Change Log

Change log of Keypirinha

v2.22.1 - 2018-11-03

  • Reverted the change made in v2.22 regarding #332 since it impacted the Open as Administrator action

v2.22 - 2018-11-01

Application

  • The Catalog of each Package can now be refreshed individually via either the context menu or by executing the new items Keypirinha: Refresh Catalog: AnyPackageName populated by the Internal package (#156 partly)
  • Fixed a bug that would prevent the last used GUI application to get back the focus (#332)
  • Fixed a bug that would very rarely prevent a message to be transmitted to a plugin

GoogleTranslate package

  • Fixed: suggested items could not be executed (#333)

API

  • chardet library upgraded from v2.3.0 to v3.0.4
  • comtypes library upgraded from v1.1.3 to v1.1.7 (#335)
  • natsort library upgraded from v5.0.3 to v5.4.1

v2.21 - 2018-10-12

GUI

  • The control_margin, textbox_padding and listitem_padding settings now accept a pair of values to differentiate horizontal and vertical spacing (#325)

API

  • Fixed: a CatalogItem with a REQUIRED args_hint could still be executed with no argument in some cases (#328)

v2.20 - 2018-10-09

Application

  • Added the font_snormal_size, font_snormal_style and listitem_title_font settings for GUI theming (#327)
  • Added the write_log_file setting to help improving privacy
  • Search algorithm modified to be more strict in matching acronyms (#320)
  • .history and .catalog files are now written into a temporary file first before overwriting the target file in order to limit the risk of data corruption (#321)
  • The type of the retain_last_search setting changed so that it can accept unselected as a value (backward compatibility is preserved; #319)

TaskSwitcher package

  • Added the proc_name_first and show_app_icons settings (thanks @AngelEzquerra)

WebSearch package

  • Added MDN to predefined search sites (thanks @dreadnaut)
  • Added npm to predefined search sites (thanks @m0xx)

Docs

API

v2.19 - 2018-09-13

Application

  • Added the config_editor setting so that Keypirinha’s configuration files can be edited with a specific text editor (#264)
  • Added: satellite_size setting now accepts the superjumbo value to render 256x256 icon (#298)
  • Added support for environment variables notation like %USERNAME% in the portable.ini file (#315)
  • Added the loop_list setting (#301)
  • Fixed: the satellite icon was not always positioned and scaled properly in HiDPI (#210)
  • Fixed: the space_as_tab setting is now ignored unless the caret is at the end of the search terms while the Space key is pressed
  • Fixed: Ctrl+BackSpace did not erase anything when the text box selection was not empty (#302)
  • Fixed: color_title value was overwritten by color_foreground internally (#316)
  • Fixed: color_status value was overwritten by color_faded internally (#316)
  • Fixed: Keypirinha should now be able to run from a shared folder or a mounted network drive (Python failed to initialize from a UNC path; #267)
  • Minor improvements

FilesCatalog package

  • Fixed: the PathShellFilter has no attribute name error that was occuring in some configuration cases (#275)
  • Fixed: the string index out of range error that could occur when a paths value contains a recursive search inside a drive letter only (#314)

String package

  • Added String: Base64 item (base64 encoder/decoder; thanks to @alexandr-san4ez)

API

  • keypirinha_wintypes.get_known_folder_path() accepts known folder’s name

Docs

  • Referenced several third-party packages in Third-Party Packages (thanks community!)
  • Referenced the theme builder made by @Fuhrmann in Theming (thanks!)
  • Corrections and improvements

v2.18.2 - 2017-11-13

  • Removed a visual glitch that would make the old content of the edit control of the LaunchBox still visible when the LaunchBox is invoked
  • Fixed: the edit control of the LaunchBox was not always entirely drawn (#262)

v2.18.1 - 2017-11-12

Application

  • Edit controls: removed some occasional visual glitches
  • Edit controls: added support for the conventional Ctrl+Shift+... shortcuts to extend selection (#260)
  • Edit controls: improved the handling of the PageDown and PageUp events (Console and Diagnostic Window)

Calc package

  • Show the width of binary results in item’s description

v2.18 - 2017-11-08

Application

  • Added the word_separators setting
  • Fixed the handling of the file_explorer setting: {{dir_or_parent}} and {{dir_or_parent_q}} placeholders were not expanded
  • Fixed: show_on_taskbar = no was not honored anymore since v2.17 (#259)
  • Minor improvements

v2.17 - 2017-11-03

Application

  • If the Paste hotkey (hotkey_paste setting) is pressed twice in a row, the selected item will be executed without having to press Enter
  • Added a Diagnostic Window, accessible by pressing F3 from the LaunchBox, via the main menu, or by executing the Keypirinha: Diagnostic Window item
  • Desktop and Start Menu items are not automatically refreshed anymore if Keypirinha is installed in the Desktop or Start Menu folder (#229)
  • Invoking the LaunchBox does not bring back the Console to front anymore
  • Edit generic action added for FILE items. It makes use of the editor setting if possible.

