As part of the designs to improve the filtering system of Recent Changes (T142785), we want to optimise the interaction for repetitive use of filters. That is, making it easy for users to quickly filter again and again adjusting or changing completely the set of filters of interest without having to start from scratch each time.
There are different cases that fall under this area:
- **Access filters that the community considered to be often useful for any user.** This is currently supported by [[ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Recentchangestext | a list of links ]] the community adds at the top of the Recent Changes page (editable by local admins). For example, the "Mobile contribs" link loads the Recent Changes page with the "mobile edit" tag added.
- **Access filters that the users considered useful for themselves.** Users interested on a regular review activity (e.g., help newcomers making good-faith but not good contributions), may find convenient to have a quick access to those sets of filters. Currently it is supported by bookmarking specific sets of filters.
- **Access recently explored filter variants to perform small adjustments and tweaks to the current set of results.** As users experiment adjusting their results, they may need to add, remove and add again some filters. Quickly adding back some of the filters they removed recently could facilitate the process. Currently tags make it easy to remove existing filters, but adding them back has only limited support by the browser back/forward button.
- **Access default properties the user considers useful for any exploration.** Some filter properties may be obvious for some users at any activity. For example, a user may be always interested in Wikidata edits. Currently this is supported by the preferences page where the default inclusion of some filters can be indicated.