the Start button
2. Place your cursor over the Servant Salamander menu item (this requires that you specified it would be here during installation) and right-click.
3. Select Rename and put "1 - " in front of the "Servant Salamander" text (I edit out the version number).
4. Press <Enter>

From now on, press "Start" and "1" in sequence (not at the same time) to start Servant Salamander. This is faster for me than configuring my fingers for a 2- or 3-key combination press.

You can do the same thing with Windows 9x, but the editing sequence is different (as I recall, you press Start, Settings, Task Bar and Start Menu, then click on one of the 3 tabs at the top of the popup window (forget the name) and select "Advanced". The entire Start Menu structure is displayed as a tree in Windows Explorer and each entry can be renamed without altering its functionality (single-click and press <F2> or right-click and select "Rename"). Kill the window when done (there is no command to save the changes).

Regards,

Jeff
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Post by mazy »

i would suggest using AutoHotKey. it's great powerful util - i'm using it for quite a few keyboard shortcuts, though i'm still on the very surface of what it can do.

install AutoHotKey, save following text file to something.ahk and then run it. you have to change the paths, edit the keys etc.

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; # - Win (Windows logo key) 
; ! - Alt 
; ^ - Control 
; + - Shift 

Process, Priority,, High ; Raise this script to high priority.

; ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
; settings - paths

ss_path = C:\Utils\System\Servant Salamander 2.5\
ss_exe = %ss_path%SALAMAND.exe

; ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
; menu

Menu, MainMenu, Add, Servant Salamander &Default, SS_D
Menu, MainMenu, Add, Servant Salamander &SLSK, SS_S
Menu, MainMenu, Add

#a:: Menu, MainMenu, Show

; ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
; default 'run' hotkeys

#s::		Run %ss_exe% -I 0 -T ""

; ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
; disabled windows key shortcuts

#u::return
#e::return
#f1::return

; ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
; menu handler

SS_NULL:
return

SS_D:
	Run %ss_exe% -C "%ss_path%config_ss_default.reg" -I 2 -T Default
return

SS_S:
	Run %ss_exe% -C "%ss_path%config_ss_slsk.reg" -I 3 -T SLSK
return
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