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  1. I've never seen anything like that. My guess is that it's some sort of virus checker that is noting (quite rightly) that the binary code of the Evernote.exe file has been changed from some previously scanned version. I'm on Windows 7 32-bit; could that be a Windows 10 thing? Are you using a third-party virus scanner? If so, there may be a way to tell it to allow Evernote.exe to run as an exception to its normal rules.
  2. Hi, eric99. Whether or not you have Beta features enabled should make no difference; the patch will work with that feature either on or off. I'm not familiar with the phrase "side by side configuration error." What exactly is going wrong?
  3. Hi, @Don Dz . When playing around with this solution, just make a backup of Evernote.exe -- that one file -- before trying different colors. Then, rather than reinstalling the whole Evernote program, you can just copy the backup Evernote.exe back into the Evernote program folder. My own version of a batch file to automate that is as follow; you can just put these lines at the beginning of the batch file that modifies the program: C: CD \ CD \Progra~1\Evernote\Evernote REM This command makes a backup copy of Evernote.exe, just in case: copy Evernote.exe Evernote.ok As for trying different colors, just put "hex color picker" into Google, and a large number of easy-to-use online tools will be offered, each of which will give you the appropriate numerical value for the color you choose. As for the two sfk rep lines in the batch file, you're right that only one of them is needed, but WHICH one depends on which version of Evernote for windows you have installed. The first line works with versions before 6.16.2, and the second one works with 6.16.2 and later versions. The unneeded line doesn't do anything, as you've seen, in the versions it's not appropriate for, but having both lines in the batch file lets one file work for all Windows users. All best wishes!
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    Prevision for Dark Mode

    Doubtless true. But it is also true that Evernote has clearly and precisely articulated that the Windows client is lagging behind others in both features AND performance:
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    Oh, pshaw, @DTLow. The cost of user-support forums -- off-loading tech support onto an unpaid volunteer group of users -- is a cost-saver, not an act of generosity/commitment, on the part of any software corporation (and I say this as a former system operator of the volunteer-run user-support CompuServe WordStar forum from back in the late 1980s). I'm glad to volunteer my services when I can help someone, too, but the existence of this forum is hardly a sign of corporate commitment to its users. Now, if Evernote employees routinely popped up with answers and help, instead of one or two guys showing up once in a blue moon, THAT could be taken as a sign; please point to the Evernote employee who surpasses your own post count of 14,619 posts (Evernote-employed forum administrator Shane D has posted 294 times to date). All best wishes.
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    With due repsect, @DTLow, do you have any evidence whatsoever that Evernote cares one whit about the respective upvote tallies of feature requests? Can you point to any trend whatsoever in what's being done by Evernote Corporation having any meaningful correlation with feature requests or the number of upvote clicks they receive? I think a lot of users, certainly including myself, have given up playing games here on the forum; to all appearances, our opinions or votes here are given no particular weight, if they're noted at all, by Evernote Corporation. So boilerplate to tell people to upvote something if they want to see it is worse than useless; it actually deflects meaningful conversation. The fact is that INCLUDE and EXCLUDE are basic, fundamental database-search functions; we shouldn't have to vote to have Evernote be a full-featured product in the space in which it competes. Here are the latest release notes for Evernote for Windows; please demonstrate the correlation between this and upvoting on this forum; if you don't like this set of release notes, pick any set you wish from the last two years, and show the correlation ... if you can: Release Notes for Version 6.16 Fixed: We took care of some of the top sync and crash issues that were getting in your way. We squashed some annoying editing and note title bugs that were buzzing around inside the app. Now you’re 100% able to rename hidden tags from the toolbar. Up from 0%, so that’s quite an increase. We had some attachment issues related to YouTube clips, PDFs, and shared notes. But we got professional help and worked through them. There was a problem with dragging and dropping emails from Microsoft Outlook into a note. Things should be back to normal now though. Switching notes would cause you to lose any edits you’d made to a business card. Since you probably made those changes for a reason, we fixed it. We fixedd teh spel cheker. Updated: We tweaked the note list header to match its look on other platforms. That might not sound like much, but trust us, it was super annoying. Now you can export a note with a missing source image (and all you see is that smug little icon instead) and import it back into your account. We’re still questioning the icon, but it refuses to tell us what it did with your image.
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    Search typed text only (no attachments)

    Unbelievable that we don't have this basic functionality. I'm a novelist and often attach 100,000-word novel manuscripts to emails to my editors or agents, and have those emails saved to Evernote (via BCC: to my Evernote address). When I search, I want to find, for instance, any email that has the word "American" in it without Evernote throwing up many dozens of supposed hits because somewhere in the 100,000-word attachment the word "American" also happens to appear. I mean really, how hard is that to code? (Answer: it's not.)
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    Prevision for Dark Mode

    With due respect to you @dconnet (an Evernote employee), there are a great many Windows programs that support a dark mode. The failure to provide it in Evenote for Windows is 100% the failure of the programmers at Evernote; it has nothing whatsoever to do with Microsoft's failings or those of the Windows operating system or its API (oh, sure, if the operating system gives you tools, use them, but when it doesn't, then find your own solution in your own code). Hell, I'm not a programmer -- just a novelist -- and I managed to give your Windows application a dark background for notes; surely your own staff of professional programmers could finish the job. Please don't obfuscate this point or pass the buck; Evernote Corporation needs to deal with this. If your programmers truly lack the skill, then get new programmers (if a CEO can be replaced, surely any programmer who has thrown up his hands FOR FIVE YEARS NOW saying "I don't know how to do this" can be replaced, too). This is ridiculous.
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    Prevision for Dark Mode

    Giving us dark mode WOULD be giving us feature parity. This is crazy; we've asked for half a decade now for a dark mode; there is NO extant Mac/iOS feature that we've asked for remotely as much as THIS. Come on, Evernote. There have been grumbles over the years about Evernote for Windows being treated like a second-class platform and you announce with fanfare a dark mode AND DON'T EVEN MENTION the Windows version? What kind of message are you trying to send?
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    New Evernote CEO - Ian Small

    Oh, pshaw. We all know that the Feature Requests forum has been utterly ignored in the past (night mode being the most egregious case-in-point). The new CEO asked for our feedback but gave us no way to send it directly to him, as Emmgee pointed out -- but if there's ONE thread that he's likely to read on this entire forum, it's the one ostensibly about him.
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    New Evernote CEO - Ian Small

    Yes, indeed! Markdown support would be fabulous. ( By the way, I'm a paying Evernote user since December 28, 2007, back when it was a Windows local-storage product.)
  12. UPDATED Monday, October 22, 2018: There's been a slight change in the Evernote.com code, which rendered the previous version of this fix unusable. The version in the edited original post (message #1) will now work with newer versions of Evernote (6.16.2 and later), as well as older ones, going back to September 2017).
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    Moving from note to note in Thumbnail View

    Yes, I was very pleased to see that this has been fixed.
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    Evernote death spiral

    Yes, this. Absolutely. 100%.
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    Search Help

    @DTLOW says it constantly when a discussion comes up of deficiencies in the Evernote editor. Go search his posts, @Dave-in-Decatur (aka Mr. "not updating till they get the Windows program working well!," which is a swipe of your own, right there in your signature). You'll find way more than three (although he seems to think a "note" is mostly just a container for a file created by some non-Evernote third-party tool). We can quibble semantics, but how about I challenge you: show me, say, three posts in this forums -- three out of countless thousands -- that say Evernote has the BEST note creation abilities they've ever encountered. There's oodles of room for improvement (headings, anyone?, to name just one thing that any editor should support). Anyway, bowing out. I've got work to do.
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