Wait before search with date parameter

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luciarakan
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Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:00 am

Wait before search with date parameter

Post by luciarakan » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:02 am

I like Everything to -instantly- find what I am looking for, i.e. the incremental search.

Sometimes it may happen that I wish to use the 'DC' (date change) parameter.

Everything starts search instantly and it ends up in an endless search -before- I finished entering the parameters.

Example: I have made a bookmark of a date search
* dc:01/08/2014-31/08/2014

I would like to select this bookmark and then enter text-string, edit the dates and -THEN- hit enter to have Everything
search within these parameters. Regretfully I donot have the chance to do so, as Everything starts instantly and I cannot
update these parameters.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

void
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Joined: Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:31 pm

Re: Wait before search with date parameter

Post by void » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:01 am

Some suggestions:
Please try enabling date created indexing:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
    Click the Indexes tab on the left.
  • Check Index Date Created.
  • Click OK.
This will make searching with dc: instant. However, it will require a quick, once off reindex of all your volumes.

Another suggestion: Disable search as your type and use filters instead of bookmarks:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
    Click the UI tab on the left.
  • Uncheck Search as you type.
  • Click OK.
  • From the Search menu, click Add to filters....
  • Change the name to: Created in August 2014
  • Change the search to: dc:01/08/2014-31/08/2014
  • Click OK.
  • Select this filter from the Search menu, Filter bar (View -> Filters) or right clicking the status bar.
  • Type in your search.
  • Press ENTER to execute the search.

therube
Posts: 1984
Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:48 pm

Re: Wait before search with date parameter

Post by therube » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:50 pm

You could leave the colon out until you've finished typing your search string, then add it back in;

Code: Select all

dc01/08/2014-31/08/2014
->
dc:01/08/2014-31/08/2014
Or copy (from elsewhere) & paste the full string in to the search field.

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