CSearcher

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Re: CSearcher

#61 Post by JohnW » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:12 am

Like xor, I also use Everything and CSearcher for my file searches.
I use Everything for one particular drive which I search frequently. I use CSearcher on my two other drives when something "goes missing". It is indeed very fast and efficient.
I'll just add a trivial point. I didn't like yet another 'magnifying glass icon' for CSearcher. I changed it to a searchlight which works well for a folder display but it reverts to the magnifyer when on the taskbar. Even Resource Hacker won't do it. Never mind! But any ideas?

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Re: CSearcher

#62 Post by hugonabais » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:43 am

New version with new feature and fixed some bugs!

Command line has improved a lot, still not finished because I plan to add more features (including restrictions and auto exporting results), but now it will allow a complete search set from command line or a ".bat" file.

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As always any suggestions or comments are welcome.

Here it is:
Version 1.5.4.0 (July 5, 2017)
[fix] While searching inside files (content restriction), case insensitive was not functioning correctly missing some results
[fix] PayPal address textbox is now read-only
[new] Command line options that allow the start of an automatic search from command line loading search parameters.

Downloads:
·http://www.hnsoft.pt/Repository/CSearch ... .5.4.0.zip Compressed archive.
·http://www.hnsoft.pt/Repository/CSearch ... .5.4.0.exe Self-Extracting file.

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Re: CSearcher

#63 Post by webfork » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:58 pm

hugonabais wrote:As always any suggestions or comments are welcome.
So far the updated version is working great. I don't have something where I could utilize the awesome command-line features that you've added, but I appreciate you adding those.

As to suggestions, I have two rather minor UI changes for:
  • When the window is collapsed via the arrow box. It just doesn't look quite right: (image link: http://i.imgur.com/o0KAOx0.png )
  • The Options menu isn't behaving the way I'd expect, cutting off the numbers (I typed 33 here):

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(I'm in Win7x64 in this if that helps).

My response lacks thorough testing as a lot of the real world work I've been doing is with proprietary formats like Office and PDF, so a lot of the searching I was able to initially test this program with have been handed off to some other tools. I will try to test it with text files whenever it comes up.
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Re: CSearcher

#64 Post by hugonabais » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:27 am

webfork wrote:
hugonabais wrote:As always any suggestions or comments are welcome.
So far the updated version is working great. I don't have something where I could utilize the awesome command-line features that you've added, but I appreciate you adding those.

As to suggestions, I have two rather minor UI changes for:
  • When the window is collapsed via the arrow box. It just doesn't look quite right: (image link: http://i.imgur.com/o0KAOx0.png )
  • The Options menu isn't behaving the way I'd expect, cutting off the numbers (I typed 33 here):

    Image
(I'm in Win7x64 in this if that helps).

My response lacks thorough testing as a lot of the real world work I've been doing is with proprietary formats like Office and PDF, so a lot of the searching I was able to initially test this program with have been handed off to some other tools. I will try to test it with text files whenever it comes up.
Thanks for spotting that!

I have tested a lot CSearcher in several of my computers and some coworkers I have, many of them were Windows 7x64, my computer where I code and test CSearcher is Win7x64!
I never seen that UI bug!

I'm thinking that probably you have one of this things:
- Changed windows default font?
- Changed font size?
- Changed font scaling? maybe to 125% or 150%?
- Using any 3rd party tool to interfere with Windows UI?

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Re: CSearcher

#65 Post by webfork » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:21 am

hugonabais wrote:I'm thinking that probably you have one of this things:
- Changed windows default font?
- Changed font size?
- Changed font scaling? maybe to 125% or 150%?
- Using any 3rd party tool to interfere with Windows UI?
Sorry for the slow reply on this. You were right: Windows scaling is set to 125% and I was using Windows Classic Theme (basically looks like Windows 2000). Not using any custom fonts or 3rd party UI tool.
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Re: CSearcher

#66 Post by hugonabais » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:10 pm

After some time away there is a new version of CSearcher with a new chart feature and some bugs fixed!

New Results Charts feature, allows some insight of largest files and extensions in bytes and quantities:
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As always any suggestions or comments are welcome.

Here it is:
Version 1.5.5.0 (December 8, 2017)
[new] Added two command line options that allow the load of saved search criteria and saved restrictions, from XML files
[fix] Fixed bug where sometimes neither ASCII nor unicode were selected in Content restrictions
[new] New Tool Strip: "Tools", with a new item: Tools-> "Charts", to help analyse results
[new] New option to invert selected results in Edit-> Invert selected results

Downloads:
·http://www.hnsoft.pt/Repository/CSearch ... .5.5.0.zip Compressed archive.
·http://www.hnsoft.pt/Repository/CSearch ... .5.5.0.exe Self-Extracting file.

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