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Feature Request: Find-as-you-type program filter in Launcher (a la Win 7 start menu)

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durex
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Feature Request: Find-as-you-type program filter in Launcher (a la Win 7 start menu)

As my list of portable apps is growing larger and larger, its starting to become much more difficult to find apps - even when using the "smart categories".

Would it be possible to implement a search at the bottom where one could simply start typing a program name to have the list automatically filter down in the same manner the Windows 7 / Vista start menu does?

Im sure this has already been suggested elsewhere, but I couldnt figure out how to easily search through these forums, so apologies if this has already been addressed.

Thanks a bunch!

John T. Haller
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Just Type

It's already built in. You can either just start typing or type a / to display the search box first (ala Firefox) and then start typing.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

dhartsoc
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This only works for me if I

OKAY... I see now this is a known problem.

This only works for me if I type / first, or use Search for installed Apps... if I just start typing I get the search box with a box-like symbol, and it will find nothing. Latest version or the PortableApps Platform, 10.0.1 running on a computer with Windows XP 5.1 Build 2600.

Search worked for me on earlier versions.

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Did you try it?Every 'Next'

Did you try it?
Every 'Next' Pre-Release has this feature already. Just type when the menu is open and you see the results. I may help to hide the "Portable" affix if you are looking for any app with "portable" in its real name. And remember, the Find-as-you-type looks up every name containing the string, not just those, beginning with it (I start the "PortableApps.com Launcher" with "m l", cause I also have NirSoft Launcher installed).
The search box is at the top actually, not the bottom.
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Hi John, why do I always loose the answering competition to you? I know, too much words as always. Wink

durex
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Ha! Awesome! I had no idea

Ha! Awesome! I had no idea this existed! Thanks a bunch John!

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