[Improved] Is there a way of flipping Mix Files & Folders other than the menu

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froggie
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[Improved] Is there a way of flipping Mix Files & Folders other than the menu

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Is there a way to turn "Mix Files & Folders" on or off other than the menu or a hot key?
The purpose is to have it available in a filter.
I did not see an option in the filters to do this or a modifier (but there is so,so much in this release to learn and use)
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NotNull
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Re: Is there a way of flippinf Mix Files & Folders other than the menu

Post by NotNull »

Good idea! :thumbsup:

(not possible at the moment AFAIK ..)
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Re: Is there a way of flipping Mix Files & Folders other than the menu

Post by Stamimail »

What is the use case please.
void
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Re: Is there a way of flipping Mix Files & Folders other than the menu

Post by void »

Thank you for your feedback.

Mix files and folders can currently only be toggled from the View -> Sort By menu or keyboard shortcut.

To set a keyboard shortcut:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Keyboard tab on the left.
  • Change show commands containing to: mix
  • Select View | Sort By | Mix Files and Folders
  • Click Add....
  • Press a new keyboard shortcut key and click OK.
  • Click OK.
I will consider adding quick access to Mix files and folders in the column header context menu.

I had initially indented for this option to be set once and left, this design may change.
What is the use case please.
Mix files and folders will combine your file and folder results together.
Some users may only want Mix files and folders for a specific property only, eg: Size and Date Modified.

I've added to my TODO list: add a search function to set 'Mix files and folders'.
Please be aware that mixing files and folders reduces Everything search performance.
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Re: Is there a way of flipping Mix Files & Folders other than the menu

Post by void »

I have added the sortmix: and nosortmix: search functions to the latest Everything 1.5 Alpha.

To create a filter to use mix files and folders:
  • In Everything, from the Search menu, click Add to filters....
  • Change the Name to: Mix files and folders.
  • Select a Sort (optional - Date Modified or Size recommended)
  • Change the Search to: sortmix:
  • Click OK.
Filters can be activated from the Search menu, Filter bar (View -> Filters), right clicking the status bar, filter macro or filter keyboard shortcut.
froggie
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Re: Is there a way of flipping Mix Files & Folders other than the menu

Post by froggie »

Thank you for sortmix:

However, if I use sortmix: (either in the search bar or in a filter) it works initially, but if I click any column header to change the sort it no longer works. That does not happen when the option is checked.
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Re: Is there a way of flipping Mix Files & Folders other than the menu

Post by void »

Thank you for the bug report.

Please try the latest Everything 1.5 Alpha.

Version 1.5.0.1243 fixes an issue when using sortmix: and then changing the sort.
The sortmix: search function should stick after changing the sort.
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Re: Is there a way of flipping Mix Files & Folders other than the menu

Post by froggie »

That did it.
Thank you.
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