Add a keybind to enable/disable the exclude list

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Kleosi
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Add a keybind to enable/disable the exclude list

Post by Kleosi » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:34 pm

I have ".lnk" added to the excluded files list so that I don't have to see shortcuts in my searches without having to select a category/filter. However, I sometimes need to search for .lnk files so that I can remove them from folders and extracted archives where they should not be located.

Currently, I have to go into the menu and disable the exclude list, then do the search, then reenable it. I had the thought that if there was a menu option available, I could simplify the process to hitting a keybind, doing a search, then hitting the keybind again, but I suppose this could perhaps be solved in other ways.

NotNull
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Re: Add a keybind to enable/disable the exclude list

Post by NotNull » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:36 pm

Kleosi wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:34 pm
but I suppose this could perhaps be solved in other ways.
Yes, use Filters

You could - for example - change the Everything filter to search for
!ext:lnk

And create a new filter, ReallyEverything, with an empty searh (just like your original Everything filter)

(Don't forget to remove your exclusions)

Kleosi
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Re: Add a keybind to enable/disable the exclude list

Post by Kleosi » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:42 pm

Brilliant! Never even realized you could make custom filters. Thanks so much!

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Re: Add a keybind to enable/disable the exclude list

Post by NotNull » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:44 pm

You're welcome!

Extra suggestion: enable the Filter bar for easy access: Menu:View > Filters

Kleosi
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Re: Add a keybind to enable/disable the exclude list

Post by Kleosi » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:55 pm

:) Thanks again

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