* Preserve find record settings

For Wish List Requests that have either (a) been progressed to the Wish List; or (b) been classified as duplicates, or as redundant because the requirement is already satisfied within FH and/or plugins; or (c) closed because it wasn't possible to arrive at a clear specification of the request within 15 months of it being raised.
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JoopvB
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Preserve find record settings

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I use find record a lot to quickly find a person. It always starts with all options (selections of what data to search) selected. That means I have to deselect them one by one before doing the "quick" search. For the first time, no big deal, but it doesn't remember my preference and after the tenth time it's becoming a bit of a nuisance.

Suggestion: remember the first setting or have a preference setting.
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tatewise
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Re: Preserve find record settings

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I agree those settings should be 'sticky'.

While on this topic, in FH V6.0.4 there is no Help page for the Find Dialog nor the Find and Replace Dialog.
Even worse, the Help > Index for Find Record Dialog says This program cannot display the web page!

BTW: The Search and Replace Plugin has a Search ONLY mode, has many more filter options, its settings are 'sticky', and they can be preserved in user defined Presets.

There is a whole series of existing Wish List entries on a similar theme of preserving settings:
Ref:101 "Remember Column Layouts Last Used for File" ~ Closed with FH V4
Ref:106 "Work With Data Windows to remember size and location" ~ Closed with FH V6
Ref:210 "Select Record Window to remember size and position" ~ Closed as duplicate of 106
Ref:359 "Property dialog mode to be remembered"
Ref:424 "Field to stay in focus on app switch" ~ Closed with FH V6
Ref:433 "Multimedia Records Window Column Width" ~ Closed as merged with 58

Wish List item Ref 534 Preserve all Workspace and Window Characteristics has been created.
Mike Tate ~ researching the Tate and Scott family history ~ tatewise ancestry
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JoopvB
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Re: Preserve find record settings

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I saw some of the other request as well. I think the overall wish is (somewhat in line with the remember status request) to have a general remembrance of the past facility in FH. And, FH being software specialised in "the past", this must be child's play. :D
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