FileBrowser package

  • Fixed: the plugin will not try to make suggestions from input ::

FilesCatalog package

  • IMPORTANT: the default filtering behavior has changed in order to be more intuitive (#253, #254)
  • IMPORTANT: the regex property of the filters setting now matches the full path by default
  • The filters setting accepts new properties: case and nodrive

URL package

  • Minor improvements

WebSearch package

  • Added the multi_url_delay setting to help ensuring multiple URLs are opened in order

API

  • keypirinha.Events.DESKTOP and keypirinha.Events.STARTMENU events are not sent anymore in case Keypirinha is installed in one of the Desktop or Start Menu folders (documentation updated)
  • The generic globex.py and filefilter.py modules embedded in the FilesCatalog package are now distributed with Keypirinha and are usable by any plugin

v2.16.3 - 2017-10-26

Application

  • Added the generic action Edit for FILE items. It uses Keypirinha’s editor setting to open the selected item, or by default, tries to execute the item with Shell’s edit verb.
  • File path of items is not fully normalized internally anymore (#252)

FilesCatalog package

  • An on_imported function can be implemented in the filescatalog_user_callbacks.py module so it is possible to implement init routine
  • Fixed: python_callback setting

v2.16.2 - 2017-10-23

Application

  • The --show command line argument will also launch the application if it is not already running

FilesCatalog package

  • Fixed: it was not possible to specify arguments to the items of this package
  • Fixed: catalog was not always refreshed when settings were modified at runtime

v2.16.1 - 2017-10-22

Application

  • Fixed the Explore... actions and the default action to open DIR items (#248)

FilesCatalog package

  • Improved inline/online documentation

v2.16 - 2017-10-20

NEW PACKAGE: FilesCatalog Package

Application

  • Added support of a portable.ini file to manually specify the location of the portable directory (see Installation for more info; #233)
  • Added support of the --show and --hide command line arguments (#237)
  • Added predefined configuration variables APP_DRIVE and APP_ARCH (see Configuration; #240)
  • Minor optimizations
  • Fixed: the Browse Profile Dir menu/item now uses the file_explorer setting
  • Fixed: the Ctrl+Del shortcut did not work in History Mode
  • Fixed: the results list was not refreshed when an item was removed from the history in History Mode
  • Fixed: configuration files were not loaded when the character $ was used in any value of the [var] section (#235)
  • Fixed: Keypirinha failed to parse system’s proxy settings if no proxy scheme was specified. Proxy scheme now defaults to HTTP and a warning message is emitted to the console (#243)

Apps package

  • The extra_paths setting has been obsoleted by the new FilesCatalog Package. It is still supported but is not documented anymore in the default configuration file and will not receive any further improvement.
  • More informational messages

FileBrowser package

  • Fixed support for UNCs (#212)

GoogleTranslate package

  • Fixed: only the translation of the first sentence was shown when multiple sentences were to translate. Thanks to @alexandr-san4ez (#234, PR #5)

API

v2.15.4 - 2017-08-27

Application

  • Added the hotkey_history setting to the LaunchBox can be shown directly in History mode (#220)
  • Ctrl+Home and Ctrl+End respectively allow to jump to the top and the bottom of the results list (#223)
  • Multi-lines text pasted in the LaunchBox will be converted to a single line like it is the case already for the hotkey_paste feature (#228)

Calc package

  • Added the base_conversion setting (#219)

FileBrowser package

  • Added support for UNCs (#212)
  • Recently typed paths in Windows Explorer’s address bar are now shown as you type. See the new show_recents setting for more info.

