Custom actions for Emaroo, the free utility for browsing the most recently used lists of tools and applications like Visual Studio, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more.
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Custom Actions for Emaroo 4

A custom action for Emaroo calls an executable with arguments built using macros e.g. for the full path of currently selected file/directory, or just the file name, the extension, etc.

Custom actions are defined per-application. They appear as buttons below the corresponding list of most recently used (MRU) items and as entries of the item's context menu. If you prefer hotkeys, you can also run a custom action via Ctrl+number.

(The custom actions for Emaroo 3.x have been moved below the v3 folder)

Sharing Custom Actions

Starting with Emaroo 4, custom actions can be shared by copying/pasting a text string that you can put on an HTML page, insert into an email, or maybe even post on Facebook ;-).

File-based import/export of individual custom actions (via .action.json files) is still supported and will continue to be in the future.

Ready-to-use Custom Actions

The custom actions are categorized by the executable that is called:

How to Use

As an example, here's a custom action that creates a new mail in Outlook and adds the current file as an attachment (read how it was done in "How to Write Your own Custom Action"):

  • Select and copy the text for the custom action to the clipboard.

  • In Emaroo, open the Settings tab ( ).

  • In the "Applications" list on the, select the tool/application you want to add the custom action to:

  • In the "Custom Actions for ..." list, click the "Paste" button (or press Strg+V) to paste the custom action.

  • Switch back to the application's tab page and you're good to go!

  • Tip: You can view the custom action for a specific selected file or folder before running the custom action by opening the context menu on the custom action's button and selecting "Debug":

  • In the debug dialog you'll see the actual command line to be used (and you can inspect the values of all macros):

    Want to Write Your Own?

    Take a look at "How to Write Your own Custom Action"!