Re: [Evolution] A suggestion on searching, resend

On Sat, 2010-02-20 at 21:36 +0100, Thomas Mittelstaedt wrote:
Am Samstag, den 20.02.2010, 14:42 -0430 schrieb Patrick O'Callaghan: 
On Sat, 2010-02-20 at 11:04 +0100, Thomas Mittelstaedt wrote:
Looks like my previous mail did not get through. I had attached a
small screenshot, a png file of about 30k in size.

Am Freitag, den 19.02.2010, 17:48 +0100 schrieb Thomas Mittelstaedt: 
Am Freitag, den 19.02.2010, 10:55 -0430 schrieb Patrick O'Callaghan:
On Fri, 2010-02-19 at 09:31 -0500, Reid Thompson wrote:
On Fri, 2010-02-19 at 09:41 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:

Is there an existing solution to this, and if not, does it sound a
reasonable thing to ask for as an enhancement?

Not sure if it's a solution, but what i've done is
Search/Advanced Search/set the search criteria/save to an appropriate
Then, when needed, Click the Main Menu Search to get the dropdown and
select the named search. So, I think it' basically the same thing except
using the main menu Search dropdown rather than the Show selection list.

In fact this is one of the options I mentioned in my post, but as I said
it's not really what I want since I can't subsequently use the Search
function. It needs to be one of the selectable views under the Show

Have you seen the combo-box above the message list? There you can choose
various criteria, among them unread mails, most recent mails, or mails
of the last 5 days or mails containing certain labels. And you can use
the search box to drill down further.

Please read my message again. The "combo box" you mention is exactly
what I'm talking about. The existing criteria are of limited use and I
want to be able to add my own. 

But you can define your own labels, use filters to set labels on mails
and these new labels are then available in the combo-box.

I hadn't considered defining a new label since I wasn't aware that
messages can have multiple labels. My selection criterion would be
"Labelled TODO OR Labelled IMPORTANT OR Status IsNot Read" -> apply
label Interesting). Thanks for the idea.

All the same, it's not quite right a) because of the need to reapply
filters manually, and b) because a filter apparently can't *remove* a

I still think it would be easier for the user if he could modify (add
to) the combo box, given that the behaviour I'm looking for is exactly
what it provides except for the selection criterion.


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