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by ronbrinkmann
Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:29 am
Forum: LaunchBar General
Topic: unix-style wildcards (and maybe EasyFind?)
Replies: 7
Views: 2505

Re: unix-style wildcards (and maybe EasyFind?)

Thanks iRounak, it is a useful script. Not quite as useful as a real unix-style search though, since searching for dog*.jpg would only show me files that START with the string 'dog' as opposed to being contained anywhere within it. It's also a little weird once you get results because it then tries ...
by ronbrinkmann
Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:11 am
Forum: LaunchBar General
Topic: intuitive use of mail, ical, etc...
Replies: 5
Views: 1933

Re: intuitive use of mail, ical, etc...

Yeah, I get the logic that Launchbar uses for the generic case. Point being, however, that it DOES subvert that logic in certain circumstances where they've chosen to create a custom behavior, as they they did with the twitter situation. From my perspective, as someone who sends far more email than ...
by ronbrinkmann
Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:46 am
Forum: LaunchBar General
Topic: intuitive use of mail, ical, etc...
Replies: 5
Views: 1933

Re: intuitive use of mail, ical, etc...

And for the record, 3 years later and Launchbar STILL does this weird behavior where if I activate, type mail, <tab> and someone's name/contact, it addresses mail to that person AND drops the mail.app into the email. This makes no sense to me.
by ronbrinkmann
Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: LaunchBar General
Topic: unix-style wildcards (and maybe EasyFind?)
Replies: 7
Views: 2505

Re: unix-style wildcards (and maybe EasyFind?)

Been a few years since this topic was posted and I'm wondering if the landscape might've changed. I still would love to do unix-style searches via launchbar in some fashion. Looking for dog*.jpg is NOT the same as searching for all files that contain the word 'dog' in some form - it's much more spec...
by ronbrinkmann
Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: LaunchBar Search Templates
Topic: search 'Previous Recipients' email list?
Replies: 1
Views: 2608

search 'Previous Recipients' email list?

Any way to get Launchbar to search for previous email addresses when creating a new email? If I pop up a new email in apple mail and type in 'mike' it immediately autocompletes to mike@whateverwhatever.com for me. Would like sending a quick email via launchbar to be just as friendly. Possible? (And ...
by ronbrinkmann
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: LaunchBar General
Topic: unix-style wildcards (and maybe EasyFind?)
Replies: 7
Views: 2505

Re: unix-style wildcards (and maybe EasyFind?)

Hmm, I read the link but it's a bit too much for me to wrap my head around. Is that a separate script that's then called from Launchbar? Or do I just need to configure launchbar to be able to access /usr/bin commands? (how?)

Thanks!
by ronbrinkmann
Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: LaunchBar General
Topic: unix-style wildcards (and maybe EasyFind?)
Replies: 7
Views: 2505

unix-style wildcards (and maybe EasyFind?)

Anybody have any thoughts on the ability to find files based on unix-style wildcards? Sometimes it's just better. Ideally workflow would just be cmd-space to activate finder, type 'Find' and hit spacebar to get secondary input field, then just enter dog*.jpeg and a window would pop up with all the r...
by ronbrinkmann
Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: LaunchBar General
Topic: intuitive use of mail, ical, etc...
Replies: 5
Views: 1933

Re: intuitive use of mail, ical, etc...

Yeah but that's kindof my point - some things require you to type a <tab> for the next entry and some things let you just type a space. I guess I'm saying that rather than have the somewhat useless behavior of defaulting to space=quicklook for most applications, can't we just have it do something mo...
by ronbrinkmann
Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: LaunchBar General
Topic: intuitive use of mail, ical, etc...
Replies: 5
Views: 1933

intuitive use of mail, ical, etc...

So I've just got to say that the way twitter is now handled, where I can just activate launchbar and then type twitter <space> here's a message, is really intuitive and it makes me wonder why I can't do that with a whole bunch of other apps. Why can't I just do mail<space>someone@gmail.com and have ...
by ronbrinkmann
Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: LaunchBar General
Topic: Nonactivating mode doesn't seem to do anything
Replies: 6
Views: 2357

Re: Nonactivating mode doesn't seem to do anything

I've been using launchbar for years and still don't know exactly what nonactivating mode does. Could someone just post a concrete example of what behavior you see when it's turn ON vs. when it's turned OFF. When, specifically, would I want one behavior over the other?

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