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0005790mantisbtfilterspublic2013-11-08 08:20
Reporterpolzin Assigned To 
Status acknowledgedResolutionopen 
Product Version1.0.0a3 
Summary0005790: different filters, different projects in one session

If I get it right, each browser session in mantis may have only one filter and one current project. Of course, you may change the filter/project and still have the old windows/tabs open, but as some page do outreload (my view/view issues) this can lead to confusing situations when a reloaded page displays something completely different than before. This is particularly difficult when working simulateosly with different projects.

I even noticed that some people log into mantis with different browser (one opera, one firefox, one IE) to work with three different projects simultaneosly.
Additionaly problem with the current behaviour: If the "current project" mismatches the project of the currently displayed bug, developers argued that it´s not feasible to change the current project because of the filter consequences. 0005432

I noticed that many users find the global storage of "the one filter" and "the one project" quite irritating in the beginning (a typical problem is that they wonder about their search results because the filters are remembered even from the last session), after a while it´s only a little annoying, and leaves us with things that cannot be handled properly.

Perhaps I´m missing something, but from the user perspective I don´t see any good reason for it. (Remembering the last visited project could be remembered with other means and in my opinion remembering is more confusing then helpful as you always the possibility to save a filter)

Couldn´t the current project id and/or the current filter passed from one page to the next via two GET/POST variables?
This makes look link adresses a little ugly, and it´s quite an effort to go through all "grep href=" and "grep action=" in the source code, but I think for the usability it would be an advantage.

What do you think?

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has duplicate 0006827 closeddregad 0000370: cookies and sessions 
related to 0005432 closedthraxisp Viewing a bug should change the "current project" 
child of 0004181 closed Features in Mantis 1.1 release 




2005-06-15 07:52

reporter   ~0010532

Sorry for my typos:

outreload -> autoreload

and in my opinion remembering [[[filters]]] is more confusing then helpful as you always the possibility to save a filter.


As there was this problem with the long filter lines one would of course not pass the filter but the id of the filters_table.



2013-11-08 08:20

reporter   ~0038510

Last edited: 2013-11-08 08:20

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is there a way around this issue in the meantime? We want to have different filters in the browsertabs

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2005-06-15 07:43 polzin New Issue
2005-06-15 07:52 polzin Note Added: 0010532
2005-06-15 08:28 thraxisp Status new => acknowledged
2005-06-15 08:28 thraxisp Relationship added child of 0004181
2005-06-15 08:30 thraxisp Relationship added related to 0005432
2013-02-27 03:55 dregad Relationship added has duplicate 0006827
2013-11-08 08:20 pramsent Note Added: 0038510
2013-11-08 08:20 pramsent Note Edited: 0038510 View Revisions