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    Evernote major bug

    Thanks for the explanation. This may be the 'focus' bug that I've seen reports of in the 6.13 beta topics. I've never seen it myself; maybe that's because I don't work the same way that you do. Hard to tell; I certainly have more than 500 notes in each of two accounts, and I use Evernote every day, extensively at work. Sorry, but data loss == show-stopper in my book (or should; sadly it didn't stop them from letting that bug go out in public -- they corralled it eventually); and an annoyance bug is lower priority, always. As it is, they do know about it, and are working on it. They've made some large architectural changes relatively recently, including using a new version of their main editing framework (CEF) and at a guess, this bug is related. It may be difficult / unfeasible to go back to the prior architecture. Meanwhile, you're using an older version that doesn't have the bug. There's nothing intrinsically wrong with that; it's working for you, right? Meanwhile, keep checking the Beta topics in the Windows Feedback forum, and hopefully it will be resolved soon. If you need to work on released versions, you should avoid the betas until they get kicked around thoroughly, and wait wait for the next GA that has a fix for this bug. Edit: Hey, I was able to replicate this. Pretty annoying, I agree. I did find that if you highlight a word, then press Ctrl+A, the seems to stick, but I haven't tested it exhaustively.
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    Evernote major bug

    Because they're evidently still working on it, according to what @Austin G just said. Maybe they have; there's other places to report issues than the forums. Or maybe they haven't noticed it. I haven't; I'm not even sure what it the actual issue is, given that your description is a little vague, so I can't reproduce it. Not sure how they can release a fix that they haven't finished yet. And even if they did, they'd be adding it to the next release, which has known issues as well. They don't patch old versions, at least in my experience. I'm not sure that I'd classify this as a major bug. Annoying, to you at least and possibly others, but does it actually result in loss of data? Because, in case you haven't been following the beta threads, they've had at least one of those. Data loss is certainly major, and at a guess (because that's how my company works), data loss issues would be given a very high priority over annoyance bugs. I'm not trying to make light of your issue, but software development isn't a "hey presto, snap-your-fingers, it's fixed, ship it!" deal. Sometimes bugs can be extremely difficult to find and fix, and sometimes bugs are prioritized down, for any number of reasons. That's just the way it can work.
  3. Interesting enough. The comments section gets pretty sidetracked, typical. I was hoping for some commentary by Verity Stob...
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    Locating Reminders

    Two things that may pertain: In the Windows client, reminders are only shown in Snippet View, Card View, and Thumbnail. THey are not shown in either the Top List or Side List views. In addition, in the views that they can be shown, reminders are only shown for your current context; if you have navigated to a notebook that contains no notes with reminders, then they are not shown. If you do a search, and the search results contains notes that have reminders, then those reminders are shown.
  5. Sure -- this functionality isn't a part of the search query mechanism (which in the Windows client has its own special behaviors, e.g. the "Automatically select child tags" behavior); these options don't affect search. They are just used to filter lists of notebook or tags names down, responding to a user's typed input. How it's done is not all that important; maybe they explicitly tokenize the names, maybe they build a regex to match with, or maybe they just scan by hand. It's not exactly rocket science and doesn't need to be as efficient as, say, document search (since it has a relatively small N), but it's certainly useful. Provided the user understands the rules, of course... But then again, isn't it ironic that the "suf" in "suffix" is a prefix???
  6. <shrug> It's how the world works; in natural languages, context is often critical to determine meaning. This is just one case...
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    Windows 10 hard disc full

    Alternatively, you can move your Evernote data to a separate drive. Tools / Options / General / [Evernote local files] : "Change...". Hover over the "Change..." button to see more about what it does. It's highly recommended that you back up your Evernote data before you perform this operation. The database folder can be found by clicking on the "Open Database Folder" in the same dialog tab as above; that's the folder that you'll want to back up. Also, you may be able to save some space by clearing out the Attachments folder under the Database folder. That folder's contents are temporary, and should be cleaned up automatically by Evernote, but that's not always the case.
  8. And I thought that we had dispensed with this already. "Prefix" as used in the second case has a well-established meaning in the tech world (which intersects with the world of people who build Evernote). You may wish that the grammatical meaning was being used when discussing "prefix" as Evernote uses it, but that's not the meaning that they're using (and indeed, I think that it would be weird if they did). It's not a matter of you and me having semantic differences: both meanings exist already, and both are entirely valid. Now it's just a matter of applying the appropriate meaning of "prefix" to the current context. The grammatical meaning makes no practical sense with respect to the UI task of filtering notebook or tag names; all that really matters is how to match characters that the user types into the filter. So yes, what they're doing is indeed matching the first letters of words in a name, and it's perfectly reasonable call it "prefix matching".
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    Native Markdown Support

