{"__v":10,"_id":"575818008abb520e00ea7b8a","category":{"project":"55f0432035803d230000a9c2","version":"575818008abb520e00ea7b61","_id":"57584d29f71f5c19002d17ef","__v":0,"sync":{"url":"","isSync":false},"reference":false,"createdAt":"2016-06-08T16:51:53.330Z","from_sync":false,"order":6,"slug":"actions-and-automations","title":"Actions and Automations"},"parentDoc":null,"project":"55f0432035803d230000a9c2","user":"55f0431435803d230000a9c1","version":{"__v":11,"_id":"575818008abb520e00ea7b61","project":"55f0432035803d230000a9c2","createdAt":"2016-06-08T13:05:04.736Z","releaseDate":"2016-06-08T13:05:04.736Z","categories":["575818008abb520e00ea7b62","575818008abb520e00ea7b63","575818008abb520e00ea7b64","575818008abb520e00ea7b65","57582f278abb520e00ea7c10","575838ddf71f5c19002d1787","57584357163a4f2b002c75ed","57584d29f71f5c19002d17ef","575850cc163a4f2b002c7621","575850f1f71f5c19002d17fa","575851066a65ec0e004153e7","575a923ad5797e0e007518cf","575eae598be8aa0e00f59ceb","575eb065e7089c0e006d0cdf"],"is_deprecated":false,"is_hidden":false,"is_beta":false,"is_stable":true,"codename":"","version_clean":"2.0.0","version":"2.0"},"updates":[],"next":{"pages":[],"description":""},"createdAt":"2016-05-17T15:49:14.153Z","link_external":false,"link_url":"","githubsync":"","sync_unique":"","hidden":false,"api":{"results":{"codes":[]},"settings":"","auth":"required","params":[],"url":""},"isReference":false,"order":4,"body":"This category allows you to work with files and folders on your computer.\n\n## DIRECT ACTION \n*(combination of the two actions \"define\" + \"open\")*\n\n####      Open defined file\nSelect a predefined file on your computer and open it with the default application.\n\n**Setup:**\nQuadro displays a pop-up window on the computer, from which you can choose the desired file and keep it set. 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actions such as move it to a default folder, pass it directly to a particular application or recall frequent and/or complexactions on the file itself.\n\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/RvOFcyiAS6Gorp3ejd1t_GetSelected.jpeg\",\n        \"GetSelected.jpeg\",\n        \"732\",\n        \"419\",\n        \"#1d54bf\",\n        \"\"\n      ],\n      \"caption\": \"Get selected files\"\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\n####      Define file\n\n**Setup:**\nQuadro opens a popup on the computer, from which you can choose the desired file and keep it set.\n\n*TIP:* Using a particular file and keeping it set as the default can be helpful for fast and/or direct action such as move it to a default folder, pass it directly to a particular application or recall frequent and/or complex actions on the file itself.\n\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        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Files

Define and manage files on your computer

This category allows you to work with files and folders on your computer. ## DIRECT ACTION *(combination of the two actions "define" + "open")* #### Open defined file Select a predefined file on your computer and open it with the default application. **Setup:** Quadro displays a pop-up window on the computer, from which you can choose the desired file and keep it set. With the execution of the action, the file is retrieved and opened with the default program. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/2eeIYiJiQhsUclABnBZ6_OpenDefined_File.png", "OpenDefined_File.png", "680", "356", "#1754c6", "" ], "caption": "Open defined file" } ] } [/block] #### Open defined folder Select and open a default folder on your computer. **Setup:** Quadro displays a pop-up window on the computer that allows you to select the desired folder. With the execution of the action, the folder is retrieved and displayed on the computer monitor. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/HxJ1z7BdTiOOKhrQEgpR_OpenDefined_Folder.png", "OpenDefined_Folder.png", "681", "356", "#1653c2", "" ], "caption": "Open defined folder" } ] } [/block] [block:callout] { "type": "info", "body": "Excluding the *Direct Actions*, working with *Files* always requires 2 steps: First, an action to identify the file to act upon, then an action with the actual operation you want to perform on the given file." } [/block] ## DEFINE FILES #### Get latest file Uses the latest file added to a specific folder. **Setup:** Quadro opens a popup on the computer, from which you can choose the folder in which to search for the latest file. *TIP:* Using the last file created in a given folder can be useful for direct actions such as move it to a default folder, pass it directly to a particular application or recall frequent and/or complex actions on the file itself. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/jBaP5lChRB2UwoOCFb6Z_Get%20latest%20file.png", "Get latest file.png", "629", "473", "#84635b", "" ], "caption": "The popup on your computer" } ] } [/block] [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/UZKmGOpS5iMXQwRj6kG3_GetLatest.jpeg", "GetLatest.jpeg", "731", "659", "#2056be", "" ], "caption": "Get latest file" } ] } [/block] #### Get selected files Uses the currently selected files on your computer. *TIP:* Using the file that is currently selected on your computer can be useful for direct actions such as move it to a default folder, pass it directly to a particular application or recall frequent and/or complexactions on the file itself. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/RvOFcyiAS6Gorp3ejd1t_GetSelected.jpeg", "GetSelected.jpeg", "732", "419", "#1d54bf", "" ], "caption": "Get selected files" } ] } [/block] #### Define file **Setup:** Quadro opens a popup on the computer, from which you can choose the desired file and keep it set. *TIP:* Using a particular file and keeping it set as the default can be helpful for fast and/or direct action such as move it to a default folder, pass it directly to a particular application or recall frequent and/or complex actions on the file itself. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/RFloSCddRdeZGdajM1Gl_Define.jpeg", "Define.jpeg", "731", "659", "#1d55bf", "" ], "caption": "Define file" } ] } [/block] #### Get files from prompt Uses a file of your choice on your computer. **Setup:** Quadro opens a popup on the computer from which you can choose the desired file *TIP:* Using a file from the dialog box can be useful for direct actions such as move it to a default folder or recall frequent and/or complex actions on the file itself. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/RfC8xK5STyKljKXwkH5t_GetFromPrompt.jpeg", "GetFromPrompt.jpeg", "727", "432", "#1d54bf", "" ], "caption": "Get file from prompt" } ] } [/block] ## MANAGE FILES: #### Open file Uses the file name from the previous action and opens it with the default application. 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[block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/rfNhL4ZTsuJ93rWI2yOk_MoveTo.jpeg", "MoveTo.jpeg", "726", "546", "#2056bf", "" ], "caption": "Move files to..." } ] } [/block] #### Paste file to... Uses the file name from the previous action and pastes it on the first screen of an application of your choice. **Setup:** Quadro requires in-app the identification of the application on the computer on which to paste the file. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/kg8mLjVsTNWhDqA5E4L5_PasteTo.jpeg", "PasteTo.jpeg", "729", "537", "#1f55be", "" ], "caption": "Paste files to..." } ] } [/block] #### Copy file to clipboard Uses the file name from the previous action and copies it to the clipboard. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/CKgsaO2xTxKlhItdweiv_CopyToClipboard.jpeg", "CopyToClipboard.jpeg", "733", "555", "#1e55bf", "" ], "caption": "Copy to clipboard" } ] } [/block]