Shell Extension open from right-click context menu

Tool for Search and Replace across multiple files.
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Maxime

Shell Extension open from right-click context menu

Post by Maxime »

Hi,

I'm just discovering this software after searching for modern tools to search and replace strings in text files.

This tool is great (looking forward to use it with wildcards or regular expressions...) but one great option is missing...

I'd like to be able to right-click on a folder in Windows Explorer (or any file browser window on the system) and select "Search and Replace with TextCrawler"; it would open TextCrawler with the Start Location field already set with the right-clicked folder.

Much more efficient than opening TextCrawler and using its integrated Browse button... drag&drop support on the Search Location field would be nice, also! (as asked a few days ago by another poster).

Many thanks!
Maxime
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DV

Post by DV »

TextCrawler 2.1 will have drag and drop support.

You can add TextCrawler to the Explorer right-click "send-to" menu the following way-
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310270

This will allow you to open TC with the selected folder.
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jimmy

Post by jimmy »

Hi,
Thank you for your Text crawler program.
The above method does open it with the selected folder, but as a single file. Do you have a workaround for this?
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DV

Post by DV »

This is fixed in 2.1, which should be released fairly soon.
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jimmy

Post by jimmy »

Thanks.
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Nitro

Post by Nitro »

Maxime, ha! I just posted for the same request too. Yep, context menu in Window Explorer is a must. I really do like this program alot. It is about time someone wrote this. I wrote one for personal use but not as good as this one.
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DV

Post by DV »

Glad you like it - you can send folders to Textcrawler from the explorer right-click 'send to' menu - The installer now has an option for setting this up automatically.

I might look at ways of fully integrating TC into explorer at a later date.
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Ted

Post by Ted »

"I might look at ways of fully integrating TC into explorer at a later date. "

Yep - Can hardly wait. That's when I will contribute.
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Re: Shell Extension open from right-click context menu

Post by d0vgan »

There is an alternative to Send To - TextCrawler.
The following .reg file does this:

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\textcrawlerpro_search_folder]
@="Search using TextCrawlerPro..."

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\textcrawlerpro_search_folder\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\TextCrawler Pro\\TextCrawler.exe" \"%1\""
It adds a context menu item "Search using TextCrawlerPro..." when right-clicking on a folder.
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