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Old 04-24-2010, 06:31 AM   #1
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Change in Search Features?

Is it my imagination or did the search GUI lose some functionality? I seem to remember that when I clicked on the "Browse Books By Tags" button that it allowed me to construct complex searches by clicking on different tags, formats, etc. For instance, I could click once on unread under tags to get a plus and then click twice on .fb2 under formats. The books displayed would all have the unread tag and be in a format other than .fb2. I seem to recall it being a handy way to construct complex searches without worrying about syntax.

Now, clicking on anything removes what is currently in the search bar and replaces it with what was just clicked. I realize that I can construct my own complex searches by putting, say, search:"tag:=Unread and not format:=FB2" in the search bar. Thanks to Starson, I can even save this search for future use. But is there any chance that the search feature could go back to the way I think I remember it?
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Is it my imagination or did the search GUI lose some functionality? I seem to remember that when I clicked on the "Browse Books By Tags" button that it allowed me to construct complex searches by clicking on different tags, formats, etc. For instance, I could click once on unread under tags to get a plus and then click twice on .fb2 under formats. The books displayed would all have the unread tag and be in a format other than .fb2. I seem to recall it being a handy way to construct complex searches without worrying about syntax.

Now, clicking on anything removes what is currently in the search bar and replaces it with what was just clicked. I realize that I can construct my own complex searches by putting, say, search:"tag:=Unread and not format:=FB2" in the search bar. Thanks to Starson, I can even save this search for future use. But is there any chance that the search feature could go back to the way I think I remember it?
Just hold down the control key when selecting tags. I agree with you that it would be more intuitive if it defaulted to this mode.
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Thank you. It didn't occur to me to try it with anything held down.
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Thanks to Starson, I can even save this search for future use.
I'd love to take credit, but that one's not mine. The credit for saved search goes to Chaley.
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Old 04-24-2010, 01:34 PM   #5
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Just hold down the control key when selecting tags. I agree with you that it would be more intuitive if it defaulted to this mode.
I also agree with you, which is why it was that way originally. But apparently a lot of people get confused when clicking on a second entry causes the list of books to go blank (I kept getting tickets about it, so on the principle of causing me the least pain, I changed it).

This way I only hear from advanced users, who are a much smaller group
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I also agree with you, which is why it was that way originally. But apparently a lot of people get confused when clicking on a second entry causes the list of books to go blank (I kept getting tickets about it, so on the principle of causing me the least pain, I changed it).

This way I only hear from advanced users, who are a much smaller group
I'm glad to see I'm not crazy. I too went through trying to figure out why every time I selected a second tag the first disappeared. I could have sworn it was the other way around. I was just about to drop a post or ticket advising that I thought it was broke when I decided to (like I wish everyone would) read the manual.

So on the principle of causing you the least pain, I think you made the right call.
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