Each scope listed on the Search Scopes page provides an action menu with commands for acting on a selected scope or scope group. As usual in SharePoint, the action menu appears when you hover the mouse pointer over the scope name; the name then acts like a drop-down list with some combination of the commands summarized below.
|This entry appears for scopes 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 scope 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 scope.|
|This entry appears for scopes that are either defined or customized at the current level. Select this to open the page for configuring the selected scope.|
|Select this entry to create a new scope that initially has the same settings as the selected one. This opens the Copy Search Scope page, which enables you to configure the new copy (these settings are the same as those offered when you edit or create a new scope). You must at least assign a new and unique ID to the new copy.|
|This entry appears for scope groups. Select this to open the page for configuring the selected scope group.|
|In search-form input controls, scopes will be listed in the same order as they are shown on the Search Scopes page. Scopes can also be divided into several groups, which are likewise shown in the order indicated here. To rearrange the scopes within a given scope group, click on a target scope and select one of these entries. To move a group, click on a target group and select one of these entries. Note that non-customized inherited scopes cannot be moved, though customized and/or locally defined scopes can be moved between them.|
| If you would like to disable a scope temporarily, or suppress it for just a few branches of your hierarchy, select its Hide Scope entry (this entry is only active for scopes that are not currently hidden). Hidden scopes will show “(Hidden)” after their name on the Search Scopes page (e.g., “Author (Hidden)”) and will also show grayed icons in the Inherited column. Hidden scopes 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 scope previously had local overrides). Hidden scopes will furthermore not appear to administrators on the Search Scopes page for any of the sites below the level at which a given scope was hidden.
To reactivate a hidden scope, find the site level at which the scope is marked as hidden, open its action menu and select the Show Scope entry (this entry is only active for scopes that are currently hidden). The scope will once again be visible to all users and administrators at that level and below. If local overrides existed for a lower-level scope before it was hidden, then those overrides will be reinstated when the scope is again set to be shown.
|This entry appears for customized, inherited scopes. Select this entry to discard local overrides and re-instate inheritance, which means that this scope will continue to track configuration changes made to its parent.|
|This entry appears for customized, inherited scope groups. Select this entry to discard local overrides and re-instate inheritance, which means that this scope group will continue to track configuration changes made to its parent.|
|This entry appears only for scopes and scope groups that are defined at the current level. Select it to delete the selected scope or group. Note that if the deleted scope or scope group has been customized at a child level, then that scope will remain at that child level and will no longer be marked as inherited. Note also that when you delete a group, all of the scopes belonging to that group at the current site level will also be deleted, though the group may still exist at lower levels if it has been customized with extra scopes there..|