Lightroom: Browse collections using automatic/faceted keyword navigation

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Hi. It would be really useful when browsing collections in Lightroom to see a list of keywords in that collection - especially smart collections - that allow further refining of what you are looking for. Without that you have to know in advance what keyword(s) to filter on. I can imagine some challenges in implementing this (such as a potentially long list to show, or selecting multiple keywords to refine by) but if it can be done I think it would help finding things in large collections.

It is similar to an ecommerce site where you might already be in a category of some kind but the faceted navigation lets you refine by properties common to that category to narrow down and explore more easily.
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If you go to your collection use the Library Filter [ \ ], choose Metadata and set the first column to Keywords does this give you what you want?
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Hi, that's awesome. many thanks for such a quick response. I didn't realize that feature existed even though I've been using Lightroom a while in what I thought was reasonable detail! While I think it would still help in the collection navigation in some way, this certainly works for me for now.

Feel free to withdraw this idea, if that is possible, though maybe your reply is useful for others?