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jshanker

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  1. Just to clarify, you're only talking about the MacOS client, correct? I've pasted it into multiple programs in Windows (Word, Notepad, etc) and it pastes fine, it's only Evernote Windows that won't take it.
  2. @gazumped Thanks for the reply. It's not that I want the ability to paste random characters into notes :-) but rather that this character was included in a Facebook comment that I was attempting to save into a note. Here's a screenshot of where it occurred, after the characters "younger." I can select up to the period and copy/paste fine. I can select starting at https and copy/paste fine. But if my selection spans that line, I can copy but not paste into Evernote. I can paste into Notepad, or Word, but then if I copy/paste it still won't make it into Evernote. I mentioned it here bec
  3. I'd been experiencing a strange problem -- I was trying to copy a large block of simple text from notepad into Evernote (original source was a series of comments online). For some reason it just wouldn't paste. Tried a new note, closing/reopening Evernote, no luck. The overall size of the text was a few hundred kilobytes so it wasn't a size limit issue. I started copying it in smaller segments and eventually narrowed it down to a single character that was stopping it. Not even a visible character. I copied the text into pastebin in a note here: https://pastebin.com/yEXSYcNQ the line
  4. I hate to once again sound like the ungrateful curmudgeon, but a quick scan of this 7 month old thread with dozens of users experiencing this debilitating bug and the first participation by an Evernote employee is after the problem is solved? I assumed that nobody from Evernote read these forums. It's even more annoying to know that they do and still nobody addressed this. Again, I'm glad the problem is solved but I'm an IT consultant who's spent years recommending this product to hundreds of my clients and all my positive experience was completely undone by the failure to address this g
  5. I've not rebooted since installing but I'd try a full uninstall, reboot and reinstall. Sounds like something that EN loads got messed up and it's throwing the error each time it loads the first time.
  6. You're a lot nicer than me. Making software that I pay for finally functional after a year-long debilitating bug doesn't get a "thank you". ? But I'm glad it finally works.
  7. As someone who's experienced this issue with 100% repeatability for many many months I can also confirm that the current build 307671 is currently free of this issue for me. I can F6 search, click on a resulting note and begin typing with no need to either F6 again to clear the search box, click "X" to clear the search box, press ctrl repeatedly, etc. I'll post back here if it returns but for now I'd encourage anyone experiencing this issue to try the update, especially if you've had to downgrade to an older version to avoid it. -Jason
  8. Has anyone else tried the beta and found it resolved their forgetful focus issue?
  9. Thanks for the heads-up. Very exciting news if it turns out to be the case. Curious, did they mention it in the release notes or is it just under the category of "general bug fixes"?
  10. Once I saw Ralph77's very helpful step by step to repeat the problem it was much easier to recognize when it was happening. For me the use case that triggers the bug is: F6 (global search) > type a search term > click on the note (or click IN it if it's already selected b/c it's the first result) > try to type but lose focus > click on the note again > finally can edit Once I was able to identify that, the workaround I came up with (similar to Smacs I think) is that I click once on the note in the results list (even if it's the only result) and then press F6 again to
  11. Thanks for this explanation. It's helped me to confirm that this is a problem on all my Windows installations -- it was unclear to me before whether it was only happening on some devices and not others but now I've installed a clean Evernote on a clean Windows 7 machine and reproduced the bug using these steps. Is there anyone using a current version of Evernote on any Windows device who goes through the steps above and does NOT experience the bug? I am annoyed at how long this bug has been going on but I'm far more annoyed now to realize that it's 100% reproducible -- no excuse for not w
  12. On further analysis I've determined that I was experiencing two issues with the same symptoms. This Windows Error Reporting issue was happening on both machines (possibly due to some software or file that runs on both machines) and the Evernote Forgetful Focus bug was happening on one machine (my desktop). Disabling Windows Error Reporting therefore solved the problem on my laptop and appeared to solve the problem on my desktop because what was happening every few seconds now only happens every couple of minutes, but indeed it does still happen. I'm going to leave my earlier ent
