Each filter listed on the Quick Filters page provides an action menu with commands for acting on a selected filter. As usual in SharePoint, the action menu appears when you hover the mouse pointer over the quick filter name; the name then acts like a drop-down list with some combination of the commands summarized below.
|This entry appears for filters that have been inherited and not (yet) customized. Select this entry to capture the currently inherited settings and break the inheritance, which means that changes made for this filter higher up in the hierarchy will no longer affect it at the current level or below. This entry will also bring you to the page for configuring the selected filter (see “Creating and Configuring Quick Filters”).|
|This entry appears for filters that are either defined or customized at the current level. Select this to open the page for configuring the selected filter (see “Creating and Configuring Quick Filters”).|
|Select this entry to create a new filter that initially has the same settings as the selected one. This opens the Copy Quick Filter page, which enables you to configure the new copy (these settings are the same as those offered when you edit or create a new filter). You must at least assign a new and unique ID to the new copy.|
|In search forms, filters will be listed in the same order as they are shown on the Quick Filters page. To rearrange the filters, click on a target filter and select one of these entries. Note that non-customized, inherited filters cannot be moved.|
| If you would like to disable a filter temporarily, or suppress it for just a few branches of your hierarchy, select its Hide Filter entry (this entry is only active for filters that are not currently hidden). Hidden filters will show “(Hidden)” after their name on the Quick Filters page (e.g., “Author (Hidden)”) and will also show grayed icons in the Inherited column. Hidden filters will not appear to users at the level at which they are marked as hidden, nor will they appear for any of the sites below that branch of the hierarchy (including sites for which a newly hidden filter previously had local overrides). Hidden filters will furthermore not appear to administrators on the Quick Filters page for any of the sites below the level at which a given filter was hidden.
To reactivate a hidden filter, find the site level at which the filter is marked as hidden, open its action menu and select the Show Filter entry (this entry is only active for filters that are currently hidden). The filter will once again be visible to all users and administrators at that level and below. If local overrides existed for a lower-level filter before it was hidden, then those overrides will be reinstated when the filter is again set to be shown.
|This entry appears for customized, inherited filters. Select this entry to discard local overrides and re-instate inheritance, which means that this filter will once again track configuration changes made to its parent.|
|This entry appears only for filters that are defined at the current level. Select it to delete the selected filter. Note that if the deleted filter has been customized at a child level, then that item will remain at that child level and will no longer be marked as inherited.|