Search as in notepad?

OS: Windows 11 (22000.282)
Joplin: Joplin 2.5.10 (dev, win32), Revision: b80242d

Hi! I am trying to make the search in all notes behave as a plain text editor (such as notepad), but I can not figure out how to do so. The problem is that I can not search a partial word, for example, search "prov" and let "provoke" appear in result. In another example, search for "SQL" don't show "MySQL".

I understand that search for full word helps improve precision, but I am just working on some chemical related project and search with partial of the word is a necessity for me. Is it possible to change some settings to achieve this? Currently I think the only way for me to do so is just to export all my notes into a markdown folder and use something like VSCode to search in it.


OK I just figured out a workaround. It seems I can use wildcard to search, so just do *keyword* can make the notes containing my keyword to be displayed in the result list. However if I want to locate the precise location of my keyword in the specified note I have to do another in note search.

The whole thing seems pretty strange frankly...

The previous solution is incorrect. The correct way to do so is to prefix your query with /, which will force the search implementation to skip the index and fallback to basic text search. Depend on your needs, you may use quotes to achieve true precise search.

See GitHub - laurent22/joplin: Joplin - an open source note taking and to-do application with synchronization capabilities for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS. Forum: for more info about searching in Joplin. Closing this issue for now.

If you want, you can use the vscode plugin, which is much better for searching a single document

Thanks! I just tried, but the search selection window is kind of limited... I can not examine one note after the other from the list of search results...

This is a limitation of vscode api, but for batch replacement of note content, I plan to use joplin-batch-web Add a web page to achieve this function

This topic was automatically closed 30 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.