External Links Filter on 'Levels' tab

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Mrs E White 02/27/2017 04:56 am
Dear Oleg,
I thought I'd point out a flaw in the new Filter function within the 'Levels' tab.

If you have nested 'External Links' within a website you can no longer view them on the 'Levels' tab when using the 'Show Only External Links' option. Once selected you have no way of getting to them as the 'Internal links' are no longer visible to access them.

Example: When viewing 'Show All Links' on the 'Levels' tab you click on the '+' to veiw a nested folder with it's external links then select the 'Show Only External Links' it jumps back to showing only the 'Default' webpage and it's external links.

I have a couple of suggestions:

1. When selecting 'Show Only External Links' you are presented with all external links in one long list in alphabetical form.

Or

2. You retain all 'Internal links' that lead to 'External Links' possibly they could be 'faded out' or 'highlighted' to show they lead to more 'External Links'.

I'm sure this complicates matters from a programming perspective but it would be extremely usefull if implimented.

Sincerely, Mrs E White.
Oleg Chernavin 02/27/2017 07:27 am
I am not sure about this. Two problems:

1. It would break the logic of the Levels tab. It becomes just a list of links this way.

2. It would require to process the whole web site before showing. Because imagine that some external link appears on 5th level only. We would have to find the whole chain in order to show it faded on the first level.

I will think about adding a list of links filtered by some criteria.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
Mrs E White 03/04/2017 03:20 am
Dear Oleg,
Thanks for your time on this. I personally prefer a single list of all external links so that I can tell at one clance what I have and have not downloaded having the same options as you have now within the Levels tab.
I'm sure you will come up with something.

Cheers, Mrs E White.
Oleg Chernavin 03/04/2017 06:56 pm
Yes, I will keep thinking on how to make implement this feature.

Oleg.