From: Eric Lease Morgan <emorgan@nd...> - 2011-05-13 20:18:38
Demian hacked (and I mean that in a good way) a patch for me the other day which resolved a usability issue -- http://vufind.org/jira/browse/VUFIND-403
Here at "Catholic Portal Central" we did a some usability studies against our VuFind implementation -- http://bit.ly/fJ0Fgo One of the issues confusing many of our testers with the "Retain my current filters" checkbox. Do a search. Use a filter. Do another search but retain the results of the previous search. While a cool feature, many people did not know to turn the filters off when starting new searches.
This issue came to Demian's attention the other day during conversation. He volunteered to look into it, and by mid-afternoon submitted a patch file. After applying the patch I realized I needed to edit a few of my local theme files, but in the end it worked exactly as advertised. After applying the patch and editing your own theme, you will be able to turn on and off this feature too via a configuration option in search.ini.
Very nice work. I would not have been able to do the same nearly as quickly. Thank you.
Eric Lease Morgan
University of Notre Dame
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