GoogleTranslate package

String package

URL package

  • Suggest https URL in addition to http when no scheme is specified

WebSuggest package

v2.15.3 - 2017-07-19

  • Fixed: the score of a suggested item was not boosted anymore (#217)

v2.15.2 - 2017-07-19

Application

  • Search algorithm is more accurate in some cases
  • Added the exclude_nonexistent_local_files setting (#216)
  • Fixed: acronym matches were not pushed up in the results list anymore (#215)
  • Fixed: system error messages could popup due to missing files, typically when Keypirinha was used across several machines (#206)
  • Fixed: the satellite icon was not always positioned and scaled properly in HiDPI (#210)

Everything package

  • Fixed: Everything application could not be requested on 32-bit machine (#205)

WebSearch package

  • Added Ecosia search site (#211)

v2.15.1 - 2017-05-10

Application

  • Added the file_explorer setting (#62, #173)
  • All orphan items are filtered-out of the search (only history items were)
  • Search algorithm is slightly more accurate
  • Fixed: Keypirinha can be launched from a network drive (#190)
  • Fixed: the satellite icon was positioned nearby the top-left corner of the screen in some cases

Docs

v2.15 - 2017-04-26

Application

  • Search algorithm is slightly faster
  • Search algorithm is more accurate in some cases
  • Added the Explore Final Path action for FILE items (#179)
  • Special shell links (.lnk files) that link directly to Shell Objects like the Recycle Bin for example, are now launchable (#177)
  • Fixed: no keyword association would occur in some cases, when arguments were added to an item
  • GUI: item’s hits and actions are both visible when both list_hits and list_actions flags are specified for the layout setting
  • Fixed a GUI glitch: the height of the LaunchBox was not readjusted when the font size of the title changed (#175)
  • Fixed a GUI glitch: the LaunchBox was not erased properly when moved/resized (#178)

FileBrowser package

  • Automatically expands environment variables, like in %USERPROFILE%\Documents (documentation updated: FileBrowser Package)

Docs

CAUTION

  • The list_score flag of the layout setting is deprecated, result’s score is not shown on the GUI anymore (#182)

v2.14.1 - 2017-04-14

Application

  • On some keyboards, the use of the Right Alt key while typing in the LaunchBox could simulate a Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2… shortcut
  • Fixed: satellite icon was not always updated during a search (#174)

Calc package

  • Allow expressions with mixed types like 0x2a + .5
  • Always try to do base conversion on integer results. In the previous versions, the decimal part in result 1.0 for example, prevented conversion even though the value itself could be considered as an integer

v2.14 - 2017-04-12

GUI

  • Added Theming support:
    • Theme can be changed via the new theme setting ([gui] section)
    • Themes are cascadable
    • Opacity of the LaunchBox can be changed
    • Font faces, sizes and styles can be changed
    • Colors are specified with CSS syntax
    • GUI elements can be hidden (satellite icon, status bar, scroll bar, selection mark, results icons, score and history hits)
    • The satellite icon can be hidden, resized or embedded into the LaunchBox
    • Check out the Theming chapter
  • Added the auto_width setting
  • F2 key opens the Console
  • Single-click mode support (#80)
  • Items can be launched directly using the Ctrl+Numpad0 to Ctrl+Numpad9 shortcuts, or Ctrl+0 to Ctrl+1
  • max_height default value changed to 10 (was 0)
  • max_height setting is not honored anymore in maximized state. The LaunchBox will use the full height of the screen minus system’s taskbar if any
  • The Alt modifier, when used in the hotkey_run setting (e.g. Alt+Space) should not be an issue anymore (#162)

CAUTION

  • space_as_tab default value changed to no
  • The following settings from the [gui] section have been obsoleted in favor of the [theme/*] sections: compact_results, show_scores, show_history_hits and font_size. Please review your config file(s), Keypirinha will issue a warning message in the console for each one of them until they are not used.

v2.13 - 2017-03-24

Application

  • Renamed the Configure Application contextual menu item to Configure Keypirinha (#170)
  • Renamed the Keypirinha: Configure Application catalog item to Keypirinha: Configure (#170)

GoogleTranslate package

  • Fixed: lang codes were included in copied result (#168)

API

  • Added the comtypes library to allow plugins to deal more easily with system’s COM interfaces (thanks to @ueffel)
  • Updated natsort from version 5.0.1 to 5.0.2
  • Fixed: import error in keypirinha_wintypes.get_known_folder_path()

v2.12.1 - 2017-03-18

GoogleTranslate package

  • Fixed: special grammar was included in translation (#165)

v2.12 - 2017-03-17

Application

  • Keypirinha is now available on both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms
  • Fixed: some (un)installers were being launched randomly at search time (#108 and #164)

Everything package

  • A folder being browsed can be opened using item .

