Provide a simple input box for filtering displayed data based on a google search type. As each character is input, the visual output is modified, or at a minimum a dropdown/floating list of matches is displayed. This list would be purely informational and limited in size. Limit the floating list to 15 matches and add a wildcard at the end to indicate there are more matches than can be displayed.
Once the user hits enter, the filter is applied for the current window.
- Provide an option to set the filtering globally in the users profile.
- Provide the option to set a global filter and specific window filters.
- Permit storing global filters so that they are selectable from the users profile.