Is there a keyboard shortcut to clear the Live Filter box, w/o changing focus?

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Is there a keyboard shortcut to clear the Live Filter box, w/o changing focus?

Postby Jerry » 11 Jan 2017 17:30

Didn't see any existing keyboard shortcut to clear the Live Filter box without changing focus. Can one be added?
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Re: Is there a keyboard shortcut to clear the Live Filter box?

Postby highend » 11 Jan 2017 19:33

{ESC}?
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Re: Is there a keyboard shortcut to clear the Live Filter box?

Postby Jerry » 11 Jan 2017 19:40

highend wrote:{ESC}?

It doesn't work for me if I have focus in the list itself and not in the live filter box.
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Re: Is there a keyboard shortcut to clear the Live Filter box, w/o changing focus?

Postby highend » 11 Jan 2017 19:54

You didn't mention that you are in e.g. in a pane and want to clear the lfb "externally" :)

I'll move this to the wishes section...
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Re: Is there a keyboard shortcut to clear the Live Filter box, w/o changing focus?

Postby Jerry » 11 Jan 2017 20:04

highend wrote:You didn't mention that you are in e.g. in a pane and want to clear the lfb "externally" :)
I'll move this to the wishes section...
Yes, sorry. I later updated the post and subject to indicate the focus issue. I think this feature is really needed. I'm very often in a filtered list via the live filter box and it's quite cumbersome to have to go back to the box just to clear it, when I no longer want the live filter on.
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Re: Is there a keyboard shortcut to clear the Live Filter box, w/o changing focus?

Postby highend » 11 Jan 2017 20:19

Instead of clearing you could just use it's normal shortcut (alt + f3) to hide the box while in the list pane (which clears it automatically)
and reinvoke it again when you want it visible and have focus?
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Re: Is there a keyboard shortcut to clear the Live Filter box, w/o changing focus?

Postby Jerry » 11 Jan 2017 20:26

highend wrote:Instead of clearing you could just use it's normal shortcut (alt + f3) to hide the box while in the list pane (which clears it automatically) and reinvoke it again when you want it visible and have focus?

Ok, that's a reasonable workaround for now. Thanks. Still would like to see a dedicated shortcut for this.
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Re: Is there a keyboard shortcut to clear the Live Filter box, w/o changing focus?

Postby Jerry » 07 Feb 2017 21:35

What about Shift-ESC for clearing the Live Filter Box (while focus is in the list), but still keeping it visible?
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Re: Is there a keyboard shortcut to clear the Live Filter box, w/o changing focus?

Postby admin » 09 Feb 2017 16:02

What about a new command "Toggle Live Filter" in menu View | Tab?

If filter is ON:
- clear the Live Filter Box
- keep it visible
- keep focus where it is

If filter is OFF:
- activate the last filter
- show the Live Filter Box if it's not shown
- keep focus where it is

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Re: Is there a keyboard shortcut to clear the Live Filter box, w/o changing focus?

Postby TheQwerty » 09 Feb 2017 16:10

Can't you achieve this already with a Run Script UDC assigned a shortcut and this script:

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filter '', 8;

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Re: Is there a keyboard shortcut to clear the Live Filter box, w/o changing focus?

Postby Jerry » 09 Feb 2017 16:11

admin wrote:What about a new command "Toggle Live Filter" in menu View | Tab?

If filter is ON:
- clear the Live Filter Box
- keep it visible
- keep focus where it is

If filter is OFF:
- activate the last filter
- show the Live Filter Box if it's not shown
- keep focus where it is

That definitely works for me. On a related note, have you considered adding a history dropdown list to the Live Box filter?
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Re: Is there a keyboard shortcut to clear the Live Filter box, w/o changing focus?

Postby admin » 09 Feb 2017 16:18

TheQwerty wrote:Can't you achieve this already with a Run Script UDC assigned a shortcut and this script:

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filter '', 8;

Yep, one could script it.

But I think a "Toggle Live Filter" (e.g. Ctrl+Alt+F3) command would be a natural and useful addition.

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Re: Is there a keyboard shortcut to clear the Live Filter box, w/o changing focus?

Postby admin » 09 Feb 2017 16:19

Jerry wrote:On a related note, have you considered adding a history dropdown list to the Live Box filter?

Yes, I have and declined it. I want to keep this simple. KISS.


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