LIGHTROOM: Library Folder / Collections text filter for better organization of large catalogs

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I'd like to see a textfilter for the Collections and Folders panel in Lightroom. Imagine you have a large Catalog and don't remember where you stored a specific set of images but you remember part of the folder name or collection name. Wouldn't it be really helpful to have a text input field that dynamically shows only the folders / collections that contain the characters / words while you're typing.
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This request is very similar to:

http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...
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Stefan Schwarz

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Thanks for the link.
However I imagine more like a dynamic mechanism like google implemented for their search. So when typing there must be immediate reaction / filtering of the folders and collections.

I don't want to have a search mechanism that is slow and unresponsive.
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I think that's what many of the posters in the other topic are thinking of as well. That's why they don't particularly think much of the suggestion to use smart collections as a workaround.
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You might be interested in trying my Any Source plugin, which provides fast, incremental search of folders and collections. Not quite as convenient as having it builtin to LR, but I think it gets close.
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I want something like the "filter keywords" at the top of the keyword list, for both folders *and collections*. I have tons of collections and scrolling through takes a long time