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  1. 6 hours ago, Vesa Vuorinen said:

    Another question that came to my mind (looking at the top of the page, which is in the screenshot) is that this idea seems to be in the "Evernote for Windows" -category/forum. I mostly use Evernote on my Mac. Is it redundant to have this same idea in the Mac -category/forum?

    Yes and no. But mostly no, in my opinion. Since this is a lengthy thread, there's a fair bit of Windows-specific information included here that would never apply to the Mac. Seems fair to search for the same topic in the Mac-specific request forum and add to it (or create a new one if it's not there already). We can merge topics if they're deemed to be redundant, and moved to the General section.

  2. 12 hours ago, lisec said:

    Come to think of it I think I have yet another shortcut for Evernote's native screen capture as well, but I've got so many keyboard shortcuts on the go now that I'm this close to having to ask Google or Alexa what my shortcuts are!

    I heard that there's some program out there that can help you collect random bits of information like keyboard shortcuts, names of good beers, etc. so that you can find them easily. I wish I could remember the name of that program....

  3. 8 hours ago, CalS said:

    Thanks for the detail.  Still not dancing for me, made the change but still get a png.  Logged out, cycled the machine the whole bit.  Not a biggie, I don't need to have a jpg vs a png all that often.

    Weird: I had the key already existing in the registry, and I tried changing its value's extension to .png and back to .jpg, renaming the key and deleting it altogether (to test the default), changing the case of filename from "ScreenClip.jpg" to "Screenclip.jpg"  etc, all without exiting/restarting Evernote, and it all worked fine on the fly.


  4. In my opinion, Evernote doesn't need another parallel system of similar functionality to the existing tag system. Tags already do much of this sort of thing, at least in the Evernote Windows application: you get partial tag recognition with droplist suggestions in several parts of the UI (e.g. Filter by Tag: Alt+Shift+T). Moreover, tags, like keywords are metadata, i.e., not part of the note text: you don't need to edit the note text to add or remove them. And the postpended underscore just seems awkward and unfamiliar. As an alternative, I'd support the much more familiar '#' prefix to denote "on-the-fly" tags in the text of a note: that would require Evernote search to change so that the '#' character was used in literal text search, which it isn't currently (like most other special characters, including '$', '@', etc.), so that's a drawback there.

    Curiously, the only special character that I'm aware of that is supported in literal text search is '_'. So it's a bit of a mystery to me why posfixed '_' is being used. A search term of _blah is probably going to be functionally better that blah_, and prefixed '_' lets you do a limited form of Boolean OR searches like _blahxyzzy_blahfubar, etc. using a search of _blah*. This is something you can do today in Evernote. Since prefixed '_' is relatively rare in English text, I could see having Evernote treat these as pseudo tags when typing in tag names elsewhere in the UI, but prefix '#' has a lot of currency in the online world these days, hence more familiar to more people.

    Adding the proposed keyword scheme to Evernote would likely make entree to Evernote for beginners more difficult that the current "tags vs notebooks for organization" situation. My inclination would be to make the existing tags facility more powerful without losing its inherent simplicity. A new, separate keywords system would seem to muddy the waters, from my point of view.

  5. Just a simple UX suggestion: currently, to show or hide the left panel, you can go to the View menu and use the relevant menu item, or use the F10 shortcut key. Since my memory cache of application-specific shortcut keys is only so large, it would be simpler and more direct if you could also toggle left panel state by double-clicking on an unused area in the panel.

  6. 2 hours ago, M0sc4rd0 said:

    All notes with TAG1 and one of: TAG2 or TAG3 or TAG4.

    I did not find any solution on this, seems that the oeprator AND/OR cannot be used on the same search.

    @DTLow is right: in general there's no way to do this. But if you use wildcards, you can accomplish something similar with a little work.:if the names of TAG2, TAG3, and TAG4 have identical prefixes that TAG1 (or or other tags) doesn't have. So for example, let:

    TAG1 = Task, TAG2 = Release8.0, TAG3 = Release8.1, TAG4 = Release8.2

    Then a search for Task Release8* would find notes that have "Task" and any of the "Release8" tags.

    Granted, this is pretty awkward, but if you have a similar type search that you do a lot, it might be worth it to rename certain tags to make them compatible with this scheme.

    Note that this type of technique will work with standard text searches as well, for what that's worth.

