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Old 09-02-2010, 07:51 PM
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Suggested Enhancement to Search List Algorithm

For the sake of clarity, the suggestion below should have appeared by itself or at the top of my earlier post. IMO this could replace all earlier suggestions (or at least make them less necessary):

Enhance the search list algorithm: Instead of simple FIFO (which pushes even your favorites down rather quickly), use descending sort based on number of times a search phrase is used.
  • * Items used only once get pushed off the bottom of the stack first (reducing the need/urge to prune unwanted terms).
    * Favorite/frequently used terms would persist at/near the top of the list (less scrolling to find favorite terms).
Again, this would not be a replacement for permanently saved searches. But I think it would make the semi-permanent dropdown list largely self-maintaining. Not sure how feasible this would be to implement though...
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