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enkryptor
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Global Hotkeys

#1 Post by enkryptor » 21.12.2007, 12:23

What do you think about global hotkeys for FC? Major use, i think - restore FC from tray with no mouse click.

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#2 Post by Dreamer » 22.12.2007, 16:44

Workaround - HotkeyP - free, only 106kB. You can create also a global shortcut to start, close, minimize, minimize to tray FC... You can control any program with HotkeyP, change and create new global and standard non-global shortcuts and also use many useful features. Read Help for more information.

http://sweb.cz/petr.lastovicka/others.html

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#3 Post by enkryptor » 23.12.2007, 17:24

Thank you for the useful link!
Unfortunally, I did not found the way to restore from tray for existing instance of FC or another existing tray icon (but maybe i'm not just too smart?))). As a compromise, I assign "run FC" to a hotkey with "allow only one instance" FC option, that works almost the same way (shows the window but just did not set focus). Still searching.

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#4 Post by Dreamer » 23.12.2007, 22:28

Try this:

- enable "Allow only one instance" in FC
- enable "minimize to system tray" in FC
- create this command in HotkeyP:

Command: C:\Program Files\FreeCommander\FreeCommander.exe
Parameters:

Window: minimized

It should start FC and then toggle between - minimize FC to tray and restore FC.

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#5 Post by enkryptor » 24.12.2007, 08:55

Dreamer wrote: Parameters:

Window: minimized
this one is not necessary

i'm talking about this way in my previous comment. The problem is - appearing window has no focus

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#6 Post by Dreamer » 24.12.2007, 21:01

Do you tried everything I wrote? It works good here. :o

Note: You need to restart FC when you change the settings (above).

BTW Merry Christmas!

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#7 Post by enkryptor » 28.12.2007, 11:37

i didn't changed settings but yeah, it's works now.... hmm... mystic...

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#8 Post by enkryptor » 10.01.2008, 09:26

oh, i've got it

to be restored correctly FC must be minimized with hotkey too

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This workaround is really slow

#9 Post by MrChris » 04.08.2009, 04:47

I tried the workaround mentioned here and got it working. However it is really slow. On my computer it takes about 6 seconds for the window to restore from the tray using the HotkeyP method, as opposed to having it restore instantly when I double click on the tray icon (presumably because HotkeyP is launching the executable instead of restoring a minimize application). In light of this, is there any chance of having a global restore hotkey added to this application?

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