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  1. On 5/18/2019 at 7:54 PM, charley.rich@gartner.com said:

    I am searching for text in the title or body of a note. I get some results which match and many more where there is no match. 

    It really, really helps to be specific. 

    Beyond that, do the notes that don't match have OCR text (i.e., an image with text in it)?

  2. 4 hours ago, charley.rich@gartner.com said:

    Search returns too many results, most of which don't match the search.  I am on the latest version of Evernote for Windows.  

    Search works fine for me in the latest Windows release -- what kinds of search are you doing that are failing? Are there any that work properly?

  3. 4 hours ago, FrankMundo said:

    I have a hefty Notebook - must about 3,000 items.  Because SEARCH is invoked after 4 or so characters are entered in the search field.... the system chokes with repeated searches with each subsequent key stroke as I'm entering the search argument.

    In general, it's helpful to mention which Evernote client you are using (Windows, Mac,e.g.) so you can get specific help for your issue. As mentioned, the Windows client has a solution for this.

  4. 5 hours ago, lisec said:

    If one could exclude a private notebook in a search

    But that would mean being able to exclude any notebook, would it not? I mean, if the search language had support for -notebook: terms, multiple notebook: or -notebook: terms, that would solve more problems than adding a private notebook facility.

    Not that I'm not saying that the search language couldn't be improved, or at least made more consistent.

    Meanwhile, there's still the two-account workaround. Yes, I know that tagging a shared notebook is problematic, but it still give one the flexibility to have private (unseen) notebooks in a shared account situation...

  5. 14 hours ago, Simon Plant said:

    I want to solve for confidential and personal content showing up while searching through All Notes. What I would like to see is the ability to set Notebooks as private with a right click in clients, and for them to not show up. For me the search exclude-notebook is a different use case - powering the search behind the UI - so  both are required?

    This is not the same thing as the original feature request (exclude a notebook from searches). You should search the forums for requests for private notebooks and add your vote there; you can't find one, then create a new request.

    Since you cannot make private, secret, confidential notebooks in Evernote, one way to is to maintain a second account with your personal stuff, and share only the notebooks that you want to with accounts that are shared with someone else. I do this: personal, premium account, plus free work account. I have a couple of my personal notebooks that I need to share with my work account (mainly research related), and that works fine. My work account cannot see my personal stuff.

  6. 44 minutes ago, wadjkheperre said:

    I always use multiple windows with Evernote, but when I Return to the main window with the sidebar and whatnot, then it closes down all my other full-screen windows. Could you fix it so that there are multiple instances of full-screen windows? Thanks.

    Windows? Mac?

  7. So the only thing that should cause this to happen is someone/something updating the file that remains in the import folder (because you've marked that folder as "Keep').At least, it seems to be working fine in a 'Keep' import folder in the latest version ( (308489) Public (CE Build ce-62.3.7750)), with no duplicated notes.

  8. 3 hours ago, Wilf Forrow said:

    I'd like 'Simplify formatting' to offer to compress images for me quickly and easily, without having to worry about the technicalities.

    Problem is that an image is not formatting; it's content. The "Simplify formatting" command would be a poor UI choice for this sort of functionality. A more appropriate command like "Convert to thumbnail" would be better, though you still would need to parameterise what you mean by a thumbnail (e.g., desired dimensions).

    4 hours ago, Wilf Forrow said:

    Ideally 'Simplify formatting' would tell me the size of the note now, and estimate what it could reduce it to with various levels of compression.

    Ideally with the option to take me through each image in turn, with storage used, and options for the size in the note and compression levels, plus option to delete it completely.

    Cropping would be an added bonus, but I find most of my images come in to Evernote cropped already.

    Ultimately, these seem to imply workflows that are more complicated than you claim to want initially: you'd need to parameterize (i.e. prompt for or have separate settings for) thumbnail dimensions, among other things

    I could certainly see a separate "Create Thumbnail" command, or ever better a "Create Snippet Thumbnail" command that resizes the selected image to become the image used in views that use note thumbnails (e.g. Windows Snippet view), meaning it would be the winner of the "largest-smallest" criterion for selecting a note's displayed thumbnail. Might actually increase the size of an image, but it would be really useful, considering the number of people who've asked for the ability to designate a selected image as an Evernote thumbnail.



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  9. 3 hours ago, carehart said:

    Is the new ctrl-shift-f really any different than the old f6? They seem to do the same for me.

    F6 is a hotkey that only works when you're in the Evernote for WIndows application. Ctrl+Shift+F is a global shortcut key that should work from anywhere in Windows, not just when you're in the Evernote application. 

  10. 34 minutes ago, turnwhipple said:

    It would be great if Evernote made this behavior consistent across its client software.

    Sure, consistency would be great.That seems to be what they're focusing on currently. I have no idea where they are in the process.

    Thanks for adding the examples. I'm on Windows almost exclusively, at least for making content, Android for reading notes and clipping from web sites, and the web only occasionally.

  11. 35 minutes ago, Hermitap said:

    Big Sorry


    I certainly did not mean you. I was talking about developers.

    Very SORY.

    and Sorry for my bad English.


    No problem, please don't worry about it. Cheers!

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  12. 3 minutes ago, Hermitap said:

    I thought it was just a minor mistake about which you simply forgot.

    Um, I didn't forget anything. I am not an Evernote employee. Just reporting how it works today, as best I can tell.

    4 minutes ago, Hermitap said:

    But I looked at the forum and I see that it has been dragging since last year.

    Yes, they changed the behavior awhile ago. I noticed, but didn't care that much either way. Might even be intentional, though I'm not sure. Maybe it will change back someday. Not critical for my usage.

    5 minutes ago, Hermitap said:

    For me, evernote is dead.  

    Well, for me, if I wanted syntax colored code, I'd just paste it into a code editor. I can read code without coloring, so it's not a big deal to store code clips in Evernote. But hey, if you need functionality that Evernote doesn't have, then you should probably look for a different product. Which is the usual advice I'd give to anyone anyways...

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  13. Um, all that was is a search for posts that contain the text "untitled", it's not clear that all of them are asking for what you are.

    That being said, in the latest Evernote for Windows application, if I create a new note and type into it, or paste some text in to it, the new note does indeed take the first line of text as its title, where it will show up in the list view Title column. If there's a scenario where this doesn't work, you should probably specify it.

    I checked my note database of ~7500 notes, and found <10 that had "Untitled" as note title. Several of those actually had just an image as their note content, so "Untitled" seems like a valid choice in those cases. Several others looked like web clips gone awry; not sure what happened there, but if "Untitled" goes into the note's title field when the note was created (as opposed to having the title field be blank) for whatever reason, then that's semi-valid, at least. That left a couple of pretty old notes that I'm not sure what might have happened; there certainly was some debate over what the proper behavior should be in the forums at the time (2009-2010, I think), so it's hard to tell.

    As I say, if you have a repeatable scenario that demonstrates the problem, you should post it here, along with the Windows client you're using.

  14. The way that this generally works is that, when copying to the clipboard, an application can put the clip onto the clipboard in one or more formats. Then, when pasting, Evernote will scan the available formats, and pick whichever one works best for Evernote. Evernote does not scan to try to detect code clips in text, and I don't know of any code editors that generate such a "code" format. You can examine what formats are available using one of any number of clipboard viewer utilities I(I have something called "Free Clipboard Viewer 3.0).

    So, for example, with Visual Studio, a copy operation will put the text onto the clipboard in several formats, including, most importantly, Text, OEM Text, Unicode Text, and Rich Text. On the other end: as far as I can tell, Evernote will choose Rich Text if it's there, because when I paste into a standard text area of Evernote, I get monospaced (Consolas in my case, which is what I'm using in VS), colored text from syntax-colored source. But the code block is currently "special" in that it doesn't use the colors, and -- I think -- uses a standard monospace typeface (Monaco).

