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Feature request - Hide unwanted apps Messages in this topic - RSS

nerdweed
nerdweed
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22 days ago
nerdweed
nerdweed
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Hi,

Can you please add a feature to hide some apps which users won't be interested in.


Example - Users would want to hide x86 apps when x64 is installed. Users may want to hide softwares which have been abandoned or simply not interested in.

I would imagine this as an additional column Hide in the Get New Apps window. Users would check it to a hide an app and whenever the window is opened next, it will show only those apps which don't have this tick box checked. There can be a button to Show/Hide hidden apps.

edited by nerdweed on 02/09/2020
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Gianluca
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21 days ago
Gianluca
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Hi,
I don't think it is a good approach to the problem.
What if the x86 version is the only version available of a certain program?

How do you know that a program has been abandoned?
What you are implying is that a user analyzes every single program in the suite and hide the unwanted program one by one.
It's not a realistic scenario. I don't doubt you would do that but I think you'd be the only one.


But, I agree with the fact that we have too much programs to manage and the filtering tools I'm offering are quite inadequate to this huge number.
IMHO the solution is to change the way a user examine the list.
A better search engine would help.

I should implement the "not" option: "editor -metapad" (search for all the program with the word editor in the name, description, category except for those ones with the metapad word in it).
Another useful option should be the tagged search: "description:editor -name:metapad" (search for all program with editor in description, except for the one called metapad).

And others filters...

But the game changer will be the possibility to save a custom search.

This way you can create various buttons with your preferred filter set.

I won't deceive anyone... it's a huge job and even if it's a top priority one I don't know when I'll be able to build that.
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nerdweed
nerdweed
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18 days ago
nerdweed
nerdweed
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I didn't ask for automated hiding here. A user would himself mark as not interested

Examples:
Not interested in seeing Q-Dir x86 as already installed x64
Not interested in ZSoft Uninstaller as its not updated since 2010
Not interested in Y for xxx reason

This will all be manual filter.

Again, I don't intend that to go and hide each and every application that I don't plan to install currently, but if there is something obvious that I would never want to install, it would be good to hide it someway.
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Gianluca
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18 days ago
Gianluca
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Ok, let me be clearer. Beside my opinion on this kind of method, and it's not positive, the real problem is that I'm focused on the search itself not on the customization of the suite view.

If you think about the Play store or the Apple store they both works on searching not on hiding and the two concepts are completely opposite.
Who am I to think I'm smarter than the big ones?
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