SUGGESTION: inactive visual filters

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Dec 8 2016 2:02 PM

Bradley Grainger (Faithlife):

When a resource is opened, the application tries to find all applicable Visual Filter documents (so they can be listed on the VFs) menu. This proceeds in two phases:

  1. Find all VF documents that have a search range that includes the current resource.
  2. Execute all the searches in those documents to find documents that have at least one result. We don't want to show documents with 0 matches on the menu because turning them on/off has no effect.

It's step 2 that's causing the performance problem for Don (and others). By changing the resources being search in a VF document, you can filter it out in step 1 and avoid the performance problems of step 2, without having to delete the document (and later on having to remember how to recreate it).

Often filters come in sets that are used together i.e. frequency of occurrence vocabulary filters or steps of exegesis filters ... This is especially true for teachers, students and researchers. These users are also likely to need the filters on a recurring basis e.g. weekly but do not need to use them in their day to day activities. It would be very useful to:

  • be able to tag a visual filter as archived on a list of visual filters rather than having to open and modify each individually.
  • be able to create groups of visual filters that can be archived/activated as a group
  • associate a group of visual filters to a layout (some in the forums would say project) with opening the layout automatically activating any related archived visual filters

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 8 2016 4:29 PM

MJ. Smith:
be able to tag a visual filter as archived on a list of visual filters rather than having to open and modify each individually.

+1 Yes for archive (or not check) this visual filter for all resources (instead of opening a resource that has results so could disable for all).

MJ. Smith:
be able to create groups of visual filters that can be archived/activated as a group

+1 Yes for grouping visual filters into sets: e.g. Greek, Hebrew, Inductive, ...

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