Seeing "Closed" Entities grayed out in Search Dialog

As my Fibery instance grows, and the number of entities also grow, it’s becoming harder to find things with the limited search functionality while we wait on better indexing of content, and filters in that dialog.

One thing that would really help short-term is adding the excellent “graying” you guys do of Entities with a “closed” type of State. It would be very helpful to see when in the Search Dialog simply closed entities as “gray.” Often I want to link live tasks to other places, like comments, etc., but I can’t see if they are open or closed via that dialog. If I could see the closed ones, I would more easily pass them by or not try to “guess” that they are the task I’m actually looking for, because as the number of entities grows, it becomes hard to always remember what is what, so you can mistakenly adding the wrong entities because of the higher chances of entities having similar names as your Fibery instance grows.

Hoping this might not be a huge challenge, and something others would have use of!

While this would also help, I think it’d be even more helpful to have this: Filter “closed” entities (by default?) in all searches
Then you wouldn’t even have to ignore them.


Hey, yes absolutely we really need better filters in those dialogs!

I have now changed this to simply “show the grayed out done items as such” in the Search Dialog. I would really like to see this as it’s a tremendous help when glancing through lists of entities. We have it via Strikethrough when linking Entities, and of course the “gray” effect in various views. So I’d simply like to see as the entity list pulls up, which are in a state that’s considered “final,” and which aren’t.


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We have in mind both Sorting and Filtering Search, but not sure about ETA at all.
Noted the request :sparkling_heart:


Hi again guys, I’d really like to bump up my request here. As my Fibery instance grows, it is getting confusing to try to distinguish what has been “done” and what hasn’t when searching for Entities. We use a lot of “close-able” type entities like Tasks, subtasks, projects, interviews, etc. The problem is, as the Fibery instance grows, there are more and more situations where task names are similar to one another, like “Refactor the Code” which could appear in similar variations again and again. Would be terrified to see the Public ID when searching, but if “done” entities showed as gray, that would help tremendously the flow around Fibery. Without this, often we have to guess if an entity is done or not, which means linking, then clicking to see its state, and potentially deleting and going back if it is not the State we thought it was.

I want to add that right now, I’d prefer just seeing the entities “gray” when you hit “Ctrl” + “K”, or when searching inline with “#”. The filter discussed by @Oshyan is also useful, but I’d like to be able to “quick and dirty” just glance and see what’s done, what isn’t, without having to do extra clicks with a Filter. And by the way, the fact that you guys allow for multiple “done” status is terrific, too!

The “graying out” of done entities is one of my favorite aspects of the Fibery UI - you guys did great work with this. Very useful when searching in Collections and we leverage this a ton. So I’m really hoping it’s not a huge amount of dev to port over that same functionality to the search dialog.

Thanks for considering!

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Hey guys, wanted to bump this again. It is getting more and more needed with each week as my team uses Fibery and goes one thousands plus entities in certain Types. I also wanted to point out that it would be enough to simply implement the solution that we have in the Collections area in Entity Cards: If you start typing there, all “done” entities are shown greyed out, plain and simple.

You can see here the “done” entities in this example:

I fully support @Oshyan 's greater request around this stuff here, but just this very simple improvement would go a long way towards quality of life when searching and trying to avoid closed items. I can’t be sure about the inner-workings of Fibery technically in the backend, but since showing “greyed out” done Entities is so prevalent around the Fibery app elsewhere, I’d really hope the team could add this into search without needing to do the extra work around much of the other more complex requests for search improvement.

I need this so bad that I shifted my vote over here away from Oshyan’s request. Sorry bud, wish I had more votes :slight_smile: !

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Hah, no worries, I understand. Personally I think grayed-out would be only a minor help for me, but if it helps you a lot, then great! It does seem like the simpler, sooner thing to implement, so I do hope it gets prioritized (assuming it’s as quick to do as it seems like it ought to be).

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Great, good to get your response as always!

By the way, as you and I have chatted a bunch about Fibery usage, my team - while not expanding much the last several months so it’s not a lot of people - has been using Fibery non-stop in that time. In fact we have been busier working in Fibery, vs. configuring it, and thus that has cut down some my participation in here, which I hope to get back to soon, as a lot of good stuff to dive into!

Bottom line - Fibery is doing it for the most part for us these days, to the point that I don’t have much time to post in the forum!


That is great news! And I hope that is more and more true over time. I’m pretty excited by Fibery’s overall trajectory and current work goals. It’s not everything we hope for yet (e.g. Polymorphic relations. When creating relation, ability to have entire App from which to choose, and not just Type :laughing: ), but I do feel what they’re focusing on will be really helpful. And hopefully will create a stronger basis to do other work like that.

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Just wanted to bump this again. We are using Fibery heavily these days, and as Entities proliferate, we could really use being able to see what’s “done,” and what isn’t, when searching. We have a lot of task-type DBs/Types, so we extensively move entities through workflow. And a lot of Entities have similar names such as “check the status of the update” and when you have 8 - 10 such entities showing up in search, of which 7 are done, but you can’t see that, it’s a real loss of time to have to sift through each to find the correct one.

I will say that thankfully public ID"s are visible in the search dialog, which give you a chance to “deduce” which are the newer entities when searching among those that are similarly named.

Thanks for the continued consideration of this guys! Really hoping you can squeeze in getting this done as it seems like it shouldn’t be a ton of work since you already have the capability inside Collections. Would be happy if this got done via Filter “closed” entities (by default?) in all searches as well!


Hi there!
That is still a part of the Entity View redesign, which is a part of the Blocks initiative we’re currently working on :slight_smile:
So thanks for the bumping, hope soon we wold see some progress :sparkling_heart: