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Hi all - I am using Evernote for the last 10 years and I am really satisfied with the software and with the whole concept. With the late updates though everything changed. I used to have so many features that they have been so useful to me and they have just disappeared. One of those figures was the fact that i was selecting one Notebook and then I would search in only those notebook (not in the whole notebooks). Accordingly I could just select a stack (very easily with my mouse, just one click !!) and then search in only that stack. Why such a useful feature is removed?? Now I have to go through filters etc... I do not even remember the last useful version so I can go back. The same search features would work with tags - now it doesnt work with tags either. 

How can I search in a stack of notes ??? Thank you for your help

 

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14 hours ago, Markaseos said:

How can I search in a stack of notes ??? Thank you for your help

To search in a stack you have to use the search syntax. I have a stack called shared notebooks so the format is:

stack:"shared notebooks"

You don't need the quotation marks if your stack does not contain spaces

14 hours ago, Markaseos said:

One of those figures was the fact that i was selecting one Notebook and then I would search in only those notebook (not in the whole notebooks).

If you start your search in a notebook immediately underneath the text input field is the ability to add a filter for that notebook

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As feedback to Evernote on this topic, it feels inconsistent that (as of v10.26.5) the way search currently works is that if you have a notebook selected, your search filters to that notebook (unless you click 'everything'), but this doesn't work if you have a stack selected in your notebook list.

Seems logical to allow the user to select a stack and have the search be restricted to the stack (still with the option to click 'everything' to search everywhere). It would be a nice improvement to allow for stack search by:

1) clicking on a stack to initiate a filtered search and
2) having stack be a filter option along the lines of the "Located In: <notebook> filter option

vs. having to type the search syntax.

I'm guessing the 2nd option presents some challenges as not all users use stacks, but the 1st option seems intuitive and consistent with the way search is working now. Hope this is considered as a feature improvement.

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4 hours ago, Stacey said:

As feedback to Evernote on this topic, it feels inconsistent that (as of v10.26.5) the way search currently works is that if you have a notebook selected, your search filters to that notebook (unless you click 'everything'), but this doesn't work if you have a stack selected in your notebook list.

Seems logical to allow the user to select a stack and have the search be restricted to the stack (still with the option to click 'everything' to search everywhere). It would be a nice improvement to allow for stack search by:

1) clicking on a stack to initiate a filtered search and
2) having stack be a filter option along the lines of the "Located In: <notebook> filter option

vs. having to type the search syntax.

I'm guessing the 2nd option presents some challenges as not all users use stacks, but the 1st option seems intuitive and consistent with the way search is working now. Hope this is considered as a feature improvement.

This would be a great solution to strictly separate different contexts. For instance, when presenting some notes to a specific audience, you don't want to leak personal info via your search results...

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