thanks for offering help - I really would appreciate a review by a native speaker.
Alas, not for "FavoritenFreund". It is not Open Source, and the author did not reply to my email. Upon closer inspection, I found some other things that bothered me, too. So I set out to make a poor man's thing doing roughly the same, involving just autohotkey and, yes, the native Windows Explorer. (Which, by the way, I haven't used for file management for years).
It does take a bit of configuration (editing the .ahk file) by the User, and the macro to call it from the K-Meleon toolbar or menu has to be written yet. I'll post it anyway, no time now for that - has to be started externally, for the time being. Maybe somebody wants to "translate" the whole thing to autoIt.
This is what it can give you when you drag a link, say, to the left center of your screen:
The Usage and installation notes I put to the end of the script.
Here is the code:
;;;;;;;;;;;; www.autohotkey.com ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; semicolon is used for commenting out
;CONFIGURATION: My display is 1024 x 768 . You may want to edit some coordinates. Drag links to left center screen border if unedited
;Moving your mouse with your LButtonDown (e.g. dragging an URL) opens/pops up your bookmarks folder in explorer,
;so you can drop it there. Clicking inside the K-Meleon window after dropping will hide the favs folder, of course...)
;see the very end of the script for further notes concerning customization and installation
; Timer to check mouse position:
SetTimer, CheckMouse, 400 ;miliseconds. smaller=faster reaction, more CPU load
CheckMouse: ;check mouse position, store coords in variables
CoordMode, Mouse, Screen
MouseGetPos, MouseH , MouseV
GetKeyState, LState, LButton ;check mouse Up/Dwn state, store in variable
if(MouseV>200 and MouseV<700 and MouseH>-5 and MouseH<5 and LState = "D") ;coordinates. MouseH>-5 provides for a second display to the left
MouseMove, 30, 0, ,R ;so it will trigger the action just once
IfWinNotExist, L:\AAim\common\Fav2 ;CONFIGNOTE_A: put here the Name of YOUR favs folder as it appears in the caption
Run explorer.exe /root`, "L:\AAim\common\Fav2" ;CONFIGURATION: enter Path to YOUR favs folder instead
WinWait, L:\AAim\common\Fav2, FolderView ;CONFIGNOTE_A:
; WinSet, Style, -0x80800000, A ;NOTE_B, see end of script
WinMove, L:\AAim\common\Fav2, , 0, 210, 450, 555 ;CONFIGNOTE_A, PLUS: x,y (of the top left corner), w, h
WinMove, L:\AAim\common\Fav2, , 0, 210, 450, 555
;NOTE_B: if you uncomment this line (delete the starting semicolon),
;the window will have no titlebar, so:
;Min/Max/Close via the taskbarButtonMenu, or hit Alt Space to get the SystemMenu.
;Favs can be arranged chronologically by doubleclicking the column headers
;No need for the FileType or Size columns here
;No need for an AdressBar, or for more buttons - the "Up" button is the
;only one really needed, in fact.
;Customize via RClick on the toolbar.
;Menu items relevant for favs: >file<new, >edit>delete,
;>view>arrange>in groups (?, don't have an english XP) )
;and, of course, >favorites
;Download & install Autohotkey: ; http://www.autohotkey.com/download/AutoHotkeyInstall.exe
;In your K-M tools folder (or anywhere), RClick>New>Autohotkey Script, call
;it, say, kmfavView.ahk open kmfavView.ahk in notepad, replace its
;contents by this text save & close, put a shortcut to this file on your
;desktop / in your StartMenu, in your startup folder for starting
;you can be sure it is running when the green"H" icon shows in
;your tray. RClicking that one gives you a menu for
;pausing, closing, and others.
Back again ...
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/19/2010 02:18AM by SoerenB.