Topic: Text filter for lists  (Read 633 times)

Saiko Kila

« on: February 27, 2019, 05:58:16 PM »
A simple suggestion: string filter for lists. Currently lists have a filter (invoked by Tab or "dot" for example) which display only items of specified type or all items. I suggest to add a typeable string filter option, where upon choosing and entering a string only items containing the string would be shown. This could be invoked in inventory, drop, and pickup menus.

For example, after typing "kni" only items containing word "knife" or "knives" would be shown, and with "fine" only fine items. This would be especially useful for lists of clothes and armour (to find a particular item of clothing in the best state) or in cellars (to find spoiled food or roots for example), because heaps of such items can create very long lists, and omitting an item is easy.

I also suggest use either an asterisk key or slash key for quick invoking this option, just like plus is used to select all or minus is used to deselect all.

« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2019, 01:45:38 AM »

Seconded. Great idea.

Also, the items should be further categorised. For example, weapons can be split into melee weapons and ranged weapons. Armour can be sub-categorised based on material or body area covered.