    I think that the crux is this: Evernote stores its notes in ENML, a superset of XHTML (see https://dev.evernote.com/doc/articles/enml.php). Providing a way to input Markdown source into Evernote is pretty straightforward at best guess; it's what Marxico does. But being able to pull Evernote ENML back into Mardown, so that you can round-trip between the two is a lot harder. And unsurprisingly, Marxico doesn't do this, at last check: from the Marxico page (https://marxi.co/) : "Currently Marxico is unable to detect and merge any modifications in Evernote by user. Please go back to Marxico to edit". So versatility is a fine goal, but I'd guess that cost of implementation dominates the calculation as to whether this gets done by Evernote or not.
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    Cross References

    Which Evernote client are you using (Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, web)? On the Windows desktop, I just use note links they call them "internal links" now) to tie references to other notes into a master note. Right-click on a note in your notebook list, "Copy internal link", and paste that into the master note. Is there some reason that you need to use public links (I think that these are what they call "shareable links" now, at least in the Windows client)?
  11. OK, I see now. That being said, "My Notebook Name" doesn't have three prefixes; in terms of this discussion, it's composed of three words, "my", "notebook", and "name" (because of the space delimiters), each of which can be matched using a prefix search (term* as @rezecib puts it), if you have the option enabled. The point is that a prefix is any substring of another string (like a notebook name, or the individual words that comprise it) that begins from the string's first character. So you'd get a match on "my notebook name" for prefixes like "my" (an improper prefix, boo), "no", or "na" (proper prefixes). . The spaces don't matter if the option is disabled; you get an infix search (*term*) instead. I haven't tested this much with special characters like "=' or '.' or '@' or whatever; they may figure into the part where a name is split into words. But ultimately the idea is the same.
  12. Interesting -- I missed that the default was infix (which you correctly denote as *term*), believing it to be prefix of the entire name (which would be term*). So if you had a notebook named "My Notebook", you'd get a match on terms "my", "y", "y n", "oteb", etc. However, enabling the "prefix option" doesn't implement term* but it implements a more complicated search, one that can't be described using wildcards (I think); you'd need a regular expression, which I will leave as an exercise for the reader 😀. The search splits up the name into space-delimited words, and then term* is applied to the individual words; if a match is found, then the name is added to the candidate list. It's kind of explained in the hover text, but not clearly. In the case of a name like "My Notebook", you get a match on "My", and "Not", but not "y" or "y n". So yeah, explaining it is a little awkward, but possible. I'd take as an example, the "Matching Literal Terms" section of the search grammar doc: https://dev.evernote.com/doc/articles/search_grammar.php
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    FEATURE REQUEST: Better Table Formatting

    This is the forum is for making feature requests for the Evernote Windows client. This is something that you should ask in the Evernote Web Client's Feature Requests forum (https://discussion.evernote.com/forum/234-evernote-web-client/), after first checking there to see whether the topic of table formatting has not been broached yet.
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    Extensive reorganization needed

    It's helpful if you mention which Evernote client you are using (Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, web). There's really no such thing as "adjacent" in a notebook. Adjacency depends on the current sorting order you're applying to a notebook, which can be, depending on the Evernote client type , criteria like Date Created, Recently Updated, Note Title, Note Size, etc. For the desktop clients, multi-selection is pretty straightforward. For Android, you multi-select by long-pressing on a note in the note list, and then tapping on more notes. I don't know about Mac or iOS. Once you have a multiple selection, you can easily move the notes to a new notebook.
  15. No doubt, software options need to be clear to users when technical, abbreviated, or ambiguous language is used (as is often the case in UI). It's less a case of developers communicating to developers though, and more of a case that developers do often live in their own linguistic subset (as with most any specialized field), so technical terms can and often do bubble up to users unwittingly -- they may not even realize that it's a specialized usage. In this case, I'd have never hit on this being the grammatical meaning of "prefix", partly because of familiarity with the substring usage, and partly because I'm reasonably certain that absolutely nobody would want prefix filtering on tag or notebook to be the grammatical type. In the context of what this feature is intended for (to filter notebook or tag names), to have it match on grammatical prefixes would just be weird and pretty much useful to no-one.
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