Some productivity tips

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Post by Jan Rysavy » 25 Jan 2006, 18:23

Another tip :idea:

Alt+F5 (Pack) -> Down arrow
Alt+F9 (Unpack) -> Down arrow
selects the first item from history where is prepared path to the other panel.

Depends on settings Options > Configuration > Archives
[ ] Pack to other panel
[ ] Unpack to other panel

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Post by KNUT » 26 Jan 2006, 09:20

Jan Rysavy wrote:[...] where is prepared path to the other panel.
Very nice :D
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Re: SHIFT+F7 - Change directory: Really (unexpected) cool!

Post by Jan Rysavy » 26 Jan 2006, 10:38

KNUT wrote:Hi!
Do you know the power of SHIFT+F7 ("Change directory") :roll:
- cool: c:\windows\expl* = select the first matching file :shock:
Nice side effect :lol:
Even c:\w*\s*32 works for C:\Windows\System32 on my disk.
Beware: this feature is not officially supported and result depends on files and directories order in your file system.

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Post by grymmjack » 26 Jan 2006, 15:56

Jan Rysavy wrote:Another tip :idea:

Alt+F5 (Pack) -> Down arrow
Alt+F9 (Unpack) -> Down arrow
selects the first item from history where is prepared path to the other panel.

Depends on settings Options > Configuration > Archives
[ ] Pack to other panel
[ ] Unpack to other panel
Haha. Once again a key exists for things i've been doing manually. My way is press ENTER on archive, hit NUM + (select all), F5 to other panel.

ALT+F9 will save me buttloads of time :) I don't think to look even at the hintbar below sometimes as I am in a rush.

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Re: Some productivity tips

Post by mazy » 28 Jan 2006, 01:27

grymmjack wrote:#1 - Assign the SS shortcut a hotkey. To do this, right click on the start menu program shortcut for SS (or quicklaunch if you like) to launch SS with hotkey. I use WIN+S for mine. SS will allow multiple instances of itself to run as a feature, but this can be disabled (and should be when using a hotkey it will just bring SS to the front/foreground) by choosing Options | General | [x] Allow only one instance of SS at a time. In this way you can use WIN+S to bring up SS at ANY time -- very cool!
grymmjack, how do you set-up win key for shortcut? i can use only ctrl / alt / shift modifiers. i've even tried hex-editing the shortcut file but with no result. i'm using windows xp.

my tips:

num * - select all files (uses shortcut for inverting selection)
ctrl + num * - select all files and directories
ctrl + home - focus first file

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Re: Some productivity tips

Post by grymmjack » 28 Jan 2006, 03:59

mazy wrote:
grymmjack wrote:#1 - Assign the SS shortcut a hotkey. To do this, right click on the start menu program shortcut for SS (or quicklaunch if you like) to launch SS with hotkey. I use WIN+S for mine. SS will allow multiple instances of itself to run as a feature, but this can be disabled (and should be when using a hotkey it will just bring SS to the front/foreground) by choosing Options | General | [x] Allow only one instance of SS at a time. In this way you can use WIN+S to bring up SS at ANY time -- very cool!
grymmjack, how do you set-up win key for shortcut? i can use only ctrl / alt / shift modifiers. i've even tried hex-editing the shortcut file but with no result. i'm using windows xp.

my tips:

num * - select all files (uses shortcut for inverting selection)
ctrl + num * - select all files and directories
ctrl + home - focus first file
mazy I use an app called hotkey xp. It is linked below since author changed/updated new version.

http://www.funklabs.org/share/hkcontrol.exe

Scanned before post with NAV :) No problems.

CTRL+Home is useful :) Thanks.

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Re: Some productivity tips

Post by mazy » 28 Jan 2006, 04:38

grymmjack wrote:mazy I use an app called hotkey xp. It is linked below since author changed/updated new version.

http://www.funklabs.org/share/hkcontrol.exe

Scanned before post with NAV :) No problems.
thanks for the tip, will try it ...

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Post by thomas_s » 28 Jan 2006, 09:19

Stefan wrote:ALT+F1 or ALT+F2 = choose an other drive
I don't use it any more, because changing drives can be done with Shift+<drive-letter>.
To change the path to a definition: Shift+<digit>.

Very often I use Alt+Ins to copy the full path to the clipboard, e.g. when adding attachments to emails.

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Re: SHIFT+F7 - Change directory: Really (unexpected) cool!

Post by Limer » 29 Jan 2006, 01:31

KNUT wrote:Hi!
Do you know the power of SHIFT+F7 ("Change directory") :roll:
- simple: c:\windows = select a directory
- smart: c:\windows\explorer.exe = select a file
- cool: c:\windows\expl* = select the first matching file :shock:
another great function of this feature:
you can access network-shares directly (like \\server\share) without assigning a drive letter (too bad \\server alone is not enough).

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Post by maxovt » 29 Jan 2006, 03:23

thomas_s wrote:Very often I use Alt+Ins to copy the full path to the clipboard, e.g. when adding attachments to emails.
Ctrl+Alt+Ins I use to copy path for new installations.
But with attachments emailing just Ctrl+E.

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Post by thomas_s » 29 Jan 2006, 08:01

maxovt wrote:Ctrl+Alt+Ins I use to copy path for new installations.
I use Ctrl+Alt+Ins to reboot VMWare machines.;)

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Post by Jan Rysavy » 03 Feb 2006, 15:08

File Comparator tip:

Find different files using the Commands > Compare Directories command.
Use the Edit > Advanced > Hide Unselected Names command before you use the File Comparator plugin.

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Re: Some productivity tips

Post by jis » 04 Feb 2006, 01:19

mazy wrote:
grymmjack wrote:mazy I use an app called hotkey xp. It is linked below since author changed/updated new version.

http://www.funklabs.org/share/hkcontrol.exe

Scanned before post with NAV :) No problems.
thanks for the tip, will try it ...
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Re: Some productivity tips

Post by Guest » 06 Feb 2006, 15:13

grymmjack wrote: #12 - Copy paste paths quickly - Right click panel toolbar area, choose "Directory Line", now venture to a deep path, now hover mouse over each directory in path and right click and choose Copy to Clipboard! ;) The same functionality for files? No problem. Highlight your file and choose F2, CTRL+C, ESC. Filename now on clipboard. Want all highlighted files? Easy. Highlight files (INS, INS, INS, INS), CTRL+M, set dialog to this: destination: Clipboard, Line: $(FileName)$(CRLF), done. Of course you can modify Line: to be whatever you like with handy macros/variables picked from the chevron menu (the right pointing arrow to the right of line textbox).
Take a look at the Edit menu - even quicker ways to copy pathnames!
The two I use the most:
Copy Path + Name as Text - Alt+Insert
Copy Path as Text - Ctrl+Alt+Insert

and to save you a few keystrokes to copy the filename:
Copy Name as Text - Alt+Shift+Insert

Thanks for the great tips!

The other thing I love is that if you have a path in your clipboard, you can hit Ctrl+v and Servant Salamander will navigate to that path!

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Re: Some productivity tips

Post by Jan Rysavy » 06 Feb 2006, 15:56

Anonymous wrote:The other thing I love is that if you have a path in your clipboard, you can hit Ctrl+v and Servant Salamander will navigate to that path!
It will even focus the file name stored on Clipboard.

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