Add bigger or multiline Search box in Edit Filter dialog

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DerekZiemba
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Add bigger or multiline Search box in Edit Filter dialog

Post by DerekZiemba » Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:52 pm

The Search box in the Edit Filter dialog is small. Could it potentially be multiline where each line just counts as a space?

I have rules like the following which I usually have to copy to a text editor and copy back. It's not a big deal, but would be nice.

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<A:\ | B:\ | C:\ | D:\ | M:\>  !".git\objects" !ext:lnk !"{????????-????-????-????-????????????}" !"steamapps\common" !"Thunderbird\Profiles" !<"\Windows\InfusedApps"|"\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\AppRepository"|"\Program Files\WindowsApps"|"\Windows\WinSxS"|"\FontCache"|"Windows\servicing\Packages"|"System32\CatRoot"|"\SoftwareDistribution\Download"> !("Program Files\MATLAB\" (ext:html|xml)|pic:)

NotNull
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Re: Add bigger or multiline Search box in Edit Filter dialog

Post by NotNull » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:09 pm

For now: You could save those queries in a Filter (Menu:Search > Organize Filters)

I have a quite similar rule (called it NoNonsense) and made that my default filter (Menu:Tools > Options > Home: Filter = NoNonsense)
Now, when searching, I get only relevant results.

When you have to search for something that was blocked by my filter, switch temporarily to the Everything filter.

The thing I like best with these filters, is that they don't clutter your search box (otherwise you could also use a bookmark).

therube
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Re: Add bigger or multiline Search box in Edit Filter dialog

Post by therube » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:54 pm

(No, he's saying that specific dialog "input" box is [too] small.

As you're already doing, copy & paste would be my method.
After all how big "should" it be.
Yes you could have an expandable dialog box...
Maybe a hotkey, F8, that opens an "editor" box, perhaps even multi-line, where you could type/paste your strings...)

NotNull
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Re: Add bigger or multiline Search box in Edit Filter dialog

Post by NotNull » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:20 pm

therube wrote:(No, he's saying that specific dialog "input" box is [too] small.

Yes, I was aware of the meaning of his suggestion. That's why I said :
NotNull wrote:For now: ...
BTW: the Edit Filter dialog could also profit from a resizable box (something like auto-adding extra lines when text gets too long?)

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