The search field

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Using a Win 10 PC (sorry) with the latest updates:
Edition Windows 10 Pro
Version 21H2
Installed on ‎10/‎12/‎2020
OS build 19044.2728
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.4190.0

I have not yet bothered to transition to my new Win 11 PC - procrastination...

When I do a search for some topic, in this case "quotes" the search field does not produce any results. But if I remember a name used in the body of the text - boom!- the page shows up. Am I missing something in how to search? Does the search field ignore tags?

@Oaklandr welcome to the forum.

You would search tag:quotes.

Searching syntax is explained here.

thanks for the speedy reply and help. I'll also read up the Searching Syntax link. BTW, can't there be a universal check programmed in at the app level so non-expert users of this excellent app can use it without learning the search syntax?

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What do you mean by "universal check"? You can use goto anything if you want have a more general search - notebooks, tags etc.

Sorry, what I meant was to use a search term, word without deciding if it was in a tag or in the body of the text. That can't be difficult to program, right?

While the current model may be more efficient and logical, it imposes a learning curve on the casual/minimal user.


Well this is where goto anything comes in more, you don't have to remember special terms - only # for tags and @ for notebooks.

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