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After searching, how do I clear the search highlighting but stay on the current note?


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Version: Web version, Chrome browser (latest version), Windows 10.

After searching for a particular phrase or keyword and you open the note you were trying to find...how do you clear the search while keeping your selected note open? Currently, if you clear your search criteria, then it takes you back to where you were before, and doesn't keep the current note open.

I do realize that if you make a change to the note, then the yellow search result highlighting throughout the note goes away, but it does not clear from the title of the note. And the search results are still highlighted. Since the interface is basically all grayscale, that yellow highlighting is distracting for me.

My "fix" has been to make a small change to the note I want to work on and then undo it. Then I clear the search and now that note is at the top of the list because it was the most recently edited note.

It's a trivial task, and if that's just the way it is, then that's fine, I get it (as a software developer, I realize, you can't make everyone happy haha), but if there's a way to not have to do that, it would be nice to know.

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+1 This is a major nuisance!

Not only is the edit-delete-edit technique tedious, it renders the recent notes list  *useless* if you are just referencing older notes. The other option is to open the note you're looking for in its own window. But then you end up in window management purgatory.

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+1 for this from me too. The highlighting is really, really annoying when you're trying to read through the found notes. We don't need it. Just find the notes for us, don't highlight all the words. That would be great!

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I've needed both sides of this argument at different times for different reasons, but if I want to work on the current note without highlighting as the OP asked, I simply open the note in its own window as a few people have suggested. I have no idea what "window management purgatory" is. I have multiple windows of everything and many open tabs in browser windows most of the time. That's what Windows is for. Otherwise, I'd find me a good used 286 machine and run DOS.

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5 hours ago, PinkElephant said:

Additional Input: When you have searched, and the note open you were looking for, simply hit the "X" in the search field to clear it.

The note stays selected, but the highlighting is taken away.

Doesn't work for me in Windows. If I clear the sort, the selected note reverts to top of the list. But since a lot of other software works the same way, I never saw it as a problem. 

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