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    Dirkey Users?

    I'm wondering how many Loungers use the (IMO) excellent freeware Dirkey utility? I do and I know Chris Hunt (cah) does, so that makes two so far.

    Reason I ask is because it appears that the author is no longer developing it, but there is still the potential for independent programmers to write custom plug-ins. I have written one to support the WinRAR "Extract to" dialog and intend to write one for the "Browse for folder" dialog, as found in .msi installers. I'm wanting to know of any other (non-standard Windows) dialogs that might be candidates for custom plug-ins. If there's sufficient interest here, I could post the plug-ins up here for free usage and/or further testing.

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    Re: Dirkey Users?

    Hi Alan, I'd like to still be able to use it but after I got a new computer and reinstalled Windows I was never able to get it working as I had it before. Now I'm using an amended version of AutoHotKey Favourite Folders which just about does the job but not as smoothly as Dirkey did.

    Chris

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    Re: Dirkey Users?

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by AlanMiller on 25-Jan-08 00:40. )</P>So I'm all alone, huh? <img src=/S/help.gif border=0 alt=help width=23 height=15>

    Alan

    Actually, I remember that you had a problem but didn't know if you resolved it.
    It's a pity, as I'm finding it more & more useful, especially as I learn the art of writing plug-ins for it.

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    Re: Dirkey Users?

    Which version are you using, now. I'll have another go at getting it to work.

    Chris

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    Re: Dirkey Users?

    2.0a (Build 4019)
    Direct download link is DIRKEY20.EXE (145kb)

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    Re: Dirkey Users?

    Thanks Alan, it doesn't work as it used to. I wonder if I've got the settings wrong somehow. I used to be able to set a hotkey for a folder by pressing ctl + alt and a number fro 0-9. To run the hotkey I7d press Ctr + the matching number. Now I have to add a folder to the list manually and when I press the hotkey a brand new window is created rather than it changing the existing explorer window. What kind of behaviour are you getting?

    Cheers,

    Chris

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    Re: Dirkey Users?

    Hi Chris

    Yes, I remembered the problem you had (still have) and tried to replicate it here. I get the expected behaviour, with Ctrl + Alt + <num> bookmarking a folder in Windows Explorer, then Ctrl + <num> switching back to that bookmarked folder within the same Windows Explorer window. All I can think of is that maybe you're using a different view in WE - I use (I think) the "classic" view. Maybe the attached registry settings for my setup (as determined by Dirkey's "Settings..." menu I guess) might offer a clue. (Best download it then view... it looks a mess in my browser!)

    Alan
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    Re: Dirkey Users?

    Hey Alan,

    I looked at the DirKey site and the AutoHotKey site.

    These sites made me think about the project you and I discussed about 2-3 yrs ago on an auto launch capability. I can't tell by reading them but if I could build a folder with short cuts to what I wanted to launch and then launch them, that would solve the issue of an auto launch capability. I tried doing it manually in Windows - create a folder and stick a few shortcuts in them. I then right clicked all the items and chose Open. Only the last one in the group opened. So if these programs can build separate launch folders (1 for each collection of items to be launched) and then a plug-in to open each item in the folder (unless I'm doing something wrong), that would accomplish what I set out to do.

    What do you think?

    Fred

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    Re: Dirkey Users?

    Hi Alan, thanks for the file. I use the classic view as well. I had a look at your file and compared it with my registry settings. Most of it is the same. I tried to make some alterations but wasn't successful at getting them into the registry. I can't get the behaviour to change. I remember now that I also tried DirKey on my wife's Japanese XP home system and had exactly the smae problem. I wonder if it could be the presence f Japanese language files that is messing it up some how. I'm not sure, but I'm about ready to call it quits.

    All the best,

    Chris

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