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Schooner

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  1. I don't oppose the "concept" - though I confess to having philosophical doubts (is it really a great thing that I can find McDonalds in Mumbai or that a BMW interior is indistinguishable from that of a Hyundai? A culture that values both global harmonization and diversity is suffering from cognitive dissonance). I suppose my own bias would be an iterative process of (1) continuous evolution of the windows app (2) let the webGUI catch up for the remaining 10%, in both cases with a focus on the paying customer (end-user, to the exclusion of competing "customers" - we've suffered through some weird EN adventures over the years when they were obviously concerned only with user count). My fear for EN over 12 years has been that it devolves to a cute universal scrapbook - which is clearly one of the potential outcomes as the game evolves (when we started, simply syncing files across machines was a PITA; so was coalescing textual commentary with filetypes; there are numerous alternatives at-the-ready now. EN has to do something uniquely well to survive). What I do unequivocally condemn is: under the guise of harmonizing the platform, going commercial with the lowest common denominator. /Schooner
  2. Hope so. My gut feel is that EN is moving inexorably towards a lighter/prettier concept where aesthetics drown functionality. Maybe there's more $ in an airy approach than there is in catering to the data-dense professional user who sees EN as the core dashboard, library, and data portal of his existence. The whole experience reminded me (a Mac-tolerant Windows diehard) of trying to help my kids when their schools inflicted Chromebooks upon them - now I know what one feels like the morning after having a stroke! /Schooner
  3. Latest "forced" update (popup seemed to present no option) is quite a slap in the face. Not a whisper about the downgrades (lost features, functions & control). Have never felt so betrayed by a trusted tool before. Thank God a reinstall of legacy version will buy some time to find an alternative - realistically, looking at the new interface suggests little interest in recovering prior functionality. I don't have time to "learn to love it" - abandoned on discovering the most up-front disasters, including: - lost ability to drag-n-drop attachments out of EN (e.g. to Outlook) - no option to default-display PDFs as attachments - no customizable menu bar, "All Notes" buried in side panel - shortcuts & searches redirect focus to target note, obscuring top-panel list display - automatic firstline=title behavior gone - no access to create/update dates/times - templates retain original create date, no facility to re-date daily log template - no auto-upload folders I had to contrive half a dozen workarounds within minutes of install - inefficient, irritating beyond belief. /Schooner
  4. Wow. Well, at least that confirms it. I've relied on EN for 12 years now, but this update is beyond the pale.
  5. Can't for the life of me find the switch, if it still exists. Bloated PDF images everywhere.
  6. Just installed (forced) EN-Win 10.8.5 No attachment drag-n-drop to emails? Major dysfunction, huge botch to my workflow & EN utility
  7. @DTLow (yes we're off-topic, but - interesting). Not bad, I use "pseudotags" in similar fashion EN & Wunderlist though I've abandoned any attempt at standardized titles (annoying when clipping to EN). The limitation is that only "note-worthy" staff activities are thus captured. Inescapably, the fundamental record in EN is the "note". My "Fantasy EN" would offer line-by-line tagged entries in a journal (daylog) note which could be isolated & rolled up into a project record by simply searching for the tag. One record might be a full note (O'Donnel's report of 2019.12.16), another might be little more than an incidental annotation ("called McCluskey, voxmail says on vacation till 2019.12.31"). /Schooner
  8. @bradsayers: daily shortcut updates arise from my "daylog" habit. I always wanted EN to function as what I call a Police Force Database... I want to know "what's the history/status of the Orient Express case" (here EN excels) but also "What was Sgt. O'Donnel doing at 1230 Hrs on 22 Nov 1963" (here EN frustrates). So daylog, poor-man's approximation. @Gazumped: Tried support, not much help. Described behavior exactingly, sent logs, they're - well, "gazumped". Uninstalled/reinstalled EN completely, same behavior. One of my apparently-identical machines has an additional EN glitch: hangs temporarily when switching between sync'd notebooks. Likewise not cured by reinstall. I'm at the point of suspecting an i/o issue on my SSD (yes both machines' SSDs are identically provisioned).
