is there a way to filter
- first for a certain file type, e.g. PDF (i.e. hide everything except PDF files),
- and then use the filter box to filter those PDF files for matching file names?
What I wouldn't want is a button that sets the filter box to something like **.pdf and I'd have to type my way between those two asterisks every time.
For example in Thunderbird, I can use a first filter box to filter for sender, then leave that first filter box populated as it is, and type into a second filter box in order to additionally filter for subject. This is extremely convenient.
You could run a find for "*.pdf" and then quick-filter the find result. Filtering an already filtered file display is not possible, afaik.
Try this button. Click it a second time to clear both filters.
That's an incredibly useful button, thank you. I shall create similar buttons for *.doc files etc. from this template.
Can the button be made into a toggle button, such that it appears pressed when, and as long as, the filter is active?
Yes, add this at the first line:
Like so? o)
A nice button indeed! Thanks Leo, I think I'm gonna use that as well. o)
A fast Leo you are! o)
(Is that kind of post-blocker not active anymore, which threw you back to edit-mode, in case there are posts from other users in the meantime?)
Thanks Leo, that is one unbeforkalievable useful button. And it can be used in parallel with the thumbnails/details view mode buttons.
Multiple copies of this button (with different file extensions) even seem to toggle each other automatically, which is also great.