I am testing Trello and have a paid business class account. I have read in several user boards and in the Trello documentation about using Trello's Filter feature. This appears to be exactly the functionality I need. However, the menu on my board provides only a search option. Has the filter functionality changed? Or am I looking in the wrong place?
@Paul Olsen The filter is in the board menu:
You can also hit the "f" keyboard shortcut to show the filter. Can you please share a screenshot of your menu where you're seeing "Search" on the right?
In my original post I mentioned that I only found "Search" in the menu. This may have been a temporary situation, as the term has now changed to "Search Cards". When I hit "f" as proposed in the helpful response above, this "Search Cards" function appears to be the tool invoked.
I have also noticed that some users access my board still see the term "Filter." They have free accounts and I have a business class account.
At this point I view this as a curiosity . . . I am able to do what is needed, and the "Search Cards" function appears to perform actions attributed to the "Filter" function.
@Paul Olsen this looks like an interface experiment. The Trello team often test whether or not a particular feature has a positive or negative effect on use by rolling it out to a selection (presumably random) of users and observing the result somehow against some metrics. I don't work for Trello and don't know precisely how this works, but I do know that lots of people post confused questions to the community whenever they do this :)
Anyway, I'd say this is purely a wording change in the interface designed to see whether or not the word "Search" results in more people figuring out how filtering works. The functionality is, I assume, identical since you've pointed out that you can get the result you're after using this menu item.
@Iain Dooley This seems like reasonable explanation and along similar lines I was thinking, especially since others on my team were seeing the standard filter language.
FWIW - If the alternatives function differently, I think they should have dissimilar names. If they ask my feedback, that’s what I’d tell them. I don’t know how to tell them. But that, I suppose, is a different post.
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