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Folder Menu is a tool to quickly access your favorite folders in dialog, explorer or cmd prompt...etc.

And not only switching folder, it can also be a launcher, to open your favorite folder, files, websites and even registry.

It's originally written in autohotkey, but due to some limitations, I rewrite it in autoit.

And I'm new to au3 so I've post a lot in the help forum, and finally here it is.

Let me know if you got any bugs/suggestions. =)

And a bug I can't solve now: sometimes the hotkey modifier got stuck after pressing a hotkey.

eg. I pressed win+ctrl+w and open an item, but the ctrl keeps in hold down state, until i press ctrl again.

I use the HotKey.au3 by Yashied (are you here), and don't know where's the problem.

All the code can be found on sf.net

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I just have to say awesome work! This is one of the best "app launcher" programs on the forums, Its very feature rich and it got a simple to use and logical GUI :D

Just add the AutoIT website to the "WebSites" item and it will be perfect :D


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

I just have to say awesome work! This is one of the best "app launcher" programs on the forums, Its very feature rich and it got a simple to use and logical GUI :D

Just add the AutoIT website to the "WebSites" item and it will be perfect :D

Thanks!

And I'll add the AutoIt site in next release.

I forgot to change the "WebSites" in default config so it's still ahk and old site. :D

Edited by rexx

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

And a bug I can't solve now: sometimes the hotkey modifier got stuck after pressing a hotkey.

eg. I pressed win+ctrl+w and open an item, but the ctrl keeps in hold down state, until i press ctrl again.

I use the HotKey.au3 by Yashied (are you here), and don't know where's the problem.

I played around with your program for some time and it's works (part of hotkeys) as designed for me. Tell me in what moments of hotkeys "sticking" and it is good to see the source code.

Edited by Yashied

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I played around with your program for some time and it's works (part of hotkeys) as designed for me. Tell me in what moments of hotkeys "sticking" and it is good to see the source code.

uh.. actually i don't have this problem often, only sometimes when i press ctrl+win+w, and the ctrl got stuck.

(I use RCTRL+LWIN+W)

But a user tells me that he got 1 stuck out of every 4 times using hotkey, and not only ctrl, but win, alt, shift.

That's really wierd and i can't find the problem.

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

I tried different combinations and all OK. Describe the sequence of keystrokes and the sequence of their release, perhaps it will help me catch this bug. But I think that the problem in your code.

For example, first RCTRL then LWIN etc.

Edited by Yashied

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I tried different combinations and all OK. Describe the sequence of keystrokes and the sequence of their release, perhaps it will help me catch this bug. But I think that the problem in your code.

For example, first RCTRL then LWIN etc.

Yes, RCTRL then LWIN then W.

All the code are on the sourceforge svn.

or here it is f.zip

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Just a wild guess here but ask your user with the issue if they happen to have Sticky Keys enabled in Windows. I'm suspicious of things like that when only one user reports a problem. The first thing to find out is what's different on their system.


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I think, that

HotKeyAssign() + HotKey() + Send() + ControlSend() + _IsPressed() = Nuclear Mixture :D

In addition, you asked me recently about the double clicking and I have given you an example. Why did not you used it, and made his own way?

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I think, that

HotKeyAssign() + HotKey() + Send() + ControlSend() + _IsPressed() = Nuclear Mixture :D

In addition, you asked me recently about the double clicking and I have given you an example. Why did not you used it, and made his own way?

so do you mean it's not a good idea to do it this way?

and for the double click, because i can use the original version for both mouse and key, so i just keep it.

is there a problem with it that i should use the new version?

thanks for your reply

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#12 ·  Posted (edited)

rexx, the only reason that can sticks a hot keys is a reassignment of these keys at a time when they are held down. HotKey.au3 based on the hook, and in some cases, when you release the hot keys at the time of holding down may have similar effects. Just do not reassign these keys during the execution of your program.You can think of another way to temporarily disable the hot keys. But I never managed to get sticky keys that I did not do.

...i should use the new version?

For double pressing - Yes.

Edited by Yashied

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Hi there. Nice work. Although not as comprehensive as your application, you might be able to pick up some other ideas from my "Hot Folders" script which you should be find by searching the forum.

Regards,

WBD

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Folder Menu looks very interesting. I'm trying it out on Windows7 7077 build(32 bit.) I have Explorer set to open folders in the same window but what I'd like to do with Folder Menu is open a folder from the recent list in another explorer window instead of changing the one I middle clicked in. Won't do it for me. All I can do is middle click the desktop, open a folder, middle click the desktop again, open a folder. Holding down control or shift when left clicking the mouse just brings up subfolders. Doesn't open in a new explorer window.

I'm using default English config and I haven't changed anything except the change to Menu 2 mode in Options.

Looks like it would be great for drag & drop if I could get the hang of it. :D

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