  13. Hoping some others can try this out and confirm the very limited data I have thus far. For those who have this forgetful focus problem pretty frequently and are on Windows, run SERVICES MANAGER (press Windows and R, then type services.msc and then ENTER) and scroll down to Windows Error Reporting Service. Right click and select PROPERTIES then under Startup Type change it from Manual (I believe that's the default) to DISABLED then APPLY. Obviously if you're not comfortable and familiar with what I'm describing hold off a bit. If it works for a few other people I'll go into some more
  14. I totally agree and my post was unclear. I never would have used Evernote in the first place if the data were not exportable. That means what I've put into my EN database is always accessible to me in a universal format but it doesn't solve the problem of getting them into another tool (I'd prefer whatever I use next to not only have my notes from today going forward but for the last 10 years as well). Also, the fact that the database can and does work offline means that my regular backup routine, which includes the Evernote folder, and my saving of various installers going back years mea
  15. I've always felt like I'd invested so much time in Evernote and had so many notes in it that I was going to be using it forever. That is, as much as people tell me how much they love Google Keep I've never even looked at it because I felt like it couldn't be enough of an improvement to merit the headache of converting over from Evernote. Today I downloaded Google Keep for the first time. I'm not sure how many people are affected but there are multiple threads on it (for example) and a whole lot of "Me Too"s. I need to start working on an exit strategy since it doesn't appear Ev
  16. This has been happening for me as well for months. Currently on 6.11.2.7027 Windows. I'm invested enough it Evernote that it will take awhile for annoyances and ignored bugs like this to get me to switch, but I'm an IT consultant who in past years has helped hundreds of clients learn about Evernote and half of those purchase premium accounts. Now, I no longer even tell people about it. It's too embarrassing to have to explain why I use, much less recommend, software that pays so little attention to it's bugs.
  17. Not sure how long this has been in the program. I'm using 6.7.5.5825 and just noticed it for the first time today. After years of hoping and asking it looks like we can now navigate around a table without having to go row by row. Are there other improvements in the table functionality I've yet to discover? This is a huge one and much appreciated. Thanks!
  18. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad this annoyance is finally being fixed, but SIX YEARS from when the problem was first identified and THREE AND A HALF YEARS since spg SCOTT explained precisely what was going on and how EN could fix it . . . Think of all the millions of customer annoyances that have transpired in those six years that could have been avoided with what I suspect is a couple of lines of code. I can sort of understand the 2011-2014 period because diagnosing the root cause of problems is hard, but spg SCOTT did that part for EN. Changing the code to NOT save something to the regist
  19. May 2017 and it's still not fixed but thanks to spg SCOTT for the workaround which solved it on my end. As much as I love Evernote, I feel like where bugs are concerned workarounds are often as good as it gets. I've had a lot more problems fixed by enterprising users finding a workaround than by EN developers coding a fix. :-)
  20. Thanks for the confirmation gazumped. I realized another reason it's disconcerting is that I start most of my note entries with CTRL SEMICOLON to insert the date. It happens that that is NOT enough to trigger the scroll. So when you're at the bottom of a note you can hit return twice, CTRL SEMICOLON and return twice again and see nothing from any of it. Very strange.
  21. This is something I use all the time and only recently had trouble with. I'm having the same trouble across multiple Windows devices so I believe it's something in the latest version of EN Windows Desktop. I'm on Windows 7, multiple desktop and laptop computers. EN ver 6.4.2.3788. Create a new note or open an existing note. Fill the note with enough lines of text to fill the window so it requires a vertical scroll bar. Go to the end of the note. Now hit return a couple of times. You'll see the scroll bar shrink indicating that the number of lines has increased, but you will no longer
  22. One side effect I'm noticing of the move away from a gray border around the note space to being white on white is that there's no longer any indication of where I can click to put my cursor into a note. In v5 I could see the white space of the note between the last word of the note and the gray space outside. Clicking anywhere in that white put my cursor at the end of the note and I could begin writing. In v6 I have to click very close to the end of the existing note content (like within 1 row) in order to insert the cursor, otherwise I'm clicking in what used to be the gray space an
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