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  1. 15 minutes ago, DTLow said:

    I had an idea; duplicate the note with the updated image.
    Don't try this. My installation is corrupted and I will have to reinstall

    File under "No good deed goes unpunished". :) 

    16 minutes ago, DTLow said:

    We could open a support ticket but I don't think it will go far.
    Back-end updates are not a sanctioned activity.

    Yah. Correct support response for this would be "Sorry, but don't do that."

  2. 3 hours ago, rhalkas said:

    I've tried to make some change and sync, but on the Ccomputer with Win 10 OS the image are still the same size.

    In case you want to know (since you are a Windows user): on Windows, the way to properly resize an image in an Evernote note is to use an external editor like... MS Paint. Right-click on the image, select "Open With...", and then Paint (or Choose Program..., if you don't see Paint or your favorite image editor). In Paint, pick the Resize operation from the toolbar, do the resize, and then File / Save. Exit Paint, and you should see the changes immediately in your Evernote note, and it should sync properly as well, without needing to use a dummy tag or other operation.

  3. The functionality is not there because it likely was never designed to do it. Note that not  all text editors support drag/drop editing, and ones that do may use different conventions or don't support both edit and copy operations. In other words, there are no hard and fast conventions. This is a feature request; moving to a more appropriate subforum...

  4. 34 minutes ago, CalS said:

    You can improve overall machine performance by turning off as many of the Microsoft background processes as possible

    Or any unnecessary background processes as possible. Recently I found a Western Digital service running in the background comsuing 90+% CPU with a 1.5GB working set. Killed performance on my machine, until I was able to get hold of it and disable the service. Never seen that in an MS application/service, at least not for a long time, unless you could Visual Studio builds that can launch many compiles at a time and will take up as much CPU as you can give it; usually it's fairly polite, but once in awhile it takes over everything. But not like that WD service...

  5. 3 hours ago, Danielsan said:

    First, it's not expected behavior ESPECIALLY since it differs from the search mechanism for the contents of a note.

    I can tell you from 10+ years in these forums, that vanishingly small numbers of people actually find, read and understand the search grammar rules. Mostly they find out what works for the Evernote clients they use, and go from there. So expectation are lees of an issue than previous use experiences. There are plenty of software applications that do partial searched by default.

    3 hours ago, Danielsan said:

    Second, while a large number of Evernote users are probably technically savvy, there are plenty that aren't. Failing to find a note because you typed something "wrong" in a search bar blames the user and when it yields no results, it creates a trust issue with the application. The quickest way to get me to leave a platform is to make me feel you it can't reliably hold on to my data.

    Um, 'holding on to' your data is not the same thing as searching it. If you know the rules (whether or not they meet your expectations), you can search effectively (modulo regex, full Boolean filters, infix search, etc.).

    3 hours ago, Danielsan said:

    Third, any feature that is prefaced with the word "warning" is clearly an issue. Let me use wildcard characters (hell, let me use regex expressions if I feel like it), but don't make it a requirement in order to achieve expected behavior.

    Bit of a false issue there: the 'warning'  termthere is not from Evernote; term. You won't find it in their documentation.

    3 hours ago, Danielsan said:

    While you may be comfortable using wildcard characters, this goes against a half-dozen usability commandments.

    ITYM "quarter-dozen"??

  6. 2 hours ago, Danielsan said:

    I think that last example is what is expected behavior. intitle should do a partial search while intitle:"corn" should only find the whole word corn. This is bad UI.

    I found it mildly bothersome a while ago when I found out that the Windows search is different than the search used on the server, but I prefer the behavior of the of the implied wildcard, so I got over it pretty quickly. I can always do find-exact searches if I need that. 

    Beyond that, I'd be OK with a 'strict' search mode/setting that implements exactly what the search grammar specifies, though I find the relaxed version more useful in general. Or possibly a tunable list of search preferences (e.g. [ ] Use exact search for titles, [ ] Use exact search for text, etc.). But it's not a huge deal either way; I can do find-exact easily enough, or just as easily add my own wildcards

  7. On 5/18/2019 at 11:47 AM, Sigurdur said:

    Yes, and duplicates will keep on appearing on this forum until Evernote gives the majority of their paying users a dark theme. 

