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Whenever I search my notes for (example) potato, evernote finds a match for potatoes as well ... even if don't look for potato* with an asterix.

The help for search-syntax tells me that potato would only match the exact word. So why does it match potatoes too?

And how can I find the exact word potato and nothing else?

And more: As I am German, how can I find Kindergarden (with a capital-K) but not kindergarden?

 

Thanks

Bluesy

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For an exact match, use quotes around your search terms; i.e.  "Potato"

The search index is case insensitive; no search for capital K
This applies to all of us; even Germans

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On 1/10/2019 at 5:44 PM, Bluesy said:

The help for search-syntax tells me that potato would only match the exact word. So why does it match potatoes too?

It's broken.

I'm currently writing another response to a bug report I made and pointed out that the documentation on search has not matched the reality for several years.

Originally, search behaved as documented. Now, it's as if every word you type is followed by an asterisk, unless you use quotes.

The bug I just reported is that a recent Mac desktop update broke that too!!!!!

So, on web, searching for "chan" china gets 23 hits. On my Mac it gets 36 because the "chan" ALSO matches change.

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