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06204 Interface Minor Always May 4, 2016, 12:02 May 5, 2016, 09:03
Tester nls View Status Public Platform
Assigned To Resolution Open OS
Status [?] Acknowledged Driver
Version 0.173 Fixed in Version Build
Summary MESS-specific 06204: [REQUEST] Make GUI filtering smarter (some systems are almost inaccessible using filtering)
Description AFAIK text filter in GUI is already smart, defaulting to "contains" and "AND".
Still it is almost impossible to reach some systems and possibly need to extend search to manufacturer (or some other solution).
Steps To Reproduce A very well known system that is very hard to reach using text filter is Atari ST.
If you type "ST" you never reach it, even if you scroll the whole matching list (there is limit to the size most probably).
If you type "Atari" you never reach it, even if you scroll the whole matching list.
If you type "Atari ST" you never reach it, even if you scroll the whole matching list (there is limit to the size most probably).

Now if you type for example "ST (USA)" you get to one of the Atari ST drivers (you need to know that MAME actually lists it like that), but still it is not even first in list, although it is an exact match!
It is second after some other driver that contains "st" and "USA" (but not exact match "ST (USA)".

We see that text filtering needs improvement.
Additional Information This is a side-effect (also) of the bad naming esp. some MESS systems have.
Why "ST (USA)" but "Commodore 64 (NTSC)"?
Why manufacturer name is included in the second and not the fist?
Why one uses "USA" (and is NTSC) and other uses "NTSC" (and not USA although this is where 99.9% of NTSC CBM64 were sold)?
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