Is there a way to disable 'too strict' pop-ups?

Asked by TheRealWaldo on 2014-10-29

I know my settings are relatively strict; I'm picky about my backgrounds and don't mind that there may not be thousands or even hundreds that match my criteria.

That being said, is there a way to disable the 'filtering too strict' pop-ups that interrupt my work-flow?

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Peter Levi (peterlevi) said : #1

Variety shows this when a very low percentage of the images it checks match the criteria. Please keep in mind that Variety does not keep a DB of your images - whenever it needs new images, it searches in the directory for images that match the criteria. This might change in the future, but as of now, this is how it works. If the percentage is really low, it will do lots of extra work till it finds enough matching images. This raises CPU and disk usage. For example, adding the root folder of a large disk as an image source and then using filtering to filter out only high-resolution images is probably not a good idea.

So generally seeing this popup means you may need to reconsider the way you use Variety. If you have lots of offline images and only want to use a few of them - can't you move or copy them to a separate folder? If you use online sources - consider manually configuring them in a way that they fetch more "proper" images and less junk.

In any case, this warning was programmed to show only once per session, and only shows again after you restart Variety or if you modify your sources or search criteria - do you see it more often than this?

What is your actual use case? Mainly offline or online sources? How many images totally in the folders? What are your filters?

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #2

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Peter Levi (peterlevi) said : #3

Answer is above.

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