Here is an idea for a feature that would add to users’ joy when using KNIME: an indication that something is going on when you search within a data table.
Currently, when searching within the data table of many KNIME nodes, there is no feedback that a search is going on. That can lead to some confusion when the search takes a while. (Some of the searches I’m running within my data tables take several minutes.)
Most useful: a little progress dialog, such as the one that appears when you sort within a data table.
Alternative: change the cursor to show that the application is busy and put the word ‘searching…’ at the bottom of the screen.