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Want ability to set default search filter to "Everywhere"


Stacey

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The recent change that defaults a search to the selected notebook vs "everywhere" seems to be a major functionality shift from how the product has worked. And, it is very frustrating for those of us who are engrained in the way it has always been (defaulting to "Everywhere" with the option to click the notebook as a filter). 

I understand this is one of those choices where not all users will be happy – but, if it is going to remain this way (my vote is that the default is reversed however...see screenshot below), I want the ability to flip to "Everywhere" using the keyboard. There is no way that I can find to tab to the Everywhere option, for example. I have to click on the "Everywhere" button to search everywhere (or navigate to the Notes or Notebooks button).

For users who purposely put in the effort to create naming conventions for notes, notebooks, and stacks, and take the time to be fluent in search, this constraint/default is limiting and frustrating. It feels like this default caters to the less savvy Evernote user. I would like consideration to be make for the power-user so that it is more efficient for us to find across all our notes. 

I MUCH preferred the interface/functionality when this was the option (in fact I jumped for joy when you implemented this). But, this is no longer the default and it impacts me (and many members of my community) every single time we use Evernote.

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51 minutes ago, Stacey said:

The recent change that defaults a search to the selected notebook vs "everywhere" seems to be a major functionality shift from how the product has worked. And, it is very frustrating for those of us who are engrained in the way it has always been (defaulting to "Everywhere" with the option to click the notebook as a filter). 

I completely agree. See 

 

The lack of a way of switching using the keyboard is also annoying. As you say you have to remember to go to "notes" first (for which there is at least a keyboard option)

 

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11 minutes ago, Mike P said:

The lack of a way of switching using the keyboard is also annoying. As you say you have to remember to go to "notes" first (for which there is at least a keyboard option)

 

Good reminder that there is a key command to switch to all notes. And, we 100% agree this should be a user preference!

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On 11/14/2021 at 6:00 AM, Stacey said:

For users who purposely put in the effort to create naming conventions for notes, notebooks, and stacks, and take the time to be fluent in search, this constraint/default is limiting and frustrating. It feels like this default caters to the less savvy Evernote user. I would like consideration to be make for the power-user so that it is more efficient for us to find across all our notes. 

My sense of V10 in general, hence still using 6.25.1.  The productivity hit for my use case with V10 is mind numbing.  Some due to the inefficiency of the new engine and some due to feature and process changes such as this.  Version 6.25.1 is just faster and I suppose I tuned it to my needs across the years (mostly single click actions or AHK scripts).  My mind has not time to wander.  I know, someone moved my cheese.  🤷‍♂️

After a year I have begun mirroring my 56k notes to a different solution.  It won't be as efficient as 6.25.1 but will be orders of magnitude faster than V10 in its current state.  Really did not want to start the process but 6.25.1 won't be around forever.

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