New Google Desktop – No Hacks

I’ve been using Google Desktop Search with the GDPlus hack since December. The original GDS didn’t allow me to search text files (read source code) for any file type other than .txt. GDPlus hacked GDS to for it to index arbitrary file extensions as text files, great for indexing Delphi, C++, PHP, Python, or other source code files.

With the new GDS release and SDK/extension mechanism makes it easy for programmers to create plugins to GDS. Larry ported his text-file indexer over to the new plugin format. There is something nice about using the official GDS release instead of a hacked version. Thanks Larry!

Here’s my additions to Larry’s indexer config file:

AddNewExtension "dpr"
AddNewExtension "pas"
AddNewExtension "php"
AddNewExtension "py"
AddNewExtension "rb"
AddNewExtension "cpp"
AddNewExtension "h"
AddNewExtension "c"
AddNewExtension "js"

Oh yeah – a NetCaptor productivity tip. Searching with GDS is as easy as adding…

… to QuickSearch.

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