  9. 2 identical PCs - shortcuts not syncing in either direction. Notes syncing fine. "Sync shortcuts" selected on both PCs. (I alter shortcuts daily). Anyone else notice it? Both PCs using Win10 64 bit, EN-Win 6.21.2.8716 (308716) Public (CE Build ce-62.5.9981)
  10. I see your point(s) - mine is simply that linking is wholly unreliable in a merge-tolerant EN. (Of course mere text/attachment updates don't have the same effect). The fact remains: the elephant goes amnesiac upon merge if user exploits the internal link function. Strikes me as a design flaw that even the "parent" note-id in a CTRL-select-merge expires. /Schooner
  11. Annoying: Internal links are destroyed by appending to target via merge. Undermines value of internal linking & TOCs. /Schooner
  12. Gazumped - ever seen that weird "chevron" header (pictured above) with a URL replace the usual [notebook][add tag] headers? Under any circumstances? Seems to associate to Google Translate paste; under circumstances where I might well have RU or UA keyboard selected. /Schooner
  13. WIN-EN 6.14.5.7671, Windows 10, 64 bit. Lately having weird results when copy/paste from Google Translate. Typically Firefox, Google Translate, enter RU text, select/copy EN result, get irrecoverably lost note headers??? Missing "Notebook" indicator and Add-tag option.Samples attached. Also noted with UA and Latin text translations. All such instances involve Google Translate - though error is not consistently reproducible. /Schooner
  14. Green progress-bar sweep over EN tray icon, persists for days. Anyone know precisely what it means? Sample attached. Win10 / EN 6.13.14.7474 /Schooner
  15. Used to routinely drop PDFs from Scansnap Organizer to EN notes. Now seems to choke EN & fail: EN locks up for a bit, file never appears. Still works via create-note drag & drop to note list, simply fails when inserting/appending a PDF to an existing note by dragging/dropping from ScanSnap. No trouble doing likewise via Windows Explorer instead of ScanSnap Organizer. Anyone know what's going on? Environment: Win10 64bit EN 6.11.2.7027 SSO v. 5.6L40 /Schooner
  16. I've noticed that encryption is more restrictive than prior - strictly text-only. No bullets, numbering, checkboxes tolerated. Old notes containing encrypted checkboxes are no longer functional though a static image of former status remains. Hutton's "grayed out" ENC option likely reflects impermissible content in selected "text".
  17. HALLELUJAH! That did the trick. Thanks csihilling - /Schooner
  18. Yes: some aspect of search "continues to update for some period" after hitting return (having set search delay to 0 ms). The "period" is short - a second or two. But I am fast. In that second or two I'm pursuing results, mis-clicking as target note jumps around to escape selection. I'm not sure search results are trickling in - it may be the ascription of notes to various notebooks and contexts that's delaying things: e.g. search "insurance" generates list plus annoying byline: "Found notes with insurance, insurance renewal, insurance referrals, and insurance company in several notebooks". That response is what's botching things. The only way to positively defeat the damned thing (which is wholly useless to me) is to specify parameters: e.g. search "intitle:insurance". No "found..." babble results, just the qualified list, exactly what I want, instantaneously. /Schooner
  19. No - OnDemandSync is off. Instant sync is on. Surprised to see no other complaints over this behavior. Up-to-date EN.WIN 6.5.4.4720. EN database in default location on main/SSD drive, new/fast PC. 11 notebooks / 24000 notes / 13GB EXB file. EN-BIZ is also linked, not in present use. The issue is the appearance - and adjustment over ensuing seconds - of the "found notes with..." line which inserts & updates causing jitter of list-view note titles below, frustrating accurate selection by mouseclick. /Schooner
  20. Thanks, helps esp. "0" setting. I still find the insertion of the "found notes with..." line distracting - more precisely, the fact that it's insertion shifts the resulting list down interferes with immediate selection from the note list. I have ~25K notes, I suppose the delayed jitter is immaterial for those with average dbase size. /Schooner
  21. I notice of late an irritating behavior during search: search results summary ("found notes with....") seems to update over time causing the list view below to jitter, frustrating selection of a result by mouseclick. Can it be turned off? /Schooner
  22. Switching back to SSD location + update to 5.9.x resolved slow/stall/crash issues. Momentary lag after long idle period remains - no big deal. /Schooner
  23. Thanks @sihilling My entire EN directory incl DB 10.5GB, for some reason I had imagined it much larger. Back it goes, repatriating it to C: SSD Will report back... /Schooner
  24. Two substantially identical Win machines (also sync with iOS & OSX devices but most "work" done on Win7). Principal machine: EN 5.8.13.8152 Win7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 Moved EN dbase from C: (SSD) to D: (HDD), bad idea, needed the space. RAM 32GB Dual-channel DDR3 @ 802 MHZ Constant crashes (freezes) over past year (>1/day) Crashes vaguely associated with long idle periods and attempting to save updated MSExcel attachments. Very slow initial response on morning "wake". Guesses: >20,000 EN notes SSD>HDD move (MSOutlook needed bloat room) Always had trouble with MSExcel attachments in EN (versioning, mysterious disappearance, crash-on-save). Have started occasionally working on iPad, possible cross-platform sync sneeze? Have EN Business acct essentially unused, terrified of inflicting buggy performance on workflow. It pops up with Welcome screens each morning for some reason, associated to EN morning-coma. Reinstalls don't resolve crashes/stalls/hangs. ReInst is the Rx for all problems per EN tech support so have done it multiple times. Couldn't care less about cost - if SSD or even new machines resolve the issue, done. No time to waste doing so for experimental purposes. /Schooner
  25. Apparently updated?? Win7 / EN 5.8.13.8152 responds to CTRL-Left/Right arrow to change slides /Schooner
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