    Sure, and w can keep merging them into the main request as needed, since they're not really adding any new information, just more votes. *shrug*

    You should also read the following thread (Evernote employee @dconnet's replies in particular): 


  8. On 5/17/2019 at 2:19 PM, Danielsan said:

    I searched all over and couldn't find mention of this.

    Search grammar reference is here: https://dev.evernote.com/doc/articles/search_grammar.php. I'm pretty sure that this is what is used on the Evernote back-end, however, individual Evernote clients can add a trailing wildcard ('*') behind the scenes to make searches be prefix searches rather than exact searches. This can be confusing, sometimes, unless you're aware of it. You can make it exact by quoting it, e.g. "corn" vs. corn


  9. On 5/18/2019 at 2:09 PM, afraba said:

    1. Boolean searches overall. Including the property of belonging (or not belonging) to a certain set of notebooks.

    Main request and discussion for full Boolean search is here (it's a pretty old one, fwiw): You should add your vote there.


    On 5/18/2019 at 2:09 PM, afraba said:

    it can easily be checked that most searches are done by current users with the ‘title:’ keyword in front of the searched terms. 

    ?? I find the claim that most searches are title searches very unlikely, but "intitle:" search is already a thing. See the Evernote search grammar reference: https://dev.evernote.com/doc/articles/search_grammar.php

    Other stuff:

    • including multiple, and excluding notebooks has been another longstanding request.
    • Iterative filtering would also be useful where it's missing. You can certainly do that in the Windows and Android applications, at least to a certain extent.
    • The tag/ notebook dichotomy is well-known to experienced Evernoters. Short form, tags categorize, notebooks partition. Beyond that, how ou use those properties is up to the individual user.

  10. 17 hours ago, gazumped said:

    If you wish to drive screws,  please choose a different tool.

    Oh, you surely can drive screws with a hammer. Not recommended, but at least possible. This, I suppose, is roughly analogous  to using tags to structure your notes hierarchically (you can do it, but tag names must be unique, which is an awkwardness not found in file systems)

    But good luck trying to drive a nail with a screwdriver...Which, I also suppose, is akin to trying to emulate tags using a hierarchical folder system...

    • Haha 1

  11. So, in the Evernote for Windows application, a search for Relic will return notes that contain words beginning with "relic" in note body, note title, and tags, matched in a non-case-sensitive way. So that search will match,"Relic", "relic", "relict", etc. in any of the note body, title or tags.of your notes. It won't match "derelict", though. Since you've already mentioned note body and title, you should check to see if it's matching in the tags. You should also see whether enclosing yoru search term in double quotes (e.g. "relic") makes a difference.

    Beyond that, I'd suggest that you take a note that you think shouldn't match, and export it to Evernote format (.emnl), and then load it up i a text editor (e.g. Notepad), and look for "relic" there.

    Otherwise, this is mysterious to me...

  12. On 5/17/2019 at 6:57 AM, John in Michigan USA said:

    I also found that they took away a feature that displays items with current reminders at the top of the results. I wrote about that here.

    I see reminders at the top of my search results, in a separate collapsible list, at least for some cases. Seems to be if you type text that matches a tag or notebook name, which you then select, then reminders are shown. In other cases, like a plain text search, you wind up with the "Refine Your Search" line, and no reminders. For example, I have a tag "Trek", which also appears in text. If I start a search for "trek", and select the Trek tag, then I get reminders, but if I just tap on the magnifying glass, I get "Refine your search" and no reminders. Maybe a "Done" button at that point, to say that I don't want to refine it any more, or add the reminders at a lower location in the display? It's kind of awkward and inconsistent as it is currently.

  13. 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)?

  14. 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?

  15. 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.

  16. 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...

  17. 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.

  18. 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?

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