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please add an option to hide this panel [message #500] Thu, 16 March 2017 19:58 Go to next message
William F
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Registered: March 2017
Junior Member
i hate this panel, it always blocks my indexes, can you add an option to
hide it? thanks
Re: please add an option to hide this panel [message #502 is a reply to message #500] Thu, 16 March 2017 22:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Christian Graber
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Dear William F
I presume when you hate the word „please“ automatically disappears from the active vocabulary.
If I were you I’d try to slide the thing with the little dot

down that pretty much should reduce your major source of hate.
Cheers,
Christian (a hateless user)

> Am 16.03.2017 um 19:58 Uhr schrieb William F :
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> i hate this panel, it always blocks my indexes, can you add an option to hide it? thanks
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Re: please add an option to hide this panel [message #503 is a reply to message #502] Thu, 16 March 2017 22:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
William F
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even if you slide it with the little dot, the panel will slide up again in
the next search.. so yes, i hate it and please disable it...

glad you feel no hate though, the world is always in need of people
redeeming UX haters with the power of love.



On Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 3:21:37 PM UTC-6, Christian Graber wrote:
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> Dear William F
> I presume when you hate the word „please“ automatically disappears from
> the active vocabulary.
> If I were you I’d try to slide the thing with the little dot
> down that pretty much should reduce your major source of hate.
> Cheers,
> Christian (a hateless user)
>
> Am 16.03.2017 um 19:58 Uhr schrieb William F >:
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> i hate this panel, it always blocks my indexes, can you add an option to
> hide it? thanks
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Re: please add an option to hide this panel [message #504 is a reply to message #503] Thu, 16 March 2017 22:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Atlas
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The original poster in this thread has a right to hate certain design decisions. But it's still up to the developer (not even the community) to decide how to balance the different interests. The job of the users is to scream when they feel pain, and the job of the developer is to decide which scream to listen to.

BTW, that panel is kind of annoying. I did hate it as well, but now I just tolerate it like graffiti on fine artwork. There seems to be no way to completely minimize it. I wish I could "pull left" and completely hide that panel 90% of time because I do not switch index or filter my searches most of the time (at least not by the choices given in that panel).

> On Mar 16, 2017, at 2:35 PM, William F wrote:
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> even if you slide it with the little dot, the panel will slide up again in the next search.. so yes, i hate it and please disable it...
>
> glad you feel no hate though, the world is always in need of people redeeming UX haters with the power of love.
>
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>> On Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 3:21:37 PM UTC-6, Christian Graber wrote:
>> Dear William F
>> I presume when you hate the word „please“ automatically disappears from the active vocabulary.
>> If I were you I’d try to slide the thing with the little dot
>>
>> down that pretty much should reduce your major source of hate.
>> Cheers,
>> Christian (a hateless user)
>>
>>> Am 16.03.2017 um 19:58 Uhr schrieb William F :
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>>> i hate this panel, it always blocks my indexes, can you add an option to hide it? thanks
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Re: please add an option to hide this panel [message #509 is a reply to message #500] Fri, 17 March 2017 09:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
FoxTrot Engineering
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William F wrote:

> i hate this panel, it always blocks my indexes, can you add an option to
> hide it? thanks

The categorization pane is an important feature of FoxTrot, and letting the user completely and permanently hide it would make some users forget it existence and usefulness. Additionally, the "n most relevant items" slider is also something that should always remain visible.

However, you can collapse some categorization types you don't use (author or language, for example) by clicking their header, to reclaim some space for the indices list. And this should be persistent.


Jérôme - CTM Engineering


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Re: please add an option to hide this panel [message #511 is a reply to message #509] Fri, 17 March 2017 18:55 Go to previous message
William F
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Registered: March 2017
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thanks Jerome.. i think it would be nice to have the option to hide it.,
which wouldnt make users forget about it if it is ON by default. It's just
flexibility for the user, and less imposition by the software. My humble
opinion.

On Friday, March 17, 2017 at 2:34:42 AM UTC-6, FoxTrot Engineering wrote:
>
> William F wrote:
>
>> i hate this panel, it always blocks my indexes, can you add an option to
>> hide it? thanks
>
> The categorization pane is an important feature of FoxTrot, and letting
> the user completely and permanently hide it would make some users forget it
> existence and usefulness. Additionally, the "n most relevant items" slider
> is also something that should always remain visible.
>
> However, you can collapse some categorization types you don't use (author
> or language, for example) by clicking their header, to reclaim some space
> for the indices list. And this should be persistent.
>
>
> Jérôme - CTM Engineering
>
>
> "The enterprise intranet search space has been a tough one for us to
> figure out, so we are grateful to have a Mac developer provide such
> a compelling alternative to the overpriced Google Search Appliance."
> FoxTrot Search Server user comment
>
> Download a demo version from www.foxtrot.ch
>
>
>
>
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