Filter Bar TEXT: Select 2 searchable fields such as Keywords AND Caption

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Currently, in LR Classic's filter bar, when using a Text filter, we have to choose from one of the 9 fields offered (Filename, CopyName, Title, etc.) or "Any Searchable Field."

Most of my filtering is done to locate text in either the Keywords or Caption field. Using "Any Searchable Field" will usually return too many results.

I'd like to be able to place a checkmark next to both Caption and Keywords so that the filtering includes both of those fields and those fields only. Adobe recently added check boxes next to Export presets so that multiple exports can be done simultaneously. I'd like to see the same added to the filter bar.

Example of what I'm requesting. Check boxes would be next to all 10 entries.
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Alan Haynes

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Posted 2 months ago

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If you highlight the folder where you expect to find the images then the search is restricted to that folder.
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Yves Crausaz

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Use smart-collections.... It is not complicated!

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John R. Ellis, Champion

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While smart collections do provide finer-grained control over which fields are searched, they're much less convenient in many situtations: It's much harder to constrain them to the current source, and it takes more clicks to set them up for "quickie" searches.
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Robert Somrak, Champion

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You could use the "Text" field for the caption and use Metadata/Keyword column for the keyword in tandem.

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john beardsworth

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It's always been odd that less-used fields like Job are itemized in the Library Filter, but commonly-used fields like title and caption aren't.