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What do you think of the UnRead Filter? RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • I'm already finding it handy and will probably always have it set when browsing this forum.  Next we'll need to persist your filter settings or cookie them!

    Let us know what you think of this feature!
    Sam Jarawan STO Forums Senior Development Lead
    Monday, April 7, 2008 11:49 PM

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  • So far, me likely!

     If we could only set 'Read' when reading by Preview.
    And persisted user settings will be great to have.
    You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.
    Tuesday, April 8, 2008 5:29 AM
  • Arnie Rowland said:

    So far, me likely!

     If we could only set 'Read' when reading by Preview.
    And persisted user settings will be great to have.


    You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.



    We do set to "read" when previewing.  We just don't delete it from your view automatically if you're previewing that would be kind of annoying :-)

    To test this, preview a couple items then hit F5 to page refresh and those items will no longer be in the list.  Or close all your preview windows and wait 15-30 seconds and our live update will refresh the list and the items will be gone (we don't update if you're previewing since that would be a bad user experience).

    We're definitely looking at persisting settings in the future.  However what you can do right now is bookmark your favorite forums with the filter set, for example this forum would be: http://forums.expression.microsoft.com/en-US/suggest/threads/#page:1;filter:unreadreplies
    and now whenever you visit this link you'll only ever see new stuff (of course you need to be signed in for the filter to work).
    Sam Jarawan STO Forums Senior Development Lead
    Tuesday, April 8, 2008 4:05 PM
  • Thanks, it works!

    Mikey likely!!!
    You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.
    Wednesday, April 9, 2008 12:35 AM
  • I love the unread filter for the list of threads.
    What would make it even better for me is if I could set this as my default view of a topic or even the forum and this setting was remembered.

    As it stands now, I visit the topic folder, click the unread filter, select a thread, read and/or reply and then return to the topic folder which I then need to re-filter into unread to see the next unread thread.

    Further, I'd like for my sort to be "sticky" for a topic or the forum, too, so upon returning to the thread list, I don't have to redo the sort and filter.

    -steve
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare Forum Moderator
    Thursday, April 24, 2008 7:02 PM
  • Another thought on the Unread filter.
    Since I've been doing my reading in the Live Mesh forum, I've been keeping up with new threads frequently, hence the filter limited the total number of threads with new activity to a single page.
    I was otherwise engaged this weekend, so activity over the weekend was unread to me until today. The filter returns 2 pages. I realize that I could probably change the sort to display oldest to newest activity (I think I can...I should have this ability if I don't), however, I am leaving it with newest on the top of page 1 and oldest at the end of page 2.
    So, I go to page 2 and read the oldest thread. I use the browser back button to go back to the index which is still page 2, but now minus 1 thread that I just read. So far, so good - and I will add that I like the live refresh for the filter.
    I repeat this until all threads on page 2 are read - I end up with a blank list and no link to go back to page 1 of the filter results. That doesn't seem right.
    The solution is to go back to the top level of the topic folder and re-apply the filter. I think that the navigation links to other pages need to appear on the filter results after I've read all of page 2's threads or I should be presented with page 1 on back from the last thread read of page 2.
    I can see where a filter result of more pages could mean a whole bunch of navigation back to top and then to highest number page of unread, and so on.
    -steve
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare Forum Moderator
    Monday, May 5, 2008 11:40 PM
  • I dont see anywhere to filter by UnRead

    Where is it?

    CHO, HomePage Doctor
    Thursday, May 22, 2008 4:07 AM
  • It only appears when you're signed in, and it's to the right of "No Replies" on the main forums page.

    -Andrew
    Forums Product Planner, Andrew.Brenner at Microsoft.com
    Thursday, May 22, 2008 2:12 PM