FileBrowser package

  • Pasting a full path of a folder and directly pressing Enter now opens the folder itself (i.e. the . item), instead of the first found file

GoogleTranslate package

  • Several translations may be returned for a single query
  • Translated text is now located in item’s label so it can be read even when the compact_results global setting is enabled
  • Fixed: items properties were not updated correctly when a non-default item was declared (#157)

WebSuggest package

  • Use the English domain en.wikipedia.org by default to avoid argument encoding problems (#158)

API

v2.11 - 2017-02-06

Application

  • An item can be launched while its parent plugin is still refreshing its Catalog (#52)

Documentation

  • Table of contents restructured

API

v2.10 - 2017-01-26

Application

  • Keypirinha now keeps its Catalog persistent and up-to-date using a local per-machine file, which makes Keypirinha usable even right after a restart, while plugins are still gathering their items (#22)
  • Orphan items (of which parent package is not loaded) are not displayed in the result lists anymore but are still kept in history (#60)
  • Added the Remove Orphans action, accessible via either its item or the main contextual menu.
  • The Unloaded package: X message is now logged when a package file/directory has been deleted
  • Fixed: environment variables in shortcut arguments are now expanded (#149)
  • Fixed: the Configure Package sub-menu is now correctly updated when a package is marked as ignored
  • Fixed the incorrect detection of the encoding of the configuration files that could occur in rare cases (UTF-16 BOM)

Apps package

  • Catalog is automatically updated when the content of the Start Menu or the Desktop changes. Typically when an application has been (un)installed.
  • More fine-grained control on what is updated. The package does not refresh its full catalog if only Desktop’s content has changed for example.

Calc package

  • Fixed a bug appeared in v2.9.10 that pushed an incorrect result for some expressions like 40/2 due to too aggressive result formatting (#153)

WebSearch package

  • Default configuration file does not overwrite user’s default incognito setting for predefined_site/ sections anymore

API

v2.9.10 - 2017-01-14

Application

  • Added the F5 keyboard shortcut to full refresh the Catalog (#79)
  • Added the N workers active message in the status bar to indicate any plugin activity, like cataloging, suggesting, …
  • Fixed a CPU-eating bug that occurred right after the launch of an item (#146)
  • Fixed: in some cases, the best available icon resource from an executable file was not always chosen to render the “big icon” on the LaunchBox (#143)
  • Fixed a bug that prevented to move a hotkey sequence from one setting to an other in some cases

Apps package

  • Added the scan_desktop setting (#137)

Calc package

  • Thousand separated results are now added to the list. The thousand separator is deduced from the decimal_separator setting.
  • Fixed: do not show results like 100, when decimal_separator is set to comma

Documentation

v2.9.9 - 2016-11-22

Application

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the use of the “Predefined variables” listed in Configuration, in the configuration files
  • The noisy error messages Failed to get path of KnownFolder ... are only printed when they should (i.e. when the OS should actually support the given Known Folder)

RegBrowser package

  • Fixed #135: could not open registry values in regedit (i.e. only keys)

WebSearch package

  • Fixed #136 implied by an unexpected behavior of the API (see below)

Documentation

API

v2.9.8 - 2016-11-20

RegBrowser package

  • Added the Copy full path, Copy parent's path and Copy value actions (thanks @ueffel)

WebSearch package

  • If a search site is assigned several URLs, they will be launched altogether if the configured/detected web browser supports it (Chrome, Firefox, Iridium, Opera, Palemoon, Vivaldi). Edge and Internet Explorer do not support this. Note that the web_browser_new_window option must probably be disabled to allow this to be taken into account by the browser (with Chrome at least).

API

v2.9.7 - 2016-10-10

General Notes

Application

  • Added the Shift+Enter shortcut to execute an item without closing the LaunchBox, and reset the search (#122)
  • Added the Ctrl+Shift+Enter shortcut to execute an item without closing the LaunchBox, and go back to the initial step of the current search (#122)
  • Added a launch-and-paste hotkey so the content of the clipboard is pasted to the LaunchBox when shown (see the new hotkey_paste setting; #123)
  • Catalog’s insertion speed and memory usage have been improved

RegBrowser package

  • Show the currently selected key so it can be opened instead of having to open a subkey
  • Show the “(Default)” value

WebSearch package

  • Added Bitbucket and GitHub to the list of predefined search sites

API

  • Overhaul of the keypirinha_wintypes module
  • keypirinha.CatalogItem comparison operators have been improved and __hash__ uses the internal unique id of the item.

v2.9.6 - 2016-09-29

General Notes

Application

  • Added the [network] section in application’s configuration file, that can now be used by the plugins through the new network-dedicated API
  • Got rid of the Test package that has been obsoleted by the SDK
  • Do not log anymore the message: Monitors configuration changed.
  • Fixed #124 where configuration could not be edited with an other editor than the default one and when the paths to the files to edit contain space character(s)

