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  1. Thanks for the reply.  I'm sorry if my original post was unclear -- I don't want to highlight text within an Evernote note.  I want to select text within an Evernote note.

    I want to use my mouse to select some text within a note, so I can copy-paste it to another note, or another app.

    The mac System Preferences > General > Highlight Color allows me to specify what text highlighting color is used as text is selected with a mouse.  This setting is used by Mail, Safari, etc. as I select text within those apps. 

    Evernote 7.5 is using a different color to identify selected text vs. prior version. I recall prior versions DID use the color specified by System Preferences

    So my questions are:

    1) Is the color that Evernote uses to select text configurable? If so, how? I don't see anything under Preferences, but maybe I customed 7.4 and do't remember how...

    2) Do others see that the selected text color used in version 7.5 differs from prior versions?  If not, then I must have customized something, or Evernote must have stopped using the System Preferences selection.

    3) Have others customized the "Highlight Color" in System Preferences, and had they then seen those changes used when selecting text in prior versions of Evernote?

    As I mentioned, I am visually impaired, so this selected text color choice is really important to me.  I'm trying to determine if it is customizable or if the Evernote team inadvertently made some code change...

    Thanks again, and sorry if my original post was poorly worded.  Hope this helps!

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  2. I am using Evernote for Mac.  I just upgraded to Evernote 7.5 (457110 App Store) Editor: 53.2.6641 (8d08b35) under MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6.

    When I select text in a note, the selected text color is not using the non-default "Highlight Color" I specified in System Preferences > General > Highlight Color

    Prior versions of Evernote did use the non default color from the System Preferences.  This seems to be new (incorrect) behavior.  Did the Evernote team make a simple mistake here, or is this some new intended behavior? I am visually impaired, and the current color Evernote uses to identify selected text is impossible for me to see.  All other apps, including non-Apple apps such as Chrome, Firefox, Quicken, etc. use the color specified in System Preferences.

    I don't see any way to control this in Evernote's Preferences.  Did I miss something?

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions or information!


  3. Awesome!  I spent some time in Purgatory (which I deserve), and found my note fairly quickly with some Unix grep commands.  The "note.xhtml" file contains the whole note text, so with a little vi time, I can get back the note without formatting or HTML links, etc.  -- a small price to pay for deleting the note in the first place.

    I am reluctant to use Time Machine to restore the original note, given the possibility of mistakes on my end, but glad that is an option if I needed it.  Looks like the purgatory directory does not contain the .enex file needed to fully restore the note...

    I also like the Applescript you developed as well -- I really like the idea of being able to access my Evernote content outside of Evernote, as a backup measure.  I put so much content into this tool!

    Thank you SO MUCH for the quick help!


  4. Hello,

    I can't find a note today.  This note has over six months of home projects, to do lists, etc., so I know what keywords to search for to find it.  It is gone.  I recently emptied the trash, and because I was in a hurray (and feeling particularly stupid) I did NOT review the titles of the notes in the trash prior to deletion, like I usually do.  Lazy and stupid.

    I am using the free version of Evernote on a Mac.  Is there anything I can do to recover the note?  If I upgrade to premium, can the Evernote team help me recover the note via email support? I did some searches that mentioned hexedit'ing the database.  I am an engineer, so I know what hexed is (on Unix)  Where is the database file?  Do I need to go into Time Machine to get a prior version of the database before I deleted the note?

    I would appreciate any help!


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