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Working through search results [message #735] Sat, 05 May 2018 12:37 Go to next message
jonathanalix via foxt
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Registered: May 2019
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When working through a long list of search results, it would be a great to
right-click on an item and *exclude* it from the results.

That way, I wouldn't have to remember which hits/results I have examined, I
can just delete them or exclude them from the results list.

I can then save the search results and methodically work my way through it
over several days, removing items after I have examined them.

Does that make sense?

Thanks
Re: Working through search results [message #736 is a reply to message #735] Sun, 06 May 2018 05:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
CTM info
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Registered: September 2009
Senior Member
Hello,

Thanks for the suggestion. Yes it does make sense as an idea for consideration.

Kind regards,

jean michel/ctm qa

> On May 5, 2018, at 12:37 PM, 'Ajk Sanders' via foxtrot-search wrote:
>
> When working through a long list of search results, it would be a great to right-click on an item and exclude it from the results.
>
> That way, I wouldn't have to remember which hits/results I have examined, I can just delete them or exclude them from the results list.
>
> I can then save the search results and methodically work my way through it over several days, removing items after I have examined them.
>
> Does that make sense?
>
> Thanks
>
>
Re: Working through search results [message #738 is a reply to message #736] Wed, 09 May 2018 18:06 Go to previous message
Nortical
Messages: 3
Registered: July 2017
Junior Member
I have tried to do this by (a) adding a tag (say "*Checked"*) to each
item I've looked at (b) including "does not contain the tag '*Checked*'"
in my search query (c) regularly reindexing the items I've looked at using
Action>Reindex Selection Now (d) then continuing to examine the remaining
search results. This allows me to exclude the examined items from the list.

This would be a perfect strategy for me as I often do multiple searches on
a particular topic, modifying the search terms as I test out different
combinations. Tagging those results already looked at would allow them to
be excluded from all future searches on the topic, greatly increasing the
efficiency of the process.

The problem is that tagging in Foxtrot is too slow - it takes over 4
seconds per item, or 7 minutes to tag 100 files (see my post "Tagging slow"
below). The long delay makes this approach unusable. If tagging became as
fast as everything else in Foxtrot (and everything else is *super* fast),
this would be a very effective technique!




On Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 4:43:55 AM UTC+1, foxtrot-search wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> Thanks for the suggestion. Yes it does make sense as an idea for
> consideration.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> jean michel/ctm qa
>
> On May 5, 2018, at 12:37 PM, 'Ajk Sanders' via foxtrot-search foxtrot...@googlegroups.com > wrote:
>
> When working through a long list of search results, it would be a great to
> right-click on an item and *exclude* it from the results.
>
> That way, I wouldn't have to remember which hits/results I have examined,
> I can just delete them or exclude them from the results list.
>
> I can then save the search results and methodically work my way through it
> over several days, removing items after I have examined them.
>
> Does that make sense?
>
> Thanks
>
>
>
>
>
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