Apps package

  • Added the elevated setting to the Custom Commands feature

Bookmarks package

  • Added support for the Iridium browser

FileBrowser package

  • Fixed: command switch / was always changed to \ (#119)

FileZilla package

  • Referenced FileZilla executable can now be passed arguments when executed (#126)

PuTTY package

  • Referenced PuTTY executable can now be passed arguments when executed (#126)

RegBrowser package

WebSearch package

  • Added Baidu and Qwant to the list of predefined search sites

WinSCP package

  • Referenced WinSCP executable can now be passed arguments when executed (#126)

API

v2.9.5 - 2016-09-10

Application

  • Fixed the Explore action that did not work for some items #118
  • Fixed a bug that crashed the application when trying to Backspace from the Action step, after doing a Ctrl+Enter

Apps package

  • Corrected the documentation of the Custom Commands feature in the configuration file (i.e. placeholders format)

v2.9.4 - 2016-09-08

CAUTION

  • KNOWNFOLDER_... configuration values now expand to the final path of the known folder. Former values (i.e. the GUIDs) can still be used via the new KNOWNFOLDERGUID_... variables.

Application

  • Added the KNOWNFOLDERGUID_... predefined variables to configuration files ([var] section). Note that they replace the former KNOWNFOLDER_... variables which are now assigned the final path of their respective known folder. See the Configuration chapter for more info.
  • Fixed a bug that would prevent the LaunchBox to be resized properly when search is reset #113
  • Fixed a bug that would move the LaunchBox out of screen when using the persistent mode of the geometry setting #116
  • Fixed a bug that prevented history items to be loaded if they had a non-standard category ID
  • Fixed a bug that appeared in 2.9.2 and prevented similar items from history to be added to the results list when no argument were typed

Apps package

  • Added the Custom Commands feature, which is similar to Launchy’s Runner plugin, in a more flexible fashion

API

v2.9.3 - 2016-08-25

Application

  • Fixed a bug that appeared in 2.9.2 and crashed the application when typing arguments to a selected item #112

v2.9.2 - 2016-08-25

Application

  • Drastically optimized catalog search speed, most notably for big catalogs (up to 15 times faster)
  • Drastically optimized catalog insertions/updates speed (up to 19 times faster) Note that this optimization only includes the indexing part of the catalog building process. It excludes the time taken by a plugin to actually build its list of items before pushing it to Keypirinha (for example, a list of files resulting from a hard-drive scan).
  • Stability tested on large catalogs, containing up to 360,000 items

API

  • Fixed a long-standing bug that prevented some resources to be found/loaded from a loose package #111

v2.9.1 - 2016-08-23

Application

  • Search speed improved in some cases
  • Application and packages are more permissive with file paths specified in configuration files that have unix-style separators (/) instead of windows-style ones (\)

Calc package

  • Added the rounding_precision setting
  • Fixed: representation of floating point numbers #104

Everything package

  • Fixed: search items created by versions pre-2.9 were not working #106

API

v2.9 - 2016-08-20

Application

  • Improved geometry setting for both LaunchBox and Console that also allows auto positioning according to current context: current working monitor, mouse current monitor or nearby mouse position. #50
  • Persistent geometry state for both LaunchBox and Console remembers positioning and sizing according to current monitors configuration. #39
  • LaunchBox’s Y position is now automatically pushed up in order to have enough room to display at least one result item in case it was too low (only in persistent geometry mode)
  • LaunchBox position is not forcefully restored to default anymore when user has moved it, until search is reset or window re-displayed
  • LaunchBox now accepts the Alt+Left shortcut to forcefully go back to the previous search step. The Alt+Right shortcut is equivalent to Tab. #97
  • LaunchBox displays the list of history items when Ctrl+Down is pressed (or Down if search state is clean) #45
  • .keypirinha-package files can now be updated at runtime #73
  • Fixed: Keypirinha does not rely on Windows’ Shell anymore to get a folder icon and tries instead to get system’s default from registry. #89
  • Keypirinha now tries to detect automatically the working directory of the launched applications #101
  • The editor, terminal and web_browser application settings now accept shortcuts (link’s arguments will be prepended to the extra ones specified in the setting value)
  • Fixed a long standing bug that prevented Keypirinha to properly auto-detect configured editor’s type (Atom, SublimeText, …) via the editor setting

