Site Talk forum: Search within My List?

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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Aug 15, 2013 8:32 AM CST
I am currently working on updating My List. As I go through and make changes, each time I save, I then end up at the top of the list again. Would it be feasible to have a search box within the Managing My List screen that would quickly take me where I left off, or specifically to a plant I know I have?
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Aug 15, 2013 8:46 AM CST
Someone answered this in a mail for me, but I can't recall who right now.

In your list area, right click on the entry you're working on and choose "open in new window". When you're finished with it, close the window and you'll be right back to where you left off.

(I think. It's been a while since I did any updates *Blush* )
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Aug 15, 2013 8:48 AM CST

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I personally use chelle's approach. The middle button on my mouse (the wheel, actually) when pressed on a link will cause the link to open in a new tab. Then I switch to that tab, do my thing, and then close the tab and I'm back where I was.

Also, if the plant you want is on the page you're viewing, hit Ctrl-F on your keyboard to open an in-browser search that will search your page.
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Aug 15, 2013 12:08 PM CST
I also use several open windows at the same time, either in different "Tabs" of my browser, or entire separate windows (separate instances of the browser).

For me, the "open in new tab" is "CTRL-Click".

Also, set this to "Yes" in your ATP Profile:
| Change Your Site Preferences
| "Open external links in a new window?"

(But that might not make internal ATP links always open a new window or new tab.)

And if I leave where-I-wanted-to-be by accident, I'll use my browser's Back arrow to get to the right place.
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Herbs Dragonflies Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry
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Bonehead
Aug 17, 2013 6:36 PM CST
I have tried those, and now understand navigating a bit better. But, what I'm having problems with is I will be working on, for example, a Papaver entry on my list. I edit the list entry itself, then save the changes, and bam - I'm back at the start of the list. I guess if I keep track of which page I'm actually working on, that would be a way to get back to the poppies, but still involves choosing the page and then scrolling where I left off. Or am I still missing something?

I'm also a bit confused about the internal search -- is my list all one page and searchable with an F5, or must I know what specific page the poppies are on to get back where I left off.

What I'm doing, which is rather labor intensive, is matching up my personal plant database to the list feature here, cross posting missing information and double checking name/zone etc. It's probably better suited for a winter project, but I'm also trying to get out and snap photos of ones I am missing.

Thanks.
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
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chelle
Aug 17, 2013 7:40 PM CST
Deb,

I just changed an entry on page 5 of my list, and these are the steps I used:

In my list I found the one I wanted (it was on page 5)
Then I right clicked on the edit icon for that entry
In the box that came up I chose open in new window
I made my changes
Clicked save changes
Closed that window

...and once the window closed I was right back on page 5.

Does this help?
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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Herbs Dragonflies Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry
Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Sages Plant Identifier
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Bonehead
Aug 17, 2013 7:54 PM CST
YES, thanks so much. Computereze does not always come easily to me, but once I'm walked through it, I can usually catch on. And now I have all these windows I can work with (in addition to two screens). I really could run amuck here...
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Aug 17, 2013 7:57 PM CST
Now you can zoom right along! Hurray!
Cottage Gardening

Newest Interest: Rock Gardens


Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Aug 19, 2013 11:50 AM CST
It goes MUCH faster when everything has its own Tab, and stays open until I close it.

I love having two display monitors at work. Then I open two separate sessions or my browser, one on each monitor, and can see almost everything at the same time.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Aug 19, 2013 8:18 PM CST
Rick, you're not supposed to be doing this at work!!!
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Aug 19, 2013 8:21 PM CST
(whispering)

don't tell my boss!
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
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abhege
Aug 19, 2013 8:25 PM CST
Well, okay.

I remember when we first got internet access in my department I only let the artists have access on one machine so I could monitor who was using it. (They were only supposed to use it to download electronic ads coming in - newspaper marketing art dept.) When I found out all the other Sales Assistants were online all day I let everyone have internet and I never monitored it again.
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Herbs Dragonflies Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry
Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Sages Plant Identifier
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Bonehead
Aug 25, 2013 10:32 AM CST
When I worked in-office, I often had to answer the phone because our 'receptionist' was on-line making airline reservations for her vacation or talking with her sister long distance. Drove me nuts. I decided to work freelance and never looked back.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.

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