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 Post subject: Wox
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:14 am 
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Wox is a launcher for Windows, an alternative to Alfred and Launchy. You can launch everything with just a few keystrokes!


https://github.com/Wox-launcher/Wox

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Dl @ https://github.com/Wox-launcher/Wox/releases

Requires .net 3.5 to run

Tested: Portable

Settings: Application folder

ghacks review is at http://www.ghacks.net/2016/03/15/wox-windows-launcher/

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 Post subject: Re: Wox
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:07 am 
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Would be a great modern launcher if it wasn't so bloated. The bundled Python takes up 20Mb disk space, while the default Plugins take up another 30Mb. The Wox process chews off of more memory than running fully-configured Listary, FARR, AHK and QAP combined. Adding the Everything process to that tally increases the margin substantially. And this is without indexing anything yet; just running it. Plus, it doesn't close the Everything process when exiting the program, which is slightly annoying.

So basically the only pros are the eye-candy, list of plugins and its active development. As far as performance goes, there are other programs which provide exponentially more functionality at an exponentially lower memory and disk usage toll.


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 Post subject: Re: Wox
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:11 am 
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I tried it and quickly deleted it. I agree with shnbwmn's assessment.


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 Post subject: Re: Wox
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:11 am 
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Good lord that's a sharp program demonstration. How in the heck did they make that?

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 Post subject: Re: Wox
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:14 am 
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Update on this:

webfork wrote:
Good lord that's a sharp program demonstration. How in the heck did they make that?

The author explains how he made it here: https://github.com/Wox-launcher/Wox/issues/533 ... I'm doubly impressed that it was done entirely with open source (GPL) tools:

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1. use carnac to visualize keystroke
2. use sharex to record gif and upload it

You can also try this combined solution -- KeyCastOW

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 Post subject: Re: Wox
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:53 pm 
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webfork wrote:


These apps needs testings for sure


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 Post subject: Re: Wox
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:33 pm 
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billon wrote:
webfork wrote:


These apps needs testings for sure


I did not check for dependencies (Webpage says C#) but a quick test shows Carnac saves data in the following locations:

settings.bin in \AppData\Roaming\IsolatedStorage\Url.fru4pfs2rjc3flfox5qylb0xntb2a2zl\AssemFiles
identity.dat in \AppData\Roaming\IsolatedStorage\Url.fru4pfs2rjc3flfox5qylb0xntb2a2zl

[Also writes to Temp at \AppData\Local\Temp\Carnac.x86.1.0.0.0]

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 Post subject: Re: Wox
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:47 pm 
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Tested KeyCastOW: Portable

keycastow.ini in application folder

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 Post subject: Re: Wox
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:12 am 
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Thanks for testing, Baas.

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