Rethinking small toolbar filter interaction with file list

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Re: Rethinking small toolbar filter interaction with file li

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marsh wrote:With Pierre's proposal I'm not sure it should be called a filter.
In others software, it's called filter
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Re: Rethinking small toolbar filter interaction with file li

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xnview wrote:You have a filter in windows explorer????
No, not a filter, but a dropdown menu in each column header with various sorting options:

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In Excel "Table mode", the same sort of menu is in the column labels and offers filtering AND sorting functions:

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In MS Access, datasheet controls have similar capability in the context menu for any cell. Here is one for a column that contains dates:

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Designing a GUI for sorting and filtering a panel of data, whether displayed in a grid or thumbs, is well understood and all the heavy lifting has been done by countless developers. My suggestion is to implement something like the above excellent approach for sorting and filtering the XnView file/thumb list.

Failing that approach, the Lightroom implementation (a separate filter panel in the browser) would also work well.
John