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"notepad++" program rule

Jun 27, 2012 at 3:21 PM


I'm trying to create program rule for notepad++, and when I'm setting display/tray/className to "notepad++", windawesome won't run.

From log:


6/27/2012 4:24:23 PM
Windawesome, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null
mscorlib, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089
System.Windows.Forms, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089
System, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089
System.Drawing, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a
System.Core, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089
Microsoft.Scripting, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=7f709c5b713576e1
System.Xml, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089
IronPython, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=7f709c5b713576e1
IronRuby, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=7f709c5b713576e1
Microsoft.CSharp, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a

OS: Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1
CLR: 4.0.30319
64-bit OS: True
64-bit process: True
Elevated: False
System.ArgumentException: parsing "notepad++" - Nested quantifier +.
   at Microsoft.Scripting.Interpreter.NewInstruction.Run(InterpretedFrame frame)
   at Microsoft.Scripting.Interpreter.Interpreter.Run(InterpretedFrame frame)
   at Microsoft.Scripting.Interpreter.LightLambda.Run5[T0,T1,T2,T3,T4,TRet](T0 arg0, T1 arg1, T2 arg2, T3 arg3, T4 arg4)
   at System.Dynamic.UpdateDelegates.UpdateAndExecute4[T0,T1,T2,T3,TRet](CallSite site, T0 arg0, T1 arg1, T2 arg2, T3 arg3)
   at Microsoft.Scripting.Interpreter.DynamicInstruction`5.Run(InterpretedFrame frame)
   at Microsoft.Scripting.Interpreter.Interpreter.Run(InterpretedFrame frame)
   at Microsoft.Scripting.Interpreter.LightLambda.Run2[T0,T1,TRet](T0 arg0, T1 arg1)
   at IronPython.Compiler.PythonScriptCode.RunWorker(CodeContext ctx)
   at IronPython.Compiler.RuntimeScriptCode.InvokeTarget(Scope scope)
   at Microsoft.Scripting.Hosting.ScriptEngine.ExecuteFile(String path, ScriptScope scope)
   at Windawesome.Config.PluginLoader.LoadAll(Windawesome windawesome, Config config, IEnumerable`1 files)
   at Windawesome.Windawesome..ctor()
   at Windawesome.Program.Main()
Inner Exception:



Jun 27, 2012 at 4:19 PM


Well, all of those things expect a Regular Expression. And "++" is invalid "syntax" for regexes. You could try


As the display name. But it is case sensitive too, so make sure you use the correct casing.

Good luck!

Jun 28, 2012 at 8:14 AM

Hello, thanks for the quick reply.

Like you said, I tried to set it to "notepad\\+\\+" but it doesn't help.

What I've done later - is just simple rename notepad++.exe to notepad+.exe, so the process name changed as well, and when I'm setting processName = "notepad+$"  - everything works fine. Same method I used for "µTorrent" which as I understand, not allows to use "µ" symbol.

Jun 28, 2012 at 9:22 PM


Well, it's strange that it didn't work, but what the hell, if you fixed it in the end, it doesn't matter. :) Please write if you have more problems. :) Have fun!