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pawe 02-19-2007 07:07 AM

Custom Toolbar Icon for Executing External Programs
Adding toolbar icons executing external programs - I was just thinking of how this could be simulated with the given possibilities of UR, see below. Anybody with another suggestion? Or even UR developers working on it :-)?

Create the item:
- Import the requested program as a linked item
- Add this item to the favorites toolbar

Execute the item: manual steps:
- Select the icon (thorough investigation has still to be done to eliminate this unnecessary physical torture ;-))
- Execute the linked item
- Press the back-button (go back to the item selected before)

- Additional command line options not possible (so far...?))

Side effects:
- The go-forward part of the history will be truncated (if existing)

kinook 02-19-2007 11:11 AM

1 Attachment(s)
1) Exit UR
2) Download and double-click the attached .reg file in Explorer
3) Restart UR
4) Assign a shortcut key to the program favorite via Favorites | Organize (to pass arguments to the program, create a Windows shortcut to the program, add the arguments to its Target field, and assign that shortcut filename as the favorite item's URL)
5) To launch the favorite program, press the shortcut key with Ctrl also held down (i.e., Ctrl+Alt+Shift+P)

The .reg file creates the registry setting "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Kinook Software\Ultra Recall\Options\LaunchFavoriteExternal" with a value of 1, which overrides the default behavior of Ctrl+ opening in a new tab to instead launch the URL of the favorite item in Windows. To put back the old behavior, delete that registry value.

pawe 02-19-2007 01:25 PM


Sounds just like what I was looking for, great - except for it does not seem to work for me: it still opens a new tab instead of directly launching the url externally.

Is this related to the 3.0 beta version (which I am running)?

I have checked in the registry that the item is set as you described, and I have restarted UR a few times (not running in the systray).

kinook 02-20-2007 12:44 PM

This works the same in v2 and v3. Can you verify that a DWORD registry value 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Kinook Software\Ultra Recall\Options\LaunchFavoriteExternal' exists and has a value of 1? Are you launching via Ctrl+Alt+Shift+letter?

pawe 02-21-2007 05:55 AM


Now I figured it out - I used one of the free "Alt-number" shortcuts, they don't work. With a "Shift-Alt-letter" shortcut (+ctrl), it works well.

Really really good and fast problem solving here in the forums, thanks a lot!

It would be nice for the future though if there was a possibility by just clicking on the icon (world peace for low-brainers :-)

kinook 02-21-2007 08:54 AM

You're right -- Ctrl+Alt+number wasn't working. This will be fixed in the final v3 release (and Ctrl+click on a favorite toolbar or menu item to launch externally will also work).

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