Use checkbox selection when building a list for filters.
Currently you have to press and hold the ctrl key to add multiple selections. If you go back to add someone or something and forget to press the ctrl key, you loose all of your other choices.
The filtering option needs check boxes next to names. On the Mac if you select one name and want two, you get stuck. Shift gives you a range, control lets you select more than one, but you can't add, it resets the next time you try to change it. Alt is trapped by the browser.
A copy rule button and larger regex box would be helpful too.
I want to filter the political posts from my friends who disagree with me, not everyone. :-)
Thanks for reading this suggestion. In the Filtering tab, multiple authors are selected by using the control+click technique, which is very annoying (and may easily result in the loss of items already selected). Would it be possible to replace the select method with a checkbox besides every item? In this way, a selection would be easily updated, and no item already selected would be lost when scrolling the list.
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I have thousand people in my friends list. Gaming friends, personal friends, family members, & school alumni.
Trying to scroll through the list and selecting them by Ctrl-Clicking on names to highlight them to add to the filter is problematic. If I scroll through 2k friends to select 20 family members, if I mis-click, it wipes out all my selections & I have to start over again. Adding check-boxes to select would solve this.
Matt is currently looking at revamping the whole filter feature.
Ginger Anderson commented
It's my most used feature and also least user friendly for selecting.
Sherwood Botsford commented
While revamping filters -- can we get a wider box for regexes? They are hard enough, but having a 12 character window to write them doesn't help.
As mentioned elsewhere having tokens for classes such as $Apps_WhiteList $Close_Friends would mean that MANY of the features could be implemented as filters.
Having a method to group filters too would be useful if you have a bunch of them.
Dana Schlatter commented
... and right there I could add that page or friend to the filter group.
Dana Schlatter commented
I would like to be able to do all my filter setting from my feed. It would be great if my filter groups were added to the dropdown on each post.