    That's the way it works right now, and I doubt very much that they're going to specially change that behavior and release it within a week...

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  15. I see it working in the latest Evernote for Windows application ( (308489) Public (CE Build ce-62.3.7750)), as described in the linked article (though the resize handle is a square, not a circle):


    How to resize images

    Resize images in Evernote for Mac


    1. Tap an image inside a note until you see a blue border around it. If you see a blue circular handle at the bottom-right corner of the border, the image can be resized.
    2. Select the circular handle and drag towards or away from center of the image to resize it. Images can only be as large as their original size or the width of the note, whichever is larger.

    The article does seem to leave open a possibility that some images cannot be resized, but I don't know what the criteria would be. The fallback for me, in that case would be to right-click on the image and select "Open with" and select your favorite paint program, resize it there, and save it.

  16. On 5/9/2019 at 2:14 AM, RY27 said:

    Tried to use Notion exclusively for 2 months but now see myself going back to Evernote. The biggest challenge is getting information into Notion quickly. 

    The organizational freedom in Notion is great, but I ended up spending too much time trying to figure out the best way to organize data as opposed to working with it. 

    I think I had more or less the same reaction when I looked at it a few months ago: cool stuff, but how the heck do I get started? And how do I turn it into the all-purpose, searchable shoebox that I use Evernote for?

    I never quite got over the edge on that one, and Evernote continues to be useful in its own unique way, so Notion isn't really on my radar currently.

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  17. 1 hour ago, gazumped said:

    Don't want to discourage them from posting,  and I'm the last person to criticise flippant comments (I have a history <_<) just feel it should be a bit more "Dragnet" - 'The facts,  man - just the facts.

    Ha-ha, you and me both, my Evernote-lovin' friend.

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  18. 13 hours ago, kentskyo said:

    Boolean logic is there, any is effectively an "or" and multiple conditions an "and", it's just not uniformly applicable. Which makes notebooks clunky 2nd class citizens in the search algorithm

    The main feature request for full Boolean search in Evernote -- which I would take to include NOT operations and full generality --  is here: https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/50625-full-boolean-search/. You should consider adding your vote/voice to it. I think it would be a good thing to have, myself (yes, I upvoted the request).


  19. Quote

    Release Notes for Version 6.18

    Note: Versions 6.18 is supported in Windows OS versions 7 and up.

    Windows 6.18


    You don’t have time to hunt through menus, so we added some new shortcuts, like:

    - FindInEvernote: Ctrl+Shift+F

    - CaptureScreen: Ctrl+Alt+S

    - CopySelection: Ctrl+Shift+Alt+A


    - Printing a note with a PDF in it no longer prints a blank page first. Take that, "Big Paper”!

    - We embiggened the “Save as template” icon, so it’s easier to see on HiDPI (that’s really high resolution) screens. Yay, buzzwords!

    - Files you drag into Evernote will now stay where you put them. Seems obvious, right? We thought so too.

    Ok, so more personable is fine, but very secondary to precision, in my opinion. My opinion: a little goes a long way, and it's easy to overdo. And if you're trying to appeal to a professional audience, too cutesy may not be the right tone for that.

    Anyways, a quibble/question:

    You don’t have time to hunt through menus, so we added some new shortcuts, like:


    Overall, that's fine, but the addition of "like:" implies that there may be more shortcuts that were added. Were there? And more importantly, are they reflected in the official Evernote for Windows Shortcuts page (https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/209004807-Keyboard-shortcuts-in-Evernote-for-Windows)? And are they also in the menus? Because otherwise they're not really discoverable. And what do they do, specifically? E.g., what's the difference between CopySelection and what Crtrl+C does?

    Edit: Ah, OK: these are new global shortcut key defaults for existing functionality. That could have been made clearer. A lot of people don't mentally distinguihs Windows shortcuts from application hotkeys -- I tend to forget myself, and I should know better.


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