Browser - quick filter - improve search settings

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Browser - quick filter - improve search settings

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XnViewMP 1.7.2 64bit
Windows11 (23H2), display resolution 3840x2160, win scaling 150%


Browser - quick filter
RegExp should be disabled by default because it changes the "simple" behavior of wildcards (*,?), which is not needed 95% of the time:
1.bmp
  • found, but should not
    <any_symbol>*
    b<any_symbol>*
    m<any_symbol>*
  • not found, but should
    *
    *.bmp
    1.b?p
settings:
- all checkboxes unchecked in Settings > Quick filter
- catalog disabled


Check the same search strings in win file explorer, Everything or FastStone (only * works there)


Suggestion
settings_browser_quick_filter.png
  • improve search settings
    • add "Use Regular Expressions" checkbox (disabled by default)
    • add "Case sensitive" checkbox
    • explicitly show default search option (folder/file name)
    • highlight found letters in the names (like in Everything or win file explorer)



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