Many of the panes within the Schema Browser have icons to identify the objects. Toad includes an Icon Legend that you can use to easily decipher these images.
To view the icon legend
Click on the Schema Browser toolbar.
You can set the Schema Browser to automatically refresh the data grid while you are working with a specific object. This setting only lasts for your active dataset, and turns itself off if you select another object or close the Schema Browser.
To automatically refresh the data grid
Select Auto Refresh in the Data tab toolbar (right-hand side of the Schema Browser).
Object filters reduce the number of objects displayed in a schema.
To create browser filters
To customize or review the query before applying it, select View/Edit Query Before Executing and click OK.
You can create a default filter for each object type, which is used for all schemas.
To create default filters
Select an object type on the left and set the filter options. Create Schema Browser Filters
Note: When you click OK, Toad saves default filters in a file named Toad_DEF.SBFLT in the User Files folder.