Can't easily start a query with a keyword, like 'tag:' because the first letter of the search string is automatically capitalized, and 'Tag:' isn't recognized as a keyword. So I type 'ttag: then backup to delete the now capitalized first letter.
Is this behavior actually intended - something to get used to? Is there a better workaround?
I'm not sure I understand this? If I go to the search bar then yes it is capitalised to start with but that is driven by the keyboard. If I put the keyboard into lowercase then it types in lowercase without any kind of auto correction?
Far from it, I don't really use Apple stuff, I just checked on my work phone which is an iPhone SE on iOS 15 using pretty much everything as standard (i.e. standard keyboard and options as I barely use it for anything more than calls).
The app itself is the same whether iPad or iPhone.
I am embarrassed to report that Auto-Capitalization is a preference setting in IOS. Duh. With auto-capitalization off, my problem goes away. Naturally, I wish this could be set per application, so that I could have it on for Mail and off for Joplin. But users are like that.