Web Developer Utilization of LB

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Web Developer Utilization of LB

Post by beerich » Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:51 pm

Hi folks.

I'm an avid LB user. I am a web developer, and want to see how I can better use LB to find certain internal sites that I use all the time. Instead of navigating using Safari menus, I would rather use LB to instantly pop up certain files. Is there a way I can do that? Most, if not all the pages I would want accessible, all are index.html files. Obvious is that most html files have that as a default, so that would take much longer if I had to pass through all those options.

Anyway, any insight as to how I can use LB would be great. Love to get your feedback.

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Re: Web Developer Utilization of LB

Post by Cottser » Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:26 pm

Are you trying to get to files, or bookmarks?

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Re: Web Developer Utilization of LB

Post by beerich » Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:30 pm

Files. I have a bunch of local development domains (alpha.local, bravo.local, etc.) and files within those domains, but most are named the same. I was hoping that the title of the file would show up in LB somehow. I have Safari bookmarks already chosen.

I had a look in my Index and I had my /library/webserver/documents/ in there, but chosen sub-search as an option, which I turned off. Maybe that's all I needed to do.

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Re: Web Developer Utilization of LB

Post by Cottser » Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:30 am

I don't know if this would help you, but you could also check in the Index under Safari Bookmarks, there is an option there to allow searching the host name.

Another idea would be to rename (alias) files or folders within LaunchBar's index to make finding them easier.
http://www.obdev.at/resources/launchbar/help/AliasNames.html

Using this method, you should be able to rename i.e. 'index.html' to 'alpha index.html' or something like that.

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Re: Web Developer Utilization of LB

Post by beerich » Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:41 am

Ya that is turned on.

Hopefully things will become easier now. Thanks for the leads.

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Re: Web Developer Utilization of LB

Post by norbert » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:27 am

beerich wrote:Most, if not all the pages I would want accessible, all are index.html files


Note that LaunchBar handles index.html files in a special manner. They are automatically prefixed with the name of their enclosing folder, to make them better accessible via abbreviation search.

For example, if you have a folder named My Website, an index.html file inside this folder will show up as My Website - index.html. So you might type abbreviations like MWIND to select this file.

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Re: Web Developer Utilization of LB

Post by beerich » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:39 am

OK I just added /Library/Webserver/Documents/ and found that she might not be doing the right thing at all.

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Re: Web Developer Utilization of LB

Post by Cottser » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:38 am

norbert, that's great! I'm really loving all the little touches in LaunchBar.

Would there by any possibility of adding other default index pages to this functionality? index.php for the PHP folks like myself, index.aspx for ASP, etc.

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Re: Web Developer Utilization of LB

Post by norbert » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:19 am

Cottser wrote:Would there by any possibility of adding other default index pages to this functionality? index.php for the PHP folks like myself, index.aspx for ASP, etc.


Sounds reasonable. I've filed a feature request.

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Re: Web Developer Utilization of LB

Post by beerich » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:42 pm

Lasso as well, please.

Thanks

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