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Leigh Riffel

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  1. You misunderstand. When you upgrade an existing installation, the old version is uninstalled (I'm not talking about an explicit uninstall by the user). That is the phase during which the shortcut is cleaned up. That's how msiexec works. The programs you mention may very well be scheduling the removal after the install. Or they may be doing "bad" things. Unless we can figure out how to safely to an upgrade where we first install and then uninstall, this behavior will not change. We have no plans to reverse engineer how MS stores the shortcuts (yes, I know where they live) and perform undocumented/unsupported actions that are sure to cause issues in future versions of Windows. I don't think htjunkie misunderstands at all. It seems you are saying that it is the MS installers fault that it works this way and Evernote doesn't care enough about this problem to resolve it. That is a valid answer, just not the one we were hoping for. Apparently there are quite a few other companies that went the extra mile to honor the user's system despite the bug in the MS installer.
  2. Thank you jefito for bringing to light my mis-understanding of how the results are displayed. Perhaps it is the Google effect, but I was under the false impression that the results were ordered by relevance and that the sort criteria only came into play when a column was clicked on. Obviously I was mistaken. So yes, as JMicheal said it appears that what I am asking for is that search results be ordered by relevance. Since such a thing does not exist, that easily explains why notes with the search words in the title are not at the top of the list (unless they are there because they sorted there using the existing sort criteria). jbenson2, if the word number of each word were stored when the note was saved, ordering by the sum of the average position of each search term should be very quick. If not it could at least sum the first of each term for each note. If even that takes too long it could simply move notes with the search terms in the title to the top of the list. In my example I didn't search for "Change Password" in quotes because I didn't know the order of the terms in the saved note.
  3. I suggest that the Evernote search algorithm be tweaked in three ways. Weight notes higher if the title of the note contains all the search terms so that notes whose titles do not contain any of the search terms do not come first. Discount the weight of words based on the length of the note so that longer notes do not dominate search results. Weight a document that contains the search terms in close proximity higher so that documents using the terms but having them scattered do not superceed the more likely candidates. These suggestions are based on my day to day use of Evernote, but here is a specific example. When I search for "Change Password" (without quotes) in Evernote, here are some of the results in order. 1. A 833 page PDF that does not contain "Change Password", but contains "Change" 338x and password 55x. 2. A 116 line, 8005 character note that does not contain "Change Password", but contains "Change" 7x and "Password" 3x. 3. A 56 line, 1919 character note that does not contain "Change Password", but contains "Change" 2x and "Password" 1x. 4. A 1334 line, 126,619 character note that does not contain "Change Password", but contains "Change" 16x and "Password" 7x. 5. A 1651 line, 100,080 character note that does not contain "Change Password", but contains "Change" 14x and "Password" 31x. 6. A 1616 line, 95,046 character note that does not contain "Change Password", but contains "Change" 18x and "Password" 13x. 7. A 9 line 445 character note titled "Change Password" and contains "Change" 5x and "Password" 4x. ... 23. A 15 line, 564 character note titled "Change Database Computer Password" and containing "Change" 7x and "Password" 6x. In my mind #7 and #23 should both come before 2-6. They are the only ones with both search terms in the title and although they are short they mention the search terms more frequently based on the length of the documents. Their search term proximity is also very high compared to the other documents.
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