I was asked if I could create a page with one massive list, but with only one filter box. That is not possible to do it with the Filter web part, unless you only want to filter for one parameter. In this case I had 50 columns to filter and more than 10,000 items in the list. So I didn’t want to have 50 text boxes all over the page.
For this excersise I am going to use Sharepoint 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 BUT you can do exactly the same with Sharepoint 2013 and Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2013.
Click on Style(top Ribbon)->Attach->Default Master Page. You should have a normal page now. I have selected my custom Master Page, so mine will look different than the Out-Of-The-Box one. Select the main place holder and click in the little arrow, a new menu will pop-up-> Click on Create Custom Content. Click on Save.
Click on Code (bottom of the designer) and paste this code just below the PlaceHolderMain this line:
Click on save and go to your page, remember it is under SitePages. Notice the query string changes every time you insert a value in the text box. By the way, the list will look empty until you type a value.