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boosting search speed
Authored by: ddldreaming on Dec 02, '03 09:31:43PM

I found Another Launcher abysmally slow until I checked "Only Applications" under "Consider External Contents" in its Advanced preference tab (which also automatically disables "Always up-to-date"). I also removed unneeded/nonexistent search directories. Now it's as fast as LaunchBar, but also doesn't seek through as many items.

I'm still undecided about it. It's very flexible but also jarringly clunky. What I dislike most about it is the way it usually fails to return focus to the application window I was working in (when I bring up a popup window and then cancel it). It's taken me a long time to get familiar with it (for a Mac application, anyway); many of its preference options are not self-evident and the documentation is maddeningly circular.

Whether I keep using it or not, it's nice to see the evolution of tools like these. Hopefully it'll inspire Objective Development to extend LaunchBar.

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