2009/3/19 derHeinzi <heinzbrinker@yahoo.de>



Benny Malengier wrote:
>
> There are many improvements possible in the filter code. I would like to
> have the values of filters editable in the filter sidebar, so you can
> change
> some parameters without opening filter editor.
>

I agree that this would be a "nice to have" feature.


Benny Malengier wrote:
>
> Some filter management would also be nice. Instead of an intermediate
> filter
> setting as you propose, perhaps a star system for filters (1,2,3,4,5), and
> then a setting to determine how many stars needed to show in the filter
> boxes, and ordering in the boxes based on stars, then alphabetical.
>

Well, if a simple "hide" switch is not sufficient in your opinion, I would
prefer to organise filters in "filter groups". You would then define a
filter group for a given "task", give it a recognizable name, add or remove
filters to/from this group in the filter editor and select the filter group
with the filters to be shown.
Example:
You could define a filter group "FamilyLines" where you define a
"motherLine", "fatherLine" or "spouseLine" filter in the peoples view and
filters with the same name in the media view to show only media objects
related to these family lines. And a second filter group could be
"IncompleteData" with different filters to show items according to data
completeness.

Ok, I understand how you would define these group, but I don't see how you would then select a filter in the filter sidebar easily. Can you give that some thought? I don't mind groups (like a treeview) in the filter editor, but the main requirement here is to have an easier way to select filters in the filter sidebar and other places (the reports/tools).

Benny
 


Wouldn't that be even more comfortable?

For my (current) needs however a simple "hide" checkbox would be sufficient.

derHeinzi

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