Use case or problem
I re-use a handful of graph view filter configurations over and over.
For example, when I want to view just my zettelkasten notes, I filter out all notes in subfolders. For me that looks like:
-path:"daily" -path:"fleeting" -path:"study" -path:"reading" and with “existing files only” turned on.
Any time I want that view, which is routinely, I have to re-create that custom query. There are other views I like to re-use as well.
Create a ‘Presets’ section of the Graph View UI to save and load custom Graph View settings. It would be helpful to be able to name each preset.
I believe presets that control just filters and color groups might cover most (all?) desirable use cases since display & forces seem more like ‘set them once’ preferences.
Related feature requests (optional)
This is related to, but different from, requests to save the graph view state, i.e. the position of every node and edge, even after manually dragging them around.
This request is just to save the graph view settings, which is a lot simpler.
Requests to save graph view state:
- Hope that the state of the graphic view can be saved
- Save Node Positions in Graph View (Edit and Preview Toggle)
- Custom Layout Manager, Pinned Graph View, and Saving Custom Workspace - #7 by Fovea
The most similar feature request is this one to include graph view settings in Saved Workspaces. That seems like a crude workaround and not what the Workspaces plugin was designed for (saving/loading entire workspace configs). A more appropriate design would be a quick and easy part of the graph view UI itself.
Incidentally, this feature request would also help satisfy these two requests to ‘permanently’ hide certain nodes from the graph view: