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When I try to install it says that msvcrt.dll is in use. I've closed all programs and it still insists that msvcrt.dll is running...any ideas?

I had the same problem, I ignored it and it seems to still work ok.

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few suggestions:

- fix image opening bug

- if there's a mix of normal documents and pdf documens, don't group everything as PDFs

- have the app running all the time, but with a switch to open the search window (meaning that if we click offscreen we don't lose search results)

- add tooltips with file info

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im still having trouble getting results to show in spotlight. results appear fine if i use the embedded browser in preferences but NOT the search criteria box in preferences.

those of you who have gotten it to work, what does your url in the spotlight preferences look like?

http://localhost:4664/ok?url= ???

EDIT: this is what i have:


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pardon my bluntness, but could we retard the feature requests a little until most of us have this working??? :P

oh yeah, ps: I was finally able to get the damn .exe to show up in the diagnostic build (thank you tom) and it can't find anything in the normal search (though it comes up fine when I do it through preferences) so I don't know whats going on

great idea though, it looks fantastic, and i'm glad it finally "shows up" on my comp! :-D

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heres what i have...

top url field:


raw html:

<script language="JavaScript">
if (navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf("opera") == -1) {
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="1;url=''">

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Only that code nothing more?

I did what Tom say to me at the end of Page 9.check it out

you to sacas check it out you copy a part of RAW html to the address. :)

Ive done that many times already, and like i said before : i can get results in the google search in the pref's box , but when i use spotlight, it doesnt show any results.

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for some reason, im no longer seeing that "click here to use your unsupported browser". heres my raw html after a) updating my unique ID,B) entering something in the search chriteria field, and c) clicking 'search'...

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">

<html><head><title>Google Desktop Search</title>

<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">

<meta http-equiv="cache-control" content="no-cache">

<meta http-equiv="pragma" content="no-cache">

<meta http-equiv="expires" content="-1">


BODY,TD,A,P {FONT-FAMILY: arial,sans-serif}

.q {COLOR: #0000cc}




function sf(){document.f.q.focus();}

function qs(el) {if (window.RegExp && window.encodeURIComponent) {var qe=encodeURIComponent(document.f.q.value);if (el.href.indexOf("q=")!=-1) {el.href=el.href.replace(new RegExp("q=[^&$]*"),"q="+qe);} else {el.href+="&q="+qe;}}return 1;}

// -->



<BODY text=#000000 vLink=#551a8b aLink=#ff0000 link=#0000cc bgColor=#ffffff onload=sf()>


<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0>

<tr><td><a href="/&s=OuMyRAdkIkEk6mlecvQPSL0iqmw"><IMG border=0 height=110 alt="Google Desktop Search" src="hp_logo.gif" width=276></a></td></tr></table><BR>

<FORM name=f method=GET action='/search&s=FxJ15Rktf3AWMXVYibBf9EXjbro'>

<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 border=0>


<TD class=q noWrap><FONT size=-1>

<a id=0a class=q onclick="return qs(this);" href="http://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=gd&tab=xw">Web</A> <a id=1a class=q onclick="return qs(this);" href="http://www.google.com/imghp?sourceid=gd&tab=xi">Images</A> <a id=2a class=q onclick="return qs(this);" href="http://www.google.com/grphp?sourceid=gd&tab=xg">Groups</A> <a id=4a class=q onclick="return qs(this);" href="http://www.google.com/nwshp?sourceid=gd&tab=xn">News</A> <a id=5a class=q onClick="return qs(this);" href="http://www.google.com/froogle?sourceid=gd&tab=xf">Froogle</A> <a id=6a class=q onClick="return qs(this);" href="http://www.google.com/lochp?sourceid=gd&tab=xl">Local</A>

<FONT color=#000000><B>Desktop</B></font> <B>

<A class=q href="http://www.google.com/options/index.html">more »</A></B>



<table cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0>

<tr vAlign=top>

<td width=25%> </td>

<td align=center><input maxlength=256 size=62 name=q value="">
<input type=submit value="Search Desktop" name=btnG><INPUT type=submit value="Search the Web" name="redir" accesskey=w></td>

<td align=left valign=top nowrap width=25%><font size=-2> <A href="/options&s=GUMkeSa0YTbv1Ev_SQDiBJXBqw4">Desktop Preferences</a></font></td>


<p><FONT color=#224499><B>Search your own computer.</B></font></p>

<span style="width:29em"><font size=-0 color=#ff6600>Your browser is not currently supported by Google Desktop Search.  <a href='/unsupported?url=%2Fsearch%26s%3DFxJ15Rktf3AWMXVYibBf9EXjbro%3Fq%3D%26ie%3DUTF%2D8&s=SXmEvweEbTUOEKc395reBDSdYec' style='color:#f30'>More details.</a></font></span>

<FONT size=-1><SPAN id=hp style='BEHAVIOR: url(#default#homepage)'></SPAN><script>if (!hp.isHomePage('')) {document.write("<a href="" >Set As Homepage</a> - ");}</script><font size=-1><a href='/docs/privacy.html&s=n8UCgtMp8lOc5XFopKxvCt_yNdI'>Privacy</a></font> - <font size=-1><a href='/status&s=MZL0r-DoPMbY5adlhMQdRgojlpE'>Index Status</a></font> - <font size=-1><a href='/about&s=yl5aoVHv1tfei8ytfson08-bM2s'>About</a></font></font></p>

<p><FONT size=-2>©2005 Google - Searching 18,661 items</font></p></center></body></html>

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pardon my bluntness, but could we retard the feature requests a little until most of us have this working???

Those who don't have it working are not doing something as they should. Those were not feautre request as much as bugfixes (images don't open, labels are wrong) and annoyance resolving issues. It's noot like I'm hailing anything not necessary (such as but not limited to skin support)

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