Calc package

  • Improved results readability: result is in item’s label instead of its description
  • Got rid of most common rounding precision problems that occured with floating point numbers #98
  • The = keyword can be specified as a prefix to query the plugin to evaluate the remaining of the typed string #93
  • Added the decimal_separator setting #70
  • Integer results are now automatically declined in multiple bases (i.e. decimal, hexadecimal, binary and octal)
  • Currency formatting is now available (see the currency configuration section for more information)
  • Added support for the bin() function #96
  • Added support for bitwise operators: | (or OR), ~ (or XOR) and & (or AND)
  • ^ is now an alias to the ** (power of) operator
  • Added support for Python’s FloorDiv operator (//), also referred as Integer Division
  • Added the ans constant that evaluates to the last valid result (reset to zero at Keypirinha’s startup or when package is reloaded)
  • Added support for Metric System suffixes (e.g. “K”, “da”, …). See documentation for more info.
  • Added support for suffixes of Orders of Magnitude of Data (e.g. “Ki”, “Gi”, …). See documentation for more info.
  • Upgraded the underlying Python module that is used to evaluate mathematical expressions (i.e. simpleeval)

Everything package

  • Added: predefined search patterns in the configuration file to ease the searches you do often (contributed by @psistorm) #94

FileBrowser package

  • Added the follow_shell_links setting

TaskSwitcher package

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the plugin to show its suggestions when the always_suggest option was enabled #102

WebSearch package

  • Made the {plugin_name} format field less confusing (i.e. WebSearch instead of WebSearch.WebSearch)

Documentation

API

v2.8 - 2016-07-11

Application

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the results to be displayed when the retain_last_search option was enabled #88
  • Added the ability to erase all the references of a package from history by selecting a result item and clicking the dedicated action in its contextual menu (mouse only; documentation updated) #65
  • The show_history_hits setting does not depend on show_scores anymore so items hits counts can be shown without having to enable the show_scores option as well #84
  • Added the KNOWNFOLDER_... predefined variables to configuration files ([var] section). They may come handy for some the Apps and FileBrowser packages at least. See the Configuration chapter for more info.

Bookmarks package

  • Firefox’s padding bookmarks are now filtered out #66

FileBrowser package

  • Fixed: typing C:\W would lead to an empty results list instead of returning at least a C:\Windows item for example #81

WebSearch package

  • Search sites do not require argument anymore. If no argument is provided by the user, the guessed home address of the site will be launched instead of the provided url, unless a home_url setting (new) has been specified #85
  • Pre-defined search sites can now be all disabled at once using the new enable_predefined_sites setting (#57). Note that the section name of pre-defined sites is now predefined_site/ instead of site/.
  • A single search site (pre-defined or not) can now be enabled/disabled using the new enable boolean setting
  • Added the Python3 Mod predefined site

Documentation

  • Added the Third-Party Packages chapter that references available third-party packages and patches to the official packages #82

API

  • Plugin.create_error_item now copies the content of the short_desc argument if label is empty. Items with an empty label are filtered out by the application and the created ERROR item would not be displayed.
  • Corrected a potential bug in Settings.get_multiline when the returned fallback value was modified by the caller, then re-used (due to Python’s “mutable default arguments”)

v2.7 - 2016-07-03

Application

  • LaunchBox: item’s data_bag property is now also printed in the Console when Alt+Enter is pressed
  • Ctrl+Backspace conventional shortcut to erase the previously typed word in an edit control is now supported by the LaunchBox and the Console #77

Apps package

  • Fixed a bug that occurred when a line in extra_paths was containing only a GUID (i.e. format ::{guid})

Everything package

  • Now takes advantage of the ‘browse directory as you type’ feature introduced with the FileBrowser package. After a search via Everything and once a directory item has been selected, it can be browsed using the Tab key.

FileBrowser package

  • A new package that allows file browsing as you type (request #32). More info available in documentation and configuration file.

API

  • Embedded Python interpreter upgraded from 3.5.1 to 3.5.2
  • Signature of Plugin.on_suggest has changed, refer to the documentation for more information. This change breaks retro-compatibility.
  • Corrected GUID.__init__, get_known_folder_path and the declaration of shell32.SHGetKnownFolderPath from the keypirinha_wintypes site module

v2.6.1 - 2016-06-10

API

  • Fixed: the content of the CatalogItem.data_bag property was not copied by the CatalogItem.clone method #69

v2.6 - 2016-05-30

Application

  • Configuration is now reloaded if and only if at least one value has changed (previously, it was always reloaded when a change notification was pushed by the file system). This helps preventing the catalog to be updated because of modifications to comments or blank lines for example. This also applies to packages configuration.
  • For the same reasons, the detection of modifications to the environment variables has been improved.

