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Find and Run Robot (Portable)


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This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.
  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.
Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 4/9/2019.

Find and Run Robot (FARR) is a program for keyboard maniacs -- it uses an adaptive "live search" function to rapidly find programs and documents on your computer as you type.

Press your chosen hotkey to display the FARR window, then just start typing the first letters of the application you want to launch and the results appear instantly. Hit enter to launch the top result, or refine your search with special modifiers and commands.

FARR also lets you quickly run web searches, send email, manipulate files, control on-screen windows, and much more. Build and share custom commands or install plugins to add tons of new features, like live search features for your clipboard history and your internet bookmarks; a popup a calculator with history tape and persistant variables; and many more...

To install Find and Run Robot (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install find-and-run-robot.portable

To upgrade Find and Run Robot (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade find-and-run-robot.portable


  • tools\FindAndRunRobot.exe.gui
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'find-and-run-robot.portable'
    $fileName = ''
    $processName = 'FindAndRunRobot'
    Stop-Process -Name $processName -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    UnInstall-ChocolateyZipPackage $packageName $fileName
  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'find-and-run-robot.portable'
    $url = ''
    $checksum = '3183e972bf5d22e0051c1c5907aad3dc58206ce4'
    $checksumType = 'sha1'
    $unzipLocation = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    $processName = 'FindAndRunRobot'
    Stop-Process -Name $processName -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage $packageName $url $unzipLocation -Checksum $checksum -ChecksumType $checksumType
    New-Item -Path $unzipLocation -Name ($processName + '.exe.gui') -ItemType file

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • DonationCoder


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Find and Run Robot (Portable) 2.233.02 129 Sunday, July 8, 2018 approved
Find and Run Robot (Portable) 2.233.01 144 Friday, March 16, 2018 approved
Find and Run Robot (Portable) 2.229.01 272 Sunday, April 16, 2017 approved
Find and Run Robot (Portable) 295 Sunday, August 14, 2016 approved
Find and Run Robot (Portable) 2.226.01 190 Monday, January 4, 2016 approved

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