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Web Developer Utilization of LB

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:51 pm
by beerich
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.

Cheers

Re: Web Developer Utilization of LB

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:26 pm
by Cottser
Are you trying to get to files, or bookmarks?

Re: Web Developer Utilization of LB

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:30 pm
by beerich
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.

Re: Web Developer Utilization of LB

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:30 am
by Cottser
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.

Re: Web Developer Utilization of LB

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:41 am
by beerich
Ya that is turned on.

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

Re: Web Developer Utilization of LB

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:27 am
by norbert
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.

Re: Web Developer Utilization of LB

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:39 am
by beerich
OK I just added /Library/Webserver/Documents/ and found that she might not be doing the right thing at all.

Re: Web Developer Utilization of LB

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:38 am
by Cottser
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.

Re: Web Developer Utilization of LB

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:19 am
by norbert
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.

Re: Web Developer Utilization of LB

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:42 pm
by beerich
Lasso as well, please.

Thanks