API

  • Replaced Plugin.on_config_changed and Plugin.on_env_changed methods by Plugin.on_events. This change breaks retro-compatibility.
  • Added the show parameter to keypirinha_util.shell_execute() #68

v2.5.6 - 2016-05-10

Application

  • Fixed: the Internal package was still loaded on startup despite being specified in the ignored_packages list #59
  • The ignored_packages setting is more flexible by allowing the <all> value and the - and + operators
  • Disabled the auto-repeat flag of every hotkeys to avoid trouble
  • Rules for package naming are slightly more strict. See the Packages Structure chapter for more info
  • Minimum auto-width of the LaunchBox is 600 pixels in case 1/3 of the screen width is less than that
  • Log file is now machine specific and is named accordingly. Old “Keypirinha.log” file can be deleted manually (not done by Keypirinha)

TaskSwitcher package

  • Added the item_label setting #54
  • Added the always_suggest setting

Documentation

v2.5.5 - 2016-04-26

Bookmarks package

  • Fixed a bug that prevented bookmarks to be extracted in some cases #55

API

v2.5.4 - 2016-04-23

WinSCP package

  • Fixed a CPU-eating bug that occurred while listing the configured sessions of WinSCP from the registry #48

v2.5.3 - 2016-04-22

CAUTION

  • The type of the hide_on_focus_lost setting has changed to allow a more fine-grained tweaking. While effort has been made to keep retro-compatibility, please ensure your existing configuration complies to this modification.
  • If at least one of your geometry settings is set to persistent, you may have to manually reposition the window(s) the first time you start this new version due to the fix of #39.

Application

  • Fixed: icons of remote files are now displayed properly #20
  • Fixed: dragging the LaunchBox by its icon in maximized mode was resulting in an unexpected behavior #47
  • Fixed: made persistent geometry and more generally, application state, user AND machine-specific #39
  • Added the space_as_tab setting #49
  • Added the Shift+Alt+Enter shortcut to the LaunchBox to directly invoke the Shell “Properties” dialog of the selected FILE item.
  • The hotkey_run and hotkey_console settings accept new special keys and combinations. A message dialog also pops up in case of malformed value #46
  • The hide_on_focus_lost setting is more flexible
  • Application is more verbose about malformed configuration values (console) instead of just silently falling back to hard-coded default

Bookmarks package

  • Try to automatically detect the text encoding of some files the plugins need to read from Chrome, Firefox and others #51

API

Documentation

  • Added the “Clear the history” section in the First steps chapter
  • Corrections here and there

v2.5.2 - 2016-04-16

Application

  • Fixed handling of the show_on_taskbar setting #43
  • Added the escape_always_closes setting #41
  • LaunchBox can now be closed with Shift+Esc

Documentation

  • Added the Keyboard Shortcuts chapter to list the available shortcuts
  • Added the “Drag and Drop” section in the First steps chapter
  • Typo corrections

v2.5.1 - 2016-04-14

URL package

  • Corrected handling of IP addresses and any URL not explicitly prefixed with a scheme #40

v2.5 - 2016-04-13

Application

  • New package: URL Package
  • Fixed: the LaunchBox and Console windows now give back the focus to the previous application/window when closed #37
  • The LaunchBox can now be maximized by hitting Alt+X or standard Win+Up combination (toggle). Double-click also works. See the Maximize the LaunchBox documentation section.
  • Added the hide_on_focus_lost setting #34
  • Added the retain_last_search setting #35
  • ERROR items have been implemented. Keypirinha can now display error messages from the plugins directly to the results list so the user can have a direct feedback on what’s going on in some cases. Note that the Console remains the best source of information to track down issues. Best example for now is the = item of the Calc package (try typing an invalid expression like 2+).
  • The LaunchBox now supports drag-and-drop operations:
    • A file can be dropped to the edit box so its full path is inserted
    • FILE items can be dragged out of the results list and be copied/linked to the Windows Explorer or any other application that accepts drops of Shell items
    • URL, CMDLINE, EXPRESSION and ERROR items can also be dragged out and their content (i.e. the target property) will be copied to the drop destination. For example, you could drop a URL item to your web browser.
  • In the LaunchBox, the Alt+Enter combination allows to show up the properties of the currently selected item.
  • User can now press Ctrl+Space or Shift+Space during the initial search to force include a space character instead of switching to the next step.
  • Improved speed when merging a large list of suggestions from plugins

Calc package

  • Added support for the left-shift and right-shift operators (<< and >>).
  • Added the always_evaluate setting #38

Everything package

  • Full support of Everything’s search syntax #27
  • Added the Regex Search item to allow a search based on regular expression
  • Fixed: the list of returned results was not always complete in case Everything was not fast enough #36
  • Fixed: extra arguments could not be added to items that had been executed already (Everything items only)

WebSearch package

  • Added Bing Maps, Google Maps and OpenStreetMaps search sites in the default configuration file.