    For Evernote search reference: https://dev.evernote.com/doc/articles/search_grammar.php, and https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/208313828-How-to-use-Evernote-s-advanced-search-syntax


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  7. 39 minutes ago, CalS said:

    Couldn't find this when I went to Regedit.  Did it move or am I messing up Regedit access?  And is this for clipper, capture or both?

    This is for the screen cap. You have to add the entry to the registry to change format, otherwise it defaults to PNG (I tested this by renaming the entry to "xScreenClipperFileName"). I don't know what it does if you renamed the filename to have an extension other than .jpg or .png. Exercise left for the reader.

    I don't know whether you can change the web clipper's image format type.

  8. 14 hours ago, PinkElephant said:

    @jefitoThis post was about workarounds. The only stable solution within EN I am aware of is to put a table into a note, size it, and put the images into the tables cells. Not really a burner ...

    This misses the point: in the Windows Evernote application, you can make the display size larger or smaller by clicking on an image, and using the resize tool that appears (the blue rectangle: the square in the lower right corner is draggable):


    No tables are required for this.

    However, @lisec wants the ability to make the image file size smaller, which in the Windows application (checks the forum, yep, Windows Requests) cannot be done without using an external tool. Using the tables trick does not solve this.

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  9. 17 hours ago, lisec said:

    When I'm researching something, I either clip to Evernote, or I keep a note open and then I just Alt-C to capture any image/clip. Alt-c is just a shortcut to Faststone that saves to disc and to clipboard. I then past the clipboard immediately into Evernote. It's rote. I do it a gazillion times/day. Then I notice that the image size is like 2MB

    This feels like it might be something you can fix in Faststone : what format are you saving to? If it's JPG or some other compressible format, then maybe you can configure its compression.

     Like @CalS, I use the Evernote clipper for my screen clipping in Windows. It's secretly configurable (via registry entryL https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/26123-archived-screenshots-in-jpg/?tab=comments#comment-139638)  to use JPG or other format, rather the default of PNG. Compression is not configurable, as far as I know.


  10. 16 hours ago, ChipAHoy said:

    I really have a hard time finding what I want using the Search feature. 

    My results always say so-and-so was found in several notebooks. OK. So, why do I have to click on the ALL NOTEBOOKS link, why can't EN just show me those results? 

    Typically this results from searching in a notebook/stack context that doesn't contain all matches for your search. It's showing you notes from that context, which is nice if you specifically want to search that context. The fact that it offers up suggestions as to other places to find matches is nice as well. If you want to start with All Notes, you have to select it first, or start your search using the F6 shortcut, which selects All Notes, then puts the cursor in the search box.

    17 hours ago, ChipAHoy said:

    I find the "matching" and "words starting with" options confusing. Is there a detailed tutorial or detailed guide I can access on using Search?

    Means exactly what it says: it's matching words starting with "dogs", so "dogs" would matchm, as well as "dogsled", but not "doge". Two references: https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/208313828-How-to-use-Evernote-s-advanced-search-syntax and https://dev.evernote.com/doc/articles/search_grammar.php

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  11. None of this helps @lisec, who already knows an external editor can be used (e.g. MS Paint, Batteries IncludedTM), and wants a simple control in Evernote, or at least one added to the included Evernote image annotater.

    Obviously, there's no way to do batch processing in this use case (i.e., using the Windows client), so not sure why that's relevant here.

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  12. 1 hour ago, gazumped said:

    Hi - this menu was meant to be used under instruction from Evernote's Support team,  which we very definitely are not. We're (or at least I'm) not even sure what some of those options actually do - so playing around is not a good idea. Some of the general 'fix' scans also take a long time,  so don't attempt any repairs unless you can leave the device for an hour or two.  I'd say you need a backup of your Evernote database folder before you start to use any of the options.  Just in case...

    The backup advice is good. But deleting unused tags is a way different operation than repairing a database, I'd guess the former is pretty safe, but backup anyways, because we should be doing that anyways.

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  13. OK, on Windows, I can right-click on an image, and get options to rotate clockwise or counterclockwise on the context menu. On Android, I long-press on the image, I get a menu that has "Annotate.." on it, select that, and I can rotate there as well. Perhaps there's something similar in the Mac/iOS world.

    OK, a web search on "evernote rotate images mac ios" turned up: https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/209005057-How-to-rotate-and-resize-images-inside-a-note

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