Please can I have a Refresh Filter tool

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I am working on a map which will be turned into the minutes of a meeting.  There is some research, emails and notes which are not needed in the minutes, so I am marking them with a cross icon and hiding them by power filtering.  As I progress around the report I am adding more crosses and would just like to refresh the filter.  Currently this is a four click process.

I would like a refresh current filter button between the Power Filter Select and Remove Filter buttons in the bottom toolbar.  Anyone else think that is a good idea?
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Posted 5 years ago

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Esther van Wijngaarden

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Hi Andrew,

You can rightclick on the (cross) icon of a topic and then select Quick Filter>Hide topics with this marker. Then all topics with this marker are hidden. So it works like a refresh...



Regards,

Esther
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Thanks - Neat
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Through Esther's approach is an improvement, it still involves three clicks...

Part of the problem is that you don't appear to be able to explicitly save a query to hide all filters. However if you have the View tab open on the ribbon you have access to the Show and Hide buttons in the Filter section. If you have saved a filter which is based on the "100 % - finished" icon, click on the Hide button and then the filter name and all the topics which are complete will be hidden.

If you subsequently update a topic's status to completed and repeat the filter process, the topic will then be hidden.

To make this a genuinely two step process no matter which tab on the ribbon is open, you can add the Filter Show and Hide buttons to the Quick Access Toolbar, which means they are accessible no matter which tab on the ribbon is open.

I'm not sure that you're going to get any better than a two-click process, but of course I could be wrong!
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Alex, Good suggestion