API

v2.4 - 2016-03-24

CAUTION

  • The default value of the launch_at_startup setting has been changed from yes to no to be less invasive. You may need to update your configuration if you want Keypirinha to keep being launched at startup.
  • WebSearch package: the default value of the new_window setting in the [defaults] section has been changed from yes to no to comply to default system preferences.

Added

  • The Reload Configuration command and menu to reload all configuration files (application and plugins), and to clear the runtime icons cache
  • Non-existent files referenced by items in the history are now filtered out from search results, but kept in history (as it was the case already). Related setting: exclude_nonexistent_remote_files.
  • Docs: some questions in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) chapter

Fixed

  • The new_window and inognito/private_mode settings (global and plugin-specific) where not working when Firefox was the system’s default web browser #25
  • LaunchBox: web icons (Bookmarks, WebSearch, … items) are now refreshed properly when the web_browser setting is changed #26
  • Apps package: made extra_paths, env PATH and Start Menu scans more bullet-proof in case an unreadable file/folder gets on its way (#19, #29)
  • Bookmarks: Firefox bookmarks provider could not read Firefox’s profiles.ini file when its nomenclature format was not exactly the expected one #30

Changed

  • LaunchBox: last executed action is now pre-selected in the ACTIONS list. If user skips the ACTIONS list, item will be executed with the default action.
  • The default value of the launch_at_startup setting has been changed from yes to no to be less invasive.
  • WebSearch package: the default value of the new_window setting in the [defaults] section has been changed from yes to no to comply to default system preferences.
  • Minor corrections and improvements

API: Changed

v2.3 - 2016-03-22

WARNING: This version breaks compatibility of the keypirinha.Plugin.on_suggest() API with previous versions. If you are a plugin developer or if you have modified the shipped packages, please ensure to update your code before starting the application. Otherwise, just follow the Install/Update instructions from the documentation.

Added

  • New package: Everything (query the Everything application to search files and folders from Keypirinha).
  • Docs: the First steps chapter has been stuffed with features that were undocumented so far.
  • geometry settings in the [gui] and [console] sections. Note that due to this addition, default behavior has changed from previous release (i.e. from persistent to auto)
  • web_browser, web_browser_new_window and web_browser_private_mode global settings #12
  • Bookmarks package: force_new_window, bookmarks_files, places_files and favorites_dirs settings
  • WebSearch package: Metacritic and MSDN sites in default configuration
  • LaunchBox: the status bar shows the name of the owner package of the currently selected item

Fixed

  • Application was failing to launch if the value of an environment variable had a single dollar sign in it #14
  • The default text editor was launched too quickly, which could make its taskbar buttons not to be in order.
  • The windows of the default text editor were not positioned properly on the screen when there were 3 or more configuration files to edit.

Changed

  • Drastically improved the speed of the internal logger in case of flooding
  • Minor corrections, optimizations and improvements
  • Docs: corrections and added some screen shots
  • TaskSwitcher package: item is now kept in history, without its arguments
  • Support chat room has moved

API: Changed

v2.2 - 2016-03-10

Added

  • Bookmarks package: support for the Vivaldi web browser

Fixed

  • Restored compatibility with Windows 7 (Vista support dropped) #13
  • Detection of system’s default web browser was incorrect on Windows 10 (impacted packages: Bookmarks and WebSearch) #11
  • Bookmarks package: Firefox provider was making the plugin to fail in case user profile was not found.

v2.1 - 2016-03-09

Added

  • New package: Bookmarks (supports Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer)
  • Position and size of the LaunchBox and the Console window are now persistent #2
  • always_on_top setting #1
  • max_height setting
  • Show Change Log menu item and its ChangeLog catalog item
  • Online Documentation menu item and the Online Documentation and Online Help (alias) catalog items
  • Apps package: scan_start_menu and scan_env_path settings #4
  • Docs: Update Procedure section
  • Docs: Change Log section
  • Docs: Credits section

Changed

  • GUI: Improved readability by brightening default text colors #6
  • Calc package: the = item is not kept in History anymore

API: Deprecated

v2.0 - 2016-03-01

  • First public release

v0 - 2013-05-21

  • Development started