"Send results to a new window"

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NotNull
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"Send results to a new window"

Post by NotNull » Fri May 01, 2020 10:51 pm

From time to time a semi-impossible search request comes along on these forums. That can often be solved by entering a search query, exporting results to a File List (EFU file), opening that File List, entering the next search query and get the desired results (and close the File List afterwards).

Another way to handle this would be supporting nested search queries, but there might be a cleaner/ more transparent way:

Instead of exporting/importing File Lists, add an option Send results to a new window.
In that new window one can enter the next query, just like in the file list.

Just a thought ...


(Maybe this "Send results" should be limited to max n results to avoid memory issues).

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Re: "Send results to a new window"

Post by void » Fri May 01, 2020 11:44 pm

Thanks for the suggestion.

A temporary index would need to be created from the current results.
Everything will need to indicate to the user that it is using a temporary index.

I'll have to work on the wording, maybe something like:
File -> New window with temporary index of current results

Memory usage would be more efficient than opening a filelist.
The current local index would remain open in the background.


The preferred method would be make search functions work on the current results.

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Re: "Send results to a new window"

Post by NotNull » Fri May 01, 2020 11:47 pm

void wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 11:44 pm
The preferred method would be make search functions work on the current results.
That would be my preferred method too!

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Re: "Send results to a new window"

Post by vsub » Sat May 02, 2020 12:23 am

I think the "hide on close" option will interfere with that if the result is sended to another window with temporary database

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