If you have lots of closed matters and you only want to see your open matters daily you can apply a query to the matters browse to limit it to show open matters only. You can choose to clear the query at any time if you need to find an old file.
- Go to File > Setup > User Preferences
- Go to Queries & Miscellaneous Tab.
- Click on the Matters button.
- In the Query manager select the Open Matters query.
- Click Done , Done.
Now when you open the Matters browse you will see only open matters.