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Advanced System Tweaker Suggestion
« on: May 27, 2012, 07:53:30 AM »
Hi Shane

Withthe increasing number of tweaks available for the AST I would like to suggest the inclusion of a serach facility which would look for and presetn to the user a set of tweaks that match the search criteria.  Could work either by searching on the title of the tweaks or perhaps a place to enter search keywords could be added that the author of the tweak could populate before releaseing the tweak?

Just an idea re. usability.  :wink:

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Re: Advanced System Tweaker Suggestion
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2012, 01:50:28 PM »
Yeah a search isn't a bad idea. There is close to 1000 tweaks in it. Looking for one in mind could be a pain.

The search could simply loop through the treeview looking at the title of each tweak and for the word the person put in.

I wont have it read the description of the tweak because the file would have to be opened to get the info. That means every search would have to open 1000+ files. We dont want that lol

I will see what I can do :-)

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Re: Advanced System Tweaker Suggestion
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2012, 02:42:04 PM »
Hi Shane

Glad that you like the idea but take your point re. how it might work.

Will look forward to trying out what you come up with.

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Re: Advanced System Tweaker Suggestion
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2012, 01:01:44 AM »
Give this a try and let me know what you think  :cheesy:

New search is under the file menu or by Ctrl+F

Also added a number count to the treeview (I like this one along with the new search)

Let me know how it goes and I will put out the new version out Sunday. If you have any suggestions before that let me know.

Extract the zip, 2 new files, replace the installed ones with them.

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Re: Advanced System Tweaker Suggestion
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2012, 03:16:55 AM »
Hi Shane

Thanks for that.  Sounds good.  Am at work now but will certanly install tonight and give it a go.  Am on hols on Wednesday and so should have time to continue my look then with a view to getting back to you Wednesday night (UK time) with feedback.

Hope that is OK?

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Re: Advanced System Tweaker Suggestion
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2012, 06:52:26 AM »
Really great idea and how Shane implemented it so fast! :)

Just tested it and it works great! It searches for letters I assume, e.g. "mo" finds the tweak which has word memory on it's title. But it doesn't look for separate search key words. E.g. search term "defrag vista", doesn't find anything. It has to be exactly the correct, which is "defrag - vista". Could this be possible to be added? (multi search term keywords, or whatever it's called). This could be also used to find a tweak from a specific sub directory. example if I want to search tweak from the folder "Speed Tweaks", I would type "speed tweaks" and then the search term for the tweak e.g. "speed tweaks memory".

I'm not sure why but the shortcut ctrl+f doesn't work for me.

I also like the count number in treeview! What about also showing how many tweaks have been ran on each sub directory?

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Re: Advanced System Tweaker Suggestion
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2012, 08:47:19 AM »
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Thanks for that.  Sounds good.  Am at work now but will certanly install tonight and give it a go.  Am on hols on Wednesday and so should have time to continue my look then with a view to getting back to you Wednesday night (UK time) with feedback.

Hope that is OK?

Sounds great :-)

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Just tested it and it works great! It searches for letters I assume, e.g. "mo" finds the tweak which has word memory on it's title. But it doesn't look for separate search key words. E.g. search term "defrag vista", doesn't find anything. It has to be exactly the correct, which is "defrag - vista". Could this be possible to be added? (multi search term keywords, or whatever it's called). This could be also used to find a tweak from a specific sub directory. example if I want to search tweak from the folder "Speed Tweaks", I would type "speed tweaks" and then the search term for the tweak e.g. "speed tweaks memory".

Good idea, I will work on it after I post this message and see what I can come up with :-)

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I'm not sure why but the shortcut ctrl+f doesn't work for me.

Looks like I will need to find another way for this. The menu isnt on the form. When you click the button it pulls the menu from another form. because of this the shortcut key doesnt work.

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I also like the count number in treeview! What about also showing how many tweaks have been ran on each sub directory?

I am afraid not. It was hard enough getting that to work LOL

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Re: Advanced System Tweaker Suggestion
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2012, 09:47:26 AM »
Had to remove the Crtl-F.

Here is the new exe. Should support multiple keywords now :-)

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Re: Advanced System Tweaker Suggestion
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2012, 10:45:19 AM »
Nice, it worked for the sub directory search just as I described. This helps a lot for searching for a specific tweak for new and old users.

One weird thing, noticed when replaced the programs exe file, that after closing the program it leaves a process running on the background (AdvSysTweak.exe). I noticed this also before when I did a re-install after using the program. Do you know why this happens every time for me?

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Re: Advanced System Tweaker Suggestion
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2012, 10:48:56 AM »
It shouldn't stay open. What is the CPU on it when that happens?

And can you tell me everything you do int he program when it happens? I want to try to replicate it. :wink:

Also going to make a small change before the next update to put the cursor in the search box when you go to search.

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Re: Advanced System Tweaker Suggestion
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2012, 11:50:56 AM »
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Also going to make a small change before the next update to put the cursor in the search box when you go to search.
Sounds good!  :wink:

It shouldn't stay open. What is the CPU on it when that happens?

And can you tell me everything you do int he program when it happens? I want to try to replicate it. :wink:

Well I just tested it in safe mode (don't have other pc atm) and it doesn't do that there. So I believe some program/driver or what ever is interfering with it. It happened every time with nothing to do what I did with it and the cpu usage was at 0% but if I closed it while it was "loading the tree.." the process usage staid at 50%. I tried to find the program by closing all but it still happened..  :confused:

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Re: Advanced System Tweaker Suggestion
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2012, 11:52:42 AM »
OK if you close it while loading the treeview it is getting stuck in a loop. I can put in a variable to kill the loop if it is being closed.

I dont have the program set to end itself. I have it set to clean up after itself and should auto close. let me make a new exe with a few changes and see how it works for you :-)

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Re: Advanced System Tweaker Suggestion
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2012, 12:26:37 PM »
OK try this :-)

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Re: Advanced System Tweaker Suggestion
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2012, 01:02:11 PM »
It still happens :( But now the cpu usage is at 0% if closed during loading the tree.

Seems that I don't have this problem with the add-on creator.

hmm it sometimes works for many times and then doesn't.. don't bother with this if it doesn't occur to anyone else.

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Re: Advanced System Tweaker Suggestion
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2012, 01:03:43 PM »
The cpu dropped to 0 because I have it killing any loops. But why isnt it closing all the way? Something isnt closing out all the way for some reason. So I will have to force it.

I will add the end command to it and see how it goes.

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