Missing in DocFetcher Server

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The web UI of DocFetcher Server is a reimplementation of the desktop UI of DocFetcher Pro. However, at present the web UI hasn’t quite caught up with the desktop UI yet in terms of features. This page gives an overview of all significant features that are still missing in the web UI of DocFetcher Server.

Major Missing Features

Indexing pane: Loading and saving indexing settings: In the indexing pane of DocFetcher Server, it is currently not possible to load and save indexing settings.

Type-ahead search: DocFetcher Pro has a type-ahead search feature that can be enabled via the Preferences dialog. Type-ahead causes the program to produce search results while the user is still typing a query. This feature is currently unavailable in DocFetcher Server.

File size filter: The file size filter on the left side of the DocFetcher Pro main window is currently unavailable in DocFetcher Server.

Custom Types filter: The Custom Types filter pane on the left side of the DocFetcher Pro main window is currently unavailable in DocFetcher Server.

Result table: Copying and CSV export: In the result table of DocFetcher Server, there are currently no context menu entries for copying the results to the clipboard or exporting the results to a CSV file.

Preview pane: HTML preview via embedded browser: The preview pane of DocFetcher Pro is able to show HTML files in an embedded web browser. Analogous functionality is currently not available in DocFetcher Server.

Preview pane: Line numbers: The preview pane of DocFetcher Server is currently not capable of displaying line numbers.

Minor Missing Features

Indexing pane: Test widget under inclusion-exclusion table: In the indexing pane of DocFetcher Server, there’s currently no test widget under the inclusion-exclusion pattern table for testing whether a particular rule matches a particular file.

Indexing pane: Reordering indexing tasks in the queue: In the indexing pane of DocFetcher Server, it is currently not possible to change the order of the indexing tasks in the indexing task queue.

Indexing pane: CSV export of indexing errors: In the indexing pane of DocFetcher Server, it is currently not possible to export indexing errors to a CSV file.

Indexing sound: Unlike DocFetcher Pro, DocFetcher Server currently does not play a notification sound after indexing.

Expansion and collapse of filter panes: In DocFetcher Server, it is currently not possible to expand and collapse the individual filter panes on the left side of the main application window.

Custom initial sorting column: In DocFetcher Pro, it is possible to set the result table column by which the results are initially sorted, via the Advanced Settings file. In DocFetcher Server, this is currently not possible.

Preview pane: Font and highlight color customization: In DocFetcher Server, it is currently not possible to customize the fonts and match highlighting color used in the preview pane. Note: Changing the preview pane font is possible with a browser extension such as Stylus (Chrome, Firefox) that allows injecting CSS into arbitrary websites. The CSS to change the preview pane font requires !important markers like this:

div.se-wrapper-inner p {
    font-family: Helvetica !important;
    font-size: 16px !important;
}

Preview pane: Downloading all attachments of an email: In DocFetcher Server, when the preview pane shows an email with multiple attachments, there’s currently no context menu entry for downloading all attachments in one go. You have to download them one by one instead.