[Solved] Listing in GUI

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w64bit
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[Solved] Listing in GUI

Post by w64bit »

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ext:pdf !atof:version:1.7
From the GUI point of view:
It's displaying first all PDF files (very fast) and after that is doing comparison and displaying the final PDF list.
Is it possible to display only the final list without displaying first all PDF files?
(hide results when the search is empty = ON)
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therube
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Re: Listing in GUI

Post by therube »

OK, so I've got to ask, why?
Or how is it better to not display the initial list, but only the filtered list?
raccoon
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Re: Listing in GUI

Post by raccoon »

Everything has to search for all PDF files first, so that it can query these search results for the version file property. So there are 2 distinct passes.

Rather than hiding this information from you, it's showing you that work is ongoing and progress is happening. You can add the Version column if you want to see the magic happen in real time as the column gets filled.

atof (alpha to float) should not be necessary for the version property. have you seen alphanumeric text appear in pdf file versions? eg, "1.7a"
NotNull
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Re: Listing in GUI

Post by NotNull »

There is an option in Everything to only start searching when no keyboard activity was detected for x millisecond.
search_delay

Or only start searching after you press ENTER
menu:Tools => Options => General => Search: uncheck Search as you type
void
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Re: Listing in GUI

Post by void »

Everything will show all results first, then eventually remove results that fail the !atof:version:1.7 test.
It's displaying first all PDF files (very fast) and after that is doing comparison and displaying the final PDF list.
Is it possible to display only the final list without displaying first all PDF files?
I did this for content:

For example:
ext:pdf !content:abc123

will not show any results and eventually add results that pass the !content:abc123 test.

I will look into doing the same for property searching.
Thank you for the suggestion.
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Re: Listing in GUI

Post by void »

Everything 1.5.0.1339a will now show no results and add results as information is gathered in the background.

For example, searching for:
ext:pdf !atof:version:1.7

will initially show no results.
As Everything gathers version information from PDF files, and if the version is not 1.7, the PDF file will be added to your results.

(instead of initially adding all results, then removing them as information is gathered)
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Re: [Solved] Listing in GUI

Post by void »

Everything 1.5.0.1340a will now show no results and add results as date created, date accessed and attribute information is gathered in the background.
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