Turn Off All Visual Filters With One Click

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Turn Off All Visual Filters With One Click

Post by pj » 2021 Apr 21, 18:01

I use dual panes with multiple tabs open in each, and make use of the visual filter toolbar in these panes on a regular basis.

I'm trying to train myself to be aware of the FILTER icon being present or not in the info bar, but things can still be hectic and I miss that sometimes. So I wonder if there's a way to turn off all visual filters applied to every open pane, either by macro or through a VBA script called by a user command?

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Re: Turn Off All Visual Filters With One Click

Post by nikos » 2021 Apr 22, 04:31

you could do it with a macro, enumerate all tabs, select them one by one and send VIEW > SHOW ALL command in a loop. The manual has a sample macro that works with tabs ( remove duplicate tabs )

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Re: Turn Off All Visual Filters With One Click

Post by lnbrantley » 2021 Apr 22, 13:44

pj wrote:
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I'm trying to train myself to be aware of the FILTER icon being present or not in the info bar...
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To make it easier to be aware of a filtered pane, you could change the color for "Filtered panel background" in Advanced Options.

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Re: Turn Off All Visual Filters With One Click

Post by pj » 2021 Apr 23, 14:19

Thanks for the reminder!

Advanced Options isn't for the faint of heart, but finding that gem of a setting is worth all the mental anguish! :lol:

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Re: Turn Off All Visual Filters With One Click

Post by johngalt » 2021 Apr 23, 17:51

Agreed on the background change - I use it for all my filters now, and it makes life a LOT easier.

E.g. I have one for when I peek inside of .ZIP files (natively, without using 7-ZIP or another archive program) - it tuns the background reddish-maroon. And if I use the quickfilter up top to filter by characters, it turns the background orange.

Such a blessing when I figured out that feature that Nikos incorporated into X²
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Re: Turn Off All Visual Filters With One Click

Post by Manyx » 2021 May 08, 10:36

lnbrantley wrote:
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To make it easier to be aware of a filtered pane, you could change the color for "Filtered panel background" in Advanced Options.
There is a color in this setting, but I see no change in the panel background when I use the "filter" bar.

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Re: Turn Off All Visual Filters With One Click

Post by nikos » 2021 May 08, 16:46

such colors only show when the pane is active

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Re: Turn Off All Visual Filters With One Click

Post by Manyx » 2021 May 09, 07:48

it's the case, the pane is active, I enter some letters in the "filter" bar, files and folders are filtered, but the background color don't change.

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Re: Turn Off All Visual Filters With One Click

Post by nikos » 2021 May 09, 08:01

that's a little bug then. If you click on the other view and back again, it will show the filter background

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Re: Turn Off All Visual Filters With One Click

Post by Manyx » 2021 May 09, 10:48

I click on the window of another software, back to Xplorer, but no change.
I click on another tab of the same panel, back to the first tab : no change.
I click in the tree on another folder, back to the filterer folder : it is no more filtered, so no color change.

I try with the default layout, it works. What can be the setting in my layout which prevents to function?

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Re: Turn Off All Visual Filters With One Click

Post by nikos » 2021 May 09, 12:35

actually I just tried it myself and there is no bug!
one way this filter color may not show is if you have color tagged files in a folder

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Re: Turn Off All Visual Filters With One Click

Post by Manyx » 2021 May 09, 18:09

EDIT: It is because in "advanced options" I didn't have selected my personnal layout. It works :-)

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