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Preference to keep the search history for good [message #800] Tue, 07 August 2018 12:47 Go to next message
Des Bw
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Registered: June 2017
Junior Member
This is a feature request to keep the search history for good. It can be
added to one of the hidden preferences.

- I am aware that I can move them to the bookmark to keep them for good;
but, that is a lot of manual work.

I am hoping that keeping a large history won't have any effect on the
performance.
Re: Preference to keep the search history for good [message #989 is a reply to message #800] Thu, 30 January 2020 18:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ray Jonas
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Registered: January 2020
Junior Member
I'd like to second this feature request. The functionality would be like a
web browser, where you can turn search history on or off. It's sometimes
helpful to be able to retrace ones steps, for example, after adding items
to an index.

On Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 3:47:44 AM UTC-7, Des Bw wrote:
>
> This is a feature request to keep the search history for good. It can be
> added to one of the hidden preferences.
>
> - I am aware that I can move them to the bookmark to keep them for good;
> but, that is a lot of manual work.
>
> I am hoping that keeping a large history won't have any effect on the
> performance.
>
Re: Preference to keep the search history for good [message #990 is a reply to message #800] Sun, 02 February 2020 09:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
kridrD
Messages: 10
Registered: September 2015
Junior Member
I also like the idea of keeping a search history and being able to edit it,
perhaps even grouping related searches. I started using the templates for
that effect.

Any features allowing automated queries of longer lists and saving a
portion of hits and their contexts as a text file, as is possible with
dtsearch, would be much appreciated.
Re: Preference to keep the search history for good [message #998 is a reply to message #989] Fri, 07 February 2020 15:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
FoxTrot Engineering
Messages: 348
Registered: April 2020
Senior Member
Ray Jonas wrote:

> I'd like to second this feature request. The functionality would be like a web browser, where you can turn search history on or off. It's sometimes helpful to be able to retrace ones steps, for example, after adding items to an index.
>
> On August 7, 2018, Des Bw wrote:
> This is a feature request to keep the search history for good. It can be added to one of the hidden preferences.

The search history is already there in FoxTrot Pro (menu Bookmarks / Bookmarks Window). History is kept during 90 days.

You can change how long to keep it by opening in TextEdit the file "com.ctmdev.FoxTrotPro.prefs" (not the .plist one) from your ~/Library/Preferences folder, then change the value in the line:
90
Note that you should quit FoxTrot Pro before modifying this file, or your changes will be overwritten.

Jérôme - Foxtrot Engineering


Jérôme - FoxTrot Engineering
Re: Preference to keep the search history for good [message #1402 is a reply to message #998] Thu, 07 April 2022 14:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Des Bw
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Registered: June 2017
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Dear Ray Jonas,
Thank you so much. That is exactly what I have been looking for.

<historyDays>10000</historyDays>
Re: Preference to keep the search history for good [message #1403 is a reply to message #1402] Thu, 07 April 2022 14:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
FoxTrot Engineering
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Registered: April 2020
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Note that since version 7, there is now a preference pane for this; you no longer need to edit the .prefs file manually.

Jérôme - FoxTrot Engineering
Re: Preference to keep the search history for good [message #1404 is a reply to message #1403] Fri, 08 April 2022 15:06 Go to previous message
Des Bw
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Registered: June 2017
Junior Member
I don't have Foxtrot 7 yet. I am not really in a position to upgrade Foxtrot soon.

Thank you for the nice hack. It will be of great function.

[Updated on: Fri, 08 April 2022 15:07]

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