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Re: Columbus - a fast program launcher/searcher

Posted: 26 Jan 2016, 11:09
by kczx3
Is WindowSwitcher still an ongoing piece of the 0.9 update? Definitely looking forward to the /docs being added back in as well.

EDIT:

Seems odd also that MS Office apps aren't found by default through the registry. But I suppose if it will keep them if I add them manually then that's ok.

Re: Columbus - a fast program launcher/searcher

Posted: 26 Jan 2016, 17:31
by Elesar
dsewq1LYJ wrote:I did try to enable DWM and Aero, but CTRL+ALT+P still did nothing.

So...I revert Columbus to old version.It's works really great with most Programs,
but why Columbus not working suitable with JetBrain's products !?
This happens to my PC from time to time, normally a /reset will correct the GUI position to show properly again.

Some programs may need to have their run command altered to launch properly, though I haven't tried to use any JetBrains software with Columbus. Try right clicking on the item in the Columbus list and hit Change Target and see what it is pointing at. Manually try to run what is listed as the target and see if it works.

For example, I have Sublime Text 3 installed. In Columbus its target is "C:\Program Files\Sublime Text 3\sublime_text.exe". If I just navigate to that program's directory and double click the exe, it launches fine. If it had issues, we would need to figure out what parameters were needed to launch the program as expected, then add them into Columbus' settings file so that it works. You should be able to find the required parameters (if any) by checking the properties of the desktop shortcut created when the program was installed.

Re: Columbus - a fast program launcher/searcher

Posted: 26 Jan 2016, 17:43
by kczx3
Also, Ctrl + Alt + P shortcut does not work on my Windows 10 PC. Funny I should mention that another app I have that used Ctrl + Alt + V did not work on Windows 10 either.

Re: Columbus - a fast program launcher/searcher

Posted: 27 Jan 2016, 01:56
by xZomBie
I've been away from Autohotkey for awhile and now I'm partially back.
I'm happy to see that Columbus is still an on-going project of yours and a lot of improvements are added in as well.
I will like to see some examples on how to use the plugin feature too.
Thanks Run1e :D

Re: Columbus - a fast program launcher/searcher

Posted: 27 Jan 2016, 18:21
by RUNIE
xZomBie wrote:I've been away from Autohotkey for awhile and now I'm partially back.
I'm happy to see that Columbus is still an on-going project of yours and a lot of improvements are added in as well.
I will like to see some examples on how to use the plugin feature too.
Thanks Run1e :D
Warms my heart to hear the support and appreciation for Columbus :) I have lots of plans for Columbus but don't have the time or motivation atm to go forward. The progress for Columbus haven't really been present lately even though I still have great interest in the project. Once I finish high school the time for some serious work into Columbus will hopefully come :) I hear many cool suggestions and ideas on improvement and feel bad when I realize I won't be able to do anything about it as I have other things that I have to prioritize.

If you want to learn more about the plugin system I would recomment looking at the examples on github and this thread, and maybe discuss it with Elesar as I understand it he has put some effort into understanding how it works. For any questions or requests come to me :)

Re: Columbus - a fast program launcher/searcher

Posted: 27 Mar 2016, 18:33
by JoeSchmoe
I'm quite happy to see you still working on it as well, Run1e. Don't worry about doing what you need to do!

Re: Columbus - a fast program launcher/searcher

Posted: 03 Apr 2016, 05:38
by RUNIE
JoeSchmoe wrote:I'm quite happy to see you still working on it as well, Run1e. Don't worry about doing what you need to do!
:)

Re: Columbus - a fast program launcher/searcher

Posted: 05 Oct 2016, 06:55
by kczx3
Is there a way to incorporate launching of the Modern WinJS apps on Windows 8+? There is no exe to drag and add into the application.

Re: Columbus - a fast program launcher/searcher

Posted: 05 Oct 2019, 13:43
by wetsocks
Where can I get the .exe now, the site linked is dead.

Re: Columbus - a fast program launcher/searcher

Posted: 05 Oct 2019, 13:58
by joedf
You can download the latest source release from here
https://github.com/Run1e/Columbus/releases
Then compile an exe using Ahk2Exe :+1:
https://www.autohotkey.com/docs/Scripts.htm#ahk2exe

Re: Columbus - a fast program launcher/searcher

Posted: 06 Oct 2019, 11:57
by flacito
Thanks! Can it also search within Windows system?

Re: Columbus - a fast program launcher/searcher

Posted: 06 Oct 2019, 12:03
by joedf
I'm not sure... This project is no longer being maintained. Perhaps you'll want to alternatives if it does not satisfy your needs.

Personalized, I use Keypirinha with custom settings. :+1:

Re: Columbus - a fast program launcher/searcher

Posted: 09 Oct 2019, 22:23
by RUNIE
flacito wrote:
06 Oct 2019, 11:57
Thanks! Can it also search within Windows system?
The project has been dead for a few years. Unless the project in its current state is good enough for you, I'd recommend finding an alternative.

Re: Columbus - a fast program launcher/searcher

Posted: 22 Oct 2019, 11:30
by WuffTheCoder
https://i.imgur.com/EbNat94.png
Please help how do i get around this
Reinstalling/Downloading did not work

Re: Columbus - a fast program launcher/searcher

Posted: 24 Oct 2019, 15:35
by RUNIE
WuffTheCoder wrote:
22 Oct 2019, 11:30
https://i.imgur.com/EbNat94.png
Please help how do i get around this
Reinstalling/Downloading did not work
Remove the line starting with "SetWorkingDir" in Columbus.ahk (line 33)

Re: Columbus - a fast program launcher/searcher

Posted: 25 Oct 2019, 04:15
by WuffTheCoder
RUNIE wrote:
24 Oct 2019, 15:35
WuffTheCoder wrote:
22 Oct 2019, 11:30
https://i.imgur.com/EbNat94.png
Please help how do i get around this
Reinstalling/Downloading did not work
Remove the line starting with "SetWorkingDir" in Columbus.ahk (line 33)
thanks it worked