Moodle 3.9 includes a new filter design on the Participants page. This is quite powerful and I can see some benefits for it when filtering by multiple characteristics. For simple filtering though, it adds a lot more clicking to achieve a result. Our most common use for a filter on the participants page is to identify students in the course. This was achieved with two clicks in 3.8 by selecting the filter drop down and then choosing 'Student'. In 3.9 this requires five clicks to achieve - Select the data filter field, select the 'Roles' data type, select the Roles input field, select Student, select Apply filters.
It would be good to be able to set defaults for this filter so that a commonly used search was quickly available to users. For our site this would be Role/Students so a teacher wanting to just see the students in their course would only have to select Apply Filters. If they want any other search then they would go through the process as normal.
I haven't been able to find any settings for this in Site Administration. Should I be able to set site defaults? Does this seem like a reasonable request?